The Snapback Strategy with Matt DeLong, Ep #111

The Snapback Strategy with Matt DeLong, Ep #111

Update: 2022-05-05


Matt is the CTO of Real Life Trading where he teaches classes, live webinars, group mentoring sessions, and offers personal coaching. His humble and authentic presence truly shines through when delivering in-person seminar presentations on mindset, parenting, entrepreneurship and trading. In this episode of How To Trade It, Matt shares the simplicity of his one-and-done strategy. You won’t want to miss!

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  • [05:13 ] Focusing on the process
  • [17:04 ] The Snapback Strategy
  • [22:30 ] One and done trading

Focus on the Process, not the Profit
Matt is a tech/software guy, and therefore, rather practical.  When he first started trading, he began tracking or recording all of his trades.  It didn’t take long for him to discover that if he just followed the plan, he would be more profitable than if he kept trying to make corrections based on what the market was doing.  It doesn’t matter if he wins or loses, Matt finds success in knowing that he followed his plan. Matt encourages his students to focus on the process and forget about whether or not they are making money on the trade…the profits will come, if you stick to the plan.  

 The Snapback Strategy  
The Snapback Strategy was originally known as the Tesla Snapback Strategy.  The name “Tesla” was removed because the strategy can be applied to any stock.  It’s kind of the opposite of an opening range breakout.  The idea behind this strategy is that in the first three minutes that the market is open, a high and a low is set.  Using that first candle as a guide, you place your order, and if it breaks above, you will move in the opposite direction by getting a short order ready; if it breaks below, you prepare a long order.  

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Disclaimer: Trading carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to invest you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment. Therefore, you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts. 

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The Snapback Strategy with Matt DeLong, Ep #111

The Snapback Strategy with Matt DeLong, Ep #111

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