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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.

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Thank you for joining us, and I look forward to working with you inside
Austin
austinp@coiledmarkets.com

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When The Waters Rise

Yesterday’s (o5/23) ES session saw yet another day with zero (0) trades. Something like a 7-point total price range the entire day. Past few weeks there have been mostly 1-trade signal days, some 2-trades and some 0-trades. This was again one of those.

In years past when stock market volatility bottomed out and index futures went graveyard dead, we would simply turn to more dynamic commodity symbols and go to work there. But now in 2017, there is nowhere else to turn. Crude Oil futures, once among the most dynamic and volatile of all has been reduced to a narrow-range, chopped-up illiquid mess. The incessant two-way pounding chop negates signals or stops in both directions, equally.

Current market conditions could be labeled highly inefficient. They are all low volume, historically low ranges and volatility. In other words the function of a real “market” barely exists. Other than some big computer-algos playing chop & bang against one another, not much else is going on.

But like all extremes in life, one will eventually resolve with the complete opposite extreme. The end of this historically-dead market period will not resolve with a smooth, deliberate “normal” market. It will immediately transition into high volatility, large-range swings and huge volume. When the dam breaks, flood waters spill out.

For the first time since year 1999, I’m now fitting trade activities around my life schedule instead of the opposite. There isn’t enough of a “market” to focus on with priority. Too many days of absolutely nothing to do, from the wee hours permarket until last few minutes of (former) pit sessions.

This will not last forever. When it will end, nobody knows. When volume, volatility and price ranges return to normal and beyond, it will be time to work in earnest. When the flood waters rise, they will lift all ships at harbor. Until then, we wait for favorable conditions to set sail.

See You Inside
Austin

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