Glossary 2019-02-11T15:14:51+00:00


Trading strategies and unknown principles

Over the years Korbinian Koller has extracted many unknown principles and trading strategies:

  • 5T – upon open of a new 5 min candle a 60-90 second move in one direction gets faded for the last 3 min of the candle in the
    other direction
    (in steep directional markets upon open counter directional move up to 4 min which gets faded entirely in the last 60 seconds)

  • Act/react – action/reaction principle (extended moves come back to their mean)

  • Ask (or Offer) – The price that people are willing to sell at.

  • ATNH – all time new highs (as a general guideline when new ATNH are printed daily pivots are good s/r zones for targets as well as Fibonacci extensions)

  • Baldwin exit – exit strategy that has a mental stop but allows for running the stop temporarily to get on large size orders the better fill after the first bounce back into liquidity and possibly better fill prices than the original stop (this exit strategy requires an in depth knowledge of the markets of a professional)

  • Bamboo – chart pattern formation – sideways market with color alternating price bars

  • Beauty principle – Events come in pairs , 2. measure the price distance, 3. use “beauty” (chart harmony) as a filter for engaging or disengaging in the market

  • BO – breakout

  • Bid – The price that people are willing to buy at.

  • Breakout (BO) – A Breakout is a price movement that pierces the upper or lower boundaries of a trading range or other defined s/r zone

  • CEOD – cheapest entry of the day (proprietary chart pattern setup)

  • Confirmation – Traders often look more than one signal to confirm their opinion on the price direction of a security. Confirmation refers to a subsequent signal that validates or reinforces the traders opinion on where the issue is heading

  • Cover – To close out a short position.

  • Dir rel – directional reload a: 20MA 1 min chart touch entry (very aggressive) b: 40MA 1 min chart penetration + retest of that price level (aggressive)

  • Creep – directional slow market on 5 or 15 min charts with “bearded”(wicks) candles

  • EBO – early breakout (anticipated breakout)

  • EOD – end of day

  • EODrev – end of day reversal play (entry on or shortly after 19:00 for counter directional mini squeeze)

  • EOM – end of month

  • ETRI – early triangle (anticipated triangle breakout)

  • Fade – To take a position that is counter to the current trend of a trading instrument. The position is established at the end of an up or down leg.

  • FED 123 – entry strategy for FED news release

  • Fly – MA continuation pattern entry setup – often also an EBO

  • Get Flat – To close out a long position.

  • H&S – head and shoulders (reversal chart pattern)

  • HOD – high of the day

  • inflection point – high likely reversal point in multiple markets

  • Intraday High & Low – The high and low for that day

  • Intraday Support & ResistanceThe support and resistance levels for that day

  • Liquidity – Describes the level to which a security can be traded without significantly affecting price. A liquid security can undergo a high volume of trading without a significant change in price.

  • LOD-low of the day

  • Market Order – An order to buy or sell a security at whatever price is obtainable at the time

  • OMT – (one more time) momentum based entry method used as an early entry method of a BO

  • Opening Price – The price (or price range) recorded during the period designated by the exchange as the official opening.

  • Pinch play – (chart pattern formation) prices getting “pinched” between MA formations

  • POI– Point of Interest

  • Position – The side that you are in a trading vehicle. What you are holding; either short or long.

  • Pullback – When a trading instrument is strong (going up) and comes off (goes down) a little bit. The thought is that it will probably go back up again at some point.

  • Quad Exit – I use QUAD EXITS to honor the principal of “Choices” (I am all in and my system has a high expectancy of immediate profits
    so I exit half of my position for immediate financing of the trade meaning I get out with half for small profits. I take another 25% of position on my first target and another 25% on my 2nd final target)

  • Range – The difference between the high and low price of a trading instrument during a given period

  • Rev time – reversal time-statistical edge of a market direction turning point (these times vary for various markets)

  • RiPs – representation is psychology (set chart work spaces in alignment to market condition and system procedures)

  • Scalping – When a trader takes small profits and trades quickly in and out of a trading instrument.

  • Selling off – When a trading instrument is going down and the thought is that it will continue to do so.

  • Slippage – a failure to meet expectation with regard to the execution of an order. Slippage also describes the difference between estimated transaction costs for a trade and the amount paid due to market conditions, poor execution etc.

  • Spread – The difference between the bid and the ask.on etc.

  • Short Squeeze – When those that are short have to cover to avoid excessive losses. Leads to a seemingly inexplicable up move.

  • Stop Loss Order – This is an order that becomes a market order when a particular price level is reached. A sell stop is placed below the market a buy stop is placed above the market.

  • S/R-support resistance.

  • Swing Trading – Trading in a time frame of one to four days. Swing Traders attempt to exploit short-term price momentum.

  • Tape – Level 2 screen showing bid and ask and inside and the amounts of contracts offered at these levels (also at times referred to as dome,L2,matrix,ABV)

  • TCIP – trading comes in pairs (markets have a short term memory)

  • TD-trend day

  • Tick – The minimum fluctuation/movement (up or down) in the price of a security.

  • TL-trend line

  • TP-turning point

  • Trend – The pattern a stock is following. It is best NOT to fight the trend.

  • TRI – triangle (chart pattern formation)

  • V – chart pattern formation of a >80% price bounce (similar to Japanese candlestick patterns of a bullish engulfing pattern or a piercing pattern)

  • Volatility – The amount of price movement in a given stock

  • Volume – Total number of contracts traded as of that point in the day

  • Times: ( all in NY TIME ZONE )

  • Pre market – Trading between 8:00 and 9:30 A.M. (index futures)

  • Morning session (opening session) – Trading between 9:30 and 11:15 A.M (index futures)

  • Expiry – Currency options are typically set to expire at the New York expiry 10 A.M. (or the Tokyo expiry 3 p.m. Tokyo time)

  • The Fix – London Closing Time 11:00 A.M. (4 PM LONDON)

  • Doldrums – Trading between 11:15 A.M. and 2:15 P.M.

  • Afternoon Session – Trading between 2:15 and 4:00 P.M.(index futures)

  • After-hours – Trading between 4:00 and 8:00 P.M.(index futures)

  • Crypto Currency – Trading 24/7 (sessions from 19:00PM to 19:00PM)


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