Things Do Not Change – We Change


How do you enter LONG here?


Surely you should enter here?


Here is what most traders see...


Here is what I see... 


In helping you travel the path from novice to pro trader, let's consider the following quote:

“Things do not change; we change.”
… Henry David Thoreau

It's the SAME price action.

It doesn't change.

The only difference is that I see it in a different way.

There are several paradigm-shifts along the path from novice to pro, where you are required to see price movement and the game of trading in new and more effective ways.

This sequence of price action demonstrates several of the insights that were important in my development. Perhaps they are a necessary step for you as well?

  • Expect breaks against bias to fail.
  • Confirmation is risk.
  • Enter long, not because price has moved higher, but because it can't move lower.

It's the same price action.

It doesn't change.

You need to change.

You need to learn to see price movement through new eyes.

The outcome...


And later...


Lance Beggs

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9 Comments to “Things Do Not Change – We Change”

  1. Jozsef says:

    Hi Lance,
    I think this is a very nice article. I however have a question. On your very first chart you put the question “HOW do you enter long here?”. I highlighted “HOW” and not “LONG” because “HOW” is the question for me. I understand the concept of “WHY” you enter, but it is not clear why you say that the “breakout … fails at B”. I cannot see any reason for the location of B other than it is as far from the breakout level as the lower end of the candle from the breakout level. Could you please elaborate on this? Thanks, Jozsef

    • Lance Beggs says:

      That would take a whole other article Jozsef, and wasn’t the focus of this article. Rather my focus was to present the three concepts listed in the bullet points. That is the most important part. The HOW comes from applying those three concepts in the charts.

      That being said, the entries were standard YTC Scalper entries in the Wholesale zone, after confirmation of a lack of strength against my bias (on both price and NYSE Tick). If you look at my facebook page where I linked to this article, the comments include a copy of the lower timeframe range chart (at the request of one of the other readers).

  2. Terry says:

    I really liked this post. I have coined these locations as FTM-U (failure to move up) and FTM-D (failure to move down). They are easily identified in hind sight – but the key is to identify them in real time. When they occur and are successful, they will occur at the edges of the channel, actually define it. I find/look-for the easier identifiable ones as being associated with the 1st or 2nd pull back of an identified move, beyond the 2nd pull back I take caution. Grinding moves are difficult and take a lot of wherewithal. Double bottoms/tops are also interesting, especially if all charts align. Volume, time of day, reports, round numbers, etc… add to the identification of these. And as you said, the risk is lowest when you enter correctly, it almost seems like a silly place to enter and a silly stop order when in real time. I really like the concept of – look for failure, not confirmation.

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