In part 4 of “Design Your Own trading Methods”, we design a couple of setups based on what we have learned in the previous videos about the process of a swing cycle and its components. We will work with a range setup or a wash & rinse setup that has a powerful impulse and is in the pressure cooker zone or the clean air zone of a swing cycle. In the video, I show how to understand and identify the zones and the setups. Any setup needs your full understanding of it, so practice by studying hundreds of them.
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