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Truths About Trading
Years after the day I started trading when it dawned on me that much, maybe most of what is held out to be solid trading info is false. Trading is a simple (but not easy) combined act of the following…

  • believe what you see => trust the system
  • focus on risk/loss control at ALL times
  • minimal trades are always preferred (stop over-trading)
  • determine where/when price direction exists (trend)
  • determine where/when sideways chop exists (avoid)
  • identify key turning points on your chart (resistance and support)
  • develop a method of trade entry around these key S/R zones
  • determine a risk-loss limit balanced between $$ amount and price behavior
  • determine a profit-objective plan based on $$ amount and price behavior
  • set a daily max-loss limit based on $$ amount and price behavior
  • select a daily profit-objective based on $$ amount and price behavior

That’s the equation. Pretty cut and dried. If and when you manage to put all of those pieces together, then you have a long-term winning = profitable approach.

Trading “Systems”
Unfortunately the term “trading system” is misleading and misused in our industry. The literal meaning of that is for a black & white, rigid set of rules for trades entry/stop/exit parameters. For a whole lot of practical and fundamental reasons, bonafide trading “systems” do not work on the retail trader level over a sustained length of time. Period, end of story.

Trading systems do work very well for $100,000,000+ hedge-fund operations running modern High-Frequency Trading (HFT) algos. But not individual traders sitting at home, trying to compete with those at their own market-making game.

CM Methods Of Trading
The good news is you can have a defined set of structured guidelines and parameters to base your personal choices for trade entry, stops management and chosen profit exits. All of those equal parts to a trade’s execution can be defined in objective fashion. Each and every trader who knows this method of trading will see the exact-same thing while using identical charts.

Of course the reality is that traders will use various charts with various settings for various market symbols. This is what ensures that any method or approach cannot be rendered worthless due to trader “saturation” where too many market orders in the same exact price location would overwhelm said market. The ability for each trader to personalize his or her charts and approach is the fundamental reason why those traders can use the same approach with similar charts for similar results overall.

CM Program: $497
Everything needed to know for consistent success.What we profile inside web posts and/or YouTube videos is what we teach. Simple, straightforward and effective for any & all active, liquid financial markets.

All videos / text and email support available for purchase via check, money order, Western Union or bank draft wire transfer. Please contact me at austinp@coiledmarkets.com for specific ordering instructions and membership inside our program.

I look forward to working with you inside
Austin
austinp@coiledmarkets.com

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Slow Rate Down

Another week in review…

CM RoadMaps for CL and ES Monday 03/19: short bias below open range, long bias above open range, hold for measured price objectives. The market (any market) tells you right where it wants to go… five minutes after the pit sessions open.

Tuesday 03/20

Wednesday 03/21

Thursday 03/22

Friday 03/23

Big picture: there are only a handful of actual, tradable price moves for any given symbol inside an average week. Few more when volatility is high, few less when volatility is low. All the time spent in between real directional moves is too often spent wasted over-trading in sideways chop out of sheer boredom, fear of loss, both. Called (or justified) by any other description, trader churn is still churn.

The recent work I have done in markets (plural) is based on slower intraday charts focusing on big-picture moves. Not the scalpy-scalp chicken pick stuff… leave that for those who are interested in playing small-ball trading. I prefer to slow it down, calm it down, relax the nerves and mind while thinking clearly and avoiding 95% sheer boredom / 5% manic action.

At this time I’m real-time researching futures options for CL & ES and stock index options (SPX, SPY) for the ES along with straight futures contracts. There are pros and cons to each. Also looking at futures spreads trading such as long front-month CL / short next-month CL, long soybeans / short corn, etc. In other words passive trades that develop and unfold over time, allow for deliberate entry and exit points rather than trying to execute on the sharp edges.

It will be several months before I’m seriously active in one or more of these arenas, until then hit and miss as life schedule dictates. I will not be updating this (or any other) site except for sporadic, infrequent posts now thru then. I mean what’s the point? What you see above is what goes on unchanged, day after week after month after year in any/all active, moving markets. No sense repeating ourselves for the sake of filling web space.

Here’s wishing you well in and out of the markets… catchya down the road 🙂 Austin
austinp@coiledmarkets.com

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