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EDUCATION – Featured Guest Interviews at Dale Pinkert’s FXStreet LAR Room, January 3rd 2014 Update

Hello all,

I am honored and happy to have been the first trader to be interviewed by Dale Pinkert’s at the FXStreet.com LAR (Live Analysis Room) on June 3rd, 2013. This morning January 3rd, 2014 Dale invited me again at the FXStreet.com LAR (video).

Dale Pinkert is a trader with almost 40 years of experience who got his start in the trading business as a runner on the floor of the CME in 1975. Dale has great insights about the markets and leads a free room where he teaches trader. He is a former Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (IOM Division), his market forecasts have been aired on major Financial Television and Radio station including CNBC. He went on to establish and operate Pinkert Commodities. Dale has been presenting his outlooks and teaching his methods on FXstreet.com for 4 years and has mentored both retail and prop traders. His trading motto is “If you don’t learn how to change your mind you won’t have any change left” from W.D. Gann.

I highly respect Dale who is a great person willing and working hard to help people on their trading journey. Dale’s Live Analysis Room is free of charge and it features great content, a few outstanding guests, interviews,  real-time market analysis and attendees active participation. You can access the room here.

After the initial interview that opened the doors of a very successful online initiative oriented to helping beginning, intermediate and expert traders analyzing the markets several more interviews have followed on June 10th, June 17th, August 6th, November 7th, 2013 and the latest on January 3rd, 2014

If what I do interests you, I suggest you watch the recorded interviews (see below) where I give details about my methods, successfully apply them to analysis of Forex majors and indices and share what Dale calls “pearls” of wisdom, as well as, market dynamics and understanding of market direction. I do this by applying methods that allow me to spot Algorithmic Trading footprints.

The five recorded interviews offer insights on the Euro and S&P500, including:

  • the way I analyze markets
  • how program trading acts on the weekly, daily and shorter timeframes and what to expect next
  • high frequency trading and how we can avoid it
  • the key concepts of successful trading and… more.

Hereunder are the links:

Notice that price projections in my method are not from/to random levels and do not follow Elliot Wave, DiNapoli levels or other methods, but rather a proprietary method based on modeling effects of Program and Algorithmic Trading on price.

My method helps “level plain” the trading game showing what banks, institutions and big hedge funds are actually doing (and not what they are saying they are doing). Follow me to learn how to spot the Algorithmic Trading footprints.

I send a free Newsletter in the weekend and provide updates throughout the week. The newsletter typically includes 3 video reviews for (1) EUR/USD, Dollar Index, S&P500 emini and Gold emini; (2) the Japanese Yen majors, i.e. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY; (3) the other majors: GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD. Please, register here to receive the free weekly newsletter.

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EDUCATION – Featured Guest Interviews at Dale Pinkert’s FXStreet LAR Room, December 14th update

Hello all,

I am honored and happy to have been the first trader to be interviewed by Dale Pinkert’s at the FXStreet.com LAR (Live Analysis Room) on June 3rd, 2013.

Dale Pinkert is a trader with almost 40 years of experience who got his start in the trading business as a runner on the floor of the CME in 1975. Dale has great insights about the markets and leads a free room where he teaches trader. He is a former Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (IOM Division), his market forecasts have been aired on major Financial Television and Radio station including CNBC. He went on to establish and operate Pinkert Commodities. Dale has been presenting his outlooks and teaching his methods on FXstreet.com for 4 years and has mentored both retail and prop traders. His trading motto is “If you don’t learn how to change your mind you won’t have any change left” from W.D. Gann.

I highly respect Dale who is a great person willing and working hard to help people on their trading journey. Dale’s Live Analysis Room is free of charge and it features great content, a few outstanding guests, interviews,  real-time market analysis and attendees active participation. You can access the room here.

After the initial interview that opened the doors of a very successful online initiative oriented to helping beginning, intermediate and expert traders analyzing the markets several more interviews have followed on June 10th, June 17th, August 6th and November 7th.

Two more interviews are now scheduled for Friday December 27th, 2013 and Friday January 3rd, 2013. Save the dates! Interviews go from 30 to 50mins and are live at 16:10 – 17:00 GMT (11–12 EST). If you are not able to attend come back to my blog and I will provide you with the recordings.

If what I do interests you, I suggest you watch the recorded interviews (see below) where I give details about my methods, successfully apply them to analysis of Forex majors and indices and share what Dale calls “pearls” of wisdom, as well as, market dynamics and understanding of market direction. I do this by applying methods that allow me to spot Algorithmic Trading footprints.

The five recorded interviews offer insights on the Euro and S&P500, including:

  • the way I analyze markets
  • how program trading acts on the weekly, daily and shorter timeframes and what to expect next
  • high frequency trading and how we can avoid it
  • the key concepts of successful trading and… more.

Hereunder are the links:

Notice that price projections in my method are not from/to random levels and do not follow Elliot Wave, DiNapoli levels or other methods, but rather a proprietary method based on modeling effects of Program and Algorithmic Trading on price.

My method helps “level plain” the trading game showing what banks, institutions and big hedge funds are actually doing (and not what they are saying they are doing). Follow me to learn how to spot the Algorithmic Trading footprints.

I send a free Newsletter in the weekend and provide updates throughout the week. The newsletter typically includes 3 video reviews for (1) EUR/USD, Dollar Index, S&P500 emini and Gold emini; (2) the Japanese Yen majors, i.e. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY; (3) the other majors: GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CAD. Please, register here to receive the free weekly newsletter.

If you like this article, please share it with your friends and fellow traders (use the buttons below the article). Thank you!

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Why you should always analyze the price in all timeframes? July 30th 2013

Good Morning Traders,

I get a lot of smart observations from readers and followers. Hereunder a recent comment and question with relation to the Bandwagon Theory allegory:

“Really nice allegory to describe the financial markets. One question about it, is this also something that you use in trading? So, if for example it takes the E/U 3 hours to climb 100 pips, and it takes it 9 hours to retrace only 50% of the recent upmove, would this be something that shows bullishness in your opinion? I´d say that it does because there has to be buying into the retracement (or it´d fall faster). Looking forward to hear what you think about it. ”

Following is my answer:

Yes in a certain measure I use this concept in my trading. I try to find an edge by modelling how Program Trading acts on price in different timeframes, which I like a lot because it works and it is so different from what the majority of other traders attempts to do (not saying it is the only way to be right more often about the market, of course). The way I do it is by using the Fibonacci retrace study in a different way (see examples in this and other threads in FF), learned and perfected with other traders.

The 50% level is important but you also need to understand how the market is moving on the target timeframe (is it in traditional moves or is price extended?) and in the larger timeframe too.

Based on my experience I do not think there is time symmetry and or proportion in the markets with relation to time. Corrections happen much faster or, when they are flags can take days, in a total unrelated manner compared to the initial move. In fact, I only try to model areas of support(entry), resistance (exit) and profit targets, not the amount of time price will take to react to these areas.

To answer your last question, it depends. Price is the combination of what traders do on different timeframes. So what happens when, let us say, you get a nice retrace on the daily to the 50% and anticipate a continuation higher, but you did not realize that the relative high (before the correction started) was at targets in the weekly (higher) timeframe?

It happens that we are toasted. Unfortunately profit taking coming from the participants (or programs) on the weekly timeframe has the potential to push prices well below your entry area at 50% and we end up holding the bag .

When I analyze price I try to take into account what happens in the lower and higher timeframes of the target chart.

Hope this helps

Have a great day.

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EDUCATION: My free eBook “Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior” is available…

… so if you have not downloaded it, do it now (keep reading).

This book is a guide to key concepts for successful trading in the modern markets. As most of you may know, modern markets are governed by High Frequency Trading (HFT) and Program Trading, two classes of modern Algorithmic Trading (AT) that has an overwhelming presence is today’s markets.

While HFT can hardly be relevant for retail traders (like us!) because it’s too fast to allow a reaction (so I suggest you don’t even try to trade during BCE or FED days, unless you know what you are doing), Program Trading is a more silent, less visible but very powerful class of automated trading. It is very important to know what Program Trading is doing on different timeframes.

Don’t miss the eBook! This eBook has the potential to turnaround your trading or start you with a the right step if you are a new trader (click on the below image to download).

Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior” eBook

(click on the above image to download)

Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior – A guide to relevant concepts for trading success in a market governed by High Frequency Trading (HFT) and Program TradingeBook published in May 2013 and available for free at: www.fibstalker.com

Abstract: Are you interested in trading or a seasoned trader but still not part of that elite 5% of consistent traders? Do you want to be a successful trader regularly extracting profits out of the markets? If so, it is important you start thinking of trading from a different perspective, as well as, start doing something differently.

One thing could be to re-focus on those key concepts that truly describe, explain and affect price behavior. If you are a new or inexperienced trader you will benefit from the content of this book much more than more experienced ones. The reason is that you have a unique opportunity to shape up the right beliefs and mindset about trading from the very beginning. Traders with experience will need to work a bit more to change or slightly modify their current beliefs, as needed. But if they face the effort they will be able to quickly turn around their trading.

The key concepts presented in this eBook help understanding the psychology behind price moves, mainly driven by emotions in a way that rationalizing market behavior is not relevant and even counter-productive for successful trading. For instance, all the hype on market news and on its interpretation is misleading. News can and will only affect price on the smaller timeframes like 15min and 4-hour, but very often (if not always) it will have no effects on price patterns already in place, neither will on the outcome of well-formed daily and weekly setups.

In trading perception is much more important than facts and their rational interpretation in relation to how price could and will be affected, i.e. what is the anticipated traders’ reaction after a key event. An introduction to each of the five concepts that are paramount for trading success will prepare the trader to build the needed beliefs or help shifting the existing beliefs in order to (re)learn how to trade successfully.

If you have been in the trading system for some time, you will have realized that trading success requires useful and focused beliefs and the right psychology. The concepts presented in this book are counter-intuitive and challenge the widespread ‘truths’ of trading. Probably this is the reason why it is meaningful to analyze and study them carefully. A deep understanding of key concepts will also help understanding where the real profit opportunities lie.

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Tonight in my free Newsletter, June 30th 2013

Hello all,

this is an anticipation of what you will read in my free weekly Newsletter I am going to send out tonight Sunday, June 23rd:

  • EDUCATION: links to my 3 interviews I had with Dale Pinkert’s in his Live Analysis Room
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: Updated Plan for the Euro FX currency futures going forward
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: Updated  Plan for the S&P500 index going forward and inter-market conside
  • FUTURES & FOREX – Weekly Review: long-term review of Euro, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: updated  Trading Plans Euro, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • FOREX – Market commentary: analysis and forecast for GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD  forex pairs
  • EDUCATION: Article: addressing the markets with a simple strategy
  • EDUCATION: a new video on my “Fibonacci Stalking” technique
  • EDUCATION: get my free eBook “Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior” and related discussions

If you have not yet subscribed my Newsletter, don’t miss great education and trading/actions plans. The newsletter it’s free. Keep reading.

I put every effort I can into offering newsletter content free of mistakes and both in English and Italian languages. However some articles or reviews will only be in English (or Italian) and, from time to time, there will be refuses, so I ask you to be patient. Anyway, with time I will try to have cleaner content available in both languages .

I will only post timely and detailed updates of trading plans in my free newsletter. Register for free here.

Thank you for subscribing should you decide to do so. Lots of other people are doing the same.

If you intend using this information for your trading please do your own due diligence, find the advice of a trading professional and trade at your own responsibility. The information provided is for educational purpose only. Please make sure you have read the Disclaimer and accepted all the involved risks.

Thank you.

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Tonight in my free Newsletter, June 23rd 2013

Hello all,

this is an anticipation of what you will read in my free weekly Newsletter I am going to send out tonight Sunday, June 23rd:

  • EDUCATION: links to my 3 interviews I had with Dale Pinkert’s in his Live Analysis Room
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: Updated Plan for the Euro FX currency futures going forward
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: Updated  Plan for the S&P500 index going forward and inter-market conside
  • FUTURES & FOREX – Weekly Review: long-term review of Euro, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: updated  Trading Plans Euro, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • FOREX – Market commentary: analysis and forecast for GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD  forex pairs
  • EDUCATION: a new video on my “Fibonacci Stalking” technique
  • EDUCATION: get my free eBook “Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior” and related discussions

If you have not yet subscribed my Newsletter, don’t miss great education and trading/actions plans that could make you hundreds of pips on the EUR/USD or 100+ points in the S&P500! The newsletter it’s free. Keep reading.

I put every effort I can into offering newsletter content free of mistakes and both in English and Italian languages. However some articles or reviews will only be in English (or Italian) and, from time to time, there will be refuses, so I ask you to be patient. Anyway, with time I will try to have cleaner content available in both languages .

I will only post timely and detailed updates of trading plans in my free newsletter. Register for free here.

Thank you for subscribing should you decide to do so. Lots of other people are doing the same.

If you intend using this information for your trading please do your own due diligence, find the advice of a trading professional and trade at your own responsibility. The information provided is for educational purpose only. Please make sure you have read the Disclaimer and accepted all the involved risks.

Thank you.

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Tomorrow in my free Newsletter, June 16th 2013

Hello all,

this is an anticipation of what you will read in my free weekly Newsletter I am going to send out tonight Sunday, June 16th:

  • EDUCATION: details of my interview tomorrow Monday June 17th at Dale Pinkert’s Live Analysis Room
  • EDUCATION: links to previous interview by Dale Pinkert’s on Key Concepts eBook, Program Trading, HFT and the effects and edge they provide, commentary on Euro, Dollar Index and S&P500
  • FUTURES & FOREX – Weekly Review: long-term review of Euro FX, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • FUTURES – Market commentary: updated  Trading Plans Euro FX, Dollar Index, S&P500 futures and USD/CAD forex pair
  • EDUCATION: how to trade the 4-hour confirmation breakout type of entry (one of FibStalker’s low risk entries)
  • EDUCATION: get my free eBook “Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior” and related discussions

If you have not yet subscribed my Newsletter, don’t miss great education and action plans that could make you 600-800 pips on the EUR/USD or 130 points in the S&P500! The newsletter it’s free. Please keep reading.

I put every effort I can into offering newsletter content free of mistakes and both in English and Italian languages. However some articles or reviews will only be in English (or Italian) and, from time to time, there will be refuses, so I ask you to be patient. Anyway, with time I will try to have cleaner content available in both languages .

I will only post timely and detailed updates of trading plans in my free newsletter. Register for free here.

Thank you for subscribing should you decide to do so. Lots of other people are doing the same.

If you intend using this information for your trading please do your own due diligence, find the advice of a trading professional and trade at your own responsibility. The information provided is for educational purpose only. Please make sure you have read the Disclaimer and accepted all the involved risks.

Thank you.

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