Morning all.

Daytrading Room / Oil Trading Room and Internet:

So the wired internet did run the oil room all night (so far) with only one network blip – so perhaps it will run the daytrading room Monday without much issue (we’ll see).

I pinned the owner down to a completion time for the fiber install that starts Monday – he committed to be complete at latest end of day Tuesday… which means the daytrading room will be running on wired system that originates on cell network Monday and Tuesday during the day and the oil room will also.

So we’ve opted to only run the oil room on its own when oil opens Monday night and not through the day Monday and Tuesday so I don’t have to watch two rooms during the day Monday on inferior internet. And by Tuesday night we should be good to go with fiber network so as of Tues night the 24 hour oil room will in fact be 24 hours.

So in summary, when we start the premarket session for the daytrading room on Monday and Tuesday we will be shutting the oil room down each day and restarting it when the evening session starts. During the day Monday and Tuesday the oil room members are welcome to visit the daytrading room anytime and we’ll be running the oil charting in there for the next two days only.

So basically it comes down to make it work Monday and Tuesday and back to normal Wednesday.

Various other services such as newsletters for Swing Trading and Algorithms:

Most of the newsletters are getting out , however, the newest version of the Gold algorithm will not be out until the fiber internet is installed. Which will be Wednesday night. Subscribers of course are being credited time accordingly.

The post markets are also going to be delayed until after the new internet is complete. The data flow on the current internet is just not enough to process post market video uploads etc.

So the Gold algo update and the post market newsletters will resume Wednesday night.

Oh and the various other video uploads such as the EIA report and mid day chart reviews won’t re start until Wed because we simply don’t have the upload capacity until the fiber is in.

Any questions let me know!

Thanks

Curtis


Evening all!

A few miscellaneous updates:

INTERNET STATUS

First, the internet / travel status…. on Friday they hard wired my internet. So I now have wifi and hard wired BUT in testing it this weekend I’m not confident – its running 26 mbps which is barely adequate but the signal originates on a cell network and cell networks have blips (so expect blips for the next day or so).

I thought I was getting the fiber network… but nope, that’s coming tomorrow. The culture here is a tad different than North America and sorting through the commitments and expectations and representations is complicated at best 🙂

Anyway, I have confirmed (literally from the owner of the fiber internet company haha seriously) that fiber will be installed Monday.

So what’s that mean? It means we may have the odd blip in the oil trading room tonight and in the daytrading room tomorrow. Blip meaning charting disappears and comes back (like your cell phone can do at times).

It also means that some updates will be possibly and not for sure delayed until fiber is in. The chart load times are slow for the algorithms on the current – but they should all get out tonight.

Now, I know for sure the fiber is being installed Monday but do I know it will be working Monday? No, I do not lol. But we’re getting there. Slowly but surely.

TIME DOWN CREDIT / FREE TIME

And for the down time (as I mentioned last week), to be fair, the paying members will be credited the downtime at renewal time (the oil trading room members subscription doesn’t start until July 1 so we’re early anyway on that and anytime we are up before July 1 is a bonus anyway so that won’t apply but for the other services it will).

OIL TRADING ROOM CAP OF 50

Also, I’ve had a number of folks ask me if they can come in to oil room subscription in like two weeks or whenever in future. Unless otherwise provided for we are holding sub limit to 50 because I can only help along so many folks at a time and I want to provide the best service I can.

MY TRAVEL

In future we will endeavor to have this done and confirmed on site before I travel to my next destination. We learned a lot of lessons here. But at the same time we are transparent on our website to the fact that I will be traveling from here to death and that will at times cause some delay in service at various levels so it will in a way be part of the deal – but we will do everything we can to limit the inconvenience of course.

GETTING INVOLVED

Moderator etc expression of interest folks… we’re going to get past this internet issue, then completely refresh all algorithms and newsletter charting etc (once fiber is in and working) and then contact you all. Sorry for the delay but it may be June 25 until we’ve contacted everyone.

After last week, I am seriously geared to aggressive trading this week so lets get at it do this.

Best and peace.

Curt


Good morning traders!

A quick memorandum to update everyone on the status of my travel and the main trading room, oil room, alerts and reporting.

Prior to leaving on my extended trip to the Caribbean and having an itinerary focused to visiting island nations we did what we understood to be proper due diligence with respect to internet availability, suitability (mbps for example) and predictability (power outages etc).

Well…. the very first location fell very short and instead of delivering 100 mbps internet we got 9 mbps and that just wont do the job. So we spent the last 24 hours attempting to route all my trading and charts etc through a data centre in north america and that just didn’t work.

So in short, after nearly 24 hours of tech gymnastics we have an installation booked for this Friday at the flat I am at. The installation is for internet mbps speed that will more than handle the requirements of the trading rooms, alerts and reporting. Which really puts us in good stead for the weekend reporting (updating all the algorithms and reporting) and ready for Monday morning.

Between now and Monday all services will be intermittent at best – including Thursday and Friday trading room, 24 hour oil room, evening newsletter reporting, swing trading reports, alerts etc. But the weekend updates will be done in full and all systems back to normal for Monday morning.

The folks that have reached out to become involved at various levels in our launch (such as moderators in oil trading room) – we will contact you immediately after getting our tech issues solved and our weekend reporting caught up this weekend.

And finally the newest version of our Gold algo will also be delayed until this weekend and launched then.

I do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we will of course be crediting appropriate time to member accounts (extension at renewal time). Actually, many of you I have spoke to through this very aggravating ordeal have been more than encouraging and supportive so I appreciate that very much!

So we’ll do our best between now and our hook-up on Friday but with no guarantees at all.

Next leg of the travel (in a few months) I will be sure to triple check the service at the destination location before departing.

Best and thanks again for being the trading group you guys and gals continue to be.

See ya in room Thursday morning and hopefully we’ll have some service consistency (at least enough to get a trading day in would be nice).

Talk soon.

 

 

 


Part Six b) of the “Freedom Traders” Series:  Trading Set-ups. Video Explains Predictable Winning Process.

This post is the video / blog companion to “Trading Set-ups. How-To Develop a Systematic – Predictable Process. Part 6 a) “Freedom Traders” Series”. It is a $STUDY for Traders Endeavoring to Trade With a High Degree of Probability.

Introduction.

The video below will provide overview explanations of the various trade set-ups I use with different types of trading I do (Swing Trading, Day Trading and Algorithmic Model Trading).

I endeavor in this series of posts to first provide an overview of my trading systems and through subsequent posts I will break-out the details of each trade set-up I use.

Check back to the posts in this section (section 6 of the Freedom Traders series) because 6 a. and 6 b. will be updated regularly with new set-ups added to the overview lists and the subsequent posts in section 6 will have more and more specific trade set-up videos and blog posts included in the series.

The Purpose.

As explained in the introduction to this series (in Part 6 a), the purpose of this part of the series is to assist traders in developing their own predictable trading systems.

A large part of a successful trading plan is having a predictable trading system that you can rely on – a “rules-based trading process”.

Finding at least one trading system that will work the majority of the time, that is easy to use, fits your personality, is predictable and easily reproducible is key.

Trading Set-Ups Overview: Overview Video Number One.

This video touches on a number of chart set-ups / indicators / disciplines specific to day trading and swing trading and not so much algorithmic chart modeling. It is approximately 30 minutes in length and it provides a working foundation (overview) of the type of trading I execute.

You won’t find high flying ideas, hot new stocks of the week or some other high flying idea here.

You will however find systematic trading principles that will return 80% + win rates. Very predictable set-ups that can be duplicated with a high degree of success. Below the video are some itemized notes reflecting the content of the video.

Topics in Trade Set-ups Video 1:

  • Description of types of trading I do.
    • Day Trading, Swing Trading, Algorithmic Model Trading.
  • Chart Example Used for Video.
    • $FSLR.
  • Indicators Used on Video.
    • Wide Time Frame Moving Averages: 20 MA, 50 MA, 100 MA, 200 MA.
    • Stochastic RSI.
    • MACD.
    • Squeeze Momentum Indicator.
    • Short Time Frames I Use 8 ema, 21 ema, VWAP.
  • Explanation of Mid Day Chart Reviews and Trade Set Ups in Trading Room.
    • Provides repetition for our traders in executing trade set-ups.
    • Provides new chart and trade set-up ideas daily to members.
    • Provides opportunity for members to ask questions about their own chart and trade set-ups.
  • Trading Set-Up # 1 – Price Breach of 200 MA on Daily Chart.
    • The predictable trade is at the breach of the 200 MA.
    • The 20 MA breaches the 50 MA, the 20 MA breaches the 100 MA, the 20 MA breaches the 200 MA.
    • Entering long based on the daily chart and taking sell triggers on lower chart time-frames (opposite action of moving averages with price below instead of price above).
    • Trading the bowl and break-out above the 200 MA.
    • Confirming the bottom play with the early indicator of MACD.
    • I rely heavily on MACD for swing trading platform.
    • Stoch RSI started to rise at same time MACD started to signal bottom.
    • Stoch RSI helps time trade.
    • Increasing volume is critical.
    • SQZMOM confirmed bottom with trend up.
  • Trading Set-up # 2 – Bottom Play Prior to Breach of 200 MA on Daily Chart.
    • MACD crosses, Stoch RSI crosses up, SQZMOM trends up.
    • Test of price to 20 MA and indicators cross back up then test of 50 MA etc.
    • Trading and testing through the moving averages until trade gets above 200 MA and then you’re in to trading set-up #1.
  • Chart Time-Frames and MA Action are Critical for Trading the Stock (Timing entries and exits).
    • Confirming your trade bias through looking at the different time frames including weekly, daily, hourly, 30 minute, 15 minute, 5 minute, 3 minute and 1 minute charts depending on your time-frame.
    • Fibonacci should confirm the moving averages as support and resistance points on the chart.
    • Moving averages are a modern representation of the tape.
    • Timing entries and exits based on indicators.
    • Price above MA’s is critical in bullish bias trade and opposite is true for bearish outlook on various time frames and exits can be timed in trade.
    • Example Long Set-Up at 52.05 on chart culminating in sell signal at 70.35 – a 40% increase before you get sell signal on chart.
    • Trading through the MA’s before the 200 MA breach is possible (bottom play – trade set-up #2).
  • Chart Resistance and Support Levels.
    • Fibonacci, Natural Horizontal Chart Resistance and Moving Averages.
  • Trading Earnings.
    • I rarely hold through earnings. I sell in to and re-enter after earnings.
    • Low risk trading is my goal.
  • Algorithmic Modeling and Fibonacci.
    • Basic algorithm quadrants and diagonal resistance.
  • $FSLR Chart Examined for a Day-Trade.
    • Moving through the time-frames and various places to enter your trade – what quantifies bullish and bearish and timing your trade.
    • A day trade hopefully becomes a swing or trend trade. 14% ROI on monthly trade example.
    • Enter on tight time-frame (after confirming your wide time-frames set-up).
    • Confirming your entry with “power”. Avoiding getting cut up with fast exits. Timing trades with power.
    • Price, Trigger, Power, Trade, Risk, Reward. PTPTRR. Being ready for the power trade with the moving average set-ups.
    • Legging in 20% at a time. Five leg principle in a move.
    • Knowing where your most likely resistance is in the move and exiting the trade.

Closing.

That concludes the video / blog portion of the trade set ups overview that accompanies “Trading Set-ups. How-To Develop a Systematic – Predictable Process. Part 6 a) “Freedom Traders” Series. Hopefully this series will assist you in building a rules based trading process.

As I mentioned at the outset, I will next post a series of articles to explain the fine details of each trade set-up I use. The videos will also detail many other indicators I use. I will also be explaining more in future about how our algorithmic model trading indicators are used.

Remember to check back to this specific post and part a because the list of indicators and the overview of each will grow with time.

As mentioned in Part A I also highly recommend taking in our regular trading webinars and most specifically the mid day trade and chart set-up reviews.

Repetition breads success. Repetition provides laser focused trading skills that only comes from practice, practice, practice.

Our team time in the mid day chart and trade set-ups is a training ground for success through repetition and fresh trade ideas.

Click here for the link to sign on to any of our services. https://compoundtrading.com/shop/

Message me anytime with your story or questions. And if you follow me on Twitter and I don’t follow back so you can DM then send us an email to info@compoundtrading.com with your Twitter handle.

Also in closing, I will mention again that I have had a number of people message me to get involved in our various launch initiatives – with moderating, coding and various other levels of interest. I will be writing back to those inquiries early June (in advance of our 24 Hour Oil Trading Room Launch).

Cheers!

Curtis

Previous Freedom Trader Post Links: 

Part 1 : My Personal Stock Trading Story. How I Blew up Two Accounts and then Learned How to Trade.

Part 2: Trading Checklist (Rules) I Follow Before Triggering a Stock Trade.

Part 3: Now I’m Inspired. A Struggling Trader That Inspired Change. 

Part 4: We Want (Need) You! Apply to Nearest Recruiting Station.

Part 5: Learn How to Trade Stocks (Build a Small Account) Following my Journey. 

Part 6 a: Trading Set-ups. How-To Develop a Systematic – Predictable Process.

 

Article Topics; Compound, Trading, Freedom, Traders, Learn, How to, Set-Ups, Process, Moving Averages, Fibonacci, MACD, Video, Indicators, Day Trading, Swing Trading.


After a Trader Learns to Limit Losses (with radical discipline), Obtaining a Systematic Trading Process is Critical to Long Term Success. Below I Begin Explaining My Personal Trading Process.

Part Six a. of the “Freedom Traders” Series: Trade Set-ups. How-To Develop a Systematic – Predictable Process. 

Provided at the bottom of this article are Parts 1 – 5 of this series. Part 1 : My Personal Stock Trading Story. How I Blew up Two Accounts and Then Learned How to Trade, Part 2 : Trading Checklist – Rules I Follow Before Triggering, Part 3: Now I’m Inspired!.A Struggling Trader That Inspired Change, Part 4: We Want (Need) You! Apply to Nearest Recruiting Station, Part 5: New Trading Challenge 10k to 1M, Part 6 b: Trading Set-ups. Video Explains Predictable Winning Process (companion to part 6 a).

Introduction:

This article is an overview list of the various trade set-ups I use with different types of trading I am involved in.

I will endeavor in this series of posts to first explain my trading system and then through subsequent posts I will break-out the details of each trade set-up I use.

Please note, this is part 6 of the Freedom Trader’s series and because this topic will be extensive I am going to number them 6 a, b, c and so on and other sub topics in the series will continue onward with part 7. I suspect that I will be updating part 6 and its sub posts for many years to come.

The purpose of this part of the series is to assist trader’s in developing their own predictable trading systems (a rules based trading process).

A large part of a successful trading plan is having a predictable trading system that you can rely on. Finding at least one trading system that will work the majority of the time, that is easy to use, fits your personality, is predictable and easily reproducible is key.

Perfect a trading system that works the majority of time, is easy to use, fits your personality, is predictable & easily reproducible.

My Personal Objectives.

I believe the bar to my success is directly tied to what percentage of the traders in our trading group are successful on a regular and consistent basis. Not whether I can dazzle with home-run trades like some genie that comes out of the bottle daily.

But rather how well the traders in our group can reproduce methods / components of my trading systems for their own predictable gains and how well I can assist our traders in their trading success no matter where the system is found and then duplicated.

The bar (test) of my success is directly attached to what percentage of the traders in our group are successful on a regular and consistent basis.

How Good Can a Trading System Be?

Before I explain how good a trading system can be, I will tell you there are developments in the trading industry (specifically toward algorithmic trading) that very few in retail trading and even at the professional level understand. I won’t get in to detail here, but I can tell you frankly that if you peel back the layers of the onion you will find scientific evidence of trading models that are winning near 100%.

With that considered,  I discuss a system of trading in this series that provides trade set-ups with 80% to near 100% win rate (scientifically, mathematically back-tested and proven).

BUT, a near 100% win rate requires perfect trade execution in accordance with trade set-up rules AND I do not execute trades perfectly, so my win rate floats between 65% – 90%.

I would be best described as a trader that is “base hitting to wealth”. I use my base hitting skills and add the compounding affect to my portfolio (more on compound trading discipline here) and this is my way of building my portfolio.

I do not execute trades perfectly, so my win rate floats between 65% – 90%.

Once you have a winning system, then your success rate is completely determined by emotional intelligence and discipline.

Three Categories of Trading I Can Offer Set-ups For.

I utilize three categories of trading; day trading, swing trading and algorithmic model trading – each has its own disciplines (set-ups). I was for years also an investor – I do not invest anymore because the other methods of trade listed provide me higher returns.

I utilize three categories of trading; day trading, swing trading and algorithmic model trading – each has its own disciplines.

I swing trade and day trade simply because day trading or swing trading can experience periods of lull (where returns can be limited). And if I require at minimum 100% ROI per year, I cannot have periods of lull. I do not invest anymore because the best returns I was able to garner (on average) was 10% – 14% per year (all holdings considered).

I am now also involved intensely in algorithmic model trading. What is that? I am not trading with “bots” to be clear. I am trading algorthmic chart set-ups that are human executed (with the goal of concluding our development with a digital dashboard for traders – or a sophisticated “intelligent assistant” for traders).

Algorithmic charts (in our instance) are charts that use historical data to provide the highest probability of trade success for the trader.

Read about our algorithmic development process and Why Our Algorithms are Different than Most for more information.

A List of Trade Set-Ups (Systematic Processes) I Use for Day Trading, Swing Trading and Algorithmic Chart Trading.

Day Trading Set-Ups I Use:

Day trading is by far the most difficult of the three categories of trading. It requires a skill-set and emotional discipline and intelligence that goes far beyond swing trading and even more so with algorithmic chart trading.

I use a number of day trading set-ups, here are a few:

  • Intra-day Halts. By far the most profitable set-up for my style are intra-day halts. Intra-day halts provide my style exceptional opportunity for return.
  • Extended Hours News. Pre-market and after-market news are second most profitable, but because I don’t have a lot of extra time (specifically to trade pre-market or post market) my returns lately in these methods are limited. But when I am trading full-time and not running a number of businesses these are highly profitable for me.
  • Market Open Momentum Trades. Gap and go style trades along with others at market open provide significant opportunity for profit. I will caution new trades to stay away from these for a significant amount of time when they first start trading. Too many GURU’s in my opinion sell this wayyyy to much to new traders.
  • Technical Chart Set-Ups. Chart set-ups are my favorite, least stressful, highest probability of success way to day-trade. Not my highest ROI category but definitely my favorite. I bring over swing trade set-ups from my swing trading discipline (that are based on weekly and daily charts) to my day trading discipline – I just trade them on tighter time frames (hourly, 30 min, 15 min, 5 min, 3 min).
  • And of course there are many others I day trade such as break-outs on the daily or 52 week chart, bottom plays, wash-outs with snap-backs and many other types.

Swing Trading Set-Ups I Use:

Swing trading (or power swing trading in my instances) is less stressful than day trading and it has a more predictable return on investment than day trading. All things equal, if you execute both with skill swing trading cannot match the return on investment of day trading – but day trading with consistency and not blowing up your account is radically difficult to master.

Swing trading comes down to technical and/ or fundamental set-ups. I am a technical trader so I lean on technical set-ups (on the weekly or daily charts) and use fundamental research to support my trade set up bias only.

Below are a few technical and fundamental indicators I use for swing trading:

  • MACD – I rely on the MACD heavily as one of my primary indicators in swing trading entries and exits.
  • Moving averages – Second to MACD I utilize moving average disciplines for my trade entries and exits.
  • Fibonacci – I rely heavily on Fibonacci to confirm my bias (I do however use Fibs in a way most are unfamiliar with because of our algorthm chart modeling component).
  • Squeeze Momentum Indicator – This is a custom indicator available on Trading View. I use it to confirm my trades.
  • Trade Volume – Volume is an important indicator in my trade considerations.
  • Stochastic RSI – I use the Stoch RSI to try and refine any given entry or exit.
  • Earnings Dates – I rarely hold a trade through earnings. I recently held Google and Amazon and a few others with success, but that is rare for me.
  • Insider Buying and Selling – I almost always have an eye to insider trades before taking a trade.
  • Short Positions – Short positioning is important.
  • Fundamental Research – Instead of doing my own research I have specific experts I defer to prior to trading (it saves time and they are the experts. They consider me a technical expert so they bounce their trade considerations off me first also – it works back and forth well).

Algorithmic Chart Model Trading Set-Ups I Use:

Algorithmic chart model trading is by far the most predictable, least stressful trading method I use – and if the models are good it can be the most profitable (in our case the models have been exceptional).

We have six models we use (Oil, Gold, Silver, SPY, VIX and the USD) – our Oil algorithmic charting is the first and farthest along in development.

Our oil algorithm is returning well over 300% consistently and has indications of being able to achieve 1200% (the profit and loss statements will be released to the world within 30 days). That far outperforms the 40% – 120% my swing trading profit/loss provides and the 80% – 240% my day trading profit/loss provides.per annum. And even better, there is zero fundamental research required and the chart set-ups are provided to the trader.

The question then is why don’t you simply trade algorithm charts? Well… we have a vision for democratizing the algorithmic trading discipline. Not the easiest path I could have chosen (democratizing our models).

If you research the topic (under the everyday thin later of research), you will find that our models are competing with the world’s best – and the world’s best are not available to the retail public. I have yet to find a high performance algorithm platform that is available to the retail public.

If the public decided or decides they don’t want our models, I will simply go dark and contract our models to dark pools – that option is presented daily. But that is not our mission. Heck I could just trade them in my own dark pool.

Below are a few of the chart set-ups I use in algorithmic chart trading:

  • Primary Trading Range Support and Resistance. Our algorithm charting provides clear support and resistance for the wide / broad trading range (wide quadrant range) prior to trade even getting to the date. In other words, it is future forward charting (unlike conventional charting which is charting what has already occurred).
  • Channel Support and Resistance. As with all other algorithmic chart models, our algorithms provide trading channels to our traders in advance of trade creating a channel. I trade support and resistance.
  • Time Price Cycle. Time price cycles are critical in our models and trading. Huge opportunities exist as time / price cycle come to conclusion.
  • Algorithm Targets. Our algorithms have specific targets for time and price future forward. This is something I consider but don’t trade heavily against.
  • Conventional support and resistance in channels and more. I refer to conventional charting simply to be aware of when conventional charting is in agreement with our algorithm models – it increases my bias toward a trade.
  • And of course in our work their are many other set-ups at work.

Closing.

That concludes my overview with reference to the various trade set-ups I use with the various types of trading I am involved in.

As I mentioned at the outset, I will next post a series of articles to explain the fine details of each trade set-up I use and noted above.

I also highly recommend taking in our regular trading webinars and most specifically the mid day trade and chart set-up reviews.

Repetition breads success. Repetition provides laser focused trading skills that only comes from practice, practice, practice.

Our team time in the mid day chart and trade set-ups is a training ground for success through repetition and fresh trade ideas.

Click here for the link to sign on to any of our services. https://compoundtrading.com/shop/

Message me anytime with your story or questions. And if you follow me on Twitter and I don’t follow back so you can DM then send us an email to info@compoundtrading.com with your Twitter handle.

Also in closing, I have had a number of people message me to get involved in our various launch initiatives – with moderating, coding and various other levels of interest. I will be writing back to those inquiries early June (in advance of our 24 Hour Oil Trading Room Launch).

Cheers!

Curtis

Previous Freedom Trader Post Links: 

Part 1 : My Personal Stock Trading Story. How I Blew up Two Accounts and then Learned How to Trade.

Part 2: Trading Checklist (Rules) I Follow Before Triggering a Stock Trade.

Part 3: Now I’m Inspired. A Struggling Trader That Inspired Change. 

Part 4: We Want (Need) You! Apply to Nearest Recruiting Station.

Part 5: Learn How to Trade Stocks (Build a Small Account) Following my Journey.

Part 6 b: Trading Set-ups. Video Explains Predictable Winning Process (companion to part 6 a).

Article Topics; Compound, Trading, Freedom, Traders, Trading, Learn, How to, Set-Ups, Process.


Good morning Traders!

I apologize if you receive this more than once, this is going out to various platforms

Today’s live trading room link is here http://compoundtrading1.clickmeeting.com/livetrading

Friday’s Premarket Newsletter will be handled live only in the room before open! And the Post Market Trading Results for Thursday will be published this weekend!

We are busy in the lab getting ready for this weekend’s announcements and all the new service upgrades that start Monday (per yesterday’s email);

– This weekend is the public announcement for 24 Hour Oil Room and subscriptions will be made open to public (a total of 50 only will be made available for the beta launch July 1, 2017 – at latest, it may be earlier).

– Monday the new live alert service starts for the Daytrading and Swing Trading Platforms launch. If you are a subscriber to either be sure you follow the alerts Twitter feed per Sartaj’s email yesterday.

– This weekend all algorithm charting is reset and upgraded to their next phase models in their development ($SPY, $VIX, $USOIL $WTI, $SILVER, $GOLD, $DXY) – exciting times for us! Between now and then you can expect the next phase versions of each to arrive in your inbox per yesterday’s email (copy below).

– This weekend the Swing Trading platform receives its upgrades (see notes per the swing trading newsletter reports at top of each newsletter) and they will be made available before Monday.

– Because all algorithms are being reset (as this premarket note is written) there will not be updates this morning (all are in their respective trading ranges so it worked out ok), but nonetheless, if you have any questions about the upgrades in process or the services, email or DM us anytime. A refreshed EPIC chart will be sent to members before open FYI.

So that’s all for now, join us in the room today if you can (it’s the last day of my two week challenge today) and this weekend will bring all the new upgrades and a new week next week!

Cheers!

Curtis
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: $USOIL, $SPY, $VIX, $GOLD, $SILVER, $DXY Algorithm and Swing
Charting News
From: <info@compoundtrading.com>
Date: Thu, May 11, 2017 3:05 am
To: info@compoundtrading.com

Good morning traders / Members.

A note about the upcoming changes in algorithm models and items such as 24 hour oil trading room.

We are going to ask our $SPY members for some grace on the reporting until this weekend.

This weekend EPIC the Oil Algo enters its next phase (in prep for 24 hour trading room the charting will be converted to also include futures and go on to coding) and all the other charting reports enter the next phase in their evolution of reporting.

Specific to $SPY, $SPY enters a more detailed charting phase (more resembling EPIC’s) and with that will bring considerably more report rotations weekly and considerably more detailed charting. Between now and then our techs are preparing the charts. So between now and Sunday (as long as there isn’t a considerable change in trading range) we will simply ask you to refer to the existing charting at the link below (when the viewer comes up hit the play button to bring charting up to date). When the next phase is released this weekend the charting will be available outside the viewer as EPIC’s are which will make them more useable and as I mentioned they will be considerably more detailed.

For now here is the current chart link and we are more than sure you will enjoy the next phase of $SPY reporting to be released this Sunday https://www.tradingview.com/chart/SPY/fmvbclRj-SPY/

Specific to $VIX, it is the only one of the six algorithm models that is not locked in (as it concerns the algorithm math – and frankly we are not sure whether it will ever become completely locked in), nonetheless, commencing this weekend our rotations will be more regular and the charting will be much more detailed (the charts will be primarily based on conventional charting – but more detailed than in past nonetheless).

Specific to $GOLD, $SILVER, $DXY; we will continue (for the most part) reporting to members off-site direct (you may have noticed we do not post these to the blog), however, as soon as the $SPY algorithm is brought up to it’s next standard of reporting (which will take approximately a month to completely build out) we will then start publishing $GOLD, $SILVER and $DXY regularly to the blog and their charting models will also at that point enter the next phase making them more like or detailed as the EPIC reports are.

And last, specific to the swing trading platform, there are changes there (the service is getting a live alert service over next few days and the reporting structure is being improved). The change details are detailed at top of each swing trade newsletter for members.

So in summary, all the algorithmic models are moving up a phase in reporting between now and July 1, 2017 and the details of such are above. This will of course come with a price increase as they are elevated but existing members are grandfathered without price increase as long as subscription remains continuous.

Oh, and on a final note, if you are going to be taking part in the 24 hour oil room, be sure to register over the next day or so – we are going to release subs to the public this Sunday at latest and we will be capping membership to fifty members while we are in the beta phase (which is expected to last approximately 90 days) to ensure quality and staff training time etc.

Any questions please let me know.

Curtis


Good morning traders / Members.

A note about the upcoming changes in algorithm models and items such as 24 hour oil trading room.

We are going to ask our $SPY members for some grace on the reporting until this weekend.

This weekend EPIC the Oil Algo enters its next phase (in prep for 24 hour trading room the charting will be converted to also include futures and go on to coding) and all the other charting reports enter the next phase in their evolution of reporting.

Specific to $SPY, $SPY enters a more detailed charting phase (more resembling EPIC’s) and with that will bring considerably more report rotations weekly and considerably more detailed charting. Between now and then our techs are preparing the charts. So between now and Sunday (as long as there isn’t a considerable change in trading range) we will simply ask you to refer to the existing charting at the link below (when the viewer comes up hit the play button to bring charting up to date). When the next phase is released this weekend the charting will be available outside the viewer as EPIC’s are which will make them more useable and as I mentioned they will be considerably more detailed.

For now here is the current chart link and we are more than sure you will enjoy the next phase of $SPY reporting to be released this Sunday https://www.tradingview.com/chart/SPY/fmvbclRj-SPY/

Specific to $VIX, it is the only one of the six algorithm models that is not locked in (as it concerns the algorithm math – and frankly we are not sure whether it will ever become completely locked in), nonetheless, commencing this weekend our rotations will be more regular and the charting will be much more detailed (the charts will be primarily based on conventional charting – but more detailed than in past nonetheless).

Specific to $GOLD, $SILVER, $DXY; we will continue (for the most part) reporting to members off-site direct (you may have noticed we do not post these to the blog), however, as soon as the $SPY algorithm is brought up to it’s next standard of reporting (which will take approximately a month to completely build out) we will then start publishing $GOLD, $SILVER and $DXY regularly to the blog and their charting models will also at that point enter the next phase making them more like or detailed as the EPIC reports are.

And last, specific to the swing trading platform, there are changes there (the service is getting a live alert service over next few days and the reporting structure is being improved). The change details are detailed at top of each swing trade newsletter for members.

So in summary, all the algorithmic models are moving up a phase in reporting between now and July 1, 2017 and the details of such are above. This will of course come with a price increase as they are elevated but existing members are grandfathered without price increase as long as subscription remains continuous.

Oh, and on a final note, if you are going to be taking part in the 24 hour oil room, be sure to register over the next day or so – we are going to release subs to the public this Sunday at latest and we will be capping membership to fifty members while we are in the beta phase (which is expected to last approximately 90 days) to ensure quality and staff training time etc.

Any questions please let me know.

Curtis


Good morning

We have important big news for our members (a quick memo before we officially tell the world over the next 48 hours the specifics):

– Well, we finally did it, we are moving on to the biggest advancement in our growth since we launched late last year. The 24 hour Oil Trading Room is launching at latest July 1, 2017 (it may be earlier, but no later). There will be limited subscriptions for the beta phase. Members are being informed prior to the public announcements so that those that do wish to take advantage of the initial discount to the beta members you can as of now subscribe to the service by visiting our shopping page and using promo code ——- (all lower case – PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS PROMO CODE TO THE PUBLIC – we want to give our members first opportunity to the limited codes). The regular price is 499.00 per month (which includes the newsletters and the room). With limited beta member discount 399.00. The first billing will occur immediately and the next Aug 1, 2017 with each monthly at locked in rate of 399.00 even as prices increase as long as you stay with your subscription without lapse. Considering the requests for this room to open, we are more than confident we will sell out the initial beta phase with ease. Specific to this announcement we will be running a press release over the news wires also.

The other advantage to the 24 hour oil trading room is that charting will be routinely update through-out the day and night, so there won’t be a wait to receive the new updates (along with our traders live trading of course).

– The swing trading service will be getting an alert service within 48 hours. Details to be announced. The existing swing trading members (before the official announcement) will receive the bundle (newsletters and live alerts) for the current newsletter only price. In other words the new alert service component will be free indefinitely for members as long as they subscribe without lapse (as will the existing newsletter price). Any new members will pay a bundle price (for both swing alerts and newsletter) or individual an individual price for each. Bottom line is that current members will automatically be grandfathered in to the service add-on at no extra cost.

– The day trading service will be getting a new alert service that will work for everyone globally and will be announced formally within 48 hours. We have had issue with various carriers globally and we have a permanent fix for that now finally.

– The SPY algorithm is and the Gold algorithms will be moving on to the next phase of development so their charting will become significantly more advanced and as with other services and our early adopters there will be no price increase as this is launched but new subscribers will have a higher subscription price. DXY, Sliver and VIX will be the next after SPY and Gold to move on to next phase algorithm charting.

More detail to follow over next 48 hours in member notices, press releases and public announcements.

Thanks

Curtis


Trading Freedom and Freedom Attained via Trading Needs You!

I Haven’t Got a Lot of Time (I chew off way too much ya ya eyes bigger… bla bla) But HERE IS MY PLEA. I’ll make it short.

This is Part Four of the “Freedom Traders” Series – How I Learned to Get Over the Wall and What May Help You.

There are links at the bottom of this post to Part 1 : My Personal Stock Trading Story. How I Blew up Two Accounts and Then Learned How to Trade, Part 2 : Trading Checklist – Rules I Follow Before Triggering, and Part 3: Now I’m Inspired!.A Struggling Trader That Inspired Change, Part 5 : Learn How to Trade Stocks (Build a Small Account) Following my Journey.

Introduction:

“in January of this year, Tuomas Sandholm and Noam Brown from Carnegie Mellon University developed a poker player called Libratus, which beat four of the world champion poker players, and not by just a little bit. They played 120,000 hands of poker, and Libratus ended up with $1.77 million in poker chips. This is a big deal, because it signals…” See: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-artificial-intelligence-will-change-everything-1488856320

Now, before you turn me off, hear me out quick! BTW, I meant to write the “How to Write a Trading Plan” post next but this was eating me alive so I’ll do that next.

This is about a freedom about to be stolen from you (the freedom to successfully trade at a retail level – your trading freedom) and what can be done and how you can benefit. Yes, there’s an upside for your service.

And if nothing else, I’ll guarantee you’ll be a better trader (unless of course you’re super trader already).

Here’s my best foot forward to what the H this post is about.

The Uncle Sam poster. Yes, this is the best way to explain this post.

Look, when this poster propagated it was during a time that people stood for what was they believed to be right (freedom) – so much so they would die for it. The whole country (and even the whole free world) rallied behind it. Now, of course I’m not asking for that haha, but I am asking for like minded individuals (people that want a better future that may or may not see the problem on the near horizon) to stand up and get behind what we’re doing – if even it is in a small way AND even if it only means you receive the benefit of becoming a better trader as the minimum objective.

Compound, Trading, Wall Street, Disrupt

Compound Trading Wants You to Disrupt Wall Street!

Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government or the United States in general that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson. The actual origin is obscure.[2] Since the early 19th century, Uncle Sam has been a popular symbol of American culture and a manifestation of patriotic emotion.[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Sam

What’s The Big Deal? 

Look, I know I talk a lot about this… singularity and algorithms and stuff (math is one of the few things I’m good at) and I KNOW that most of you just want to trade better so you can achieve some level of freedom in a world that’s stacked against all of us common people. I get that. And so I apologize for my nerd post, but you can get what you want and I can feel like my life was worth something (more than just being a decent trader and money and so on). And you never know, you may actually take up a small portion of the cause in the process.

Here’s the big deal; right now this moment there are large rooms of scientists (mathematicians and computer programmers) designing algorithms and artificial intelligence to beat Wall Street. How do I know? Because I cracked the code. Don’t believe me? Fine, I don’t care actually – I wouldn’t believe me either. Seriously. But we have documented it and if nothing else you can’t argue that some have cracked Wall Street.

See:   http://www.ted.com/talks/jim_simons_a_rare_interview_with_the_mathematician_who_cracked_wall_street

Or this article that relates to the introduction of my blog piece:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-artificial-intelligence-will-change-everything-1488856320

You can’t argue that some have cracked Wall Street.

So What’s The Problem? 

The common person (retail trader) has always had the chips stacked against them on Wall Street. But that’s getting to be very, very real and nearing the point of completely unfair. I know, some of us can still beat it, but only the best human traders consistently beat Wall Street.

Why? Because there are high frequency trading algorithms and various other algo type trading systems that are revolutionizing trading.

And THE REAL PROBLEM is that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that over the next ten years (at very most – more likely 3 -5 years) this will become unbeatable. Look, singularity isn’t far off and I’m telling you that there are algorithmic trading operations that completely destroy our ability to profit. Soon, very soon, mark my words they will be telling you on TV that YOU HAVE TO GET IA TO TRADE OR DIE.

What is IA? An intelligent assistant. In other words, what we do (what we are developing with our algorithmic models) – and I’m not asking you to subscribe to our algorithms (I would develop them whether we had even one subscriber). The traders on CNBC you watch are already talking about how they can’t do without their #AI now.

So IA (an intelligent assistant) is the first level of acceptance at the retail level, because the human trader is in control and the algorithm simply assists the trader. But there will be a time soon where those “assisted” traders will move to full automation because there is no way to beat the machine. It’s all a process of acceptance.

Why is IA (Intelligent Assisted Trading) or HFT (High Frequency Trading) a Threat to Me?

You will be beat and you will have to subscribe to the future. And it is coming right soon. Think of me when you have no choice. Now, please keep in mind this isn’t going to be required (IA) for long term investing any time soon. I am talking about trading (day trading and swing trading).

You will be beat and you will have to subscribe to the future.

Here’s a CNBC video on Human Assisted Intelligence for example:

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000488817

So what’s the problem then? I’ll Just Subscribe to the Future

You may, or you may not. Right now, the IA technology is available and there are algorithmic modeling teams that produce incredible results (heck, our inaugural model EPIC has been insane successful), but YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO BUY THEM.

There is certainly a trend toward increasing automation among financial firms. Preqin, a company that provides financial industry data, reports that 40 percent of hedge funds created last year were “systematic,” meaning they rely on computer models for their decisions. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600695/will-ai-powered-hedge-funds-outsmart-the-market/

You’ll be able to buy the moderately decent ones, but you won’t be able to buy the world class models. And even if you could, you couldn’t afford them. Do you know what these models are worth? Insane amounts. Some of the richest people in the world have become so over the last few years because of them and they my friends are sitting on islands they own, sitting in 60,000 square foot houses overlooking a bay with their mega yachts in view. Sounds like a Bond villain  – but true. Study it. It won’t be the common person that has them.

“I’ll Be Fine.'”

Sure, you’ll be fine as an investor and you’ll even be fine as a trader for a while. But you will as a trader be forced to subscribe to this future within 3 – 5 years or you won’t trade. That I can guarantee.

So What’s My Angle? Let Me Summarize Before This Post Gets Big.

IA and AI is coming. You will have to subscribe as a trader. I guarantee that.

We have published our work in modeling the algorithms over the last year for transparency. It would take you hours, but you could confirm that I am not a nut by reading our whole website and blog posts that we have in fact modeled what the machines are doing.

We have been challenged in various ways since starting this endeavor (trying to model what the AI firms are doing in the markets) and trust me it would have been easier to sell out. And I won’t explain how we could have sold out fast and easily and went to the beach.

My nature (you know the story about the toad and the scorpion), is the Robin Hood thing and I know it is corny, but it’s all about the common man for me. It’s all about looking at each other and jumping. I have a grade 8 education because I was bored in class, but I can calculate like nobody’s business. I’m an outlier, I get that. A nerd.

But I know math and I have done well in business for thirty years and everybody around me is screaming at me about how I’m so invested in this and not paying attention to my businesses (that they deem to be adequate).

But I am a common man that had to work very, very, very hard and I believe in and need as my nature the common man team thing. I am not a suit, I am not a Wall Streeter, I am not a corporate guy, and I am not a 9-5 type. I need by nature to stand for something and have to have my life to have been of some form of value. That’s just me (the scorpion and the toad).

So that brings us to now. Right now we at minimum have a trading platform that can benefit any learning trader and our clients will tell you that even advanced traders are learning and benefiting from our services. And because we’re already up and running I don’t need to sell you on it.

But there’s more (yes like the infomercials haha)…. we know how to model (crack the code) of the algorithms and we’ve proven it. Our mission is to democratize Wall Street. What does that mean? Make available to the common man what otherwise would not be attainable or available.

Make available to the common man what otherwise would not be attainable or available.

So What am I Asking For?

The vision I have for the future is tough for the common person. I see massive debt being moved to the middle and upper class in new and ingenious ways and we are allowing it and the elite getting richer. I see a difficult future for our kids and grandkids and their kids. I believe it is critical for this generation to get over the wall and I believe time is very short.

The wall to freedom (as it applies specifically to traders or aspiring traders) is the wall to predictable and consistent success so that our future generations can be given the opportunity to compete in a world that will get more and more elitist.

So I have a trading room that is already successful (when you consider the algorithm subscribers and swing trading subscribers) – successful in that we’ve got lift off and it’s a profitable endeavor already. The trading room is a little light yet and I would like to see more people in there but it is solid and has very good traders in it for newbies and experts alike and we are profitable.

So Why Would I Want More and What Do I Want?

I would like anyone that has a dream or a vision that relates at all in any way to what we are doing to get involved. We need good traders in the room, we need learning traders in the room. And yes I am saying we need subscribers to get beyond just a successful little trading enterprise. Let me give you an example.

The oil algorithm work we’ve worked with… EPIC the Oil Algo…. more than one million invested in less than seven months – in just time, forget the hard costs and various other costs. Algorithmic modeling, IA, AI, machine learning, big data – whatever you want to call it is massive.

So what we’ve done is we’ve secured early adopters to our offerings (the trade room, the algorithm charting newsletters and swing trading newsletters) to fixed subscription costs even as sub costs increase – and very soon the trajectory of those sub fess (to new users) will be parabolic – algorithms are expensive! Decent algorithms available are tens if not hundreds of thousands per month and our first algo is going to coding now and will be at that level very soon (EPIC is one of six and there are more in the works). And the institutional guys love it.

So what I am saying is that our work is costly and yes the everyday common person subscribing does bring that vision forward in a small (small in that it is bite sizes but adds up) but important way.

BUT MORE THAN THAT! We would love for others to get involved. We need learning traders to get over the wall to help others more than anything. The learning traders that succeed will be our best advocates when they become successful! But we need profitable traders too!

We need traders to get active in our room. We need traders that want to test our algorithms. We need traders that want to get involved in the marketing. Traders that want to help organize events. Traders that want to coach. Traders that want to document trades on video. Traders that will write blog posts and share our mission on social media and there will be so many more things that yes, WE NEED YOU FOR.

Why? Because we would really like to be the ones that make available to the common person world class algorithmic modeling so the playing field stays as fair as possible. And I personally would like to have lived a life of some value. Our middle class and even upper class is disappearing and keeping Wall Street a level playing field would at least offer a way for the common person to provide for their children and grandchildren.

That’s my sales pitch, my best foot forward – so if it at all meets your goals in even the smallest way… this is your call to action.

AND IF NOTHING ELSE – WE’RE A DAMN GOOD TRADING GROUP:)

And here’s my promise… I’ll do my best to stop trying to recruit ya’ll to the cause and focus on the trading – and hey, this Monday is the start of my two week double my account challenge so I’ll definitely not have time to sell y’all on our platform haha.

Also, I’ll do my best to get the “How to Write a Trading Plan” out sooner than later.

Click here for the link to sign on to any of our services. https://compoundtrading.com/shop/

Message me anytime with your story or questions. And if you follow me on Twitter and I don’t follow back so you can DM then send us an email to info@compoundtrading.com with your Twitter handle.

Peace and best and enjoy your Sunday! Hug those loved ones tight, really, really tight.

Curtis

Part 1 : My Personal Stock Trading Story. How I Blew up Two Accounts and then Learned How to Trade.

Part 2: Trading Checklist (Rules) I Follow Before Triggering a Stock Trade.

Part 3: Now I’m Inspired. A Struggling Trader That Inspired Change. 

Part 4: We Want (Need) You! Apply to Nearest Recruiting Station.

Part 5: Learn How to Trade Stocks (Build a Small Account) Following my Journey. 

Part 6 a: Trading Set-ups. How-To Develop a Systematic – Predictable Process.

 

Topical Links for Further Reading:

Wall Street Journal Article https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-artificial-intelligence-will-change-everything-1488856320

The Mathematician That Cracked Wall Street Video 

My Story.

Our Story.

Our Algorithm Development Process.

Get up. Dust off. And never give up.

Article Topics; Freedom, Trading, Trader, Learning to trade, Stocks, Algorithms, AI, IA, Machine Learning, Common Person.