Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pre market thoughs Friday


                  ES Five Day 30 minute chart


ES PRE MARKET THOUGHTS

This a sample of how I do my market preparation. The night before I form a hypothesis of how I will approach the day if the market gaps up or down. Preparing the night before takes out all the emotion of possibly considering a trade when the markets open. 

White Lines show the ES Price Levels and Trend Lines I will be paying attention to when considering a trade: Does not include overnight highs and lows.

  • 1831
  • 1829
  • 1818
  • 1810
  • 1806.50
  • 1800
  • 1795

Day Trading Pre Market Thoughts  

Trend Thoughts: Short term is bullish with bullish longer trend. Targeting pullbacks to the long side. When the volume picks up there could be a sharp pullback with the lack of volume pushing this new uptrend. Do not "guess" when the pullback will be, let the markets point the way. 

S&P 500 Sectors: Strong Sectors: XLI, XLB, XLK    Lagging Sectors: XLU  Notes:

   
Special Day Thoughts, Trading Day of the Month: 
  • Day: 18th trading day, historically can favor end of month buying.
  • Month: December ES is historical the best month for longs. 
  • * info taken from Stock Market Almanac, provided more for fun than for a day trading bias 

Reports: None 

Gap Fill Thoughts: 
  • Up Gap: May consider the fade near 1841.50 or 1839 if there is overnight resistance. 
  • Down Gap: Will consider fading a down gap near 1832.75 and 1831.50 Notes: If sitting at support or resistance check pre-market to see if price is considered support or Resistance.

Flat Open:  may consider 1835.75

Gap and Go Thoughts: 

  • Up Gap: Will not chase.  
  • Down Gap: Firmly under 1828 will consider  Notes: none

Long/Short Setups after 15-30 minutes

LONGS

Breakout location thoughts for a 15, 30 or 60 minute:  Will consider BO's or pullbacks on a down gap coming strong off support with room to the top of the channel. Will not chase any other breakouts, Will consider pullbacks to support.  Notes:  
 

Fading Long thoughts: 
  • Major points to  target 1831, 1823,  at the first test. 
  • Notes: Prefer a a 5 point plus move into the location

SHORTS

Breakdown location thoughts for a 15, 30 or 60 minute: May consider with gap out of short term trend and holding the gap.  Notes:    

Fading Short
thoughts:
 
  • Would consider a short fade at 1842
  •  Notes: Prefer a a 5 point plus move into the location

Always mark Support/Resistance and confluence zones that could be used for targets, fading, pullbacks and breakout/breakdowns.



* You don't have to trade everyday. If the conditions don't feel right or if you're unsure of the current days trading environment then PASS on the trade. Missed money is better than lost money.  Day trading and the stock market is not a "war" that you must win at all cost. Trading should be fun, wait for only the good setups. Follow your rules, stick to your stops, and know that everyday the market presents a new chess board.

 

  


 


 

 

 


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