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Tactical Trend Trading: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Markets by Robert Robbins

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Introduction

It was April of 1994, and the market was in a correction. The S&P 500 was in a waterfall decline that had carried it down 10% from its first-quarter peak. Under the surface, the action was far worse. Small-cap stocks were being obliterated, with bids falling away and 20-30% drops common across a broad spectrum of industries. I was working in the research department of a large brokerage firm, and, as I walked out of my office and turned into the hallway, the sight of half a dozen fundamental analysts huddled around the quote machine with a palpable look of anxiety splayed upon their faces will be forever etched in my mind.

I joined the group in watching the blinking red lights signaling the slaughter as clearly as cannon smoke did ...

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