Blending Market Structure, Fibonacci, and Volume Analysis

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tale of the Tape

In our previous post we questioned whether the recent pullback was 'just a correction or the beginning of something deeper and sinister?...The answer will certainly be revealed in due time.' Well, it took all but the next trading session to have our answer. Concerns about Global Sovereign Credit particularity the countries of Greece and Spain was the catalyst to hammer stocks and futures in today's session.

Tale of the Tape

Dow Industrials: -268.32
S&P 500 Index: -34.17
Nasdaq Composite: -65.48

Below is today's action in pictorial format as a picture is worth a thousand words.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Correction or Something More?

At the close of trading last Friday it seemed as though you couldn't even give away S&P contracts fast enough which capped a week of long liquidation along side shorts pressing. At the start of this week there hasn't been a real seller in the house, so price has rotated right back up to "key resistance" residing at 1100's. Is the Market "bi-polar" or is it just an "over-crowded trade". We suspect a bit of both with an Average True Range at 21. But hey, who's complaining? Isn't this exactly what intra-day traders clamor for?...Volatility!...All Day Baby...All Day.

Is this just a correction or the beginning of something deeper and sinister? It's either the best buying opportunity or best selling opportunity...The answer will certainly be revealed in due time.
In the meantime, as intra-day traders, we will continue to read the market generated data objectively, remain flexible and open-minded in our decision making.

The S&P e-mini March contract has only been able to generate one, yes one positive delta day in the past nine sessions. The past two sessions alone where price has actually rallied off lows have netted consecutive negative delta readings...Certainly not the response that bull market moves are made of...But we won't read too much into it at this point, though we are cautious on the long side and continue to favor lower prices in the near future.

Below is S&P e-mini Profile Graphic with some key price levels for Thursday's Session. Price was able to close in the upper three day quartile, so that gives the bulls a slight advantage. They still need to prove that they can get price above the 1100.00 level and keep the auction alive. Above the 2-day highs and price has a decent chance to revisit the 1107 handle, which is the January Midpoint. Below the 1091's and price could rotate back down to the mid to lower 80's. So either way our game plan is to remain flexible and open to directional cues from Big Money.

Good Trading

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bulls Fail Test

As mentioned in our previous post, the key price hurdle for the bulls was to regain 1091's which represented the 3-day midpoint and hold that ground...Neither happened. An early rally attempt on the bulls part found more than willing and albeit aggressive sellers. We counted eleven(11)Sell Programs within the Initial Balance period that prevented the bulls from further upside progress. When it became apparent that the bulls were losing, fresh new bear short sellers entered the fray only to force existing bulls into further liquidation by the end of the session. We've been highlighting that the Net Daily Delta has continued to be negative, and by Friday's session settlement the cumulative count exceeded -500K, without even one positive day reading. Now that's some selling.

The chart below is the TPP Balance Chart...It is our "Core Chart" that we use daily in the trading room. All the key levels an intra-day trader requires are dynamically calculated giving the serious trader key information upon which to make intelligent trading decisions.

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Good Trading

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Continued Long Liquidation

"Float Like a Butterfly...Sting Like a Bee"...Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. 'The Greatest')

The Bulls have certainly been stung by the "Bee" this month and they have been stampeding for the exit. Does anybody even remember the the term "liquidation" over the past six months? Well, it's back and in a huge way...After breaking multi-day range support level at 1125.00 it's been nothing but "sell...sell..sell". This week has seen some bit of price stabilization between 1080.00 support and 1100.00 resistance...But is it enough to turn the momentum around? We are skeptical...The bulls will need to prove it given the fact that the last five days has seen continued high volume with negative delta readings. (see chart below)

First major hurdle for the bulls is to prevent further price deterioration and then auction price above the 3-day midpoint residing at 1091's and keep it there...A large hurdle indeed given current market momentum, but as we all know, anything is possible.

Key Support Zone remains 1075-1080
Key Resistance now is at 1100.00

The 10-day Average True Range is now 19.50 and we anticipate the current volatility to continue offering traders an abundance of "profitunities".

Be Flexible...Know Your "Edge"

Monday, January 25, 2010

Range Day

Monday's Auction was a near perfect Range Day which saw price containment within well defined price distribution of the Initial Balance (1st Hourly Range) of 1099.00 - 1090.00. Price gapped up early only to fade quickly back to Friday's settlement price before attracting buyers...Price auctioned back into the IB Range and found two-sided action for the remainder of the session. Range Day trade is fairly well defined but can be gut-wrenching for the amateur which calls for fading the "edges". One of the most successful ways to handle this is to trade responsively at the +- 2 Sigma Levels (standard deviations). At TradePilot Pro we refer to this as "fade the raid to get paid"...The chart below is the 30 min TPP Delta which clearly highlights the key levels to consider trades..i.e.+-2 Sigmas...which offered the trader a well defined "reversion to the mean" profit opportunity.

Key Reference Zones:

Initial Resistance: Monday's Pre-market high at 1103.00
Secondary Resistance: 1109.00 then, 1119, 1126.00

Initial Support: 1085-1086 November / January lows
Key Support: 1080.00

Good Trading

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anatomy of Long Liquidation

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to the TradePilot Pro Blog.

We have been on a six month hiatus from blog postings as we have been diligently working on our newly designed website Please stop by and take a look around...Be sure you sign up for free two-week trial to our S&P e-mini trading room where we discuss market action and trading profitunities in real-time.

VOLATILITY IS BACK! Finally...As every day trader knows price movement is required in order to have opportunity to profit or what we call "PROFITUNITIES".

Our first post for the new year is entitled "Anatomy of Long Liquidation" and the best way to present this is through visual chart annotations shown below. To set the stage, price had been stuck in a multi-day range very near 50% retracement levels that marked the 2007 highs to the 2009 lows. The Bulls tried many times to expand above this level in order to attract "new buyers", but there were "no takers". So with too many "bulls" the market had become "overcrowded"...Well the seasoned trader has seen this movie several times before and frankly it's a bad re-run and we all know the ending...It's bad for the bulls. No different in this case this past week, as the overcrowded longs were forced into "Liquidation".

Our movie clip starts on 1/15/10 on a test of the multi-day range support level at the 1125-1127 zone. Follow the sequence of chart annotations and see how the movie ends for the bulls...Discretion Advised...It's Not Pretty.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

TPP Total Market Sync (TMS) Continuation Pattern: Part 3

Part 3 : Continuation Pattern (click on chart to enlarge for greater detail)

This post is the final part in our three-part series highlighting TradePilot Pro's proprietary Total Market Sync (index of indexes).

Today's focus is Continuation Pattern (sell example)...Let's get to the details:

First of all it is assumed that price is in an established trend (bullish or bearish)...This example price is in an established downtrend with the following conditions applying:

1.) Price < 34 ema and 34 ema < 200 ema
2.) Price < Market Midpoint (intra-day bull/bear line in sand)
3.) Price <= Continuous Volume Trend (VWAP)

The conditions above are fairly easy to see but there is a bit more observation before a trade setup and entry appears. Typically following an initial breakout from a prior level price will find a temporary stopping point where it consolidates so market participants can re-assess current valuation. If there is indeed a "shift" in value to lower levels (in this example) then price will "continue" its current down leg until traders agree upon a new level of "fair value" forming new support.

So how do we enter?

It's during the temporary consolidation phase that we check the above conditions to determine if they are still valid. If they are we are looking for an entry in trend direction when the 8/13 ema begins spending more time beneath the 34 ema (see chart for additional detail). We are not looking for the perfect entry here, just one that keeps us in-sync with trend. Look for trade entry within the Coil Finder Zone...this will provide a level where specific risk parameters can be measured for position sizing. The best timing of the entry is when the 8/13 ema "kisses" a downward sloping 34 ema (see chart)...which will typically precede a break of the consolidation pattern and the primary trend accelerates further. Profit targets are calculated by TPP traders (moderators)...Volatility Trailing Stops are preferred in managing a winning position.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Webinar Thursday June 4, 2009

TradePilot Pro will be conducting a Webinar co-sponsored by Zaner Group LLC Thursday June 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm EST.

Topics to be covered include:

Market Structure and Symmetry
Cycle Trend Analysis
Volume Analysis
Balance Chart
Total Market Sync (TMS)

and much more...

All attendees will receive a complimentary free two-week trial to the TPP real-time e-mini trading room to learn more about our trading methodology.

To sign up for Webinar go to: and fill in required fields.

We look forward to seeing you

Joe Baker and David Dube

Saturday, May 23, 2009

TPP Total Market Sync (TMS) Buy Structure: Part 2

Part 2 : Buy Structure (click on chart to enlarge for greater detail)

Previous post focused on the Total Market Sync (TMS) Sell Structure and specific criteria for identifying entries and management. Please review that post to refresh your knowledge.

Today's focus is Buy Structure...Let's get to the details:

As always, the first consideration for the trader is to identify the major, intermediate, and minor support and resistance (S&R) levels. Trader must know where their "edge" is going to come from and prepare for the opportunity. Knowing S&R levels is a critical piece of information. TradePilot Pro distributes "Daily Pivot Levels" pre-opening for the ES, NQ and YM identifying all the important zones.

In today's example Major Support in ES was between 878 - 880 price zone. Notice that when price reached that level there was a "response" from buyers to that important level. The TMS which is an "index of indexes" responded as well by forming a "double bottom pattern" suggesting that all markets were accepting this price zone as support. The trader is now on alert for possible long trade opportunity once the TMS fires a buy signal. Below we will list specific criteria that trader should be looking for to confirm that a long position can be taken...Please refer to chart for additional annotations and clarity.

Buy Structure Criteria:

1.) Price transitioning from red to green perhaps with yellow caution bars
2.) Green price bars with 8 ema crossing 13 ema from below (early warning signal)
3.) Green bars continue to strengthen and 8/13 ema cross 34 ema from below (confirming strength)
4.) 34 ema typically has troughed and is now sloping higher
5.) 8,13,34 ema's cross the 200 ema from below which is the "golden-cross" (price accelerates higher)

Trades can be considered at 8/13 ema cross or when 8,13 ema cross 34 ema. Trade entries can vary for individual trader but TradePilot Pro typically prefers buying pullbacks within an uptrend. Please refer to prior post for explanation using the Coil Finder for fine tuning entries.

Utilizing the Total Market Sync as a decision making tool can increase trader's odds of successful trade outcomes. There is an old saying "don't fight the tape"...Well we at TradePilot Pro say "Don't Fight the Total Market Sync"...and it will serve the trader well to adhere to that rule.

One last thought: "There are old traders and there are bold traders...but there are no old bold traders"...because those were the ones that fought the tape. Learn to read price action and structure and you will live to be an old successful trader.

The last in this series (part 3) on using the TMS will focus on Continuation Trades.

Our goal at TradePilot Pro is to offer subscribers premier unbiased market intelligence and trading guidance combining over 35 years of financial industry experience.

If you are interested in learning more about what TradePilot Pro has to offer, you are cordially invited for a FREE TWO-WEEK TRIAL to the TPP real-time Emini trading room simply by sending an e-mail request to and request temporary password.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

TPP Total Market Sync (TMS) Sell Structure: Part 1

In the next few posts we will take a more detailed look at the TPP Total Market Sync (TMS) which is an "index of indexes" and the various Buy and Sell structural patterns that are formed repeatedly and with a high degree of success. One word of caution to traders implementing strategies using TMS..."Don't Fight the Total Market Sync".

Let's proceed with Part 1: Sell Structure (click on chart to enlarge for greater detail)

First consideration is to identify major, intermediate and minor support and resistance (S&R) levels. Traders must know where their "edge" is going to come from and prepare for the opportunity. Knowing S&R levels is a critical piece of information. TradePilot Pro distributes "Daily Pivot Levels" pre-opening for the ES, NQ and YM identifying all the important zones.

Once the trader has identified the S&R levels then it's onto observing how the TMS responds to those levels. In today's example of Sell Structure price (green bars) rallied higher in the early morning session only to encounter stiff resistance at the 15 minute 200 ema (intermediate resistance). Now if there is to be a price rejection at this level (which we don't know for sure...that is why we observe the action), then there are some specific criteria that will need to take place before the trader can take action. We will list criteria below...please reference chart for additional supporting commentary.

Sell Structure Criteria:

1.) Price transitioning from green to red perhaps with yellow caution bars
2.) Red price bars with 8 ema crossing 13 ema from above (early warning signal)
3.) Red price bars continue to weaken and 8/13 ema cross 34 ema (confirming weakness)
4.) 34 ema typically has peaked and now is sloping lower
5.) 8,13,34 ema cross below 200 ema which is the "death-cross". (price accelerates lower)

Trades can be considered at 8/13 cross or when 8,13 ema cross 34 ema. The entry method can vary, so it is up to individual trader how entries are handled. One method TPP utilizes is using the TPP Coil Finder (see lower subgraph). The Coil Finder is basically a temporary price plateau or congestion level that offers the trader entry zone with limited controlled risk. Once the lower edge of coil is breached price typically accelerates in direction indicated by TMS. Price targets (not shown here) are dynamically projected by room moderators.

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Good Trading

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sector Rotation Turning Defensive

In our prior post we made the case of Nasdaq's relative performance influence versus SP500 and concluded that given Naz's recent weakness the long awaited correction in price may be in the offing. Well, the correction has indeed begun, and initial target expectations are 875.00, with further downside thereafter.

In an earlier post we showed how to objectively judge the quality of the rally by paying close attention to the various sectors exhibiting leadership. In a healthy rally the pro-growth sectors should maintain leadership, such as Consumer Discretionary, Technology, Industrials, Basic Materials while sectors such as Healthcare, Utilities, Consumer Staples which are defensive in nature should be laggards. Since the March lows we showed that in-fact this Sector Rotation Model relationship has remained intact...Until this past week.

The leadership role has totally reversed this past week with economically sensitive sectors selling lower, while defensive sectors taking the leadership role. This combination suggests that there is further downside to go with this correction as big investors continue to sell all rally attempts in order to lock in recent price appreciation. (Click on chart to enlarge)

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Monday, May 11, 2009

"So Goes the Nasdaq...So Goes the Market"

As the saying states: "So goes the Nasdaq...So goes the Market" This simply means that when the Nasdaq 100 Index is stronger relative to SP500 Index, the overall health of the markets are good and higher prices tend to be the result. So it is important for traders to keep a watchful eye on the relative performance of NAZ versus SP500. One simple way is to create a Relative Performance Chart or Ratio Chart between the two indexes.

The chart above shows the relative performance of the Nasdaq 100 ($NDX.X) and SP500 ($SPX.X) going back three years. Now why look back three years and what is its importance if I trade intra-day you ask? Well, it's simple...Any knowledgeable trader worth his (her) salt always keeps track of how different markets are performing relative to the market he (she) is trading whether intra-day or on a swing basis. The markets today are globally linked so it's critical to know how markets inter-act on a relative basis to develop an effective intra-day trading plan to capitalize on disparities.

Classical chart analysis can be done as effectively on ratio charts as they do on traditional bar charts. You'll first notice the the ratio chart (again...we are comparing NDX v SP500) that price carved a significant Inverse Head & Shoulders Pattern during 2006. This suggested that Nasdaq would take a more pro-growth leadership role and investors should begin to overweight technology stocks. The Blue waves indicate NAZ outperformance and Red waves underformance versus SP500. The waves are very symmetrical defining the rising channel pattern You'll notice that when the ratio hit the upper channel line Nasdaq entered a period of underformance and subsequently the markets corrected.

Fast forward to present day...Nasdaq has shown extraordinary leadership since the March lows with the ratio exceeding the upper channel line. Last week Nasdaq began to lose leadership and underperform the broader markets...Semiconductors were especially weak and that group needs closer observation for continued weakness or renewed strength.

Conclusion: With the Nasdaq beginning to exhibit relative weakness and market seasonality ( "Sell in May and Go Away") this could be early signs of a beginning correction that many pundits have been calling for. We can never know for sure, but one fact does remain as supported by historical evidence..."So Goes the Nasdaq...So Goes the Market"

Good Trading

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Sell The Fact"

Well, the final details of the Banking System's Stress Test have been released after a perfectly orchestrated "leaking of the results" this week by the government. Today was "Sell The Fact" day right on cue. The Sectors that have been leading the charge higher became the downside leaders in today's controlled liquidation. The table above shows the various SP500 Sectors and Industry Groups filtered on a 15 min time frame. The only sectors in the green were defensive groups such as Healthcare, Utilities, and Consumer Staples. All others were squarely in the red lead by Regional Banking which succumbed to profit-taking . None of this action should come as a big surprise to traders given the meteoric rise these past eight weeks.

As mentioned in earlier posts, keeping watchful eye on sector rotation gives the astute trader early indication of where the big money is flowing, hence developing profitable trading strategies.

The chart below displays the TPP TRIPLE SYNC, which monitors the Total Market Sync on three time frames for confluence of buy and sell signals. The strongest signals are when all three time frames fire simultaneously, which they recently did on Wednesday May 6th. TradePilot Pro members were alerted in real-time of the SELL SIGNAL during session trading and were able to begin properly positioning the short side for today's imminent sell-off.

Good Trading

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sector Analysis

The Bull Keeps Stampeding! Many pundits keep claiming that the move off the lows is nothing more than an a "bear market rally". Well whether this rally is a bear rally or the start of a new bull off a cyclical low history will write the final outcome. For those of us that trade on a daily basis must see the current action for what it is and not what we want it to be to fit some pre-conceived mold of our view (a.k.a. Bias).

That said, the spreadsheet above highlights the Dow Jones Industrial's Component Stocks on the right side and the S&P 500 Sector and Industry Groups on the left side. Additionally, the columns also show whether the particular instrument is Bullish or Bearish and the length in terms of days. It is clear that the major sectors and industries remain firmly bullish albeit overbought in length and technical condition, but there is no denying the strength of the recent rally.

How much further can price move higher without a significant correction nobody has a clear answer. As traders we must continue to take our signals from what the markets are telling us, hence keeping watchful eye on the bullish or bearish condition of the various sectors and industries is most important.

Good Trading

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cycle Trend Buy Setup w/Con-Ex Divergence

The above chart shows another example of how to combine the Cycle Trend signals with Divergence Analysis to increase the probability of a successful trade outcome. Early morning price weakness continued from prior session to challenge major support at 863.00. Buyers then took charge and bought up all the current supply creating Con-Ex (Contraction-Expansion Oscillator) Divergence. The TPP Cycle Trend correctly identified that the current down cycle to be ending and issued a Buy Alert. The astute trader should be now considering initiating a new Long position at major support given the combination of Cycle Trend Buy alert with Con-Ex divergence. OK...All we need is the "trigger" to enter the trade long. The previous post shows the 610 tick chart which is the execution chart most widely used by TPP members. It also fired off a Cycle Trend Buy at the 863.00 level confirming major support. Profit targets are at the Wave Price Targets WPT's displayed on the chart. ( click on chart to enlarge ) This Cycle Buy signal was worth approximately 10 points from entry to exit which was the opposing Cycle Trend Sell signal at high of day.

Combining Cycle Trend Buy and Sell signals with divergence analysis can improve the risk/reward of trade setups. Of course as with all trading there are no certainties, only probabilities. Traders job is to choose favorable trade setups and control initial risk.

Good Trading

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Combining Cycle Trend and Value Chart

This post will focus on combining the TPP Value Chart (VC) with TPP Cycle Trend (CT) to help increase the odds of a successful trade outcome. We are talking probabilities here, not certainties. The TPP Value Chart displays trend as an overbought/oversold oscillator. Trend inputs can be customized for Directional Movement, Ergodic, or EMA values. The tick bars change color based upon which trending condition is in effect at the moment. These can change quite rapidly on very micro time or tick frames, so it is best to view them as reference. When price pushes to +8 traders view this as over-valued and -8 as under-valued, hence price continues to oscillate between these value parameters in a never ending battle for control. As with any oscillator divergences occur and provide the trader with solid trade opportunities.

The TPP Cycle Trend seeks to identify specific "turning points" in price swings. It is a simple yet effective buy and sell indicator that alerts the trader to a possible end in the current swing. When combined with the VC divergence analysis the trader can increase the odds of a profitable trade outcome.

Click on chart for larger and more detailed view of commentary.

Good Trading


The chart above is the TPP TOTAL MARKET SYNC (TMS). This is a proprietary chart that was designed as an "index of indexes" so the trader can enter and exit the markets more effectively by capturing the majority of a price swing. It is has been said time and time again..."DON'T FIGHT THE TAPE". So why do so many traders in-fact do just that? I don't have the answer.

Trading "in-sync" with the markets will greatly improve the odds of a successful trade outcome when managed properly. The best part about TMS is its simplicity of interpretation. Designed similar to a traditional bar chart it lends itself to market structure and moving average analysis.

I have highlighted a buy trade which captured a 6 point move in the ES simply by using TMS along with traditional trade management tools. Click on the chart for a larger view with detailed comments.

Given the complexity of markets it is often better to Keep It Simple (KISS Method). This is exactly what the TMS is designed to provide the trader.

Good Trading

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cycle Sell Signal Trade Setup

Today's entry will highlight a Cycle Sell Short Setup that we identified in real-time during Thursday's session in the TPP Chat Room. This was a brilliant divergent short setup indeed. During much of the open range price action chopped around with no real directional bias. It wasn't until buyers pushed price to new marginal intra-day highs that sellers responded aggressively, setting up a shorting opportunity for traders.

As you can see from the chart above, as price pushed to new highs there was no corresponding momentum to support the move creating a negative divergence. At the same time there was a Cycle Sell Signal that nailed the high of day confirming that a short trade should be considered.

Sellers continued to push price lower until the open gap was filled. Brilliant trade indeed!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sector Rotation Model Explained

The chart above depicts the graphical relationship of the Economic and Stock Market Cycles based upon Sam Stovall's theoretical model of Sector Rotation. It's generally accepted the stock market leads the economy by 6 - 9 months. In other words, it "discounts" future economic activity. More specifically, certain sectors tend to be outperformers on a relative basis while others are laggards. The Sector Rotation Model gives investors a template upon which to identify what point in the "cycle" the economy and stock market are and which sectors are most likely to attract investor funds.

The green arrow represents the economy and red arrow the stock market. The sectors that comprise the SP500 are overlapped above in a very specific order. Currently the economy is considered to be in FULL RECESSION and MARKET BOTTOM (potentially). If that assumption holds true, then the Sectors that should see relative strength at this point in the cycle are TECHNOLOGY, FINANCIALS, CYCLICALS and BASIC MATERIALS. The laggards should be CONSUMER STAPLES, UTILITIES, HEALTHCARE and ENERGY.

If you examine the previous posting labeled Sector Performance you will notice that those specific Sectors that are modeled to be outperformers at this point in the cycle are indeed leaders as the Market is attempting a bottoming process.

It is important for the trader to keep close watch on the performance of these various sectors going forward as they will in effect give us the "temperature" of the markets and the economy's future.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Industry Group Performance

Our previous post below took a look at the nine sectors and their relative performance versus the benchmark SP500 index. The chart above breaks down those sectors to Industry Groups in order to closely examine where the strength and weakness is concentrated. We noted that Consumer Discretionary Sector was an outperformer since the March lows...A closer look details that Retailers and Homebuilders have indeed been strong relative performers along with Banks. These three groups have been the weakest since the August 2007 highs, so it's not surprising that they are the first to show strength at this point in the cycle. Technology was highlighted to be an area to consider placing new investment funds. Internet and Semiconductor Groups are also showing relative strength, so it's not surprising that Nasdaq Composite has been a leader since it represents the main core of the Technology Sector.

As stated in previous post that the trader would be well served keeping close watch not only on the broader sectors but also on specific industries within the SP500 index.