John Paul shows how the short entry signal is displayed for the Atlas Line. In this case, we are waiting for two closing candles below the dashed pink line (Atlas Line). When the second candle closes, red text appears indicating to the trader that it’s time to sell the market (a short trade). You can see how we’re waiting for price to trigger our entry. This is essential what price action trading is all about. Using a price action strategy, you can determine when to enter, and what your profit target and stop loss should be. The entry, profit target, and stop loss are the three primary positions you have to consider for each trade. As with any trading method, price action does have losing trades. The long trade earlier on June 17, 2013 resulted in a small loss or break-even trade. It’s important to consider broker fees and periods of time greater than 30 days when gauging the success of a trading system.
The trade in this video occurred in the afternoon. Typically, John Paul only trades the US/Eastern morning period, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Atlas Line can provide evening trades as well for the Globex market. For trading futures currencies like the 6E (Euro FX), you can set the Atlas Line to work with the 3:00 a.m. US/eastern equivalent of the European market open.
After you enter a trade, you are waiting until your profit target or stop loss gets hit. If the profit target is not hit, you have to get out at either a smaller profit, break even, or loss. At 2:56 in the video, John Paul explains a few of the stop strategies. He advises taking whatever stop loss comes first. The profit targets are based on the Average True Range (ATR) with a value of four. By rounding the current ATR value down, you can determine what the profit target should be. This allows you to keep your profit expectations a reasonable distance from the entry.
The Atlas Line called a great short trade on June 6, 2011 worth about 2.25 points, equivalent to $112.50 with a single contract or $1125 for those who trade with 10. Remember that each time you enter long or short, have a reason to do so. The Atlas Line provides a reason for how to day trade, and also provides an indication of the future direction of price. Once the short signal was generated, we knew to stay short because of the blue Line above the candles. An Atlas Line Pullback trade occurred around 10:30 a.m., with a red candle confirming price would drop again.
E-Mini S&P – Atlas Line Trading – June 6, 2011
Remember, we don’t post every time the Atlas Line has a winner – the software has really been on fire the last few months, even more than usual.
A private training webinar (like a mini day trading course) is included with purchase of the Atlas Line. You can learn how to use the software and identify these unique setups. Also, the Atlas Line works with every market: Emini trading, Euro, Russell, Dow, Forex, etc. and is available for NinjaTrader, eSignal and TradeStation.
The S&P’s debt rating service projected a poor credit rating for the U.S. today. With this big news, the markets tanked. We pulled up a couple of charts to see how the Atlas Line performed for traders in two separate markets: the E-Mini S&P and Crude Light.
E-Mini S&P (ES) – April 18, 2011
The Atlas Line was spot on in the E-Mini S&P, advising two short orders. The first order was a Double Bar Short, the second, an Atlas Line Pullback Trade. In case you don’t know what a Pullback Trade is, John Paul teaches traders how to identify them in the webinar included with purchase.
Crude Light (CL) – April 18, 2011
Three winning trades. First, a Double Bar Short signal followed by two Pullback trades. When news about the U.S. comes out that is revered with such high importance, there’s a great effect on all markets. We recommend waiting until the news event volatility has subsided before using price action software like the Atlas Line.
It’s time to turn up the volume and open your mind as John Paul demonstrates two unbelievable trades. They’re so good, we’re letting the trades themselves do the talking.
At first, he does the unthinkable: going short right after three consecutive large green candles. Why? The Atlas Line said so. Price was headed toward the Atlas Line, indicating an Atlas Line pull back trade (at least two bars pulling back followed by one candle closing in the red). ORDER FILLED. This resulted in a nice 1 point winner based on only on price action and the Atlas Line.
Next, we had a crazy good time trading the Atlas Line on the Euro (6E) today. Plenty of opportunities for profit:
Trade 1 – Short – win for 5-6 ticks Trade 2 – Short – win for 6-7 ticks Trade 3 – Long – loss for 6-7 ticks Trade 4 – Short – win for 6-7 ticks Trade 5 – Long – win for 6-7 ticks Trade 6 – Long – win for 4-5 ticks
Using the ATR, we knew when to get out. In total, this could have been a day of 32 ticks for Atlas Line traders. How well did you do today trading the Euro Currency?
The video below is a two-part video. The first part shows how the Crude Oil market was on fire today and how well the Atlas Line performed. The second part of the video shows you how to set up 24 hour data; a question that’s been repeatedly asked of John.
In part 1 – Atlas Line Says Go Long – Crude Oil (CL) Takes Off, John entered at $100.08 and the Atlas Line never bothered producing another signal. That’s because price was steadily climbing the rest of the morning. John Paul rewinds his chart to show how well the Atlas Line performed in the CL market yesterday. Yesterday’s CL trades were again spot on – a long trade followed by a short when price intersected the Atlas Line. It’s very difficult to find a trading method or software that can work across all markets. The Atlas Line is the exception to the rule.
In part 2 – How to Enabled 24 Hour Data (NinjaTrader), John shows traders how to go from pit session data to full 24 hour data. If you’re using the Atlas Line, you’ll need to enable 24 hour data. This 24 hour data tutorial is specific to NinjaTrader, but other software supported by the Atlas Line like eSignal and TradeStation of course offer full-day compatibility. NinjaTrader allows you to save a template so the 24 hour access is instantly applied.
SP 500 Emini day trading today March 11 2011 with long and short orders gave plenty of
opportunity to grab a few points based on the current market conditions.
John Paul has created the following video showing how to trade the Eminisp 500
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Also, the Atlas Line has produced big winners the last few days on a bunch of markets. We’ve been posting charts every morning on Chart.ly / StockTwits. You can check the DayTradeToWin Twitter Page for a full list, or view below.
You’re invited to see how John Paul uses the Atlas Line and other price action techniques to accurately trade any market.
He’ll go through everything from the E-Mini S&P to T-Notes. Watch how the Atlas Line calls out long and short trades prior to big moves in price.
John always have a few tips to share with attendees so don’t miss out!
In the meantime, here’s how John Paul traded the Euro Currency using the Atlas Line today…
The Atlas Line continues to identify trade setups for big market moves and scalping opportunities in advance, unlike common day trading indicators. Look at the charts below to see the differences in Atlas Line trading between the E-Mini S&P, Crude Oil and Euro markets.
Again, another winning day for day traders who use the Atlas Line™. A long order signal was generated by the Atlas Line just before 10:00 a.m. (at around 1313). Right after, price climbed all the way up to 1318. This was an easy 2-5 point Atlas Line day, even for the most cautious traders.
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