Updating October TICK Volatility and Levels for Intraday Traders
If you are an intraday trader and use the NYSE (or related) TICK indicator in your trading decisions, it’s very important to calibrate important TICK Levels with respect to volatility. In simple terms, a TICK Value of 1,000 means different things during periods of high or low broad market volatility, and you can easily make mistakes [...]
Updating October TICK Volatility And Levels For Intraday Traders
If you are an intraday trader and use the NYSE (or related) TICK indicator in your trading decisions, it’s very important to calibrate important TICK Levels with respect to volatility. In simple terms, a TICK Value of 1,000 means different things during periods of high or low broad market volatility, and you can easily make [...]
A Second Example of Bull Bias Shift from Failed Retracement
Following up from my educational update on August 20th, the very same situation unfolded on August 22 with an even more powerful outcome. Let’s take a moment to see what happened and what we can learn from this similar situation: Please reference the prior “Example of Playing Popped Stops from a Failed Retracement” update from August 20th [...]
Charting the Multi-Timeframe Make or Break Support at Dow 12000
Well, here we are at the well-known Make or Break chart support at Dow 12,000. This is what I mean when I say refer to critical chart reference levels to make objective sense of all the good and bad – often confusing – economic/political headlines affecting the market at the moment. It’s really as simple as “The [...]
Historical Insights from the TARP Bailout Vote Failure and the Market Crash in 2008
Traders of today can learn lessons from historical events where Politics and the Stock Market collided – with negative results. Current Congressional gridlock is threatening another potential market crash via two separate but related events: The US Debt Ceiling Negotiations ahead of August 2nd and the “Big Three” Credit Agencies warning that the US may receive a [...]
Updating Intraday TICK Extremes for Intraday Traders
Intraday traders must take into account volatility cycles when using the TICK intraday for trading decisions. An intraday TICK reading of plus or minus 1,000 – often a trading entry or exit signal for some traders – means different things at different times in terms of the volatility cycles of both the market (high or low [...]
The Good Signal from Market Internal Divergences into Resistance
Ever since observing positive momentum and internal divergences at the 1,260 level (200d SMA), the upside target for the S&P 500 has been a retest of the 1,300 level. One could say the test happened today, and the current structure reveals now a negative internal (and momentum) divergence situation into this target resistance level, giving us [...]
May 18 Checkup on Bullishly Diverging Market Internals
What are the “Big Three” Market Internals saying about the current structure in the S&P 500? Let’s take a look: I shared this chart in yesterday’s Idealized Trades member report, and we’re already seeing the bullish follow-through today that was suggested from the picture in Market Internals. To recap, the “Big Three” Internals are Breadth, TICK (Extremes), and [...]
Quick Checking Market Internals for April 4th | Afraid to Trade.com Blog
So in summary, the picture from VOLD and Breadth are for caution, and the TICK shows a potential hidden sign of early weakness in price. PRICE will need to confirm these signals, and should the market break-out to new highs on stronger internals, it would be a buy-signal for “Popped Stops” (bears rushing to exit via
Quick Checking Market Internals for April 4th
What do current market internals say about the stock market as we teeter at new recovery highs? Let’s take a quick look at the current multi-day structure and signals: Don’t panic when you see this chart – let’s take it step-by-step. First, we see the S&P 500 Index and the current stair-step rally from the March 16th low. Under [...]
Why You Must Consider Volatility when Trading with the TICK
If you’re an intraday user of the NYSE TICK – a powerful market internal – you must accommodate current market volatility into your trading decisions. If you don’t do so, you’re likely to get in trouble. Why? Let’s take another look at the NYSE TICK and how it changes over time depending on the volatility of the [...]
Research on Changes in TICK Extremes Over Last 10 Years
How has the TICK changed over the last 10-years? And is a reading of 1,000 as significant today as it was 5 or 10 years ago? These are questions you need to know if you’re using the TICK in any capacity in terms of absolute values (such as “fade the TICK intraday when it hits 1,000″). Let’s [...]
InstaUpdate on SP500 Market Internals at Make or Break Level
The question on every trader’s mind is “Will the S&P 500 hold its critical support level at the 1,300 region or will it break lower sharply?” It’s already lost the 1,300 area and – by a few points – lost the 50d EMA, but as we push to new lows on the morning session, Market Internals [...]
Finding Fibonacci Triple Support Intraday on SPY March 7
I wanted to share a quick lesson on locating a triple multi-day confluence support zone in the intraday SPY (and S&P 500) that helped shape Friday and now this morning’s trading tactics. Let’s see the Triple Confluence and how to put it to work for you in the future: While we can always see how something played [...]
How Market Internals Helped You Avoid March 1 Gap Flap Trap
“How can you know in advance/in real time whether a breakout is real or a trap?” That’s a question I’m frequently asked at Expos/via email and it’s a very important question. While there’s no 100% method (I wish there were), knowing how to read market internals gives some of the best clues available – so how did [...]
Lesson in Playing Intraday SPY Reversals with Two Timeframes and Divergences
I think it’s important to document interesting examples of trading concepts played out during the day, as it serves both as an educational reference and deepens our knowledge about these concepts, which helps us to trade better the next time a similar set-up or opportunity unfolds in real time. A great educational example – and good [...]
Tools of the ‘Trade’ — How I Work (2011 Version)
This is an update to the post I made back in 2006. What I do hasn’t changed much but some of the tools have changed over the years. In short, the changes are: I’ve changed brokers/trading platforms — a couple of times. Schwab shut down Cybertrader and sent me scrambling to find a new place [...]
Looking Deeper Inside SP500 Breadth into Year End
Traders frequently study market internals – including breadth – to peek under the hood of a price movement or trend to see if internals are confirming the move (suggesting continuation) or disconfirming the move (suggesting retracement or reversal). Let’s take a look at what S&P 500 specific Internals – breadth – have taught us about the [...]
Quick Lesson in Intraday Dual Divergences SPY Dec 16
I love highlighting divergences in posts – they’re also enjoyable to trade when you get used to seeing them at key turning points in the market, particularly at a higher timeframe key level. Let’s learn from a recent example from this morning’s hard push to new lows… that was met with a sharp positive TICK and [...]
Today is my last day at Microsoft. It’s been an incredible 9 years.
I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career at Microsoft to work with such smart, passionate folks. As a college hire from Mississippi State, I feel it is important to play what I’ve learned forward. I recently spoke at the New Mexico Regional Grace Hopper Women in Tech conference on “How Microsoft Builds Software”, in hopes of inspiring young women to have awesome careers of their own.
As a final blog post here, I thought I’d share some of my favorite blogging memories:
- Bloggers, The Movie, although I think I look much more like Sara Gilbert
- My blog reader who cashed out his FSA to buy medical supplies for my hometown after Hurricane Katrina. I’ll never forget meeting him in the “kid drop off” section of building 41, as he unloaded eight plastic grocery bags of first aid supplies. Thank you. (The supplies were gone in hours.)
- Mini – need I say more ;-)
- The day the Starbucks iCup was installed in building 41. For 3 days, we were the most productive people on the planet. TICK TOCK TICK TOCK.
- The public outcry on blogs.msdn.com when our towels were taken away, and how Lisa became our hero when they were brought back.
- The day Windows Live Writer came out.
- How we all went Halo 2 blogging crazy, and how some of us tried to camp at the Company Store to get in line before the queue wrapped the building.
- The day I actually got to use my French minor to figure out which “Did you know” phrase I used in my head during the VS Tip of the Day series.
- The day I saw the Visual Studio ad on SciFi.com – “Cylons: Why Debugging Matters.” I’ve never been more proud.
To my colleagues at Microsoft: Be transparent! Incorporate community feedback! Make great products! And keep on blogging!
As for me, I’ve had the opportunity of my dreams come along that I got to pursue. But first, I’m going to take a short break to get some much needed cycling in.
You can stay tuned to my adventures at
LinkedIn: Sara Ford
See you soon! Or to quote Lost, “See you in another life, brotha!”
Update on SP500 Intraday Triangle and Market Internals
You may be asking, “What are Market Internals saying about the recent price action in the S&P 500?” Good question! Let’s take a look at current intraday market internals and also note the developing ascending triangle price pattern that is forming – and of course the trendline price boundaries to watch for clues for a breakout [...]
Positive Seasonal Pattern Stocks on Saturday the 4th of September 2010
Seasonal Patterns found for the following stocks: Aeterna Zentaris Inc New (AEZS) over the next 10 trading days. Look at the seasonal patterns for Aeterna Zentaris Inc New in context. Analysts International (ANLY) over the next 10 trading days. Look at the seasonal patterns for Analysts International in context. Ames National Corporation (ATLO) over the next [...]
Another Lesson and Example of Trading Intraday Trend Reversals
It wasn’t long ago -August 6th to be exact – when I highlighted the exact same concept I’m about to show in this post – in regards to the ‘warning signals’ given prior to an afternoon intraday reversal. Be sure to read my prior lesson post: “The Four Early Warning Signals Given Before the Intraday Reversal of [...]
Two Examples of Exact Intraday SPY Pattern Repetition
Is it important to study today’s charts for insights and lessons to learn from the day’s structure and opportunities? Absolutely. Not only can you replay your performance and pinpoint where you could have traded better, but you’ll increase your pattern recognition and trade set-up skills by seeing these classic patterns repeat. Case in point, in August there [...]
Monday Morning Check on Bullish Market Internals
What are market internals saying about the recent downswing in the market? Let’s take a look – they’re strangely bullish so let’s see if we get a confirmation of this bullish whisper. (Click for full-size image) It’s helpful to interpret market internals across prior days rather than on a single day when trying to assess potential turns in [...]
Lesson: The Four Early Warning Signals Given Before the Afternoon Reversal
Were there chart signals the market gave ahead of the afternoon reversal and breakout into the close after the morning Jobs Report drop? Absolutely – it turns out there were at least four early signs that odds had shifted away from the bears and towards the bulls which was confirmed with the afternoon breakout. I wanted to [...]
Kinetick for NinjaTrader-Streaming Real Time Quotes and Historical Market Data
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Midweek Check on NASDAQ and SPX Market Internals
It’s mid-week and time for an update on key market internals as half the week is behind us. Are market internals confirming the recent push higher? Let’s take a look. First, the S&P 500: The quick answer is “No, not really,” as seen above in the Breadth, TICK Extremes, and VOLD. All three have been tailing lower since their [...]
Update on the Market Internals on SP500 Breakout
Are market internals confirming the recent breakout above 1,100 in the S&P 500? Let’s take a look: This morning’s update (July 26) shows the three key market internals – Breadth, TICK, and VOLD (Volume Difference of Breadth). What’s the message? We’re seeing a slow creep higher in price beyond the 1,100 “round number” resistance level and a push [...]
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