Posts Tagged Under: price action

How to Identify Uptrends & Downtrends | Higher Highs & Higher Lows Vs. Lower Lows & Lower Highs


This article on Trend and Wave Analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

  • Understanding Trend and Wave analysis is like seeing the market in high-def (it can seriously level up your trading game).
  • Theory is one thing, practice is another, and so we’ve rolled up our sleeves to demonstrate a few price action examples.
  • If you can spot changes in swing highs and lows, it’s like seeing a plot twist before it happens – you can catch trend reversals or continuations early.

Previously, we’ve delved into various indicators and tools for charting that aid us in comprehending price movements.

Today, we’re shifting gears to concentrate on the most fundamental method of price and chart scrutiny: Trend and Wave analysis.

We’ll delve into how identifying swing highs and swing lows, along with trend wave analysis, can offer traders a broader perspective of the market scenario.

Every robust chart analysis should kick-off with an investigation of trend and

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Price Action vs Indicators – Debunking 5 Common Myths


This article on Price Action vs Indicators is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

  • Both price action and indicators use past price data; the difference lies in how the information is processed.
  • Neither method is inherently better for beginners; the key is understanding and using the chosen tools correctly.
  • Personal preferences and how a trader uses their tools are more important than the debate between price action and indicator trading.
This article talks about the long-standing debate between price action trading and indicator trading. We’ll clear up the five most popular beliefs about Price Action vs. Trading Indicators and provide traders with a fresh look at this ongoing argument.

1. Price is Better Than Indicators

Price action traders often think their method is always better. However, price action and indicators are quite similar. Both use price info from charts like candlesticks or bar charts. Indicators just apply a formula to the same info. They don’t

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Futures Trading Strategies Using Multiple Time Frames


This article on Trading Multiple Time Frames is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

  • Analyzing multiple time frames helps traders understand market sentiment and make better decisions.
  • Use both long-term and short-term time frames for valuable insights and fine-tuning.
  • Many trading strategies benefit from multi-time frame analysis, improving performance and success.
Understanding how prices from various time periods link together to give a full view of the market is a handy skill for traders.

But the thing is, many trading methods, which use well-known tools like technical indicators and chart patterns, only focus on one specific time period. They don’t consider longer or shorter time periods.

Making this mistake can be a big problem. Even though it means you have to look at the same price changes from different angles (which can be tough for new traders), it’s really important if you want to be a successful futures trader in the long

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How to Trade Divergence the Right Way!


Spotting and trading divergence is a common practice employed by technical traders, irrespective of the time frame or market. There is a lot of literature around the web sharing the nuances of spotting divergence correctly, including the use of swing points and drawing reference trend lines on the oscillator and price itself for assistance and visual clarity.

But there is clearly more to divergence than just spotting it right. And that truth jumps out at you more than ever when you notice instances where price continues on with the trend while your favorite oscillator indicator continues to print diverging highs or lows, leaving you scratching your head. How exactly do you time your trades to make the most of the divergence?

Let’s take a deeper look to explore how divergence works in the marketplace.

Divergence is an Indication, NOT a Trigger

The first thing we need to understand is that divergence alone is

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Three Ways To Determine High Quality Trend Lines


Trend lines are among the most commonly used trading tools used by technical futures traders. Whether you run a trading strategy built entirely upon using and trading off of trend lines, or you use them in a limited capacity to determine your entries (or exits), the need to locate the high-quality ones that aid in trade placement or management is a critical skill for a technical trader to master.

The hunt for quality when it comes to trend lines stems from the fact that they can be drawn to connect essentially any two lows or highs on a chart, but may not always be as useful. Let’s look at three ways you can separate a potentially high-quality trend lines drawn on a chart, versus any random trend line connecting multiple highs or lows.

1) Trend Lines Precision

Precision is a key factor when it comes to the strength of a trend line.

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