Anatomy of a Trade Setup

There are quite a few good lessons in Friday’s trading. The charts were run intraday. WATT and CANN are updated thru Friday’s close, fills here. Almost everyone has a useless opinion about BTC. I could care less what the stupid comments are. I am treating BTC as being in reaccumulation, thus I’m buying into the reaction trade setups. And I’m exiting into the rallies. If it’s something much bigger to the downside, I will adjust.

I’m still long partial positions in TEUM and RIOT with scratch stops for now.

We nailed the rally in the pot stocks, but that rally is getting overdone. I sold some more CANN at 7.04, the buy is discussed in this post on the home page.

The trade setup anatomy today – WATT was the only daytrade, pretty happy with it, but should have sold the full position at 27.51 into the rally. Notice a few things, the 123 top, once that is recognized, the probability of the first support holding for a spring – that probability is much lower. Stay away. Let it break pretty good. Look at the next support area. Then wait for a 123 spring setup. It was a beauty – a 10%+ trade for me, and once I sold the 1/2 position, I then moved the stop (physical at first, then mental) to scratch – trade management. The rest of the position was a scratch, and you can see what happened after my stop point was hit.


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Trader Scott has been involved with markets for over twenty years. Initially he was an individual floor trader and member of the Midwest Stock Exchange, which then led to a much better opportunity at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. By his early 30’s, he had become very successful in markets, but a health situation caused him to back away from the grind of being a full time floor trader. During this time away from markets, Scott was completely focused on educating himself about true overall health and natural healing which remains a passion to this day. Scott returned to markets over fifteen years ago where he continues as an independent trader.


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