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Good Trade - Bad Trade

wave chartWhen I first discovered the Wave Principle, I was immediately impressed with how accurately it could position the trend at an early stage, and across numerous time frames.

Yet as powerful as that was for a trend follower like myself, it didn't end with this.

I was also able to project market turns with a great degree of accuracy.

This week's article is the start of a three-part series on Elliott Wave basics.

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The Key Idea

the key ideaThe strategy you intend to trade will usually be determined by your beliefs about the market and the objectives you're trying to achieve. Therefore, your beliefs and objectives will determine your Key Idea.

Your Key Idea is your working hypothesis; the foundations of your strategy and how it will work.

One of the most famous Key Ideas was declared by the Turtle Traders, specifically Richard Dennis. Being trend traders they acknowledged that every trend, without fail, was preceded by a breakout. From that start point they used a standard channel breakout to enter plus they had a 'fail safe' breakout entry which guaranteed they'd capture every new trend. 

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ASX Update October 2018

asx updateOur long term of the ASX remains unchanged; a corrective pattern higher has been unfolding off the 2009 lows, albeit at a much larger degree. Numerous headwinds remain, specifically:

→ Sentiment continues to weaken.
→ Banks to remain under pressure on housing weakness.
→ More evidence suggesting a cyclical high is close.
→ Cost cutting may have run its course, which has been the driving force for earnings.

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Good Trade - Bad Trade

good trade bad tradeIt's interesting to hear how people define success and failure when it comes to trading.

What constitutes a well thought out disciplined trade? An ill conceived one?

What someone perceives as being a good trade. What someone perceives as being a bad one.

Here are some guidelines that may help you along. But I want you to think about consistency. After all anyone can put their hard earned money on the table and come up with a winning trade every now and then.

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The Bear List

watch listThe momentum anomaly can be found in both bull and bear markets.

Whilst I personally focus on trading the long side with momentum, it's a popular choice for discretionary traders on the short side during times of negative sentiment.

Considering global markets are at risk of a more sustained correction, or possibly even a bear market, we've introduced the Momo-50 Bear Watchlist within our Trade Long Term service.

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