Thursday, January 10, 2013

/ES : Lesson in Relative Strength

I don't normally watch /es or trade it but today, I was reminded of the need to switch things up.  In daytrade, you want to get long strength and today, /es was far outperforming /tf. 

Clearly the daily charts are in an outrageous uptrend so if one were inclined to buy a dip, it would have been better to focus on the stronger index today. 

Had you entered the obvious trendline break around 11:30 (just as European session ended), you could have rode /es for 12 points.

My power was off so I missed it all but this is a good reminder.  If a stock or market is weak, leave it alone (for daytraders).  Stick with strength. 

This is what the market looked like up until the wonderful 11:28 entry and then it was smooth sailing for the rest of the day.

/es pays the bigger reward today after morning dip

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