Dave Landry is principal of Sentive
Trading, a money management firm, and a principal of Harvest Capital Management.
Mr. Landry is the author of two top selling books,
Dave Landry’s 10 Best Swing Trader Patterns And Strategies
Dave Landry On Swing Trading. If you would
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Stick with your opinion until the market
PROVES you wrong
Trying to catch every little zig and zag can drive you nuts (which some say,
is a short trip for me). You’re much better off trading in the direction of the
major trend until proven otherwise. Let’s take a look at the oils. Notice that
they had been in a strong downtrend as of late. Then, they retrace sharply.
However, notice that they stopped right at the prior resistance. If they got
past this “inflection point” then it’s possible that they could have
been bottoming. However, they didn’t. This is why I stayed bearish on the
sector. Notice that they sold off hard from these levels today.
As you can see, it often pays to stick with the
major trend until proven otherwise. I’ll “walk through” these examples
in Wednesday’s interactive lesson (see below).
On Monday, the NASDAQ ended in the plus column after dipping lower.
Ditto for the Ps.
So what do we do? The
big blue arrows continue to point the way.
No setups tonight–most of my setups lately have
been commodity related shorts–and those triggered on Tuesday. Remain
patient–as long as the market continues higher, we should see plenty of
Wednesday’s With Dave
It’s that time again. On Wednesday, 10/04/06, at 11:00 AM EST, I will be hosting my weekly interactive lesson. This
week I plan on covering sticking with your opinions/trades until proven wrong,
how to recognize when a market is making a possible transition, current market
& sector conditions, plus some other stuff. After that, I will take your questions on individual issues or trading in general. As usual, admission is free (and I give money back guarantees if not completely satisfied!). However, the space is limited by the software. Email me if you need instructions on how to join (the same each week) or if you would like the archives for the prior year (covering topics such as money & position management, scanning, picking the best setups, sectors, longer-term trend following and a bunch of other stuff).
Best of luck with your trading on Wednesday!
P.S. Reminder: Protective stops on every trade!
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