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Achilles Heel of HFT, Algo, and Institutional Traders
If you take the time to look then you can usually find a weakness.
If you take the time to examine and think - and think some more then you begin to understand.
Once you begin to understand curiosity takes over and opportunities you never could have imagined begin to present themselves.
High Frequency, Algo, and Institutional traders are not invincible market wizards. They have created a niche advantage; wait for the market to align with it, and exploit the heck out of it. Retail technical traders who do not have the benefit of multimillion dollar execution engines and networks can do the same thing for a fraction of the cost.
Achilles Heel details this opportunity, lays out a strategy for how to exploit it, and leads us to the tools to make it happen.
How HFT, Algo, and Institutional Traders participate in the market.
High Frequency Traders (HFT) are likely to be most active within a tight trading range using their proprietary algorithms and technologies to take a tick or two out of the market at a time. Generally they are most active on the open, at the cash close, when the market is trading between either simple or exponential moving averages, or when economic data is released. They import digitized news feeds directly into their algorithms. This empowers them to trade the news instantaneously while the rest of us are reading it. This is why it is always advisable to be on the sidelines ahead of scheduled economic releases.
Algo traders are highly effective at trading fair value strategies. Fair value represents a price believed to represent balance between buyers and sellers. Therefore there is no benefit/advantage to trade when the market is at fair value. Algo traders have their own proprietary definition for fair value and beliefs about optimal deviations from fair value where they either want to buy or sell. Algo traders often benefit from the same execution technologies used by HFT empowering them to consistently trade in the sweet spot of fair value opportunities.
Institutional traders own the trend by participating in the market over the longer term. Their objective is generally to hedge portfolio (contractual) risk by holding futures positions. Holding futures positions to maintain portfolio value is the key point to understand - in other words they are not likely to be jumping in and out of the market to take advantage of short term price imbalances. Because their positions are hedges (offset against stocks, bonds, options, or other financial instruments owned) they can stay the course through market swings that the retail trader would unlikely be able to afford.
Short-term price imbalances are defined as opportunities when the market is likely to take on an accelerated directional trade. For example a directional trade in the ES would be expected to move the market 15 points or more. These directional opportunities do not present themselves every day. However they are likely to present themselves enough over the course of a week or month to provide significant earnings potential. They consistently provide the retail technical trader with opportunity when the probability for HFT, Algo, and Institutional Trader participation is likely to be significantly reduced.
Contrasting the expected behavior of HFT, Algo, and Institutional traders against these accelerated directional opportunities should make the advantages they provide to the retail technical trader obvious. To be clear HFT would not want to take on the risk of trading against the momentum generated by the directional trade. When the market is moving directionally fair value becomes very difficult to identify causing Algo traders to step back or take a much longer view of price balance. Institutional traders are likely to already have their hedge in place so there is little incentive for them to participate unless the market starts to make a major shift in state.
The Circus teaches retail technical traders how to identify and exploit the Achilles Heel
The Circus is a 5 (five) day immersion integrating technical analysis and trade execution with the Intuitive Development Process (IDT). The ES is used as the teaching example however the tools developed and their application can be applied in a similar way to any other futures contract.
The Circus introduces a Tool Box comprised of four unique components; proprietary value level calculations; highly correlated momentum tools; volume information presented in the trading dome that is not readily discernible; and a manual process for tracking/identifying strengthening or weakening momentum that is likely to develop a much stronger connection to price movement then can be achieved by any charting platform.
The highly correlated momentum tools are included in Infinity’s AT Platform and likely to be found in the studies library of most charting platforms. The proprietary methodology for calculating value levels is taught in the Circus and does not require special math skills or software. The same is true for accessing volume information in the trading dome that is not readily discernible, and the process for tracking/identifying strengthening or weakening momentum.
If your expectation is that these tools will be integrated into a 'super algorithm' telling us definitively when to buy or sell then you will be disappointed. Collectively they present the trader with pieces of information they need to weight - through their own decision making process to ultimately decide when to enter and exit the market.
Trading is and always will be an art form expressed by how effectively we interact with market dynamics. The objective of the Circus and tools developed is to empower traders to consistently achieve the high level of awareness necessary to best anticipate and take advantage of price movement. This level of knowledge and competency secures the independence necessary to achieve long-term trading success.
The Market follows patterns - successful traders tune into how the market is most likely to follow the pattern
The market frequently follows patterns - however it never follows a pattern in the same way. My Tool Box not only shows us the pattern it allows us to develop exceptional awareness for how the market is following the pattern. When My Tool Box is supported by the Intuitive Development Process we are likely to achieve the awareness and ability necessary to keep ourselves best positioned to anticipate and take advantage of price movement.
Proprietary value level calculations provide a long-term view of resistance and support that can be adjusted down in ratio to provide valuable guidance for entering and exiting the market on a day-trading basis. The value levels provide important context framing the trading opportunities forecast by the highly correlated momentum tools.
Highly Correlated Momentum Tools work together to interpret the story the market wants to tell. These tools provide clear indication of market bias, when acceleration (directional trade) is likely, identify a secondary acceleration point increasing profit potential by at least another 10 points and reveal the initial profit target area. The profit target area and proprietary value levels give us a pretty good idea for when a directional trade (acceleration) has completed. A more advanced application of these highly correlated momentum tools and the proprietary value level calculations identify fair value trading opportunities that are created between directional (accelerated) moves.
Manual Tracking of volume keeps us connected to the underlying flow of energy coming into and out of the market. This level of sensitivity empowers us to become significantly more patient in waiting for opportunity to present itself and much more aggressive in taking advantage of directional trading opportunities when they are triggered. Manual Tracking of volume is essential for developing awareness to recognize how the market will follow a pattern at any point in time. This kinetic experience plays a key role in building the strong conviction necessary to create a future vision of price movement.
Interpreting volume information presented in Trading Dome is an acquired skill - the development of which can be accelerated by gaining deeper understanding for the behavior of buyers and sellers. Interpretation is also greatly enhanced when taken into context with the proprietary value levels, target areas, and story the market is telling as defined by the highly correlated momentum tools.
Trading appears to be a simple proposition. We can either buy low and sell high or sell high and buy low. Plus there is all this great technology to help us decide when to enter and exit the market. In reality trading is much more complex due to the emotional overhead created by capital risk and market volatility. Emotional overhead keeps us from developing the conviction we need to patiently wait for and consistently execute when the market aligns with our strategies.
Conviction - the genuine knowing that comes from doing the work necessary to best support decision making suppresses anxiety and empowers us to spend our energy on developing greater awareness for price movement. The stronger our conviction the more patient we are in waiting for market alignment and consistent in execution. Intuitive Development Training (IDT) leads us down the path to long-term trading success by developing strong conviction. Participants take away the understanding, knowledge, and tools needed to replace anxiety and frustration with certainty, confidence, and commitment.
My Tool Box supports functional decisions (making the right decisions about price movement). Intuitive Development Training (IDT) develops essential foundational decision making components. Foundational decisions develop the awareness needed to make the right functional decisions about price movement. My Tool Box provides superior functional value. Intuitive Development Training (IDT) empowers us to make the most out of the tools My Tool Box develops.
The Circus reveals the Achilles Heel of HFT, Algo, and Institutional Traders by walking us through practical application of resources developed and integrated in My Tool Box.
The Circus demonstrates how all the pieces (proprietary value level calculations; highly correlated momentum tools; manual tracking of volume; and interpretation of volume information presented in the trading dome) integral to the decision making process come together to reveal how the market is most likely to complete the story (pattern).
Practical application is reinforced by the Chartbook and Market Recap sent out via email on the eve of each trading day. The Chartbook reviews how anticipated trading opportunities played out within the context of the proprietary value levels and tools to reinforce their application. LIVE on-line Sunday Evening Chartbook Review Sessions (7-8PM CT) provide the opportunity to get your questions answered and drill down from Big Picture to likely opportunities for the trading week ahead. Purchase of the Circus includes the Chartbook and access to the Sunday Evening Review Sessions for 3 months. Purchase of the Circus also includes the right to retake the Circus for $197. Note retakes do not include extension of the Chartbook or access to the Sunday Evening Review Sessions.
To purchase the Circus ($597), Intuitive Development Training (IDT) ($697), or the IDT & Circus Bundle ($897) click here. The next Circus begins Monday at 8AM CT. Intuitive Development Training (IDT) is available on-demand and through LIVE on-line training sequences. The next LIVE on-line sequence begins Monday, May 19th at 7PM CT.
The Circus is presented by Ray Burchett, creator of Intuitive Development Training.
Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results.