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.
- Macro status – inflation, rates, liquidity and direction (QT/QE), seasonality, and more (presidential election year, etc.).
- Geopolitical status.
- S&P 500 trend.
- Asset sector trend (e.g.: $BTC trend for altcoin, energy sector trend for energy related asset, etc.)
- Supply-demand & seasonality for commodity, earnings report for stock, tokenomics for coin, etc.
- Distance and direction to/from support/resistance
- Long & short term trends.
- Short term entry signal.