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Today’s Short Sale in Silver FuturesSwing Trader’s Insight Futures Watch List for August 19Trade or Fade and Today’s Breakout Move in Crude Oil Futures

Trade or Fade and Today’s Breakout Move in Crude Oil Futures

Trade or Fade is an offshoot of my Swing Trader’s Insight advisory. Breakout setups are one of my favorite patterns to trade- they identify markets that are potentially set up for a strong move in one direction. I have a set of patterns I use to anticipate breakout setups for Swing Trader’s Insight however I was looking to broaden the patterns used to identify breakout setups and give additional price levels to use to trade breakouts.

Swing Trader’s Insight Futures Watch List for August 18The Rath Overlay (Aug 15 2014)Today’s Taylor Trading Technique Trade in the eMini SP Futures

Today’s Taylor Trading Technique Trade in the eMini SP Futures

By the Taylor Trading Technique, today was the Sell Short day for the eMini SP futures, as stated in last night’s Swing Trader’s Insight update. Thursday’s narrow range was a sign to be cautious but the Sell Short day setup ended up working well.

Swing Trader’s Insight Futures Watch List for August 15

Swing Trader’s Insight Futures Watch List for August 15

Sept. eMini S&P Futures: By the Taylor Trading Technique we would anticipate a Sell Short day today. However, Thursday was an NR7 day so there’s also the potential for a breakout move, which could push it higher. In either case, Thursday’s high of 1955.00 is the reference price.

The Skirha Report: September E-mini S&P 500An Early Entry for Today’s Breakout Setup in Crude Oil Futures

An Early Entry for Today’s Breakout Setup in Crude Oil Futures

Crude oil futures had a breakout setup for today as Wednesday was an NR7 day. For a breakout trade I will often use the previous session high and low as breakout reference prices. However, with crude oil in a strong daily down trend I was interested in finding an early entry for a downside breakout.

Swing Trader’s Insight Futures Watch List for August 14