RESULTS OF PAST TRADE SETUPS…
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“Prove all things and
hold fast to that which is good…”
Gann quoting the Bible
Once upon a time… a man uttered a phrase that went something like, “May you live in interesting times.” He didn’t define what is and isn’t interesting. His wish was probably a curse but it is “interesting” all the same. I propose that all times are interesting in some way and to someone. For traders, however, some times are very much more interesting than others.
Another man said, “Practice makes perfect.” He didn’t tell the whole story either. Surely he realized only perfect practice makes perfect. If a trader practices with poor methods or techniques, they end up with a mastery of poor methods and techniques. They probably end up poorer for the experience too.
As traders, we get to make choices regarding which methods and techniques we study. We get to decide if we keep a method as being valuable or we get to cast it aside as worthless. For example, not many people will choose the trading methodologies of Bernie Madoff for their thesis. However, we can “practice” things the great masters of the past instructed us to “practice”.
Many of us become students of W.D. Gann (he was/is a fascinating man). But there is a problem that comes with proper study of Mr. Gann’s many works. It literally takes decades to study his decades of study. That’s logical I suppose. He almost requires it of his students. But… we can boil his teachings down into less time consuming studies.
Mr. Gann told us he used “natural laws”. I believe he showed us that markets tend to “vibrate”. In my book Market Vibrations, I show modern-day examples of his teachings at work. 60 years past his death, his teachings still echo into new reality as time passes. He said they would. I’ve proven him to be correct. He spoke of a “Law of Vibration”. The fact is that most everything vibrates. From violin strings to cellphone communications, from magnets to bean prices to atomic hydrogen, from rocks to galaxies… vibrations are EVERYWHERE/EVERYTHING. Any true “law” should cover everything.
TRADE SETUP REVIEW & RESULTS
Last March, my new book was released and it included a number of market setups that I was watching and preparing to trade, all of which were shared with the first purchasers of my book, since they were included in the book. Since then a number of these trades have taken off and earned us some profits, enough profits, in fact, to have paid for the entry cost of my book for those who played along and followed these clear signals. In the Online Forum for the book, we discussed each of these trades and their setups, so that people can learn, hands on, how to evaluate potential trades.
At the time, I included a trading signal for Soy Beans. Below, I resubmit that Soy Bean chart from the initial sample marketing materials posted online in March. I provided this Bean setup in real-time because I’m a swell guy… and I had a purpose.
It was my hope that we could “circle back” to this at some future date and show you that I’m not making this stuff up on the fly. This was a public domain trading setup posted online that coincided with the book’s release. All the following charts can be verified to have been posted in March at:
Beans were basing and allowing accumulation to occur. They were also at buying points per my research into Mr. Gann’s work. Mr. Gann tells us how to think about these things. We need to be patient sorts for these types of long-term trading thoughts.
I never know what the markets will do. However, per Mr. Gann’s teachings, I had pretty decent odds to make a nice profit versus the risk I’d take for embarking upon a long Soybean trade. That’s all explained in the book. It’s simple stuff that you might consider using for yourself. I “concentrate” a very few of Mr. Gann’s simplest teachings into a stew for you to consume.
Here’s the updated bean chart as of 6/9/2016. We’ve just passed Mr. Gann’s Birthday. I try to honor Mr. Gann throughout the year but his birthday is special. It was also D-Day of World War II. But that’s beside the point here. For Beans, from the low I identified to the recent high has been around $14,800 (34%) per contract, if you were trading the commodity contracts.
I generally advocate attempting to avoid trading the commodity contracts while attempting to grow my trading leverage a bit with other “vehicles” like options. Options also help me control my risks but they can be illiquid markets.
In those same marketing materials, we also posted a recent buy candidate for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Here is that original chart posted on the same page online in March…
The next chart is from 6/10/2016. CMG has run up nicely and you’d have needed to manage your trade to protect profits. From the low to the high, the market advanced almost 36%. That’s not a bad return for 8 weeks, and using options as I do, the leverage provided a nice profit.
Another “decision point” is almost upon us. We could have a “double bottom” here. Honestly, Mr. Gann’s teachings have me happy to end up either long or short in this situation. Whatever the direction, odds favor a nicely tradable move. My book explains how to approach such a trading point and to read it as a specific setup, providing a clear strategy to take advantage of the next move whichever way it goes.
In the same initial marketing materials, we also included an Apache Corporation (APA) chart. It didn’t elaborate publicly that we should have already been thinking about long trades, but it has been further discussed in our Online Web Forum. However, anybody who has read my book should have been thinking about the trading setup at the lows.
In the book, we actually discussed Crude Oil in detail. APA is a “proxy” whereby we could hunt an equity market versus the commodity market. You get to be your own decision-maker to hunt your own opportunities. Here’s the updated chart with an 85% increase from low price to high price (thus far)…
I also spoke of BABA. That’s the Chinese ALIBABA. On that chart I also didn’t provide the specifics publicly. But I was providing hints. BABA was interesting or it wouldn’t have been in the marketing materials.
Here’s the updated chart.
From bottom price to top price (thus far), that’s around a 45% increase. If this one convincingly breaks upward, it might present another interesting point to enter a long trade.
Here’s is what has been happening with Crude Oil. I was long Crude from near the bottom, though this was before the book was released. Finally, it has reacted in accordance with Mr. Gann’s teachings. From low to high is a 52% increase so far. This setup was also covered in pretty good detail in the book for a few reasons.
Those are a few examples that demonstrate that the market is ripe with opportunity to make profits for the aware trader who knows what to look for. All of these trades (and more) were clearly on my radar a few months back, and have added profits to my account. Someone who had purchased my book a few months back could have already paid for its full cost, potentially many times over by now.
Please note that some trades will lose. That’s part of reality. You need to approach losses like they are a business expense. First, you have to define your business properly. Expenses are a lesser part of profits. Losses are needed to help you understand gains.
Don’t try to kick your way through a dark room filled with bedposts and ottomans. Markets are designed to break toes that way. Television and news and subscription services probably don’t serve you well. They make their money off you trying to trade rather than them trading. Think about it. You need to learn to make your own decisions.
You can learn some very simple things. You can then try to build them into your psyche. It’s up to you. It really is your choice. I cannot guaranty your success. Mr. Gann said that these proper techniques and strategies pretty much ensure success. However, reality says that it really is up to you and your ability to play “the game”.
I should note that my presentation above used the absolute top and bottom prices. Those are THEORETICAL values for trades. You’ll have to make your own entries and exits for whatever market you choose to trade. Your returns and my returns will be lower than those values if we’re following the rules.
I struggle to find the best trade for each trading situation. I can hunt “home run” trades. They are out there to be found… all the time. However, they aren’t what I consider to be the wiser trades. After all, we can also hunt the types of market vibrations that I’ve highlighted here. If you ponder the potential, it really can be pretty hard to lose money if you catch 25%-85% market moves a few times per year… The charts above demonstrate that such returns can be found in only a few months, if one knows where and how to look.
We will continue to post further updates of these trades and others that we have given in the book or the Online Forum as they progress, since many of them are still in progress, being longer term trades.
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