My Gold Standard checklist for a trade entry

The following checklist is the ultimate gold standard, if they’re on your side. Of course this is rare, so we can compromise some of them, and balance risk management accordingly.



  1. Macro status – inflation, rates, liquidity and direction (QT/QE), seasonality, and more (presidential election year, etc.).
  2. Geopolitical status.


  1. S&P 500 trend.
  2. Asset sector trend (e.g.: $BTC trend for altcoin, energy sector trend for energy related asset, etc.)

Specific asset


  1. Supply-demand & seasonality for commodity, earnings report for stock, tokenomics for coin, etc.


  1. Distance and direction to/from support/resistance
  2. Long & short term trends.
  3. Short term entry signal.

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