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The Good News About Bad Market Openings

I love market opens. The time of day that typically offers the greatest pace and potential for range expansion. But let’s be honest – sometimes they suck. I have a rule – two failed attempts at something and I consider standing aside. Three failed attempts and it’s compulsory. Today I’m standing aside after two attempts….

Trading Process and Strategy

Inside Continuation Entry

Last week’s article led to a simple question from a reader – “I’m not familiar with the Inside Continuation pattern. Do you have a post where it’s discussed?” No blog post, sorry. So let’s create one now. The prior article was this one: Project – Confirm – Trade And the reference to the term Inside…

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A Useful Belief

You Can Do Better Your understanding of market structure and orderflow can be better than it currently is. Your pre-session routine can be done better than you’re currently doing it. Your trading state (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) can be managed better than you’re currently doing it. Your assessment of bias can be done better than…

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A Confidence Boosting Progress Check

We’ve talked for quite a few years about tracking your trading results in “groups of trades”. And using the stats from those groups to drive your growth and development. (If you need a larger copy of the original flowchart image, I believe this was the first article it appeared in.) It can be very tempting…

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Followup to “Today – Anything Can Happen”

There was an article sent out four weeks ago (Today – Anything Can Happen) which discussed a simple mindset trick to help you separate your narrative about the world from your job of recognising and adapting to the actual market bias. While the “real world” suffers through the ongoing trauma of 2020… it can be…

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How I Use the Daily Chart

  The majority of my pre-session higher timeframe (HTF) analysis is conducted on the 30 and 5 minute charts. Exactly as outlined in the YTC Price Action Trader, in constructing an HTF support & resistance framework. Before this though, I always have a quick glance at the daily chart. Maybe 5-10 seconds at most. Daily…