Learn to Day-Trade the Emini S&P Futures

V Bottom – Trading Video – Aug 8, 2013

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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 emini S&P futures. Today is Thursday, August 8th.
The market opened up this morning here at 1695.25 represented by this white dotted line. We generally don’t trade from 9:30 to 9:45. Coming out of the no trade zone we had an opportunity for a pro-range reversal, got just a real quick 4 ticks on that. And then we had a nice clean pullback into our moving average for a continuation, a total of 7 ticks.
Now this next trade we had a nice clean pullback. An opportunity to get in short, got my first target off and then I cancelled my stops. I went to reenter my stops and I entered it as a market order and it closed me back out, so I only got 6 ticks on this trade, only with 2 contracts. When it was actually a nice, clean 10 to 14 tick trade by holding on to it. I didn’t want to chase a trade so I didn’t reenter the trade. We talked about it in the Shark Den. And you know, if we had a nice trailing stop this could have certainly carried it lower. Little bit disappointed we didn’t get the rest of that, but no worries.
We had a nice little pullback here for a continuation, another 9 ticks into the day. And then found our base here on a Shark band. As it retraced I was expecting anywhere from a 3 to 5 point pullback. I was looking for an opportunity to short, but the indicators just continue to hold it strong. Got as high up as a 5 point pullback and then we went into a no trade zone. So there’s no opportunities to short this market.
Once we got above our moving averages we were potentially considering a long, but it went into a no trade zone from 11:30 until 1:15 Eastern Standard Time. And approximately 70% of the time we will see the no trade zone move higher. And that’s exactly what happened here. I wasn’t even at my desk to be able to take advantage of any of this. It’s a no trade zone.
Coming back at 1:15 little bit of a sideways motion. 2:00 we generally try not to be in any long positions at the highs of the day, and still minor pullback. Continuation sideways. If we do not get a deep enough pullback here between 2:00 and 2:30 then the likelihood is exactly as we saw, sideways motion into the close. If I had a good 5 point pullback then I would expect us to run higher into the close. Just did not get it. And ran into the sideways motion. Right here. Wrapped around opening price. Little bit of a selloff going into the close.
To learn more about these and more advanced trade setups or to get a copy of the TraderShark trading manual, please visit TraderShark.com. Thank you. Have a great evening and I’ll see you in the Shark Den in the morning.
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