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100M 100 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
100MA 100 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
100MD 100 day simple moving average
10M Middle third of the day from 9:30 or 10 am PST to 11:30 often enters tight trading range
13T 13 Tick Trap. Trader entering with stop order usually needs 14 ticks to make 3 points. Stopping at 13 ticks traps traders just shy of goal. Many will exit, sometimes creating reversal.
150M 150 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
150MA 150 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
150MD 150 day simple moving average
15MA 15 minute 20 bar moving average plotted on 5 minute chart
16T 16 Ticks, which can be a trap for limit order entries
17T 17 Tick Trap. Trader entering with stop order usually needs 18 ticks to make 4 points. Stopping at 17 ticks traps traders just shy of goal. Many will exit, sometimes creating reversal.
18B 18 Bar range
18BD Breakout Below 18 bar range so 80% chance will not rally to new high of day, and 90% chance of range is big
18BO Breakout of range of 1st 18 bars
18BOD Breakout Below 18 bar range so 80% chance will not rally to new high of day, and 90% chance of range is big
18BODF Failed breakout below the low of the 1st 18 bars, Always In bears should exit, but probably only minor reversal up, only 20% chance of new high of day
18BOU BreakOut Above 18 bar range so 80% chance will not fall to new low of day, and 90% chance of range is big
18BOUF Failed breakout above the high of the 1st 18 bars, Always In Bulls should exit, but probably only minor reversal down, only 20% chance of new low of day
18BU Breakout Above 18 bar range so 80% chance will not fall to new low of day, and 90% chance of range is big
18T 18 Ticks
1BFF One Bar Final Flag
1H 1 Hour
1LD First Leg Down
1LU First Leg Up
1MLD strong enough bear breakout for at least One More small Leg Down
1MLU strong enough bull breakout for at least One More small Leg Up
1P First Pause or Pullback in a strong trend
1T 1 Tick
200M 200 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
200MA 200 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
200MD 200 day simple moving average
20GB Twenty Gap Bars, about 20 consecutive bars that have not touched the moving average
20GB50BL No pullback to EMA in 1st 50 bars so expect at least 3 bars will low below EMA by around 11 am PST and then test of high of day
20GB50BR No pullback to EMA in 1st 50 bars so expect at least 3 bars will high above EMA by around 11 am PST and then test of low of day
20GBB 20 Gap Bar Buy setup. After about 20 or more bars above the exponential moving average, bulls will look to buy a pullback to the exponential moving average
20GBS 20 Gap Bar Sell setup. After about 20 or more bars below the exponential moving average bears will look to sell a pullback to the exponential moving average
2BR Two Bar Reversal
2E Second Entry
2EB Second buy signal or strong Enough bull to breakout to Buy
2ES Second sell signal or strong Enough bear to breakout to Sell
2H 2 Hour
2HM Two hours from moving average
2LBLTP Second Leg Bull Trap is big bull breakout that quickly reverses down, trapping bulls who hoped for bull trend, but now either trading range or bear trend reversal
2LBRTP Second Leg Bear Trap is big bear breakout that quickly reverses up, trapping bears who hoped for bear trend, but now either trading range or bull trend reversal
2LD Two Legs Down or Second Leg Down
2LS 2nd leg was sideways
2LSD Two Legs Sideways or Down
2LSU Two Legs Sideways or Up
2LSW 2nd leg was sideways
2LT Second Leg Trap so possible failed breakout and reversal
2LTP Second Leg Trap so possible failed breakout and reversal
2LU Two Legs Up or Second Leg Up
2S Second Signal
2SB Second Signal Buy
2SS Second Signal Sell
2T 2 Ticks
3EB Third Entry Buy
3ES Third Entry Sell
3H 3 Hour
3LD Third Leg Down so possible wedge bottom
3LU Third Leg Up so possible wedge top
3T 3 Ticks
40M Bars 40 and 41 are middle of day and there is often a reversal or a breakout around 40 or 41
40R Bars 40 and 41 are middle of day and there is often a reversal or a breakout around 40 or 41
41M Bars 40 and 41 are middle of day and there is often a reversal or a breakout around 40 or 41
41R Bars 40 and 41 are middle of day and there is often a reversal or a breakout around 40 or 41
41T 41 Tick Trap. Trader entering with stop order usually needs 42 ticks to make 10 points. Stopping at 41 ticks traps traders just shy of goal. Many will exit, sometimes creating reversal.
4D Four consecutive bear bars and is therefore too strong for a long
4H 4 Hour
4T 4 Ticks
4U Four consecutive bull bars and is therefore too strong for a short
50M 50 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
50MA 50 bar simple moving average, institutions watch 50, 100, 150, and 200 day and week simple moving averages
50MD 50 day simple moving average
50P 50% Pullback
5H 5 Hour
5T 5 Tick Trap. Trader entering with stop order usually needs 6 ticks to make 1 point. Stopping at 5 ticks traps traders just shy of goal. Many will exit, sometimes creating reversal.
60M 60 minute bar or chart
60MA 60 minute 20 bar Exponential Moving Average
60MC 60 Minute Chart
6H 6 Hour
6T 6 Ticks
99BL 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with low at least 1 tick below Moving Average at some point today, and then usually soon afterwards get buy signal and new high of day
99BR 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with high at least 1 tick above Moving Average at some point today, and then usually soon afterwards get sell signal and new low of day
9T 9 Tick Trap. Trader entering with stop order usually needs 10 ticks to make 2 points. Stopping at 9 ticks traps traders just shy of goal. Many will exit, sometimes creating reversal.
? Possible
A1D At least One more small leg Down
A1U At least One more small leg Up
A2 A two legged PullBack to the Exponential Moving Average in a trend
A22 A second entry in a two legged Pullback to the Exponential Moving Average in a trend
AI Always In
AIA Always In Aggressive trader, takes every reversal, about 10 per day
AIBL Always In long Bulls
AIBLB Always In Bulls Buy again above bull bar closing near its high
AIBLBA Always In Bulls Buy again above bull bar closing near its high
AIBLE Always In Bulls can Exit below bear bar closing below its midpoint, if they are concerned about risk, and buy again above bull bar
AIBLE4 Always In Bulls can Exit about 4 ticks or half an average bar range below any bar or 1 tick below bear bar closing below its midpoint if concerned about risk. Can always buy again above next bull bar closing near its high.
AIBR Always In short Bears
AIBRE Always In Bears can Exit above bull bar closing above its midpoint, if they are concerned about risk, and sell again below bear bar
AIBRE4 Always In Bears can Exit about 4 ticks or half of an average bar range above any bar or 1 tick above bull bar closing above its midpoint if concerned about risk. Can always sell again below next bear bar closing near its low.
AIBRS Always In Bears Sell again below bear bar closing near its low
AIBRSA Always In Bears Sell again below bear bar closing near its low
AIC Always In Conservative trader, only takes the strongest reversals, about 2-5 per day
AIL Always In Long
AIS Always In Short
AMPT am Pacific Time Zone
AODD Almost Outside Down Day is a reversal down from above yesterday's high and a sell climax to just above yesterday's low and a reversal up
AOUD Almost Outside Up Day is a reversal up from below yesterday's low and a buy climax to just below yesterday's high and a reversal down
APSBL Average entry Price for Scale in BuLls
APSBR Average entry Price for Scale in BeaRs
AR Actual Risk
ASPT At Some Point Today
ATH All Time High
ATM At the Money option strike price
ATRI Apex of Triangle or trading range so Breakout Mode
B Buy or Long, depending on context
B18 Often get Breakout or reversal between bars 16 to 18
B2 Weak Trader's Equation so higher probability to wait for 2nd buy signal or a strong bull breakout, like a couple consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs. Else need big reward for better risk-reward. Or, use wide stop and better if can scale
BA Buy Above or probably buyers at the high of the bar
BAG Breakaway Gap, the first gap of any kind after a trend reversal, only certain in hindsight
BB Buy Below, or probably buyers at the low of the bar and scaling in lower
BB2 Weak Trader's Equation so higher probability to wait for a 2nd buy signal or for a strong bull breakout, which means 2 or 3 bull bars closing near their highs; or, need wide stop and better if can scale in.
BBBL Better to Buy above Bull bar closing near its high
BBBR Big Bar or Bars so Big Risk. If you take the trade, trade small enough position size so that the risk of the trade is no bigger than on any other trade. If in Tight TR, better to wait for breakout or 2nd signal. Low probability, bad for stop entries.
BBE Breakeven, which means exiting around entry price with small profit or loss
BBL Big Bull bar
BBLB Big Bull Bar
BBLB20 Biggest Bull bar or bars in over 20 bars so possible bull exhaustion gap. 60% chance of either end of rally or one more brief leg up and then end of rally.
BBLBC Big Bull Bar Closing near its high
BBLBD Big bull body or bodies on daily chart
BBLBIR Big Bull Bar so Increased Risk
BBLBL Biggest Bull bar or bars Late in bull trend so possible exhaustion gap. 60% chance this is end of buy climax, but 60% chance one more brief leg up before 2 legs down. Many bulls will take profits and some bears will sell the close for a scalp.
BBLBM Big bull body or bodies on monthly chart
BBLBW Big bear body or bodies on daily chart
BBLC Big Bull Bar Closing near its high
BBLCH Broad Bull Channel
BBLD Big bull day
BBLL Biggest Bull bar or bars Late in bull trend so possible exhaustion gap. 60% chance this is end of buy climax, but 60% chance one more brief leg up before 2 legs down. Many bulls will take profits and some bears sell the close for a scalp.
BBLMC Bar Bull Micro Channel
BBLO Better to Buy with Limit Orders below bars than stop orders above
BBLPT Bigger bull bar after about 4 Buy the Close bars will attract profit taking soon, so better to buy pullback instead of buying the close, else need wide stop
BBLT Big Bull bar so big risk, top of Tight trading range so lower probability and possibly sellers above
BBP Better to Buy PullBack than to buy at the high since not strong bull trend. Or, need wide stop and trade small, and possibly scale in.
BBPB Better to Buy PullBack than to buy at the high since not strong bull trend. Or, need wide stop and trade small, and possibly scale in.
BBR Big Bear bar
BBRB Big Bear Bar
BBRB20 Biggest Bear bar or bars in over 20 bars so possible bear exhaustion gap. 60% chance of either end of selloff or one more brief leg down and then end of selloff.
BBRBC Big Bear Bar Closing near its low
BBRBD Big bear body or bodies on daily chart
BBRBIR Big Bear Bar so increased risk
BBRBL Biggest Bear bar or bars Late in bear trend so possible exhaustion gap. 60% chance this is end of sell climax, but 60% chance one more brief leg down before 2 legs up. Many bears will take profits and some bulls will buy the close for a scalp.
BBRBM Big bear body or bodies on monthly chart
BBRBW Big bear body or bodies on weekly chart
BBRC Big Bear Bar Closing near its low
BBRCH Broad Bear Channel
BBRD Big bear day
BBRL Biggest Bear bar or bars Late in bear trend so possible exhaustion gap. 60% chance this is end of sell climax, but 60% chance one more brief leg down before 2 legs up. Many bears will take profits and some bulls buy the close for a scalp.
BBRMC Bar Bear Micro Channel
BBRPT Bigger bear bar after about 4 Sell the Close bars will attract profit taking soon so better to sell pullback instead of selling the close, else need wide stop
BBRT Big Bear bar so big risk, bottom of Tight trading range so lower probability and possibly buyers below
BBS Bulls will scale in lower, bears will scale in higher
BBSA Buyers Below, Sellers Above
BBSB Bad Buy Signal Bar, so some bears scale in higher, expecting pullback to below high of bar, which is magnet. Test of high can come hours later.
BBSBH Bad Buy Signal Bar High is a magnet. Some bears who sold the high will scale in higher and expect a test back to high of bar later in day.
BC Broad Channel
BD Bars Down
BDBU Big Down, Big Up
BDBUC Big Down, Big Up, big Confusion so trading range likely
BDBUTR Big down + big up = big confusion = TradingRange likely
BDG Body Gap, less reliable than true gap but still reasonable Measuring Gap
BDGD Body Gap Down, Gap above highest body of this pullback and lowest body of the breakout point
BDGDC The body of this reversal up bar overlaps the body of the lowest body of the breakout point. The body gap down is now closed. The bear trend has probably ended and the chart is now either in a trading range or a bull trend.
BDGU Body Gap Up, Gap below lowest body of this pullback and highest body of the breakout point
BDGUC The body of this reversal down bar overlaps the body of the highest body of the breakout point. The body gap up is now closed. The bull trend has probably ended and the chart is now either in a trading range or a bear trend.
BDUC Big Down, big Up, big Confusion so trading range likely
BDUDC Big Down, big Up, big Confusion so trading range likely
BE Breakeven, which means exiting around entry price with small profit or loss
BELO Better to Enter with Limit Order
BFD Strong Bear Breakout and Follow-through so more Down
BFF Bar Final Flag
BFT Bad Follow-through means the bar or bars after a breakout do not continue strongly in the direction of the breakout
BFTD Bull bar after big bear bar so bad follow-through and reduced chance of bear trend
BFTU Bear bar after big bull bar so bad follow-through and reduced chance of bull trend
BFU Strong Bull Breakout and Follow-through so more Up
BG Buying
BGD Big Gap Down so 80% chance of at least one reversal in first hour. The bears want a double top or wedge top on a pullback to near the EMA. The bulls want a double bottom or wedge bottom for an early low of the day.
BGDC Body Gap Down Closed. The body of this reversal up bar overlaps the body of the lowest body of the breakout point. The body gap down is now closed. The bear trend has probably ended and the chart is now either in a trading range or a bull trend.
BGP Buying Pressure
BGU Big Gap Up so 80% chance of at least one reversal in the first hour. The bulls want a double bottom or wedge bottom on a pullback to near the EMA. The bears want a double top or wedge top for an early high of the day.
BGUC Body Gap Up Closed. The body of this reversal down bar overlaps the body of the highest body of the breakout point. The body gap up is now closed. The bull trend has probably ended and the chart is now either in a trading range or a bear trend.
BIGBSB Big Buy Signal Bar so big bar and big risk. Trade small or wait to buy 50% pullback or reversal up from 50% pullback.
BIGSBS Big Sell Signal Bar so big bar and big risk. Trade small or wait to sell 50% pullback or reversal down from 50% pullback.
BKE Breakeven, which means exiting around entry price with small profit or loss
BL Bull or Bulls
BLB Bull Body
BLBC Bull Bar Closing near its high
BLBCH Bull Bar Closing near its High
BLBO Bull Breakout
BLBOM Bull breakout but probably minor, which means probably a scalp lasting 1 - 5 bars
BLBS Bull Bars
BLC Bull Channel, which is a weaker bull trend and it has at least a couple higher lows and higher highs
BLCH Bull Channel, which is a weaker bull trend and it has at least a couple higher lows and higher highs
BLD Bull Doji
BLDD Bull Day, which means close above open on daily chart
BLE Bulls exit below, but not a strong sell signal
BLE4 Bulls can Exit about 4 ticks or half an average bar range below any bar, or 1 tick below bear bar closing below its midpoint if concerned about risk. Can always buy again above next bull bar closing near its high.
BLEB Bulls exit below, but not a strong sell signal
BLF Bull Flag
BLFT Bull Follow-Through means no bear body. The minimum is a perfect doji, but a big bull bar closing near its high significantly increases the chance of higher prices.
BLMC Bull Micro Channel, every low at or above low of prior bar
BLN1 Bulls need 1 more bull bar closing near its high for Always In Long so bears might sell the close to prevent confirmed bull breakout
BLNM Bulls Not Making Money so better to only look to sell and wait to buy
BLNMM Bulls Not Making Money so better to only look to sell and wait to buy
BLO In tight trading range or tight channel, Better to enter with Limit Orders
BLR Bull Reversal
BLRB Bull Reversal Bar
BLRVD Bull Reversal Day, which is a day that sold off and then reversed up and closed near its high
BLSC Bull Scalpers
BLSH Buy Low Sell High
BLSHS Buy Low, Sell High, and Scalp
BLT Bull Trend
BLTD Bull Trend Day
BLTP Bull Trap, failed bull breakout
BLTR Probably Bull leg in Trading Range and not in bull trend
BLTRV Bull trend reversal
BNFB Probably buyers not far below
BO Breakout means close beyond support or resistance, like high or low of prior bar or bars, or EMA. Bulls want big bull bar closing on its high and far above resistance. Bears want big bear bar closing on its low and far below support.
BOA Breakout Above a resistance level, like high of prior bar or a recent high or the EMA. Bulls want follow-through bull bar for next bar to increase chance of swing up. If bear follow-through bar, then possible failed breakout.
BOB Breakout Below a support level, like low of prior bar or a recent low or the EMA. Bears want follow-through bear bar for next bar to increase chance of swing down. If bull follow-through bar, then possible failed breakout.
BOF strong Break Out with good Follow-through
BOM Breakout Mode means trading range. About 50% chance successful breakout up or down, and then about a measured move based on the height of trading range. 50% chance 1st breakout up or down will reverse.
BOP Break Out Point, which is the price that the current breakout broke beyond
BOPBL Breakout Point for the current rally. The current rally had a bull breakout. That means it broke above a prior high, which is the breakout point. It often gets tested and is therefore a magnet below
BOPBR Breakout Point for the current selloff. The current selloff had a bear breakout. That means it broke below a prior low, which is the breakout point. It often gets tested and is therefore a magnet above
BOT BreakOut Test, which is a pullback testing the breakout point, and traders are deciding if the breakout will succeed or fail
BOUD Breakout Up or Down
BP Breakout Pullback
BPS Breakout Pullbacks
BR Bear or Bears
BRA Probably buyers above
BRB Bear Body
BRBC Bear Bar Closing near its low
BRBCL Bear Bar Closing near its Low
BRBO Bear Breakout
BRBOM Bear breakout but probably minor, which means probably a scalp lasting 1 - 5 bars
BRBS Bear Bars
BRC Bear Channel, which is a weaker bear trend and it has at least a couple lower lows and lower highs
BRCH Bear Channel, which is a weaker bear trend and it has at least a couple lower lows and lower highs
BRD Bear Doji
BRDD Bear Day, which means close below open on daily chart
BRE Bears exit above, but not strong buy signal
BRE4 Bears can Exit about 4 ticks or half of an average bar range above any bar, or 1 tick above bull bar closing above its midpoint if concerned about risk. Can always sell again below next bear bar closing near its low.
BREA Bears exit above, but not strong buy signal
BRF Bear Flag
BRFT Bear Follow-Through means no bull body. The minimum is a perfect doji, but a big bear bar closing near its low significantly increases the chance of lower prices.
BRMC Bear Micro Channel, every high at or below high of prior bar
BRN Big Round Number like 2100, 2200
BRN1 Bears need 1 more bear bar closing near its low for Always In short so bulls might buy the close to prevent confirmed bear breakout
BRNM Bears Not Making Money so better to only look to buy and wait to sell
BRNMM Bears Not Making Money so better to only look to buy and wait to sell
BRR Bear Reversal
BRRB Bear Reversal Bar
BRRVD Bear Reversal Day, which is a day that rallied, but sold off and closed bear its low
BRS Buyers
BRSC Bear Scalpers
BRT Bear Trend
BRTD Bear Trend Day
BRTP Bear Trap, failed bear breakout
BRTR Probably Bear leg in Trading Range and not in bear trend
BRTRV Bear trend reversal
BRVD Big Reversal Down so at least small 2nd leg down likely
BRVU Big Reversal UP so at least small 2nd leg up likely
BSB Buy Signal Bar
BSBD Buy Signal Bar on Daily chart
BSBM Buy Signal Bar on Monthly chart
BSBR Better to Sell below Bear bar closing near its low
BSBSL Bad Sell Signal Bar Low is a magnet. Some bulls who bought the low will scale in lower and expect a test back to low of bar later in day.
BSBW Buy Signal Bar on Weekly chart
BSLO Better to Sell with Limit Orders above bars than stop orders below
BSP Better to Sell PullBack, which means a bounce, than to sell at the low since not strong bear trend. Or, need wide stop and trade small, and possibly scale in.
BSPB Better to Sell PullBack, which means a bounce, than to sell at the low since not strong bear trend. Or, need wide stop and trade small, and possibly scale in.
BSSB Bad Sell Signal Bar, so some bulls scale in lower, expecting pullback to above low of bar, which is magnet. Test of low can come hours later.
BT Breakout Test or Bought, depending on context
BTC Buy The Close bull trend so traders will buy the close of bull bar closing near its high or buy above bull bar that closes near its high
BTCBL Buy The Close Bulls
BTCE Buy the Close rally until the End of day
BTH Buy The High bull trend is a series of bull bars closing near their highs, and bulls will buy with a stop 1 tick above the high of the prior bar, and exit below a bear bar closing below its midpoint or 1 - 2 points below any bar
BTs Breakout Tests
BTTR Bar Tight Trading Range
BTW Better To Wait for better combination of probability, risk, and reward
BU Bars Up
BUBD Big Up, Big Down
BUBDC Big Up, Big Down, big Confusion so trading range likely
BUBDTR Big up + big down = big confusion = TradingRange likely
BUDC Big Up, big Down, big Confusion so trading range likely
BV Buy Vacuum test of resistance
BVT Buy Vacuum test of resistance
BW Barb Wire
BWB Better to Wait for a Breakout
BWBLB Bar streak without bull bodies so strong bears and wait to buy
BWBOUD Better to wait for a breakout up or down
BWBRB Bar streak without bear bodies so strong bulls and wait to sell
BWSS Only B if using a Wide Stop, and better if can scale in lower
BWT Better Wait for Tomorrow
BX Buy Climax, one or more big bull bars closing near their highs
BXH Buy Climax High, high of buy climax bar or bars
BXL Buy Climax Low, Low of buy climax bar or bars
BXS Buy Climaxes
BZ Buy Zone, an area where traders will look to buy
C Close
CAM Close Above Midpoint of the bar
CAMP Close Above Midpoint of the bar
CBM Close Below Midpoint of the bar
CBMP Close Below Midpoint of the bar
CBX Consecutive Buy Climax
CBXS Consecutive Buy Climaxes
CC consecutive
CCAMA Consecutive closes above EMA, but bulls need big bull bars closing near their highs to significantly increase the chance of much higher prices.
CCB Consecutive Bottoms
CCBBLB Consecutive Big Bull Bars so higher probability for bears to wait for 2nd sell signal
CCBBLBC Consecutive Big Bull Bars Closing near their highs makes at least a small 2nd leg up likely
CCBBLBCM Consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs and far above EMA. Higher prices likely. Always In Long and Buy The Close bull trend
CCBBLBCMA Consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs and far above EMA. Higher prices likely. Always In Long and Buy The Close bull trend
CCBBLC Consecutive Big Bull Bars Closing near their highs makes at least a small 2nd leg up likely
CCBBRB Consecutive Big Bear Bars so higher probability for bulls to wait for 2nd buy signal
CCBBRBC Consecutive Big Bear Bars Closing near their lows makes at least a small 2nd leg down likely
CCBBRBCM Consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows and far below EMA. Lower prices likely. Always In Short and Sell The Close bear trend.
CCBBRBCMA Consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows and far below EMA. Lower prices likely. Always In Short and Sell The Close bear trend.
CCBBRC Consecutive Big Bear Bars Closing near their lows makes at least a small 2nd leg down likely
CCBL Consecutive Bull Bars
CCBL1C Consecutive Bull bars with one closing near its high and with a big bull body so probably always in long
CCBLB Consecutive Bull Bars
CCBLB1C Consecutive Bull bars with one closing near its high and with a big bull body so probably always in long
CCBLBC Consecutive Bull Bars Closing near their highs makes at least a small 2nd leg up likely
CCBLBCM Consecutive bull bars closing above EMA and closing near their highs so probably will go higher and possible Buy The Close
CCBLBCMA Consecutive bull bars closing above EMA and closing near their highs so probably will go higher and possible Buy The Close
CCBLC Consecutive Bull Bars Closing near their highs makes at least a small 2nd leg up likely
CCBLCMA Consecutive bull bars closing above EMA and closing near their highs so probably will go higher and possible Buy The Close
CCBMA Consecutive closes below EMA, but bears need big bear bars closing near their lows to significantly increase the chance of much lower prices.
CCBR Consecutive Bear Bars
CCBR1C Consecutive Bear bars with one closing near its low and with a big bear body so probably always in short
CCBRB Consecutive Bear Bars
CCBRB1C Consecutive Bear bars with one closing near its low and with a big bear body so probably always in short
CCBRBC Consecutive Bear Bars Closing near their lows makes at least a small 2nd leg down likely
CCBRBCM Consecutive bear bars closing below EMA and closing near their lows so probably will go lower and possible Sell The Close
CCBRBCMA Consecutive bear bars closing below EMA and closing near their lows so probably will go lower and possible Sell The Close
CCBRC Consecutive Bear Bars Closing near their lows makes at least a small 2nd leg down likely
CCBRCMA Consecutive bear bars closing below EMA and closing near their lows so probably will go lower and possible Sell The Close
CCBWBLB Consecutive bar streak without bull body so strong bears and wait to buy
CCBWBRB Consecutive bar streak without bear body means strong bulls so wait to sell
CCCB Consecutive Complex Bottoms, which is a pair of bottoms where both have 2 or 3 legs down
CCCT Consecutive Complex Tops, which is a pair of tops where both have 2 or 3 legs up
CCT Consecutive Tops
CD Closed
CH Channel
CHB Cup and Handle Bottom. Cup is strong reversal up after sell climax. Should form higher low pullback for handle and get 2nd leg sideways to up.
CHD Cup and Handle Top. Cup is strong reversal down after buy climax. Should form lower high pullback for handle and get 2nd leg sideways to down.
CHT Cup and Handle Top. Cup is strong reversal down after buy climax. Should form lower high pullback for handle and get 2nd leg sideways to down.
CHU Cup and Handle Bottom. Cup is strong reversal up after sell climax. Should form higher low pullback for handle and get 2nd leg sideways to up.
CLM Close of Last Month
CLW Close of Last Week
CLY Close of Last Year
CM Close of Month
CMB Confusion comes from there being both a reasonable reason to buy and to sell. Traders need more information, which means more bars so at least small trading range. Better to wait for 2nd signal up or down or for strong breakout.
CNH Close Near High of bar
CNL Close Near Low of bar
COD Close of Day
COH Close On or near High of bar
COL Close On or near Low of bar
COLM Close of Last Month
COLW Close of Last Week
COM Close of Month
Context All of the bars to the left showing buying and selling pressure, support and resistance
COT Close of Today
COW Close of Week
COY Close of Yesterday
CS Closes
CSX Consecutive Sell Climax
CSXS Consecutive Sell Climaxes
CT Countertrend, against the trend of the past several bars or even of the entire day
CUPD Cup and Handle Bear Flag, which is a pullback after bear reversal
CUPH Cup and Handle is a reversal and then a pullback
CUPHD Cup and Handle Bear Flag, which is a pullback after bear reversal
CUPHU Cup and Handle Bull Flag, which is a pullback after bull reversal
CUPU Cup and Handle Bull Flag, which is a pullback after bull reversal
CW Close of Week
CY Close of Yesterday
DB Double Bottom, or two consecutive bars with identical lows
DBBF Double Bottom Bull Flag, so when bull buy signal bar, there is a 40% chance of a breakout above the recent swing high, which is the neck line of the DB, and a measured move up
DBBLF Double Bottom Bull Flag, so when bull buy signal bar, there is a 40% chance of a breakout above the recent swing high, which is the neck line of the DB, and a measured move up
DBHL Double Bottom Higher Low is a double bottom where the 2nd low is higher
DBL Disappointed Bulls, bulls who bought recent strong bull bar are disappointed by bear bar and might sell out of their longs around the close of that bull bar, which could create micro double top and start reversal down
DBLE Bulls who bought are disappointed by bear body and might exit below
DBLGU Disappointed bulls are giving up and that created this Bear Surprise Bar
DBLL Double Bottom Lower Low is a double bottom where the 2nd low is lower
DBMTR Double Bottom Major Trend Reversal
DBPB Double Bottom Pullback means there is a pullback from a reversal up from a double bottom and bulls will buy above the pullback bar, especially if it closes near its high
DBR Disappointed Bears, bears who sold recent strong bear bar are disappointed and might buy back their shorts around the close of that bear bar, which could create micro double bottom and start reversal up
DBRE Bears who sold are disappointed by bull body and might exit above
DBRGU Disappointed bears are giving up and that created this Bull Surprise Bar
DBS Double Bottoms, or two consecutive bars with identical lows
DBTC Disappointed Buy The Close Bulls
DBTCBE Disappointed Buy The Close Bulls might sell their longs around the highest close to exit around breakeven
DBTCBL Disappointed Buy The Close Bulls
DBTCBLBE Disappointed Buy The Close Bulls might sell their longs around the highest close to exit around breakeven
DBTCBLE Disappointed Buy The Close Bulls might sell their longs around the highest close to exit around breakeven
DD Doji, which is a bar with a small body and a close near the open
DDD Doji Day, which is a bar on the daily chart with a small body and a close near the open
DDIV Double Divergence
DDM Doji Month, which is a bar on the monthly chart with a small body and a close near the open
DDW Doji Week, which is a bar on the weekly chart with a small body and a close near the open
DFD Dominant Feature Down is exceptionally strong selloff. I replaced the term with Major Bear Surprise. It will usually prevent a bull trend, even if there is a new high. It increases the chance of sideways to down for the rest of the day.
DFT Disappointing Follow-through so possible Trading range
DFU Dominant Feature Up is exceptionally strong rally. I replaced the term with Major Bull Surprise. It will usually prevent a bear trend, even if there is a new low. It increases the chance of sideways to up for the rest of the day.
DIV Divergence
DL Dueling Lines
DP Double Top Pullback or Double Bottom Pull Back
DPS Double Top Pull Backs or Double Bottom Pull Backs
DSTC Disappointed Sell The Close Bears
DSTCBE Disappointed Sell The Close Bears might buy back their shorts around the lowest close to exit around breakeven
DSTCBR Disappointed Sell The Close Bears
DSTCBRBE Disappointed Sell The Close Bears might buy back their shorts around the lowest close to exit around breakeven
DSTCBRE Disappointed Sell The Close Bears might buy back their shorts around the lowest close to exit around breakeven
DT Double Top, or two consecutive bars with identical highs
DTBF Double Top Bear Flag, so when bear sell signal bar, there is a 40% chance of a breakout below the recent swing low, which is the neck line of the double top, and a measured move down.
DTBRF Double Top Bear Flag, so when bear sell signal bar, there is a 40% chance of a breakout below the recent swing low, which is the neck line of the double top, and a measured move down.
DTHH Double Top Higher High is a double top where the 2nd top is higher
DTLH Double Top Lower High is a double top where the 2nd top is lower
DTMTR Double Top Major Trend Reversal
DTPB Double Top Pullback means there is a reversal down from a double top and the bears will sell below the pullback bar, especially if it closes near its low
DTS Double Tops
DTTR Day tight trading range
EB Entry Bar
EBL Exhausted Bulls will probably take profits and wait for a couple legs sideways to down before buying again. Trading range likely soon. Bear trend reversal less likely.
EBLT End of day Bull Trap
EBR Exhausted Bears will probably take profits and wait for a couple legs sideways to up before buying again. Trading range likely soon. Bull trend reversal less likely.
EBRT End of day Bear Trap
EBS Entry Bars
EBTC End of day Buy The Close bull trend
EBX Exhaustive Buy Climax means the market went too far and too fast up to a resistance area so increased chance of end of strong bull trend and increased chance of trading range or reversal
EG Exhaustion Gap, a gap at any kind at the end of a trend, just before a reversal. Only certain in hindsight.
ELOM End of day Limit Order Market
EMA 20 bar Exponential Moving Average
EOD End of Day
EOM End of Month
EOQ End of Quarter
EOW End of Week
EOY End Of Year
EP Endless Pullback
EPB Endless PullBack
EPBD Endless Pullback in a bull trend is a tight bear channel that becomes a Small Pullback Bear Trend, which never looks very bearish but can continue for hours. If there are consecutive big bear bars, there is often a measured move down.
EPBU Endless Pullback in a bear trend is a tight bull channel that becomes a Small Pullback Bull Trend, which never looks very bullish but can continue for hours. If there are consecutive big bull bars, there is often a measured move up.
EPD Endless Pullback in a bull trend is a tight bear channel that never looks very bearish but can continue for hours
EPTG End of day Profit Taking so possible reversal
EPU Endless Pullback in a bear trend is a tight bull channel that never looks very bullish but can continue for hours
ES Emini
ESP especially
ESTC End of day Sell the Close bear trend
ESX Exhaustive Sell Climax means the market went too far and too fast down to a support area so increased chance of end of strong bear trend and increased chance of trading range or reversal
ET Expanding Triangle
ETS Expanding Triangles
F Fail, Failure, Failed
FBLF Final Bull Flag is a trading range or triangle late is a bull trend, and a bull breakout has an increased chance of reversing back down into the trading range, or of starting a bear trend.
FBO Failed BreakOut
FBRF Final Bear Flag is a trading range or triangle late is a bear trend, and a bear breakout has an increased chance of reversing back up into the trading range, or of starting a bull trend.
FD Failed
FDM First trading day of the month
FDY First trading day of the year
FF Final Flag, usually a horizontal pattern after a trend. The breakout often fails and reverses
FFS Final Flags
FG Failing
FOMC Federal Open Market Committee meeting and announcement
FOMCD There is an FOMC announcement at 11 am PST today. Day traders should exit positions before the report and wait until at least 10 minutes after the report before trading again to allow for a trend to begin.
FRD For Rest of the Day
FS Fails or Failures
FT Follow Through
FTCL Failed Trend Channel Line
FTD Follow-Through Down, not bull bar, so lower prices likely
FTU Follow-Through Up, not bear bar, so higher prices likely
FWSR Today is Friday so weekly support and resistance can be important, especially in the final hour
G Gap
G2 A second entry on a gap setup
GB Gap Bar
GBS Gap Bars
GD Gap Down
GDD Gap down on the daily chart, which means today's open is below yesterday's low.
GDM Gap down on the monthly chart, which means this month's open is below last month's low.
GDW Gap down on the weekly chart, which means this week's open is below last week's low.
GS Gaps
GT Gap Test
GU Gap Up
GUB Give Up Bar, breakout that often leads to a swing
GUD Gap up on the daily chart, which means today's open is above yesterday's high.
GUM Gap up on the monthly chart, which means this month's open is above last month's high.
GUW Gap up on the weekly chart, which means this week's open is above last week's high.
GX Globex Session
GXH Globex High
GXL Globex Low
GXR Globex Range
H High or High of Day
H1 One legged pullback in a bull move
H2 Two legged pullback in a bull move, but it can also be a 2nd reversal up from a selloff, so variation of a double bottom
H3 Three legged pullback in a bull move, which usually means a wedge bull flag or a wedge bottom
H4 High 4 bottom or bull flag, 4 legged bear channel, often consecutive High 2 pullbacks
HB2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Buy signal or a strong bull breakout, like a couple consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs, else need wide stop and better if can scale in lower
HBLC Higher Probability to Wait to buy above Bull bar closing near its high
HBRC Higher Probability to Wait to sell below Bear bar closing near its low
HC Highest Close of the day or of swing up
HCMA Highest close is magnet above since Buy The Close bulls who bought that close could not avoid a loss and expect test of highest close
HD High of Day
HH Higher High
HHDT Higher High Double Top is a double top where the 2nd high is higher
HHMTR Higher High Major Trend Reversal
HHS Higher Highs
HL Higher Low
HLDB Higher Low Double Bottom is a double bottom where the 2nd low is higher
HLH High of the last 60 minute bar
HLM High of Last Month
HLMTR Higher Low Major Trend Reversal
HLS Higher Lows
HLW High of Last Week
HLY High of Last Year
HM High of Month
HOD High of the Day
HOLM High of Last Month
HOLW High of Last Week
HOO High of opening range
HOT High of Today so far
HOW High of Week
HOY High of Yesterday
HOYR High of Year
HP High Probability
HPW Higher Probability to Wait for a breakout or better setup or a 2nd buy or sell signal
HPW2B Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Buy signal or a strong bull breakout, like a couple consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs
HPW2S Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Sell signal or a strong bear breakout, like a couple consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows
HPWB2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Buy signal or a strong bull breakout, like a couple consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs
HPWBB2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Buy signal or a strong bull breakout, like a couple consecutive big bull bars closing near their highs
HPWBH2 Higher Probability to Wait to Buy High 2 or High 3 Pullback since at least small 2nd leg sideways to down likely
HPWBL Higher Probability to Wait to buy above Bull bar closing near its high
HPWBLC Higher Probability to Wait to buy above Bull bar closing near its high
HPWBPB Higher Probability to Wait to Buy pullback than to continue to buy closes
HPWBR Higher Probability to Wait to sell below Bear bar closing near its low
HPWBRC Higher Probability to Wait to sell below Bear bar closing near its low
HPWF Higher Probability to Wait for a breakout and Follow-through
HPWFT Higher Probability to Wait for a breakout and Follow-through
HPWS2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Sell signal or a strong bear breakout, like a couple consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows
HPWSL2 Higher Probability to Wait to Sell Low 2 or Low 3 since at least small 2nd leg sideways to up likely
HPWSPB Higher Probability to Wait to Sell pullback (bounce) than to continue to sell closes
HPWSS Higher Probability if you can use a Wide Stop and Scale in, whether you swing or scalp
HPWSS2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Sell signal or a strong bear breakout, like a couple consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows
HR Higher
HRP Higher Probability
HRTR Higher trading range in Trending Trading Range Day
HS Highs
HS2 Higher Probability to Wait for 2nd Sell signal or a strong bear breakout, like a couple consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows, else need wide stop and better if can scale in higher
HSB Head and Shoulders Bottom, a continuation pattern in both bull and bear markets that sometimes is a reversal pattern
HSBS Head and Shoulder Bottoms, continuation patterns in both bull and bear markets that sometimes are reversal patterns
HST Head and Shoulders Top, a bull continuation pattern in both bull and bear markets that sometimes is a reversal pattern
HSTS Head and Shoulder Tops, bull continuation patterns in both bull and bear markets that sometimes are reversal patterns
HTF Higher Time Frame, for example, a 60 min chart compared to a 5 min
HTFS Higher Time Frames, for example, a 60 min chart compared to a 5 min
HW High of Week
HWPFT Higher Probability to Wait for a breakout and Follow-through
HY High of Yesterday
IB Inside bar, the high of the bar is at or below the high of the prior bar and the low is at or above the low of the prior bar
IBD Inside bar on daily chart, the high of the bar is at or below the high of the prior bar and the low is at or above the low of the prior bar
IBM Inside bar on monthly chart, the high of the bar is at or below the high of the prior bar and the low is at or above the low of the prior bar
IBW Inside bar on weekly chart, the high of the bar is at or below the high of the prior bar and the low is at or above the low of the prior bar
ID Inside Day, its low is above low of prior bar and its high is below high of prior bar
IDD Inside Day, its low is above low of prior bar and its high is below high of prior bar
ii Consecutive inside bars, Breakout Mode, so both buy and sell signal
iii Three inside bars in a row, Breakout Mode, so both buy and sell signal
iiii Four consecutive inside bars, Breakout Mode, so both buy and sell signal
ioi Outside bar surrounded by Inside bars
IOII Consecutive inside bars after an outside bar, Breakout Mode setup so both buy and sell signal bar
IR Initial Risk
L Low or Low of Day
L1 One legged PullBack in a bear move
L1=2 Leg 1 equals Leg 2 Measureed Move
L2 Two legged PullBack in a bear move, but it can also be a 2nd reversal down from a rally, so variation of a double top
L3 Three legged PullBack in a bear move, which usually means a wedge bear flag or a wedge top
L4 Low 4 top or bear flag, 4 legged bull channel, often consecutive Low 2 pullbacks
LBL Limit order Bull scalpers
LBLB Limit order Bulls will buy Below and scale in lower
LBLBB Limit order Bulls will buy Below and scale in lower
LBLM Limit order Bull scalpers have been making Money
LBLNM Limit order Bull scalpers have Not been making Money and therefore selling is low probability and better to only look to sell
LBR Limit order Bear scalpers
LBRA Limit order Bears will sell Above and scale in higher
LBRM Limit order Bear scalpers have been making Money and therefore selling is low probability and better to only buy
LBRNM Limit order Bear scalpers have Not been making Money and therefore selling is low probability and better to only buy
LBRSA Limit order Bears will sell Above and scale in higher
LC Lowest Close of the day or of swing down
LCMB Highest close is magnet above since Sell The Close bears who sold that close could not avoid a loss and expect test of lowest close
LD Low of Day
LDL Low of Limit Down move
LDM Last trading day of the month. In final hour, algorithms for test of monthly support or resistance can take control and create big move up or down, ignoring everything from earlier in day.
LDQ Last trading day of quarter. Increased chance of bull trend from institutional window dressing. In final hour, algorithms for test of monthly support or resistance can take control and create big move up or down, ignoring everything from earlier in day.
LDW Last trading day of the week. In final hour, algorithms for test of weekly support or resistance can take control and create big move up or down, ignoring everything from earlier in day.
LDY Last trading day of the year. In final hour, algorithms for test of yearly support or resistance can take control and create big move up or down, ignoring everything from earlier in day.
LGB Ledge Bottom is 4 or more bars in tight trading range with the same low. 80% chance of breakout below and 80% chance of pullback above bottom of ledge.
LGT Ledge Top is 4 or more bars in tight trading range with the same high. 80% chance of breakout above and 80% chance of pullback below top.
LH Lower High
LHDT Lower High Double Top is a double top where the 2nd top is lower
LHMTR Lower High Major Trend Reversal
LHS Lower Highs
LHST Left shoulder of a Head and Shoulders Top
LIM limit order
LL Lower Low
LLD Locked Limit Down, trading is halted, currently for 15 minutes. This makes the bar numbering off by 2
LLDB Lower Low Double Bottom is a double bottom where the 2nd low is lower
LLH Low of the last 60 minute bar
LLM Low of Last Month
LLMTR Lower Low Major Trend Reversal
LLS Lower Lows
LLU Locked Limit Up, trading is halted, currently for 15 minutes. This makes the bar numbering off by 2
LLW Low of Last Week
LLY Low of last year
LM Low of Month
LMY Last Month of the Year
LO Limit order or orders
LOA Sell with Limit Order Above bars
LOB Buy with Limit Order Below bars
LOBL Limit Order Bulls, which means buys buying with limit orders, betting on a reversal up instead of a bear breakout
LOBLM Limit order Bull scalpers have been making Money
LOBLNM Limit order Bull scalpers have not been making Money and therefore selling is low probability and better to only sell
LOBR Limit Order Bears, which means bears selling with limit orders, betting on a reversal down instead of a bull breakout
LOBRM Limit order Bear scalpers have been making Money
LOBRNM Limit order Bear scalpers have not been making Money and therefore selling is low probability and better to only buy
LOD Low of the Day
LOLM Low of Last Month
LOLW Low of Last Week
LOM Limit Order Market so easier to make money with limit orders than with stop orders. Bears will probably sell above and many will scale in higher, and bulls will buy below and many will scale in lower. Both expect small moves and will mostly scalp.
LOME Limit Order Market until End of day
LOO Limit Order Open so early trading range likely
LOPTM Lots of Overlap and Prominent Tails so only Minor reversal likely
LOS Limit Order Scalpers
LOT Low of Today so far
LOY Low of Yesterday
LOYR Low of Year
LP Low Probability so swing only or wait
LPB Low Probability Buy, probably sellers above, and sideways more likely than up
LPS Low Probability Short, probably buyers below, and sideways more likely than down
LR Lower
LRB Lower risk to buy pullback or wait for Buy The Close and use stop about 1 point below prior bar
LRP Lower Probability
LRPB Lower probability buy
LRPS Lower probability sell
LRS Lower risk to sell pullback (a bounce) or wait for Sell The Close and use stop about 1 point above prior bar
LRTR Lower trading range in Trending Trading Range Day
LS Lows
LTR Lower Trading Range
LTRTTRD Lower trading range in Trending Trading Range Day
LW Low of Week
LWM Last Week of the Month
LWY Last Week of the Year
LY Low of Yesterday
LYR Low of Last Year
MA Moving Average. Assume 20 bar EMA unless I say otherwise.
MABL99 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with low at least 1 tick below Moving Average at some point today
MABL99.5 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with low at least 1 tick below Moving Average at some point today
MABR99 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with high at least 1 tick above Moving Average at some point today
MABR99.5 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with high at least 1 tick above Moving Average at some point today
MAG Moving Average Gap Bar
MAGB Moving Average Gap bar Buy signal, which means there is a gap between the high of the bar and the exponential moving average in a bull trend
MAGS Moving Average Gap bar Sell signal, which means there is a gap between the low of the bar and the exponential moving average in a bear trend
MBLS Major Bull Surprise Bar or Bars is exceptionally strong rally. It will usually prevent a bear trend, even if there is a new low. It will dominate the rest of the day and it increases the chance of sideways to up for the rest of the day
MBO Minor Breakout, probably a scalp that lasts only 1-5 bars
MBOD Minor Breakout Down, probably a scalp that lasts only 1-5 bars
MBOU Minor Breakout Up, probably a scalp that lasts only 1-5 bars
MBRS Major Bear Surprise Bar or Bars is exceptionally strong selloff. It will usually prevent a bull trend, even if there is a new high. It will dominate the rest of the day and it increases the chance of sideways to down for the rest of the day
MC Microchannel
MCH MicroChannel
MD Middle third of the day from 9:30 or 10 am PST to 11:30 often enters tight trading range and becomes Limit Order Market so failed breakouts are common
MDB Micro Double Bottom
MDBS Micro Double Bottoms
MDR Midday reversal is a reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to opposite trend for rest of day
MDRD Midday reversal down is a bear trend reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to bear trend for rest of day
MDRU Midday reversal up is a bull trend reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to bull trend for rest of day
MDRV Midday reversal is a reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to opposite trend for rest of day
MDRVD Midday reversal down is a bear trend reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to bear trend for rest of day
MDRVU Midday reversal up is a bull trend reversal in the middle of the day, sometimes exactly at bar 40 or 41, and sometimes leads to bull trend for rest of day
MDT Micro Double Top
MDTS Micro Double Tops
MG Measuring Gap, a gap of any kind that can lead to a measured move. Only certain in hindsight.
MGA Magnet Above
MGB Magnet Below
MGN Magnet
MGS Measuring Gaps, gaps of any kind that can lead to measured moves. Only certain in hindsight.
MHL Major Higher Low
MIN Minimum or Minutes
MKT market
MLH Major Lower High
MM Measured Move
MMD Measured Move Down
MMS Measured Moves
MMT Measured Move Target
MMTA Measured Move Target or Targets Above
MMTB Measured Move Target or Targets Below
MMTG Measured Move Target
MMTGA Measured Move Target or Targets Above
MMTGB Measured Move Target or Targets Below
MMTS Measured Move Targets
MMU Measured Move Up
MMUD Measured Move Up or Down
MNHL Minor Higher Low
MNLH Minor Lower High
MO momentum
MP Midpoint
MPD Midpoint of the days range is often a magnet, especially at the end of the day
MPM Midpoint of the months range is often a magnet at the end of the month
MPW Midpoint of the weeks range is often a magnet at the end of the week
MRD Minor Reversal Down so bull flag or bear leg in trading range more likely than bear trend. Switch to scalp if disappointed by weak reversal.
MRLD Most Recent Leg Down
MRLU Most Recent Leg Up
MRU Minor Reversal Up so bear flag or bull leg in trading range more likely than bull trend. Switch to scalp if disappointed by weak reversal.
MRV Minor Trend Reversal so trading range or pullback more likely than opposite trend. Switch to scalp if disappointed by weak reversal.
MRVD Minor Reversal Down so bull flag or bear leg in trading range more likely than bear trend. Switch to scalp if disappointed by weak reversal.
MRVU Minor Reversal Up so bear flag or bull leg in trading range more likely than bull trend. Switch to scalp if disappointed buy weak reversal.
MTB Micro Triple Bottom
MTCL Micro Trend Channel Line
MTD Middle third of the day from 9:30 or 10 am PST to 11:30 often enters tight trading range and becomes Limit Order Market so failed breakouts are common
MTL Micro Trend Line
MTR Major Trend Reversal
MTRS Major Trend Reversals
MTT Micro Triple Top
MTTR Month tight trading range
MW MicroWedge, a wedge formed by only 3 - 4 bars
NDB Nested Double Bottom
NDT Nested Double Top
NEBM Not Enough Bars for Major Trend Reversal so Trading Range likely
NEBP Not Enough Buying Pressure
NESP Not Enough Selling Pressure
NFTD Bar after bear breakout is the follow through bar and if it is bear bar then lower prices likely, but if bull bar closing on its high, then possible failed breakout and bear trap
NFTU Bar after bull breakout is the follow through bar and if it is bull bar then higher prices likely, but if bear bar closing near its low, then possible failed breakout and bull trap
NG Negative Gap, pullback overlaps the breakout point but still can get measured move
NHEP Not High Enough Probability unless swing stop and scale in
NHP Not High Probability
NHSB Nested Head and Shoulders Bottom means right shoulder is smaller head and shoulders bottom
NHST Nested Head and Shoulders Top means right shoulder is smaller head and shoulders top
NL NeckLine
NMI Need More Information because both bulls and bears are balanced. The probability is about 50-50 and the risk-reward might not be good because of possible trading range. More information means more bars.
NPS Not high enough Probability for a Scalp using a stop entry because risk is too big compared to reward
NS Not high enough probability for stop entry traders to scalp, but reward can be big enough compared to risk to offset low probability so ok swing trade. Most often will not get strong move, and disappointed traders will scalp out.
NSBSB Need Strong Buy Signal Bar, which means a body that is more than 2 ticks and a close near the high of the bar
NSS Not high enough probability for Scalp, not enough time or room for Swing, better to wait
NSSSB Need Strong Sell Signal Bar, which means a body that is more than 2 ticks and a close near the low of the bar
NTMABL 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with low at least 1 tick below Moving Average at some point today
NTMABR 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with high at least 1 tick above Moving Average at some point today
NTS Not enough time to swing or to scale in with limit orders
NW Nested Wedge, 3rd leg is smaller wedge
NWS Need Wide Stop, which requires a smaller position size, or wait for a 2nd signal or a strong breakout. Some experienced traders scale in, allowing for one or two more legs against them.
NWSS Need Wide Stop, which requires a smaller position size, or wait for a 2nd signal or a strong breakout. Experienced traders often scale in.
O Open
OB Outside bar, the high is at or above the high of the prior bar and the low is at or below the low
OBSS Okay Buy if Swing Stop
OBSSS Only Buy if Swing Stop and Scale in Lower
OBT Overbought
OD Outside down bar, which means its high is at or above the high of the prior bar and its low is at or below the low of the prior bar and its close is below the open
ODD Outside Down Day, which means a reversal down from above yesterdays high to below yesterdays low
ODM Outside Down Month, which means a reversal down from above last months high to below last months low
ODW Outside Down Week, which means a reversal down from above last weeks high to below last week low
OEL Ok for always In bulls to Exit Long and buy again above bull bar
OES Ok for always In bears to Exit Short and Sell again below bear bar
OK Okay
OKW Okay to wait for higher probability or better risk-reward
OL OverLap
OLB Overlapping Bars, when several bars are sideways and mostly overlap each other, there is a tight trading range and traders prefer to enter on pullbacks or with limit orders; those who enter with stops need wide protective stops and many will scale in
OLM Open of Last Month
OLW Open of Last Week
OLY Open of Last Year
OM Open of Month
OO Consecutive outside bars, Breakout Mode, so both Buy and Sell signal. In a bull trend, it can be top or bull flag. In a bear trend, it can be bottom or bear flag
OOD Open of Day
OODM Open Of Day in Middle 3rd of range, and it is magnet in trading range day
OOH Open of the hour
OOM Open of Month
OOO 3 consecutive outside bars, Breakout Mode. In a bull trend, may be a top if the 3rd bar is a bear bar or a bull flag if the 3rd bar is a bull bar. In a bear trend, it can be a bottom if the 3rd bar is a bull bar or a bear flag if the 3rd bars a bear bar.
OOOO 4 consecutive outside bars, Breakout Mode. In a bull trend, may be a top if the 4th bar is a bear bar or a bull flag if the 4th bar is a bull bar. In a bear trend, it can be a bottom if the 4th bar is a bull bar or a bear flag if the 4th bars a bear bar.
OOT Open of Today
OOW Open of Week
OOY Open of Yesterday
ORD Opening Reversal Down
ORG Opening Range
ORU Opening Reversal Up
ORV Opening Reversal
ORVD Opening Reversal Down
ORVU Opening Reversal Up
OSC Oscillate, which means reverse several times around an important price
OSD Oversold
OSS Only Scalp if wide Stop and Scale in
OSSS Okay Sell if Swing Stop
OSSSS Only Sell if Swing Stop and Scale in Higher
OTM Out of the Money option strike price
OU Outside up bar, which means its high is at or above the high of the prior bar and its low is at or below the low of the prior bar and its close is above the open
OUD Outside Up Day, which means a reversal up from below yesterdays low to above yesterdays high
OUM Outside Up Month, which means a reversal up from below last months low to above last months high
OUW Outside Up Week, which means a reversal up from below last weeks low to above last weeks high
OW Open of Week
OY Open of Yesterday
P Probability
PA Price Action
PB Pullback
PBA Probably Buyers Above
PBB Probably Buyers Below
PBNFB Probably buyers not far below bar and low of leg since weak sell setup
PBS Pullbacks
PBX Parabolic Buy Climax
PH Possible High of day or swing high, reasonable sell setup. Since it is a reversal trade, it is not high probability so it is a swing setup
PL Possible Low of day or swing low, reasonable buy setup. Since it is a reversal trade, it is not high probability so it is a swing setup
PMPT pm Pacific Time Zone
PNMH Probably not much higher before stops going up for 10 or more bars
PNML Probably not much lower before stops going down for 10 or more bars
POSS Possibly or possible
PP Probably or probable
PROB Probably or probable
PS Possibly or possible
PSA Probably Sellers Above
PSB Probably Sellers Below
PSNFA Probably sellers not far above bar and high of leg since weak buy setup
PST Pacific Standard Time
PSX Parabolic Sell Climax
PT Profit Target
PTG Profit Taking
PTR Profit Taker
PTRS Profit Takers
PTS points
PW Parabolic Wedge
R1AR Reward 1 Times Actual Risk
R1IR Reward 1 Times Initial Risk
R1R Reward 1 Times Risk
R2AR Reward 2 Times Actual Risk
R2IR Reward 2 Times Initial Risk
R2R Reward 2 Times Risk
RB Reversal Bar. A bar with tail on top and close below midpoint is bear reversal bar. A bar with tail below and close above midpoint is bull reversal bar.
RBMGA Reasonable Buy signal so it is a Magnet. When there is a reasonable buy signal, bulls who buy lower usually get a test of first buy and make money on lower buy
RBS Reversal Bars
RBTC Reasonable to buy the close and it is a magnet because many bulls who bought will buy more lower, expecting to exit breakeven on 1st buy and with a profit on lower buy.
RD Reversal Day
RDU Reversal Down and Up after first bar so breakout mode
REV Reversal or reversals
REVD Reversal Down
REVDU Reversal or Reversals Down and Up
REVS Reversals
REVU Reversal Up
REVUD Reversal or Reversals Up and Down
RHST Right shoulder of a Head and Shoulders Top
RLOB Reasonable Limit Order Buy so its low is a magnet after any selloff
RLOS Reasonable Limit Order Sell so its high is a magnet after any rally
RN Round Number like 2110, 2120
RR Risk Reward, or Risk Reward Ratio, most easily thought of as the size of your stop compared to the size of your profit target
RRR Risk Reward Ratio
RS Resistance
RSA Resistance above
RSMGB Reasonable Sell signal so it is a Magnet. When there is a reasonable sell signal, bears who sell higher usually get a test of first sell and make money on higher sell
RSTC Reasonable to sell the close and it is a magnet because many bears who sold will sell more higher, expecting to exit breakeven on 1st sell and with a profit on higher sell.
RSZ Resistance Zone is a area where there are 2 or more resistance levels near one another. Traders often start to take profits, which can create a pullback or reversal.
RUD Reversal Up and Down after first bar so breakout mode
RV Reversal
RVBD Reversal Bar with tail on top and close below midpoint so sell signal bar if context is good.
RVBU Reversal Bar with tail on bottom and close above midpoint so buy signal bar if context is good.
RVD Reversal Down
RVDU Reversal or Reversals Down and Up
RVS Reversals
RVU Reversal Up
RVUD Reversal or Reversals Up and Down
S Sell or Short, depending on context
S2 Weak Trader's Equation so higher probability to wait for 2nd sell signal or a strong bear breakout, like a couple consecutive big bear bars closing near their lows. Else need big reward for better risk-reward. Or, use wide stop and better if can scale
SA Sellers Above, or probably sellers at the high of the bar and scaling in higher
SABB Sellers Above, Buyers Below
SB Sellers Below or probably sellers at the low of the bar
SBD Surprisingly big bear bar or bars closing near their lows, so probably will get at least small a 2nd leg sideways to down
SBDM Bear Major Surprise Bar or Bars is exceptionally strong selloff. It will usually prevent a bull trend, even if there is a new high. It will dominate the rest of the day and it increases the chance of sideways to down for the rest of the day
SBL Scale in Bulls
SBLB Strong Bull Bar, which means big bull body and close near high
SBLBO Small Bull Breakout, at least small second leg up is likely after 1-3 bar pullback, which are attempts to reverse down
SBLBOF Small Bull Breakout might fail since follow-through bar is bear bar closing near its low, so possible bull trap and reversal down
SBLM Stop order Bulls making Money in bear leg so sideways to up soon
SBLMP Average entry price for scale in bulls who bought the highest close, held long despite the pullback, and bought more with a stop order above a bull bar closing near its high. Some with exit here breakeven, so resistance.
SBNS Ok Swing Buy, but Not high enough probability for a Scalp
SBO2 Small breakout of a small breakout
SBR Scale in Bears
SBRB Strong Bear Bar, which means big bear body and close near low
SBRBO Small Bear Breakout, at least small second leg down is likely after 1-3 bar pullback (bounce). The bounce is attempt to reverse up
SBRBOF Small Bear Breakout might fail since follow-through bar is bull bar closing near its high so possible bear trap and reversal up
SBRM Stop order Bears making Money in bull leg so sideways to down soon
SBRMP Average entry price for scale in bears who sold the lowest close, held short despite the bounce, and sold more with a stop order below a bear bar closing near its low. Some with exit breakeven here, so support.
SBS Signal Bars
SBSB Small Buy Signal Bar means small risk, which means low probability, so need wide stop that is at least a measured move below based on the height of the bar.
SBU Surprisingly big bull bar or bars closing near their highs, so probably will get at least a small 2nd leg sideways to up
SBUM Bull Major Surprise Bar or Bars is exceptionally strong rally. It will usually prevent a bear trend, even if there is a new low. It will dominate the rest of the day and it increases the chance of sideways to up for the rest of the day
SC Spike and Channel, bull or bear
SCBL Spike and Channel Bull Trend
SCBLLT Spike and Channel Bull Trend
SCBR Spike and Channel Bear Trend
SCBRT Spike and Channel Bear Trend
SCS Swing stop, but scale in, then scalp or swing
SCT Spike and Channel Trend is a breakout followed by a pullback and then at least 2 more legs in a channel, which often has a wedge shape
SCTD Spike and Channel Trend Down, which is a bear breakout followed by a pullback and then at least 2 additional legs down, often in a wedge bottom
SCTU Spike and Channel Trend Down, which is a bull breakout followed by a pullback and then at least 2 additional legs up, often in a wedge top
SCX Spike and climax type of spike and channel
SD Sideways to Down
SG Selling
SGD Small Gap Down usually closes in 1st hour
SGP Selling Pressure
SGU Small Gap Up usually closes in 1st hour
SH Swing High
SHORTDAY I will stop talking and typing at 9 am today, but I will return at 1 pm for a summary and questions
SHS Swing Highs
SL Swing Low
SLS Swing Lows
SMD Small Day
SNFA Probably sellers not far above
SOBL Stop Order Bulls, which means bulls buying with stop orders
SOBLM Stop Order Bulls making Money
SOBLNM Stop Order Bulls Not making Money
SOBLP Stop Order Buy is Low Probability
SOBR Stop Order Bears, which means bears selling with stop order
SOBRM Stop Order Bears making Money
SOBRNM Stop Order Bears Not making Money
SOLP Entering with Stop Orders is Low Probability so only enter if swing trading
SOSLP Stop Order Sell is Low Probability
SP Support
SPB Small Pullback or Support Below, depending on context
SPBL Small PullBack Bull trend. Most pullbacks are small and only last 1 or 2 bars. Probably buyers below prior bar.
SPBLM 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with low at least 1 tick below Moving Average at some point today. Can get there by going sideways or down. Usually then get attempt at new high.
SPBLNBO Small Pullback Bull Trend but lacks strong bull breakouts so probably will have at least an hour of sideways to down trading at some point.
SPBLT Small PullBack Bull trend. Most pullbacks are small and only last 1 or 2 bars. Probably buyers below prior bar.
SPBR Small PullBack Bear trend. Most pullbacks are small and only last 1 or 2 bars. Probably sellers above prior bar.
SPBRM 99.5% chance of at least 3 bars with high at least 1 tick above Moving Average at some point today. Can get there by going sideways or up. Usually then get attempt at new low.
SPBRNBO Small Pullback Bear Trend but lacks strong bear breakouts so probably will have at least an hour of sideways to up trading at some point.
SPBRT Small PullBack Bear trend. Most pullbacks are small and only last 1 or 2 bars. Probably sellers above prior bar.
SPBTD Small PullBack Trend Day
SPWCHD Spike and parabolic wedge down so probably bounce soon
SPWCHU Spike and parabolic wedge up so probably PB soon
SPWD Spike and parabolic wedge down so probably bounce soon
SPWU Spike and parabolic wedge up so probably PB soon
SPZ Support Zone is a area where there are 2 or more support levels near one another. Traders often start to take profits, which can create a pullback (bounce) or reversal.
SR Support and-or Resistance, depending on context
SRB Probably sellers below
SRS Sellers
SS Shrinking Stairs
SS2 Weak Trader's Equation so higher probability to wait for a 2nd sell signal or for a strong bear breakout, which means 2 or 3 bear bars closing near their lows; or, need wide stop and better if can scale in.
SSB Sell Signal Bar
SSBD Sell Signal Bar on Daily chart
SSBM Sell Signal Bar on Monthly chart
SSBW Sell Signal Bar on Weekly chart
SSNS Ok Swing Sell, but Not high enough probability for a Scalp
SSS Swing Stop even if Scalping
SSSB Small Sell Signal Bar means small risk, which means low probability, so need wide stop that is at least a measured move above based on the height of the bar.
STC Sell The Close bear trend so traders will sell the close of bear bar closing near its low or sell below bear bar that closes near its low
STCBR Sell The Close Bears
STCE Sell the Close selloff until the End of day
STE Strong Traders Equation
STF Shorter Time Frame, for example, a 1 min chart compared to a 5 min
STFS Shorter Time Frames, for example, a 1 min chart compared to a 5 min
STL Sell The Low bear trend is a series of bear bars closing near their lows, and bears will sell with a stop 1 tick below the low of the prior bar, and exit above a bull bar closing above its midpoint or 1 - 2 points above any bar
SU Sideways to Up
SV Sell Vacuum test of support
SVT Sell Vacuum test of support
SW SideWays
SWD SideWays more likely than Down
SWSS Only S if using a Wide Stop, and better if can scale in higher
SWU SideWays more likely than Up
SX Sell Climax, one or more big bear bars closing near their lows
SXH Sell Climax High, high of sell climax bar or bars
SXL Sell Climax Low, Low of sell climax bar or bars
SXS Sell Climaxes
SZ Sell Zone, an area where traders will look to sell
T Today or Tick (e.g., 5t = 5 tick move) depending on context
T1 1st Trend
T1B Trend from the first bar or so of the day
T1BD Trend From The Open Bear Trend
T1BL Trend From The Open Bull Trend
T1BR Trend From The Open Bear Trend
T1BU Trend From The Open Bull Trend
T2 2nd Trend
T3 3rd Trend
TB Trend Bar
TBL Trapped bulls, they will have to sell to minimize their loss, increasing chance of lower prices
TBLB Tick Bull Body
TBLC Tight Bull Channel
TBLCH Tight Bull Channel
TBR Trapped bears, they will have to buy to minimize their loss, increasing chance of higher prices
TBRB Tick Bear Body
TBRC Tight Bear Channel
TBRCH Tight Bear Channel
TBS Trend Bars
TBTL approximately Ten Bar correction with at least Two Legs
TBTLSD Ten Bars and Two Legs Sideways to Down
TBTLSU Ten Bars and Two Legs Sideways to Up
TC Tight Channel
TCBL Trending Bull Closes, every close at or above close of prior bar so higher prices likely
TCBR Trending Bear Closes, every close at or below close of prior bar so lower prices likely
TCH Tight Channel
TCHD Tight bear channel
TCHU Tight bull channel
TCL Trend Channel Line
TCLR Trend Channel Line overshoot and reversal
TCLS Trend Channel Lines
TCOL Tight channel but lots of overlapping bars, reversals, and prominent tails so more limit order trading, despite trend
TD Trend Day or Days
TDDIV Tick Double Divergence on one minute chart
TDIV Tick Divergence on one minute chart
TE Traders Equation, which means need chance of success times the reward greater than chance of loss times the risk
TF Time Frame
TFB Too Few Bars for major trend reversal so probably minor reversal
TFS Time Frames
TFWSR Today is Friday so weekly support and resistance can be important, especially in the final hour
TG Target
TGA Target Above
TGB Target Below
TGS Targets
TGT Target
TGTA Target Above
TGTB Target Below
TGTS Targets
TL Trendline
TLOS Trend Tine OverShoot and reversal
TLS Trendlines
TM Tomorrow
TMBP Too Much Buying Pressure
TMSP Too Much Selling Pressure
TOD Time of Day
TR Trading Range
TRB Target above since it was a reasonable Buy
TRD Trading Range Day
TRDS Trading Range Days
TRE Trend Resumption
TRES Trend Resumption
TRESD Trend Resumption Down
TRESU Trend Resumption Up
TREV Trend Reversal
TREVD Trend Reversal Down
TREVU Trend Reversal Up
TRI Triangle means trading range with 5 or more reversals with either 2 higher lows and 1 lower high or 1 higher low and 2 lower highs. 50% chance breakout up or down, and 50% chance 1st breakout fails, Breakout Mode
TRIE Expanding triangle means 5 or more reversals in a trading range with either 2 higher highs and 1 lower low or 1 lower high and 2 lower lows
TRL Trading Range Likely
TRO Trading Range Open means 2 or more reversals in 1st hour. Usually mostly a limit order market and Breakout Mode. The bulls will look for a double bottom or wedge bottom and then a swing up. The bears want a double top or wedge top and then a swing down.
TRP Trap, which is a breakout that abruptly reverses, trapping trend traders into a bad trade.
TRPA Trading Range Price Action, which means lots of reversals, prominent tails, and limit order entries
TRS Trading Ranges
TRSD Trend Resumption Down
TRSU Trend Resumption Up
TRSV Trend Resumption or Trend Reversal
TRTR Tight Trading Range, BreakOut will probably lead to either trend resumption or trend reversal
TRVD Trend Reversal Down
TRVU Trend Reversal Up
TS TradeStation
TSC Today is a short chat day, with me stopping talking and typing at 9 am Pacific Time, and resuming with my end of the day talk at 1 pm
TST Two-Sided Trading
TT Triple Top
TTR Tight Trading Range, limit order market, bad for scalping with stop orders. Most traders should wait.
TTRD Trending Trading Range Day
TTRDS Trending Trading Range Days
TTRL Tight Trading Range, limit order market, bulls scaling in below and bears above
TTRLP Tight Trading Range and therefore buying with a stop above or selling with a stop below is a Lower Probability trade. There might be more sellers above and buyers below, leading to a continuation of the tight trading range
TTRNS Tight Trading Range, limit order market, bad for scalping with stop entries unless using swing stop
TTRTE Tight Trading Range Trumps Everything
TTS Too Tight to Scalp, even with limit orders
TW Truncated Wedge
TWB Truncated Wedge Bottom, third leg down did not fall below second
TWD Truncated Wedge Down, third leg down did not fall below second
TWT Truncated Wedge top, third leg up did not go above second
TWU Truncated Wedge Up, third leg up did not go above second
TY 10 Year U.S. Treasury Notes Futures
UD Up and or Down
UTR Upper Trading Range
UTRTTRD Upper range in Trending Trading Range Day.
VOL Volume
VTR Vacuum Test of Resistance
VTS Vacuum Test of Support
VTTR Very Tight Trading Range so difficult to make money even with limit orders. Most traders should wait.
W Wedge or anything similar, like any 3 push pattern
W2 Wedge2, Wedge 2nd entry or a Failed Failed Wedge
WB Wedge Bottom
WB2 Wait for breakout or second entry
WBLF Wedge Bull Flag
WBRF Wedge Bear Flag
WFB Okay swing but higher probability if Wait For Breakout
WFT Better to wait for tomorrow
WGB Wedge Bottom
WGT Wedge Top
WS Wedges or anything similar, like any 3 push patterns
WSS Only take the trade if you can use a Wide Stop, and higher probability if can trade small and Scale in
WT Wedge Top
WTB Better to Wait to Buy
WTE Weak Traders Equation
WTS Better to Wait to Sell
WTTR week tight trading range
X Climax
XS Climaxes
Y Yesterday
Y2 High of Yesterday or Low 2nd Entry
YBX Yesterday ended with a buy climax so only 25% chance of strong bull trend today, but 50% chance of follow-through buying in 1st 2 hours. Then, 75% chance of at least 2 hours of sideways to down trading that starts by around end of 2nd hour
YH Yesterday was a holiday. TradeStation often shows yesterday's shortened day trading on both the daily and 5 min charts for the 1st 2 hours, then removes it.
YODD Yesterday was outside down day. Increased chance today will have a lot of overlap with yesterday's range, and often forms an inside day. That is ioi Breakout Mode pattern. Probably sellers around yesterday's high and buyers around yesterday's low.
YOUD Yesterday was outside up day. Increased chance today will have a lot of overlap with yesterday's range, and often forms an inside day. That is ioi Breakout Mode pattern. Probably sellers around yesterday's high and buyers around yesterday's low.
YSX Yesterday ended with a sell climax so only 25% chance of strong bear trend today, but 50% chance of follow-through selling in 1st 2 hours. Then, 75% chance of at least 2 hours of sideways to up trading that starts by around end of 2nd hour
YTR Yesterday's trading range
YTRD Yesterday was a trading range day and today is opening within range of yesterday, increasing the chance of more trading range trading today.
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