What to Do When the Counter Trendline Is Broken

Good morning, Daily Direction readers!

We’re watching the Nasdaq futures market (NQ) today as both the long-term and short-term directions are up.

The market broke the counter trendline within the channel and is now pushing bullish toward our next level of resistance.

Keep in mind, however, that this setup is considered high risk. While taking on additional risk is a normal part of trading, it’s entirely acceptable to take a breather until things settle down.

But if you’re ok with extra risk and have studied up on my resources that explain how to manage risk, then be sure to follow my timeframe analysis for the NQ:

One-Hour Timeframe Analysis

The market has broken the counter trendline within the channel and is now pushing bullish toward 15300 in a +4,000 tick movement.

We must remember that this is a high-risk trade right now with all of the volatility in the markets.

With that being said, both the long-term and short-term directions are up for the NQ. We’ll want to pay close attention to our timeframe charts in case there are any odd direction shifts in the market.

For now, we’ll continue to look for opportunities to buy the NQ as the market pushes bullish, but with a strong sense of caution as we take on more risk.


The long-term direction is up for the NQ


The short-term direction for the NQ is up


The NQ broke the counter trendline and is pushing bullish

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Daily timeframe
The NQ has broken the counter trendline and is set to push bullish.

Taking on additional risk can be a bit intimidating. That’s why I always tell my traders to consider the position very carefully before jumping in.

There’s nothing wrong with waiting until a less risky setup develops.

Either way, make sure you have a strategy that can help you properly manage your trading risk.

The Bottom Line

Both the long-term and short-term directions are up for the NQ now that the market has broken the counter trendline and is pushing bullish toward 15300.

While this setup is considered high risk, following our strategy will allow us to manage that risk as we look to make money from the current bullish push in the NQ.

That’s why having the right strategy is critical to being a successful futures trader!

The Bottom Line

If you’re ready to start trading the NQ, check out my other trading tips for ideas on how to get started.

You can use my knowledge to develop your own trading strategy as your trading account grows! There’s no real incentive to do something if you don’t have a plan, so make sure you have a good strategy before getting started.

Keep On Trading,

Mindset Advantage: Balance

When it comes to your mindset for trading, you’ll find that your ability to cope with the markets, bad trades, good trades – whatever – has more to do with how you spend your time outside of trading. More specifically, how much balance you have.

In fact, of your total state of readiness, 10% may have to do with charts and price levels. The other 90% has to do with how rested you are. How focused you are. How happy you are.

Find a balance that works for you and begin the path towards happy trading.

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Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

Josh first burst into the scene when he took an initial deposit investment of $500 and turned into over $39,000 in just under 2 years.
Josh’s trading articles have been featured in Your Trading Edge, The FX Street, Trader Planet, Forex Crunch, Trading Pub, and Equities.com.

In addition to trading, Joshua has also trained thousands of traders worldwide. His strategies and systems have helped others find success in the market

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