MonthDecember 2020

Follow-Through Day Tutorial with Examples

When there is a market correction, it’s important to wait for a confirmation that an uptrend is underway before scaling back in. A follow-through day is the signal we are looking for.

Below is a short tutorial on how to determine when a follow-through day (FTD) has occurred. This includes the required rally days prior to an FTD as well as early signs a failure may occur. You’ll also find several annotated charts showing an index low, how to track the prerequisite rally and pinpointing where an FTD begins.

Many thanks to Mike Webster for clarifications and updates.

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Set Alerts at Profit and Loss Shaded Areas

Here’s a MarketSmith tip on how to quickly set an alert at the shaded areas indicating profit or loss. The primary benefit of the approach I’ll show below is that MarketSmith will do the math to determine the price for the relevant gain or loss.

As a reminder: The blue shaded area is 0 to 5% above the pivot price. The profit target, green shaded area, is 20%+ above the pivot. The red shaded area is 5%+ below the pivot.

Begin by moving your mouse over a shaded and right-click. A small pop-up will appear with the text Set Alert. Tap on the pop-up and a dialog with the alert price will be shown. Tape Done to set the alert.

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