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Swing traders! Time of day for entry?

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Swing traders out there using daily charts. What time of day do you typically enter your trades? Open, midday or just prior to close?
 
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That is a shocking answer Nun....

um......... when the price reaches my entry point .
The OP was after the magical entry time of day to be shared by the all knowing gurus.

I also enter when the price reaches my entry point.

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Entry @ 11.53am or 1.59 pm

Can't disclose my exit time for privacy reasons
 

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Most I would imagine trade the volatility found at the first and last 30 mins.
 

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Interesting tool here to find the relatively recent times of day where buying performed better than selling....

Free Trial too...
 

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Swing trading!

That's me. Hard to say. The swing can start anytime during the day :banghead:

First 2 hours is usually the best time. It's agonising m8. Sitting there watching ur position going against u.


It ain't over till its over. Iv closed out some positions with 1 hour to go thinking that I'd lost and the market decided to move in the last half hour in my favour.
 

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For FTSE an DAX the opening of the DJIA
For the SPI. The HSI/Nikkei/China
Open/Close
Individual Reversal Bars and blow off patterns.
News events--big ones.
Strong support or resistance supported by blow off volume coming into it.
Combinations of the above.

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To me the answer as to what time--is ANYTIME.
 

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According to the moneyclock, the period from 4:00-5:00 am EST has been a bullish bias for the last few weeks....I'm assuming this is just a simple algorithm that buys 1 car at the open of each hour and closes the trade at the end, then ranks by win/loss and profitability to give an idea of any statistical biases for time of the day, over the past 14 days, which is the max look back period.
 

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