Basic Elements in Measuring E-Mini Market Strength

There are very few e-mini trading sources that don’t, at some point, emphasize the importance of trading with the trend. This article is no different; I highly recommend focusing on trading with the trend. However, not all trends are created equal and every trend begins to falter and finally reverse. Obviously, the best time to be trading the trend is when it is peaking and not when it is declining and strength.

But how do you know when and e-mini trend is especially strong and when it is entering a weak phase?

Interestingly enough, I generally show a high level of disdain for indicators and oscillators as primary tools for entering and exiting e-mini trades. On the other hand, indicators and oscillators are especially useful in developing an understanding of the underlying strength of a trend. As a trend lengthens, I tend to look to my indicators to see if there are any divergences in trend indications and price movement. For example, if the price has been rising in a trend and been confirmed throughout the course of the trend but began to show divergence (divergence would be an oscillator moving in a direction opposite the price movement, in this case) I start to become suspicious about the strength of the trend. While divergence signals may not point to the exact bar where the trend will in end, it should put any competent trader on notice that the trend is weakening.

When divergences begin to develop, there are two possible outcomes; the trend will resume in direction and strength or the trend will continue to falter and decay. Of course, repeated divergences in succession and on different indicators or oscillators would certainly put me on notice that the possibility for a trend change could be in the offing.

Additionally, I think it is important to keep an eye on volume during a trend. When I see a marked change in volume, especially with an increase in volume, my suspicions become even more pronounced.

A simple observation of the price action as the trend progresses can also yield significant clues as to the strength of a trend. Usually the end of a trend is marked by ragged price action and deeper retracements. You will often see the divergence of price action and an indicator as the price action becomes more ragged. A trend line will emphasize the weakening price movement, especially when the retracements stop at closer and closer intervals to the trend line, or temporarily violate the trend line.

As you can see, there is no single factor that I use in determining the strength of a trend line. I use a constellation of factors that relate similar information to determine the underlying strength of a market trend.

In summary, we have had a very brief look at market strength and trends and identified some factors that may indicate the weakening of a trend. Those factors are divergent indications, volume fluctuations, and erratic price action. Once the directional movement has slowed it may form a channel or reverse direction. Only observation will give you, as the trader, the proper information on which to act. Don’t trust any one indication of a weakening trend, but look for concerted indications of a change in price direction.

Network Marketing – Fear of Failure

Excited and scared to death at the same time huh? Welcome to Network Marketing. Everybody feels the same way. The problem is that the excitement wears off and fear is left behind. So how do you overcome the fear? There are a couple of ways to do that.First and foremost is to have a marketing strategy that is proven to work. You probably have been given no clear-cut guidelines on how to market the product and business. Oh, I know all about “Share” marketing. Simply share the products with your friends and family and the business will build. Guess again. It’s a fact that 97% of Network Marketers fail to accomplish anything significant in this industry. It’s painfully obvious this method is not working.If anything is making you nervous and making your stomach hurt it should be the obvious lack of real-world training. Seriously, If you were to open a business on Main street would you simply tell your family and friends then kick back and expect to retire in 5 years? That would be totally crazy wouldn’t it?Why is that what we are told to do in Network Marketing? This is where your fear of failure is coming from. Its well founded. You’re trying to figure out how this is going to work and the answer is that it isn’t. But it does work for some. What if you new what the top producers in the industry did to market their business? Would your fear fade away? Of course.We know 97% of people fail, but 3% hit it big time. Do you think that those people are relying on friends and family and my favorite the 3 foot rule. Their warm market was full of people that could really care less about a life changing business opportunity just like yours. They are no more ambitious or talented then you are. The difference is in how they market the products and the opportunity.First is the product. I know you are told that everybody is a customer, but is that really true? Is Uncle Bob really going to be fascinated by a fiber drink that can lower cholesterol? I doubt it. What if you market to people that are already using similar products. It’s called your target market and your upline doesn’t teach that. Stop trying to turn everybody into a customer. You are wasting your time.Here’s the biggie. There are 3 types of people that will be interested in your opportunity. People already in Network Marketing, people that have been in it before, and people actively looking for an MLM opportunity. The truth is that your warm market really doesn’t care about your opportunity and I guarantee all of them will want to see what happens to you first. Again, market to your target market. Now that you know who to market to your fear should be going down?So how do you find your target market? Getting online and advertising to them directly is the best way to do it. There are literally thousands of places to advertise for free online. Yes, I said for free. Stop wasting your time and gas money chasing your warm market and start putting some time into online marketing directly to your target market.Its called Attraction Marketing. You can create a situation where people come to you and ask for your product and actually ask to be in your business. Does this sound better? Is your fear of failure almost gone? You need to learn the strategy that the big dogs use. If you start using a marketing model that is proven to work, your fear fades away completely.You need to start learning what Attraction Marketing is all about. I want to provide you with a FREE resource that should clarify things for you. This is a 75 page e-book that you can download right this second. This is the real inside scoop of how the top earners in Network Marketing are running their business on auto-pilot totally online.

Minisites – Powerful Direct Marketing Websites

What makes minisites better at selling individual products than the bigger, more robust content sites? Simple, there are much fewer distractions for the visitor and minisites are generally designed for getting one action from the visitor.

Your prospective customer basically has two options to choose from, which are one, make the desired action that you are presenting them or two, leave the site. It’s basically that simple and this is a profitable business model that internet entrepreneurs should consider using when selling individual products.

Minisites are most popularly used by direct marketers selling information products, and they incorporate direct response marketing strategies, and effective copy writing that is focused on funnelling the website’s visitors to take one action. Initially, the prospective customer could be sent to a squeeze page (opt-in page) to first capture the customer’s information, so that the marketer can then follow up with the prospective customers in the future.

The idea is to send targeted web traffic to your minisites that focuses on selliing one specific product or service, whether that is an ebook, membership subscription, multi media course or some specific service. This product should be something that provides a solution to people within a specific market. It should either be a solution to a problem they have or something that can help them achieve a desired goal.

Now, to ensure that your mini site can convert the visitor into a customer or subscriber depending on your goal, you’ll need to first make sure that you do your due diligence and properly research your market, before creating your product and website. In short, you will need to know exactly who your target market is and what it is your market wants.

Once you know your market and what they really want, you can then create a minisite that is crafted with them in mind. You will then want to target that audience in your promotions, and then direct them to your site.

If you keep in mind what your prospective customer wants and focus on the benefits of the product, not so much the details of it, you will certainly be on the right track to creating your minisites the right way.