In previous posts, I showed how to identify swings and then taught how to make a further distinction of minor and major swings. With this understanding, we can come up with various ways to trade and read a market. In this video, I will show how to take advantage of a minor swing expanding into a major swing taking out the momentum players, the cheap seats. You can also see this represented by a Median Line set, like in the 90-minute oil chart from the “Following Live: Theory Into Practice” post.
Changes in price flow are signaled when swings are broken—when a downswing is broken to the upside, for example. Seeing and making these distinctions intimately connects us to the rhythm of a market and offers the trader greater flexibility in trade options. In this last part of our three-part series on mapping markets in any time frame, we look at the anatomy minor swings and Last Swing Broke.
Summing up the series, we learned how to use swings to map any market in any time frame. This is a practical tool that can be readily applied by a trader at any level.
Every month I will pick a futures market and a currency market for us to follow. At the end of each month, I will review these markets to see what we can learn and pick 2 more to follow for the next month. This is where we take theory and ground it into practice. This month’s charts will be Oil Futures and AUS/USD. I had done some previous posts: Map Any Market in Any Time Frame and Do It With Gaps, so we will use these basic methods for structuring our markets.
How you approach this or any exercise determines what you will get out of it. My objectives for this exercise are: to train in isolating relative structures, learn to set myself aside and follow price, learn to change with change as the market flows, learn to learn from price flow itself. I will put this Following Live segment into our newsletter every month, so subscribe if you’re not already on the list and want updates on these posts.