Where next for the USD and gold ahead of NFP?

Where next for the USD and gold ahead of NFP?

Over the last few days the US dollar has seen some much-needed upside momentum which in turn has driven the price of gold lower. So how much longer is the is the US dollar set to rise, or for gold to fall? https://youtu.be/2q7Ev2V7ASQ...
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Day trading the ES emini on tick charts and tickspeedometer delivers solid profits

Day trading the ES emini on tick charts and tickspeedometer delivers solid profits

An interesting session for US indices where despite the relatively narrow price action, the tick charts delivered some solid trading profits for intraday scalping traders. The focus in this session was on the ES emini, the most heavily traded index, and using tick charts in combination with the Ninjatrader Tickspeedometer indicator. This approach delivered some solid results despite the fact markets were waiting for FED chair Powell to deliver a speech to the Economic Club of Washington DC, with a question and answer session to follow. It was no surprise to see markets trading in a relatively tight range, but nonetheless delivering for the emini scalping trader. https://youtu.be/5D7MM3Ffik8...
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2019 starts with a bang! But volume price analysis reveals the truth behind the price action

2019 starts with a bang! But volume price analysis reveals the truth behind the price action

If there was one word to define the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, that would be......volatility. Over the holiday period and at the start of the new trading year we have seen extreme and volatile moves across the markets. First was the biggest single-day points gain ever for the DOW which climbed over 1000 points. Astonishing by any standards, even in a 'normal' session and not one sandwiched between two holidays. Next came the flash crash for currencies with the yen pairs plunging several hundred pips in minutes, only to recover equally quickly over the next few hours. And all of this price action given further impetus from the thin liquidity and low volumes. Both these moves were associated with average volume, and sending a clear and unequivocal signal of traps laid by the market makers and big operators. Volume price analysis as always reveals the truth behind price action and whether the major players are participating in...
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Some great trading lessons on NinjaTrader in all markets

Some great trading lessons on NinjaTrader in all markets

Another great session with all the markets in focus from commodities and indices to stocks. Some great trading lessons here in all markets and timeframes on the NinjaTrader platform and using the Quantum Trading indicators. https://youtu.be/sXhakmOYIDE Indicators from Quantum Trading...
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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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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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Trading gold today on NinjaTrader renko optimiser

Trading gold today on NinjaTrader renko optimiser

https://youtu.be/F4kybkhjcrg Even though the longer term trend for gold remains heavily bearish, there are always opportunities for intraday trading against the dominant trend, and here we are using the renko optimiser along with several other Quantum indicators. The renko optimiser delivers the optimal setting for the brick - no guesswork!!! So you are trading in tune with the market at the optimal brick size for any market and timeframe. The indicator works by using average true range to deliver the brick size, and for gold this is delivered in cents per ounce. In the video we also consider the Trend Monitor and Trend dots, two great indicators which work so well with the renko chart, helping to keep us in the trend and maximise our profits. Holding a position through a reversal or pullback is immensely difficult and this is what the two indicators working in tandem do together. One works close to the price action, whilst the other steps back and takes...
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Trading gold on the MT5 platform during London session

Trading gold on the MT5 platform during London session

https://youtu.be/Jkkhx3OqLc4 Gold has been very bearish on the longer term charts and in the early part of the London session this has continued on an intraday basis, as we trade gold on the MT5 platform. The Quantum Trading tools and indicators work in exactly the same way for trading gold, or indeed any other commodities, stocks or indices which are available on the MT5 platform. Also here we focus on the Trend Monitor indicator which helps us to stay in and not be shaken out of a strong position when the market pauses or reverses temporarily. This is one of the hardest things to do in trading, and is where profits are made and lost. Also here we have the Quantum USDX dollar index running in parallel to help in decision making as the US dollar generally works inversely for commodities. You can find all the trading indicators for Quantum Trading https://www.quantumtrading.com  ...
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