20. Buy Red / Sell Green Bars


20. Buy Red / Sell Green Bars

One of the most complex trades to make is buying a Red Bar (Price below its opener) and Selling a Green Bar (Price above its opener).


Everyone wants to be correct; no one wants to be wrong when it comes to day trading. Traders love to brag about how right they are. Yep, they do! We hear it all the time from even the most experienced traders in the world.

We probably hear it because NO ONE knows 100% which way the market is going to go. So, to be right means something in the world of the unknown.

Let's get back to why buy red and sell green? It is about getting Pillar #2 of trading success completed. To get a reasonable fill price to set up Pillar #3, an affordable exit price. Getting a good exit price is not as easy as it sounds if you wish to make consistent money day t without a good fill price trading.

When we trade, we usually send out orders 4 to 20 ticks away to enter. Meaning, if the orders get filled, they would have to be green sells and red buys just based on the fact we are reaching (Fishing) for reasonable fill prices.

As we hinted, NO ONE knows if the market will make it 4 to 20 ticks away from the current price, but if it does, we just got a much better fill price than if we just got into the market at the current price. Now, we have a price advantage over others at that fill price moment.

Note: This is important. Let's suggest we got filled 12 ticks better in the ES (3 points). That is a lot of energy to go 3 points on average. Do you think the market may retrace 3 to 6 ticks from that point? We should set back on our opinion. This is part of our secrete sauce. We wait for the market to make a move up, for example, then..... we place limit orders above the market to sell. Then we do the same for buys, and one of these orders will most likely get filled. Then we exit 3 to 8 ticks better and then do it all over again and again, and again.  

Buy red means exactly that; we look to enter long when the current bar is below its opener, showing red. Similar to an RBBS Buy Sell entry model.


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