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The ES and NQ continue to press higher with the RTY while treasuries move lower.  Note from the Quicksheet that equities and…
Yet another low-volume ramp in ES and NQ.  ES will come into Wednesday in extreme posture.  NQ is within reach of the…
Another low volume ramp in ES and NQ.  RTY got early lower prices (as expected) and then rallied a bit.  Very poor…
Low volume ramp into the weekend on the back of OPEX and into earnings for US equities.  Watch for failure if we…
Thursday saw low RVOL "vanna" infused rallies in the equities that gapped and stuck making for large range days and new weekly…
ES, NQ, and RTY all closed above rebalanced 5/20D composites.  So long as we open above these references, we will be favoring…
ES and NQ retained the bearish tint we came into the session with.  We still have 5D VPOCs above 20D VPOCs.  In…
Early rips were sold and now we have ES in ping pong land and NQ bearish below the key 14830-880 area.  RTY…
Earnings kick off this week and the major indexes are in balance. Watching for continued pressure on the treasuries. Continue to pull…
NFP before the open.  In general, a bad number is good for equities.  A good number is bad.  Figure that one out.…
China remains on Holiday. We have Initial Jobless Claims before the open. The short-covering early in the week has become a real…
China remains on Holiday. Ripping short covering day in ES and NQ stalled on the way back to composite HVNs.  RTY remains…
China remains on Holiday.  With NQ close the weekly expected low already, we are watching for sellers to get trapped. Lean Hogs,…
China is on Holiday this week.  So, expecting most of the moves to happen either during the Euro session or US session. …
Month-end and quarter-end.  We could see some wide swings in the ES as JPMorgan repositions their quarterly collar.    ES and NQ…
Seeing some counter activity in Natty Gas taking it into the "rest" phase. Crude had an engulfing bearish day to shut off…
Long RTY and Short NQ was the trade on Monday as the ES traded around 4450 as expected. RTY closed the week…
Equities ended the week back at the prior week balance in front of lots of Fed jawboning this week.  Expecting lots of…
ES back to MVWAP and NQ is close.  RTY closed above the YTD VPOC and looking to continue higher. Big surprise may…
FOMC is over and Powell did his best to suggest the Fed will continue the program.  We closed higher in all the…
FOMC day has come and gone.  ES and NQ have 4385 and 15136 respectively as the scenes of the FOMC release to…
It's FOMC day!  May the rates be ever in your favor! We Will not initiate any new trades today, but taking note…
Massive post OPEX moves away from prior balance.  The moves were so large that we will likely need to balance in front…
Big further liquidation lower in US equities. Bearish posture around. The question now will what happens next with FOMC on Wednesday. Most…
The Monday after OPEX is always dicey as market makers will re-establish ranges.  ES and NQ closed with expectations for lower prices. …
Asia on Holiday to start the week. ES in auction extreme.....caution chasing lower!! The Gold / Platinum (or Palladium) pair remains in…
Friday is OPEX and "Quad-Witching" in equities.  It's a good day to either not trade, or focus on non-equity products. Natural Gas…
The auction was ripe for a reversal on Wednesday and after trading back to the 5D, ES and NQ rocketed higher.   MVWAP…
We got the reversals higher in ES and NQ to change posture and set us up for continuation higher into OPEX. Different…
ES met the target prior composite level at 4428 and has migrated 5D value lower. NQ has migrated value as well.  Looking…
Good follow-through lower to start the week.  Watch for 3rd session down reversal on Tuesday.  We have CPI before the open, so…
US equities continued where they left off on Friday with NQ achieving the key downside objective for the week. For Tuesday, we'll…
For Friday:  Equities struggled today as the market ripped higher off the open but lost the gains midway through the morning session. …
For Thursday:  Sellers gave it the old college try, but...buyers saved the day again!  With OPEX next week and the FOMC the…
For Wednesday:  Growth stocks were rocking on Tuesday.  Of course, this is not a new story.  As we mentioned yesterday, we continue…
For Tuesday:  I hope you enjoyed the extra time from the markets.  The NFP number on Friday was a big miss and…
Fro Friday:  On Thursday equities gave back a little.  This could be due to the NFP number on Friday.  Regardless, we are…
For Wednesday:  Equities took a break on Tuesday.  With a new month upon us, we expect inflows to hit Wednesday and Thursday. …
For Tuesday:  It was a rocket ship Monday as the ES and NQ taking off.  With Uncle Jerome's foot on the gas…
Lots of people in the industry want to tell you to keep trying to figure out how to trade. This is a…
One of our Skill Enhancement Sessions. Traders often say we could help them by giving insight into entry and stop management. It's…
One of our Skill Enhancement Sessions. To gain consistency in your trading, one of the most useful tools any developing trader can…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we took a look at a number of products from stocks, futures,…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we took a look at a number of products from stocks, futures,…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we took a look at a number of products from stocks, futures,…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we took a look at a number of products from stocks, futures,…
Whether you trade intraday or look for multi-session opportunities, looking at the much wider timeframe is a good start for any approach…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at the impact of tariffs.  We reviewed…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at the impact of news releases like…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at how we incorporate news events into…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at 4 questions to ask and answer…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at some opportunities after Non-farm payrolls. Then…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at some opportunities in NQ, ES and…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at some opportunities in NQ, ZS and…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a look at some opportunities in NQ, ES and…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a discussion on our plan for the session and…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a discussion on a “fade” trade we took in…
One of the anchor playbook set-ups we encourage developing traders to look for is called an IB EXT FADE (initial balance extension…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a discussion with an important level for the day's…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a discussion with an important level for the day's…
Part of our regular Q&A series. In this Q&A session, we began with a discussion with an overview of both Market Profile…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. The Federal Reserve, aka "the Fed", or the United States Central Bank is an entity whose…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began with a discussion about why the range of the opening range still matters, how…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began with a discussion reviewing trade on days like FOMC, how we use price action…
Profiling is the core of our trading approach and analysis because it captures how all market participants (institutions, hedge funds, retails, etc)…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began with a discussion regarding the "2nd Move" trade…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at some opening gaps in Crude and Nasdaq futures.  …
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at some opening "fade" or "responsive" trades in Crude…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at our morning routine, how to build option trades…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. Breakout trades! Breakout trades occur when we take a trade in the direction of range extension. …
Take a look at this pre-market chart of Nasdaq futures: NQ (Nasdaq futures) are gapping (A gap is where we open completely…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. Triggers. Triggers are short time frame price action arrangement patterns we use to help us minimize…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. Patience. Patience in trading is an edge. The challenge is in knowing what you are being…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to determine the…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to set a…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the initial balance to help…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to pick better…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to confirm or…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to prepare for…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to see "value"…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to discern auction…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to find better times of the trading…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how we use "OPEN types" to determine the…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile along with short…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to quickly identify…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to determine a…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to help figure…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use orderflow along with the profile to…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to discern unexpected…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to decide if you should go with…
Part of our weekly Q&A series. We began the discussion with a look at how to use the profile to anticipate a…
Binary events occur when a news or econ release is expected during the trading session. It creates one of 2 responses, higher…
Profilers are taught to observe certain structural reference points in the profile graphic and expected certain behaviors when the auction comes toward…
Whether you've been away from markets for a bit and coming back, or if you want to be able to get away…
You may have heard of traders being "squeezed" in an auction. What does it mean? How can you see it, or better…
A mark of trading competence is being able to discern expected and unexpected auction behavior. For the novice, the example auction provided…
A gap is a move measured from the RTH (real-time hours) range of one session to another. This is a mark of…
An auction in "balance" is an auction at rest. The next move is preparing to come and it will initiate from this…
Not all times during the session offer the same opportunity. During different periods of the trading session we look for different types…
Not all prices or activity in the auction are the same. So, to keep from being lulled into every bit of the…
Looking for a quick trade on the open? This is a great set-up to look for on the open in a trading…
Markets go through cycles of volatility which can be damaging to the account of a new trader. In this seminar, we describe…
  I had the opportunity to catch up with Dave Toth, Market Insights Senior Analyst with RJO'Brien (Dave has served as a technical analyst…
When making trading decisions, we remove some of the randomness of markets by identifying "open types" and "day types" to help give…
When making trading decisions, we remove some of the randomness of markets by identifying zones that we are interested in participating. Then,…
When making trading decisions, we always make them with respect to where we are in the "posture" of the market and that…
Maybe you've heard about Market Profiling before, but not sure if it's worth the hype.  In this seminar, we guide you through…
You may have heard us say at some point that there is no such thing as a trading holy grail. What we mean…
The short answer? yes, and no.....see below: Eventually market prices do sync with fundamental data (company finances for stocks, economic data for…
Knowing where you are in the auction can help you stay present to potential bias shifts and opportunities to come. Don't be…
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