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Trend Trading is Like Chasing Ghosts — April 30, 2015

Trend Trading is Like Chasing Ghosts

Trend Trading Using Catalyst Signals Within Smart Volume Spread AnalysisSmart Volume Analysis Software – Catalyst Signals For Quick EOM Trades

If you’ve read any of the articles about Smart Volume Analysis you know I normally suggest taking quick Catalyst trades to our one bar EOM Targets as shown in the screenshot to the right however, the aim of this article is to show just how easily you can consistently trade larger moves with just a few simple steps. This article was inspired by a recurring conversation I have with many traders on trend trading. Enjoy.

Why is Trend Trading Like Chasing Ghosts?

I hear a lot of people say I trade trends. Trend trading is one of the most damaging myths in the trading world. I liken it to "Chasing Ghosts" The trend is your friend? Yeah… Sure it is. That quote gets bandied about a bit but the problem is most people don’t usually hear the full quote. The complete quote is ‘The trend is your friend… until it ends.’ It paints a different picture when you hear the end of the quote included doesn’t it?

It’s not that trend trading is a bad thing or that you will always fail but rather that trends are very difficult to trade correctly and consistently and stay profitable over the long haul. Unfortunately many traders lose a lot of their capital trying to catch these waves and eventually give up in disgust.

Trying to catch a trend? You are chasing ghosts and you will likely lose a lot of money while you hunt.

How could you possibly know when a trend is ending? Many times traders enter long on a nice up move and get creamed in short order. They scream "but the trend was up!" Don’t get me wrong, trends (large moves up or down on longer time frames) do exist and are great trades when you get in them however they are notoriously hard to identify and trade correctly. Even with so-called trend trading software and tools you will likely fail more than you should.

The trend may be your friend but Smart will always invite you to the best parties.

So what is the secret to successful trend trading? How can you know when the trend is going to end? If you could figure that out you’d be very wealthy and probably wouldn’t need this article…

It is not only possible, it’s very easy to get in early on a large move in price and ride it all the way to the next major reversal and take it back the other way. We prove it again and again in our articles and it’s actually very easy to do. When you trade using Smart Volume Analysis, you can clearly see where these large moves start and turn around. They are often preceded by what I call Catalyst Signals. All signals are clearly marked on the chart and when a catalyst signal appears, we know that the start of a large price move is about to begin. We can enter the trade with confidence and ride the complete move, then exit safely on the next catalyst signal and if conditions are right, take the trade in the opposite direction for another large move the other way. You can do this day in and day out. Take a look at the following screenshot. I marked the longer moves and noted the signals that preceded them. Do you see the repeating patterns? Each of the colored bars on the chart is a Smart Volume Spread Analysis signal but a few are a very special brand of signal that we call catalyst signals. These are the signals you want to trade… When you see them set up in real-time, you are always in a prime position to consistently get in, and stay in these larger price moves.

Easy and Profitable Trend Trading Prowess Using Smart Volume Spread Analysis Catalyst SignalsEasy and Profitable Trend Trading Prowess Using Smart Volume Spread Analysis Catalyst Signals


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This is how simple Volume Based Trend Trading can be: Long Term Catalyst Trades (Signal To Signal Validated by Trade Advisor)
Occasionally you get a great exit and reversal signal at the same time but usually you get out shortly before the reversal. I noted the exit signals if exited before the next entry signal. To be clear… We are only taking Catalyst Signals with Trade Advisor Validation. This should be clear to anyone that uses Smart and Trades the Catalyst Signals but for those that don’t I have marked whether the trade is taken to the next signal or if exited at a Reverse Catalyst Signal.

  • 1 to 2. 546 Pips
  • 2 to 3. 879 Pips
  • 3 (Exit at RUT). 1012 Pips
  • 4 to 5. 1071 Pips
  • 5 (Exit at SS). 694 Pips
  • 6 (Exit at SB Warning). 149 Pips (Only trade with DD for more than one bar)
  • 7 to 8. 317 Pips
  • 8 (Exit at RSO). 155 Pips
  • 9 (Exit at RUT). 916 Pips
  • 10 to 11. 1536 Pips
  • 11 to ?. 406 Pips (? Trade is still open)

Total pips from all trades is an astounding 7,681 Pips From Only One Chart

It should be noted… Trade Catalyst Signals work on any time frame and any market. I used this chart specifically to illustrate how safely trades can be taken for longer term moves providing you enter on a Catalyst with the Smart Trade Advisor validation. It couldn’t be easier because everything you need appears on your chart in real time.

More articles and information on our software is available at our website. SmartVSA.com

Stop chasing ghosts and start trading Smart.

Everything You Need To Know To Trade Smart Successfully in 4 Steps… — July 14, 2012

Everything You Need To Know To Trade Smart Successfully in 4 Steps…

As many of you know from the live trading and chat rooms I can be a bit of a goofball but the post title of this article above is no joke…  
Unlike our competition (if you can even call them that) we do not need to charge you for mentoring, seminars, boot camps, books, useless add on's, or any other nonsense.  We sell a full suite of Proprietary Volume Analysis Modules in one simple package and you'll never have to pay for upgrades, lease for multiple payments, or pay for new signal modules, concept modules, or updates.  Our goal is to help you make money not for you to help us make money.  We will not scam or spam you into buying software that does not work only to charge you more money to "learn" it.  As complex as our software behind the scenes we can show you how to trade it in 3 steps using very simple rules. Our EOM concept profit targets using our proprietary Signals and Smart Background Modules (VBS) are hit 90%+ across the board.  Some are even higher.  For those looking for more robust information this is but one way to use our software, there are more and we detail them for free in our live video room daily.

While our software and the concepts that make it work so well are extremely complex and complicated,  the rules for trading the software are not.  Look at the screenshot below to see one very easy (and profitable) method to trade Smart.

Don't just take our word for it.  Come into any of our FREE resource sites and see what real users are saying.  Now onto the examples and screenshot.

These examples are not cherry picked, the screenshots included in this article are real World examples selected from all of the charts I watch where the signal(s) and or concepts being discussed appeared at the time this article was written.

If you have any questions please refer to the links at the bottom of this article.

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Everything You Need To Know To Trade Smart Successfully in 4 Steps…

1. Check if last bar was a signal

2. If it was a signal, look to the right of your chart to see it's name and meaning.

3. Look at the top right VBS GUI (Smart Background) if current time frame (and H4 if on H1) match direction of the last signal (last bar only) (Strength is Blue and Weakness is Red) If it does match, open a trade in that direction. 

4.Target the safe EOM. If it hits the safe EOM take it out. If candle closes and it didn't hit, take it out.  On longer timeframes and stronger signals you can set a trail at the safe EOM and try for the max

5. This is the daily chart so only the D1 VBS is needed (You can also use the Smart Background (3.) Below which is the same as VBS just represented differently)

Addendum to 4. EOM's are very powerful target levels based on a proprietary concept of ours.  Even signals that appear to have failed hit the safe EOM nearly every time (90%+ for most charts) (even on the weaker standard vsa signals)

It really is this simple.  For those looking for more robust information this is but one way to use our software, there are more and we detail them all for free in our live video room daily.

Each VSA signal and indication within our software has it's own color.  SMART Trader itself is painting these colors which makes these patterns and setups much easier to see and act on.  Using Smart VSA you can profit from these examples day in, and day out.  There is no guesswork.  If a signal is shown, it is valid.  It really is that simple. 

Trade setups are verified using our Proprietary Smart Visual Background Modules and Proprietary Smart EOM Concept Module which are included with the system.

For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) and our Software please visit the following link 
Smart Trader VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Software you can also visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat, Trading Rooms, and our other free volume spread analysis resource sites (linked below) to learn more.

For information on our real time, volume based trading alerts, Click here.

Good luck trading and see you in the chat (Links below).

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

Smart Volume Analysis 2.0 Officially Released! — June 14, 2012

Smart Volume Analysis 2.0 Officially Released!

As many of you know we have released Smart Volume Analysis 2.0 Unofficially Last Night (Message on your chart) – You may have noticed one major change… We changed the name of our product.  We did this because we wanted to distance ourselves somewhat from standard VSA.  It doesn't really work without massive tweaks and our proprietary concepts and many clients think the association is hurting us and we agree.  Smart Volume Analysis is way beyond the scope of the standard and less reliable Volume Spread Analysis so a name change was warranted.

The version number was also a big jump.  We changed to 2.0 (rather than 1.0.6) This is a huge update and reflects better where we are now in the development cycle.

SMART Volume Analysis v2.0 Release Notes:

Noteworthy Changes Since Last Update:
  • Changed Product Name From SMART Trader to SMART Volume Analysis
  • Optimized Upthrust and Reverse Upthrust Modules (Pseudo Versions As Well)
  • Optimized Absorption Volume Module
  • Optimized Range Background Scanner
  • Fixed Bug Within The SOW Module (Obsoleted As Well By The New Pattern Validation Module (Smart Visual Background Scanner)
  • Added Proprietary No Buying Interest Module And Custom Alert
  • Changed all indicators to default sounds off within the included templates
  • Optimized Global Settings
  • Fixed Issue With Gaps And Some Modules
  • Optimized And Added Additional Signal Condition To Banger Module
  • Added VBS to MTF Background GUI/MTF BG Scanner Modules.
  • Optimized Climactic Bar Conditions For EOM and Pattern Validation Module
  • Fixed Background Scanners Issue Related To Climactic Weak/Strong Bars.
  • Added Our Proprietary EOM (Expectation Of Movement) Concept Module
  • Optimized Conditional Settings For Smart Buying and Smart Selling Modules.

New Modules:
  • Unconfirmed No buying Interest Module
  • No Buying Interest Module (Confirming Signal)
  • Proprietary Smart Visual Background Scanner/Visual Background (VBS/VB)
  • Two Finger Salute (Advanced Module)
  • Fosters Flop (Advanced Module)
  • Proprietary Smart Zones Module
  • Proprietary EOM Concept Module

New files:
  • SMART Framework Module EOM
  • SMART Advanced Signal Module Fosters Flop
  • SMART Advanced Signal Module Two Finger Salute
  • SMART Signal Module Climactic Bar Strong
  • SMART Signal Module Climactic Bar Weak
  • SMART Signal Module No Buying Interest
  • SMART Signal Module UC No Buying Interest
  • SMART Visual Background
  • SMART Visual Background MTF
  • SMART VBS – iCustom
  • SMART VBS
  • SMART Zones – Debug (admin only)
  • SMART Zones – iCustom
  • SMART Zones MTF
  • SMART Zones
  • SMART Debug Range (admin only)
  • SMART Debug Volume (admin only)

We will be running the live room over the next few days (linked below) to help with any issues or questions you may have.  The lead developer will also be available to answer any technical questions.

For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) and our Software please visit the following link 
Smart Trader VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Software you can also visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat, Trading Rooms, and our other free volume spread analysis resource sites (linked below) to learn more.

For information on our real time, volume based trading alerts, Click here.

Good luck trading and see you in the chat (Links below).

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

Too Funny Not To Share… ((Trading News, Trading Smart)) — June 6, 2012

Too Funny Not To Share… ((Trading News, Trading Smart))

Learn how to avoid this nonsense…

June 1st (Breaking News Alert): Wall Street suffered its bloodiest day of the year as U.S. stocks sank more than 2% following an ugly jobs report. The Dow erased all its gains for the year, dropping more than 270 points for the day.

Today (Breaking News Alert): The Dow and S&P posted their best day of 2012 as investors grew hopeful that more stimulus for the global economy is around the corner. The Dow gained 284 points.

Trade Smart.

For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) and our Software please visit the following link 
Smart Trader VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Software you can also visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat, Trading Rooms, and our other free volume spread analysis resource sites (linked below) to learn more.

For information on our real time, volume based trading alerts, Click here.

Good luck trading and see you in the chat (Links below).

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

Live Room Is Open — June 3, 2012

Live Room Is Open

We are live again at Join Me. http://live.smartvsa.com/

We are demonstrating new signal and framework modules for the next update including some of our proprietary concept modules (EOM, SZ, and Visual Background etc.)

No installation or registration is required to join. We will discuss Volume Spread Analysis on Live charts using Smart VSA (for more information on Smart Volume Spread Analysis and how effective it is visit: http://goo.gl/DnBlL)

The code for today's room (for those using a mobile app) is: 353-212-064

If you get an error saying the meeting is closed or the code is invalid, it simply means the meeting is done for the day.

Here are some links to our our free resources.  As always if you have any questions please contact us via our support link on our website.

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

Smart Volume Analysis Trade Update (Combined 890 Pips): Trade Using Our Proprietary Visual Background Scanner and Smart Zone Levels For Signal Validation — May 30, 2012

Smart Volume Analysis Trade Update (Combined 890 Pips): Trade Using Our Proprietary Visual Background Scanner and Smart Zone Levels For Signal Validation

Smart Volume Analysis Trade Update (Combined 890 Pips): Trade Using Our Proprietary Visual Background Scanner and Smart Zone Levels For Signal Validation

We have a flurry of new updates for the next release (Smart Volume Analysis Version 2.0).  I am going to be talking about two new framework modules in this article.  As many of you know from the live demos these new updates are very accurate and make Smart Volume Analysis Software even easier to use.  Two new modules for the next release we will be discussing here are our Proprietary Visual Background Scanner, and our new Proprietary Smart Zones Concept based in part on Supply Demand Zones.

Many of you know my thoughts on standard VSA (many of you came to the same conclusions before finding Smart) and these new updates to our software bring our own Smart Volume Analysis to a whole new level and give our clients a renewed perspective on how to properly analyze volume.  We are now free of the contradictory nature of the "old way" and as a benefit, our volume analysis is far more accurate than any other volume analysis software.  

When using these new tools in conjunction with Smart Volume Analysis Signals you can see from the following chart you were on the right side of each trade for the entire move down in EURUSD (890 Pips)

These examples are not cherry picked, the screenshots included in this article are real World examples selected from all of the charts I watch where the signal(s) and or concepts being discussed appeared at the time this article was written.

If you have any questions please refer to the links at the bottom of this article.

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Smart Volume Analysis Trade Update (Combined 890 Pips on EUR USD): Trade Using Our Proprietary Visual Background Scanner and Smart Zone Levels For Signal Validation

1. Proprietary Visual Background Scanner Weakness Indication (Hollow Red Circle)
2. First Weakness Signal – Smart Upthrust (Red) After VBS Change (Entry #1)
3. Reverse Upthrust (Blue) Strength and No Selling Pressure (Pale Yellow) Strength but Counter to VBS (No Trade)
4. Same as #3
5. Unconfirmed No Demand (Pink) Weakness and No Demand (Confirmed) (Entry #2 or simply hold initial)
6. Price Breaks Back Into Smart Zone (Red Line Upper Level) and falls straight through.
7. Exit when price hits the bottom of the Smart Zone (Blue Line Lower Level) (550+ Pips)
8. Proprietary Visual Background Scanner Weakness (Hollow Red Circle) Combined with Reverse Shakeout (Lite Gray) Entry #1
(We do have a Visual Background Scanner Strength Indication (Hollow Blue Circle) but no strength signal – no trade)
9. Close at Lower High Volume Zone (Green Areas) and Strength Indication (Proprietary Smart Buying)
10. New Proprietary Visual Background Scanner Weakness Indication (Hollow Red Circle) NO Weakness Signal No New Trade

Each VSA signal and indication within our software has it's own color.  SMART Trader itself is painting these colors which makes these patterns and setups much easier to see and act on.  Using Smart VSA you can profit from these examples day in, and day out.  There is no guesswork.  If a signal is shown, it is valid.  It really is that simple. 

Trade setups are verified using our proprietary visual background scanners and EOM concept module which are included with the system.

For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) and our Software please visit the following link 
Smart Trader VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Software you can also visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat, Trading Rooms, and our other free volume spread analysis resource sites (linked below) to learn more.

For information on our real time, volume based trading alerts, Click here.

Good luck trading and see you in the chat (Links below).

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

Smart Volume Analysis Release Details For Next Update — May 23, 2012

Smart Volume Analysis Release Details For Next Update

Confirmed for the next update/release

Name change: Smart Volume Analysis – We changed the name because we want to distance ourselves somewhat from standard VSA as it doesn't really work (without massive tweaks and our proprietary concepts) and many clients think the association is hurting us.

Version change to 2.0 (rather than 1.0.6) as this will be a huge update and reflects better where we are now in the development cycle.

New signal Modules: Two Fingered Salute, Foster's Flop, and No Buying Interest. Details and chart examples forthcoming.

New Framework Modules will include: EOM, PV (Pattern Validation: Possibly Held For A Later Release), Smart Volume (Sessions), Revamped Comment Module/Trainer Module, and few more surprises.

A huge amount of optimization's for the entire system and the new modules and of course all custom sounds where needed.

The Smart Zone concept Module is going in as well. Here is a direct quote from the main programmer regarding the last test of Smart Zones: "2 losing signals in the past month or so out of 22 that were in zones. There was a total of 66 signals in that time before the zone filter was applied"

As always the upgrade is free to those that own Smart already.

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For more information or if you have any questions about SMART Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) and our Software please visit the following link 
Smart Trader VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Software you can also visit our Live and Free VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) Chat, Trading Rooms, and our other free volume spread analysis resource sites (linked below) to learn more.

For information on our real time, volume based trading alerts, Click here.

Live Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Trading Rooms, Chat, and Seminars:

Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) Social Networking Sites:
If you have any questions regarding Smart VSA or our software please visit our website (http://www.smartvsa.com) and submit a ticket using the support or contact link.

Thanks and see you in the chat.

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