posted by Tom C.
I am gearing up to make some posts in April when X goes on vacation.
Days like today don't happen often, but when they do I catch the late day moves by looking for a saucer or "cup and handle" pattern. X taught me this pattern years ago, and Trader Jamie makes good use of them too.
I look for a rounded or saucer pattern, with an aggressive entry when price crosses the 50% retracement. The next entry option is the halfway point between the high and 50% retracement (the white dashed lines that X introduced us to earlier this year). Here are two examples with entries marked. I closed half my position at the FE and closed the other half at the end of the day (for VTR almost one and the same).
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