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Bogdan Ciocoiu financial markets

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Jargon

Platforms
NT8 – NinjaTrader 8
SC – Sierra Charts
TOS – Think Or Swim

Assets
ES – Emini S&P 500 Index
NQ – Emini Nasdaq 100 Index
RTY – Emini Russell 200 Index
YM – Emini Dow 30 Index

Options
ATM – At the money (Options)
ITM – In the money (Options)
OTM – Out of the money (Options)

Popular technical indicators
ATR – Average true range
EMA – Exponential moving average
FIB – Fibonacci level
HMA – Hull moving average
KAMA – Kaufmann adaptive moving average
MACD – Moving average convergence/divergence
RSI – Relative strength index indicator
SMA – Simple moving average
VIX – Volatility Index
VWAP – Volume weighted average price

Acronyms and popular terms:
24 VWAP – Volume weighted average price (Starting at Globex open and running through RTH close)
24 Mid – The middle or “halfback” between a full 24-hour session high and low
ATH – All-time highs
BE – Break even
BO – Break out
BTD – Buy the dip
DOM – Depth of the market
EOD – End of day
ETH – Extended trading hours
EZ – Edge zones
FOBO – Fake break out
FOMO – Fear of missing out
Globex – Global exchange
GZ – Golden zone (Fibonacci)
GVAH – Prior Globex value area high
GVAL – Prior Globex value area low
GPOC – Prior Globex volume point of control
HVN – High volume node
HOD – High of Day (statistically first 2hrs/last hour)
LOD – Low of Day (statistically first 2hrs/last hour)
IB – Initial balance (first range of the 60 minutes RTH)
IBH – Initial balance high
IBL – Initial balance low
IBH – Initial balance high
IBMid – Initial balance middle
IBL – Initial balance low
LTF – Longer time frame
LVN – Low volume node
MOMO – Momentum trade
OR – Opening range (first range of the 60 minutes RTH)
OSL – Opening Swing Low
ONH-YL – Overnight high – yesterday’s low
ONL – Prior Globex low
Open – RTH open price
OR High – Open range high
OR Low – Open range low
OR Mid – Middle between open range high and open range low
ONH – Prior Globex high
PB – Pull back
PnF – Point and figure chart
PnL – Profit and loss
POC – Point of control (Volume Profile)
PDH – Prior day high
PDL – Prior day low
PDC – Prior day close
RS – Relative strength
RTH – Regular trading hours
RVAH – Prior day RTH value area high
RVAL – Prior day RTH value area how
RPOC – Prior day RTH volume point of control
RTH Mid – The middle or “halfback” between RTH High and RTH Low
RTH VWAP – Volume weight average price (starting at RTH open)
S/D – Supply/Demand
S/R – Support/Resistance
SL – Stop loss
STD – Standard deviation (the bands around an indicator)
STF – Shorter time frame
STR – Sell the rip
STRAT – A trading strategy
T&S – Time and sales (aka “the tape”)
To fade – To trade against the current trend
TP – Take profit
TST – Top Step trader
VAH – Value area high (Volume Profile/TPO)
VAL – Value area low (Volume Profile/TPO)
YOPEN – Yesterday’s open

Google playlists

  1. Financial markets – Technical analysis – Sierra Charts, Ninja Trader, Tradovate or other heavy lifters
  2. Financial markets – Technical analysis – Platform-agnostic (but still a decent one)
  3. Financial markets – Technical analysis – Deep dive scenario analysis
  4. Financial markets – Technical analysis – Candle-based price action
  5. Financial markets – Fundamental analysis
  6. Financial markets – Platform configurations – Tradovate
  7. Financial markets – Platform configurations – Ninja Trader
  8. Financial markets – Platform configurations – Sierra Charts
  9. Financial markets – Decent advice
  10. Financial markets – Market leaders
  11. Financial markets – Trading dashboards
  12. Financial markets – Very early-days principles
  13. Financial markets – Commercial indicators

Everyday news and blogs

  1. https://finviz.com/news.ashx – News and blogs
  2. https://www.tradethenews.com
  3. https://www.bloomberg.com/account/newsletters – Five Things to Start Your Day
  4. https://seekingalpha.com

Stock screeners

  1. https://www.stockfetcher.com – Free for top five
  2. https://finviz.com
  3. https://www.chartmill.com/home

Recurring reports

  1. https://www.tradingster.com – Analysis of Commitment of Traders (COT) Reports
  2. https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/countdown-to-fomc.html – Countdown to FOMC and interest rate probabilities

Events and economic calendars

  1. https://www.forexfactory.com/calendar
  2. https://www.topstep.com/economic-calendar/
  3. https://www.marketwatch.com/tools/options-expiration-calendar
  4. https://us.econoday.com/byweek.asp – Used by John Grady
  5. https://www.fxstreet.com/economic-calendar

Live dashboards

  1. https://www.finscreener.org/map/map/nq100

Trials

  1. https://tradeproacademy.com

Basic signal-based strategies (low-quality mechanical trading)

  1. TRADE PRO spreadsheet file with YouTube links

Other YouTube channels and parent websites to consider (bookmarks)

https://www.youtube.com/c/TraderDale1/featuredhttps://www.trader-dale.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSecretMindset/featuredhttps://thesecretmindset.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/RileyColeman/featured and https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelChin/featuredhttps://www.dayonetraders.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/PhotonTrading/featuredhttps://www.photontradingfx.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/GreedyTraderSearch on Udemy
https://www.youtube.com/c/TradeProAcademy/featuredhttps://tradeproacademy.com

Platforms

  1. https://www.jigsawtrading.com