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Signal Trading Group provides perspective on which markets to trade, context around how aggressively to trade and the direction to trade.
To fully appreciate all the signals we generate, it’s best to look at a trading scenario to see how all this works together. Let’s look at a single market and run you through the trading process.
Day One: The Russell 2000 (Symbol $TF_F) is up against resistance and poised to make a breakout to the upside. During the day a volatility surge occurs causing our trend trading system Arcturus (Arc) to establish a new long position. Our account is now long the Russell 2000. The talking heads on CNBC and Bloomberg spin a story explaining why the market went up. As systems trader, however, we focus on reacting to the market based on raw open, high, low & close (OHLC) data. At days end we also review our Trend Level and Elastic Level indicators for additional market context.
Day Two: Over the course of the next day, a bearish divergence forms on a 45 minute chart causing our Polaris (Pol) system to establish a new short position. This new short position has our account Flat. In reality, however, we know we have two systems trading … Arcturus (Arc) and Polaris (Pol). Two different trading styles and two different time frames have us Hedged, with one Long and the other Short.
Day Three: Over the course of the next day the market back fills and tests a key support level. The sideways action of the 60 minute chart within a larger bull phase causes our trend trading system Capalla (Cap) to establish a new long position. Our account is now long the Russell 2000 again. In reality, however, we know we have three systems trading … Arcturus (Arc), Polaris (Pol) and Capalla (Cap). Three separate trading styles and three different time frames have us partially Hedged, with two Long and one Short. Later that afternoon Polaris (Pol) exits its short position. Our account is now long two systems in the Russell 2000.
Trading Review: Why trade all of these systems? To take full advantage of trading opportunities on multiple time frames. Additionally, to protect and hedge trading in the event a market reverses and stops fail to react on a timely basis.
Here’s what the same trading looks like in an abbreviated text format …
- Day One: Russell 2000 $TF_F entered a long position this morning at xxxx.xx … based on a daily chart. (ID: Arc EOD L)
- Day One: Russell 2000 $TF_F has moved into strongly overbought territory on a short term daily basis.
- Day One: Russell 2000 is in full bull mode according to our Trend Level indicator.
- Day Two: Russell 2000 $TF_F entered a short position this afternoon at xxxx.xx … based on a 45 min chart. (ID: Pol 45 S)
- Day Two: Our trading systems are currently Hedged L1 S1 Russell 2000 ($TF_F)
- Day Three: Russell 2000 $TF_F entered a long position this morning at xxxx.xx … based on a daily chart. (ID: Cap 60 L)
- Day Three: Our trading systems are currently Long Russell 2000 ($TF_F) but with a hedge … Long 2 & Short 1
- Day Three: Russell 2000 $TF_F exited a short position this afternoon at xxxx.xx … based on a 45 min chart. (ID: Pol 45 S)
- Day Three: Our Russell 2000 trading systems are moderately leveraged with 50% of them Long ($TF_F)
Trading System Names:
- Aldeb (Aldebaran)
- Arc (Arcturus)
- Betel (Betelgeuse)
- Cap (Capella)
- Altair (Altair)
- Pol (Polaris)
- Rigel (Rigel)
- Sirius (Sirius)
- Vega (Vega)