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Brandon Wendell: Online Trading Academy Senior Instructor and Trader Mentor As a former stockbroker, brokerage trader, and hedge fund trader, Brandon brings various market views and insight to his trading classes and lectures. A wealth of knowledge, he has held NASD securities series 7 and 63... More
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  • All Shook Up And Out Of Your Trade 0 comments
    Apr 11, 2014 7:19 AM

    Have you ever been shaken out of a trade only to see the price move in your favor once you were out of the position? Did it seem like the institutions attached a camera to your computer to see where you entered and exited so they could trade against you? Obviously, this is not what happened but it is frustrating nonetheless.

    What happened is that you likely thought and traded like a retail trader. Retail traders tend to buy stocks AFTER the price has risen and sell AFTER they have dropped. In essence, they have been chasing price and only catching it when the momentum exhausts.

    Look at the following chart of EBay. You can see that the largest green candle happens to be associated with the highest volume in the move upward as well.

    ebay novices

    This is a case where the novice traders got greedy and chased price as it was rising. It is funny that people do this as we wouldn't think of paying a markup for everyday things we purchase in life. Most of these same investors and traders seek out sales or bargains on everything from toothpaste to cars to furniture. But when they deal with the markets, that common sense becomes less common.

    The professionals know that novices like to chase price and they will trap you or take advantage of your naiveté when you trade the way all of the other retail traders do. In BBBY, you can see the increase in volume as the novice trader's jump into the stock as price breaks out to new highs.

    The novices jumping into the markets are often signaled by a large candle in the direction of the trend accompanied with high volume. This is a regular occurrence and offers an opportunity for the institution.

    bbby novices

    This is a case where the novice traders got greedy and chased price as it was rising. It is funny that people do this as we wouldn't think of paying a markup for everyday things we purchase in life. Most of these same investors and traders seek out sales or bargains on everything from toothpaste to cars to furniture. But when they deal with the markets, that common sense becomes less common.

    The professionals know that novices like to chase price and they will trap you or take advantage of your naiveté when you trade the way all of the other retail traders do. In BBBY, you can see the increase in volume as the novice trader's jump into the stock as price breaks out to new highs.

    The novices jumping into the markets are often signaled by a large candle in the direction of the trend accompanied with high volume. This is a regular occurrence and offers an opportunity for the institution.

    Brandon Wendell

    bwendell@tradingacademy.com

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