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Looking for buys on CL around 47.70-47.90 if we pull back from this swing high, that'll be the 38% fib, near the half way point between ds1 and ds2, it's past the HVN of 48.23 in some LVNs. As well as some lower high swing points on 2/1.


If not we could range in a 'balanced' or consolidation mode from 49.50-50.50

I was also looking at the daily, with some forecasts of CL to 37, retracing back to 54.50 or so, gives a 161 fib of 37.

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A range or balance had set up from 49.50 to 50.50
Price initially opened higher(@o900) ran to 51.20, failed then began dropping to the bottom of the range, in doing so created a Lower High on a 16range tick chart at 51.01 and a Lower High on a 5min chart at 50.92

Short term value per the Volume Composite was coming in at 49.87 or so at the time looking at the closest HVN.
The next LVN was at the bottom of the 40.50 range, 50.34. This LVN was quite low in comparison to others.

Chart Price on 1min respected to the tick the LVN, and a 1min higher low was created off it at 50.42, with 50.43 being a good BUYSTOP.
Using footprint the BID side was in an inverse.

For me this is a good combination of Price Action and Volume Profile/Composite, a good chart to revisit
HVN, LVN, break of a range, return to range as support, higher low and volume on footprint.

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I was also looking at the daily, with some forecasts of CL to 37, retracing back to 54.50 or so, gives a 161 fib of 37.


Funny, we reached 54.22
Everyone else must've thought that was the obvious target, now see if we tag 37.
I had this one drawn on feb1/2, a combination of
price action
candles
fibbonacci retracements and extentions
volume composite

I uninstalled completely and reinstalled my NT, runs 10x smoother and faster... though now I need to rebuild all my workspaces, templates and charts. No trading today. Did a bunch of trading related cpu stuff, listened to some videos/podcasts. Rebuilding some charts. Narrowing down some set ups and reading of the footprint as well.


This chart was made on freebie/mt4...2days ago(meaning- fibs and horizontal lines already drawn before unfolded)
I did not change a thing, aside from enlarging, I might replay the day if I get time, I'd like to see how the action on the footprint acted.

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The first 30m after the pit open is the initial balance / IB. Price is feeliing around to see who is interested and at what price. Trying to sell that double top after lunch on trend day can cause you to focus on the trees and not the forest, in my opinion. It may work some days, but it causes you to put your energy into going countertrend, and therefore possibly miss the trend trade. Many times it will just gather enough stops to take them out and go higher.

The easiest on NT was vvScreenshot. You can set it up with a button right on your charts that automatically will post, with our without comments.

Are you still using IB? and what markets?
Volume profile - composite and footprint have made seeing the trap of the double top vs trend a bit easier.

Now I'm working on day/session types determining if we are likely to stay in current market position, or change. Balance and imbalance.
Who is pushing in charge of price?
Where is value?
What is likely outcomes considering first 2?

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Looking at a set up that just unfolded on CL I thought of the funny saying
"picking up nickels in front of a steam roller"

Albeit, this was a cheap trade 2-4tick risk for a 20tick return. No HEAT at all on that trade either. Volume is too light to be liquid.

So twist the saying to
"picking up nickels in front of tricycles"
Still could get a small bump, but cheap trades are often worth the risk.

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I am flat till next week. I need to set up my charts and templates. Do some replays of the week.

I also want to look at TOS volume/market profile stuff. Not to trade from, but for levels to identify. My NT profile stuff is a memory hog. Will look at upgrading my RAM in the next week or two to see if that will help.

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Are you still using IB? and what markets?
Volume profile - composite and footprint have made seeing the trap of the double top vs trend a bit easier.

Now I'm working on day/session types determining if we are likely to stay in current market position, or change. Balance and imbalance.
Who is pushing in charge of price?
Where is value?
What is likely outcomes considering first 2?



I don't care about Initial Balance anymore, or footprint, or volume profile. I made a huge switch in direction, got my head in opposite directions so many times... barely survived the purge. What I thought I was learning was misguided by interpretation, and both views conflicted with what I thought I knew... Hope that clears things up

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