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Ken’s Corner – An Intraday Bitcoin Trade With Controlled Risk

Ken’s Corner is a place you can pop in to see what kind of trading tid bits trader and instructor Ken Long is sharing. This week Ken shares the learning journey of one of his students. While students are still learning the patterns and methods, in the 3rd week of a 10 week course this student is applying the techniques he’s learned to intraday trading in Bitcoin and managing 37R in 2 days with very controlled risk.  In his workshop Ken uses chart markups to help him improve his exits …

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The “Virtuous Circle” and The 37 Strategies Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast By, Ken Long

Sit in on this recording of Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast from Tuesday, December 21st, for a discussion of The Virtuous Circle, which represents his approach to a “Community of Practice.” Plus, we see a 15R and 22R trade from our Foundations students in Bitcoin. 37 Strategies Student Flashcard Ken also shares a deep-dive document from one of his current Foundations Course students. This detailed summary of the Foundations sub-course, The 37 Strategies presents a map to Ken’s approach of Plan, Prepare, Execute, and Assess. Click the image below to …

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Getting the Santa Claus Rally Right By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

I get a kick out of all the Santa Claus rally references I hear from various writers and reporters. Almost all of them mean “markets rallying, leading up to Christmas”. I’ll call that the Santa Claus rally with a small “r”. The Santa Claus Rally I want to review with you today is the one with a capital “R”. The Santa Claus Rally was first described by the father and son team, Hirsch and Hirsch, in their long-running Stock Trader’s Almanac. And it’s a quite positive indicator, as we’ll see. …

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Don’t Mind the Name, Play the January Effect Now By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Regardless of one’s spiritual leanings, the Christmas season is a time of year that has a different vibe. The pace around us quickens. If you can look past the few curmudgeons at your overly crowded local mall, an attitude of cheerfulness seems to be the pervasive one. And, for those of us who can see past the blatant commercialization that seems to accost us from all directions (since sometime in October…), some of the joy, hope, and love of the season seeps in. Family members are calling to arrange visits …

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What to Do in a World of Asset Prices Gone Wild By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

I’ve never quite understood the bearish crowd that worries “things are going too well.” Yes, I understand reversion to the mean. I also believe that sentiment analysis (too many people on one side of the market or the other) helps point out potential turning points. But over the past 15-20 years, markets have consistently been driven more by the availability of massive amounts of capital infused by central banks than by traditional market fundamentals. Rather than debate the merits (or lack thereof) of Modern Monetary Theory, what I’d like to …

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Audio Piece: The Walking Man By, Ken Long and Bill Scheidt

Genius of rhythm, Bill Scheidt, has paired up with Ken Long to present, The Tortoise Album. In this track, we hear about The Walking Man and His Five Ways of Knowing: Head, Heart, Gut, Hands, and Feet, on the chosen path. “It’s an ongoing dynamic cycle of life and an ecosystem that shapes who you are and which is shaped by who you are and what you’re becoming along the way… Looking forward to our journeys together” —Ken https://youtu.be/GkVI3hKll6k

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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Monthly Futures Trend Scan – July 2021 By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Futures Asset Classes are following the “Big Picture Outlook” screaming, “Up” for all hard assets – be it US Equities, Metals or Energies. We find ourselves in times of asset inflation and the amount of money created by central banks needs to go somewhere – hard assets! Naturally, these are great times for traders and investors alike… The US Equities remain in vertical markets. Metals are still in resting mode preparing for the next move higher. Energies are about to make some big stop-run moves to much higher price levels. …

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Current and Coming Bursting Bubbles By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Greetings from Old Orchard Beach in Maine. I’m up in the lovely Pine Tree State with my wife visiting my brother-in-law and we decided to go to spend a few days in the lovely “old school” beach community and, of course, to eat lobster. Lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster salad—I’m not picky… I’ve shared before how expensive traveling has become in this post-COVID lockdown period, where pent-up demand has exploded for anything travel-related. Maine is no exception. Several months ago, I looked up prices to rent a car in anticipation …

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Commercials Recap By, Chuck Whitman

  For a quick recap on Commercials, review the summary points below:     Every successful product exists because it has a legitimate business purpose for the commercial firms that utilize it. Without the commercial firm’s willingness to use the product, it will fail. Commercials are the primary influence in any market that we trade. Commercials are the participant for whom the market primarily exists. Each market usually has a commercial user who is a natural long and a commercial user who is a natural short. The easy way to …

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