How to trade stocks using supply and demand imbalances
20th May 2019
How to trade and locate supply and demand imbalances on stocks
22nd May 2019

When trading supply and demand imbalances we don’t really need any indicator or add-on tools to tell us how and when to place a trade. Let’s take a look at Walt Disney Company stock #DIS using supply and demand imbalances as technical analysis without a single indicator dragged on the chart, just price action and impulses.

See below a monthly chart for Walt Disney Company stock #DIS trading in New York Stock Exchange. Disney company has broken all time highs around $122 per share a month ago, a very strong impulse has been created which is being in the process of create a new demand imbalance. The big picture trend is bullish, Walt Disney company is in a clear uptrend, only longs at new demand imbalances are allowed. Why should we need to add all kind of indicators like Bollinger Bands, CCI, RSI, MACD and exponential moving averages to make a trading decision when price action is telling us that all we can do is go long. But where can we go long, a new demand levels. This attached chart for Walt Disney Company stock represents a monthly chart, each candlestick is a month of time. It’s pretty clear that the whole move started around $113 per share, that’s where we would be interested to trade if the trend is still bullish by the time price revisits the impulse.

This is a very simple way of how to trade stocks, we must wait for the imbalance to be created and then wait again for price to pullback to the origin of the move.

Trading supply and demand imbalances is ideal for beginners and those with a full or half time job, you won’t need to stay in front of the computer all day long trying to move price action with your mind.

As supply and demand traders, we do not need to pay attention to the news, fundamentals or any earnings reports. Once a big timeframe imbalance has gained control, earnings do just the opposite and reacts strongly to those imbalances. Why is it that you see positive earnings and then the underlying stock drops like a rock, or a negative earnings announcement and the stock rallies like a rocket out of control? You are probably missing the fact that there are big imbalances gaining control.

Unless you are doing very short term trading and scalping, you should not worry about fundamentals or earnings announcements.

You can use these imbalances to plan your trades in lower timeframes. Trading is just waiting for the right trigger points and scenarios to present themselves, this game has got a name and it’s called the waiting game. We need to patiently wait for the correct scenarios and setups to happen and wait for price to pullback or dip into the price levels we want to trade, in our case these price levels are made of supply and demand imbalances.

There are several ways of buying stocks. When trading stocks, you can buy shares of the underlying stock or use options strategies to go long or short at these specific supply and demand levels, long calls or long puts or spreads. You can even buy a CFD (contracts for difference) if you are in a country where it’s allowed.

Alfonso Moreno
Alfonso Moreno
Full time trader, expert technical analyst and founder of Set and Forget supply and demand online trading community. Traveler, photographer and adventurer.

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