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You need to know One thing when trading today...

...What's next.

Join me every morning to see real-time ES signals.

(Other futures covered include Metals, Energies, Rates, FX)


All I wanted was a method to efficiently spot a chart's trading opportunities.

What I created is a teachable consistent rule set that identifies highly reliable outcomes.

I share with complete transparency so you'll know more than what's next... you'll also know why.

Anticipate price action, and become more confident in your trading.

Intuitively discard noise that was previously distracting, then learn how to exploit it.

No interest in learning my methodology? Only trading the morning? Simply glance at my charts anytime to see the signals, targets and stops. Get several round-turn candidates daily, each with potential targets of multiple points and at least a 2:1 reward-to-risk ratio. Members may request instant chart analysis that identifies specific actionable parameters. Get a robust forecast of any chart – indexes, equities, FX and futures (ES, GC, CL, SI, NG, ZB, etc.).


Every day the market tells a story.
My Roadmap tells the market's story, too...
often before it happens.

My running narrative never skips a beat.

Each hourly post is emailed automatically to you (and always available on the site). Charts and videos offer clear insights into any pattern forming, how to recognize it, and what parameters define it. All of which is always considered within a bigger picture that forecasts the market's overall condition.

+ Hourly setups for ES, also metals, energies, rates, FX.
+ Eight blog posts daily, with real-time charting examples & detail.
+ Pre-open and post-close videos describe current strategy and analysis.
+ Posts describe my methodology and how to apply it.
+ "Bias parameters" forecast morning and afternoon timing windows.

Picture the S&P 500. You see a chart, right?
Now picture that as a map, showing what's next...
Where a move is triggered, and where it's headed.

Welcome to my "chaRTroom"... It's live.

This is where I identify patterns in real-time, and describe execution choices to make while signals, stops and targets are being tested. I encourage questions from chaRTroom attendees about my proprietary methodology. And you're always welcome to request instant chart analysis of any market or stock.

+ Pre-open strategy for trading the morning's price action.
+ Real-time calls and chart-reading insights continue through the day.
+ Entry, exit, stop -- all are drawn on the chart, in advance.
+ Know at a glance the pattern, and anticipate market action.
+ Chat with me and other subscribers, share entry tips and opinion.



Usually I can’t wait for the weekend… but now I can’t wait for Monday, thanks Rod!

George H.

Dec 12, 2011

You have a gift in using language to capture the forces acting on the market.

Aidan M.

Dec 28.2009

Your levels and targets are uncanny, and I would not enter a trade without them on my chart.

Joe P.

Mar 15, 2016

Your way of presenting is superb.

Paula A.

Sep 9, 2008

I was unavailable for most of todays session but in one hour you offered me more insight than most offer all day.

Patrick W.

May 6, 2014

Thanks again for your great job in teaching us live how to trade this market.

William S.

Sep 28, 2014



A 2-week sample of signals for ES, GC, CL, ZB, NG and more.


Brief videos of what you can expect to learn and apply in your trading.


View a Flowchart of the bias system logic to see how I determine What's Next.


I began publishing a daily market commentary on the web in 1995 as one of the original technical analysis web sites. In fact, I was the first in that category to be listed on Yahoo. Through AvidTrader.com I introduced thousands of visitors to charting and technical analysis. AvidTrader grew to produce several trading advisory web publications applying my proprietary methodologies to analyzing different asset classes. Barron's Magazine awarded us all Four Stars for editorial content, and later "Best of the Web," before the site sold in 2008.

I launched the web's first free-access trader's chatroom in 1996 where newcomers and experts from around the world mingled throughout the trading day. Through the chat forum, I produced and hosted an ongoing series of live interviews with many well-known chartists and technicians. My guests included John Bollinger who created Bollinger Bands, Gerald Appel, creator of MACD, Marc Chaikin who created the original Money Flow indicator, George Lane, creator of the Stochastic indicator, and Tom DeMark who is perhaps best known by his TD Sequential indicator. Other notable, generous interviewees were John Murphy, Bill Williams, Peter Eliades, Linda Raschke, Van Tharp, Glenn Neely and Arch Crawford.

As a Contributing Editor for optionMONSTER, I produced the Index Trader blog, providing intraday timing signals and targets in S&Ps and other futures markets. I publish my analysis throughout each trading session at IfThenSignals.com, where I also host a live "charting room" webinar to graphically depict my patterns, setups and parameters live in real-time.

My analysis has been published or quoted in MarketWatch, CNBC, Minyanville, The New York Times, Trader Daily, OptionMONSTER, Marketfy, StreetInsider, Futures Magazine, and Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, among others. I am a member of several technical analysis organizations globally, including the Market Technicians Association where I am a Level 3 CMT candidate. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Park University in Business Administration and reside in the Kansas City area.


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