December E-Mini S&P – Multi-Profiles – Sell Zones CLICK IMAGES TO OPEN CHART CONTENT Breakdown of Today’s Update Published 12/7/17 8:30 am central: Traders, We have seen bears beginning to try and take control over the last couple sessions and the most recent move lower. We are seeing on scanner 2 of the 4-time frames bearish. We had… Read more.
Treasury bond futures had a breakout setup for Friday, which was logical given the May employment report was released this morning. This setup, combined with the market’s proximity to its contact high, made this a good market to trade this morning. In last night’s edition of Swing Trader’s Insight I labeled T bonds as a… Read more.
In last night’s Swing Trader’s Insight I labeled the EMini S&P futures as a Taylor Trading Technique Sell short day. As long time readers know, I suggest we trade the stock index futures during the stock market hours (beginning at 8:30 AM CT) and that we can use overnight highs and lows in lieu of the previous day high and low that the TTT normally uses for the reference price.
The recent down trend in stock index futures made Taylor Trading Technique signals less obvious. Sticking to a more mechanical cycle count can facilitate trading in these markets.
Monday’s stock market selloff gave a Taylor Trading Technique Buy day setup for the eMini NASDAQ futures. Today’s action was a textbook TTT Buy day rally.
Overnight trading can give you additional patterns for trade setups during the regular trading day, especially for markets like the stock index futures.
Of the three days in the Taylor Trading Technique cycle, I often don’t look to trade markets that are on the Sell day, as Sell days don’t have the clear directional bias of a Buy or a Sell Short day. However, there are some setups that can yield good trades on Sell days.
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.