A timely guide to profiting in markets dominated by high frequency trading and other computer driven strategies Strategies employing complex computer algorithms, and often utilizing high frequency trading tactics, have placed individual traders at a significant disadvantage in today's financial markets. It's been estimated that high-frequency traders—one form of computerized trading—accounts for more than half of each day's total equity market trades. In this environment, individual traders need to learn new techniques that can help them navigate modern markets and avoid being whipsawed by larger, institutional players. Trading the Measured Move offers a blueprint for profiting from the price waves created by computer-driven algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies. The core of author David Halsey's approach is a novel application of Fibonnaci retracements, which he uses to set price targets and low-risk entry points. When properly applied, it allows traders to gauge market sentiment, recognize institutional participation at specific support and resistance levels, and differentiate between short-term and long-term trades at various price points in the market. Provides guidance for individual traders who fear they can't compete in today's high-frequency dominated markets Outlines specific trade set ups, including opening gap strategies, breakouts and failed breakout strategies, range trading strategies, and pivot trading strategies Reveals how to escape institutional strategies designed to profit from slower-moving market participants Engaging and informative, Trading the Measured Move will provide you with a new perspective, and new strategies, to successfully navigate today's computer driven financial markets
Take chart patterns beyond buy triggers to increase profits and make better trades Chart Patterns: After the Buy goes beyond simple chart pattern identification to show what comes next. Author and stock trader Thomas Bulkowski is one of the industry's most respected authorities in technical analysis; for this book, he examined over 43,000 chart patterns to discover what happens after you buy the stock. His findings are detailed here, to help you select better buy signals, avoid disaster, and make more money. Bulkowski analyzed thousands of trades to identify common paths a stock takes after the breakout from a chart pattern. By combining those paths, he discovered the typical routes a stock takes, which he calls configurations. Match your chart to one of those configurations and you will know, before you buy, how your trade will likely perform. Now you can avoid potentially disastrous trades to focus on the big winners. Each chapter illustrates the behavior of a specific pattern. Identification guidelines help even beginners recognize common patterns, and expert analysis sheds light on the period of the stock's behavior that actually affects your investment. You'll discover ideal buy and sell setups, how to set price targets, and more, with almost 370 charts and illustrations to guide you each step of the way. Coverage includes the most common and popular patterns, but also the lesser-known ones like bad earnings surprises, price mirrors, price mountains, and straight-line runs. Whether you're new to chart patterns or an experienced professional, this book provides the insight you need to select better trades. Identify chart patterns Select better buy signals Predict future behavior Learn the best stop locations Knowing the pattern is one thing, but knowing how often a stop will trigger and how often you can expect a stock to reach its target price is another matter entirely—and it impacts your trade performance immensely. Chart Patterns: After the Buy is the essential reference guide to using chart patterns effectively throughout the entire life of the trade.
This chapter comes from Fibonacci Trading, which shows you how to identify numeric clusters and measure timing signals, in order to achieve the highest rate of profitable trades. Filled with real-world trading situations, the book combines classic trading concepts and Fibonacci analysis to enable you to take advantage of the naturally occurring and recurring patterns within the market.
Praise for Trading Price Action Trading Ranges "Al Brooks has written a book every day trader should read. Onall levels, he has kept trading simple, straightforward, andapproachable. By teaching traders that there are no rules, justguidelines, he has allowed basic common sense to once again rulehow real traders should approach the market. This is a must-readfor any trader that wants to learn his own path to success." —Noble DraKoln, founder, SpeculatorAcademy.com, and author ofTrade Like a Pro and Winning the Trading Game "A great trader once told me that success was a function offocused energy. This mantra is proven by Al Brooks, who left athriving ophthalmology practice to become a day trader. Al'sintense focus on daily price action has made him a successfultrader. A born educator, Al also is generous with his time,providing detailed explanations on how he views daily price actionand how other traders can implement his ideas with similar focusand dedication. Al's book is no quick read, but an in-depth roadmap on how he trades today's volatile markets, complete withdetailed strategies, real-life examples, and hard-knocksadvice." —Ginger Szala, Publisher and Editorial Director, Futuresmagazine Over the course of his career, author Al Brooks, a technicalanalysis contributor to Futures magazine and an independenttrader for twenty-five years, has found a way to capture consistentprofits regardless of market direction or economic climate. Andnow, with his new three-book series—which focuses on how touse price action to trade the markets—Brooks takes you stepby step through the entire process. In order to put his methodology in perspective, Brooks examinedan essential array of price action basics and trends in the firstbook of this series, Trading Price Action TRENDS. Now, inthis second book, Trading Price Action TRADING RANGES, heprovides important insights on trading ranges, breakouts, ordermanagement, and the mathematics of trading. Page by page, Brooks skillfully addresses how to spot and profitfrom trading ranges—which most markets are in, most of thetime—using the technical analysis of price action. Along theway, he touches on some of the most important aspects of thisapproach, including trading breakouts, understanding support andresistance, and making the most informed entry and exit decisionspossible. Throughout the book, Brooks focuses primarily on 5 minutecandle charts—all of which are created withTradeStation—to illustrate basic principles, but alsodiscusses daily and weekly charts. And since he trades more thanjust E-mini S&P 500 futures, Brooks also details how priceaction can be used as the basis for trading stocks, forex, TreasuryNote futures, and options.