Identifying the most promising buy or sell entry points is a different process from defining a trend. Knowing that a trend has formed based on 1-2-3-4 or 1-2-3 patterns does not mean that we should enter the market as soon as the trend starts. In fact, in most cases, we want to wait for a […]
Sun Tzu, one of the greatest Chinese strategists from 2,500 years ago, said in his famous work The Art of War (one of the most widely read books on Wall Street, and a must read book at the West Point – The United States Military Academy): “The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond […]
You’ve entered the market and have a position. The market is moving against your position. Is the current market move a retracement or has the market reversed? If it is a mere retracement, it is a great opportunity to add to your position. If, however, the market has reversed, you want to exit the market […]
AbleTrend trading software provides you protective stops as a defense measure for gains or for limiting losses in trading. Here is an example with today’s ES guidance chart of AbleTrend trading software: Traders typically place a “stop-loss order” at a predetermined dollar level. So if the market moves against the trader’s position, it will automatically […]
This section features the three ways a losing trade can play out following our trade setup. One of my favorite ways of looking at the market is that while we are dealing with uncertainty, there are a finite number of ways that price action can play out. If you understand the win condition and what can go wrong, you will be able to express the trade as it was intended to be when there is cash at risk.
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A few times I get asked by someone with the questions similar like the following: “How do you know which time frame to use in advance? I see that in some examples you use 5 minutes, others 60 minutes. In hindsight it is easy to figure out which one to use, but without hindsight how […]
Is the market like a freeway system or like wilderness? If the market is like a freeway system, you can go wherever you want to go with a road map. But the reality is that the market is more like wilderness. The change in the market place is so dynamic, so constant, and the rate […]