Example Set Ups
Noted below are a few chart examples of the types of trades I look for on an intraday basis.
NB: All sets ups are conditional on the context for the day. Nothing works in isolation to the environment you are trading. Know the day - know the play!
Example 1: EurUsd - Mon Morning Trade. Look for Friday high to act as Resistance. This is a H1 example where the H1 high close on the Friday was the key. Checking on the lower time frames gave a 3 tap entry at the level as the H1 could not be broken.
Example 2: Eurusd - Intrday PA trade. A set up emerged as an intraday inverse H & S pattern. Patterns have to be taken in context but the price action on the lower time frames usually gives you the chance to make 10 to 20 pips for a scalp trade.
Example 3: Eurusd - A full days Price Action Trading. The chart below shows how I read the pa during the day to frame my scalp trades. Previous day, week highs and lows form the basis of S & R along with intraday S & R as it develops.
Example 4: Dax -An example of daily set ups. The chart below shows how I read the pa during the day to frame my scalp trades on the Dax.
Example 5: Dax - Scalping the M1 chart. One of my ´go to´ set ups on Dax is when we get a clearly defined range from the open which forms a ´mid line´ scalp level. Btw its only a go to set up for no other reason than it happens so often! The example below shows how the 50% Fib created a simple level intraday to scalp from. The way to start to assess these types of set ups is to wait for a clear high and low to form on the day after the RTH open, pull a Fib on it and be prepared for what happens. These levels are not all at the 50% and it could form at a clear structural level from overnight or during the day. The key point is to watch for the price action to show you where a scalp level might form.
Example 6: Dax - Using the Initial Balance for intraday trades. In this example below the Initial Balance (IB) is highlighted in blue. The IB is the hour before the Dax Cash Open and the start of the RTH session. The chart shows how the IB was broken at the open and provided a chance to get long. The high of the IB then acted as Support for a number of other long scalp entries. We also had a higher time frame level at 700 which also provided a good short entry.