Video: a day in the live trading room

All of the day's trading in the live trading room highlighting how each trade is managed once a position is taken.


How we traded Friday's US unemployment data in the live trading room

Discussed often in the live trading room is waiting for the "irregular" auction to cease, and only trading when the "regular" auction returns.
After the initial unemployment data reaction, the market settles back into a tradable rhythm which we exploited as per the video below.


Considerations during a trade: real-time recording

Managing a trade in real time is when trading skills are most tested. The recording below highlights numerous considerations and actions taken during a recent live trading room trade.

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Lessons from the live room: why we crushed it on Wednesday

Wednesday’s trading in the live trading room is shown below.

It’s not the completed trades that were key to the winning day, but rather, the trades we didn’t make…

As usual, morning prep provided the blueprint for the day’s trading. So after two failed short trades, we weren’t tempted to flip our view and initiate longs. Instead, we benefited from taking the other side of all those sellers who did flip their view; not once, but on two short trade sequences.


Lessons from the live room: why was yesterday such a great trading day?

In the live trading room yesterday, finally we were beneficiaries of a market trading back on itself after recent “new territory” prices.

The auction was now trading at prices that had been repeatedly traded the previous three sessions. We knew where participants were agreeing and disagreeing on doing business, data that we build our best trading days from.


Lessons from the live room: defining a trend using agreement

With the recent large trend days in the AUD, I thought I’d share how we were monitoring trends in the live trading room
to determine if the trend was still progressing, or indeed, coming to an end.