This is a strategy you can use day in and day out as a setup to determine where price is going to trend / channel. This is a forecast method that works for the ES (E-Mini) and other futures / currencies. As mentioned, you can use it without any software, as it’s a powerful way of looking at your charts by observing price action.
The goal of the ABC is to split the trading day into three separate parts: the opening (A), mid (B) and end (C) sections. The ES opens at 9:30 a.m. US/Eastern so this is the position of the first line. The second line, placed at 12:00 (noon) is the second line. This effectively encompasses the A part of the day (2.5 hours). What can be expected out of this period? Generally, a strong movement or direction as influenced by systems and swing traders. The second part of the day is from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. (14:30) This period is usually slower, lacking in activity as compared to A. If and when price in B moves (breaks) out of the high and low range of A, then you have a prime opportunity to trade to the long or short side. It’s best to look for this opportunity early in part B. Part C occurs from 2:30 p.m. until market close. To trade part C, use the range of B to determine the ‘pop’ in direction. December 12 ended in a late-day sell off that could have been used for a decent profit.
Watch the video to see how today’s ABC pattern worked out today!
Power Price Action is a complete day trading course on four DVDs that contain multiple, highly accurate price action strategies for effectively trading futures, currencies, forex and beyond. The package includes over 13 hours of footage, a 45+ page color workbook and bonus Floor Traders Secrets manual. The exclusive Blueprint Trade, Stair Step Setup, Yo-Yo Setup, chart configuration, and ABC pattern are taught. The only other places you can find these techniques is in the full Mentorship Program (a separate eight week trading program that includes/covers all of our courses and software).
In the chart above, you can see how the chart is absent of all indicators. Using an understanding of price patterns, the ES (E-Mini) ‘proved’ its desire to go long. Since the Power Price Action’s Blueprint Trade uses exact entry and exit rules, we knew to enter at 1251.00 with a profit target at 1252.25. Where some traders may have panicked with the red candle, we had confidence that the market’s direction would change course to our favor, resulting in profit. Multiple setups for the Blueprint Trade occur intraday on the E-Mini and other ‘moving’ currencies. Stay tuned for our next webinar where John Paul will demonstrate such trades live.
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Here’s a video of the last few days trading the At the Open (ATO) method on the E-Mini (ES) and the Euro (6E) currency. See the profitable results for the last few days as John Paul scrolls through the NinjaTrader chart, showing the exact entries the ATO software provides. In total, there are five straight ES winners and two 6E winners. There are undoubtedly more, but time is of the essence! The ATO is a mechanical, price action method that focuses on making profit from the day’s initial move. The profit targets, order types, stops and management are covered in the digital book and included live training session. The included software can be used as an optional aid.
Remember that the ATO course and included live training covers the following:
With nearly one month left before the close of 2011, many traders are still left scratching their heads wondering what went wrong. These traders, who have now experienced considerable loss, most likely traded using managed accounts or automated systems.
Well, what has made 2011 different from other years?
Standard & Poor’s credit downgrade of the U.S. government bond
Debt ceiling crisis caused by inability to reach a compromise until the 11th hour
Uprisings in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt influenced commodity prices and market psychology
Japan’s Tsunami and Nuclear disasters
The upcoming U.S. Presidential election
Portuguese bailout, second Greek bailout, ECB bond buying, Operation Twist and the threat of a collapsing Eurozone
With a worldwide economy that is becoming increasingly interwoven along with increased paranoia of repeating another 2008 collapse, 2011 has raised the bar as being, perhaps, the most turbulent economic year humanity has ever faced. Surely, no single person (or even group of people) can come up with an answer of prosperity for each country in the world. This means, in all likelihood, such conditions will continue far into 2012, especially with the U.S. Presidential race coming into focus. The United States still has to deal with its debt management plans. The Eurozone must decide how to manage the Eurozone or decide the best course for separation.
What does this mean for day traders? For optimal trading conditions, most day traders expect a reasonable amount of return on each trade (or investment), relative to the assessed risk. When the markets have been this unpredictable, relying on any sort of one-size-fits-all algorithmic computation is a recipe for disaster. This is even truer for retail traders, who are subject to the effects of high frequency trading and price manipulation. In addition, most CTAs and financial planners who buy and hold long term have seen the tragedies produced by these trying times (and lost many clients along the way). Managed accounts, algorithmic trading, and the like are simply not suited for today’s wildly swinging markets. In August of this year, we saw the Dow tumble 512 points just because of “spooked investors,” as reported by CNN. That drop was the Dow’s ninth deepest ever.
Instead, retail traders who want to make money consistently must be able to recognize tradeable market conditions. This is an essential part of risk assessment. Secondly, once a market is decided to be tradable, a trader must know the proper technique on how to trade it. As mentioned earlier, there are plenty of reasons to abandon automated methods. The only other approach is to observe price patterns on the chart and trade based on them in real-time. This is called price action trading. Since trades are based on objective data, traders are provided with a reason to engage the market. These main concepts are the foundation of the day trading education provided by Day Trade to Win’s Private Mentorship Program. In addition to recognizing price patterns, attention is paid to time of day, how time influences the market, along with news events. Furthermore, trading coach John Paul provides multiple stop strategies for every trade, ensuring proper risk management for every entry. Finally, each price action technique taught during the eight weeks serves to provide the trader with a complete map for trading every day of the week.
Get Ready for Trading in 2012
John Paul will soon begin another Group Mentorship class – most likely in the beginning of January, 2012. We’ve been receiving inquiries already without even advertising for it. That means if you’re interested, please let us know so you can be added on the list. As soon as registration becomes available, we’ll let you know. E-mail us at [email protected] with any questions you may have about the Private Mentorship Program. It’s time to take advantage of the volatility instead of fearing it!
Sifiso purchased the Atlas Line trading software after finding out about us through NinjaTrader. During the last two and half months, Sifiso tested the Atlas Line using a NinjaTrader demo (sim) account. He states “…my experience has been very very positive. There were few losses.” He also purchased the Floor Traders Secrets Manual (also called the X-5) and experienced similar successful results. Sifiso now uses the Atlas Line with a live account, looking forward to a confident career as a day trader.
This week, we’re offering $60 off the Trade Scalper Course by using the coupon code 60TRADESCALPER at checkout. Purchase also includes the Floor Traders Secrets Manual (also called the X-5 course). With the Trade Scalper, you can scalp futures, forex, currencies and financials at any time of the day using one minute charts and stops under six ticks. A recorded, free live training session is also included.
Back in August of this year, you can probably recall the increase of volatility in the ES (E-Mini). This jump in market activity was caused by elected U.S. House and Senate members attempting to reach a debt consolidation compromise. With each side of the political spectrum preferring a different resolution, a deal was formulated in the 11th hour to manage the $1.2 trillion dollar debt reduction plan. On November 23, 2011, the debt ‘super-committee’ is to finalize this spending cut plan that is to go into effect January 15, 2012.
Considering the uncertainty of Greece and the Euro, there is a good chance the ES and other markets may become even more frenetic as November 23 approaches, depending on the action (or inaction) of the super-committee.
At Day Trade to Win, our primary method of determining a market’s ‘tradeability’ is the ATR (Average True Range) value. Using the ATR of the last four bars provides a real-time look at current market conditions. During the deliberation of the compromise (and for some time after), markets reacted with the ATR (Average True Range) hitting 9 or 10 points regularly. By comparison, for several consecutive months prior to the congressional negotiations, E-Mini traders experienced a relatively lackluster year with the ATR remaining under two points consistently.
As rule of thumb, the E-Mini natural ATR range on a five minute chart is between two and three points. Activity above three points is considered to be moving at a good clip, however, at five points or above, expect chaotic volatile action. It is always best to stay out of chaos. Any time the ATR is below one point, consider the market dead and not worth trading.
While a reasonable amount of volatility improves the trading experience (preferably two to four points), such high volatility makes for difficult trading. For example, a volatile day can be just as choppy as a less active day, with no clear direction (trend). When the market swings widely back in forth in such short periods of time, stops (and profits) are hit in a wild manner. Since we are retail traders (not robots), we must have time to gauge price action then act accordingly.
Let us know what you think…
Are these last-minute dealings of the super-committee meant to affect markets in the same way additional ticket sales are a result of stretched final game series in sporting events?
Is there a reason for the possible upcoming volatility other than ‘uncertainty’ such as political jockeying?
Will standard, market-influencing reports such as those dealing with employment and real estate have less of an impact than normal due to the breath-holding surrounding the November 23 deadline?
Are any E-Mini traders planning to buy the ES now and hold for several months in hopes for a sizeable, early 2012 profit?
In this video, John Paul recounts the performance of the Atlas Line trading tool for the last three days. At least 15 points of profit were possible in total for the last three days based on the trades the Atlas Line pointed out. The Atlas Line automatically tells you when and how to enter the market. These signals appear on the chart as Long or Short signals exactly at the price you should enter, prior to the big moves. In addition, the line plotted on the chart serves to provide confirmation – stick with Short trades if price is currently plotting below the Atlas Line. Go with Long trades if price is above the Atlas Line. The signals the Atlas Line generates are the same for all users across all supported platforms (NinjaTrader, TradeStation and eSignal).
Free live training is included with purchase. In the live training, you will learn several unique trade setups that can only be identified when using the system. These are the Bounce, Pullback and Strength trades. John Paul conducts each training session personally, so you are able to ask questions and receive answers directly from the expert.
Visit the Atlas Line page to purchase or attend a webinar.
We stand by our products. If we see a setup occurring (and know there’s a good chance to make money), we take the trade! This occurs during live training sessions, as seen in today’s webinar for first-time Atlas Line customers.
This trade occurred as a result of the Atlas Line Dbl Bar Short signal 1213.75, reaching our profit target at 1211.75. In case you don’t know what this means, the Atlas Line tells you to go either Short or Long at a specific price. Advanced warning lets you place your order in time to make profit. The types of stops and where to place profit targets are covered in the included live training.
You might not be aware that when you purchase a Day Trade to Win trading course, a free live lesson is included. Day trading coach John Paul teaches each session personally, to make sure you fully understand how to use the software and/or understand the course, whether you’re trading the E-mini, currencies or other markets.
If you’re like us, then you have undoubtedly spent hours upon hours of your time scrolling through chart history to see if there is any discernible pattern hidden amongst the candles. As traders, we are tinkers by heart, who choose to make a laboratory amidst a sea of seemingly random price data. Perhaps your market analysis includes the use of well-known patterns or tools such as Fibonaccis (a rigid, mathematical approach) or Elliot Waves (psychological). Either type of approach is subject to the final test – price action, where price is plotted and at what time. This is why trading system development, or relying on any type of purchased system, should be based on the finality of price data. Each day presents new directions, caused by traders breaking from known patterns either by choice or due to news events. While there are those who will only trade / back-test a self-created system, Day Trade to Win is for everyone else who prefers to trade objectively using proven price action. For example, a product like the ATO has stood the test of time as a formidable E-mini trading strategy since its creation almost ten years ago. One could say that it has been back-tested every single day from the point at which it is purchased. One can also make the point that anything that is on the market this long and continues to receive product reviews has to be the real deal. The same applies for other day trading courses at Day Trade to Win. John Paul has done his homework and simply has made the most effective price action strategies available to the every day retail trader.
Many traders attended today’s webinar to gain an understanding of how the ABC Pattern can be used to determine the best times of the day to trade the E-mini and other markets. Traders also attended to see how the Atlas Line signaled trades in real-time. Traders called out the markets and asked questions while John Paul gave answers and shared his charts. Watch the video above to see what happened!
The ABC Method of trading works on all markets including futures, Forex even Spread-betting. Catch a trend early and Catch it correctly with proof. this recording is unedited and will be sure to help your trading.
Traders also have an opportunity to join the upcomming class starting August 29 2011 for 8 weeks. Learn day trading and learn futures trading with this complete emini education which includes the Atlas Line software and all day trading courses offered by John Paul. More information can be found on this day trading complete mentorship coaching program here.
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