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  1. Open a new NinjaTrader Brokerage account by June 30th and SAVE on your Lifetime license purchase or lease: Lifetime License:Only $899 ($200 savings) Quarterly Lease:3 months free ($225 savings) Along with access to premium features including Chart Trader, OCO orders & more, you will also save on trades with discount commissions as low as $.09 per Micro contract and low forex spreads. Simply fund your account with the account minimum of $400 to lock in your savings. With the recent launch of Micro E-mini futures from the CME, now is the ideal time to open your account & trade with the full power of NinjaTrader’s award-winning platform! Questions? Contact us at 312.262.1289 or brokeragesales@ninjatrader.com. Platform License Discount Requirements: Account must be opened & funded in June 2019 with $400 minimum Discount is available for new US-based and international futures accounts and US-based forex accounts Discount is applicable to software purchase or lease only 2nd accounts for current NinjaTrader Brokerage account owners not eligible for platform discounts
  2. Our NinjaTrader community of 60,000+ traders continues to expand around the globe and we want to thank you for helping us further our leadership role in the industry. As a token of our appreciation, we are inviting all members of the NinjaTrader community to take advantage of discounted prices on a NinjaTrader lifetime license or an opportunity to change your existing license. This limited-time offer provides significant savings on each of the following purchases: > Single Broker Lifetime License: Only $899 ($100 savings) > Multi Broker Lifetime License: Only $1199 ($300 savings) > Change to a Multi Broker Lifetime License: Only $300 ($200 savings) Lock in your savings today and have access to all future versions of NinjaTrader for life! These limited-time discounts expire on Friday, December 21st. If you have any questions regarding these discounts or how credits from your existing lease may be applied to a new purchase, please send an email to platformsales@ninjatrader.com. Thank you again for your ongoing support as a member of the NinjaTrader community. Please note: CQG only available to eligible customers. This communication is sent to you by NinjaTrader, LLC, a software development company which owns and supports all proprietary technology relating to and including the NinjaTrader trading platform. RISK DISCLOSURE: Futures, foreign currency and options trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones financial security or lifestyle. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. View Full Risk Disclosure.
  3. Get ready for fall trading with a limited time offer to SAVE even more with NinjaTrader! Open a new Futures account by August 31st and trade commission-free for September. Simply fund your account in August with the account minimum of $1000 and you will receive a rebate back on all futures trades placed in September.* OPEN ACCOUNT NinjaTrader empowers brokerage clients with: Award winning technology Clear savings through discount commissions 1000s of Apps & Add-Ons to personalize your platform Questions? Contact us at 1.800.496.1683 or brokeragesales@ninjatrader.com. *Program Requirements: Account must be funded by August 31st, 2018 with $1000 minimum Trades must be executed in September 2018 Standard exchange, NFA and routing fees still apply A commission rebate will be applied to the account holder’s balance for all September trades 2nd accounts for current NinjaTrader Brokerage account owners not eligible for rebates Futures and Forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. View Full Risk Disclosure.
  4. Just thought I would contribute to the community by posting Daily Analysis using Auction Market Theory for Emini & Crude Oil trading. Check back each day as I will update daily. Friday's Analysis
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    Sell eur/inr below 84.75 tgts 84.63, 84.48 sl 84.92 (cmp 84.7925).
  6. Alright guys, so I made a poor call on AAPL and I'll clear that up later. I'm still long AAPL, by the way. Today, I want to talk to you about a great trading system that I utilized to bring me gains in futures trading. It is called the floor trader strategy and you can read more about it right here: http://www.trading-naked.com/FloorTraderMethod.htm There are 3 things to remember with this method: 1. The first is to watch out for retracements; a minor rally in a downtrend and a minor decline in an uptrend. I have always loved retracements as they are so easy to identify and trade on. 2. Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is vital and it involves the 9 and 18 EMA lines. 3. Identify entry level or trigger.
  7. On the heels of another MASSIVE European continent sovereign downgrade, plus the promise of UK & French downgrades, the market was saved again with a rumor. It wasn't just any rumor though, but the same old nonsensical Greek bailout rumor that never seems to grow old. With only a few minutes left in the day, the usual rumor was released to the usual financial outlets, before the close, that resulted in the usual change from a down day to a positive close. Isn't it odd that the bad news like MASSIVE SOVEREIGN DOWNGRADES are always released when the market is closed; however, good news is always released during the trading day? If I wasn't so jaded from so many obviously and bullishly rigged maneuvers by politicians and central banksters to achieve their preconceived outcomes, I'd say this was a freak occurrence. From experience, however, one must conclude that the timing of these things is completely controlled by the "powers that be" (read: Fed, Treasury, ECB, IMF, BOE, World Bank, BOJ, etc, etc). Any thoughts to the contrary show ones acute naiveté. Of course there are others who share this frustration and not just in the USSA. Another voice of reason comes from Godfrey Bloom of the UK Independence Party who excoriates the EU with, among other things, "The day must surely come when politicians, bureaucrats, and central bankers must be called to account by a fiscal crimes tribunal and sent to prison for a VERY LONG TIME!" Sadly, there isn't a single sorry politician (other than Ron Paul) or so-called financial journalist that will stand up and say the same. No sir, in the USSA it's all about "Go along to get along." After all, the slimy politicians need their palms greased and the so-called financial journalists need advertising dollars. Trade well and follow the trend, not the so-called "experts." ____________________ Larry Levin Founder & President of TradingAdvantagetm (888) 755-3846
  8. Wednesday is supposed to be D-Day for the banking mafia. Will the Europeans have it all worked out by then – and by worked out I mean sufficiently screwing the taxpayers – or will they continue bickering? Whatever the result is Wednesday, I’ll bet they agreed on more meetings. In the mean time, let’s take a look at some of today’s data. The S&P Case-Shiller HPI wasn’t very good. Home prices are not rising. Bloomberg, of course, tries to put a good spin on it “Home prices, at best, may be stabilizing according to Case-Shiller data that show no change in the adjusted composite-20 index for August. The reading ends three prior months of 0.1 percent declines (July revised downward from no change). The unadjusted reading, at a very weak plus 0.2 percent vs plus 0.9 percent and plus 1.1 percent in the two prior months, points to price contraction in August given that monthly readings in this report are three-month averages. Nevertheless, the unadjusted year-on-year pace of minus 3.8 percent is the best reading since February in what hints at a flattening in the slope of price contraction.” The FHFA House Price Index was much worse. The consensus was for a reading of +0.3% but it was -0.1%. Moreover, last month’s reading of +0.8% was brought back to reality with a revised +0.1%. Finally, we have the consumer confidence data that was just awful – the WORST since March 2009. Bloomberg’s take: The consumer's assessment of current conditions is at its lowest point since December while consumer expectations are at their lowest point since the recession. The consumer confidence index fell 6.6 points in October to 39.8 with the current conditions component down a sharp seven points to 26.3 and the expectations component down 6.4 points to 48.7. Stand-out weakness appears in the current assessment of business conditions where fewer, 11.0 percent, describe conditions as good and more, 43.7 percent, describe conditions as bad. And what is not a good sign for holiday spending, stand-out weakness also appears in income expectations where fewer, 10.3 percent, see their income rising and more, 19.2%, see their income decreasing. This inversion in income with pessimists on top is very rare for this series. But data doesn’t matter when there “may” be a meeting in Europe…sometime…soon, I think? Pass the Hopium please. Trade well and follow the trend, not the so-called “experts.” Larry Levin Founder & President of TradingAdvantage.
  9. The Market Internals are similar to the instrument cluster on your car, without them you really don’t know which direction you are headed or how fast you’re moving. There are four indicators that make up the core market internals: Breadth Ratio Advance/Decline Line Trin Tick Each indicator has a separate reading for the NYSE and NASDAQ, but our primary focus will be on the NYSE. You can setup your trading screen to neatly display all four market internals in both chart form and numeric form. I have mine setup in grid chart format using the Thinkorswim platform. Specific instructions for setting up your own market internals charts using Thinkorswim can be found at the end of this article. Breadth The ‘Market Breadth’ or ‘Breadth Ratio’ is a volume ratio composed of volume flowing into up stocks versus volume flowing into down stocks. The breadth ratio is expressed: Up Volume / Down Volume. This reading is important in relation to where it has been, especially where we are now compared to where we opened on the day. For example: If at 10:00 AM we have 10M shares moving up and 5M shares moving down, the resulting breadth ratio is 2:1 positive (10M/5M), twice as much volume is flowing into up stocks as down stocks. If at 10:30 AM the market has sold off but we now have a breadth ratio of 3:1 positive, this is a signal that the markets are actually becoming stronger and it’s time buy the pullback, so look for a long setup. Out of all four internals, the breadth ratio is the most important. Advance/Decline Line The ‘Advance/Decline Line’ or ‘A/D Line’ for short, is the second most important of the internals. This indicator tells us the net sum of advancing stocks minus declining stocks. The A/D Line is expressed: # of Advancing Stocks – # of Declining Stocks There are roughly 3000 stocks listed on the NYSE and 3000 on the NASDAQ. An A/D Line reading of 1,500+ is very bullish and a reading of over 2,000 is extremely bullish. On the flipside readings of -1500 and below are very bearish and readings below -2,000 are extremely bearish. These extreme readings are indicative of trending days where once the market continues to trend all the way into the close. We look to the A/D Line in conjunction with the Breadth Ratio to confirm these trend days. For example: A day with 2,500 advancing stocks and only 500 declining stocks would yield a net of +2,000 (an extremely bullish reading). It would take a large catalyst to shift the market direction with a reading this bullish. If on the open you continue to see the A/D Line moving +500, +700, +900, this is a sign of market strength. If however, the market is moving higher, but the A/D Line is moving lower, a divergence has occurred and could be a sign of a market turn. It’s important to look to the other market internals for confirmation as one indicator alone is not sufficient to confirm a move. Trin TRIN stands for TRaders’ INdex and was developed by Richard Arms in 1989 (it’s also referred to as the Arms Index). Its main purpose is for detecting overbought and oversold levels in the markets The Trin is expressed: # of advancing stocks / # of declining stocks divided by volume of advancing stocks / volume of declining stocks The resulting Trin # is inverse to the market (a + reading is bearish, a – reading is bullish). A ratio of 1.0 means the market is at parity. A reading of 2.0 means much more volume is flowing into declining stocks. A reading of below 0.6 means much more volume is flowing into advancing stocks. With the introduction of inverse ETFs the Trin has lost some of its appeal to intraday traders. John Carter talks about the Trin in his book Mastering the Trade and has this to say… If the Trin closes below 0.6, the market has an 80% change of selling off the next day. If the Trin closes above 2.0, the market has an 80% change of rallying the next day. If after closing above 2.0 the markets can’t rally the next day, a major selloff could be in store. Tick The NYSE Tick Index gives us the relationship of stocks up ticking versus down ticking at their last traded price. The Tick is an extremely useful tool for intraday traders. For Example: If there are 3000 stocks trading on the NYSE and 1500 trade higher from their previous price and 500 trade lower than their last price the Tick will read +1000. But wait what about the other 1000 stocks? They could be unchanged from their last price. When using the Tick we are looking for extremes to enter or exit a trade. Tick readings of +1000 or -1000 are considered very strong as we typically trade between 1000 most of the time on the NYSE. Tips for Using the Tick: Tick readings within |400| indicate chop, ignore them On a range day you can look to fade tick extremes A 1 period moving average can make it easier to see the trend of the Tick Note the extreme tick readings for the day: When we get a high tick and a high in price at the exact same time, this could indicate the high of the day. When a high tick prints without a simultaneous high price we can continue to make new highs, until a new high tick is reached (the reverse is true for a low tick followed by new lows). Here are some live trading videos using the tick. Market Internals Setup Instructions Market Internals Chart Setup Tick Chart Setup
  10. We’ve all heard the saying… “The trend is your friend until the end” In this post I outline techniques for identifying the trend, getting in, and staying in until it fails. How do we Define a Trend? An uptrend can be defined as higher highs and higher lows, while a downtrend can be defined as lower highs and lower lows. As an exercise, each night print out a 5 or 15-min chart of the market you are trading and identify the key highs and lows of the day. After a few weeks you will become better able to define the trend during the day. Methods for Identifying the Trend Moving Averages Regardless of the time frame you’re trading, moving averages are a great way to quickly identify the general trend of the market. I place more weight on larger time frames such as the daily and weekly and then look to trade with that trend on the smaller intraday timeframes. A 20-period Exponential Moving Average is a great tool for intraday trading. A 20 Period Exponential Moving Average (in blue) helps quickly identify the larger trend. Using a 5-min chart, the 20-EMA keeps us aware of the larger trend. Candlestick Patterns As talked about in the book Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, candlestick charting is a great way to identify market sentiment and trends. The candlestick pattern is made up of an open, close, high, and low price. These candlestick patterns have a lot more to say as compared to a bar chart. To get an even clearer picture of the trend try switching to a Heikin Ashi chart. Methods for Entering the Trend Fibonacci Retracements Buying on a retracement as opposed to chasing the market is a great way to enter a trend. This reduces the likelihood that your stop will take you out. Once you have identified a new trend try drawing from lows to highs (in an uptrend) and waiting for a pullback to the 50% of a Fibonacci retracement before going long. Entering a trade at a 50% Fibonacci retracement is a low risk method of getting into the trend. This allows you to enter on a pullback rather than chasing the market. The NYSE Tick This is by far my favorite tool for intraday trading. To learn more I will refer you to my prior post on the NYSE Tick. Reversal Patterns Buying over the high of a low bar (in an uptrend) or shorting the low of a high bar in a down trend is a great way to get in the new trend close to a reversal. These patterns accompanied with a moving average or other momentum indicator can be a sound strategy with very good risk/reward ratio. Whether you’re an intraday trader or use a weekly chart, being able to identify the trend, get in, and stay in will yield the greatest return over time. Do you have other methods for identifying the trend? I’d love to hear from you.
  11. On 5-3-11 we recommended buying June RBOB at 3.3616 on a stop. Overnight the market traded lower and took out the low of 5-3-11. Since the low was taken out the pattern is no longer valid. We are no longer recommending buying June RBOB at 3.3616 on a stop. We will sit on the sidelines and wait for further price action before we look to get back in.
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