thank you for your note.
I sometime use the range chart as an anchor chart (i.e. medium term chart). I like it for the reason you mention, and because it is very condensed, it packs a lot of days by filtering the ranges. I have never used fo entry, but it would make sense.
I will keep updating this journal, dedicated on BUND. Now, I also post my calls in real time in the Chatbox of this forum (in the morning only). Maybe we can meet there.
Have a nice WE
Very frustrating days. Chopped to death and closed too early what would have been my only winner.
The reversal at 121.42 was expected, as it is an anchor pivot.
I was expecting a change of trend that would have made my day, but it did not happen.
At 15:48 a DB / flip of 121.54 could have been played, but I had stopped trading at this point.
a small losing day
no follow through on all setup I tried
unfortunately I stopped trading at about 14:30, and missed totally the afternoon move.
One losing trade and two BE (but 1 tick slippage)
I think one way to win in such market condition, would be to trade also in the afternoon (after US market opens) and AH. This is when it is the best currently.
I mean to say, to improve my trading, trade in a trending market, not in this choppy crap. It is very difficult (at least for me) to win in such directionless days.
i am totaly with you with that. i also trade BUND.
with my standard-setups (look at my avatar) its also no way in these marketsconditions.
my solution is not even to try it before we have a clear moving market.
i know the BUND quite a long time + i know these times like now - they come frequently.
so i know if this happens its better to stay on the sideline.
i start a thread with my ideas to this subject these days - i detect the marketcondition for not trading my normal BUND-setups with the so called "InnenStäbe" - its an interesting priceaction-concept from a book from Michael Voigt - only available in german at the moment i think.
I would have to check my charts, but maybe I have forgotten my prudential rules : normally if I don't see HH's or LL's, I stay put.
Here however, there is something more : the market is moving, giving nice trends, but AH or when US opens. So its not black and white.
Also, one day or another, I will have to learn to trade in range. Tighter targets, fade the pivots... I am not doing this yet.
Regarding Michael Voigt, I will have a look, I can read a bit of German.
thank you for sharing your charts
I like the noise/choppy mkt filtering of range charts, and the fact that there is a high compression of time when the market does not move
To help me read your chart, can you tell a bit more of what set up you are looking for, beside the 3BR, and also what are your target ?
That's why I like range charts and I can use the volume as an extra indicator. By volume charts you must always have your eyes on the screen to see how fast the bars are drawn.
Most of the time I trade price pattern and their fails. My favorite price pattern are (inverse) head and shoulder, double tops/bottoms, bear/bull wedges and box breakouts with high volume. Most of the time I enter in a pullback and not by the breakout. I also use fib levels. The 61,8 retracement between the bigger swings is really great for a quick scalp. The 50 retracement is also important but I can't trade it profitable.
My stop generally is 1 or 2 ticks below the last swing and my first target is a round number -1 or -2 ticks ( .24, .49, .74, .98) or 1 tick under the last swing high or the 61,8 fib level and short vice versa. And the second target is the target from the pattern or depends an the price action.