Not All Setups Are Created Equal

Each Friday at 1:30pm EST we host Trading Conversations, a webinar where we open the floor for questions from our trading community about trading stocks, options, futures, psychology, risk, or whatever you want! One of my favorite topics was brought up last week… context. In working with retail traders I get to see where people have holes in their trading plans, and … Read More

Entry Types For Momentum vs Rangebound Plays

Last Friday we had a great talk, with Brexit fresh off the press, during our weekly Trading Conversations webinar last Friday. As usual, we covered a wide range of things such as using context, how to adjust your trading to handle volatility, and more! Not a bad way to wrap up your trading week with some open trading conversation. One … Read More

Using the Opening Swing to Improve Your Trading

Last Friday, during our weekly Trading Conversations webinar, we had a lot of great questions from our community – like we do most weeks! One question was about analyzing stocks right around the open, from the first minute to the first hour or so of trade. Keeping with the live and interactive spirit of Trading Conversations, I asked users to … Read More

Trade Review: Buying SPY & IWM pull backs

Thursday March 10th was a day many traders had circled on their calendars. Often the greatest short term trading opportunities will occur on days where major economic news is announced. The monthly jobs number, quarterly GDP, FED rate decisions and ECB monetary policy fall into this category. Thursday the ECB was set to announce what steps it was planning to … Read More

Inside The Trading Vault – a look at GPRO and KO

Trading Vault Concept – “When evaluating a chart, continually ask yourself why buyers or sellers behave in a specific way – and what it means to them when support and resistance levels are made and broken” Many of us are up and coming traders who have consistent issues with the ‘WHY’ to enter a trade.  Meaning, we don’t have a hard … Read More

Inside The Trading Vault – A look at CL_F

      Trading Vault Concept – “When charts are in a trend, we are often tempted to pick bottoms or tops because we FEEL a chart has reversed enough.  The slightest drift over or under a level, we trigger our trades to initiate a trade in the direction of the move, but in these markets breakout and breakdown levels … Read More

Inside The Trading Vault – The ES_F

Trading Vault Concept – “Trading charts profitably and with consistency depends on how well the trader understands the current market structure and relationships between buyers and sellers.  Once we understand these formations and structures, we become much more capable of creating our own consistent strategies that perform with a high degree of reliability and consistently.”   Trading the ES_F overnight and … Read More

Why Netflix Was A Short Today

Netflix has been on quite a tear since they reported strong earnings in April trading higher by more than $200. But for short term traders who each day look to trade lower time frame trends NFLX offered a good short setup Friday morning. These are some factors I considered prior to sharing the setup in our morning meeting. Netflix had a huge … Read More