(Note: Not for beginners! This takes a bit more skill and experience. File it away for now… or practice on the sim… if you’re not ready for this.)
We looked at this idea previously, that confirmation is risk:
However, it’s been well over a year since that article so I thought it a good time to revisit this concept.
The S/R structure and trend analysis of the YTC Price Action Trader methodology provides the context within which we trade. Our projection of the trend forward provides the locations for trades. Our strength and weakness analysis and bar by bar analysis supports our trade decision as price moves into the trade zone. And if using the standard methodology then our lower timeframe trigger patterns allow us to enter while still in the wholesale part of that trade area.
However, what I love about the YTC Scalper approach to lower timeframe trade entry, is that when applied within the context of the above S/R and trend framework and trade setup analysis, it allows us to get in REALLY close to the edges of the market structure.
I prefer not to place a limit order and blindly buy or sell in an “area”. (Although sometimes I will if I particularly like the context!)
But I also DO NOT wait for confirmation.
My preferred method of entry is to watch the lower timeframe and wait for the opposite side of the market to exhaust itself.
If I’m looking to sell, I want to see that the buyers have given it everything they’ve got… and they’ve run out of steam. I’m selling, not because price is moving lower, but because it can’t move higher.
If I’m looking to buy, I want to see that the sellers have given it everything they’ve got… and they’ve run out of steam. I’m buying, not because price is moving higher, but because it can’t move lower.
We looked at this idea from time to time last year as well:
So let’s look at the trade.
The first half hour of this session provided exceptional trading conditions. From here the market went on to provide a number of very similar opportunities, with entry taken short at VERY WHOLESALE price locations.
No confirmation required at all.
So let’s continue reviewing the opening half hour of this session next week with a second instalment of “Confirmation is Risk!” (You’ll find part two here.)