Year: 2016

 

Support and resistance again!!

Today I came across another classic example of support and resistance. I often review things that I had already learned so as to etch in my brain the importance of the concepts. The chart below explains more.

Change takes time

Most trainers talk about discipline. In fact they over-emphasise discipline so much that it becomes a ‘pain’. But there is another aspect to discipline which involves pain. Remember ‘No pain, no gain’? As a noob you really don’t appreciate that much what this ‘discipline’ is about. Well, the markets inflict their own callous discipline on noobs – that’s a different sort of pain. From that pain comes a newfound discipline. ‘Feelings’ about the market causeRead More

The two most important things in trading

It takes some time for the two most important things in trading to hit home. It’s easy to understand the words, but the meaning and importance come later. Limiting loss with sensible stop-losses is of the utmost priority. With a 60 – 80% loss rate which is not unusual, that’s where any profits made on winning trades evaporate. So, it must be of the highest priority. Targets – sensible ones – are the next mostRead More

Williams Vix Fix on 2H charts

I’ve explored Williams Vix Fix on mainly 4H charts in the past. Over several weeks I’ve been looking at 2H charts to see if WVF works on these timeframes. My observations are that in some situations they can be valuable. Of course, WVF requires careful attention to detail and interpretation. In general only signals coming from a deep pullback in price in an uptrend are reliable. When you’re watching price unfolding, you can’t really knowRead More

Watching GBPAUD

A very big part of trading is stalking the markets. Good traders are always tracking the charts days and weeks in advance to see how patterns are developing, waiting for the right moment to strike their ‘prey’. Yes – for sure good opportunities don’t come along very often. But that’s part of the ‘job’. A good trader is spending much time in the background preparing; keeping his powder dry as they say. GBPAUD has someRead More

Trend continuation and trend following

The terms ‘trend continuation’ and ‘trend following’ have caused me some confusion for quite some time until about 6 months ago. The first obvious difficulty is the use of the words themselves. It’s natural to think that if a trend is continuing then you must be following it. But the two techniques are rather different. I will try to crystallise what I’ve discovered (and I may not be 100% correct). [See disclaimer at the end.]Read More