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Stock Picks and Trading · Which Way is the Market Going to Go? Squeeze
davesaint86
msg #152749
6/24/2020 12:18:09 PM

Many moons against I subscribed to http://www.spirestocks.com

The concept was good. However he raised the subscription price and then the system lost a lot of subscribers' money during 2008. The gist of the system is to buy dividend paying stocks on the dips and selling some shares after reaching a certain level. Example, buy 10% more shares when the price of a stock dipped 8% and sell 10% of shares when the price rose 13%. I'm guessing the dip and sell % were maybe based on ATR over a certain time period.

Filter Exchange · S&P 500 cumulative strength index and Sector relative strength
davesaint86
msg #152611
6/11/2020 7:29:44 PM

Fetcher[apply to symlist(xlc,xly,xlp,xle,fdn,xlv,xlf,xli,xlb,xlre,xlu,xlk,slv,gld,shy,xrt,vgt,fdn,ita,robo)


Set{RS1, csto + c-rsi}
Set{RS, rs1 / 2}

draw ma(18)
draw ma(50)

draw Bollinger bands(18,2.0)
set{E31, price above Upper Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{ABLongposition, count(E31 > 0,1)}
set{ABShortposition, count(E31 < 0,1)}
SET{ABSTRIGGER,0}
set{E35, price below Lower Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{BBLongposition, count(E35 > 0,1)}
set{BBShortposition, count(E35 < 0,1)}
SET{BBSTRIGGER,0}


set{CRS1, rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS2, rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS3, rsi(28),1)}
set{CCRS1, CRS1 + CRS2}
set{CCRS2, CCRS1 + CRS3}
set{CCRS3, CCRS2 /3}

set{CRS4, weekly rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS5, weekly rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS6, weekly rsi(28),1)}

set{WCRS1, CRS4 + CRS5}
set{WCRS2, WCRS1 + CRS6}
set{WCRS3, WCRS2 /3}
set{CWRSI1, CCRS3 + WCRS3}
set{C-RSI, CWRSI1 /2}
set{RSI28, RSI(28) - 50}
set{CRSI_Bar, RSI28}
PlotType{CRSI_Bar,zerobar}

set{RSI13, RSI(13) - 50}
set{RSI13_line, RSI13}


set{RSI5, RSI(5) - 50}
set{RSI5_line, RSI5}



set{drsilong1, count(rsi(28) above 1, 1)}
set{drsilong2, count(rsi(5) above rsi(28), 1)}
set{drsilong3, count(rsi(13) above rsi(28), 1)}
set{drsilong4, drsilong1 + drsilong2}
set{drsilong5, drsilong4 + drsilong3}
set{drsilong, count(drsilong5 equals 3, 1)}
set{drsishort, count(drsilong5 less than 3, 1)}
SET{DRSITRIGGER,0}


set{wrsi1, weekly rsi(5)}
set{wrsi2, weekly rsi(28)}
set{wrsi3, count(wrsi1 > wrsi2,1)}
set{wrsilong, count(wrsi3 equals 1, 1)}
set{wrsishort, count(wrsi3 less than 1, 1)}


set{TWRSI5, weekly RSI(5)}
set{TWRSI13, weekly RSI(13)}
set{TWRSI28, weekly RSI(28)}
set{TWRSI1, TWRSI5 + TWRSI13}
set{TWRSI2, TWRSI1 + TWRSI28}
set{A-WRSI, TWRSI2 / 3}
set{TDRSI5, RSI(5)}
set{TDRSI13, RSI(13)}
set{TDRSI28, RSI(28)}
set{TDRSI1, TDRSI5 + TDRSI13}
set{TDRSI2, TDRSI1 + TDRSI21}
set{A-DRSI, TDRSI2 / 3}
set{LongRSI28Trend,count(RSI(28) > 49 ,1)}
set{LongRSI,count(RSI13 > RSI28 ,1)}
draw LongRSI on plot
set{ShortRSI,count(RSI13 < RSI28 ,1)}
draw ShortRSI on plot


set{LongRSI5,count(RSI5 above the 0 line ,1)}
set{ShortRSI5,count(RSI5 below the 0 line ,1)}
set{LongRSI13,count(RSI13 above the 0 line ,1)}
set{LongRSI28,count(RSI28 above the 0 line ,1)}



draw rsi(5)
draw rsi(5) line at 50
draw rsi(5) line at 30
draw rsi(5) line at 70

draw LongRSI5 on plot
draw ShortRSI5 on plot


set{wsto, weekly Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{dsto, Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{wdsto, wsto + dsto}
set{CSTO, wdsto / 2}
set{E10, price above ema(15)}
set{D10Longposition, count(E10 > 0,1)}
set{D10Shortposition, count(E10 < 0,1)}
SET{D10TRIGGER,0}
SET{TI42, MA(4) / MA(42)}

draw vxvvxx on plot vxxavg
draw eriskon
draw eriskoff
set{vxxc, ind(vxx,close)}
set{vixc, ind(^vix,close)}
set{vxvc, ind(vxv,close)}
set{spyc, ind(spy,close)}
set{spxl, ind(spxl,close)}
set{vix3, ind(^VIX3M,close)}

set{vxvvix, vxvc / vixc}
set{vixavg, cema(vxvvix,7)}
set{vxvvxx, vxvc / vxxc}
set{vxxavg, cema(vxvvxx,7)}

set{eriskon, count(vxvvxx > or = to vxxavg,1)}
set{eriskoff, count(vxvvxx < or = to vxxavg,1)}

set{erisk_on, count(vxvvxx crossed above vxxavg,1)}
set{erisk_off, count(vxvvxx crossed below vxxavg,1)}
set{ervar, vxvvxx - vxxavg}

add column rs
add column separator
add column ti42
add column separator
add column eriskon {Risk-On}
add column separator
add column longrsi {RSI(13/28)-Long}
add column separator
add column shortrsi {RSI(13/28)-Short}
add column separator
add column ma(5)
add column separator
add column cma(low,3) {MA3-L}
add column separator
add column ABLongposition{a-u-bb}
add column separator
add column D10Longposition {ema15}
add column separator
add column BBShortposition{b-l-bb}
add column separator
add column LongRSI5 {rsi(5)-Long}
add column separator
add column ShortRSI5 {rsi(5)-Short}
add column separator
ADD COLUMN ROC(126,1) {6 mth %}
add column separator

ADD COLUMN ROC(63,1) {3 mth %}
add column separator
ADD COLUMN ROC(21,1) {1 mth %}
add column separator
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Fast %K {Fast%K}
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Slow %D {Slow%D}
add column separator
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Fast %K 2 day ago {Fast%K-2}
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Slow %D 2 day ago {Slow%D-2}
add column separator
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Fast %K 3 day ago {Fast%K-3}
add column slow Stochastic(14,3) Slow %D 3 day ago {Slow%D-3}
add column separator


add column atr(14) {Atr}
add column separator
add column average day range (14){ADR%}
SORT COLUMN 5 DESCENDING
CHART-TIME IS 120 days
]



Filter Exchange · S&P 500 cumulative strength index and Sector relative strength
davesaint86
msg #152610
6/11/2020 7:25:30 PM

Fetcher[apply to symlist(spy,qqq,xlc,xly,xlp,xle,fdn,xlv,xlf,xli,xlb,xlre,xlu,xlk,slv,gld,shy,tlt,ief,jnk,tbf)

draw rsi(5)
draw rsi(5) line at 50
draw rsi(5) line at 40
draw rsi(5) line at 50
draw rsi(5) line at 20
draw rsi(5) line at 80
draw atrlong on plot
draw atrshort on plot
draw ma(50)
draw ema(15)

set{E10, price above ma(15)}
set{D10Longposition, count(E10 > 0,1)}
set{D10Shortposition, count(E10 < 0,1)}
SET{D10TRIGGER,0}

set{E27, price above ma(50)}
set{D20Longposition, count(E27 > 0,1)}
set{D20Shortposition, count(E27 < 0,1)}
SET{D20TRIGGER,0}


set{E31, price above Upper Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{ABLongposition, count(E31 > 0,1)}
set{ABShortposition, count(E31 < 0,1)}
SET{ABSTRIGGER,0}

set{E35, price below Lower Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{BBLongposition, count(E35 > 0,1)}
set{BBShortposition, count(E35 < 0,1)}
SET{BBSTRIGGER,0}


set{CRS1, rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS2, rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS3, rsi(21),1)}
set{CCRS1, CRS1 + CRS2}
set{CCRS2, CCRS1 + CRS3}
set{CCRS3, CCRS2 /3}

set{CRS4, weekly rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS5, weekly rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS6, weekly rsi(321),1)}

set{WCRS1, CRS4 + CRS5}
set{WCRS2, WCRS1 + CRS6}
set{WCRS3, WCRS2 /3}
set{CWRSI1, CCRS3 + WCRS3}
set{C-RSI, CWRSI1 /2}
set{RSI21, RSI(21) - 50}
set{CRSI_Bar, RSI21}
PlotType{CRSI_Bar,zerobar}

set{RSI13, RSI(13) - 50}
set{RSI13_line, RSI13}
draw RSI13 on plot CRSI_Bar

set{RSI5, RSI(5) - 50}
set{RSI5_line, RSI5}
draw RSI5 on plot CRSI_Bar

set{drsilong1, count(rsi(21) above 5, 1)}
set{drsilong2, count(rsi(13) above rsi(21), 1)}
set{drsilong3, count(rsi(5) above rsi(21), 1)}
set{drsilong4, drsilong1 + drsilong2}
set{drsilong5, drsilong4 + drsilong3}
set{drsilong, count(drsilong5 equals 3, 1)}
set{drsishort, count(drsilong5 less than 3, 1)}
SET{DRSITRIGGER,0}


set{wrsi1, weekly rsi(5)}
set{wrsi2, weekly rsi(21)}
set{wrsi3, count(wrsi1 > wrsi2,1)}
set{wrsilong, count(wrsi3 equals 1, 1)}
set{wrsishort, count(wrsi3 less than 1, 1)}


set{CRS21, ROC(21,1)}
set{CRS63, ROC(63,1)}
set{CRS126, ROC(126,1)}
set{CR1, CRS21 + CRS63}
set{C-RS, CR1 + CRS126}

Set{W21, CRS21 * .33}
Set{W63, CRS63 * .33}
Set{W126, CRS126 * .34}
set{rw1, w21 + w63}
set{rw-c, rw1 + w126}

Set{RS1, csto + c-rsi}

Set{RS, rs1 / 2}
add column rs

set{wsto, weekly Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{dsto, Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{wdsto, wsto + dsto}
set{CSTO, wdsto / 2}
set{TWRSI5, weekly RSI(5)}
set{TWRSI13, weekly RSI(13)}
set{TWRSI21, weekly RSI(21)}
set{TWRSI1, TWRSI5 + TWRSI13}
set{TWRSI2, TWRSI1 + TWRSI21}
set{A-WRSI, TWRSI2 / 3}
set{TDRSI57, RSI(5)}
set{TDRSI13, RSI(13)}
set{TDRSI30, RSI(21)}
set{TDRSI1, TDRSI5 + TDRSI13}
set{TDRSI2, TDRSI1 + TDRSI21}
set{A-DRSI, TDRSI2 / 3}



set{LongRSI21Trend,count(RSI(21) > 50 ,1)}

set{LongRSI,count(RSI5 > RSI13 ,1)}


set{LongRSI5,count(RSI5 above the 0 line ,1)}
draw longrsi5 on plot
set{LongRSI13,count(RSI13 above the 0 line ,1)}
draw longrsi13 on plot
set{LongRSI21,count(RSI21 above the 0 line ,1)}
draw longrsi21 on plot
DRAW FIBONACCI UP(65)
DRAW FIBONACCI DOWN(65)
SET{TI42, MA(4) / MA(42)}


add column separator
add column ti42

add column separator
add column ABLongposition{a-u-bb}
add column separator
add column BBShortposition{b-l-bb}
add column separator
add column D10Longposition {EMA15}
add column separator
add column D20Longposition {MA50}
add column separator
add column rsi(5)
add column separator
add column longrsi5 {rsi5t}
add column separator
add column LongRSI13 {RSI13t}
add column separator
add column LongRSI21Trend{RSI21T}
add column separator


ADD column rw-c
add column separator
ADD COLUMN ROC(126,1) {6 mth %}
add column separator
ADD COLUMN ROC(63,1) {3 mth %}
add column separator
ADD COLUMN ROC(21,1) {1 mth %}
add column separator

add column csto
ADD COLUMN SEPARATOR
add column c-rsi
ADD COLUMN SEPARATOR

add column RSI(2)

add column separator
add column RSI(13)
add column separator
add column RSI(21)
add column separator

add column atr(14) {Atr}
add column separator
add column average day range (14){ADR%}



SORT COLUMN 5 desCENDING
CHART-TIME IS 120 days
]



Stock Picks and Trading · Which Way is the Market Going to Go? Squeeze
davesaint86
msg #152405
6/1/2020 4:48:56 PM

Conspiracy # 1 (No facts to back it up really)

- Say the same bad actors (globalists, cia, mi6, China) brought Covid to our shores to hurt our economy, thus hurt Trump causing him to lose the election
-Say Trump and company knew ahead of time what was going to happen and they put contingency plans in place to mitigate the risk
-Say the bad actors at the same time planned to short the *ell out of the market
-Say Mnuchin went to the big banks and stated to their CEOs what was going to happen and told them if the bad actors succeed your lives as you know it are over - you will lose everything
-Say Mnuchin said to these CEOS,we will provide you with the liquidity to crush these bad actor short sellers
-Maybe this is why the market recovered so fast


Filter Exchange · RSI 13/34
davesaint86
msg #152115
5/8/2020 8:25:43 PM

Fetcher[symlist(shy,xlk,xlre,xlb,xli,xlv,ibb,xlp,xlf,xle,xly,xlc,qqq,spy,dia,iwm,eem,,efa,gld,gdx,slv,tlt,uso,usmv,scz,efav,oih,wiz,ief,mdy,vgt,fdn,iyt,spxs,spxl,tqqq,sqqq,sso,sds,qld,qid,ba,agg,cwi,cost,sso,sds,upro,spxu,udow,tna,tza,sh,psq,sdow,ddm,dxd,dia,gbtc)

Set{RS1, csto + c-rsi}
Set{RS, rs1 / 2}

draw ma(18)
draw ma(50)

draw Bollinger bands(18,2.0)
set{E31, price above Upper Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{ABLongposition, count(E31 > 0,1)}
set{ABShortposition, count(E31 < 0,1)}
SET{ABSTRIGGER,0}
set{E35, price below Lower Bollinger Bands(18,2)}
set{BBLongposition, count(E35 > 0,1)}
set{BBShortposition, count(E35 < 0,1)}
SET{BBSTRIGGER,0}


set{CRS1, rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS2, rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS3, rsi(34),1)}
set{CCRS1, CRS1 + CRS2}
set{CCRS2, CCRS1 + CRS3}
set{CCRS3, CCRS2 /3}

set{CRS4, weekly rsi(5),1)}
set{CRS5, weekly rsi(13),1)}
set{CRS6, weekly rsi(34),1)}

set{WCRS1, CRS4 + CRS5}
set{WCRS2, WCRS1 + CRS6}
set{WCRS3, WCRS2 /3}
set{CWRSI1, CCRS3 + WCRS3}
set{C-RSI, CWRSI1 /2}
set{RSI34, RSI(34) - 50}
set{CRSI_Bar, RSI34}
PlotType{CRSI_Bar,zerobar}

set{RSI13, RSI(13) - 50}
set{RSI13_line, RSI13}


set{RSI5, RSI(5) - 50}
set{RSI5_line, RSI5}


set{drsilong1, count(rsi(34) above 1, 1)}
set{drsilong2, count(rsi(5) above rsi(34), 1)}
set{drsilong3, count(rsi(13) above rsi(34), 1)}
set{drsilong4, drsilong1 + drsilong2}
set{drsilong5, drsilong4 + drsilong3}
set{drsilong, count(drsilong5 equals 3, 1)}
set{drsishort, count(drsilong5 less than 3, 1)}
SET{DRSITRIGGER,0}


set{wrsi1, weekly rsi(5)}
set{wrsi2, weekly rsi(34)}
set{wrsi3, count(wrsi1 > wrsi2,1)}
set{wrsilong, count(wrsi3 equals 1, 1)}
set{wrsishort, count(wrsi3 less than 1, 1)}


set{TWRSI5, weekly RSI(5)}
set{TWRSI13, weekly RSI(13)}
set{TWRSI34, weekly RSI(34)}
set{TWRSI1, TWRSI5 + TWRSI13}
set{TWRSI2, TWRSI1 + TWRSI34}
set{A-WRSI, TWRSI2 / 3}
set{TDRSI5, RSI(5)}
set{TDRSI13, RSI(13)}
set{TDRSI34, RSI(34)}
set{TDRSI1, TDRSI5 + TDRSI13}
set{TDRSI2, TDRSI1 + TDRSI21}
set{A-DRSI, TDRSI2 / 3}
set{LongRSI34Trend,count(RSI(34) > 49 ,1)}
set{LongRSI,count(RSI13 > RSI34 ,1)}
draw LongRSI on plot
set{ShortRSI,count(RSI13 < RSI34 ,1)}
draw ShortRSI on plot


set{LongRSI5,count(RSI5 above the 0 line ,1)}
set{LongRSI13,count(RSI13 above the 0 line ,1)}
set{LongRSI34,count(RSI34 above the 0 line ,1)}


set{wsto, weekly Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{dsto, Slow Stochastics(14,3)}
set{wdsto, wsto + dsto}
set{CSTO, wdsto / 2}

add column rs
add column separator
add column longrsi {Long}
add column separator
add column shortrsi {Short}
add column separator
add column cma(low,3) {MA3-L}
add column separator
add column ABLongposition{a-u-bb}
add column separator
add column BBShortposition{b-l-bb}
add column separator

SORT COLUMN 5 DESCENDING
CHART-TIME IS 120 days
]



Filter Exchange · Gap Investigator
davesaint86
msg #152030
5/2/2020 8:31:01 PM

I still have a job so it's hard for me to day trade. I still watch his daily videos. He is pretty good at calling tops and bottoms. Not perfect but one of the better ones in my opinion. He also has a subscriber business so he does the share the good stuff for those who do no pay his $1300 yearly fee.

Filter Exchange · Gap Investigator
davesaint86
msg #152028
5/2/2020 7:14:39 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDA5fuB8qaI

One of the best short term traders.

Stock Picks and Trading · Which Way is the Market Going to Go? Squeeze
davesaint86
msg #152016
5/1/2020 7:57:25 PM

Cheese - I don't have a crystal ball. Trends up and down can last longer then one thinks. The Risk-On Equities triggered a Risk off Today. The second time in a week. Can we go up higher? Yes, I think so. I don't think we are going to new highs and that I do not think this run is going to continue. Maybe 310 tops. Maybe closer to 305. Close under the MA(20) and if the RSI(14) drops under 50 I think we will have a real pullback. I have no idea if we are going to retest the lows.

Stock Picks and Trading · Which Way is the Market Going to Go? Squeeze
davesaint86
msg #151989
4/30/2020 3:11:06 PM



Filter Exchange · Dual Purpose Filter
davesaint86
msg #151952
4/29/2020 8:53:18 AM

Contains Many of Ira Epstein's Strategy Rules.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wawfZpdfN4c

http://studyofcycles.blogspot.com/2015/11/paraphrase-of-ira-epsteins-rules-for.html
Paraphrase of Ira Epstein's Rules for Trading
Ira Epstein is a broker who works for the Lind Group, and has published numerous videos on YouTube. From that information, a summary of his Rules for Trading that he provides to the public is distilled below.

Charting Requirement
These rules apply to the daily futures chart only. To follow his system, the following is needed.
1. Daily OHLC bar chart
2. Daily Bollinger Bands with 18-day Moving Average (20-day is acceptable)
3. Daily Slow Stochastic Indicator, plotted as 14,3,3
4. Daily 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA)
5. Swing line study (if available); i.e. higher highs, higher lows; lower highs, lower lows*
Bollinger Band Theory
Bollinger Bands are defined as a daily algorithm designed to keep the market trading within them 95% of the time. The Bollinger bands were developed by John Bollinger, and are 'volatility bands' constructed around the 18 day (or 20 day) moving average where the upper band and lower band are set at "two standard deviations from the moving average". The "two standard deviations" are what theoretically provide the 95% confidence level that the market will trade within the bands.

One does not want 100% confidence of trading within the bands because one is looking for signs of strength when price exceeds a band, and one is looking for signs of weakness when price can not quite hit a band as a price target.

These bands expand and contract with the volatility in the market. When they contract (get narrower) they often indicate a current period of 'consolidation' in the market. When they expand, they often indicate a time period when the market is trending. When the bands get narrow (consolidate), it often precedes a time when the market will trend.

Sometimes prices will be expected to close outside of the bands. Because of the small probability (5%) of trading outside of the bands, the number of consecutive closes outside of the band will typically be small 1 - 3 is common, whereas 4 - 7 closes outside of the bands is a very, very low probability event. The greater the number of consecutive closes, the lower the probability.

Slow Stochastic Theory
The slow stochastic (with parameters 14,3,3) is a price oscillator developed by George Lane, a large Chicago-based grain futures trader. The slow stochastic is a 'bounded' indicator, and can only travel between 0 & 100%. On the daily chart, values below 30% are defined as "over-sold", and values above 70% are defined as "over-bought".

Over-bought and over-sold on this indicator are potential reversal points in the market. However, an exception to over-bought and over-sold conditions is when the slow stochastic has 'embedded'. The slow stochastic is said to be embedded whenever one of these two conditions is met: both the %K and %D line of the slow stochastic is either over 80%, or under 20% for three consecutive days or more.

Other Definitions
� Line in the sand - the 18 day (or 20 day) simple moving average is termed "the line in the sand". This is a line to which daily price often returns. It is considered to be the 'neutral point' on the chart. Prices often 'return to the line in the sand' to regroup either before or after an important economic announcement. This 18 day SMA is also a "battle ground between the bulls and the bears" and the point where one group tries to wrest control of the market from the other group.
� Positive bias - the market is said to have 'positive bias' whenever it has closed above the "line in the sand".
� Negative bias - the market is said to have 'negative bias' whenever it has closed below the "line in the sand".
� Swing line uptrend - prices show higher highs and higher lows 'over' the 18-day SMA.
� Swing line downtrend - prices show lower lows and lower highs 'under' the 18-day SMA.
� Outside reversal day - same as in all technical analysis (outside day up or down).
� Smart Money - Smart Money is defined as the large hedge funds and institutional traders who have account sizes large enough to make a difference in price movement as seen on the chart as opposed to retail traders who account sizes typically don't affect the overall trend of price.
� Riding the Bollinger Band - there are several times when prices will close exceptionally close to an upper band or a lower band for 'several days in a row'. This often happens when the slow stochastic 'goes embedded', either higher or lower. This is a strong trending sign for prices.
Basic Trading Concept
1. One looks to buy a new long position when prices first exceed the 'line in the sand' to the upside. The target for this position is the "upper Bollinger band". This is because prices have shown they now have a positive bias, and the trade is in the direction of the prevailing trend.
2. One does not look to buy long when price is below the 'line in the sand', because prices do not yet have a positive bias, and the trade is not yet in the direction of a prevailing trend.
3. One looks to initiate a new short position when prices first exceed the 'line in the sand' to the downside. The target for this position is the "lower Bollinger band". This is because prices have shown they now have a negative bias, and the trade is in the direction of the prevailing trend.
4. One does not look to initiate a new short position when price is above the 'line in the sand', because prices do not yet have a negative bias, and the trade is not yet in the direction of a prevailing trend.
5. One looks to sell to 'take long profits only' at the upper Bollinger Band. This is because there is only a 5% probability or less (by definition of the band) that price will trade outside of the bands. The 'Smart Money' is lightening up on long positions at the upper band. If new longs were initiated, this means the retail trader would be fighting what the Smart Money is doing.
6. Similarly, one does not look to initiate new long positions at the upper Bollinger band. This is because of the same probability that such a trade only has about 5% probability or less of success.
7. One looks to buy to 'take short profits only' at the lower Bollinger Band. This is because there is only a 5% probability or less (by definition of the band) that price will trade outside of the bands. The 'Smart Money' is lightening up' on short positions at the lower band. If new shorts were initiated, this means the retail trader would be fighting what the Smart Money is doing.
8. Similarly, one does not look to initiate new short positions at the lower Bollinger band. This is because of the same probability that such a trade only has about 5% probability or less of success.
Other Basic Trading Considerations
1. When the slow stochastic has 'embedded' it is one of the strongest of the technical signals. If prices are going to 'ride the bands' in an up trend, this will most often be accompanied by a slow stochastic which is positively embedded over 80.
2. When the slow stochastic has 'embedded' it is one of the strongest of the technical signals. If prices are going to 'ride the bands' in an down trend, this will most often be accompanied by a slow stochastic which is negatively embedded under 20.
3. Since the third day defines day when the stochastic goes 'embedded or not', the second day over 80 or under 20, is the day 'most at risk' for prices to reverse since, most often, the slow stochastic does not embed. Most often, the slow stochastic just goes from over-sold to over-bought and vice-versa without embedding.
4. When the slow-stochastic has been over-bought, then when the slow stochastic reverses to under the 80 level, then it is most common for price and the 18-day moving average to meet. This does not always happen, but it usually does.
5. When the slow-stochastic has been over-sold, then when the slow stochastic reverses to over the 20 level, then it is most common for price and the 18-day moving average to meet. This does not always happen, but it usually does.
Advanced Trading Considerations
1. When the slow stochastic has embedded in either direction, it is often seen - that when prices return to the "line in the sand" - then the line in the sand will be defended in the direction of the trend that embedded. In other words, price will generally 'bounce off' of the line in the sand and resume the trend. This doesn't always happen, but it often happens.
2. When there has been an outside reversal day down, the high of that day should not be taken out higher in the next two trading days or else it constitutes a 'bear trap' - meaning that a number of players have been trapped in their positions at the lows.
3. When there has been an outside reversal day up, the low of that day should not be taken out lower in the next two trading days or else it constitutes a 'bull trap' - meaning that a number of players have been trapped in their positions at the highs.
4. When the 18-day SMA crosses above the 100-day SMA, some moving average followers will view this as a positive sign. If this happens when price is above the moving averages the cross over can be considered valid.
5. When the 18-day SMA crosses below the 100-day SMA, some moving average followers will view this as a negative sign. If this happens when price is below the moving averages the cross over can be considered valid.
6. Often times the 100-day acts SMA acts as either a price target or support / resistance depending on it's relationship to the 18-day SMA, and/or the Bollinger Bands.
Example

While these rules may 'seem' complex, the example chart above helps to clarify them.
1. From June 17 - August 1, price could not attain the upper Bollinger Band, and this is a sign of weakness, not strength.
2. In mid-July price made it's target of the lower Bollinger Band, this is a sign of weakness, not strength.
3. Throughout early August, price can be seen to be trading for multiple days on "both sides of the line in the sand", there is clearly a battle going on for control of the market. Further, there is a narrowing of the Bollinger Bands indicating a period of consolidation, to be followed by a breakout in one direction or the other (more likely lower given the above information).
4. When prices break below the mid-August low, the Bollinger Bands begin to widen to the down side, indicating a trend beginning. This breakdown occurs under the 20-day SMA, and would be sold, as the market would have lower lows and lower highs (a swing line trend) under the line in the sand.
5. Prices begin to "ride the band lower" as the slow stochastic embeds under the 20-level indicating the down trend in force. Profits are allowed to build until the slow stochastic turns back above the 20 level, around August 23rd.
6. When the slow stochastic turns back up over the 20 level, it is 'most often' expected for price to meet the line in the sand, and that is what occurs in mid-September.
7. One does not initiate new shorts against the lower band in late August, per the above rationale as the probability of success is 5% or less (less for every day that price closes below the band).
8. One does not initiate new long positions in early September as price has not closed above the "line in the sand".
9. A new long can be initiated in mid-September, after price closes back above the line in the sand. The target for this trade is the upper Bollinger band.
10. One would not initiate new longs on September 19th, when price is very near the upper Bollinger Band, as the probability of success is only 5% or less, of success. However, profits should look to be taken.
11. A new short position is not initiated in mid-September because price has not closed below the line in the sand.
12. When the slow stochastic turns back under 80, it is 'most often' expected that price will meet the line in the sand, and that is what does happen in mid-September.
13. A new short position can be initiated in late September after price closes below the line in the sand, with a target of the lower Bollinger Band.
14. One would not initiate new short postions in late September when price closes on the lower Bollinger Band, as the probability of success is only 5% or less. However, buying back shorts to take short profits should be initiated.
15. One would not initiate new long positions in later September as price has not closed above the line in the sand.
16. In early October, price closes above the line in the sand on the second trading bar. One then looks to initiate new long positions with a target of the upper Bollinger Band.
17. In late October, price has hit the upper Bollinger Band and one would look to take at least-some profits on long positions. The slow stochastic has not yet crossed back under the 80 level from being embedded, so a trader may still wish to let some partial positions run until it does. This is discretionary.
18. The last daily bar is an "outside range day down", meaning if the high of this bar is taken out in the next two trading sessions, it could constitute a 'bear trap' - meaning some players have most likely been caught short in the trade - presumably giving the market more fuel for a further upside run.
19. Because the slow stochastic is still embedded for many more than three days, when it eventually turns down under 80, and price and the moving average begin to meet, it is a high probability that the line in the sand will be defended! Meaning price will bounce off the 18-day SMA, and resume a turn higher. This does not always happen, but it often does!
Repeat this Cycle, and these Instructions Continuously!

We post this information to show two things: a) we care about trading as much as we do about counting Elliott Waves, and b) sometimes Elliott Wave counting can be a great 'assist' to trading, as in when the longer direction has been established. One can 'filter out' short trades or 'long trades' in the above system based on the Elliott wave count in the market. Other times, like now, Elliott Wave analysis can have clear alternatives, and, in such cases one may rely more on plain technical analysis or a trading system like this to help screen for potential trades.

Disclaimer: We make no claims for the profitability of the above rules. All trading results are determined by your decisions, and we accept no responsibility for them. (*) The Swing Line study is one developed by Ira Epstein, and only appears in charting software he provides. To respect the proprietary nature of this indicator, we have not reproduced it here. Instead, if you are interested in examples of the Swing Line study, go to YouTube, and search on Ira Epstein. Any one of his "End of the Day Financial" videos, "Currency" videos, or "Metals" videos will have the indicator applied to the chart.


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