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INTRODUCTION (modified 10/2014)

I originally created this board for the specific purpose of discussing the Phase Chart method of trading cycles that was first presented on the ETF SWING & DAY TRADING board, my main board.
I have since changed that goal.  I now much more favor a community of traders who know how to share ideas with each other and discuss ideas about how to improve cycle trading. That is what we have evolved to, and I like it. So if you have an idea, we would love to hear it.
If you are a new trader and want some help, we will do our best to point you in the right direction to get you started. There are no dumb questions on this board?



All of us do a lot of posting on this board with our ideas and our views of what we see. That doesn’t mean that they are all correct. We all bring our history of trading with us, so there will be lots of times that two traders will see the same event very differently. There is nothing wrong with that. 

I for one am still in a very large learning curve and very much appreciate the views of others, even if I don’t agree or can’t understand. So I try to pick and choose what I think works with my personality and my trading style. I have gotten new ideas from the most unusually places. That search never ends. 

So if you disagree with something that I say, please by all means, post back as how you see things and WHY. The WHY is very important. I have totally reversed my opinion on issues many times after hearing a good argument for another view. I respect your right to a different opinion/view. This board, as all boards should be, is about how to make all of us better traders. We learn from each other.

However if all you want to do is post back what a dumb shit I am for my view, you will not be welcome on this board.

PHASE TRADING (Note: My SSO trade markings depict a more conservation set of rules that I use for trading a larger account)
The following is a general description of what is going to happen in each Phase.
 Mark Down - If not already short when the phase starts, get short quickly. Hold short until MACD flattens and get a F85 buy signal. Trade as heavy as you can stand. F85 signal requires MACD-histogram(85,90,24)>MA5 and Price bar close>either 20EMA or 20MA.

 Accumulation  - Should be long, if not, get long and again be as heavy long as one can stand.  A few times the trade fails, but is low probability.  If it does fail, just get out and get ready for the next signal.

 Mark Up  - Stay long unless 2nd support is broken with a 60min bar close.  If entered phase from accumulation, odds very good for big success.  If entered from distribution, take some caution. Gap downs are possible.

 Distribution  - This is the killer phase. Prices have a hard time finding direction and usually end up going sideways before falling. Look for a short when prices retest high during the consolidation and a lower high is formed. But have to be ready for almost anything. Use 2nd support as stop for either cash or going short depending on how aggressive you want to be.


SSO PHASE 60 CHART - Just trade the Phase changes, conservative


SSO Phase 60 (a little more aggressive signals)

TNA Phase 60 (a little more aggressive signals)

SPY - Daily Phase Chart

The Big Three

10 Habits of Highly Profitable Traders
1. Create asymmetry in your trading by using stop losses. Profitable trading only happens by making more money than you lose. Big losses are the main cause of not being profitable. Eliminate big losses by cutting your loss when proven wrong. 
2. Have a great risk/reward ratio on entry. Give yourself the potential to make two or three times more if you are right than you could lose if you are wring. Let a winning trade run until there is a reason to exit. 
3. Trade with the odds on your side. Trade historical patterns and price action that has worked in the past. 
4. Trade a plan and a system using quantifiable signals instead of your own predictions and opinions. 
5. Trade your plan with discipline and perseverance. 
6. Limit your capital at risk on any one trade to eliminate your risk of ruin. 
7. Work so hard when the market is closed that all their is to do when the market is open is take your signals. 
8. Have a system that profits in up and down trends. 
9. Have a system that works in multiple markets. 
10. Trade position sizing that does not cause your emotions or ego to get louder than your trading plan.

Linda Raschke's 12 Rules for Technical Trading.

1. Buy the first pullback after a new high. Sell the first rally after a new low. 
2. Afternoon strength or weakness should have follow through the next day. 
3. The best trading reversals occur in the morning, not the afternoon. 
4. The larger the market gaps, the greater the odds of continuation and a trend. 
5. The way the market trades around the previous day’s high or low is a good indicator of the market’s technical strength or weakness. 
6. The previous day’s high and low are two very important “pivot” points, for this was the definitive point where buyers or sellers came in the day before. Look for the market to either test and reverse off these points, or push through and show signs of continuation. 
7. The last hour often tells the truth about how strong a trend truly is. “Smart” money shows their hand in the last hour, continuing to mark positions in their favor. As long as a market is having consecutive strong closes, look for up-trend to continue. The up trend is most likely to end when there is a morning rally first, followed by a weak close. 
8. High volume on the close implies continuation the next morning in the direction of the last half-hour. In a strongly trending market, look for resumption of the trend in the last hour. 
9. The first hour’s range establishes the framework for the rest of the trading day
10. A greater percentage of the day’s range occurs in the first hour then was the case in the past, and thus it has become increasingly important to trade aggressively if there are early signs of a strong trend for the day. 
11. There are four basic principles of price behavior which have held up over time. Confidence that a type of price action is a true principle is what allows a trader to develop a systematic approach. The following four principles can be modeled and quantified and hold true for all time frames, all markets. The majority of patterns or systems that have a demonstrable edge are based on one of these four enduring principles of price behavior. Charles Dow was one of the first to touch on them in his writings. 
Principle One: A Trend Has a Higher Probability of Continuation than Reversal 
Principle Two: Momentum Precedes Price 
Principle Three: Trends End in a Climax 
Principle Four: The Market Alternates between Range Expansion and Range Contraction! 
12. In the world of money, which is a world shaped by human behavior, nobody has the foggiest notion of what will happen in the future. Mark that word – Nobody! Thus the successful trader does not base moves on what supposedly will happen but reacts instead to what does happen. 

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#16352  Sticky Note Selling CCs JLS 09/20/16 02:03:31 AM
#16435   Fukushima meltdown eclipses Chernobyl in terms of environmental Y worry Murray 10/01/16 08:50:17 AM
#16434   I usually trade very close to the signal. Duma 09/30/16 01:23:43 PM
#16433   DAX and DB correlation. Y worry Murray 09/30/16 07:41:57 AM
#16432   Duma Watched your charts show MACD turning negative - NASARAVI 09/30/16 07:23:20 AM
#16431   Taking profits can be a problem but sure Y worry Murray 09/29/16 09:52:39 PM
#16430   Possibility of Micron’s acquisition by Intel JLS 09/28/16 11:06:48 PM
#16429   CHK 60M....Cross MA50 with big White candle..maybe a haha11 09/28/16 08:57:56 PM
#16428   Apple ups iPhone 7 component orders. JLS 09/28/16 04:05:46 PM
#16427   RIG -- Transocean’s strongest backlog. JLS 09/28/16 03:49:02 PM
#16426   thank you for playing, have a good day spdpro 09/28/16 02:14:33 PM
#16425   Your guess is wrong. JLS 09/28/16 12:43:13 PM
#16424   ugaz at AH Close > I guess you spdpro 09/28/16 03:44:20 AM
#16423   Spikes or no spikes. JLS 09/28/16 03:21:09 AM
#16422   As I meant to imply in my post, Duma 09/27/16 10:01:05 PM
#16421   with the old Schwab platform StreetSmartPro that spdpro 09/27/16 07:30:54 PM
#16420   Kool, I wasn't seeing things, Thank you sir, Swampdude 09/27/16 07:19:31 PM
#16419   uwti > $ 22.18 9/23/2016 (16:04:39 PM) spdpro 09/27/16 07:08:20 PM
#16418   Duma Looking at TNA chart some of the indicators NASARAVI 09/27/16 05:45:13 PM
#16417   TRIN JLS 09/27/16 03:43:34 PM
#16416   Several articles points to derivatives as the Deutsche Duma 09/27/16 02:31:45 PM
#16415   If my wave count is right, w4 was Duma 09/27/16 02:23:58 PM
#16414   Looking at SPX and TRIN at the same Duma 09/27/16 02:14:24 PM
#16413   Swampdude, JLS 09/27/16 01:34:55 PM
#16412   no problem . no worries spdpro 09/27/16 01:18:09 PM
#16411   Excuse me sir, Swampdude 09/27/16 01:09:29 PM
#16410   I'll do a replay tonight and see if spdpro 09/27/16 12:49:17 PM
#16409   That's better. JLS 09/27/16 12:27:46 PM
#16408   any price print on Nasdaq log has volume spdpro 09/27/16 10:42:59 AM
#16407   Train Your Brain for Trading JLS 09/27/16 02:39:25 AM
#16406   Nasdaq Log doesn't use delimiters? JLS 09/27/16 02:28:57 AM
#16405   data was from Nasdaq Log, spdpro 09/26/16 08:51:26 PM
#16404   Mind showing a chart? JLS 09/26/16 08:37:09 PM
#16403   What did you see? JLS 09/26/16 02:25:38 PM
#16402   SPY + TRIN 10/30/60.. LIVE charts .. haha11 09/26/16 02:02:17 PM
#16401   It would probably be easiest to research visually Y worry Murray 09/26/16 01:26:26 PM
#16400   I tweeted Foot and he usually replies to Y worry Murray 09/26/16 12:18:14 PM
#16399   uwti > 170,398 $ 22.18 (16:04:39 PM) $ spdpro 09/26/16 09:53:17 AM
#16398   thanks spdpro 09/26/16 09:40:50 AM
#16397   No record of them on my charts but Y worry Murray 09/26/16 07:56:04 AM
#16396   Ok, thank you, but what did I see Swampdude 09/26/16 07:25:12 AM
#16395   IWM.. Divi >> 0.344 paulgmx1 09/26/16 07:07:23 AM
#16394   Post charts next time. JLS 09/26/16 01:49:25 AM
#16393   Just cruising thru other boards and noticed 3 Swampdude 09/25/16 04:46:29 PM
#16392   Have you asked Foot? Duma 09/25/16 10:47:57 AM
#16391   Futures are the vehicle through which the SPX Y worry Murray 09/24/16 08:29:48 PM
#16390   Just being smart, but I think it is Duma 09/24/16 10:51:56 AM
#16389   Foot frequently comments that there is an 80% Y worry Murray 09/24/16 08:27:30 AM
#16388   enjoy spdpro 09/23/16 11:16:12 PM
#16387   You too, on sideline for now. Going out jaws57 09/23/16 11:01:30 PM
#16386   VOL acting very strange today >> spdpro 09/23/16 01:28:26 PM