The stock market and specifically the SPY ETF reached a SATURATION POINT yesterday.
I thought it would be fun to give you an idea about how smart money “works order flow” so you have my roadmap for tape reading. This can take years to learn but once you have the skill, everything changes…
Saturation Points were originally developed in the 1950’s by a grain trader in Chicago. I studied the method and adapted it for today’s ever-changing markets.
Key Concepts to Understand
- As institutions work orders, the market tends to make highs or lows every two to three days
- A fourth or even a fifth day in one direction may occur in a strong trend (how to recognize and trade this will be explained in detail)
- As the market alternates between buying and selling pressure our objective is to enter as this pressure “saturates” in a value area to buy, and “saturates” in a profit taking area to sell or sell short
- Thus the theme is enter today, exit tomorrows open, or hold one day longer if the trend is very strong
- Longer term fundamental outlook has NO bearing on the strategy.
Giving Structure to the Strategy: The “saturation process”
- Of buying and selling pressure over a two to three day window
- Combined with the thought process of value area and profit taking areas
- Creates a Roadmap so day to day price action and the opening price action will never be random
- Intraday price action can be a lot of “noise, your goal is to capture the low to high or high to low
- With this roadmap you should ALWAYS know what to expect, and you will only look for what you expect, both in the setup, open and entry
- This gives you the power to trade confidently when the expected happens because you planned for it
- This gives you the freedom to do nothing because when the unexpected occurs it does not fit your model of price action
- This commitment to a structure is a key ingredient that most traders lack and is the main reason in my opinion the majority of traders are inconsistent
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