By the Taylor Trading Technique today was a Sell day in the TTT cycle. However, Monday’s range contraction, doji bar and the daily down trend meant a short sale opportunity might come a day early.
Monday was a TTT Buy day for silver futures. Friday saw bearish price action and Monday, in turn showed a TTT Buy day. Monday saw a successful test of the previous session low followed by a rally. Monday’s rally (TTT Buy day) meant a Sell day would be anticipated for Tuesday.
However, as I noted above, there were other patterns that told us to look for a short sale in silver futures today. First, Monday showed significant range contraction from Friday (Monday’s range was 50% of Friday). It also was a doji bar, and this combination of patterns told us to anticipate a breakout move for Tuesday. These patterns, combined with the daily down trend, meant we could look to enter a trade in the direction of the trend.
1958.5 was a reference price on the September silver chart, being a 50% retracement from Monday’s low to today’s session high. A drop back below that level could lead to a bigger selloff.
As I was writing the STI morning watch list, the market had dropped just below the 1958.5 Fib level, making a session low of 1957.0. A drop below the Fib level and the session low would indicate a resumption of the down trend and a short sale opportunity.
The short sale was initially triggered around 8:15 AM, although we had about 20 minutes to continue to have the opportunity to sell in that area. The initial stop loss could go above 1961.5; the high of the first bar to break below the Fib level.
After edging lower for a time, the selloff accelerated around 8:40 AM. It hit and quickly fell below our first downside target of 1947.0. This was a good example of using some discretion in your trading, Observing the speed with which the market dropped through the first target, we had some confidence that the selloff would continue.
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