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Technical Analysis Vs AIMS The Setup

The traditional way of technical analysis is to look for Supply Demand areas, check support and resistance, find out the key price levels where price seems to react, reverse or hold levels.

Compare that to the AIMS Setup method. An indicator based, rule based method, you will find that the former requires a considerable amount of time and attention and experience compared to AIMS The Setup.

Anyone can learn to trade the setup within a few weeks. It would take good 12-24 months to master, the so called, simple analysis using "naked charts".

The following series of charts show a trade I just took at the time of writing this.





Clearly Moving Markets - But No Signal

There are times when you see the Market is clearly moving in x or y direction but your system does not create a trading signal on the chosen time frame.

e.g. The EUR/USD this morning was clearly not going up. @Jasmien hinted in the chatroom that she thought it was stretched. And at that time it appeared to be continuing the uptrend.

Soon after the Big Bear Candle was printed.




So What can we do when its clearly telling you that its reversing or its going this way.
You don't want to break the rules of your method.

Here is a prime example.

Drop to the Lower Time Frame. Below I show M15 chart.


The picture clearly shows some good AIMS The Hunt Cherry Signals.  In the forum I also discussed a very cool way to catch such setups, on the M5 time frame. 
Its called the AIMS 10X Pattern. You can spot the M5 setup 1's while watching the H1 chart. 
Hope this helps 

AIMS The Setup vs AIMS The Hunt

Which one is Better? 
Well, it depends. Let's have a look at the following pictures of the trades I took on the GBP/USD.

First picture is that of GBP/USD H4 (Four Hourly) Chart.



This picture has three beautiful signals and three beautiful trades marked by distinct vertical lines so that you can identify all trades on the next chart that shows the same trades on the H1 (Hourly) chart.

This picture convinces me why Setup 1 is an Awesome Setup as well as why Hunt Method is even superior or  at least a great alternative. 
Superior because it requires less time to observe and trade this signal, requires less screen time and can be traded on higher time frames as well as lower time frames.

Alternative because people who can't trade the hourly chart can trade the 4 hourly chart and catch the same setup 1's that happen on H1. Same goes for H4/D1.



















Three Coloured Lines indicate trades that were taken as Setup 1 originally on H1 Chart.
But look at this h4 chart,  all 3 trades seems t…

The Mindset of a Professional Trader

There are two types of mindsets. One that is the opposite of the mindset required for consistently successful trading while the other the mindset of professional consistently successful traders.

The Non Professional Trading Mindset: When a novice, non professional trader sees a setup, (A Trading Signal)  many doubts hits the trader. Instead of looking objectively at the rules of their trading plan (assuming they have one since most don't even bother with this fundamentally important aspect of trading) they look for all the things that have nothing to do with their plan.

As a novice struggling trader you start looking for reasons that has nothing to do with your trade plan. In other words the trader loses objectivity. Though confusingly though, for most people, when its a wrong setup, or no setup, trader somehow, finds it very easy to take those trades. There is no hesitation and they jump in without thinking. That is one type of mindset.

This mindset is a disaster. The trader may …

How to remain Consistently Profitable - Control Drawdowns

The Most Important thing I've learnt in life , relating to trading, is that we should risk far less than 1% per trade. Yes, that is what we are told in most of the trading books to risk 1-3%. Even though a very small proportion of the trading books talk about this very important aspect of trading i.e RISK Management in the first place. But what they don’t consider is what happens if you have 10 losing trades in a row?
The Biggest Secret of Trading Success is: RISK MANAGEMENT. And risk management has a lot to do with this often-ignored concept called Drawdowns. A good method should always address Risk and draw downs. According to Investopedia


What is a 'Drawdown'A drawdown is the peak-to-trough decline during a specific recorded period of an investment, fund or commodity security. A drawdown is usually quoted as the percentage between the peak and the subsequent trough. Those tracking the entity measure from the time a retrenchment begins to when it reaches a new high. (ref…

Really and Honestly Trade The Setup 1

This setup is much more powerful than even I thought myself.

It just never seizes to amaze me. The Setup is a perfectly testable idea. Anyone can look at the rules, test it on past data and do a forward test. To date, Nobody has ever been  able to come to me and say, "this did not work". Why? Because "IT WORKS". How do you know that it works?

To Find Out, People join our forum, they go through the course material, start trading the simple method, they complete a batch of T20 (The T20 Principle has been our greatest achievement thanks to Mr. Douglas) testing the Setup 1 idea and nearly all of them get the following result.

33% winners 33% Break Even Trades and 33% losing ones.Winners are Twice as big as the losers. 
You will get 5% on average per T20 (risking only 1% per trade).

The Setup shows you where to put Stop Loss, Where to Take Profit and Where and When to move Stop Loss to Breakeven.

Plus Snorms Fantastic ATM Expert Advisor can automate the trade management …

Higher Win Rate Method - Rinse and Repeat

The thing is, it's the same thing, same method, same strategy, working over and over and over again.

There is nothing that needs changing. Why?

Because it WORKS...

So, this Sunday morning, I'll just spam you with some screenshots I shared in our AIMS Live Trading Room (Slack Server). Its like taking selfies of yourselves everyday. haha

I think you can look at these pictures and be the judge yourselves. It's the "same" thing, similar looking charts compared to the posts made on this blog as early as 2011.

66% Win Rate. Grow your account average 5% per 20 Trades. 











Have a great Sunday. And let's grow our accounts before we close this year mid december for Winter Holidays. Trading does not require hard work. Just Patience and Discipline.

Trump Said Market Will Crash - Trade it with AIMS

Would you like to know how AIMS Stress Free Trading - The Setup performed on Indices Yesterday?

Well, the stock markets crashed and made news all over.

Before that crash, we had a slight murmur in our trading room.



"All Indices are showing Setup 1 on the Hourly Time Frame"

Take one or two , or all. Just make sure you don't risk more than you should. OK>

and then... CRASH










The Secret to Trading Success - SIMPLE RULES

The most important part of trading success is "to have solid rules and following them religiously".

No matter how robust and efficient the method, if you don't follow the rules you will Destroy your account .WHY?

Because RULES (Simple Rules)
Are a mechanism to protect ourselves from our Flintstones brain. The primitive flight and fight response mechanism can be countered only by accepting to trade only by the RULES.

In the heat of the moment when your vision is blurry the RULES will work as Light Houses, beacons and torches to get you out of the darkest  dungeon and light up the path that may eventually lead you into the broad daylight of consistent success.

Discipline is the KEY.

A system is a effective only if you use it!



A simple Checklist  will ensure you remain Discipline 100% of the time.
(Its part of the T20 Principle we share with you in the Members section) 

And Remember:
Trading or Any other Success in life is at least 80% a Psychological thing. Its Mental. 20%…

Trend vs Range Bound Market - How to Trade

To Reverse or Not to Reverse
To Breakout Trade or Not to

Below, I copy something I wrote in the Slack room. Thought' I'll preserve it here. 

1. Trader should know how to differentiate between a Trending Market and a Sideways Ranged / Boxed Market... on The Time Frame they are Looking at.

2. Keeping above in mind, you'll then know that different time frames can have different situations, one time frame is trending the other is sideways.(keep waves within waves within waves)

3. Keeping above in mind , one should trade both situations differently.

e.g. Setup 1 takes this information into account. A setup one tries to signal you, that the 5xHTF is trending while current time frame is sideway.
and since,

FACT: Higher Probably Setups are Breakouts in the Direction of Higher Time Frame Trends

that means there are higher chances of breakouts in the direction of the trend of higher time frame, (which means sometimes it will breakout against it as well) signal is created in that dire…

The Signal at the Bottom of the Crash of 2008

The AIMS Fruit Signal that said, (a decade ago) 
"Hey guys, Invest in Index Funds and Go to the Bahamas"


202 Reasons to JOIN TODAY

Our Method achieved 202 Winners since the Start of this year. That's just 7 Months of trading.

202 Winners in 7 Months of Trading 

AIMS The Setup Method provided

202 Winners compared to 

46 negative trades 

That is unbelievably  fantastic

Win Rate of 81%. 




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Get Ready for the Autumn/Winter 2018 Season

13 Quality Tips for Investors and Traders

In the following sections, we list some rules that can help investors improve their investment decisions.  These guidelines come from our experience and are not necessarily based on new theories.
1. Know Yourself If you start sweating when you watch the price swings of a product you have invested in, you either have the wrong trading concept, are in the wrong products, or your positions are too big.
2. Put Your Ego Aside The biggest losses happen after investors make their first big profits. If you accumulate profits with a proven, tested investment strategy, you can pride yourself on its success. However, if you make profits without an investment strategy, you may lose not only all your prof its but your total investment. Unexpected price moves do not have to mean big losses; they occur because investors work with the wrong trading concept.
3. Hoping and Praying Do Not Guarantee Success Many traders keep repeating the same mistake: They take small profits and let the losses run. The…

Where is the Euro Heading?

Sadly, not great news for Euro Dollar. I'm not referring to fundamentals or what Junker may or may not have said. Although all those factors do play their part. For us, Technical Traders, everything is there on the chart itself.

And AIMS The Setup 1 Signal has popped up on the #EUR/USD Pair on the Daily Chart.
It could be heading towards 1.1250 to hit the Target Zone One.

But it will first have to break out of the current box its in.
It will also then have to deal with and break the levels to the left.



oh btw just a quick question Which one is More Cheesy? 


USDCHF Could Fly into Wave 5 Up - Setup 1 Alert

The Swissy had a good strong wave 3 up during parts of March and April this year.  It then completed its pullback of Wave 4 back into the purple during may nad parts of June and stayed in a tight sideways AIMS Box within june and this month of July 20018. Now we have a 3rd Blue Dot signal. All the rules of Setup 1 Long apply. Buy above the box. 

How to Trade the Euro Dollar #EURUSD

Just one Chart to Inspire You


How to Count Elliott Wave within 10 Seconds

1000 Ways to Skin a Cat - [More Profits - Same Setups]

The Way to make profit is to find a pattern that gives you statistical edge, its easy to find, and its tradeable.

The pattern of Find a wave 3 and 4, to catch wave 5, i.e. Setup 1 is one that gives you Higher ODDS of success.

Now you have options to apply risk and trade management  techniques to manipulate results. e.g. in this example of Setup 1 on DAX h1.

You could have taken Entry using the Standard Box entry with SL above the box and Entry Below The Box. You will then double that distance between SL and Entry and that would be your 2X (or 2R) Target Point or Take Profit Point. 



But also, you could have done this.

Took entry below the box, Had 50 SL, that was somewhere between the box. and set a 100 points SL. That meant I got 2R profit, and it was hit , in time and points, far before the example above.

There are a number of ways in which you can benefit from a pattern that repeats often enough and gives a higher chance of happening. In other words, as long as you know your edge, …

5 Waves of Order within CHAOS of the Market [Elliott Wave]

I have copied a few of my posts from our Live Trading Group. 


*Remember* Trade Fruit at the Peak of 3 or 4 or 5 ... nothing else ... if you follow this rule you'll filter out many many false signals...


AIMS Trading Signals and its Connection to Elliott Wave
*S1* By design means trade into wave 5, target Target Zone. 😊

*Hunt* is an extension or rather an extraction of the best bits of AIMS The Setup 1 and AIMS The Fruit Trading Strategy / Method...

It focuses on MTF (Multiple Time Frame)  Setup 1 and Most potent trend-following signal with a  counter wave entry method The apple Setup but MTF Apple. The Apple occurs at the peak of Wave 4 but its a leading indicator that takes you into the next wave 5. Its counter wave since its counter to the direction of the current wave but its in line with trend since the trade signal is in the direction of the previous wave 3.

Cherry/Apple and S1/Seed are MTF sister setups.

*the 34 concept rules it all.*
We look for Wave 3 and 4 and we trade BANG in…

The Hunt Method - DAX M1 or M5

Attention All New and Experienced Traders 
We have started trading the Hunt Method on Most Time Frames and Markets 
If you have only 2 Hrs a day, Trade The DAX M1 using The Hunt Method with us Every Morning Monday to Friday

If you can give your charts 1 min 8 times a day Trade the Forex, Gold and Oil with us.

Below We traded Today The Hunt Method on DAX M5/M1. The start of the day was a bit slow but later it picked up. I will show you how we traded it in pictures. Become a member to learn how to trade AIMS The HUNT method.









The Power of AIMS TZ1 Concept

The Concept of Target Zone ONE is very powerful. It gives you 80% success rate.

If you can figure out The Setup 1 or The Apple Setup you have a great chance of success.

One can make a good 6 figure income a year trading nothing but "Working Towards TZ1"

Here is an example of TZ1 being hit to the pip on the Kiwi #NZD/USD


The Fractal Geometry of AIMS Fruit Method - 70 Points Profits

The market was not as volatile as we like but looking at the hourly time frame we saw that the wave might want to pull back a big. ABC was visible with a possibility of C down turning into a possible nice 1-5 wave formation on the m5 chart.
So we caught the possible 3 down within the possible C down.


There was an apple signal at the peak of Wave 2 but it was not clear to me. So I waited for box breakout.

I saw it break below the lows and since i was loaded up I decided to trail the bars using #SnormsATM






I saw that it broke the lows and it was giving me good profits. I noticed that it might be time for it to pull back a bit. Since positions were fully loaded it was good time to bank some profits. Closed two positions and let the initial running.


Soon the trail bar was hit and I decided to exit all positions. I had been waiting for this to play out all morning so I was a bit tired. Turns out it was a good decision anyway.



It was a good trade. The following image shows that our exit was…