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Timing the Trade the Wyckoff Way
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This board is about “Timing the Trade" while using important Wyckoff factors and other ideas used by successful traders.

The Wyckoff methodogy has been around for nearly a century. There are many important concepts that were introduced in the early 20th century that can assist the speculator in making good trading decisions. There are also concepts that were introduced that IMO no longer have the relevance and importance that they did many years ago.

To assist in making the appropriate decision, successful traders and investors follow a five-step process.

1) Determine the trend and position of the market and then decide if they should be long, short or neutral, with an emphasis on being long the markets when it is appropriate.

2) Determine which stocks will be the market leaders in the coming cycle.

3) Determine which of these stocks offers the best potential to move the soonest, the furthest and the fastest.

4) Determine which stocks are most ready to move, those on the “springboard” as Wyckoff often advised.

5) Timing the speculation in the appropriate stocks when the market is oversold or overbought. When the market is oversold, buying stocks that meet all of the above criteria is suggested during or at the beginning of an uptrend move.

By following the abovementioned five steps in an orderly manner, traders can dramatically increase the likelihood of entering a speculative position during the mark up or mark down phase. It is during the mark up or mark down phase that the objective to “make the most in the least amount of time” can be realized.

It's important to recognize that there are a number of factors that I use in my trading that are not Wyckoff. Over the years I have found concepts advocated by Wyckoff that haven't worked very well for me. Additionally, I have added a number of other important factors that I believe are very important.

Many things have changed in the markets over the years. Many Wyckoff students don't believe that to be the case. I disagree with them and believe that dismissing ideas that no longer play an important role in the markets, as well as introducing new ideas into the trading process will only improve a traders performance.

Disclaimer: Information concerning the market and any stocks mentioned are not recommendations to buy or sell. I may have positions in stocks that are mentioned. I make no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the fitness of the information for any purpose, or to any results obtained by anyone using the information. In no event shall I be liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of the information. Any decisions made by anyone using this information should be made solely on the basis of their own due diligence.

Anyone using this information bears the the responsibility of doing their own research in every case and should make their own decisions. It is recommended that that anyone reading or considering anything suggested discuss all decisions with a qualified and licensed securities professional before making any investment or trades.
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14201out of a few . . a couple others rocketing higher . . net, net . . very good . .coferspeculator-August 10
14200Well, well four out of my five positions triggered sell in four days; now hopingJoe Highlander-July 30
14199Good to hear from you friend. Congrats for doing so well. 30 % gains for this yeJoe Highlander-July 24
14198One other thing I've found personally helpful occurs when I like a new listeTedPunts-July 24
14197Mostly I just haven't been logging on to the board but I have made a few chaTedPunts-July 24
14196Hi Tim, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator . . . . "I went to work when I coferspeculator-July 14
14195Couple of Peter Lynch books come to mind- Learn to Earn and Beating the Street. Joe Highlander-July 2
14194my 14 yr old boy has expressed some interest in my investing in companies and hodolfan65-June 30
14193Justified trying for the Triple Crown tomorrow . . . I'm rooting for him forcoferspeculator-June 8
14192I stick with the plan . . . a sale at the open still locked in 100% gains . . . coferspeculator-June 6
14191Will take your advice anytime.RC49-June 5
14190I hope none of our friends here was caught up in 40% dropper. I was saved only bJoe Highlander-June 4
14189new ideas . . big gains . . market flat for the year . . the best ideas soaricoferspeculator-June 1
14188Hi Tim, I think he's a freak . . . another triple crown winner in only thrcoferspeculator-June 1
14187it will be interesting to see if he can go the longer distance in 2 weeks.... dolfan65-May 23
14186Their newer leading ideas far outperform the market and this year hasn't bePT1950-May 20
14185I don’t understand the wisdom behind the first ETF added; if the commodity priceJoe Highlander-May 19
14184The most recent five additions to the NGI list are the leaders in important new coferspeculator-May 18
14183Like Justified in the Derby with Mendelson, Bolt d'Oro and Good Magic . .coferspeculator-May 5
14182Hi Joe, Not much to talk about until there's a signal IMO . . . market'coferspeculator-May 5
14181The silence on this board is more than usual quite during down trends; did peoplJoe Highlander-May 4
14180Thank you very much for replying and the verification. I suspected it had changRC49-March 27
14179If you are asking me about the stock I mentioned it's now #29 on this past SPT1950-March 27
14178I'm a long time follower of this thread & BTT subscriber. I'm just RC49-March 27
14177the btt flow chart to buy is awesome.. great job. BTT i am not a big facebookedolfan65-March 26
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