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Sam specializes in options, equities, and macro trading using short-term signals.
He started trading in 2007. He began his career by trading index futures and equities intraday and later branched out to options which are now his trading vehicle.
Sam’s strategy is top-down – the tide first, boats second.
A typical path Sam will take before entering a position is understanding the setup on the index such as S&P or Nasdaq first, then the sector, such as technology, second, and the stock third. This gives him an edge in trading as it shows the money flow from the broad market to stocks. Once he has a found a setup he looks for an entry using multiple timeframe analysis to ensure that the signals are aligned on the weekly, daily, and intraday charts. The strongest setups have clean alignment from the intraday to the weekly.
Sam uses two unique indicators, the Trend Oscillator and the HiLo Stochastic to determine the structure and momentum in a stock setup. Both provide important information about the momentum in a chart.
Sam is primarily a shorter term swing trader but as long as the setups and market momentum signal continue to be valid, he will hold the trade. He will also cut a trade if any of the underlying conditions change, take profits, and look for a re-entry when the clarity of the trade setup returns.