Monday, December 27, 2010

Day Trades - V, NQH1, TCK

V had been consolidating the previous week's drubbing in a narrow range under $69.00. Placed a buy stop order at $69.05 which was triggered about 5 minutes into the trading session. Price rallied up to and above the weekly R2, but couldn't hold, so I took a partial. The next rally brought us above $71.00. When that level couldn't hold, I folded the balance of my position.

After a gap down and swift move lower, the NQ e-mini futures formed a cup & handle base. Took a long entry out of the base, looking for a gap fill.

Took a partial at the gap fill and let the rest run. More upside, followed by a lengthy consolidation and I closed the trade when it failed in the mid-range of the consolidation zone.

TCK - Buy bounce from support and sell into resistance. Define your trigger when buying support because you don't want to catch a falling knife.


2 comments:

noobietrader123 said...

Hey Jamie,

For trades like V where do you place your stops?

Tim

Jamie said...

Tim,

When stocks breakout on the open, I look for the BO point to hold as support on a retest. These types of trades are riskier given the higher level of volatility on the open. In this instance I used the ORL as my initial stop, but quickly moved it up to BE after the first 15 min. bar completed.