"Holy Rats in a Trap Batman..."
Quick video today showing some of the dandy setups, entries and exits and what I saw in the charts while trading. It was a great example of both Bull Traps and Bear Traps while trading the Emini S&P with the EminiEdge Indicators. Following our trading plan and the defined trading strategy allowed us to make some profits on both the long and the short side by trading with the trend and a reversal later on. The multiple time frame setups helped determine which direction to trade as well as the entry areas by identifying where the professionals and amateurs are showing up as well as the buy/sell exhaustion at the bid/ask. The setups for entry do vary a bit depending on your trading strategy, trading plan and your risk tolerance but today was one of those days that had something for everyone. Yesterday was one of those trend-less days when the choppy action ruled, but the indicators do a pretty good job at picking the peaks off and netting us some profits overall... Hitting the resistance levels for shorts and support levels for longs is always a statistically better bet than trading those darn breakouts but emotionally it seems like the breakout is going to the moon. They rarely do however, but the market does a good job at trying to trick us... but we know better than to fall for that, right?!
Buenos Dias Traders!
What a dandy trade day today. Wandering uptrend with only 15 points of range this morning (are the 100 pointers gone?). This offers a great opportunity to showcase how the multiple time frame (MTF) setups work and what they look like. The first few entries were solely looking at the lowest time frame while trading in the middle time frame, but if you look at the real time trade included here you'll notice a bonus, the longest time frame (4K) has a dandy support that is holding right at the reversal for the morning, yet another reason the uptrend appeared and stayed in place. Love it when a plan comes together! All time frames showing support, the professionals jumping in on the swings down right where the bid/ask volume is exhausting... nice.
Anyway, picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures so I'll stop typing and let you get to the meat of it. As always, a subscribe, like or re-share let's me know there's something useful for you and I appreciate that!
Interesting trading during the holiday week of New Years, and volatility, WOW! +100, +101, whatever it takes, right? (Call out to anyone who can tell me where this remote reference is from :). Anyhow, had a couple of dandy setups early on Friday and called it a day. Also, wanted to share a professional trick that I learned from a mentor years ago that is really handy that helps identify where and when to enter on a pullback or bounce. Hopefully it's helpful to you, really did wonders for me years ago, kinda helped frame up the price action, and uncorrelated to boot.
Lastly, trying a little different video structure this year. If all goes well should offer some improved quality for your viewing. Any issues with it please let me know. If this information is useful to you I'd appreciate a "subscribe", "like" and a "share" here... (below the video). Cheap at any price!
Thought I'd do a quick video to talk about a new update to the configuration of the MTF-EEdgeTrend indicators (the "base" indicators are unaffected), giving a proverbial "heads-up" when a trend line S/R is about to print from higher or lower time frames (the "Home" time frame already does this). This is another edge we can take advantage of and remove a little stress while waiting for an entry... always a good thing. Every little edge helps! Other than that, a bit of a choppy week, fewer trades than normal but that's okay if our strategy keeps us out of the chop. Used to be one of my biggest issues, over trading and getting whipsawed in small range days which the EEdge indicators have all but eliminated for me, and I hope you too.
Anyway, looking forward to a great, volatile week!
Ni Hau Traders!
Hope your trading is going well. Awesome break of resistance into an initial uptrend as we forecast. I love it when a plan comes together! Review of a few different charts in this video including the ES, Bonds and Gold along with some multiple time frame setups. It was rollover week so had a little less interest on some of the days later in the week and decided to step aside on Friday, as apparently many did. Wednesday and Thursday had some interesting setups that showcase the EEdge indicators all too well. As the title of this post suggests I discuss selling low and buying high, or vice versa depending on who is trading where. Both are happening, buying and selling at the high and buying and selling at the low and I had a couple of rants about this very subject. I guess the moral of the story is to keep your emotions in check while trading, and if you can’t don’t call me, I’ll call you… Didn't your mother ever tell you "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? Always listen to your mother.
Holy Hell, what a week! If you wanted to know what it felt like when the coyote strapped an ACME rocket to his back in his relentless pursuit of the roadrunner, this week of trading would be it. Ranges the biggest in history, every news outlet has their own reason for it but really not having a clue. Regardless, we as traders don't care, just trade the crap out of it! Be careful if you're not confident or trying to fine-tune your trading strategy, this isn't the week to do it. Standing aside is a completely valid strategy, see rule #8.
Have to say this week gave me a bit more anxiety than normal but exhilaration came with it. Had some great stretch targets but also had some stop hits... and in a hurry... Whew.
I walk through a few setups, entries and exits in the video and overall reflect on the week in review. The first minute of the video is how it felt while trading this week... WooooOOOOooooo.... Ahhhhhh... Whew... repeat. If you don't want that excitement, start at index 1:00 min. But, if you can put yourself in their mental state, you'll get what I mean. If you don't hurl it makes you a little stronger for the next time.
Hope you had a great week of trading as well...
Guten Tag Traders,
Been optimizing the setup criteria for the strong trend following setup, both long and short over the last couple of months. Today happened to get both the uptrend entry and downtrend entry in the same day which is unusual but nice opportunity to explain what these setups look like.
Interesting that the volatility has been increasing lately, usually don’t get this at the tops so seems like more new highs are on the horizon. Long term investing is certainly paying off, just received a statement on one of my accounts and it showed +37%. Haven’t seen that in a while but I’ll take it!
Attached a real time trade recording as a video is worth a thousand pictures, right?
Bonne année Traders,
Caught a nice little long trade to start out the first full week of the new year. Likely would be more in it to the long side but sooooo slow, not worth the risk of staying longer into the afternoon. Don't record the actual trades that often as I find it a distraction, one of the reasons I've been resisting a trade room. If there would be enough interest maybe I'd reconsider, not sure...
Well, with out further ado...
Had a decent trade early into the day, and good thing, that's all there was for me was the one. Seems like the days of "over trading" are behind me, or at least on-hold. Good riddance. This little trade shows the outline of how I take trades, what I'm thinking and why. It's good to look back at what you've done and critique your trading even though sometimes it's tough, especially after a loss. Sometimes the trades aren't as smooth as this one as the market is ever changing, but the nuances are similar time after time...
Anyway, hope you enjoy the video and if it is useful to you I really appreciate a share on one of the side buttons on the site...
Decided to do something a little different since the action today didn't offer up any entries. In this video I walk through last weeks setups, entries and follow-through (sound familiar?) during my normal trading day (first couple of hours). It's so important to follow your plan while trading and that is only possible if you trust your plan. No "figuring out" how to trade while you trade (B.S. Trading) and that's only possible if you believe your plan. I had a comment the other day asking "...what if the stops move to here... and after the bar does this and wait for this then..." good gravy. Not sure why we're inclined to make things so complicated, maybe we're so used to seeing plans that are incredibly complex and we are conditioned to think that's the only way they work. Sorry, doesn't do it for me. As my plan evolves it gets simpler, not more complicated and it makes it easy for me to follow, or like today, sit on the sidelines.
Anyway, hope you had a great trading day, and if this is useful to you I always appreciate the share!
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