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Distrust the Bounce? Better Read This First


Much as I struggle to tune out the real world in order to trade solely on the instruction of my charts and technical indicators, the global picture both economically and geopolitically seems far too grim right now to think the broad averages are in the process of getting short-squeezed to new all-time highs. And yet, the violent price action shown in the chart has generated a ‘mechanical’ buy signal that is as textbook-perfect as such signals get. I won’t go into the proprietary details of how these Hidden Pivot trades set up, but suffice it to say, the bullish opportunity here seems almost too promising to pass up. I missed the turn myself because I was too busy chortling over how the chimps who get paid to throw other people’s hard-earned money at a very small handful of stocks finally seem to be getting their comeuppance.

A Rally You Can Bank On

But will they? Based purely on the chart, I’d say the odds of the E-Mini S&Ps getting to at least p=2993.75 (shown as a red line) are around 80 percent. There may be a less risky spot to get aboard belatedly, and I will signal it in the Trading Room if warranted. But my hunch is that it will be a rough ride no matter how we play it. For the moment, however, like many of you, I will watch with amazement if the broad averages do indeed take flight in damn-the-torpedoes fashion. If so, they will be nitro-powered by short-covering, the only kind of buying sufficiently energized and irrational to surmount a mile-high wall of worry.

One need only have been short for an hour or two today, as I was, to feel the mounting desperation and buying power of incredulous bears, many of whom ended the day still caught in the ringer. Fortunately, I am no longer among them. But I am almost as uncomfortable with the thought that my tendency to see the glass as half-full — of hemlock, that is — denied me participation in rally that will continue to feed on skepticism for longer than I might have cared to imagine.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The consistent accuracy of Rick Ackerman’s forecasts is well known in the trading world, where his Hidden Pivot Method has achieved cult status. Rick’s proprietary trading/forecasting system is easy to learn, probably because he majored in English, not rocket science. Just one simple but powerful trick -- managing the risk of an ongoing trade with stop-losses based on ‘impulse legs’ – can be grasped in three minutes and put to profitable use immediately. Quite a few of his students will tell you that using ‘impulsive stops’ has paid for the course many times over.

Another secret Rick will share with you, “camouflage trading,” takes more time to master, but once you get the hang of it trading will never be the same. The technique entails identifying ultra-low-risk trade set-ups on, say, the one-minute bar chart, and then initiating trades in places where competition tends to be thin.

Most important of all, Rick will teach you how to develop market instincts (aka “horse sense”) by observing the markets each day from the fixed vantage point that only a rigorously disciplined trading system can provide.

The three-hour Hidden Pivot Course is offered live each month. If it’s more convenient, you can take it in recorded form at your leisure, as many times as you like. The course fee includes “live” trading sessions (as opposed to hypothetical ‘chalk-talk’) every Wednesday morning, access to hundreds of recorded hours of tutorial sessions, and access to an online library that will help you achieve black-belt mastery of Hidden Pivot trading techniques.

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