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The 2018 Edition of TrendSuite Institutional has officially been released and is now available for download and purchase. The latest version introduces an improved, all-new Trend Breakout mode, based on multiple dimensions of technical analysis, including price action, momentum, and statistics.


Above: TrendSuite Institutional 2018 on GBP/AUD 15-minute chart with Trend Breakout III mode active.


TrendSuite's Trend Breakout III

Originally introduced in the 2015 Edition of TrendSuite (under the name Breakout Chaser), expanded in the 2016 + 2017 Editions (renamed to Trend Breakout I and II), and significantly improved in the 2018 Edition (Trend Breakout III), this mode is based on a special, discreet algorithm specifically developed to detect and follow trend formation and eventual breakout. Trend Breakout III improves on previous iterations of the algorithm by adding more dimensions of technical analysis such as momentum weighing, which improves the quality of signals by better differentiating between trend and short term momentum.

Trend Breakout is used by many of our TrendSuite clients, mainly for its simplicity (single parameter that turns it on or off) and ability to ride hundreds of points worth of underlying trend. In addition to the aforementioned momentum weighing, Trend Breakout III features improved signal filtering, ensuring low lag analysis of emerging price action, which translates to earlier exits (on trend reversals) and fewer fake breakouts. You'll still get some false breakouts during unexpected events such as major news announcements (random price behavior), and possibly more frequent signals during quiet market times but these are less frequent now with less profit erosion. The strategy with Trend Breakout has always been to leverage large, trend-following moves spanning hundreds of pips against many small loss or break even signals, aiming for overall, long-term profitability.

Important: make sure you have at least 5000 historical bars loaded on your charts before using Trend Breakout - the algorithm needs enough statistical data to make a more accurate projection.

Trend Breakout III works best with volatile pairs, such as EUR/JPY, GBP/AUD, GBP/USD, EUR/AUD, GBP/JPY and fixed price charts (like Renko). M5 or higher time frames are recommended for their tendency to trend, though if pair is volatile enough M1 will perform well too. If chart is showing a large number of signals, reduce them by applying the built-in Volume Filter (works with Standard and Trend Breakout modes).

In terms of order management, loose trailing stops are recommended to protect your positions from profit erosion. Alternatively, use a scalping algorithm, like MarketScalper, for exit signals, to close your positions at first signs of momentum erosion or trend weakness.


TrendSuite 2018's Performance

The following screenshots showcase TrendSuite 2018's new Trend Breakout III trading mode. Recall that our objective is capturing the big moves while cutting losses (realized and potential) to their minimum. Signals and alerts are in sync - in other words, alerts were issued exactly at the same bar where arrow is drawn. Our software never repaints.

Pound/Aussie (GBPAUD) 1-minute

Pound/Yen (GBPJPY) 30-minute

Dollar/Loonie (USDCAD) 30-minute

Euro/Dollar (EURUSD) 5-minute, close-up showing precise location of signals and individual bars

Euro/Yen (EURJPY) 4-hour, Volume Filtering set to 1 (light)

Pound/Dollar (GBPUSD) 1-minute

Pound/Dollar (GBPUSD) 4-hour, close-up showing precise location of signals and individual bars


TrendSuite Expert Adviser (EA)

Trend Breakout III is fully compatible with TrendSuite's Expert Adviser (EA) add-on (also updated to the 2018 specifications) - intended for trade automation, optimization, and parameter testing. More information on purchasing the EA is outlined below. Stop-Loss, Take-Profit, and Trailing Stop should be used to lock-in profit (usually prior to retracement) and minimize losses. Alternatively, you can use signals from a scalping or momentum exhaustion-based indicator, like MarketScalper, to exit positions opened by Trend Breakout as trend strength begins to weaken. All customers who own licenses to, both, MarketScalper and TrendSuite, automatically receive a special edition EA that integrates both indicators, allowing you to enter with first and exit with second. If you qualify for this EA but have not received it, let us know - we'll fix it.


Getting the new version

Existing Clients

  • TrendSuite Institutional 2018 Edition is a free upgrade to all existing license holders.
Download 2018 Edition

New Customers

  • Please visit our store if you are interested in purchasing TrendSuite Institutional.
Purchase TrendSuite

More on Expert Adviser

TrendSuite Expert Adviser (EA) is an optional add-on (+$300) for those wishing to auto-trade, auto-optimize, and back-test (via Strategy Tester) TrendSuite signals. The EA is available for sale to new clients via store. Existing TrendSuite indicator clients wishing to purchase the EA should contact us to get the discounted invoice.


Marko Nikolic
President and Chief Developer
June 9, 2018, Toronto, Canada

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