This commentary will focus on the first 60-90 minutes after the Opening Bell. However, our strategies can and will provide setups the entire trading day.
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Overnight price action consolidated inside the prior day’s range and then picked up momentum as it remained above the 20MA and continued higher crossing above the intraday highs. After a series of flag patterns and higher highs and higher lows in pre-market, price action has reached new all-time highs.
Our 20MA continues to be extended above the 200MA with price action heading into pre-market and the opening bell.
Pre-market Economic news and reports…
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Our first trade was in pre-market using a 15-minute chart and once we saw the 3-bar reversal pattern, we took an aggressive LONG using a marker lot (i.e., minimum position) and manage the trade for a 2.0 profit.
After the opening bell, price action methodically moved lower and then formed a higher low under the Opening Bell. We waited for price action to cross and close above the opening bell and took an aggressive LONG entry based, and using a tight trailing stop. After seeing the follow thru and micro-managing the trade, using a trailing stop we took 2.0+ points.
Duration: 5+ minutes
For ultra-aggressive traders, during the first-hour session, there were maybe 2 aggressive entries that could lead to quick small profits.
For traders focused on higher quality trading, there were 1 good candlestick or chart pattern setups for quick profits.
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