Friday, May 31, 2013


ES had another fantastic trading range today & provided  excellent trade opportunities. The trade plan:  Today the plan calls to focus on the middle to back of the trade zones on first touch. When below the WHITE ZONE the focus is on the short side & when above the focus is on the long side. The plan is what guides me through the day & essentially sets up the highest odds trades.  That being said, price action plays a large role in fine tuning an entry or exit.  

1) ES opened at 1648, below the WHITE ZONE  OF 1650-1652.  My trade plan calls for a contra trade the first move up into the WHITE ZONE when opening below & 1650 offered excellent trade location & a potential 3 point rotation lower.  My trade model is predicated on the idea of taking two point profits & this was easily achieved.  Remember,  this is a business & all you need to build this business is one good trade.  

2) 1646-1648 was PRE-MARKET SUPPORT & responsive buys came into the market and drove ES through the WHITE ZONE & to the back of the 1654-1656.50  Resistance Zone.  The second time into any zone carries lower odds for a counter rotation & is the reason why I caution that second touch is a more advanced trade. In addition, buyers were now in control meaning that long trades on pullbacks now had the edge in term of probability.  The back of the 1654-1656 support zone (prior resistance becomes support once broken) provided good trade location and offered an easy 2 point scale/ target with a potential for a 6.5 point trade with the rotation up to the 1659.25-1661.25 Initial Resistance Zone.  (3)

When the market trades into Initial Resistance/Support I expect a larger contra rotation that normal & that is exactly what happened.  Unfortunately that setup came close to the last hour near the high of the day & above the 1st hour high.  My rules do not permit a short in that scenario; so I took a pass.  Those who did take the short had a nice payday.  

Again,  my focus & the focus of this blog is to highlight the highest odds trades generated by my chart. The location of the zones themselves is an edge.  It expect a pause in the market when these levels are reached.  Its not a system,  its part of a larger strategy of taking high odds trades and exiting and high probability targets.  for me its all about stacking chips day in day out.  If I can get two high odds trades a day for 2 points each I am pleased.   Wash Rinse Repeat. 

“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War

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