US mid-term elections dominate price action in all markets

US mid-term elections dominate price action in all markets

Waiting for the US mid term elections was reflected in the markets this afternoon, and following an initial move higher, that was it for the rest of the session as all three indices rotated around the VPOC on the fast timeframe charts and lacking both direction and participation. The price action was no great surprise given the political landscape along with the FED decision due on Thursday. But as always on such days, it reminds us we have to be patient and wait for the trading opportunities to arrive and not force them, where none exist which was the case for index traders today. This general lack of momentum was also reflected in related markets with the US dollar and gold both trading in narrow ranges. The terrific price action of October, a nightmare for investors, but joyous for traders, now seems to be a dim and distant memory as we wait for the Santa Claus rally to appear on the...
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A terrific ES emini day for traders – which just keeps giving!

A terrific ES emini day for traders – which just keeps giving!

A terrific session today for trading US markets, and in particular the indices, with the ES, the NQ and YM leading the way. Following an early recovery, bearish sentiment picked up as the session developed with the ES E-mini index delivering some easy points using the renko indicator, the tick charts and the time based charts as a strong reversal took hold across all three. This was one of the days when trading such moves is low risk and high reward with volume price analysis leading the way and supported by the Quantum tools and indicators. Just a great session with some straightforward low risk high reward trading opportunities. So a terrific session for index traders which continued to deliver after the end of the webinar. https://youtu.be/731gk9R9nnw...
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Trading success? It’s all about anticipating what’s next using volume price analysis!

Trading success? It’s all about anticipating what’s next using volume price analysis!

And once again it's the power of volume price analysis which reveals everything. Some great volume price analysis lessons once more as we move into the European session followed by London, and the signals could not be clearer supported by the Quantum Trading tools and indicators with the British pound in focus on the MT5 and NinjaTrader platforms. https://youtu.be/Ab_xg8KLIrU...
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A great forex session for the euro, Aussie and the pound!

A great forex session for the euro, Aussie and the pound!

https://youtu.be/cDz2mmr1l48 An excellent forex trading session with Anna and David of Quantum Trading, as Europe opens and followed by London. The focus this week was on the euro and the pound, with Anna tracking the GBP/USD as strong pound buying is counterbalanced by US dollar selling, but as always with an eye on the London open where reversals are always likely as this major centre opens for the trading day. One to watch at present is also the Swiss franc, not only for safe haven flows but also as result of the problems in Italy and the Italian banks, with many moving their cash across the border and into Switzerland as a result, so selling euros and buying the franc, so one to watch over the next few days and weeks. The euro aussie is always an interesting pair to trade through Europe and into London as the strong cross flows from the Southern Hemisphere then meld into the European currency markets....
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A wonderful day for reversal traders in US markets

A wonderful day for reversal traders in US markets

A real game of two halves today in the US day trading session with the risk off sentiment expressed in the first half, duly replaced with a return to risk on, as the major US indices and exchanges reversed all the losses of the first part of the session to close near or above the opening price. In this session we focused on the YM emini index with some classical price action, both intraday and on the daily chart itself. Volume price analysis as always is the starting point, and with last week's NFP still fresh in the mind, the prospect of rising interest rates had taken their toll on the markets. However, on both the 4th and 5th of October, whilst the indices fell during the session, they also recovered off the lows and more importantly on high volume, sending a clear signal that the big operators were buying and absorbing the selling pressure. Indeed this was the pattern we...
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Spoilt for choice in the fx session – which pair to choose!!

Spoilt for choice in the fx session – which pair to choose!!

A great forex session and one where we were truly spoiled for choice, with the US dollar leading the way as safe haven flows saw the currency of first reserve rise strongly as European markets opened. This was countered with equally strong selling in several different currencies including the Australian dollar, the euro and the pound and clearly signaled on the currency strength indicator. The move in the euro was triggered as a result of problems once more in the Italian banking system, an issue which like Greece, has never been resolved, and which is now rising once again to the surface. But in this session we focused on one of these, the Aussie dollar which delivered a wonderful trend lower, and confirmed with all the associated indicators of the currency heatmap, the currency array and the currency matrix, with safe haven flows driving the US dollar, and equally strong bearish flows driving the Aussie, and combining in wonderful trading opportunity to...
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Gold, oil and indices all in focus in this session on NinjaTrader

Gold, oil and indices all in focus in this session on NinjaTrader

More excellent VPA lessons in this week's webinar during the US session as David and I focus on commodities, indices and stocks, and in this session we start with gold which had one of its best days for many weeks, with the two drivers of USD weakness and a flight to safe haven, all helping to propel the precious metal away from the drop zone below the $1200 per our region, if albeit only a temporary respite. The safe haven flows were as a result of the uncertainty in Europe and in particular the Italian budget, but as always, this looks likely to be resolved and such flows then likely to reverse just as fast. All of this was beautifully displayed on the renko optimizer for NinjaTrader, along with the other Quantum Trading indicators for NinjaTrader, and also confirmed on the intraday time based charts. Whilst the longer term picture for gold remains bearish, this was a day for the...
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Nice move in the euro along with the pound in the London session

Nice move in the euro along with the pound in the London session

https://youtu.be/QQvzkV2brBE Another great session this morning with David and myself as we showcase the Quantum Trading tools and indicators through the European open and into the London session, and the two currencies we focused on here were the British pound and the euro. As you would expect these are the currencies that take centre stage as European markets open, and we were not disappointed with the euro finding some positive sentiment and sending it firmly higher against the US dollar which was equally bearish on the faster timeframes, and so developing a nice trend. And of course this was clearly in evidence on the currency strength indicator on both the MT5 platform and the NinjaTrader platform. One of the key issues when trading any pair is to understand whether the sentiment for the currency is universal across the currency complex, and here the currency matrix and the currency array step in to help and display this instantly and in all timeframes. This...
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Volume price analysis tips for day trading stocks on NinjaTrader

Volume price analysis tips for day trading stocks on NinjaTrader

https://youtu.be/ABhHFzTn87M A great session with Anna and David of Quantum Trading as they explain how to get started day trading stocks using the NinjaTrader platform. In the webinar they check out some of the great sites to use for filtering stocks, and then focus on one or two which meet your day trading criteria. One such example was Acorda Therapeutics with the ticker ACOR and which despite the recent sharp move lower offer an excellent trade to the long side in this session. Using a combination of timeframes and the Quantum Trading tools and indicators on the renko and tick charts all combined to deliver an excellent return and all underpinned by volume price analysis....
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Day trading gold and other commodities in the US session

Day trading gold and other commodities in the US session

https://youtu.be/64-8qg5I2EM In this session Anna and David focus on day trading commodities in the US session and in particular gold which delivered some solid moves for speculative intraday traders and supported by the Quantum Trading tools and indicators. Anna starts the session looking at gold on the MT5 platform which is a great place to start with both renko and time based charts. Then David takes over on NinjaTrader, adding tick charts as a further blended option and using the Tickspeedometer indicator to deliver the precise tick speed setting for the charts. The renko optimiser then provides an additional view on the price action and yet another non time based chart to help with entry and exit points. Using renko charts, tick charts and time based charts together, provides a three dimensional view of the price action giving day traders a unique view with all the pieces of the puzzle helping to provide a unified picture for clear and logical decision making....
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