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The Second Week Restart

One week down. Fifty one to go. I hope you’re off to a good start. But I know there are some who already dread the outcome this year. At least two of you were chatting with me this week, following Wednesday mornings social media post. Their problems go FAR beyond what was discussed in this…

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What did this Trader do Wrong?

The following chart was sent to me by a trader who just completed his very first futures trade. It shows the MNQ (Micro E-mini NASDAQ) on a 3 minute timeframe, YTC Price Action Trader BOF Setup off the overnight low and prior day’s low support. A one part position (all-in-all-out). He took a small loss,…

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Study the Transitions

Let’s talk about Market Structure and Price Action study, commencing with a question I received on Thursday – Do you still do daily study of market structure? And my response, sent out via social media: A followup comment from the original questioner… “I’ve tried this in the past but not been able to stick with…

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One Step at a Time

This is an example of an incredibly common question I receive from new and developing traders. Ok, let me first just point out that the “many courses” does not include my course.Β  πŸ™‚ That’s not the point though. The point is in the highlighted sections – all he does to date is lose money –…

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The Warrior Trader

The following post was sent out by social media recently. Unfortunately social media algorithms result in only a fraction of followers actually seeing the post. And this one is IMPORTANT. So I’ve decided to include the post in both the newsletter and the blog, to help spread the message. Edge… not just through setups. By…

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One of my Favourite Weekend Replay Options

I sent out the following social media post before the market opened on Thursday. The chart sequence was from the day before (Wednesday). But then Thursday happened. Wow! Volatility is well and truly back. So now Thursday shifts to the forefront of my plans for weekend replay. Both days if time… but otherwise Thursday is…

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A Sign of Good Trading

I want to revisit the trades we discussed in last week’s article – Trading with Multiple Forward Projections. I really like this series of trades. Because there is a lesson in trader performance that I think is worth discussing. Something that I would suggest is a sign of good trading. “Wait? What?” I can hear…

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One Trade Does Not Provide Enough Data

I think it's time we revisited a topic we discussed a few years back. The fact that an individual trade does not provide sufficient data to allow you to make informed changes to your plan. Changes MUST consider the impact across a series of trades. I see this problem repeatedly in email conversation with new…

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High Volatility – Thoughts for Developing Traders

We have been blessed with some absolutely amazing markets lately. Incredible daily ranges. Incredible opportunity. And incredible risk, if not played wisely. So while it's tempting to use today's article as an ego-boosting review of a couple of winning trades, that's not really what motivates me with my YTC writing. I'm more concerned about your…