What Is a Market Profile and Why Do I Use It?

"Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start." -- The Sound of Music

I don't think there's a single question I get asked more often than this: Why have I chosen the market profile as my primary tool of choice? So, over the next nine articles, I am going to dig a bit deeper into this wonder tool. By the time I'm through, I believe those new to profiling will begin to see its value. At the same time, those already familiar with the basic framework of market profile will discover a renewed conviction in its ability to help us more accurately formulate logical answers to a series of questions....445 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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