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Strategy Name – Opening Low Volume Pullback or Low Volume Pullback Stock gaps up on high volume, then pulls back to VWAP on low volume, then continues the move up higher on high volume. Time: Best time to find this strategy with the biggest moves are 9:32-9:37 EST, although it can happen all throughout the day. Indicators: Stock is gapping up It shows up on Turbo Breakup Scanner. Buying Wicks Confirmations: Pulls back to VWAP Pullback is lower volume than move up Entry Signal: If a stock had all those indicators and confirmations, and then had a new 1 minute high, I would definitely go...

As many of you saw today live in the chatroom, I had my biggest loss of my trading career: a $38,000 loss on Apple, right at the open. The loss was so bad that I had to leave the chat, so I could evaluate what happened. Social media is full of traders posting big wins and bigger losses, so this is nothing new. I decided to write this email though to share with you what happened and what lessons I have learned from this experience. I am used to having losses left and right in the open session, which is the...

Strategy Name – 1-minute Opening Range Breakout (1 Min ORB) For this strategy, you are looking for stock in play (good pre-market action, catalyst), that has gapped up or down. The opening range (1-minute candle) typically helps set the tone for the day on the stock. On this strategy, you are looking for a strong bias one way or another, and a “breakout” of the opening range (first one-minute candle, in this example). This strategy could be applied to a 2-minute, 5-minute, 15-minute or 30-minute time frame as well. Time: In theory, it could be any time of day. For the 1-minute ORB,...

As with any profession, once a new candidate begins to hone their respective craft, they begin to look at different tools in order to perform the same tasks more effectively, safely, and with greater results. The journey is similar with Day Traders: as a person refines their Trading Edge, they may seek other market tools in order to expand their capabilities as traders. One such tool comes in the form of Options. Starting to trade using Options is similar to starting to trade using the actual stock: you need to understand the fundamentals in order to be successful. Without a core...

VWAP Reversal This strategy is used during reversals often after getting a push from the VWAP or a key level after 30-45mins of the market open. Time: This strategy can be used anytime during the day. It is more prevalent after the first 30mins of the open. The earlier this reversal happens, the longer it can go throughout the day and end up being a trend trade. Indicators: The best indicator for this strategy is holding of a key level followed by increasing volume. Many times the price will break VWAP with heavy volume and then retrace back to VWAP giving the opportunity...

The events of 2020 may very well change our lives for many decades to come, including in how we travel, how we socialize, how we work and, very critically, how we go about expanding our human civilization on this planet. The most important news of the past week was the death of United States Supreme Court Justice RBG that will undoubtedly affect the balance of power in the most powerful democracy in the world. And that will affect all of our lives. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known as the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. Rumor has...

Climactic Reversal Counter-trend trade based on VPA that often occurs at the top/bottom of trend. Time: Any time of day Indicators: Stock is in play. Clear intraday trend. Should be in the accumulation (bottom) or distribution (top) phase. Confirmations: Climactic volume on the 1 minute and/or 5 minute chart. Should be 3-5x normal volume. Should be extremely obvious. Ideally candlestick anomalies, such as high volume hanging man, hammer, or reverse hammer. Ideally, the climactic volume should be slamming through a key level and then reversing right back. Entry: Candlestick immediately following the climactic volume Stop Loss: Low/high of day. Size correctly, do not stop out early unless...

$DOCU Trade. Strategy Name – 5min ORB (Opening Range Breakout) It’s a simple strategy. First 5min candle has to print (open & closed), if the next candle takes out high or low of previous candle it’s called opening range breakout. Time: 9:30 – 10:00 am Indicators: First 5min Candle has to print. Making new 5min High/Low. Prefer 2min/1min candle making direction to high or low (making HH/LH, LL/HL). Price action is above/below MAs & VWAP (not swinging up & down). Confirmations: Prefer 2min/1min candle making direction to high or low (making HH/LH, LL/HL). Price action is above/below MAs & VWAP (not swinging up & down). ...

Last week was one of the worst weeks we saw in the market since the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting the headlines. But today, the market bounced back. With the jaw-dropping scale of governments’ ability to borrow and print money, as well as expand their balance sheets, it is hard to imagine the overall market going down. The IMF predicts that in this year alone, rich countries will borrow up to 17% of their GDP to pay for their tax cuts and economic stimulants. This is indeed a new era. Central banks are now giant market makers on Wall Street and...

Today is September 11 - Patriot Day. We at Bear Bull Traders honor the lives of those thousands of people who were so senselessly killed in New York City and elsewhere. In many respects it does not seem like it has been 19 years. They’ve gone by very quickly. If you are reading this email and are struggling today, know that you are not alone. There are people who care. A few days ago, a convicted felon emailed me from the Federal Correctional Institution Loretto (Pennsylvania) and asked for a copy of my Advanced Techniques in Day Trading book. He has...