Markets are open with NORMAL TRADING HOURS this Monday, even though it is a bank holiday, Columbus Day.
1. Trading 201: Using Tick/Volume charts and Oscillators for Scalping
Using tick charts and oscillators for day-trading (by Ilan Levy-Mayer VP of Cannon Trading and CTA at Levex.net )
I really don't think anyone has found a "perfect way" to day-trade.
Different techniques work well in different market environment.
In this week short educational feature, I will touch on one technique you can add to your trading arsenal. This technique works better on choppy, two sidedway and/or volatile markets. It does NOT work well when the market has a strong trend.
The chart below illustrates a few principals I like:
It uses a tick chart rather than a time chart. I like tick charts ( range bar, volume charts, renko) better when day-trading shorter time frames for the simple reason it already includes a big factor in the market, VOLUME. If you are using a 5 minute chart for example, you may get signals simply because time "has passed" and certain indicators you are using adopt certain values.
When using tick charts during periods where there are lots of movement, you won't have to wait until your time frame bar closes to get your signal, volume becomes a bigger more important part of your trading decision.
The other part for this trading approach is to use overbought/ oversold indicators in an attempt to catch exhastion in selling or buying and catch the counter trend move. Sometimes that move will be minor, sometimes it will be a trend reversal and at other times just a little pause in a strong trend....no crystal balls here, just another tool to observe and consider in your trading. In the PDF you will see the same indicators, same market, same time frame BUT using different type of charts.....
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2. Hot Market Report: Volatility Continues in Crude Oil Futures
By Sean Malone, Cannon Trading Broker
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Wild ride in crude this week with 3% ranges Thursday and Friday. Looks like Thursdays rally was a head fake and the downtrend will continue. With reportable traders near record long last week will be interesting to see if they have trimmed that this week, or if they will come in and defend the 48.70 support area.
There is not a lot of fundamental news right now, so the COT release today should set the tone for next week.
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