Your Trading Clues Taken From E-mini S&P 500 Simple Trade Idea Introduction
In this article, we will focus on your trading clues taken from the e-mini S&P 500 simple trade idea. Let’s spice things up a bit and let you be the main character in this ” trading clue” collecting game so that we can write the next article together. If you have been reading my blog posts, you know I am a big proponent of trading clues (read my latest trading journey article, where I discuss the trading clue library). I guess my engineering background is the force behind that and I feel like it gives my trading a more process-oriented structure and improves my peace of mind.
So how is this article gonna be different? Instead of me talking you through what the trader in the video did, I would love to hear your thoughts on his trade. I will provide you with my main takeaways that resonated with me. Since this trade happened just recently, you will have a chance to revisit it on your own. Ok, let’s dive deep into it.
Trade Idea Introduction
This challenge will be based on the video where Junior Axia Trader Isaac looks at the execution of his long trade in the E-mini S&P 500.
Let’s start with the technical landscape that led to the trading idea.
Although the video has ±20minutes, the main idea is described in first 7 minutes of the video. So it can literally take you seven minutes to learn new ways how to look at the markets. Isaac is using his market profile and price ladder reading skills in putting this trade together. Ok, let’s get to my main takeaway.
My Main Takeaway From The Trading Idea
In my journey, I have noticed that not all trading clues should be treated equally. What I have observed over time and really resonated with are three key concepts that were present in this video:
- energy building
- rising vulnerability
- new flows
If you watched the first seven minutes of the video, I really like how Isaac combined all those concepts together. First, we have been stuck in a range and could not move lower (energy building). Second, the more time we spent near the lows, the more the highs were becoming vulnerable, aka chances for us to reach our target were rising (rising vulnerability). And last, new flows. What do I mean by that? Sometimes we just have to wait for new flows to enter the market and unlock the hidden gem that is hanging up there for us. New fresh energy needs to enter the arena to force the new momentum towards our target.
So these are my trading clues, my trading takeaways that I can then take into my own trading and build strategies around them. Now it’s your turn.
The Trading Clue Challenge
Here comes the challenge:
- check the video, or at least the first 7 minutes of the video
- if you are interested in the price ladder execution, check the part about Isaac execution of the trade
- go back on your trading platform and check the trade for yourself, ES from 4th of March 2021
- write down your main trading clues takeaways
- email them to me at [email protected]
Based on the feedback I will either write a blog post or organize a LiveStream. The key here is to improve your game by describing clues that you see and the trading community can learn from them as well. Thanks for participating.
If you like our content and would like to improve your game, definitely check one of our courses that teach you all the techniques presented by AXIA traders from a market profile, footprint, or order-flow. If you are someone who likes to trade the news, we have a great central bank course. And if you are really serious about your future trading career, consider taking AXIA’s 6-Week Intensive High-Performance Trading Course.
Thanks for reading and until next time, trade well.