Brooks Price Action - 04-24-2013 Wednesday

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15 minute opening range, trading range day

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Bar 1 - Yesterday was trading range day. Bull breakout but tail and most trading range breakout fail, failure
  • Bar 2 - Fail, failure breakout high of yesterday but doji. Buyers below or buy below
  • Bar 3 - Breakout pullback buy or long but doji. Sideways more likely
  • Bar 4 - Second entry sell high of yesterday so possible high of the day but doji. Better to wait
  • Bar 6 - Two legged pullback in a bull move but bear bar. Wait
  • Bar 7 - Fail, failure two legged pullback in a bull move, breakout pullback from 4 second entry sell, close on low. Ok swing sell or short. Close above moving average so lower probability
  • Bar 8 - Big breakout bar, good context, more down, always in short
  • Bar 10 - Bull inside bar, fail, failure breakout. Breakout pullback sell or short, but middle of trading range, at 15 minute 20 bar moving average plotted on a 5 minute chart, doji. Wait. Bears should exit at least half. Not strong
  • Bar 11 - 1tff, micro double bottom 9, 15 minute 20 bar moving average plotted on a 5 minute chart or, but doji signal bar. Wait
  • Bar 13 - 2 gap bars but not big. Need more for always in long, but buyers below or buy below. 4 bars up so need second entry sell lower high major trend reversal
  • Bar 15 - Another gap bar. Always in long. Weak rally in trading range. Swing stop below 11 or 12. Ok to wait for breakout above 7 or pullback
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Al Brooks

Al Brooks, M.D., is author of the Brooks Trading Course (27 hours of videos at, several books on Price action (Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar: The Technical Analysis of Price Action for the Serious Trader, Wiley, 2009, and the 500,000 word, three-book series, Trading Price Action, Wiley, 2012), and numerous articles in Futures Magazine. He also provides live intraday E-mini price action analysis and free end-of-day analysis on

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