Learning Diary.....The Road Less Traveled!!


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XRAY27 said:
Subhadip Bro !!! Rightly said !!!

Guys please note down the flow

1. First set is to Identify Pivots and Trends

2. Then Draw ERLs and VRLs

3. Last Pivot Upgrades and Entries

Follow the steps and mark the entries..or else study from start whole thread..subhadip has expained it in the most simple way possible
@ all ...follow the sequence mentioned in this post.

Subhadeep has explained the method very well...I dont think it can be made simpler than this but if too much confusion in understanding then some gaps in understanding pivots, upgradation and how to trade...so I suggest reading the thread 1-2 times more ....then come to trades part.


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By Wisp:

nifty trade said:
Could you please be more specific and detailed in your approach in defining sideways
Here's my simple way of looking at it..

Please look at this chart

Visual Trend is already UP with many VPHs and VPLs already there (not visible in image)
Now a new VPH and VPL form, let's call this VPH1 and VPL1
At Point A, the expectation is that When mph at A breaks, the UP trend will continue and VPH1 will be taken out.
However, that does not happen and a new VPH2 is made below VPH1

At this point (when VPH2 is confirmed), we are in sideways trend.

To make it simpler, higher VPH and higher VPL make uptrend
Lower VPH and Lower VPL form downtrend
Any other combination (e.g. higher VPH lower VPL, lower VPH and higher VPL etc.) are sideways trend.

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Another important Trick which I have not shared till now:

If you trade one script, you have to know 100 (just a number) tricks / setup/ methods to trade it successfully.

But if you trade / look into 100 (just a number- more is better) scripts, if you know one trick/ setup/ method it is sufficient.

Now it is your choice.


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Subhadip said:
Another important Trick which I have not shared till now:

If you trade one script, you have to know 100 (just a number) tricks / setup/ methods to trade it successfully.

But if you trade / look into 100 (just a number- more is better) scripts, if you know one trick/ setup/ method it is sufficient.

Now it is your choice.

Great Sirji !!!
Just adding to your post ,material found on the net.


Are you trying to trade with a combination of different methods, indicators or systems? Do you feel a bit overwhelmed by all of it? The first thing you are going to need to do is change how you think about trading strategies.

Trading is not about learning as many methods or systems as possible and then combining them into some sort of ‘hybrid Holy Grail’ trading strategy. Sadly, this is not going to help you, it will only hurt you. Trading is simply about learning an effective trading strategy or ‘edge’ and becoming a master of it, or a specialist, if you will. You then simply look for your trading edge in the market, and since you’ve mastered it, you will know when it is present and you will act without hesitation.

Trading is about jumping in the market when you have decided the odds are in your favour. Your trading edge is what gives you better odds at making money in the market.

Now, in regards to becoming a trading specialist. It’s pretty simple really, until you have really mastered the trading edge you are using, you won’t be hitting your full potential as a trader. Thus, it is my strong recommendation that traders focus on only one price action trade setup at a time, until they are truly confident they have mastered it. That might mean you only trade that one setup for 6 months, it’s the only one you study and look for in the market. Once you have mastered how to trade it in all market conditions, and you have no doubt of how and when to trade it, then, and only then, may you move on to another setup.

I find that many people don’t want to put in the time to learn and master their trading method. Then, when they lose money, they act confused and shocked. The problem with trading for most people is that there are no rules, there’s no boss, there’s no one telling you in your face that you must do THIS if you want to achieve THAT. So, human nature and habit take over and people end up doing as little work as possible.

This is why I get emails from people asking me about their trading strategy, asking if XYZ ‘is a setup or not’…because they didn’t take the time to master their trading method. When you become a master of your trading strategy, you don’t need to ask anyone else if your edge is present in the market, because you already know if it is or not.

Indecision and hesitation while trading a live trading account, is one of the fastest ways to lose money, simply because you were unprepared. When it comes to your hard-earned money being on the line, don’t you want to be as prepared as possible?? I sure do. So, if you lose money in the market because you didn’t put in the time to really master your trading method by mastering one setup at a time, you have no one to blame but yourself.

Once you’ve become a specialist in your method, when your trading edge is present, you will not hesitate. This is critical because in order to realize the full power of your trading strategy, you need to take every occurrence of your trading edge (setup) that you see, because it needs to play out over a series of trades to be realized. So you need to remove hesitation and indecision from your mind, and the way you do that is by mastering one trade setup at a time, and in the case of my methods, that means one price action setup at a time.

Finally, traders become too inundated with data, economic news and trading methods, they believe that ‘more is better’ and they just need to know more or learn one more trading method to start profiting consistently. Eventually, when they realize this doesn’t work, they give up in exhaustion and frustration.

Simplification of your trading is another huge reason you need to master one price action setup at a time. I would even go so far as to say that you only need to master one price action setup if you want. Imagine sitting down at your charts and knowing that you’re only looking for one trade setup, and if it’s not there then you walk away. Trading doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing, nor should it be. The way that you remove the confusion and complication from your trading is by taking the time to master one price action setup at a time

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