New Blueprint Method From DayTradeToWin

John Paul of DayTradeToWin has been fond of the 5-Minute and 1-Minute chart types for a number of years. When the 5-Minute chart is too volatile, he often recommends using a 1-Minute chart, as this causes the profit target and stop loss values to decrease, as they are based on the ATR (Average True Range) But what happens when even the 1-Minute chart is too volatile? The next logical step-down for a time-based chart is a 30-Second chart. And that’s exactly what he’s using here with the brand new price action Blueprint trading software

The Blueprint software draws shaded regions as well as short (sell) and long (buy) signals. The shaded regions represent areas where price has been range-bound. The underlying price action (behind the signals) correlates these areas with opportunities. When certain conditions are met, a signal appears. A red region does not always precede a short signal. Likewise a green region does not always precede a long signal. With the included training video and live training, you will learn how to maximize the potential of the method.

In this case, he is using only one contract. Remember, when trading the E-mini S&P 500, one point of profit equals $50 before any fees. Using a five-contract profit scenario, the $50 is multiplied by five and becomes $250 (again, before any fees). If you trade the Micro E-mini (MES), the values are 1/10th that of the regular E-mini. Thus, the Micro presents an opportunity to experience real-money trading with a lesser financial impact, positive or negative. This can be valuable for traders who need to overcome the pressures and other psychological aspects of having real money on the line.

When using a fast time frame such as 30 seconds, the trade can be done and over with rather quickly. Yes, you could consider this scalp trading. However, if you look at other Blueprint videos John Paul from DayTradeToWin has released, you will see the new Blueprint method is quite versatile; in fact, it can be used for swing trading via hourly or daily charts. In other words, you could hold a position for hours or days if your trading account supports such activity. You may also be impressed to find out the Blueprint works with volume, Renko, and range charts. Again, the included training describes when these other chart types may be preferable.

Profit Target & Stop Loss Rules: Managing Risk

So, like the thumbnail of the video says, how does one trade rule-based strategies? By following the rules. Are you going to be taught all the rules in this video for the trading system(s) shown? No, of course not. That’s because you have to purchase the trading system in order to learn the rules. This is merely a demonstration with emphasis that it’s important to follow rules rather than going off-course, using your imagination, guessing, or stretching recommendations.

There are so many ways begin day trading. Just looking at the video recommendations when writing this present soptions regarding the mental game of trading as a whole, how to research trading, how to use relative volume to predict home run trades, and various steps to perform a specific strategy. Are any of these methods going to be valuable? Possibly, in terms of some self-understanding. However, the nature of such things is that sometimes a paid method is a paid method for a reason – it’s exclusive because it’s worthwhile. If someone can make money selling it and trading at the same time, why not? However, a lot of paid courses are junk. Many in the industry say this – rather than teaching exact rules, the course will show you demonstration after demonstration, providing little in the way of rules.

Rest assured, DayTradeToWin has all of the rules clearly defined. If you’re not successful, it’s just because the market isn’t aligning itself with the rules. This can be a good thing, as there is no need to blame the self. That’s the great thing about objective trading – no need to have emotions take charge. If you did everything correctly and it works or it doesn’t, you did everything correctly in either case.

The main purpose of the video above is to go over multiple Atlas Line signals. If you see a number of winning signals, that may provide a positive impression the method works consistently. It will be up to you to apply the rules that you learn. There are no guarantees in trading, only probabilities, and estimating on those probabilities is a most curious and risky endeavor! We wish you well. However, trading using a specific stop loss and profit target ruleset is one way to control risk.

If you, ahead of time, configure many stop losses and profit targets within NinjaTrader’s ATM Strategy area, then you can select the most appropriate given current circumstances. These stop losses and profit targets are not set in stone – you can modify them on the fly once your initial order has been filled. The easiest way to do this is by enabling NinjaTrader’s chart trader feature then dragging and dropping the profit target and stop loss to their desired values. Are there any caveats? Yes, doing so places you in the “back of the line,” so to speak. Your profit target or stop loss may not get hit when expected, so be careful.

With the DayTradeToWin trading methods, the ATR (Average True Range) is always used to determine the profit target and stop with the exception of some chart types where their use doesn’t make sense (i.e. range charts). The ATR is configured with a period value of four. Why four? Because that means the last four bars are used to determine the value. If greater than four, the calculation is based on older data. If the value is less than four, less data is used that may only give a picture of recent activity, which may be really dramatic or slow (thus limiting potentials).

Live Scalping the E-mini Using Price Action

Would you bother with a trade worth +3 ticks? If you’re scalping multiple times a day and/or using multiple contracts, you might seek out these trade specifically! Here’s an example of how John Paul from DayTradeToWin.com scalps the E-mini S&P 500 using price action. Watch how fast this trade is over.

He’s using eight contracts. If you do the math, the trade is worth $300. The whole thing is done and over within a couple of minutes. Keeping in mind there can be no performance guarantee and trading is always subjecting the trader to potential significant loss, wouldn’t you like to have an extra $300 for just a couple minutes of “work”? For some people, that amount is considered a nice daily wage.

Trading for income is not something you can do after buying a course, reading it, and then starting the next day. It takes practice. You have to make sure you’re following the rules. When you got your first bike, did you use training wheels or did you slalom an interstate highway on a multi-geared, aerodynamic cycle? Probably the former. Take baby steps; practice in a real-time simulated account for some time. Then as time goes on, attempt to grow your account by first trading the MES (Micro E-mini) for a while followed by the regular ES.

With the Trade Scalper, you’ll want to enter the trade as soon as possible after the signal appears. Remember, the candle has to close for the signal to appear. Then it’s up to you to place the trade. Slippage will occur depending on the type of order used. When trading for a small number of ticks, slippage becomes more of a factor. Follow the instructions and use the correct order type. Avoid chasing the trade, as this can reduce the profit potential as well.

How to Trade Pre-market: E-mini Scalping Signals

Although you could use the Trade Scalper software to trade 24 hours a day, that doesn’t mean you should do it! There are a number of great trades that occur in the early or evening periods, beyond what is considered standard trading hours. The first portion of this video covers one such signal, a long. After the close of that candle where the long signal was generated, we see price rise for three candles. The indicates a winning move.

The next signal that appeared was a Double Wick Short. A Double Wick is another type of signal that is produced by the Trade Scalper software. Price moved against the signal and then dropped right down via three consecutive red candles. You’ll see this trade unfold in real-time.

John Paul used eight contracts. He has Chart Trader configured to show his current profit or loss as it fluctuates. This particular trade’s goal/profit target was worth $1,000 before any commissions or fees. Fantastic, right? Such a short period of time. That’s what scalping is all about. If you were trading just one contract, that would have been $125. Still, if you can find multiple trades like this daily, they add up. The idea is to grow your account over time.

If you have three or four winners in your pocket for the day, it’s time to call it quits. Yes, let’s keep that money in the pocket, and hopefully saved up long-term rather than take yet another chance. There will be other days to trade. Look at the bigger picture: the week, the month, 90 days, six months, then a year. How was your performance? Were you following the rules correctly?

There are people who sleep at the casino’s hotel so they can maximize their gambling. There are also those people who are hardly awake at their slot machines for sixteen hours, sitting in unhealthy positions for too long, not nourishing their minds or bodies. A few hours a day should be the goal. Life is about living; and most of us would probably define living as something different than what happened on a chart for a given period of time.

Big E-mini Winners This Historic Trading Day

The big S&P 500 reached new heights. As you might expect, that translated into big gains for the E-mini S&P 500. As such, we have a Long Atlas Line signal stating off the day. The steep angle means that we are in for a big ride up or possible one or more intersections. If there was an intersection followed by a signficant drop (did not happen), then we would have gone with short trades and seen any long trades were less likely due to the distance of price vs. the Atlas Line. Get it? That’s what makes the Atlas Line such a great predictive tool!

The big news of the day was that the S&P 500 surpassed the 4,000 level. This was a new record. There were plenty of Atlas Line Strength and Pullback signals on the way up. If that wasn’t enough, you could have applied the Trade Scalper. That’s what John Paul does at 3:50 in this video. Look at all those signals! Some traders were blind to the fact that the day was anticipated to be a up-trending day. Can you imagine trading in the dark, constantly second-guessing whether the market was to suddenly drop? That’s not a good way to trade. Rather, we want to be positive, optimistic, and have real expectations about anticipated moves.

It was not necessary to take every signal. In fact, trading too much or too often subjects you to unnecessary risk. John Paul often advises to go with the best signals. With purchase of his methods, he explains the exact rules for such conditions and how to filter. You can use multiple methods as well, as demonstrated here.

Will we be seeing more big bullish days ahead? This year and last have been two of the most interesting to trade. Many signs point to 2021 exceeding new highs on a regular basis. Are you ready to take advantage of these projected opportunities?

Are You Surprised By These Winning Trading Signals?

Want a review of the DayTradeToWin Trade Scalper, Atlas Line or other signals? Watch this video to see real-time conditions. This webinar was recorded live. There was no filtering of signals. The signals on John Paul’s charts are the same as you would see them if you used the same configuration. The main focus is the Trade Scalper and profit-taking goals.

First, John Paul goes over his approach to risk management. He finds using the ATR (Average True Range) with a period value of four to be an accurate indicator of what price may do next. If you’re using fixed values, forget it. You’re eventually going to risk too much or too little going for that potential winner. It’s better to be adaptable and reasonable.

If you fast-forward to about 23:30, you’ll see how the morning started with an excellent Long/buy followed by an another excellent Short/sell. It’s quite possible that some people from the live room took advantage of those live “giveaway” signals and walked away with a profit! You can have the Trade Scalper signals running on your charts every day.

Right after the 23:00 point, John Paul explains the ABC method and gives an example of how it plotted recently. The video concludes with some discussion of order types and a review of price drop that occurred after the short signal.

It Happened as Predicted: Big Sell-Off Jan. 4, 2021

Remember that recent post where John Paul from DayTradeToWin.com predicted a big sell-off would occur in early January, 2021? Well, it happened! As shown in this video, you will see how much price fell. One headline says the Dow dropped over 500 points. That is significant. How did John Paul know this? Years of analyzing and trading the markets. This is one of the reasons why he is sought as a pro trading coach via the 8-Week Mentorship Program.

This may not be the only big sell-off in January. We have vaccines rolling out, alleged shortages, possibly new and more communicable viral strains, a pending presidential power transfer, pardons, and all sorts of other dramas occurring. In prior times, some of today’s the daily headlines would have been cover stories for weeks. What times these are! And what markets these are! That it why it is so important you have a plan for day trading.

In the above video, John Paul shares his approach to trading the big sell-off. A sell-off can be a single or multi-day event. In either case, it is possible to use a day trading system such as the Trade Scalper to find potential winning moves. The Trade Scalper works best with a 1-Minute chart. Signals appear according to price action. If price movement, over a given period of time behaves in a certain pattern, then a signal will appear. That signal may be long (buy) or short (sell). It is then up to you to place the trade according to the rules that you are taught. The technique is fully explained in the materials provided after purchase.

DayTradeToWin.com teaches how to use the ATR (Average True Range) to gauge recent market conditions and adjust the profit target and stop loss (essentially, reward and risk factors) according to what is potentially possible for the given moment. John Paul believes this allows for more realistic, safer trading.

He’s been offering his price action methods and occasional public market analysis videos for over 10 years. Very few, if any trading business, has hundreds of videos showing their methods working over such a long period of time.

Pro Trader Predicts Big Sell-Off in January 2021

Within the last month, a couple of predictions have emerged regarding how they market will be in early 2021. John Paul, founder of DayTradeToWin.com has said that he expects a big sell-off to occur in early January 2021. Below, you will find two more videos mentioning this prediction.

What is a sell-off? It’s a sustained period of bearish activity. In other words, a “great fall” in the markets. It’s not exactly a crash. A crash implies less control (i.e. a disastrous free-fall), whereas a sell-off is more of a series of thoughtful actions or consequences via controlled market mechanisms, trading, or business strategy.

John Paul says it is possible for regular “intraday” traders to capitalize on the anticipated sell-off, providing they have the right signals and trading systems. He points to the DayTradeToWin Atlas Line and Trade Scalper software specifically for finding short (sell) trades during a sell-off. Recognizing a sell-off can add an additional level of confirmation. And as a trader, are you not always looking for an extra indicator of confidence?

In the December 31, 2020 trading video above, you can see how the Atlas Line helps confirm anticipated price direction and can lead to profitable trades. Though there is inherent risk in trading and hypothetical performance is not indicative of future results, you can get a sense of how the signals appear to inform traders of a potential favorable condition in the near future. For instance, in the thumbnail image, you can see how there is an Atlas Line Long (buy) signal. Price continue moving up afterward. This should have led to a reasonable profit target being hit, thus a profit.

Normally, trading New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve is best avoided. These are times to spend with family and friends. And if you must trade, because the big players tend to be away, there may be unusually slow periods. When these slow periods occur, the market can suddenly chop back and forth without any clear direction. This makes it extra difficult to trade. Fortunately, trading systems such as the Atlas Line and Trade Scalper can add “clarity.”

If we go further back in time, we see another video where John Paul predicts a January 2021 sell-off. What is your opinion? Do you think it will occur? There may be many headlines as we switch from one U.S. president who has been quite controversial to another, who also is involved in some controversy. We’re living at an unusual time where the world is trying to mitigate a contagion. This has set up a number of complexities at a time when the greatest number of people on earth exist, where all sorts of organizations, companies, and governments want to prosper, which can be disadvantageous to various populations, some of which do not have the means to grasp any portion of the picture. Also, there is the mindset of going into a new year and expecting change. Maybe that will happen. So when it comes to the markets, we have so much reason to expect some turbulence.

What Successful Day Traders Do to Prevent Risks

Has the following ever happened to you? You get a signal from your trading system – it’s go to long/buy. Now, you quickly have to place a trade. Fumbling, you click the wrong order type or put too much risk on the trade. If you cancel your orders and resumbit them, that means “back of the line” and you may not get filled. If only there was a way to reduce the headache and streamline the placement of orders!

…Well, in NinjaTrader 8, this is possible. We are big fans of the ATM Strategy feature in Ninja’s trading platform. The above video covers just about everything you’d want to know about how to configure an ATM Strategy. Of course, the video does not go into detail about what profit target and stop loss values you should use. That’s going to be up to you because you may be using a different method than the next person and so on. Therefore, it may behoove you to set up ATM Strategies pertinent to common scenarios you find yourself in.

With day trading systems, it is common to go for a certain amount of ticks or points. If your trading system is based on price action, you may use a dynamic (changing) value for the profit target and stop loss. That’s what they teach over at DayTradeToWin.com. As such, consider what your trading coach or course says. Configure the most common profit targets and stop losses according to the instructions.

If you prefer NinjaTrader 8’s Chart Trader rather than a SuperDOM, you can select preconfigured ATM Strategies from the same style of drop-down. Remember, to configure them, select Custom, which will bring up the configuration area. It’s also important to using a naming scheme that alphabetizes the various ATM Strategies. For example, “P4S8” describes to your mind a profit target of four ticks and a stop loss of eight ticks. A variation could be “P6S10” and son on. Get it?

So, hopefully we resolved some of your nervousness when placing trades. How does Benjamin Franklin’s expression go? ““An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Successful trading is as much about risk management as it is finding winners – and sometimes, even more!

Is It Possible to Have a Career as a Day Trader?

There are so many day trading systems out there claiming to be the best. If you do a bit of research, you may see some of these organizations making big claims or promises have only been around for a short period of time – nowhere near the 10+ years DayTradeToWin.com has. If you take a look at all the new trading videos on YouTube, you’ve probably seen many rags to riches stories. Is it really that simple? Be careful to not subscribe to a personality; the methods have to work. Period. Do these other people have videos going back 10 years demonstrating consistency? Very few, if any do, with the exception of DaytradeToWin.

…Here’s yet another demonstration of success. Keep in mind, trading should only be done with designated risk capital; not one’s rent money, grocery money, child support money, etc. If you’re in that desperate of a situation, we sincerely wish you the best with a more conventional form of employment or other means of fortune/sustenance.

Even if you have stacks of cash serving as improvised furniture because you don’t trust the banks and physically want to see your money every day (a ridiculous and hopefully humorous picture that hopefully drives home the point), you should still practice first. NinjaTrader and other platforms have really honed in on creating a practice environment that replicates the trading experience closely. In fact, simulated trades in Ninja sometimes aren’t filled – just like the real thing!

If you were to purchase the Trade Scalper and Atlas Line, the configuration of each is relatively straightforward. You’ll have signals just like those in the video above: short, long, etc. It’s up to you to place the trade. The systems don’t go as far as trading for you. Why’s that? Because it’s better if you’re in charge rather then entrusting some code to not sabotage your trading account. If you look hard enough, you can probably find some horror stories of traders who had too many orders placed otherwise subjected themselves to too much risk because of a robot’s algorithm. DayTradeToWin.com has always preferred to put that power in your hands, the human trader, who may have some discretion though the methods/rules are objective.