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Tactical Trading Tip: The Psychology of Standard Work in Trading By, Dr. Ken Long

In our planning process, we seek to develop a list of tradeable targets that are in a critical state. In a previous article, I described a critical state as being postured to make larger than normal moves, in either direction, in shorter than average periods of time. We use our set of indicators to identify these through a statistical lens against historical norms. Once we have a manageable set of potential targets, we enter the preparation phase. Here we develop detailed decision points that offer favorable reward-to-risk ratios that give …

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The Trade Framing Process: Standard Questions for Preparing a Trade By, Ken Long

Trade Framing is our name for constructing a decision-support framework to trade symbols that are in a critical state. A Critical State is a moment when there is an abnormally large probability of: A larger-than-normal move, In either direction with a reasonable probability, In a Shorter-Than-Normal period of time, And where the “execution risk” is much smaller than the reasonably available gain, in both directions. When we find a critical state, we frame the trade in both directions by systematically answering the following standard questions: For a trade frame: What …

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Coaching for Performance On the Soccer Field and In the Trading Room By, Dr. Ken Long

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a short essay about the principles of Instructional Coaching and how I use that framework to develop the courses I teach traders. The framework places a strong emphasis—a central emphasis—on learning by doing in small chunks with an additional emphasis on good, precise feedback on the small tasks that make up large skills. I experienced a learning moment this morning at a soccer camp, where I had to stop myself from overcoaching the young student campers. I needed to create space for my …

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Market Overview and Effective Intraday Trading – April 20, 2021 By, Ken Long

  This 45-minute video was Ken’s nightly market overview from Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Ken discussed the broad market action for the day and analyzed how various indexes, sectors, and select symbols performed. Ken reviewed a number of intraday trades and presented some interesting trade setups. As usual, he sprinkled valuable lessons throughout the podcast. On Tuesday evening, Ken spoke about active learning, volatility, and the task of applying standard patterns for effective trading.

Strategies, Trade Evaluations, and Why Masterminds Work (VIDEO COLLECTION) by, Dr. Ken Long

Ken Long offers a perpetual wealth of resources to his students and others in the trading community. Ahead of his Spring workshops, we have compiled a selection of video highlights to illustrate his approach to the markets and to adult learning. NIGHTLY STRATEGY PODCAST: A typical podcast session, highlighting Ken's routine, analysis, and bar-by-bar case study practice. SWING PORTFOLIO SPEED-RUN: Ken analyzes 50 charts in 8 minutes! AAPL, CAT, MSFT and more! SUNDAY STRATEGY PODCAST: This sample podcast from March 14th shows Ken evaluating the trade frames provided by students …

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Strategy, Preparation, and “Critical State Trading” (VIDEO) By, Ken Long

See Dr. Ken Long's processes in action in his nightly strategy podcast from Tuesday, March 16th. Ken discusses the trading day, his daily report, and introduces "Critical State Trading" — a standard approach to a day trading strategy he will be teaching in his upcoming Day Trading Systems course (starts April 1st).     https://youtu.be/MSurrlGL-2A

Market Assessment and an Introduction to “True Storytelling” (VIDEO) Friday, March 5th, 2021 By, Ken Long

  In last weekend’s market review, Ken walks through his weekend report in typical thoroughness and understandability to assess the market overall and identify specific shorter-term trade opportunities. Ken also introduced students to the concept of “True Storytelling” which he uses to develop understandings of market conditions and build collaborative learning. Finally, he provided a sneak peek of his upcoming Foundations course which starts April 1st. Get a preview of Ken’s masterful teaching style in action! Register now and start your learning with the pre-course work today.

Excellent Opportunity in BLOK…by the Numbers Monday, February 22nd by, Ken Long

  On Monday morning, Ken saw the huge opening gap (-8%) in BLOK. He then applied several of his standard trade concepts – Hybrid Frog, Minimum Manageable Risk Box (MMRB), SSC, Kata2, and a Sniper Exit to capture a nice move. BLOK’s price closed the gap and the whole trade was over by mid-morning as illustrated by the two charts below. Ken covers these standard trade concepts in his Hybrid Swing Trading Workshop which will be starting its next session in early April.    

Nightly Strategy Podcast – December 21st, 2020 By, Ken Long

  In this video lesson, Ken Long and his students work through the details of 2 trades that netted 50R execution, with a VTI Super Trader making the decisions on how to manage the trade. https://youtu.be/g5IMojy5HtM       NEW COURSE ALERT! VTI is partnering with Tortoise Capital to offer you relaxed and adaptive learning with total flexibility. Dr. Ken Long has structured his line of Swing, Day, and Hybrid Trading courses to operate just like one of his graduate-level programs. This brand new course structure offers one lesson per …

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Cryptocurrencies and Weekend Strategic Planning by, Ken Long

    Opportunity trades in the cryptocurrencies and our prepared swing trade candidates represent the intersection of preparation and opportunity.   Plus, Ken offers an example of weekend strategic planning to create a plan for the upcoming week of swing trading. https://youtu.be/c8EwHDVSDQs Want more updates? Ken is running a special through the end of the year where folks can receive his daily reports and weekly case studies for only $100 $25/month by signing up at:   patreon.com/kenlong

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