Thursday Dec 15, 2016 EPIC the Oil Algo Oil Report (Member Edition). FX: $USOIL $WTIC ($USO, $UCO, $SCO, $CL_F, CL, $UWT, $DWT, $ERX, $ERY, $GUSH, $DRIP)
Welcome to my new FX: $USOIL $WTI oil trade report.
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HOW MY ALGORITHM WORKS: I am an algorithm in development. My math is based on traditional indicators (up to fifty at any given time each weighted on win ratio merit) – such as simple math calculations relating to price and volume, Fibonacci, simple pivots, moving averages, Gann, Schiff and various other charting, geometric and mathematical factors. I do not yet have AI or Geo Political integration – only math as it relates to traditional indicators – weighted, with the primary goal being probabilities. I am not a high frequency or bot type algorithm – I am to be used (represented on a traditional trading chart) as a probability indicator to give our trader’s an edge when triggering entries and exits on trades with instruments that rely on the price of crude oil (specifically FX: $USOIL $WTI and transitioning to futures in the new year in our new 24 hour oil trading room).
Below you will find my simplified view of levels that can be used on a traditional chart to advance a traders’ edge (both intra-day and as a swing trader or investor). This work, and your subsequent trading, should be considered one decision at a time, “if this happens then this or this are my targets”… price – trigger – trade and so on. If you need assistance email your questions to email@example.com, message our lead trader on Twitter, or message a lead trader privately in the trade room.
FX: $USOIL $WTI Observations:
Today will not be a detailed report because the markets have shifted so much globally the last 24 hours. Please refer to prevoius reports so you have the story line.
Here is the new : Live EPIC the Oil Algo Live Trading Chart Link
https://www.tradingview.com/chart/USOIL/cSRpFCYI-USOIL-EPIC-the-Algo-Member-Chart/ –> arrow indicators on this chart
Price of crude oil came off during Fed speak yesterday and is now trading under major support (yellow line white arrow). Yesterday had crude HIT BOTH EPIC THE ALGO TARGETS for the Wednesday at 10:30 target time. The primary target hit literally to the second and cent of the call and the secondary target right above hit a couple seconds later to the exact cent!!! Alpha algo targets are in site for Friday 1:00 PM (you will see them on chart).
Intra-day Crude Oil Trading Range: At time of writing FX $USOIL $WTI is trading at 51.23 (602 AM ET Dec 15, 2016). Some thoughts with respect to traditional charting that may help advance you trading edge:
Multi Week Trading Range for Swing Trading:
Note: Be carfeful with the prices you see in the purple boxes on the right of the chart – they do not line up on chart for price action (they are for indicators).
For swings, trade between the yellow lines – they are your primary support and resistance. The recent support intra was breached yesterday! I will detail new support and resistance on next report but for now look over the chart and trade the yellow lines at minimum. Also marked with white arrows on chart above.
Also, pay attention to the upward trending channel – you can enter long and sell in between the channel yellow lines as it trends.
If price stays below the resistance at then you trade the channel under that.
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org with direct questions for direct answers. Or ask in the trade room in a private message to the lead trader.
Diagonal Trend Lines:
So when price dropped it did stop at a diagonal trend line (blue line with green arrow) – these are important to watch. There is another below marked with a green arrow and the others on the chart are not marked. When price lost its support yesterday and it took a dive it lost it at a diagonal trend line.
Diagonal trend-lines (blue). Diagonal trend-lines are critical inflection points. Please review many of my recent posts so you can learn about how important these diagonal trend-lines are. If one is breached you can look to pull-back to next diagonal blue trend line about 90% of the time. Also pay attention to how thick the lines are – the thicker the line the more important because they represent extensions from previous time / price cycles.
There is one diagonal trend line above intra price and on two below (blue diagonal thin lines trending up). Look at the chart above – you will see where the diagonal trend lines are trending – WATCH THEM CLOSE. And remember you can come in to the chat room to message the trader and REMEMBER I have posted a live chart link earlier in this blog so if you can’t see the lines well on this chart above you can go to the live chart link and watch for member live algo chart links through-out the day in your email inbox!
Price Action with 20, 50, 100, 200 MA
On the chart above the 200 MA is marked with an orange arrow – it is will above price – watch this for resistance. If there was more time available this morning I would look at the 200 MA on each time frame because you need to be aware of where the 200 MA is on 5 15 30 1hr charts because it will play a role in support and resistance with crude trading 80% of the time. So do yourself a favor and be sure your running the MA’s on your own charting.
I have left the Fib lines on this chart from a few days because they are still valid and running tighter intra ones right now isn’t productive because of the volatility experienced. So you either visit the trade room for them or run them on your charting so you are aware also of the Fib lines specific to the time frame you are trading.
Watch these lines for support and resistance. I don’t use them as tradtional retracement levels with crude because the algo lines etc are more dominant. But the Fib lines are excellent indicators for intra-day trade support and resistance.
Horizontal Trend-Lines (purple):
Horizontal trend-lines are not as important as the other indicators reviewed above, however, they do serve as important resistance and support intra-day for tight trading and they are important if thick (in other words they come from previous time / price cycles). WE STARTED TO REPRESENT THE REALLY IMPORTANT LINES IN YELLOW FYI FOR EASE. Refer to chart for current applicable horizontal trend-lines.
Respect support and resistance lines:
If you can be patient and take your long and short positions against these yellow lines for now that is your highest probability trading. With the recent geo political volatility with the Fed speak it makes the algo targets difficult because crude is not trading in its “natural” state that occurs when the geo political banter stops.
As I wrote yesterday:
Crude oil is still bullish – but there is a high probability that crude oil either visits the bottom of the channel yellow lines (diagonal) either this Friday or early next week – the Fed speak may have some bearing on this too so stay tuned!
Yes, the Fed speak came and crude oil price did lose the yellow support line and that line now becomes resistance!
Oil Time / Price Cycles:
Time / price cycles are the single most important indicator I use as a trader and EPIC’s record with them is near 100% – and that’s since inception seven months ago. The reason they are so important is that I as a trader do not want to be holding a crude oil instrument at a termination of a time cycle if I am not absolutely sure if price will go up or down. I will however go really deep in advance of a time price cycle termination IF THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF A DIRECTION IN PRICE if we are trading at a really important pivot area. In other words, if we were trading at the bottom of the upward trending channel at a support (yellow lines) and I knew there was a significant time cycle about to terminate I would go really heavy with a long. The price really spikes or drops hard when these important time cycles terminate. Fantastic plays.
The problem with time / price cycle terminations is that they change from minute to minute (depending on where price is on the chart) so you have to be in the trade room to get the alert – now we will do everything we can in future to send these on SMS but I want to be careful because it can be difficult with so much going on in the room. The reason they change is because they are actually represented by or are geometric shapes in the chart – I know it sounds weird but we’ve hit them just shy of 100%. And the oil political guys know the same thing and they ALWAYS TIME THEIR BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS AROUND THESE TIME CYCLE TERMINATIONS. So if you can picture a triangle on the chart – and price is trading in the triangle – and price is going to come to the edge of the triangle and there is a significant support or resistance or an algo line terminating there too or a target (those type of things)… then we know there is a high probability of a time and price change. In other words, its where there are clusters of algorithm points that cross and when price is going to cross over that cluster is where they are. And these are represented on all the different time frames – the larger the time frame – the larger the time price cycle terminate – the larger the spike or downdraft. This is where we establish our intra-day qudrants from for sniping trades (which we will put in to the room soon because it looks like the geo political rhetoric is over for a while making them more predictable). Difficult to explain in short. So we will do our best to SMS alert these in future.
Also, the real large or important time / price cycle terminations we know far in advance and they can be put in these newsletters.
If you review EPIC’s Twitter feed, blog posts and his story on our website you will get a feel for how accurate these are.
THE CHART ABOVE SHOWS CRUDE TRADING IN A TRIANGLE (in white). If the price stays in the triangle price is 99% going to spike significantly to the upside or downside before it leaves the triangle at or near the end (usually well before the end). In this instance if price is still in triangle at 1:00 Friday (red dotted vertical line) this could very well be when price will spike or drop out of that triangle.
We will update you in the trading room or by email notice if any other significant time / price cycles occur intra day.
Alpha Algo Trading Trend-Lines (Red dotted lines):
To determine which algo line is most alpha (or probable) intra day, it is the nearest line to price action. This can also help you determine the trend of trade. If the algo line is trending up the price will follow it up until price is tested at an algorithm indicator (the main tests are diagonal trendlines, horizontal trendlines, time / price cycles etc – as I have shared with you). This is why it is important to watch all the lines because they are all support and resistance. To keep it simple trade the range as I’ve mentioned but keep an eye on these indicators.
The alpha algo trendlines are on the chart above and there are two above price and one below price (orange arrows) – because they are so far away from the trading price be careful because the machines will take price to either of them so watch price action. Those trend lines are like the highway for machine trading that take the trading price to the target (circle).
Current Alpha Algo Targets (Red circles):
I can report that the alpha algo primary probability target prediction from last week for Wednesday December 7 at 10:30 as a direct hit for that time / price cycle. And so did the Friday target at 1:00 PM as a direct hit! And Tuesday this week 4:30 target was a hit and Wednesday was incredible right to the exact cent and second for the time and price target prediction! As I mentioned at the beginning of this post!
Show me another algo on Wall Street that is available to the public that can do that!
So what is your most probable algo target for Friday 1:00 EST? Your closest target that crude is trending toward is always the most probable. Crude is currently trending toward a target (red circles on chart) Then, your second most probable is the one that is up or down trend depending on whether general price is in an upward or downtrend for the most recent week or so and what your other indicators look like (such as the MA’s I explained above).
The other way to determine which targets are in play is actually quite simple, you will notice that crude trades between the channel lines up and down and up and down and there are various support and resistance along the way. If it hits a target at the top of the channel you can bet most times (unless the next day like today) that the next target hit will be at the bottom of the channel or whatever – also difficult to explain – WE ARE DOING A VERY DETAILED VIDEO ON THESE INDICATORS SOON THAT WILL SHOW IN MORE DETAIL.
The targets for this week are represented on the chart above and for the ones above you will need to follow the algo lines. Again, refer to the live charting I send you for this also or be in the trading room.
Wait for the price to trend toward a target and take your position and watch as price gets closer and closer to the target. Remember, that the machines trade from decision to decision – or in other words from support to next resistance or resistance to next support or when the times come each week on Tuesday Wednesday and Friday they will trend toward the target that market price action determines they go to.
Our lead trader will explain more in the room and do not hesitate to ask our lead trader in the room by private message or on twitter to explain intra day decisions.
Also, please be sure to refer to the most recent post for your algo targets (there is an additional target as mentioned on the chart above now of course also).
Oil Intra-Day Algo Trading Quadrants:
As I wrote yesterday:
Well we just got to a point where we were in a trading range and the quadrants were getting locked in last week and the geo political interference caused the break-out in crude oil price. So we need to wait now for Wednesday targets to expire and maybe Friday – but we’re getting to the point where we’ll be able to get aggressive with them soon because I am convinced the geo political catalysts will settle down for a while.
I completely neglected to consider / remember the Federal Reserve speak at 2:00 PM Wednesday. So now we wait until price action settles and then I will publish them.
As explained above, my algorithm is a consideration of up to fifty traditional indicators at any one time – each one given its own weight in accordance to its accuracy (win rate). This is how we establish the probability of specific targets hitting (we call them alpha algo targets).
Alpha Algo Targets, Algo Trend-lines, Algo Timing, Quadrants for Intra Snipes:
Algo targets are the red circles – they correspond with important times each week in oil reporting land. Tuesday 4:30 PM, Wednesday 10:30 AM and Friday at 1:00 PM. The red dotted diagonal lines are the algo trend-lines. And the vertical dotted (red or green) are marking the important times each week. You will find that the price of crude will hit one of the alpha algo targets about 90% of the time. In the absence of market direction the machines take price to the next algo line and/or target. Understanding how the price of crude reacts to the algos and how they move price from target to target is critical for intra-day and swing trading crude oil and associated instruments.
You will notice that price action of crude will use these algo trend-lines and act as support and resistance, and that price also often violently moves when an alpha algo line is breached either upward or downward.
We cover this in much more detail in the member updates, trading room. A review of my Twitter feed and previous blog posts will help you understand the relation of these indicators. We will start posting video blogs (for my subscribers) on YouTube (in addition to my daily blog posts) for swing traders that work during regular trading hours.
Also… we will cover how to establish algo trend-lines and price targets future forward (as you have seen me do on my Twitter feed for some time now).
That is a good place to leave it for now – we will review details of the above in the trading room and when time allows we will segment for our swing traders (and publish) videos of the work we do in the trading room.
See you in the live trade room and if not stay tuned for our videos recapping what happens in the room! And again, if you struggle to know how to use these indicators as a trader’s edge, it is recommended that you obtain private coaching prior to trading a real account with real money – we recommend you use a paper trading account at first. And finally, we will be publishing a “how to use guide” within a day or so, but it will be simply be a recap (consolidation) of instructions in this post, from my Twitter feed, and previously published information on our website. You can also send specific questions to our email inbox at email@example.com – if you do this be sure to ask a specific question so it can be answered specifically. When the 24 hour oil trading room opens you will have ample opportunity in that 24 hour room to ask questions also.
Watch my EPIC the Oil Algo Twitter feed for intra day notices and your email in box for member only material intra day also.
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