A MIND MUSCLES FOR TRADERS COURSE

Trading Strategy Insights #3 

Using fundamental analysis to gain an extra edge for trading futures

Crude Oil Futures Trade on September 6, 2019 (91 Ticks Profit)

Hello! Hope your trading went really well this week. Rogerio here, strategy and performance coach with the Mind Muscles Academy.

The theme for my Trading Strategy Insights series this week is how to use fundamental analysis, more specifically CME data, to gain an extra edge for trading futures.

The idea for this theme came from a question posted by Rick F., a member of our Strategy and Performance Workshop. On September 4, Rick asked how I interpret Volume and Open Interest market data. On that day, Crude Oil prices went up over 4%, but both Volume and Open Interest showed mixed signals. Volume decreased compared to the previous day, and Open Interest barely changed. I answered to Rick that, in my interpretation, "the previous up move is not that strong.''

I also mentioned that this type daily market data analysis subject to change, depending on new information and news events.

Please login to the Strategy Workshop member's area to see the CME report explanation.


​Sure enough, the next day we had one of those false breakout days, in which price attempts to continue the previous move, goes up over 2%, only to fade in the middle of the day and close where it opened.

Initial Analysis

  • Step 1: I look at my daily candlestick chart and notice a well formed pin bar and a strong price rejection above 56.20
  • Step 2: I check CME's reports and verify that volume remains flat compared to the previous day. Open interest decreased substantially, which to me confirms the false breakout move. (Not shown in image. Please login to the member's area to access the CME report explanation)
  • Step 3: Price opens flat and remains flat until the European open
  • Step 4: On Fridays, I sometimes start trading earlier, which fortunately I did. Sure enough, as anticipated, price started to move down, and I was ready to join the party! :-)
  • Step 5: I notice there is order flow strength behind the down move

    In my analysis, I have enough confluence factors to make a high probability entry with good reward-to-risk.

Entry, target and stop

  • Step 6: I enter the trade at 56.25 using a sell stop order below the moving averages, validated by price action and order flow
  • Step 7: I don't have a good reference to place my target, so I decide to trail stop this trade.
  • Step 8: I place my stop loss at 56.40, just above the moving averages

Trade Management

  • Step 9: Cumulative delta going down confirms my short position
  • Step 10: Price swinging down below the moving averages is another confirmation the down move is solid
  • Step 11: I continue to use the trailing stop technique to maximize profits on this strong move. (Login to member's area to see my trail stop placement)

    There are different confluence factors giving me confidence to stay on this trade and keep moving my trail stop.

Trade Results

  • Step 12: A total of 1h18min into the trade. Yes, this trade required patience and confidence to maximize its potential
  • Step 13: A gain of 91 ticks, with over 6 to 1 reward to risk

    I'm a strong believer that mixing different techniques, such as fundamentals, price action, and order flow is a key to success in trading. And this is one of the skills we help traders develop at the Mind Muscles Academy.


    We have just started our Strategy and Performance Workshop, in which participants go through a complete strategy development process, step by step, from testing and validating a strategy to working on their trade execution, and then working on their trader's mindset.

    The initial group filled really quickly, and we keep getting requests from traders to join the program. So, we are planning to open a new workshop group soon.

    You can get notified when we open the next workshop by filling in the form below. I encourage you to request notification, so you have priority when the next workshop opens.

Strategy and Performance Workshop

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This is a small group workshop, so that you will have time to talk to me live every week, and improve the results of your trading strategy.


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The Strategy and Performance Workshop is probably the last strategy development training you will ever need for your trading. We're positive about it!


This Group Coaching Program is conducted in a Small Group Format, and it is ideal for independent traders who are in search of a Winning Trading Edge. You can start without a solid trading strategy or use the program to validate and refine your own strategies.

You'll be amazed about how quickly you can start having consistent trading results!


Here are the key topics covered in the Strategy and Performance Workshop:


  • Understanding the rules of the trading game, with a strong focus in the futures and forex markets
  • Using the appropriate Charts and Time Frames for each market situation
  • Reading the market and trading with Price Action
  • Identifying high probability Chart Patterns
  • Using Market Fundamentals to give you an extra edge in your entries
  • Identifying big players using Order Flow
  • Learning techniques that maximize returns when Trading with the Trend
  • Finding low risk - high return Counter-trend opportunities
  • Defining Targets and Stops with consistent logic
  • Practicing how and when to exit trades and collect profits before winning trades turn into losses
  • Implementing Risk Management practices that preserve capital and maximize profits

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"Rogerio's strategy and performance coaching is amazing. I've tried over the years to find patterns that I could use to refine my strategies and other variables that affect my performance--my bottom line--and never did it work. I always became frustrated and gave up within a matter of days.


But Rogerio's process is totally different! What I love about it is the ability to adapt it to my particular strategy and to measure the particular variable(s) that are most relevant. It is not a one-size-fits-all. This is incredibly important to me. I find myself "seeing" more in terms of the way the market moves and the way in which my strategy is executed.


This brings me peace of mind and confidence to trade. To me, this is priceless."


- Georgia A., Futures Trader, Kansas, USA

TESTIMONIAL DISCLOSURE: TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON MIND MUSCLES FOR TRADERS MAY NOT BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER STUDENTS, CLIENTS OR CUSTOMERS AND IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE OR SUCCESS.

INSTRUCTOR

 Rogerio Amado

Strategy and Performance

Coach

Rogerio Amado works with financial professionals and independent traders who want to find their best edge to make consistent profits. With in depth experience as a Futures, Stocks, and Forex trader, he brings concrete real world experience to his students and clients.

With an Engineering background and a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (New Hampshire, USA), Rogerio has a deep understanding of financial markets from both an academic and a practical perspective. His knowledge and trading experience includes fundamental, technical, and order flow analysis.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When does the course start and finish?
The workshop's 10 (ten) LIVE sessions will happen every week, (day to be advised) at 4:30 pm US Eastern Time. Starting date to be advised. Guarantee your place NOW, because once the group fills, enrollment will be closed. All group coaching sessions will be recorded and accessible for future reference.


How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to ALL workshop session recordings and bonuses for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.


What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 15 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.


How will my strategy improve with this program?
You will learn how to properly identify key price levels as well as combine price action and order flow signals to increase the odds of winning trades in your favor.


Will I learn specific setups and strategies?
I will teach you everything I know about market fundamentals, price action and order flow, including all the building blocks I use to create my own trading strategies. That said, I will encourage and personally help each student to develop his / her own strategies as we move forward into the program, so everyone leaves the program felling confident to trade on their own, and not dependent on anybody else's input.


Will you share your screen and trade live during the program?
Live trading in a real account is not part of this program. There will be lots of examples with current market action, but usually from either screen recording or market replay. In addition, each participant will be invited to share his / her own trading wins and losses (in tick terms, not financial terms), so we can identify areas of improvement.


Will I need a trading journal software to participate in this program?
Yes, and the good news is that the Trading Journal is included as part of this program. I improved Rich Friesen's own trading journal and created the Mind Metrics 2.0 online trading journal. Each participant will have his / her own trading journal and share results and insights every week, so we can all learn and grow together.


What if I'm not tech savvy? Will I be able to follow the program?
Yes, sure! There are no critical technical skills required to complete the program. We use will use Google Sheets and if you don't have a trading platform that you like, I'll suggest a couple of platforms that are great for beginners. If necessary, I will personally record specific tutorials to help students on any technical issues they may have during the program.


What makes you qualified to be a trading coach?
Good question! First of all, I'm an active trader myself. I trade Futures and Forex every single day using everything I teach in this program. As qualification per se, I am a Certified Coach, I have a solid academic background in Business and Financial Markets, and I also went through extensive training as a trader, having invested tens of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours studying the financial markets. But the most important factor that qualifies me to be your coach is my commitment to you! I never leave any student behind. I am always available to help and support my students. If anyone is getting behind, we'll have additional online catch up sessions to make sure everyone leaves the program with at least one winning trading strategy and a solid strategy development process. My personal commitment to my students is what sets me apart from other trading instructors and coaches. That's why I limit the size of my coaching groups. Because I care for your development! :-)

"I have found working with Rogerio to be a co-creative and rewarding experience. Armed with incisive questions and a talent for breaking down processes into measurable components, he offers insightful solutions. His sharp analytical mind, generous heart and respectful feedback combine to clarify the steps to the goal."


- M. W., Futures Trader, Texas, USA

INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE:

Master Trader Mindset (Compass 2.0)  $297

Mind Metrics 2.0  $253

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE


This is a small group workshop, so that you will have time to talk to me live every week, and improve the results of your trading strategy.


THE CURRENT WORKSHOP IS FULL


Get notified when registration opens for the next workshop:

Questions? Please email Rogerio at rogerio@mindmusclesacademy.com 

I am happy to answer your questions!



Required Disclaimer - Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Futures and Options trading has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures and options markets. Don't trade with money you can't afford to lose. This is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures or options. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this web site. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results


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