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Enter any market at any time.

Watch the cycles whisper direction.

Have you ever said, “I missed the move?”

Of course, you have, and it may appear as if you did.

But did you?

Let's incorporate the basics.

  • You will never buy the bottom of a move.
  • You will never sell the top of a move.
  • Most traders get out too early.
  • Many traders get in late with no end game strategy.
  • Most traders do not identify the Open Pivot "OPs" approach.
  • Most traders have no idea of the 4 to 9 bar cycle count.
  • The purpose of these statements are to get you to think...Does it matter where you get in the market, as long as you make money trading it with a rules based approach?
  • I am going to go off the path to satisfy a thought and then bounce back into how to prepare to get into any market move.
  • Read top right of this section first.

Please follow this...

  • Let's assume something you expect, does not happen...
  • You live on a hill in San Fransisco.
  • When you start the car and put it in drive, you expect the car will go forward.

    But what if it does not do what you expected?
  • We all expect the following to happen:
  • The sun will come up.
  • If you're outside when it rains, you will get wet.
  • There will be a full moon each month.
  • When you put your car in drive, it will go forward.

Example of this thought about the car on the hill.

  • 1st bar arrow -Start the car, place it in drive, and it proceeds up the hill.
  • 2nd bar arrow - After a few feet, it begins to move back down to where you started.
  • At the time of the 2nd arrow - Panic initiates.
  • 3rd bar arrow - the car goes above the 2nd bar, you are celebrating and content.
  • 4th bar arrow, the car drops down but does not go below the 1st bar. Large eyes and worried it may go back to where you began, and you bail out of the car.
  • 5th bar arrow, the car takes off, and you missed the ride up and did not make the money you wanted to.

Actual chart of this idea.

  • A trader gets long on the OP's, and above the SMA on the chart to the right.
  • Market goes up, and the next bar goes nowhere. The next bar closes below the open. The last bar goes below the SMA and closes above its opener.
  • Most traders will bail out based on fear. Now, the market makes its cycle high move, and they were not with the move they saw coming. That is when you say to yourself - "What happened?"

Does this resemble trading?

These patterns occur all the time. The important thing is to be aware markets move up and down, but these trade entry patterns below are the process to get in after a market takes off.

Now, lets jump back on the path to how to enter any market at any point.

This approach pattern works best on longer-term charts. 15m, 30m, 60m charts.

  • Watch the Open Pivots and VMI Volume.
  • The first arrow - is an entry as soon as it began down after the down bar. Go Short is the move.
  • The model is to use the OPEN of entry bar as the bar moves as your stop out.
  • If you missed the first arrow, then as soon as the 2nd arrow bar opens, wait for it to go red (below open) Sell, then as soon as it starts down, uses the OPEN of entry bar as a stop.

    Keep in mind the thought below for the exact pattern.
  • Watch moves below the Keltner Bands as the exit point for shorts and above for longs.
  • 15 Minute ES 500

Same chart from above - 60m

  • 1st arrow, let's say you missed the entry move.
  • 2nd arrow, you go short, you can use the OPEN of 1st arrow as an immediate stop, then use the OPEN of entry bar as the market moves in your favor.

    You do not have to use the swing high.
  • 3rd arrow, at one point it was green, RBBS pattern, and then close below it's open.

    Exit below Keltner Bands. 15 SMA, 1.5 deviations.
  • 60 Minute ES 500

The conventional model to enter the market.

  • Watch Volume Indicators, legs and Indicator levels for momentum.
  • Below is an example of what I look for to go long and how I enter the trade.
  • 1.) A move down below the close or even the low of previous bar.
  • 2.) Then a price move up and above the open in most cases.
  • 3.) Then a price move back down, many times below it's current bar's open. Could even take out the low of the previous bar... This is the set up.
  • 4.) Now you want to see momentum up and as soon as it starts back up again, above it's open...this is the long entry pattern.
  • Vice versa for shorts.
  • Once in, look to cover 1/2 your positions. Then exit the position when you see the exit models.
  • It does not happen often to see four plus bars close in the same direction. (It does happen though). For this reason, the pattern works typically on the first 2 or 3 bars from low or high.
  • Act fast. The market will move quickly up and down.
  • 15m ES500 Chart
  • If market is below SMA when long, don't initially expect much out of the move and play it close.
  • Remember the 50% rule of a bar, it can bounce around a lot.
  • There will be closes against the move .
  • If you get out and then it starts back in your direction, you can jump back in.

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