How To Profit In Choppy Markets (The 80/20 Rule)

10% Credit Spreads
3 min readNov 29, 2023

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Want to know how to trade in choppy markets? Where the market is up and down and up and down? In this article, I’m going to dive into the art of navigating choppy markets. We all know that the current market is throwing us some wild swings, making it a bit tricky to secure profits. But fear not — I’m here to share a strategy that can make a significant difference in your success rate. It’s all about embracing the 80/20 rule.

The Power of Algo Alerts (80%)

First and foremost, let’s talk about the backbone of our strategy — the algo alerts. These nifty notifications get us 80% of the way toward profitable trades. They provide us with trade alerts, ideas, and help us understand the market trends. It’s like having a reliable guide in these turbulent times. So, the key takeaway here is to trust and follow these alerts diligently.

Your Own Technical Analysis (20%)

Now, here’s where we can add our own touch to the mix. While the algo alerts are fantastic, adding your analysis, opinions, and rules contributes the extra 20% that can significantly boost your success. By studying the most successful members in our community, I discovered that they seamlessly integrate their intuition, opinions, and personal rules into the algo alerts. This personal touch refines their trades and enhances profitability.

Trading Strategies For Choppy Markets

To make the most of the 20%, let’s delve into some practical tools. The CST indicator is a game-changer, especially if you’re not a fan of extensive charting. It beautifully visualizes trends with blue, white, and gray lines, giving a quick snapshot of prevailing market conditions. But that’s not all; combining this with other indicators like predictive trend channels, super trend, hyper trend, and Fibonacci lines adds an extra layer of precision.

  • Predictive Trend Channels: These channels help us identify key bounce and reversal points in the market. Utilizing them strategically allows us to catch those short-term moves that might otherwise be overlooked.
  • Super Trend and Hyper Trend: These indicators provide a broader perspective on the prevailing long-term trend. Confirming the algo alerts with these tools ensures we’re on the right track, making informed decisions.
  • Enable Auto Fibonacci Lines: For those who struggle with drawing support and resistance, this feature does it for you. It identifies crucial levels, enhancing your ability to spot potential reversal points.

In conclusion, navigating choppy markets becomes more manageable with the 80/20 rule. Trust the algo alerts to guide you 80% of the way, but don’t hesitate to add your analysis, opinions, and rules for that extra 20%. The CST indicator, combined with other powerful tools, empowers you to make more informed decisions in these unpredictable times. Remember, it’s not about abandoning the algo alerts but refining them with your unique insights. So, let’s embrace the 80/20 rule, adapt to market changes, and continue our journey towards consistent profitability. Happy trading!

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Thanks for reading 🙂
Austin Bouley
CEO & Chief Strategy Officer

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