1) ES opened with sellers in control The trade plan called for me to look for trades in the direction of control at the middle to back of the zone on first touch. Placing a short near 1649.50 provided excellent trade location for a possible 5 point trade. If your familiar with my blog my highest odds trade is to target 2 points and close the trade. I will post the up to date results of that model shortly. Either way, it would be hard to lose money with that trade placement with a reasonable stop.
2) I pointed out at 9am that while buyers had control if we closed above 1649.50 on the five minute that I was expecting choppy conditions with a balanced profile. Importantly I said i was not taking trades in teh middle which at the time was the WHITE ZONE. Just the same, closing below the WHITE ZONE put sellers back in control and let you know to stand down from a counter trade for less aggressive traders. When we reached 1640 I pointed out that we had an extreme in negative tick reading. That this often indicated bottoms-at least near term are probable. Also noted I would be looking for divergence for a possible long. Thats exactly what we got at 10:10 central time for a beautiful rotation up to the back of the 1643.50-1645.50 S/R Zone. (3) A potential 7.5 pt trade.
I have gone into a protect equity mode for the balance of the day. Simply means I am trading half size as I do not want to get whipped around. A profitable day is a beautiful thing. Think about it.
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