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Can You Keep up With This Fast Atlas Line Trade?
December 7, 2016
Two closes above the Atlas Line created a long opportunity in the E-mini S&P. Filled at 2202.5, the trade took about 10 minutes to complete. Based on the ATR (Average True Range), the profit target was set to 2204 and the stop to 2199.5. John Paul uses the ATM Strategy tool to help define the profit target and stop loss in advance. This makes it quik and easy to adjust once in a live trade. NinjaTrader's TextAndMarker setting makes it easy to see entries and exits on the chart.
Atlas Line – 8 Points, 3 Trades, All Price Action
November 30, 2016
During the live webinar, John Paul shared a couple of great Atlas Line trades. The first trade was worth 2.5 points (10 ticks). The second trade, appearing about 40 min. later, was for 3.5 points (14 ticks). The last trade occurred in the afternoon for 2 points (8 ticks). On the E-mini S&P, remember that each tick is worth $12.50, so therefore each point is worth $50. You can then multiply this by the number of contracts traded. This does not include broker fees.
Trailing Stops – What Every Trader Should Know
November 30, 2016
Trailing stop refers to a technique that allows you to essentially "lock in profit" by closing half (or more) of your position early once the trade has gone favorable. To do this, John Paul recommends using more than two contracts – preferably a multiple of two (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.). And of course, practice in simulation mode before attempting with live conditions. The best strategies to use with trailing stops include the Roadmap (Mentorship only), X-5, and Atlas Line.
Live Webinar – January Effect 2017
November 29, 2016
For many years, the January Effect has been effective in providing an indication of the overall market direction for the year ahead. January 2017 is right around the corner, so it's important to review what the January Effect is and how it can be utilized for day trading. Basically, it works like this – at the end of January 2017 take a look at the E-mini price. If it closed higher for the month than opening price, expect an up year. Look for breakout patterns.
January Effect for 2017 – Signs and Signals
November 23, 2016
With the close of January 2016 ahead, how will the market behave in January 2017? From previous years, we can see a correlation between a high close in January and a high close for the year in December. This is the basis of the January Effect, a strategy used by professional day traders to gauge overall market direction. If price is expected to steadily increase, you can look for long buying opportunities as the market retracements from bearish periods.