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Nice Symmetry – Trading Day – April 14, 2014

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This video is designed for educational purposes only and to show some of our trade plan setups to reinforce our daily trade plan review.

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Good evening traders, this is Brian with TraderShark.com, an educational website to learn how to trade the S&P, Euro, Crude, and NASDAQ futures. Today is Monday April 14th, 2014, one day before tax due date.  Today was great, saw a lot of symmetry in the market. I do apologize for not getting any videos out for the last week and a half. I have been overwhelmingly busy, we have been revamping the website getting some new indicators created for you all. We will try to get a little bit more consistency, maybe try to get three videos per week for everyone.

The market opened up this morning at 1823.75, represented by this white dotted line.  We saw a nice little pro-range reversal, I did not take it. The ones colored in yellow were setups that I did not take. This happened awfully fast this morning, but I am just trying to show people the consistency of the trade setups that we have in the room. We had another pro-range reversal down here, right there at about 9:37 for another four ticks. It is a one to one risk reward ratio, not much going on there. Coming out of the opening fifteen minute range from 9:30 to 9:45 is a no trade zone, except for that kind of pro-range reversal setup. Coming out of that, right there before ten o’clock, there was a nice setup but within three minutes of the news report we do not take any new trades. That is why I put a yellow arrow here, but it did setup nicely for a sell-off.  Working our way back up through the moving averages we had a nice little pull back. I want to show you there were actually three setups. The one that I took was the middle setup for a total of nine ticks to the longside. Still running relatively sideways, I saw some resistance levels working our way up to the next SharkBand, an obvious number between 1824 and 1825. We had a total of eleven ticks, working our way right there from 1030 into the trending timeframe.  Then we had a nice little pullback, and here is where a lot of people get confused they try to sell-off.

However, we jumped on for another ten ticks to the longside, working our way up into the SharkBand. There was another SharkBand up here at 1827, 1828. This is called a lunchtime trade zone from 1130 until 1:15 Eastern Standard Time. Coming out of that we stayed below the moving averages. I did not really expect it, but we had a kind of bullish bias but a nice little pullback into the moving average for a continuation lower. I did not get this trade, I was not expecting it. It was after the two o’clock timeframe in which we do expect a little bit of a sell-off.  We stayed patient and stayed disciplined, we had a nice clean hookpattern establish right here at about three o’clock. Target one was four ticks, target two was six ticks and target three was 19 ticks, for a total of 29 ticks on this one trade.  Following, there was another trade if you were looking to add on more contracts for a total of ten ticks here. We saw after the pullback a little bit of a consolidation for a continuation higher. If you trade off of the lows of the day, generally a counter-trend trade will go for six ticks. In this particular case I did put a little bit of a trailer on, for a total of twelve ticks.  Working our way into the close. If you put in another trail stop heading into the run, we generally do not trade here from 3:50 until 4:15 Eastern Standard Time. We will be closed this Friday in observance of Good Friday, CME put out a news blast that all of their products will also be closed.  To learn more about these and more advanced trade setups, or to get a copy of the TraderShark Trading Manuals please visit TraderShark.com. Have a great evening everyone.

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