Reminder once there are more than three bars of correction


Although not shown, the exact same concept applies to Ross Hooks formed at the end of a down move.

Risk management is based upon the expectation that prices will go up to at least test the point of the Hook. At that time, we will take, or already have taken some profit and have covered costs.

We are now prepared to exit at breakeven, at the very worst, on the remaining contracts. Barring any horrible slippage, the worst we can do is having to exit the trade with some sort of profit for our efforts.

We usually limit the Trader's Trick to no more than three bars of correction following the high of the bar that is the point of the Hook. However, there is an important exception to this rule. The next chart shows the use of double or triple support and resistance areas for implementing the Trader's Trick.

Please realize that "support" and "resistance" on an intraday chart does not have the usual meaning of those terms when applied to the overall supply and demand in the market place. What is referred to here is given in the following four examples:

Double resistance Triple resistance

Double support Triple support

Any time a business can consistently make profits, that business is going to prosper. Add to that profit the huge amount of money made on the trades that take off and never look back, and it's readily apparent that enormous profits are available from trading.

The management method we use shows why it is so important to be properly capitalized. Size in trading helps enormously.

The method also shows why, if we are undercapitalized (most traders are), we must be patient and gradually build our account by taking profits quickly when they are there.

If you are not able to tend to your own orders intraday electronically or on the Internet, it may be well worth your while to negotiate with a broker who will execute your trading plan for you. There are brokers who will do this, and you may be surprised to find that there are some who will perform such service at reasonable prices if you trade regularly.

When we are trading using the Trader's Trick, we don't want to be filled on a gap opening beyond our desired entry price unless there is sufficient room for us to still cover costs and take a profit. Can you grasp the logic of that? The reason is that we have no way of knowing whether a move toward a breakout is real or not. If it is engineered, the market will move forward to the point of taking out the order accumulations and perhaps a few ticks more. Then the market will reverse with no follow through in the direction of the breakout. As long as we have left enough room between our entry point and the point where orders are accumulated to take care of costs and a profit, we will do no worse than breakeven. Usually, we will also have a profit to show for any remaining contracts, however small.

If the move proves to be real (not engineered), then the market will give us a huge reward relative to our risk and costs. Remember, commission and time are our only real investment in the trade if it goes our way.

The important understanding that we need to have about the Trader's Trick is that by taking entry into a market at the correct point, we can neutralize the action by the insiders. We can be right and earn something for our efforts should the breakout prove to be false.

Some breakouts will be real. The fundamentals of the market ensure that. When those breakouts happen, we will be happy, richer traders.

With proper money management, we can earn something for our efforts even if the breakout proves to be false.

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