What to Do When We Hit Our Limit

Good morning, Daily Direction readers!

Right now, we’re keeping a careful eye on the markets since volatility has risen across the board. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility of profit in the futures market.

I’m now analyzing light crude oil futures (CL). While the long-term trend is upward, the short-term trend may be in the direction of a sell-off.

The market has hit and pushed past our current limit, so we’re out of the CL for now.

It’s important to remember that in a market that’s trending upward, we want to buy low and sell high. The market’s periodic price falls allow us to catch a market right before it rebounds and pushes bullish again.

As many within Wall Street are worried about the current geopolitical problems, many investors have concerns about oil supply issues.

Daily Timeframe Analysis

According to the daily timeframe, the CL is pushing past our price limit. That means we’ll take a step back and wait for the market to pull back.

The market may either close above the upper trendline and move outside of the channel, or buyers might back off and allow sellers to gain control, causing the market to sell off.

My analysis shows the market backing off from the top of the channel. When and if that happens, we’ll have an opportunity to jump back in!


The long-term direction is up for the CL


The CL is currently pushing past our price limit


The CL is near the top of the channel. It could go higher or sell off

Learn more about the Daily Direction Indicators here…

Daily timeframe
The CL is at our limit, so we’re out of the market right now

This is when understanding the significance of trendlines comes in handy. They’re one of our best tools for deciding whether or not to enter a market and how much risk to assume.

Check out this free resource I put together for further information on how to correctly design trendlines and apply them to your charts.

The Bottom Line

Volatility makes traders nervous, and that’s ok. Having a solid strategy in place can help you minimize risk.

For the CL, we’ll stay out of the market until the price drops and the market sells off, giving us an opportunity to get back in.

Be sure to check out all of my tools to assist you in determining the best strategy to trade futures!

Keep On Trading,

The Bottom Line

Mindset Advantage: Mind The Gap

There’s always a gap.

The gap between you and the results you’d like.

The gap between the losses you can sustain – and the losses you ARE sustaining.

The gap is what’s holding you back.

Not the market.

Not your charts.


Focus on what you need to change to close the gap a little each session.

Apply a little more discipline.

Get out of that loser a bit faster.

Take those profits sooner and forget the rest.

Mind the gap.

Traders Training Session

Recognizing Market Patterns
Recognizing Market Patterns

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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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