In this video, I will show you a simple visual way to read the flow of the market. Big Gaps are easy to see on the chart, our eye naturally gets drawn to them. A gap is a quick supply-demand imbalance that pushes all the guessing traders (contraction) into or out of their positions (expansion). Use this simple framework to make observations then create your own ways to trade it using those observations.
In these blogs, we have done a lot of work on mapping markets with swings. In this post, we will look at how minor swings grow up to be major swings and ways we can read and trade this dynamic. These will fall under the category of type 2 trades, expand then continue. Its a type of waiting outside the immediate price action that can be very relaxing. You can read about “The 3 Types of Trades” options on the Language of Markets home page.
In our live sessions, we spent much of the month learning to read and trade with just one line. We can anchor this line consistently on various components of the swings that we structure and then use it to learn. This is one of our simple practices that will enable your own personal learning and insight into how markets move. True learning must come from intuitive comprehension. Approach the practice with curiosity and discovery and leave expectations behind.
In the previous post to “Mapping The S&P E-Mini Weekly. It’s About Them, Not You“. We calmly mapped the weekly S&P E-Mini with swings right into the apex of the storm. In this video, we follow up on that along with the weekly stocks mapped (AAPL, VRTX, AVGO, SQ, BAC, and GILD). I used 2 simple techniques, swings, and where price came from. It’s not the method that’s important, its the presence clarity it can bring to our trade decisions.
We all see things differently and mostly experience markets through past personal experiences which distorts what is going on. We especially get our buttons pushed during times of high volatility and uncertainty. Mapping markets simply and objectively always needs to be the starting point, to orient ourselves to “What Is” rather than what we want or don’t want. It’s not a trader’s job to predict markets, it’s our job to follow and join them no matter what they are doing. In this video, I map out the E-Mini S&P weekly chart along with a few stocks, AAPL, VRTX, AVGO, SQ, BAC, and GILD.