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Thursday, June 25, 2009

opening scalp

As price gapped down this morning it put in a silly little fake-out move down on weak (but not THAT weak) TICK. The better entry would have been to buy the pullback into the 20-EMA (on the 1-min chart below) at $90, but I waited for price to get closer to the Previous Day's Close (PDC), as a scalping strategy mentioned in a previous post. It set up a little flag/inside bar at that PDC level while also showing strong volume (dots above/below candle). Target was the previous day's support level. This was a big move that should have been held longer.

4 comments:

Jules said...

hahaha...I was thinking that you'd be holding for profits while I scalped (sim) for my 6 ticks! LOL!

todd said...

hahaha...hi-five....if I lived amongst native americans my name among them would be "white-man-who-covers-to-soon."

Jules said...

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!Todd, you're starting to sound like Solfest!! Crazily hilarious!! LOL!

todd said...

:) Solfest and I should probably get together and smokem peace pipe.