The setups I include on this blog are used in conjunction with the 3/10macd and the criteria I ascribe to it as a way to alert me to an existing condition of price. The key concept to take away from this blog is that I try to anticipate what will happen on the higher time frame by using a faster time frame to trigger the trade setup. I do not trade a "system" I use two indicators to clue me in to price conditions. Please read the Disclaimer located in the sidebar of this site. I can be contacted via email at
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Thursday, April 11, 2013


I'm going to try and blog more (read; post charts for my own amusement) about Crude Oil and Gold futures.   There is plenty I don't know about these markets, but this is the beginning of my intention to follow them more closely.
The charts I'll post and the arrow indications on them should be considered "PAPER TRADES" as I do not yet trade real money, live, in these instruments.  My approach to them will be very similar to the charts I post in the SPY intraday; two time frames with an indication of the long-, intermediate-, and short- term trends.
Crude Oil- You can see contract specifications here.
  Pre-market (5-minute time frame, top indicator is the higher time frame (15-min) 3/10macd, bottom indicator is the 5-min 3/10macd).  Vertical dash line is the Open and horizontal lines are untested (up until the Regular Trading Hours opening session) S/R levels:

"Open Outcry" session:  Arrows indicate potential trade opportunities

A key for the above chart to define the horizontal lines and dots.  For further explanation, see this link:  

Gold: Contract specs here.
Overnight market

Regular Trading Hours:

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