Keep in mind everyone – this is a blog that requires “eyeballs” in order to be of any use to anyone so…..please forgive the occasional shameless plug. It’s a dog eat dog world out here in the “financial blogosphere” where “catchy headlines and the promise of riches” go head to head with good ol straight up “honest advice” on a daily basis.
Snake oil salesmen run rampid through these jungles, though few of them wearing the proper footwear.
So…..what are you looking at Kong? What makes the difference from one day to the next, that has you enter a trade or not? How do you know “when” to push the button? And how is it that ( more often than not ) you appear to enter markets at almost the “exact” right time?
Truth is……aside from my custom technology “The Kongdicator” which essentially tracks pure price action ( providing signals when a very specific set of criteria has been met ) the largest contributing factor is really just straight up old fashion patience, coupled with a solid grasp on “each currencies role” in the grand scheme of things.
The one thing the Kongdicator “can’t do” is rule out the amount of time that a particular asset will trade sideways / flat. This is where conviction and knowledge come into play as….you’ve got the level ( or around about the right level/price ) but can’t really know “how long” price may remain there.
Take this week for example where many forex pairs have literally – “barely budged”. Does this mean your trade entry was wrong? Not at all! Only that the amount of “sideways / churn” was near impossible to account for.
This also lends credence to the idea of ” trading in smaller orders around the horn” as…..you tie up less capital on your initial entry, you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that it “may not be perfect”, you’ve kept plenty of gasoline in the tank and you’re able to sleep through days and days of the dreaded “sideways” – without really getting to worked up about it.
You then plan to “add” to your position as things move in your favor, and have far less concern if things “don’t” – as your original position is relatively small.
Fine tuned entries as best you can – sure…….but “small entries over time” is equally a fantastic addition to your trade arsenal, keeping you in the game longer, allowing the market to “do its thing” and hopefully allowing you to sleep at night.
Hope it helps.
All entires looking good here as of this early morning so…unless something “incredible” changes here this afternoon – these trades will again be “added to” as they move further into my favor.