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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep June 11, 2020

Support vs. Resistance in Trading with John Doherty

Episode Summary:

One of the keys to trading is knowing the lingo. Today on Limit Up! Podcast, Topstep’s own John Doherty joins Jack and Dan for a panel discussion on support and resistance. John explains the difference between the two and discusses how they impact your trades.

Full Show Notes:

This week, John Doherty of TopstepTrader is joining us on the Limit Up! Podcast for a panel discussion. John recently wrote an article for the Topstep blog called, “The Basics of Support and Resistance.” For today’s discussion, we’re diving into these two terms and both John and Dan walk us through how support and resistance affected recent trades.

Next, we’ll take a look at the current state of the market and make some forecasts on the month ahead. Listen in and check out John’s article for more.

  • [00:30] – This week: John Doherty
  • [03:02] – Onboarding funded traders
  • [04:18] – Market reaction
  • [06:13] – Interview with John Doherty
  • [06:13] – John’s trading background
  • [08:03] – Identifying support & resistance levels
  • [17:00] – Point of control
  • [20:32] – Determining if a level is support or resistance
  • [25:30] – Looking at the months ahead
  • [38:30] – Fed predictions

John Doherty is a Chicago native and 15-year veteran of the trading industry. He spent his formative years on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade before heading “upstairs” to tackle screen trading. John provides daily market commentary and trending news to the TopstepTrader blog and is a contributor to the Market Forecast morning broadcast.


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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Podcast episode production by Dante32.