Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Good evening traders,
I just wanted to highlight some simple setups on the ES that occurred today. These are as much for my reference as they are for yours.
The first trade marked on the chart was a nice short trade that you had to be quick to catch in real time. Price rebounded off support early but was unable to continue higher. The cumulative delta showed buyers drying up and then sellers taking the reigns.
The next marked trade is a long. You can see the big spike down in sellers and then buyers begin to enter the market again. This would have been an aggressive trade considering the steep down-trend at the time. If you waited you got a safer entry the second time around.
The third marked trade showed divergence on the delta and some strength showing up in the Stochastic. This was a textbook trade. If only I wasn't at the dentist, I would have been a few $100 richer!
The fourth marker isn't as obvious as the last three. Sellers did enter the market but that wasn't as clear on the Delta. I took this trade because the entry at the time was a low volume node and the stochastic was overbought. The volume point of control was below us and this area had been support earlier in the day.
The fifth and final marker was pretty straightforward. Divergence on the delta and stochastic. I tweeted my entry at 1173.50 live. It was a sloppy entry and the trade moved against me 4 ticks right off the start. As a result my confidence was a little shaken and I cashed out for 6 ticks. Stupid move in hindsight. I left 4 points on the table. I don't feel bad about it though because my trade plan is to be finished by 3:30 EST. So, that's 6 ticks I wouldn't have otherwise gotten.
Sometimes its OK to break the rules, as long as you know you are doing it and adjust your risk accordingly.
I hope these set-ups help you in your trading. Thanks for reading the blog and following on Twitter. I like getting emails from people and don't mind helping out other traders. If you need an indicator for NinjaTrader, or something explained just shoot me a message or Skype me. I'll do the best I can. I don't consider myself a pro by any means, but I believe communicating with other traders is a great way to learn. Do you agree?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Good Evening Traders,
The chart above is today's five minute ES. I added the Emini Player Zones to the chart. You can get these zones at www.eminiplayer.net. I have been a subscriber to the service for about two and a half months now and I really like it. Along with the player zones, members get a daily trade plan and market analysis. For $50 bucks a month. Can't beat that!
Today's priec action was a much needed pullback. On the 60 minute chart ES had been poking above its top Bollinger band since Friday. That kind of momentum can not be sustained for ever ($600 billion QE or not)!
My trades Today were so-so. I missed the morning sell off but managed to get a good long from 1217-1219. the Initial Balance low was a great entry for short but I was waiting for price to continue higher to the VPOC, which at the time was around 1220.50. I was late on the entry with a short at 1216 and covered at 1214. I took a long at 1212.75 right at support zone and sold at 1214. I was expecting more downside but it was time to leave the screens and pick up my daughter so I missed the final swing low, but you can see it lined up well with the EminiPlayer support zone.
My personal Opinion is that the pullback is over for now. We have $160 Billion in POMO coming in just the next few weeks. The "buy the POMO days" trade has a level of complacency about it that I find astonishing. By now everyone has seen the statistics, the market has made the vast majority of its recent gains on these days. If the pull back is not over and we get another sell off tomorrow I'd expect the Gap at 1197.25 GAP to be a good target. What would be really cool is if this whole move up was just a giant fake out and the market fell back down into the 1179 balance area! That's highly improbable, but a man can dream...
Have a good night everyone and thanks for reading the blog. Click the adds please to help me out. You can follow Eminiplayer on twitter @eminiplayer and me @infectedtrader. Good luck tomorrow,