|The focus of this thread will be to identify profitable entry and exit points intra-day. The methods that I use for defining my trades are primarily based on Elliot waves however other disciplines are welcome provided that they are precise and you can produce a chart that clearly illustrates the concept on a timely basis. Moving average resistance, long-term trend lines, Fibonacci levels, and pitchforks are a few examples of sensible alternatives that should be watched. |
Discussion should be limited to indexes and other vehichles that are tradable via futures. Longer term theories, sentiment indicators, and individual stock trades should be discussed on the regular E-wave thread. Unless something is likely to produce a minimum of 50 dow, 5 es, or 10 nq points it's a scalp and not worth mentioning. Ideally such an entry should be a half or whole day trade that marks a significant intraday turn. To help maintain focus posting here should be limited to market hours.
Some guidelines from our rather grumpy, wiggle hating hero Alan's Alias:
There are a number of reasons for this that any successful wiggle board would have to overcome:
1) Most important factor is text versus pretty picture. Nobody should have to read wiggle prose. It's painful. Post a picture or don't post. Further, every reply to a specific chart should repost the chart link at the end of the message. There is hardly anything worse than reading a bunch of short posts alng the lines of "No, I think it is likely a 4 of c of C given that we did not violate that previous 1 low." Huh?
2) Context. Most often, there is no context for the post. Its' important if someone is trying to time a turn that we know the context in the next larger timeframe/count.
3) Timeframe. Anything under 10min or so is too noisy to be useful. This is subjective, but there has to be a timeframe limit imposed to cut out the noise.
If you want to show a formation on a five or even a one minute chart that's fine as long as it is relevant to a larger set up.
4) People have to invest enough study to contribute something useful. A trading board should not be a place to learn the basics. It just slows things down. It is always mildly shocking to me when I see a post that starts along these lines: "I don't know Elliott from Chinese, but what do you think of the following [twisted, invalid, I-put-no-effort-into-it] count."
If we can make him happy we should do just fine.
Good Luck, lets make some money.
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