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Just a Trade a Day: Simple Ways to Profit from Predictable Market Moves

Just a Trade a Day: Simple Ways to Profit from Predictable Market Moves

Michael Jardine

ISBN: 978-1-118-53817-3

Oct 2012

161 pages



The world’s number-one Fibonacci trading guru delivers a revolutionary new system for finding that one, great trade a day

 Using the revolutionary, easy-to-learn methods outlined in this book, the full power of Fibonacci trading will be yours to command. Michael Jardine, one of the world’s acknowledged experts on Fibonacci trading and author of the international bestseller, New Frontiers in Fibonacci Trading, draws upon his decades of experience with Fibonacci trading theory and practice to develop a simple, easy-to-use system that allows you to find that one great trade a day that every trader hopes for—day after day, year after year. Combining his original Jardine Range and what he has dubbed the “Universal Chart,” Jardine’s trading system will deliver greater consistency and objectivity to your trading, indicate key trend reversals, optimize your exits and much more. 

  • Clearly explains how to use the Universal System right out of the box with any trading instrument and in any time frame
  • Demonstrates how to use the system in conjunction with other tools and strategies to complement your current trading methodology
  • Shows how to use Market Profile™ and Points of Control to more reliably determine comfort levels in the markets and anticipate trending moves with uncanny accuracy 
  • Uses detailed simulations to help clarify the theory behind the Universal System and to let you observe how it works in practice
  • Packed with real-life examples Jardine’s and includes a 500-day trading summary/journal demonstrating just how profitable this time-tested system has been for him


Introduction v

Chapter 1 In a Nutshell 1

What I'm Going to Tell You 1

The Market Profile 2

The Point of Control 3

The Virgin Point of Control 3

The Jardine Range 4

The Universal Chart 4

What I Told You 5

Part 1 The Basics of Market Profiling 7

Chapter 2 The Market Profile 9

Measuring the Market Profile with a Price Histogram Chart 10

Lines in the Sand 13

Conjecture Lines 15

Fibonacci as a conjecture Line 16

The Best Line in the Sand 18

Profiles of the Profiles 20

Chapter 3 The Virgin Point of Control 29

Those Lines in the Sand 29

Strength in Numbers 31

POC as a Price Attractor 33

VPC as an Even Stronger Price Attractor 33

Market Memory is Only So Long 37

Chapter 4 The Jardine Range 43

What Goes Up 44

Natural and Potential 45

Back to Newton 47

Objectivity is Your Friend, Subjectivity Your Enemy 47

Part 2 The Universal System 51

Chapter 5 Getting In: The Oscillator 53

Those Squiggly Lines 53

The Great Oscillator Debate 56

The Stochastic 56

The Great Settings Debate 57

So What's the Use? 58

Using Multiple Time Frames 59

My Settings-the Holy Grail (Not) 59

Objective Requirements to Generate the "Buy" and "Sell" Signals 62

Executing a Buy or Sell Signal 64

Chapter 6 Getting Out: Average Range 69

Quick Review of Our Goal 69

Catching the First Wave 71

What Next? 73

Profit Protection 73

Do the Research 77

Optimizing Your Target 77

Chapter 7 Jardine Range and the Universal Chart 83

About Those Profiles 83

Chart 1 Jardine Range 85

Chart 2 The "Uni" 86

Blogging the Trades 92

Part 3 Putting Theory to Practice 99

Chapter 8 Trade Types 101

Type 1 Standard Keltner Exit 101

Type 2 Keltner Exit with Fibonacci Extension 102

Type 3 Counter Market 107

Missed Trades 108

Chapter 9 The Hard Part 111

Those Pesky Stops 111

Price-Based Stops 112

Market-Based Stops 113

Natural Stops 113

Lesson: Worst Case Scenario 114

A Word about Cash Management 118

Preparing to Lose-and to Win 119

Chapter 10 Back to Fibonacci: Jardine Trimesters 121

Trading Resource Guide 127

Appendix A Building Blocks 129

Market Structure Low (MSL) 130

Market Structure High (MSH) 133

Reversal Patterns 134

Appendix B Fibonacci review 137

Leonardo and His Rabbits 138

The Golden Mean 139

More on the Mean 140

Using Fibonacci to Forecast Waves 143

Appendix C 500-Day Trade Summary 147

Glossary 151

Recommended Reading 157