Trading is all about stacking the odds for success. Risks must be taken in order to get paid, but the key is gauging under which circumstances the potential reward really outweighs that risk.
I discussed taking risks  in a recent post, and I felt that a follow-up and an example of what I was referring to was in order. Here it is.
However, there are many opportunities on the intraday timeframe which are exhaustion/reversal kinds of setups.
Buy or sell programs, news, and just plain old momentum drive stocks far beyond the pain thresholds of traders, carrying price a considerable distance in one direction or the other. That opens the door for some recoil, and catching the turning point can be quite lucrative.
Stacking The Odds
Here in a moment, I’m going to show you exactly what I mean in a video, but first let me outline a few keys which combined to produce a great trade in this situation.
- Corresponding market action. With the indexes having a distinct possibility of a short-term turnaround, conditions were ripe for similar price action in individual stocks. This is a point I make over and over in the weekly index videos.
- Prior key level on the daily chart of this stock was being tested. A huge intraday move which carries price right to a previously important level on the daily chart will increase the odds for a quick recoil move.
- Intraday price action suggested the move was becoming exhausted. That indicated that a reversal could quickly develop in the stock.
Here’s a video explaining it. Select the HD option and go full-screen for best quality:
Stack multiple factors in your favor for a great trading situation. They’re worth waiting for!
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