The Best Trading Setups

Below is a webinar recording of a Shark Indicators event titled “Locating the Best Trading Setups”. This presentation focused on how temporary market imbalances lead to sudden shifts in intraday prices. Knowing where these sudden shifts are likely to occur, can reveal favorable trading setups. The presentation also covers how such sudden market moves can…

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Reversal Patterns With the Trend

In this tutorial video we`ll look at how to identify reversal patterns that go with the trend direction. We`ll show how Bloodhound from Shark Indicators can be used to identify areas of the regression channel to align reversal patterns with the trend. We`ll also look at how to create a timed exit to find whether…

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Trading Spike Bars with Key Support and Resistance

This post will outline the characteristics of spike bars and how to distinguish between a high and average probability spike bar setups. Specifically, we’ll look at how to trade spike bars together with key support resistance levels. The spike bar pattern is an effective tool for identifying reversals and is part of our new tool,…

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Using Rolling Pivots and VWAPs as Trend Filters

We‘ve all heard the saying that “the trend is your friend, until it isn’t”. In this post, we’ll look at how the Rolling Pivot and VWAPs can help us determine the trend. There are of course a variety of ways for defining the trend. The most common approach is simply comparing a number of recent…

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GLOBEX vs. Floor Pivots

When working with Session Pivots, we often get the question: “Should I use GLOBEX or Floor Pivots?” The short answer to this is that both GLOBEX pivots (ETH) and floor pivots (RTH) can be used for most instruments. Still, there are some exceptions where either ETH or RTH pivots do not make sense. In the case…

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Why you don’t need to update your Session Template now

On September 20, 2015, index futures and NYMEX traded instruments changed their trading times to close at 4:00 PM Central, 15 minutes earlier than previously. Generally, we want to adapt our NinjaTrader session templates to the contractual trading times of the market. However, when market hours change, we need consider which is the appropriate session…

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Bloodhound Trading Strategy Workshop

This post features a Bloodhound trading strategy workshop using the LizardTrader leading indicators. During this webinar we went over a step-by-step process to qualify the type of parameters needed for a profitable trading system. We then showed how Bloodhound by Shark Indicators can be used to identify trade setups. If you’re not currently a LizardTrader…

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Volume-weighted Standard Deviation Bands

Bollinger Bands are well known and often used to identify overbought and oversold market conditions. This is done by adding a simple moving average (SMA), and standard deviations bands to a chart. The idea is that about 95% of the trading volume should be within the standard deviations if prices are normally distributed. But prices are not normally distributed.…

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What’s in a name: LizardTrader vs. LizardBrain

The idea for the LizardTrader name came up following a discussion about the Lizard Brain. It is a popular name for a part of our brain called the Amygdala, thought to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making, and emotional reactions. Specifically, this is where instincts and gut feelings originate. In recent…

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