Additional Trade Entry Techniques using Market Flow

The art of reading the market prior to entering a trade & using the correct entry technique
The following video provides valuable insights into the techniques you can employ to make informed trading decisions. It covers important topics such as when to utilize limit orders at entry spots and how to utilize the T3 Market Flow signals for confirmation at specific areas. Further details on the T3 Market Flow volume analysis will be discussed in the upcoming section.
In this lesson, we define a "signal" bar as any T3 Market Flow bar displaying characteristics such as an "arrow," "antenna," "yellow," or "stranded buyers or sellers." Understanding the significance of these signal bars is essential in enhancing your trading decision-making process.
By familiarizing yourself with the techniques presented in the video, you gain valuable knowledge and insights into effective trading strategies. These techniques enable you to identify optimal entry points and utilize T3 Market Flow signals for confirmation, enhancing your trading decisions' accuracy and confidence.
It is important to continue exploring the subsequent section for comprehensive information on T3 Market Flow volume analysis, which will further enhance your understanding of market dynamics and assist in refining your trading approach.
Trade execution Video
There may be instances where you choose to engage in trades that involve potential termination conditions or exhibit a weaker trigger line look, which could present challenges on the path to achieving your profit target. These trades are typically taken when a strong trend or well-defined momentum is observed on smaller charts. Referred to as medium-probability trades, they require careful consideration and may require a signal for confirmation depending on your trading plan.
As the glossary of commonly used terms defines, a medium-probability trade occurs when most indicators align for a trade, but one or two issues may exist. These trades make up most of your trading activity, and it is crucial to execute them assertively while actively managing their progression. If obstacles arise during the trade, it may be prudent to consider taking off a portion of the position at those points of trouble, reducing the risk to a zero-loss level.
It is essential to dispel the misconception of some new traders that avoiding medium-probability trades will improve their results and shield them from the risk of loss. In reality, by abstaining from these trades, one may miss out on the potential to generate significant profits. Seasoned traders, on the other hand, tend to execute all medium-probability trade setups and closely manage them. Embracing these trades early allows you to gain comfort and familiarity with their dynamics. You can substantially increase your profit potential by affording yourself more opportunities to succeed.
It is important to note that engaging in medium-probability trades has inherent risks. However, approaching them strategically and adhering to sound risk management principles can optimize your chances of success. Ultimately, seizing medium-probability trade opportunities expands your trading horizons and enhances your profit potential.

Entry timing example using the market flow signal

The image below illustrates a typical example of a trend trade, where Fibonacci levels are present and may act as barriers to price movement. It is essential to adhere to the rules specific to trend trades when encountering potential Fibonacci breakouts. In this scenario, a market flow signal becomes a prerequisite for entry, considering the conditions set by the "weaker" 13-2 triggers (small triggers inside the large triggers) and the divergence observed on the 5-1 chart.
To execute this trend trade effectively, it is crucial to exercise patience and await the market flow signal bar, as depicted in the image. This signal bar serves as a confirmation point, validating the entry decision based on the prevailing market conditions and trigger line configurations.
By closely adhering to these rules and waiting for the appropriate market flow signal, you enhance your ability to make informed trading decisions and increase the likelihood of successful trade execution. It is through disciplined and precise execution that you can navigate the complexities associated with potential Fibonacci breakouts and optimize your trading outcomes.
Waiting for a market flow signal prior to entry

Stop placement example using the market flow signal

Once the market flow signal is confirmed, you can proceed to enter the market. It is important to place a protective stop just below the market flow signal bar, as this helps mitigate risk and safeguard your position. After entering the market, it is crucial to assess its condition and closely monitor its dynamics continuously.
actingTake note of the background turning red on the 5-1 chart, which serves as a warning signal rather than an immediate exit signal. Similarly, observe the Fibonacci resistance turning red as a warning signal. These indicators are not immediate exit signals but serve as valuable warnings that warrant your attention.
It is vital to exercise caution and allow the market to break through the Fibonacci resistance, considering the location of the trigger lines and the perceived strength reflected in the 8-range trigger lines. By carefully monitoring the market's behavior and evaluating its ability to surpass the Fibonacci resistance, you can decide whether to continue holding your position or consider an exit strategy.
Maintaining awareness of these warning signals and employing a prudent approach based on the overall market conditions and trigger line configurations will help you effectively manage your trades and navigate potential challenges. Remember, the goal is to balance giving the market room to move and protecting your position by considering the available market information and making sound judgments based on your trading plan.
Entry after a market flow signal

Risk reduction example using the market flow reversal bar

As the market resumes its upward trend and approaches the resistance level, several key factors come into play. Firstly, there is a noticeable potential second lower divergence on the 5-1 chart, complemented by the presence of both a red background and red Fibonacci resistance. These indications raise the possibility of a reversal in the market. However, it is important to remain mindful that while the area may hold, there is also a chance that the Fibonacci resistance may be broken, potentially leading to a substantial move toward the next Fibonacci area.
This trend trade exemplifies a common scenario observed at breakout points, where the market can break through or fail to breach the resistance level. As traders, our role is not to make guesses but to carefully analyze the market and respond accordingly. When the price approaches the resistance level, it becomes prudent to reassess the risk-reward ratio. At this point, it may be appropriate to tighten the stop-loss level, allowing for potential profits to be captured while reducing overall risk. This proactive risk management approach is commonly known as managing tightly or risk reduction.
Some traders employ the reversal of the market flow chart as a potential "trailing stop" area. For instance, one possible approach could involve placing the stop one tick below the 8-range reversal marker box. In the event of a reversal, a modest loss of 2-3 ticks is considered acceptable. However, if the market successfully breaks through the Fibonacci areas, substantial gains of 10-20-30-40 ticks may be achieved. Balancing the opportunity to capture a breakout move with careful risk management is a skill that requires practice and repetition.
Developing proficiency in trading potential breakouts while effectively managing risk demands a thorough understanding of market dynamics and continuous refinement of your trading strategy. By diligently applying these principles and accumulating experience through repetitive practice, you can enhance your ability to navigate breakout scenarios and optimize your risk-reward profile.
When should you move your stop to reduce risk if the conditions change.
In the end, the market did indeed reverse, confirming the termination of the previous trend. This reversal presented an opportunity to profit from the downside movement. It is worth noting that the HVA (High Volume Area) trade rule, which will be covered in detail later in this educational material, played a crucial role in identifying this trading opportunity. By leveraging the HVA trade rules, we could capitalize on the same area where the breakout occurred but in the opposite direction.
This approach allowed us to limit risk during the breakout trade while maintaining the flexibility to adjust our trading strategy when the breakout failed swiftly. Adapting and capitalizing on market conditions in bullish and bearish scenarios is a valuable skill to develop as a trader.
To understand the HVA trade rules comprehensively and further enhance your trading knowledge, I encourage you to explore the additional educational material provided. Expanding your repertoire of trading strategies and techniques allows you to seize profitable opportunities while effectively managing risk in various market situations.
HVA short trade after a failed breakout
Trend trade video
For traders who manage out of 5-1 trend trades and are exploring opportunities for a "continuation style" entry, it is crucial to possess strong chart reading skills. It is recommended to thoroughly study and refine your chart reading abilities to a high level.
When considering a continuation entry, it is important to identify a strong trend that has not yet reached a Fibonacci target. Typically, this trend will have originated from a "bad top or bottom," meaning it did not align with a Fibonacci area. The continuation trade strategy involves using Fibonacci areas to determine the entry point, but only after a 13-range chart reversal bar and the small triggers on the 5-1 chart have crossed in the direction of the trade.
In determining whether to employ the continuation style entry, referring to a larger Fibonacci-based chart is generally advisable. This chart will be a valuable tool in assessing the viability of the continuation approach. The accompanying chart below illustrates a common visual representation of this concept.
By incorporating the larger Fibonacci-based chart and following the prescribed entry criteria, traders can effectively execute continuation trades. This methodology allows for capitalizing on ongoing trends that have not yet reached their Fibonacci targets while still adhering to proven technical principles.
Strong Trend on 21-3 and a pivot high that is a "bad top"
After reaching a specific area, the entry for a continuation style trade will be taken once the small triggers undergo a roll. In the provided picture below, you can observe two potential examples of continuation-style entries. These entries occur when the small triggers exhibit a distinct rolling pattern following the price reaching a particular area.
Traders can strategically participate in the ongoing trend by identifying and capitalizing on such continuation opportunities. These continuation-style entries allow the potential to capture further market movements after a pause or consolidation phase, enhancing profit potential and maximizing trading opportunities.
2 possible continuation style entries
click to enlarge- Continuation Syle entries with the trend
Another trading approach is to trade "TO" the trend continuation area when a confirmed divergence is observed on the 13-2 chart, coupled with the small triggers crossing beyond the 13-2 large triggers. By adopting this strategy, traders can initiate trades towards the continuation area and potentially benefit from both the movement to and from these areas, provided the continuation trade rules align.
This approach leverages the convergence of multiple factors, including confirmed divergence and trigger line alignment, to identify potentially profitable trading opportunities. By capitalizing on the trend continuation area, traders can take advantage of significant price movements and enhance their chances of securing successful trades.
It is crucial to adhere to the established continuation trade rules and ensure all necessary criteria are met before entering these trades. This disciplined approach, based on confirming divergences and trigger line alignment, helps traders make informed decisions and maximize their trading potential.
Trading TO and FROM continuation areas
By revisiting this short video, you will better understand the "continuation" style technique, specifically in relation to Fibonacci areas and mid-bands. This technique builds upon the principles of identifying key Fibonacci levels and mid-band areas to identify potential continuation opportunities in the market.
Through careful observation and analysis, you will begin to recognize the specific patterns and setups that indicate the continuation of a trend. By incorporating Fibonacci areas and mid-bands into your analysis, you can enhance your ability to identify these continuation opportunities more precisely.
As you review the video, pay close attention to the explanations and examples provided, as they will help you gain valuable insights into effectively applying the continuation style technique using Fibonacci areas and mid-bands. This knowledge will empower you to make informed trading decisions and take advantage of potential continuation opportunities in the market.
Trigger line reading thinking about continuation style entries