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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TSL - 031411

It looks like today is going to be interesting - as of this post, NASDAQ futures are down 60+, and S&P futures are down 34+.

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Several people posted variations of this setup in comments yesterday (TSL, 2-minute chart). If you plot your Fibonacci lines over the morning's low/high, it presented a nice orderly pullback and a setup on a break of a narrow-range, inside bar that occurred on top of the retracement zone (RZ). Here are Flowtastical's comments:

"Just want to share a simple Trader-X setup on the 2-minute chart today (03/14).

TSL gapped up.

TSL rallied at the open and pulled back to $26.

TSL made an inside bar on the 2-minute chart at 9:38.

The following bar rallied above $26.20, the high of the inside bar.

I got long.

I sold into the upmove."

Nice, simple analysis and trade. It looks like it yielded just under 3%.



James said...

Hey X,

I know one of your standards is to have a high win percentage, and a post you made a long time ago said you were somewhere in the 80% range.

With that said, do you still have losing trades? I have noticed sometimes that when I think a setup is perfect, it stalls and reverses on me. Other times, setups that I was comfortable with the added risk turns out to be better bets.

Can you post a trade where it looked good from the entry, but turned out to be a loss / no gain?

Times of Your Life said...

Nice trade...

Tom C. said...

James, what would be better would be for you to post a setup that looked perfect but didn't work. That way X or other readers could give feedback on what - if anything - would have been a red flag.

Flowtastical said...

Nice, I got promoted from comments!

Simple trade and these are my bread and butter. Anyone can replicate it, just have to find them.

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