Map Any Market in Any Time Frame, Part 3 of 3

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.

Map Any Market in Any Time Frame, Part 2 of 3

This is the second of our three-part series on Mapping Any Market in Any Time Frame. In Part I, we learned how to structure markets using only swings. Simple enough, but markets are not static. They are dynamic systems. This means any effort at mapping market structure has to also be dynamic. This is price flow. So we follow and, in following, we develop a connection to a market’s rhythms and learn to change with change. This is fundamentally one of the most important lessons in a trader’s education.

In this video, I introduce the practice of following live markets and highlight the basic tools for developing this practice.

Mapping the JPY With Swings and Gaps

In this post, I combine gaps and swings to map and trade the 20-minute JPY. You will see how I use gaps and swings to isolate a Change in Behavior and to also see the direction of price. I use them again to show me the trade entry where I am willing to risk my stop.

The key thing to learn is this, how to use our tools and not be used by them.

Do It With Gaps

In the last post “Map Any Market in Any Time Frame” I showed you how to map markets using swings. There are various ways to map a market and in this video, I will show you how to do it with Gaps. Gaps are significant supply/demand events and once we learn how to isolate them on a chart, we can view the market through them eliminating the rest of the noise. This gives us an easy means to map, follow and have various ways to trade this event. See a post I did on ” Trading a Valley in the CAD” for an example. Learn to follow price and price will teach you.

Map Any Market in Any Time Frame, Part 1 of 3

This is the first of a three-part series in which I teach simple and objective ways to map and follow any market in any time frame. Whether you’re trading ticks or minutes or dailies, trading simply and objectively is equivalent to trading based on the facts, not on setups or predictions or magic numbers. This independence comes by way of seeing and isolating market structure and reading the language of price.

Isolate major and minor swings in any market or time frame.

Market Structure and Mapping Markets

In order to map a market, we need to be able to define and isolate distinctions within price flow. This is market structure and it relates to Median Lines and trading. We are structuring price flow and mapping markets.

These are some of the elements that we learn at Language of Markets and that i go over in the video. We incorporate them into our training and into our trade practice so that they become second nature and in order to learn to read real-time price flow.

  • Swings
  • Components
  • Process
  • Relative structure – major, minor, and bar level

We structure a market by making distinctions within price flow and the process it follows. In this way we can see what is being communicated via the language of price.