Trading Self-Study

Top Down Technical Analysis

Learn how to look at the markets from a larger scale into a smaller scale. We employ the top down (macro to micro) technical analysis to understand the overall market structure and the path of least resistance. It is a filter process to understand what the market is telling us, and bring that into an intra-day and swing trade thesis.

Periodicity Hierarchy (FREE)
Balance (Brackets)
Imbalance (One Time Framing)
Price Channels
Moving Averages (FREE)
Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)
VWAP Periods to Decipher Market Context
Anchor VWAP
Market Profile
Volume Profile and Cumulative Delta
Support and Resistance Levels
Fibonacci Levels
Bringing It All Together

Risk Management

Risk Management is perhaps the most important element in our day-to-day trading. If one were to create a “trading method” it should really be centered around risk management over anything else. In intra-day “proprietary” trading, traders face a variety of risks well beyond the thought of taking a stop loss. This would include the following:

Financial Risk (FREE)
Technology Risk
Settlement Risk
Disaster Risk
Opportunity Risk
Event Risk
Psychological Risk (FREE)
Tactical Risk Management
Basic Risk Grid

Trade Methodology

Learn how we trade with various tools like the TPO profile, Volume profile, Footprint chart and other nuances. We cover some general filters which we apply on each session that are then paired with our game plan and the overall market context.

Balanced Profiles – Rotational
P Shaped Profiles
b Shaped Profiles
Double Distribution Profiles
Real Profile Examples
Initial Balance
Trade Entries and Exits
Measuring the Success or Failure of a Trade
Before Analysis Example
After Analysis Example