This is a clip from our Language of Markets Live Session on 11/29/21, while the markets were looking relatively scary. In this piece, I show how to ground ourselves to see what is true in the market structure when emotions are heightened. I also talk about using simple Median Line tools to develop an understanding of the push and pull rhythms of a market.
This comes from our Language of Markets Live session on 8/9/21 where we chose the GBP/USD 20 minute to do a lesson on how to map a market simply and objectively and to start with “what is”. The lesson was about much more than mechanically following objective instructions for a setup. It was about facilitating true learning. The focused, simple, and objective has the effect of relaxing our minds. It’s in this relaxation that intuition and our accumulated experiences become available to us in a way that brings a trade together.
This is a Clip from one of our Language Of Markets Live Sessions. I show how to structure a trading plan from beginning to end using a daily WEAT chart which is an ETF of the Wheat futures market. Having a plan of the things you can control goes a long way when it comes to your trading consistency and conserving phycological energy. See Foundations Of Trading Part 6 post for more on trade planning. Your trade plans will be unique to your needs but you can use this as a guide.
Basically, know your method and design rules for:
- Entry: Know what gets you in
- Initial stop: know where your stop goes
- Money management: Know your position size and trade management after in trade
- Exit: know what gets you out
This is a live clip from the Aug 3rd Language of Markets Live session where we discuss how approaching any method, structure, or trade with predetermined expectations blinds us. It’s a valuable thing to eventually have our expectations disappoint us. We are forced to give up and this frees us to see the whole picture. I then demonstrate how to discover the essence of swings by discovering controlling buyers and sellers in the live AUD/USD. I also give an example of how reading price action (bar-by-bar) easily shows us the controlling buyers and sellers that showed the swing to project for an entry.
Effective trading is not about trying to be right on each trade, it’s about being fluid in an everchanging market. When we approach each trade trying not to be wrong, there is a layer of fear that clouds how we see things and effects our every decision.
This video is a Clip From one of our Live Sessions where I talk about consciously practicing with being wrong while demonstrating on a live USD/JPY market. I give a practice exercise to loosen up this aversion. As traders, we are going to be wrong a lot so its best to dispell the shame of it so we can approach each trade with more clarity.
In Part 1 of Reading The GBP, we learned how to read the story that price was telling by mapping simple relative swings. In Part two’s clip from our live session, we take that same market and include more data. The thing to remember is, no matter how much data you have on the chart, you can always structure a market to see the story that price is telling you. We do this by mapping minor and major swings.
This is a clip from one of our Language of Markets Live sessions. It’s is an exercise where we describe the story that the GBP is telling. We take what looks like a chaotic market and structure it with simple swings to see it clearly, taking some of the crazy out. Once mapped with simple relative swings, you can read price, design your own trading plan and make intelligent trade decisions.