Learn The Market’s Language
As Scott as well as Ivan have said in the past – the market does speak to us and if you want to gain an edge its a matter of you learning the language. If you keep losing then you may be suffering from Cool Hand Luke Syndrome – or in other words: ‘What we have here is failure to communicate – some men you just can’t reach!’
Oh, he likes it alright 😉
What we do here at Evil Speculator is to approach the tape from different angles. If you’re a Zero subscriber for instance then the gyrations of the past few weeks have not come as a big surprise to you. The only candle that may have tripped you was that final quick drop into 1560 into 1540. But even that one was a picture perfect NLSL breach at 1552.5 (we do cover those every day here – sign up to my morning briefing).
But focusing on the Zero signal you can clearly see the developing bearish divergence as we painted new highs and the monster divergence near the bottom as we touched 1540.
If you don’t care about indicators and only care about price then let’s do a little autopsy of the past few candles on the spoos. Starting at the very top we have a major high (highest bar in ten candles). This was followed by a drop and a bounce – the entry was a breach of the low of that white candle near 1546. However the candle that took that entry pulled back hard and produced a hammer – which is potentially bullish. This was confirmed yesterday when the spoos pushed over the hammer candle and triggered a long entry. FYI – the original stop was the 1557.5 high but due to the hammer it was dropped to that candle’s high. I hope you follow along thus far.
Now someone mentioned a possible Retest Variation Sell today – actually no – the rules preclude that as we don’t have three successive red candles. You need one or more lower closes followed by one or more higher closes. The limit for the setup from the trigger candle is five bars. So we’re running late here for a RTV Sell.
However we may be getting a regular Retest Sell setup – here’s the SPX. What you need is a spike high followed by a spike low – check and check. Then we need to count the candles in between those two – that gets us to N=2. Now we need 3 or more candles in between terminated by a shooting star. EDIT: I painted a hammer instead of a shooting star – sorry. Meanwhile we cannot breach the 1573.66 high.
Interestingly however we may also get a Retest Variation Buy. We had a major low – check. As a sidenote it was also a low that breached a prior spike low – another possibility to satisfy the first rule. Now we needed one or more bars higher – check. However what we would need now is one or more bars lower followed by a breach of the high of that bar. That would get us into a long position.
So what happens here in the next two days should be extremely interesting. Remember that the Sell setup dies as soon as we paint new highs – I think that’s rather obvious 😉
Perhaps this answers the question of how I use indicators and price action to stay ahead of the tape. Every single candle gives me more information about the market. I throw in Net-Lines as well which provide additional context. If you mix all that up with the Zero indicator then you do get a pretty good assessment of the odds. All that’s left is to apply the rules, take our entry and set your predetermined stop. And that’s how you play to win – the rest is just talk.
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