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 pullback in prices before we enter the market. What we want to do is identify what we call the Golden Region of Entry or Sweet Spot.
The following charts show you how to identify low risk entries using the Golden Region of Entry: sweet spot entries in both uptrends and downtrends.
The Golden Region of Entry occurs at an area after point 4 when the price has pulled back between the 10-bar moving average and AbleTrend2. We wait for the price to resume the previous trend direction and we enter the market at that time. When prices reach point 5 we have confirmation of the trend.
We cannot assume where point “5” is. We need the market to tell us when point 5 has formed. We must wait for blue or red bars to show up in real-time informing us that point 5 has formed. Making an assumption that it has formed is only our own opinion. The appearance of blue or red bars after point 5 shows us what the market is telling us about what it is doing. To trade successfully we need follow the market; not try to predict what the market will do.
Why should we do this? The following chart will help you understand. Entering the market on the first breakout is normally very risky.
It is risky to enter trades at the first “breakout” of the low point “2.” On this chart prices rose to point 3, but then dropped before a good profit could be made. Good entries are normally after point 4, near point 5. One should wait for a confirmation of both the start of a trend and the “Maturation of a Trend” before entering into a trade. For the above chart, after point 4, we see higher lows and higher highs, which prevents us from making the mistake of shorting the market (we didn’t get confirmation of the downtrend).
We do not trade a market that is moving sideways, as there are no profits to be made. We only trade when the market is trending. What’s a “Trend”? In simple words, for an uptrend, you must see a succession of price bars with higher highs and higher lows. This trend definition is your foundation. All other indicators are secondary, and they are always delayed due to the additional price bars needed for averaging calculations. This means you never can enter at the key turning points; you must wait for confirmation of the trend formation. AbleTrend2 can guide traders to enter the market at low risk points (near stops and key support and resistance levels). Here is a recent example of a golden region of entry.
Always ask yourself this question before entering a trade: Is the market now in an uptrend, a downtrend, or is it a choppy market? Only trade the best trending markets. We normally have 3 to 5 days each month where we see such good trending markets.
Here are some more examples of golden region of entry for swinging trading:
No one can have winning trades 100% of the time. Sometimes a trade is wrong but we need not worry when we have the second lower row of AbleTrend2 stops to guide us. We will know very soon if the trade is right or wrong by observing whether or not prices break the Trend2 stops. If the stops are broken we can limit our losses by exiting the trade.
While it’s fun to have high volatility during directional days, there are also non-directional days that exhibit high volatility. That can be a dangerous combination, but we can use the same methodology to catch big winners, as we do to navigate the market to make the best of choppy days. That consistency is key to long-term trading success.
Wasting time and energy by waiting in a sideways market isn’t just frustrating; it’s the number one problem that traders face.
Sideways markets and false breakouts can trap traders into losing trades. This unproductive noise drains resources and traders are often too worn out to respond effectively when real opportunities show up.
AbleTrend Sweet Spot Alerts help solve this problem. Let us show you: 1) What a Sweet Spot Trade Setup looks like, and 2) How you can get a customizable Sweet Spot alert. Here is an example:
Trading execution is now so simple it can take just a fraction of a second to place and fill an order. But the real work in trading is knowing when not to trade. Out of the 6-1/2 regular trading hours, a good trade setup to the trend for trading might only take about 20 to 30 minutes – the rest of the time is noise. As you can see in the above charts, Sweet Spot Alerts (the black x, marked “sell alert”) call your attention to take an upcoming sweet spot sell signal. You don’t need to stare at the computer all day when you get Sweet Spot Alerts. Just estimate how much money can be saved and how much more you can make by doing less.
You can customize Sweet Spot Alerts by value: how close the market is to the support/resistance levels. Alerts show up in real time. View details about AbleTrend trading software low risk Sweet Spot trades at our blog. You can also see good Trade Setups and Outcomes examples by clicking here.
You can still make trades based on the news and commentary if you like, but putting AbleTrend trading software at your fingertips to serve as your private consultant could probably improve your objectivity in viewing the market prospectively.
In one of our blogs we posted a nice chart for guidance chart signals. A reader sent me an email asking for more charts of “not perfect days.” I totally understand. There are many days when the markets are under choppy conditions and that's where the Guidance Charts really help the most because you won’t get many signals on those days. It’s in choppy markets where you really see the value in the AbleTrend Guidance Chart. When uncertainty increases, volatility surges. AbleTrend trading software is well-known for dealing well with choppy markets with its “Low risk or no trade” concept powered by the AbleTrend Guidance Chart.
Opportunities are for those who are ready. When the nice trade setup comes, you need to take it without hesitation. We are in the information explosion era, so if you don’t have specific rules to follow you’ll surely miss the moves. As one of our users told me, “Before I used AbleTrend, I talked myself out of each and every trade by seeking for the agreement of different indicators.” There are just too many things to consider before making any quick and definite decisions. With AbleTrend you have specific rules to follow in choppy or trending markets that take the uncertainty out of trading.
A Difficult Task Made Easy
Trading is one of the most difficult things in the world, but AbleTrend makes the difficult task easy. As you get more and more familiar with the software, you’ll be able to discover the characteristics of the market you are trading. but the underlying principle of the AbleTrend signals remains the same.
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