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Advanced Market Perception

The Week Ahead…

This week post-futures rollover has its share of news and economic events each day. Monday we start out with Empire State Manufacturing numbers pre-market. Normally not a big mover but always worthy of watching for those who trade the e-minis pre-market. Tuesday we have CPI and Housing Starts; again both before the bell and the start of the FOMC session […]

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ES 1700?

This week has started out with some pretty aggressive volatility. As you trade the ranges back and forth there is opportunity in both directions. One of the things you may notice is that a lot of the levels are tested but entries need to be responsive in nature. The machines on Wall Street today dictate what happens at these areas […]

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Q.O.D June 11

QOD: I have a NYSE $TICK chart indicator on my platform but not sure how best to use it.  Any advice for a novice index trader?   You touched on a topic and dashboard indicator near and dear to me. It caters to assist in getting the best entry and exit possible as well as allowing you to keep in […]

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Normal Week?

Good to get back to somewhat a normal week, if there is ever such a thing, in regards to economic releases this week. After Monday and Tuesday’s blank, we look to the Treasury Budget on Wednesday, Jobless Claims and Business inventories on Thursday following by Consumer sentiment on Friday. As always, trade your plan accordingly given the scheduled news events. […]

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Market Structure

In today’s session I wanted for us to talk a little be about what people will refer to , CHOP, SLOPPY, UNDEFINED and maybe a slew of other words that cannot be written. Over the last week and even in the last few days the market has been in what we call a stage 3. It is part of the […]

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Q.O.D June 4

Q: I’m getting better at trading but notice I tend to overtrade 1-2 days of the week. Sometimes the market sucks me in and at the end of the day and I ask myself, ‘what just happened’. What can I do to keep my discipline in check and only take the best setups in my plan.     A: Thanks for your […]

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Economic Reports – Week of June 3-7

Here is a snapshot of this weeks upcoming economic news releases and potential market movers. The heat really kicks in on Wednesday with the release of the Beige Book followed by the weekly Jobless Claim on Thursday pre-market. The week capitulates with the ‘big kahuna’; the monthly Unemployment number and employment situation on Friday 8:30EDT.  As always, trade your plan […]

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End of Month

Last week Wednesday we had one of the biggest swings in the markets 39.75 points exceeding even the the 4/15  Boston Bombing day. The fed language was highly scrutinized as to whether there would be a slowing of QE. The markets hung on every word that spewed out of Ben’s mouth as he testified before Congress. Volatility days create lots […]

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The Most Important Trading Metric: Compliance

  For the risk-based trader, compliance — not profits and losses — is the most important metric to track. Compliance simply asks the question, “Have I followed my rules on this trade?” For example, measuring trade-execution compliance will identify the gap between planned trade execution and actual trade execution. In other words, answer the question of whether the trade should […]

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SPX 1651 all time highs

5-15-2013 – SPX makes new historic highs yesterday  -1651 So where do we go from here? How do we trade new highs? What can we expect? We all know the market auctions back and forth to find and build value. The expectation after a big move up or down would be to see if that level can sustain the move […]

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