Results of Friday’s Best S&P Futures Turning Points: Shorting 4397.50 stopped out. The breakout worked great but never retraced to fill (see Quick Tip below).
Today’s Best S&P Futures Turning Points (consider wider stops and less size in fast moving markets):
Buy 4336.25 stop 4332.50. Short 4397.50 stop 4402.25.
The World Index: (+100/-100) jumps from -71 to +21 in a world of mixed sentiment and mostly low volatility.
Catalysts: Nothing on the economic calendar of importance. Waiting on CPI tomorrow.
Quick Tip: Breakout Entries
The volume levels presented here can be traded as reversals or breakouts. The entry rules vary:
Reversals: Enter at the price suggested. In solid trending markets look for further evidence of a potential reversal. Scaling in as price enters the level also works well.
Breakouts: Allow the price to touch the stop from the reversal (we assume fill at touch). Look for one candle on a 2-point range chart to close outside the level. Enter on the retracement back to the level. The level price will be 3 ticks from the stop.
Friday’s best breakout didn’t retrace for a fill. While these rules missed a great trade, historically the retracement works better.
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