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The Trading Tutor Strategies Manual

From Arthur: I first decided to share what I know about Day Trading the S&P early in 1996. My wife of 42 years was in the hospital recovering from a third surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. I sat by her bed 16-18 hours each day. I thought of my trading to relieve the stress of worry. I began to formulate my ideas of how to share what I had learned. Some of the sections of this manual were written right there in the hospital. Trading Tutor Strategies

Later I began to add charts to explain my thoughts. As you will see in the manual, the charts become better and more organized as I learned how to create and combine them with the text. Early in the course development, students were sent this Manual as a computer file and they would print it out themselves. But ultimately the Manual grew so large that it was very unmanageable for the student to print. As the course has gone on, it has been students who have driven the development of the material. As a result of student questions, I added material and charts almost weekly.

When Michael took over the course, he took on the task of restructuring and reorganizing the Course Manual so that the items that had been added over time flowed more naturally. Additionally, he added write-ups on a number of topics which students had been asking for. The manual is now around 300 pages of text and charts. Additionally, there are a number of trading work sheets, just like I've used to track my trades each day, that you can use in your paper or live trading.

Once you have the manual, you can update it with the new material as you receive it through the course. Likewise, you may wish to save copies of the Daily Commentary in a separate binder of their own, and you will find the Commentary combined with the Manual to be an invaluable resource in the future.

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To give you an idea of what is covered in the 250+ pages, you will find most of the topics listed below.

Manual’s Table of Contents
Section 1 Forward
General Course Guidelines
Further Comments To Our New Members
What is Day Trading?
Objectives of the Course
Trading Style, Methods and Philosophy
Section 2 Trading Language
How and When to Place the Entry Order
Time of Day keys to Trading the S&P
Off-The-Floor Traders vs. Floor Traders
Paper Trading and Transitioning to Pulling the Trigger
General Comments, Suggestions, Beliefs, and Other Important Stuff
Futures Market Realities
Daily Trade Record (DTR)
Section 3 Chart Setup TradeStation 3.5/4.0/2000i
Section 4 MARKET CONTEXT Part One
Characteristics of a Price Bar
Defining a Price Direction Turn
Labeling the Turns
Defining the Trend
More on reading the Trend
The Tick
Support and Resistance
Floor Pivot Points
Projected High/Low for Tomorrow
Building your Daily Worksheet
Stop Loss (SL) Placement
Stop Loss and Trailing Stop Rules
How and when to place the entry order
Setting Targets
My own “BAIL OUT” Rules and reasons
The Price Trend
Distance from the 20 period exponential moving average
Relationship of the RSI to the trend
Linear Regressive Slope
Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
Tutor Top Sell
Tutor Bottom Buy
More on Reading the Indicators
More on RSI
The actions of the underlying market
You know a move may be ending by…Counting Bars…
When a move is in progress…
Time of Day
General Perceptions
Context Before the Open (CBO)
M-Tops (1-2-3 tops)
W-Bottoms (1-2-3 bottoms)
Channel Breakouts
Bull Flag/Bear Flag
Head and Shoulders
Drawing Trend Lines
Introduction to Candlestick Charting
   Bullish Candlestick
   Bearish Candlestick
   Engulfing Bars
   Outside Bars
   Inside Bars
Signal Patterns
Tweezers Reversals
BEK Trades (BEK)
123 Entries (123)
Waterfall Entry/Retracement Trendline
Second Signal (SS)
20/20 Reversal Trade (20/20)
Gap Trade (GT)
Qualified Support and Resistance Points
Outside Bar (OB)
Bullish Engulfing Bar (BEB)
Bearish Engulfing Bar (BrEB)
"Classic" High ADX Trade (CHAT or HAT)
Spike and Congestion
The 4th Bar
RSI Divergence
RSI & Price
Michael's Ideal Trade Setup
Section 9 GENERAL COMMENTS and Questions & Answers
   Trading Ranges
   The Linear Regression Slope (LRS)
   Support & Resistance
   Trading Rules
   The Context of the Signal
   Entry Risk and Stress
Notations, Codes and Abbreviations used in the Commentary
A description of a bar
Arrows on my charts…
Simplified Glossary of General Futures Terms
Blank DTR Forms

During 2008 - 2010 we added almost 200 more pages of Supplemental Sections that include but are not limited to the subjects shown below. There are always new pages added and changes made. As long as you are a current student in the course you will receive all new or modified sections as they are completed at no additional cost. The sections listed below have been modified and up dated and more updates will follow.

Self directed study guidelines. This is designed to get you started …………6 pages

New Chart Setup Instructions ……………………………………………15 pages

Signals and Setup Formation……...……………69 pages, including 81 illustrations

ASO and Trending Day Lessons……………….30 pages, including 31 illustrations

Trade Management …………………………….47 pages, including 43 illustrations

  • Money Management
  • Lower Risk Initial Stop Loss Point Placement
  • How many ticks from the bar should you place your stop
  • Objective method of Stop loss movement
  • Alternate location for the Initial Stop Loss Placement
  • Turbulence Zones on the chart
  • Selecting Targets
  • Mental Trading
  • Time of Day

    Not watching the ticking bar form……………………..3 pages

    Trader's Mind Set……………………………………...7 pages

    Trader's Stress and Perceptual Narrowing……………5 pages

    There are also several Lectures ( Audio files ) including:

  • Paper/Simulated Trading
  • Learning to Trade
  • Psychology
  • Patience
  • Free Trade Report

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