Learning How to Swing Trade with Structured Technical Analysis Provides Better Win Rate, More Confidence in Your Trading and Delivers Higher Rate of Return.

Many financial social media traders comment to our charting as having too many lines or being too complicated (especially on Stock Twits). This is not only a flawed perspective but also why few traders win over time. It is also why we make a living (we being the traders on the winning side of the ledger).

In today’s stock market the number one thing a trader can do to increase their win rate and return in each swing trade (or even intra-day trading) is to first accept the reality that machine liquidity is growing exponentially and then learn how the machines are programmed to trade.

In today’s stock market the number one thing a trader can do to increase their win rate and return in each swing trade (or even intra-day trading) is to first accept the reality that machine liquidity is growing exponentially and then learn how the machines are programmed to trade.

Read: Machines now dominate stock trading and it’s having unexpected consequences https://www.businessinsider.com/machines-dominate-stock-trading-and-its-having-unexpected-consequences-2017-6

And truthfully, it isn’t hard to learn how to swing trade (or day trade) along with the best in the stock market – those that are increasingly controlling how a stock trades (or commodity, currency, etc).

The structure of the trading instrument (in the example below with $SQ – a stock) is the key to success in swing trading.

When you know the structure of the stock (represented on a chart) you then know more than 90% of your competitors (the other traders that are competing against you). Why? Because they are simply too lazy, ignorant of how it works or just don’t treat their trading as a business.

When you learn how to trade with a structured chart this can also be used to leverage returns otherwise not possible for options traders and fundamental trading. Options traders can take advantage of time cycles for example. Fundamental traders can use the charting structures to better time their initial trade entries, closing trades with better precision and it will also help traders with sizing and adding to or trimming trade positions.

It doesn’t matter what your trading style is, every single trader can use structured swing trading to increase their win rate, increase trading confidence and increase returns on each trade. Even traders that use very specific trade set-ups for day trading can benefit from structured trading knowledge.

Below I will use my recent swing trade entry in Square (SQ) as a study example. I publicly traded Square in our trading room and recorded the trade. This is a good example because the stock broke out hard the day I entered my swing trade and there were very specific reasons for my entry point. I explain that below and also explain what my swing trading plan is going forward.

Below is the chart for Square (SQ) and the link to the live chart on Trading View.

Below the chart I explain the technical indicators that determined my entry point in Square for my swing trade, where I will consider adding and trimming my position, where the important support and resistance points are and more.

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https://www.tradingview.com/chart/SQ/aUbkSu1F-Swing-Trading-How-to-Swing-Trade-Using-Technical-Analysis-SQ/

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Swing Trading. How to Swing Trade Using Technical Analysis. $SQ Trade Example #swingtrading

Below is a list of important technical analysis specific to this swing trade and charting:

  • The Initial Long Entry.
    • The initial reason Square (SQ) was on watch this morning that I entered the swing trade is because there was an upgrade to 125.00 by a well known analyst: Why Instinet Analyst Dan Dolev Is So Bullish on Square  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-09-25/why-instinet-analyst-dan-dolev-is-so-bullish-on-square-video
    • The entry at 89.00 was not by random (shown with a green arrow), when price was higher on the 30 minute candle than the previous candle high in a bullish intra-day momentum – this is the primary reason for my entry in this swing trade.  
    • My entry to the trade was above a key support at the mid quad support (I noted an example with an orange arrow on the chart).
    • As mentioned above, trade was bullish intra-day. Long in strength is smart, in an up market trading long in strength is a high probability win.
    • I had to take the initial trade three times before price stuck. The live video from the day trading room shows this.
    • My entry was taken above a trading box area on the chart (shown in yellow boxes on chart). The top of the box will provide decent support.
    • Here is a screen shot image of the actual swing trading alert issued to members: 
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        Screen shot of Swing Trading Alerts feed on Twitter alerting the Square swing trade entry at 89.00

  • Price Consolidation.
    • The price consolidation areas are marked on the chart with yellow circles. In both instances marked on the chart, trade in Square (SQ) was consolidating above the trading box (which is bullish because support held). I didn’t add to the trade at the second consolidation area because I was hoping for a larger retracement in stock price
  • Charting Support and Resistance.
    • The important support and resistance areas on the Square (SQ) chart are identified with white arrows – they correspond with the top and bottom of each trading box area on the chart. Consolidation at the top support is a key area to add to your swing trade.
    • The mid area of the trading box is where the mid quad charting pivot is, this is the half way point in trade on the chart in the trading box. This is at times used as key support in trade for continuation of the trend in price.
    • The various horizontal lines on the charting are Fibonacci related. These are to be used for intra-day support and resistance considerations of trade.
    • The various diagonal trend lines (gray dotted) are Fibonacci trend lines. These are also support and resistance areas of the chart specific to the trend in trade.
  • Price Targets. Time cycles.
  • Trading Plan Forward.
    • I am currently awaiting an intra-day wash-out or retracement (also called a pullback trade set-up) that is larger than would be normal – an anomaly (an entry in a wash is ideal because you get the benefit of a snap back in price to secure your add to the trade). This typically occurs in profit taking scenarios. If there is no other reason then time of day or time of week is the best scenario. Typically over the lunch hour trade is soft and tends to come off or end of week late Friday afternoon. However, if trade is really strong in to end of day on Friday this is a strong indication that Monday the following week the stock is likely to run up again. 
    • I will trim the trade each time price approaches the next resistance level at the bottom of the next trading box.

This article’s focus was to how to swing trade the actual chart, but doesn’t explain how to chart the structure on your own.

To learn how to chart technical analysis for structured trading see the links below that provide options for further learning.

The swing trade charting in this article – so that you can swing trade with confidence, can be learned in a number of ways:

  • There are many videos on our You Tube Channel, they are raw video and not packaged as clean presentations, but if you have the patience to sort through raw video from our trading room there is a lot of learning material for free there https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmgJ3CfWHRBFFMpoHumZ8w
  • We have a master class series of about 20 hours of video that you can purchase for 1499.00 (at this point available only by emailing us info@compoundtrading.com) and you can request the 30% discount code at the time you email.
  • The other way is that we recorded the last Trade Coaching Boot Camp – this video series is about 20 hours and retails for the same price 1499.00 (also available only at this point in time by emailing) and has a 30% discount code also.
  • You can also attend one of trading boot camps, the next ones will be announced soon on our website, there is a one day online boot camp planned for early November specifically for learning how to swing trade also by the way.
  • Our private trade coaching is available (done online via Skype). The starter package is 399.00 for 3 hours
  • Or join our day trading room for 999.00 per month (a serious trading room for the serious trader only).

You can take advantage of our swing trading set-ups the following ways:

Further Reading and Videos:

Investopedia: Introduction to Swing Trading

Compound Trading Group: How to Swing Trade Like the Pros and Win Most Trades.

Click here for the mid day swing trading review that has the Square trading plan review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMFHJ8ki9nY&list=PLTeUfxpy0iabJdqXpy5aBVa3dd1DdGLLz

Anything else I can do to help you swing trade better please let me know.

Thanks,

Curtis


How to Trade Pure Storage (PSTG) Earnings in Six Days.

Pure Storage technical swing trade chart set-up with buy / sell triggers and price targets.

May 16, 2018

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PSTG Earnings Date
Earnings announcement* for PSTG: May 21, 2018

https://www.nasdaq.com/earnings/report/pstg

Below is the link for the real-time Pure Storage chart with all buy sell triggers and price targets;

https://www.tradingview.com/chart/PSTG/GLswoEx0-How-to-Trade-Pure-Storage-Earnings-in-6-days-PSTG-swingtrading/

The Pure Storage Swing Trade Set-Up

PSTG closed 23.01 Tuesday with earnings in six days.

Important trade support is at 22.50 area (gray horizontal line) also marked with a white arrow.

White arrows are the most important buy sell triggers on the chart.

Above 22.50 (give it some room) it is a long to next resistance 24.00 area (horizontal lines on chart are resistance / support lines depending on what side of the line trade is on). Next on upside is 24.14 and then 25.12, then 25.44 and 25.91 area.

Under 22.50 area it targets support at 21.14 and then 21.00 then 20.03 and 19.71.

Price targets on model to bullish side are 25.91 and really bullish 29.19 Oct 1 2018. Trade toward target with price action using support and resistance points.

Downside scenario has 19.23 and 15.92 (most bearish) price targets Oct 1 2018.



How to Trade Pure Storage Earnings in 6 days $PSTG #swingtrading by curtmelonopoly on TradingView.com

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May 14 Article:

Pure Storage Clears Data Bottlenecks On Road To Artificial Intelligence https://www.investors.com/research/the-new-america/pure-storage-artificial-intelligence/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo

In Closing:

A few hours of trade coaching or study on exactly how to trim in to resistance and how to add to your positions on winners and how to cut losses properly and quickly will return huge dividends.

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Good luck with your $PTSG Pure Storage earnings trade and if you need any help message me anytime!

Best,

Curt

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The Imminent Ambarella (AMBA) Stock Move

How to Trade the $AMBA Move: Price Targets | Buy Sell Triggers | Time Cycles #swingtrading #daytrading

Ambarella (AMBA) stock has dumped from the mid 60’s to the mid 40’s since early January 2018 (a huge short side win – the Trump effect) and is now near recent historical lows (the Trump effect catalyst and run-up from September 2017 to January 2018).

Below is Part 1 of 2 parts for a detailed trading plan for Ambarella. You will find a trading plan for the bullish thesis and levels to watch for a bear thesis leading in to earnings in 39 days (June 5, 2018) and a critical time-cycle completion on the chart model at / or near the same timing (approximately June 9, 2018).

In the trading plan I include price targets, support and resistance levels, buy sell triggers and time cycle completions.

I encourage you to stay on top of this set-up because the gains to the upside on a simple retrace are at least 30% and more likely 40% or more over 3 months (if the bullish thesis plays out).

Check my call record – when I put out an alert do not ignore this trade set-up… the probability of a serious return is extremely high – the proof is in my record.

Using this technical set-up you will know how to exploit the move for a much greater return if are an active trader (of course this is not required for an excellent gain) and you trim long positions in to resistance in anticipation of moderate retrace and add above each resistance after each retrace.

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The Ambarella Trading Plan In Detail.

The AMBA chart structure has had my curiosity for some time, it has traded very clean and predictable through the model I have been using. The support and resistance areas at the key Fibonacci levels (price) react well, the time cycles are spot on and the trend is your friend with this stock.

We alerted the run up in late 2017 and the down turn in 2018 – both were fantastic trend trade set-ups. Find below example of the public alerts I put out (not withstanding the member technical alerts fed out in private):

$AMBA could rip in to earnings in 17 days – Stoch RSI close to bottom with a break above sees 61.00 fast 65.00 possible. #swingtrading

$AMBA There it goes. In it to win it #swingtrading

I am expecting we will see yet another turn in price trend leading in to earnings and the time cycle completion in early June, 2018.

Trade Set-Up Catalyst(s):

Earnings: Here you will find the Nasdaq website link for Ambarella earnings: AMBA Earnings Date Earnings announcement* for AMBA: Jun 05, 2018.

Time Cycle: This set-up is excellent in that the timing cycle on the trading range peaks in and around (just after) the scheduled earnings date. From a technical perspective, the dates could not be lined up better (see technical charting below).

Historical Support / Lows: AMBA hit low 40’s in September 2017 and ran up to mid 60’s by January 2018. The September lows were perfect to a time cycle peak and I’m looking at them as a technical catalyst for the trade.

The Trump Effect: The Trump effect was massive on this stock play, a simple Google search and $STUDY will show you the obvious effect on this and related plays.

About Ambarella:

If you are not familiar with Ambarella the company, read about them here at the Wikipedia page link: Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is a fabless semiconductor design company, focusing on low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing products.

And This is Why AMBA Could Be a Grand Slam Trade Opportunity | Emotional Investing and Trading.

A quote from this widely read article, “Will Computer Vision Lift Ambarella Higher?” written by Nicholas Rossolillo, and published to The Motley Fool April 23, 2018 sets up the bull wash-out snap-back thesis perfect leading in to earnings… and if you look around some you will see many such media sentiment driven messages to the general investment public.

Here’s the quote;

 

…leaving Ambarella shareholders with a stock that has been stuck in a rut the last few years…

This is an example of how generally the average market participant will operate in panic and sell low after buying high on emotion (from media messaging) and / or will become excessively short side bias and a retrace rally ensues.

And then…. look around… there are snippets of the turn coming… it may not be this earnings… but it could be, and if it isn’t this earnings season (poor results are more likely), it will be the next or the next. But what is most important is the action of the panicked shareholder in advance of earnings relative to sentiment and the simple science behind the retrace that is imminent – it is only a matter of when.

Here’s is just one example of grains of hope in a turn for future ER;

Force Protection Video Equipment (FPVD) announced today that it is receiving record orders…

Force Protection Video Equipment Reports Record Sales from the Release of New Product Catalog

Whichever way this goes, our duty as swing or day traders is to always trade price and to HAVE A PLAN, so below is your technical chart set-up and trading plan either way for excellent profit for Q2 2018!

The Bottom Line? | Profit

So what’s my bottom line in my thesis? If I’m right (and if I’m not it’s a simple cut fast with a minor cut) there’s a wash-out snap-back trade setting up here that is near epic proportions (relative to market returns for 2018).

At minimum I’m looking for $AMBA to snap back in to the 53s. A trade from the low 40s to the mid 50s is a serious return (if it actually happens and if it happens over the course of the next 3 to 4 months).

Could I be early or wrong? Sure. Trade price. Below is how…

The Technical Chart Set-up for Trading Ambarella $AMBA.

Here is how the technical set-up appears on the daily chart for $AMBA in advance of the earnings trade. This is the playing field for a trade set-up that should easily net 30 – 40 % gains in the next 3 months. In Part 2 of this article I provide a detailed play by play plan for the trade.

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Here is how the technical set-up appears on the daily chart for $AMBA in advance of the earnings trade. #swingtrading

Next in part two we will review the chart set-up above and form a specific trading plan (for a turn up or down) including price targets, buy sell triggers, support and resistance and more.

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In Closing:

A few hours of trade coaching or study on exactly how to trim in to resistance and how to add to your positions on winners and how to cut losses properly and quickly will return huge dividends.

You can subscribe to our Weekly Swing Trading Newsletter service here, use temporary Promo Code “30P” for 30% off Reg 119.00 Sale Price 83.30.

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I personally guarantee our swing trading service is one of the best in the business and it’s very reasonably priced considering the technical expertise invested in the platform.

Any questions feel welcome to contact me anytime.

Best with this trade!

Peace and best.

Curt

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