There is a substantial risk of loss associated with trading Derivatives . Losses can and will occur. My methods will not ensure profits

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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This is an illustrative example of the concepts being discussed.Markings are just visualizations on historical data in hindsight analysis
Market was very choppy. Tried two trades one short and one long. Both the trades failed.I stayed with the first trade for a long time with the initial stop loss. But it moved after stopping me out above BRN. Second trade was into too much of traffic and could have avoided. Price was in a  wide BW during the second half

24 comments:

  1. Thanks ST.
    Question: When do you break for lunch during Trading ?

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    1. Between 1 and 2 PM usually.
      I am all alone in my house during day time. So no need for others to wait for me

      ST

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  2. Thanks ST. Indeed a tough day. Why do you say 2nd trade had too much traffic? I think there was clear room till PDC which unfortunately wasn't achieved.

    Here's my observations. Your feedback is much appreciated.
    https://niftytradediary.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/30dec20141.png

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    1. PDC was not the FTA. FTA was MSP.
      The last impulse acted as a new range. If you observe closely you can see the real barrier was at 8310
      Your last entry was good. I thought of taking it but hesitated

      ST

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    2. Thanks ST. Messed up the exit though on the last one : (

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  3. I went long above BRN in the 14:48 candle (Double bottom + BOF PDL ). When price started to chop, I sensed that probably there is not much momentum. As it was nearing day end, I got out at 15:12 and then immediately price rocketed to IRH :-(

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    1. It was short covering. people were short from morning and disappointed. All Asian markets except India and Indonesia were in red
      It was only a TST of LOD. I would have confidently longed if it was a BOF

      ST

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    2. Hi ST,
      Thanks. For short covering trade EOD, if it ws BOF, would you wait for price to cross x300 before entering long? Where would you look for entry?

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    3. No. I will enter either on break of BO bar or a minor swing high if formed
      BOF means a few more traders getting trapped at the fag end and a lot more covering

      ST

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    4. Thank you ST. If it is breakout bar high (assuming 2:33 bar gave a proper breakout and price failed thereafter) then, would the fact that BRN was 7 points away have any role in deciding whether to enter or not?

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    5. It was a wide barbed wire around BRN and PDL marked in green

      ST

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  4. sir i think for 1st trade break of 8300 level around 12.14 pm was best entry TP was PDL and for second trade holding of PDL time 2.35 pm and crossing of 8295 level which is IRL was good entry TP is PDC which is 8315.

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    1. I usually avoid breakout type entries
      Today was very choppy and price was rotating in between too many levels

      ST

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  5. ST,

    Was there a trap entry below 13.21 ?last MSP of downtrend failed there.

    Regards

    Bharat

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    1. Yes. But TRAP works well in a trend moves
      In a range move better focus on range extremes. There could be TRAPs within a range move

      ST

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  6. Good Evening ST
    I am entering into market after 2007. Trying trade nifty.
    I have gone through your book, good stuff. I am tracking your style now a days.
    Please clarify
    What are the lines to mark before trade and during the trade.
    How do you mark NS BRN /RN in Nifty futures chart
    Any guidelines?.
    Appreciate your good service always
    Raju

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    1. NS levels cannot be marked exactly. that is why we are not using these levels for trade entry
      When price hits a NS level NF will also stall. Take this as an approximate level

      ST

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  7. 9:48 candle was FTC IRH. So I went short below that. What was your thought process for not taking that?
    If you had taken short what would you have done. I have exited above 10:00 candle. What should I do in such cases.

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    1. Yes.It was a FTC.
      It is always better not to micromanage and allow it to move to the next DP or FTA
      Price fell below PDC and got accepted there. So keep a SL above it and sit tight. with a small risk
      It is very difficult to find a trade with less than 10 point risk. There is no point in exiting a valid trade with 2 point profit and looking for another with 10 point risk

      ST

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    2. Well said ST, master stroke statement to understand risk .. applies to any timeframe

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  8. Sir good afternoon http://www.fxstreet.com/webinars/sessions/breakouts-how-to-trade-them-properly-20141007/ thnx

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