Market Profile: Volume and Value-Tracking Strategies

John Keppler, PhD, discusses the principles and guidelines for volume analysis and value-tracking strategies using Market Profile®* concepts. Learn how to recognize important volume signals. Dr. Keppler demonstrates how to use volume as part of a full, three-dimensional approach to market analysis.

Price fluctuations in any traded market are a direct result of the forces of supply and demand. Supply and demand, in turn, are a function of volume activity in the market. Consequently, the importance of volume and its impact on trading decisions cannot be overemphasized. Volume is the fuel that powers the market.

Understanding and tracking volume are important skills that all traders need to learn to improve their trading performance. Volume levels are the indelible footprints of smart money in the market. Simply put, an accurate analysis of volume reveals the flow of capital in and out of the market.

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Presenter: John Keppler, PhD Executive Director of Strategic Trading

Bio: John Keppler, PhD, is the Director of the Strategic Trading Educational Program and the Chief Analyst for Your Trading Room (YTR). He has been a business professor and strategic trader for over twenty years. Dr. Keppler has developed a variety of proprietary strategic trading systems. Utilizing his trading knowledge and educational background, he has developed the Strategic Trading Educational Program to help guide traders and investors through the maze of financial markets.

Dr. Keppler is well-grounded in both fundamental and technical market analysis techniques. His personal trading experience includes stocks, ETFs, futures, forex, options, and commodities. He has traded in both U.S. and international financial markets.

Dr. Keppler has presented seminars and workshops around the world and has published numerous research papers and articles on technical analysis, trading methods, trading strategies, risk management, and market price action theory. His book, Profit with the Profile, is scheduled to be released in fall 2011.

To learn more, view the following:

  • Market Profile in CQG
  • Marking Conditions on Market Profile Charts commentary
  • Harnessing the Power of Market Profile with John Keppler, PhD webinar
  • Advanced Market Profile webinar 



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