Yesterday stock index futures staged a rally out of a breakout setup, closing near the session high. Following a breakout rally the Taylor Trading Technique tells us to anticipate a Sell short day; there were a number of interesting factors in today’s setup.
Swing Trader's Insight
As a futures trader, have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions? “What looks good and where should I get in?” “Uh-oh… I didn’t expect that… what should I do now?” “Do I want a stop and where should I put it?” “How should I get out?”
This morning, I got a call from a self-directed client. I generally do not offer unsolicited advice for do-it-yourself traders unless they are doing something blatantly dangerous, or if I am sure they are wrong.
Doji bars are one of the single most useful single bar patterns that any trader can identify. They can be used for entries, exits, or to determine position bias. “Doji” is a term used by Japanese candlestick chartists that refer to a bar where the open and close of a bar are in close approximation to each other.
In my opinion, George Douglas Taylor was one of the greatest trading thinkers, and luckily he left behind one book on trading: The Taylor Trading Technique. This book lays out his “Taylor Book Method” for swing trading in futures.
Over the weekend I got an email from a trader who follows the Taylor Trading Technique as he learned from Linda Raschke. Linda’s version of the Taylor Trading Technique is the basis of my Swing Trader’s Insight futures advisory service.