Tag: Nasdaq

  • Just A Trade A Day

    One of my favorite trading books is Michael Jardine’s “Just A Trade A Day”. While I do not use the exact techniques in this book, I think it provides a good foundation and if you can find that one good trade – you really just need a trade a day. Today was one of those…

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  • Sierra Chart Risk Management

    In my humble opinion Sierra Chart is the most powerful trading platform that offers a wide range of features for traders of all levels. One of the most important features of Sierra Chart is its server side risk management capabilities. These capabilities allow traders to set up rules that will automatically close their positions if…

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  • Overnight: Buyers Absorbed

    The purple arrows (circled) are all indications that buyers are being absorbed. This is only a signal to buy if price is below the ATR stop (the purple dotted line). If I get an absorption signal on a pullback – I will enter at market as soon as the candle closes. I always enter with…

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  • Added: Trading Glossary

    Before I dive into what it is I do, I thought it best to create a glossary of all the terms. Most (not all) of the terms have links for more detailed explanations. Please utilize to familiarize yourself with the key concepts vital to the way I trade. As always, feel free to ask any…

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  • Matador vs Bull: The Final Confrontation

    The tense moment at the end of a bullfight when the matador stands facing the bull before he attempts to kill it has a specific name in Spanish – “la suerte suprema”. In English, this intense stare down is sometimes referred to as:

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  • The Toss of a Coin: The Psychology Behind Trading Decisions

    Flipping a coin seems like a completely random event – but is there actually more psychology involved than we realize? Interesting research has examined how humans behave when asked to predict coin tosses. The results reveal some fascinating insights that may apply to trading decisions as well. A classic study had participants guess if a…

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  • Gann Square of 9

    Gann Square of 9

    Let me start by saying I am not a Gann expert. I read an article about the accuracy of his predictions and my curious nature prompted me to add the Square of 9 (comes with Sierra Chart) to my charts. I am amazed at how price behaves at these levels. I do not trade them…

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  • Nov 22, 2023 Daily Recap

    Nov 22, 2023 Daily Recap

    Since this is the first post in quite some time, I will go over what you are seeing on this chart. First this is a December NQ Futures (NQZ3) 150 Delta Volume chart and it goes without saying that the platform is Sierra Chart. I have done some tweaking to Sierra’s alerts to get buy…

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  • Starting over

    I’m back! Some of you may know I used to write on my old blog, The Matador Trader. But due to some technical issues, I lost access and all the hard work I had put into it over the years. At first, I was extremely discouraged to essentially be starting over from scratch. However, after…

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