$200 Profits Riding the Trend: Performance Coaches' Trading Combine

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 01, 2017

The Performance Coaches gained $198.96 today affter going long Crude Oil ($CLZ7) on three separate trades. Though Crude closed lower on the day, the Coaches kept initiating longs based on the two-month-long trend that saw Crude gain from $47 to a high of $55.20 today. That $8 move has only accelerated in recent days - causing the Coaches to look for opportunities to primarily buy any dips.

Here's how the Coaches trading worked out today.


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The Coaches first long of the day came right at the open, when Crude initially sold off to $54.80 and then rallied up $0.10. This is one of John Hoagland's favorite trades - when the one-minute opening bar (8 AM CT for Crude Oil) establishes a range and then prices move outside of that. Hoag then puts a stop below that bar and buys that break out. 

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Today, that trade worked out for the Performance Coaches - as Crude traded higher. Since they were closing out the trade ahead of the inventory numbers, they were able to lock in a $100 profit. 

The Coaches placed two more trades the rest of the day - going long Crude near the Weekly Kickoff high of $54.60 - and then once again after it put in a bottom. The second trade did not work out, while the final trade did - helping the Coaches add nearly $200 to their balance today. 

If you want to follow the Coaches' trades on Twitter (@topsteptrader), you can use #CoachesCombine. Here's how we reported them today. 

As a reminder, trades are not recommendations and we do delay the Twitter feed by 15 minutes.

Total performance for the day, including fees and commissions: $198.96Balance is $50,753.17. For more, check out their Trading Combine dashboard below.

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Trading Combine, Trading Basics