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Market Profile Trading Glossary

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Range Extension - a price probe outside of the Opening Balance range that indicates that more aggressive [Longer Term] participants have entered the auction.

Random Market - a market lacking conviction and participation. The Longer Timeframe Market Participants are absent allowing price to ebb and flow randomly as Shorter Timeframe Market Participants battle it out within the balance area.

Responsive Buying - occurs when Commercial/Longer Timeframe traders Buy the market below the Value Area Low rotating price back inside the Value Area.

Retail - a term used to decribe the trades made by or on behalf of the public off the floor traders. Retail traders are Laggards so they are often faded by the Smart Money.

Risk - see Capital Exposure.

Rotational Market - a market confined by an upper price limit and a lower price limit and rotating back and forth from one side to the other. Also called a balanced or bracketed market.

Responsive Selling - occurs when Commercial/Longer Timeframe traders Sell the market above the Value Area High rotating price back inside the Value Area.

RTH - Regular Trading Hours. For futures indices this is usually 9:30 EST to 16:15 EST.

Running Profile - another term used for a Derivative Profile.

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