Category: Swing Trading

Looking Back and Looking Forward

We are approaching the end of the year 2016 that has been a roller-coaster ride in the markets. Looking back at the charts of various markets with AbleTrend signals may help you to change your perspective. Looking Back             This is the big picture of the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]


Identifying the Choppy Market

You may have often heard: “The trend is your best friend in trading,” or “Don’t trade choppy markets.” But what is a choppy market? What is behind the choppy market? And how do you avoid it?  What is a Choppy Market? A choppy market or a sideways market is the opposite of a trend market; […]


AbleTrend spots swing trading opportunities for investors with full-time job

Since we started AbleSys blog, we have received a lot of feedback with questions from traders and investors of different walks of life. Many of the questions share similar points, I decide to study these questions and address them in depth and post them, so that more people can benefit from the Q&As.  Here is […]


Recognizing the sweet spot

Recognizing the sweet spot is one of the first skills you’d want to learn, and it should become second nature as you work with the charts more.  We’ve identified the sweet spot as the period during a trend after prices have pulled back to test support or resistance.  Since our support and resistance levels are […]


NFP beats, US Adds 280k Jobs in May

Attention now turns to what the Fed’s reaction may be & whether we may see a rate hike in June. This certainly muddies the water as there has been a bit of an understanding that the Fed would not actually raise rates. The big news yesterday surrounded IMF Christine Lagarde’s comments toward Janet Yellen pleading her not to raise rates yet.

What this sets up for us is increased uncertainty going into FOMC meeting in a couple weeks (June 16-17th). […]


Trading FOREX with Guidance chart

It can be helpful to use the trend direction on daily charts to guide your trading with intraday charts. Here the daily chart is used as the so-called guidance chart. Of course, you may also use the 60-minute chart as guidance to trade the 5-minute chart, etc. Our back-testing reports clearly show that this method […]


Risk Disclosure: Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure: Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.