Price Action Masterclass: The Theory & Tactics Legendary Traders Use To Wring Billions Out Of MarketsÂ
This isnâ€™t your average technical analysis course.
Weâ€™re not just going to show you how to draw lines on a chart.
Weâ€™re not just going to show you how to read a few random indicators.
Weâ€™re going to help you achieve much more.
In the Price Action Masterclass, we take a deep dive into the theory and philosophy behind price action. Our goal is to help you build the solid foundation and understanding needed to reach a mastery level in technical analysis.
True mastery is the only way to reach simplicity on the other side of complexity.
The goal here isnâ€™t to teach you some basic technical strategy that only works in the current market environment and falls apart with any small change.
We want to teach you why technical analysis can be effective in analyzing markets and how you can use that information to profit.
â€œGive a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.â€
Now this isnâ€™t to say we wonâ€™t provide you with any price action tactics. This course is not all theory. Itâ€™s absolutely actionable. Weâ€™re going to show you exactly how we conduct our technical analysis at Macro Ops. Weâ€™re talking step-by-step instruction.
But before we do that weâ€™ll equip you with the knowledge you need to take full advantage of those tactics and techniques. At the end of this course, youâ€™ll even be able to create your own technical methodology.
Section 1 – Prime The Pump: Prep Your Mind For Success
Lecture 1 – A Beginnerâ€™s Mindâ€¦ â€” Extracting maximum value from any class or course requires rewiring your mind to emulate a beginner. This lecture helps prepare you to reach that mindset and unlock your full learning potential.
Lecture 2 – The â€œValueâ€ In Price Action â€” Discover the value price action brings to a trading process. Itâ€™s far more than just basic identification of trade setups. Price action helps with risk control, emotional management, timing, and more.
Lecture 3 – Multidimensional Forecasting â€” Say goodbye to vague â€œCNBCâ€ style forecasting and learn all the components involved in a real, executable, and definable trading signal.
Section 2 – The Philosophy Of Price Action: A Foundation For Whatâ€™s To Come
â€‹Lecture 4 – Simple Is Beautiful â€” Keeping you price action technique simple is the key having it survive over the long haul. But thatâ€™s not all. A simple price action system allows us to quickly find excellent trade candidates as well as easily measure performance. This lecture makes the case against â€œindicator soupâ€ and other complex technical methods.
Lecture 5 – Deathmatch: Techs Vs Fundies â€” A deep dive into the heated debate between technicians and fundamentalists. At a high enough level, both camps are actually executing a similar process. But at the end of the day everyone is a slave to the tape.
Lecture 6 – Sorry Miss Cleoâ€¦ Itâ€™s About Possibilities, NOT Predictions â€” Successful Operators know that price systems will never be 100% accurate. Trading is a probabilistic endeavor. Expecting certainty sets you up for failure. This lecture helps move expectations from certainty to managed uncertainty. Poker is used as analogy.
Lecture 7 – Sturgeonâ€™s Law: 90% Of Everything Is Crap! â€” One of the most difficult parts of active trading is avoiding â€œmiddle of the roadâ€ setups. Aligning yourself with Sturgeonâ€™s Law will help you trade within pockets of clarity and avoid mediocrity.
Lecture 8 – Isnâ€™t It All Just Random Anyway? â€” Most technical practitioners will never touch the subject of market randomness. This lecture does the opposite. We attack the conundrum head on and offer ways to mentally deal with the reality of a quasi-random market.
â€‹Lecture 9 – Reading Price Is Reading Emotions â€” Understanding that charts are a detailed map of investorsâ€™ emotions helps clarify why price action systems work. This understanding is key to building confidence when using any technical method.
Lecture 10 – The Two Faces Of Price: Consolidation and Trend â€” This lecture lays the groundwork for a complete mental model of price action. At the highest level price can only do two things: trend or consolidate. Knowing this helps a trader digest complex market fluctuations.
Lecture 11 – The Breakdown: Deconstructing Trends â€” Since the beginning of markets, master speculators have exploited trending behavior to generate billions in profits. This lecture dives deep into the theory and structure behind lucrative trends in financial markets.
Lecture 12 – Life In Pieces: Fractals â€” The discovery of fractal geometry by Benoit Mandelbrot began when he looked at price action in the markets. Understanding fractals will help you reconcile price movements on multiple timeframes.
â€‹Section 4 – Itâ€™s All About Data: Use Numbers & Score Big
Lecture 13 – The Random Walk â€” Find out how quants model the market and where that model breaks down. The binomial model is also proposed as a more intuitive way to understand the random walk. Embracing randomness rather than fearing it is a healthy approach for any trader battling the markets.
Lecture 14 – Noise Vs Signal: Can You Hear Me Now? â€” Some markets are harder to trade than others. This reality is explained and quantified using the efficiency ratio.
Lecture 15 – Back And Forth: Momentum and Mean Reversion â€” Learn how quants categorize price movements across multiple timeframes. Two main forces emerge, momentum and mean reversion. You can exploit these forces by correctly identifying where and when each is likely to dominate.
Lecture 16 – V Is For Volatility â€” Studying price action without understanding volatility is like driving blindfolded. Volatility conditions can overwhelmingly determine the success or failure of a technical signal. In many ways the volatility of price is more predictable than price direction itself. You will learn how to apply knowledge of volatility to a price action system.
â€‹Lecture 17 – Target, Deploy, Profit â€” There are many ways to skin the cat when it comes to analyzing price. Macro Ops uses classical charting patterns as a market lens. Learn the pros and cons of this method.
Lecture 18 – The Nitty-Gritty Of Price Patterns â€” This lecture goes through all the classical chart pattern setups we use to execute trades. The key is to avoid â€œRorschach analysisâ€ and only focus on whatâ€™s crisp and clear.
Lecture 19 – *Knock Knock*: Entries â€” Whatâ€™s the difference between an â€œokayâ€ entry and a perfect one? Find out as we dissect what a quality breakout bar looks like. This lecture also touches on breakout failures and retrace entries.
Lecture 20 – Itâ€™s Morphinâ€™ Time! â€¦For Patterns â€” Chart patterns can morph and fizzle into unintelligible chicken scratch. Understanding the reason for pattern failure will help set expectations. It will also steer us away from market conditions that make price pattern trading more likely to fail.
Lecture 21 – Timeframes â€” A full out discussion on which timeframes to focus on and why. Higher timeframes offer the best combination of stability and efficiency. Also discover how to use multi-timeframe analysis to uncover extremely fruitful â€œnestedâ€ patterns.
Lecture 22 – A Game Of Nuance â€” Each asset class behaves in its own unique way due to differences between the market players trading them. Fixed income will never trade like oil. And a hot tech stock will never trade like an equity index. Awareness of these market nuances will help you tweak your price action analysis to better fit a target market.
Lecture 23 – Scoping Your Targets â€” Get a front row seat to how we scan through markets searching for that next big win.
Section 6 – Trade Management: Increase Your Profitability And Protect Your Emotions
Lecture 24 – Graceful Exits â€” Entering a trade is only the beginning. To maximize your edge in the market you must become a master at exiting trades. This lecture explores all different types of exit strategies for losing trades and winning ones.
Lecture 25 – Probability Mutation â€” The location of your stops and targets have a much higher influence on your win rate than anything else. Quantifying and understanding the theoretical breakeven rate on a trade setup will give you a ballpark estimate of a tradeâ€™s probability of success. Armed with this knowledge you can tweak your system to fit your emotional needs.
Lecture 26 – Bayesian Inference â€” Master traders, the best in the business, are able to effectively make adjustments and tweaks to existing trades as new information becomes available. This process is called Bayesian Inference. Learn how to apply this advanced technique to your trading.
Section Recaps & Action Steps
Each section concludes with a recap of everything covered, including action steps to help students put both theory and methods into practice. This will ensure that you internalize the most important parts of each lecture to utilize them in your trading process going forward.
The knowledge in the Price Action Masterclass will not only help you succeed in the markets today, but tomorrow as well.
We all know about the growing prevalence of high-frequency traders. Profiting in the market has become more difficult because of these machinesâ€™ ability capture market inefficiencies in just nanoseconds.
The technical legends of old had to transform their individual strategies to account for the new normal weâ€™re now faced with. The reason they were able to successfully adapt is because of their deep understanding of price action. Robots or no robots, it didnâ€™t matter. Their knowledge transcended any â€œflavor of the dayâ€ market changes.
Those using more surface-level technical analysis, even with their success in the old markets, were eventually wiped out as technology progressed. Their strategies stopped working. And because they didnâ€™t truly understand price action, they couldnâ€™t adapt.
Today we are facing yet another massive change coming to the markets. We call it the the quant wave.
Everyday thereâ€™s another fund dropping their old strategies and moving to â€œquantâ€. Now quant can mean a lot of different things, but in general it consists of using more and more data fueled predictions to profit from markets. Technology is being leveraged to the max. And this isnâ€™t even mentioning the advances in AI that are coming to the market daily.
Does this mean technical analysis wonâ€™t be effective going forward?
It means that markets will change, just like they always have. But at the same time, theyâ€™ll remain the same.
Itâ€™s difficult to understand the piercing truth of this statement if you donâ€™t understand how price action truly works. If you donâ€™t develop a real mastery, then you will not survive the coming changes.