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a divergence "call" is subjective, that is to say discretionary. What qualifies and what else should be or needs to be present to make a case for trade?

Easy enough to mark time looking for divergence, but often beautiful divergences result in ugly trades. So what does divergence need to bring along to make her a good date?

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I'm enjoying your journal @wldman, Good to see you back in action. Your post got me thinking and she needs some relative volume to start to make her a good date...if she is the only one at the bar then no one 'll buy her drinks!

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Interesting journal. I also look for divergence opportunities to trade although I use a different indicator to identify them. Definitely following along.

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@JohnS and @Comeback King

I like to post real questions that I have regardless of my own experience or result because when you listen you tend to learn more than when you talk... But I talk a lot too.

That oscillator is a volume metric. I use it to see where the volume at price flips bid to offer or offer to bid. There are a few ways folks are using that type of information. The trick, or a point that needs clarification is knowing the persistency of the volume price relationship. In a calm or sideways market I think that can be done looking to the current range. When the market swings like a barn door, I think you look for something that indicates a break from the range...that would likely be price as PA is king or it would be volatility or momentum.

So that is what I'm trying to work through right now, method wise.

This looks like a good cover followed by a counter trend swing. But if I just "rule" volume divergence without any other clarification it is just a little better than 50/50.

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Someone asked...

about communicating with their wife about the trading process and how things were going. The idea was to hold support within the relationship, I believe. The question referenced relative shock over a $200 loss...which indicates a long long road to regular consistent profitability. Reality is a dream crusher in this business, so no need for wldman to overstate that. I have used this daily checklist in various forms for over twenty years. Yes it does relate directly to my specific worldview, which I acknowledge is not universal. I offer it here as a guide to folks that might find value in being honest with people...that journey always starts on Me Street.

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Frustrated...

that there is no easy way to show my charts based on the current screen layout. Reluctant to reorganize screens to facilitate that.

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So...

I had really good luck today. It happens that the great luck coincided with a conversation elsewhere in which we were talking about 7 data points and the use of indicators, especially ones that display in the second panel. My layout does not facilitate a real good demonstration, but I wanted to make and reinforce a point with anyone that may have been there. The relationship between those seven items changes in various ways for various reasons. Here the relationship is volume/price that seems to create valid evidence long. It is really difficult to snap and annotate all three charts in the view especially across the day...BUT here is the thing PRICE is KING. Sometimes relationships can be observed and situations duplicated. This is a generalization. Often guys get way off the path looking for the secret mystic, the exact mix and precise settings that capture all the winners and promulgate out all the losers. That is chasing the wind. It does not and can not exist. There are though relationships between data points that do provide anecdotal evidence that in the proper experiential context can be applied with great success. This starts and relies almost entirely on price. Do not let the tail wag the dog, you will lose a shit ton of money. This is the biggest error in screen based directional speculation. Price is in the room and he says up or down...ignore that till I have all your money.

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One time frame up..

Of course if there are questions, I'm willing.

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If I could easily..


snap the charts, I would. The trades dont fit in the same viewable window. But this AM I said short 38 stop 40...I did not hold those till the 9:25-9:26 buy shown above because I was busy with necessary but stupid shit. But dang it that was making the most of good luck.

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