Unlock the Key to how the Markets Really Work by Effectively Gauging
the Inner Health of the Equity Markets
Our Mint™ Indicator Package is a set of advanced trading indicators that have been specifically designed for diagnosing the market internals that are responsible for controlling price action. Proper use of
these indicators allows traders to see the true profile of the equity markets, by revealing the true undergoings of the TICK, VOLD (Volume-Differential), ADD (Advance/Decline), and VIX (Volatility Index). These are
the symbols that many of the top traders watch and utilize on an everyday basis to determine how and when to enter and exit intra-day positions. Too many traders continuously struggle to pinpoint when and where
the tradable intra-day reversals are likely to occur ... until now. The Mint™ Package does exactly that, by giving traders a look into the core of what controls the markets.
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The MINT: Market Internals Indicator Package includes the following:
MINT Super TICK™
MINT Super Advance/Decline
MINT Volume Profile I and II
Mint Super Advance/Decline
— Ready, Set, Go! —
The Mint™ Super Advance / Decline is an incredibly useful indicator that plots the relative advance / decline lines of the 7 Major Indices (NYSE, AMEX, S&P 500, DJ-30, NASDAQ-100, NASDAQ
Composite, Russell 2000) on just one chart. Since the number of issues (stocks) within each index differs quite a bit, we have specially modified the calculations to provide a percent-based range from 100 to -
100. The difference between total advancing issues and total declining issues is reflected as a percentage of all the issues in each specific index.
By incorporating the Mint™ Super Advance/Decline into their trading arsenal, traders can quickly and easily determine:
- Which markets are advancing and which are declining
- The rate at which the markets are advancing/declining throughout the trading session
- Which markets are showing strength or weakness and to what extent
The key is to not be taking trades in the opposite direction of the general markets. While accurately gauging the intra-day direction of the market can be difficult and misleading; the Super Advance/Decline line
provides a straight-forward approach to determining the intra-day trend of all the major markets. It enables traders to know whether the markets are exhibiting strength and only long trades should be taken or
whether the markets are exhibiting weakness and only shorts should be taken.
Mint Super TICK
— Decoding the NYSE TICK —
The Mint™ Super TICK is a simple but extremely useful and unique indicator that has been specifically designed to work with the “TICK” of any of the various equity markets. As the trading session progresses,
the Mint™ Super TICK continuously plots the following signals:
Cyan Dot ( HH ) = Highest TICK reading of the day: this plots each and every time a new TICK high is madePink
Dot ( LL ) = Lowest TICK reading of the day: this plots each and every time a new TICK low is madeGreen Dot ( H ) = “Extreme” positive
TICK reading: this plots when the TICK closes above the user-defined level. * Our default level for the NYSE TICK is +700.
Red Dot ( L ) = “Extreme” negative TICK reading: this plots when the TICK closes below the user-defined level. * Our default level for the NYSE TICK is
*** The reason we use a default setting of +-700 is because after extensive research, we have observed that the +-700-750 level usually marks a temporary TICK high or low that immediately precedes a small
reversal. The only days when this proves to be false is on a “train trend” day, which we define as a day in which the market internals are overwhelmingly bullish or bearish for the entire duration of the day ... Akin to a
freight-train chugging along on a one-way course. By using the other indicators included in our Mint™ Package, one can easily identify when a “train trend” day exists and can avoid falling into the trap of trying to
“fade” immense buying or selling pressure.
** We recommend using a setting of +-1000 if you recognize that it is a “train trend” day.
** “Train Trend” days are when new highs and new lows are continuously being set in the TICK, Vold, ADD, and VIX … these are usually the days that move the market 2% or more in either direction.
— Predicting Intraday Reversals and Tops/Bottoms —
The Mint™ Scalper is one of our favorite and most powerful indicators, which plots important trading signals from the TICK of any equity market (NYSE Tick, NASDAQ Composite Tick, NASDAQ 100 Tick,
S&P 500 Tick, DJIA Tick, Russell 2000 Tick) directly onto a chart of another symbol! Using the Mint™ Scalper, we are consistently able to call the major turning points that occur during each trading day (cash
session), in addition to knowing the exact minute in which buying or selling exhaustion is likely occurring. The reason we are able to do this is because the exact same TICK signals and setups occur during almost
every single trading day!
The “default” setup that we use with the Mint™ Scalper is the NYSE TICK signals plotted on a chart of the ES (S&P 500) futures. However, numerous customized workspaces and “Scalper Setups” are
possible for those traders who specialize in one particular index or future! We have combined the specific TICK data of each index with the actual charts of the cash index, futures, and ETF. The Mint™ Scalper can
be used to create the following workspaces / “Scalper Setups” :
- ($TIKSP) S&P TICK “Scalper Signals” overlaid on a chart of ES, SPY, or $INX
- ($TIKI) DJIA TICK “Scalper Signals” overlaid on a chart of YM, DIA, or $INDU
- ($TIKQ) NASDAQ Composite TICK “Scalper Signals” overlaid on a chart of NQ, QQQQ, or $COMPX
- ($TIKND) NASDAQ 100 TICK “Scalper Signals” overlaid on a chart of NQ, QQQQ, or $NDX.X
- ($TIKRL) Russell 2000 TICK “Scalper Signals” overlaid on a chart of TF, IWM, or $TFY
The Mint™ Scalper leads price like no other indicator because its signals are rooted in the NYSE TICK, which is the single best barometer of buying and selling pressure within the US equity markets. The
TICK will almost always move up or down a few seconds before price reacts … allowing for the best possible trade entries and exits at points of buying/selling extremes or exhaustion.
The Mint™ Scalper enables Intra-day Traders and Futures Scalpers to spot all the major inflection points during each cash-session,
by displaying when the TICK registers:
- Highest Tick Reading of the Day ( continuously updated throughout the session)
- Lowest Tick Reading of the Day ( continuously updated throughout the session)
- Extreme Closes ( Tick closes above or below a certain level customized by user)
- Scalp +- Signals ( secret formula used to identify intra-day tops & bottoms )
- Super Scalp +- Signals ( secret formula used to identify high-probability intra-day tops & bottoms )
The “Scalp” and “Super Scalp” signals are based a secret set of conditional/rules that must occur; only those who purchase the Mint™ Scalper will gain access to those rules and the detailed explanation of
how they work as well as explanations of when and how they are most prone to failure !!!
While we highly recommend using the Mint™ Scalper only with major Indices, ETFs or index-based futures, it can theoretically be used with any trading vehicle. The reason we stick to these specific trading
instruments is because they have a very high correlation with the TICK, whereas an individual stock may or may not.
We cannot possibly underscore the importance of the signals it generates.The following is a quick overview of the signals:
Cyan Dot ( HH ) = Highest TICK reading of the day: this plots each and every time a new TICK high is made
Pink Dot ( LL ) = Lowest TICK reading of the day: this plots each and every time a new TICK low is made
Green Dot ( H )
= “Extreme” positive TICK reading: this plots when the TICK closes above the user-defined level. * Our default level for the NYSE TICK is +700.
Dot ( L ) = “Extreme” negative TICK reading: this plots when the TICK closes below the user-defined level. * Our default level for the NYSE TICK is -700.
MINT Line, MINT FIBs, and MINT Oscillator
— Overcoming Erratic Price Action —
— Mint Line —
The Mint™ Line is a special moving average that is continuously smoothed in order to control the often erratic price action of market internals. By changing its color based on whether it’s sloping upwards or
downwards, the Mint™ Line’s color-coded display enables traders to easily determine the trend of any market internal.
The Mint™ Line has been specially designed to work alongside the Mint™ FIBs. Since the price action of the market internals can be so volatile, using the wrong indicators can result in an overwhelming
amount of false signals. But when used correctly, the Mint™ Line and Mint™ FIBs provide traders with a clear-cut technique of how one can use the market internals to reveal the true inner workings of the major
— Mint FIBs —
The Mint™ FIBs are a modified version of our Fibozachi Inflection Bands (FIBs). They have been specially formatted to work specifically with the Mint™ Line (read below) to enable traders to accurately gauge
the current trend within any of the various market internals. The Mint™ FIBs are also intended to provide support and resistance levels for the Mint™ Line to help traders identify bullish and bearish breakouts.
Since the data from the market internals is often erratic and unpredictable from one bar to the next, we have designed the Mint™ FIBs to work with the Mint™ Line in the same exact way that the normal FIBs
work with price. Essentially, we are smoothing the chaotic market internal readings with the Mint™ Line and then using its position relative to the Mint™ FIBs to determine the current trend of the VOLD, ADD, VIX
and TICK (or any other market internal symbol ).
— Mint Oscillator —
The Mint™ Oscillator is a special oscillator that is smoothed with several filters in order to adapt to the often erratic price action of the market internals. The Mint™ Oscillator color-coding changes depending
on whether it is sloping upwards or downwards, in order to provide traders with a quick and easy identification of the current trend. By combining the Mint™ Oscillator with the Mint™ Line and Mint™ FIBs, one can
accurately gauge the health of the market internals like never before!
Users have the ability to fully customize the input settings ( Length, Smoothing ) to find their own perfect balance between response time and accuracy. We recommend the setting of 13 for the short-term trend,
34 for the intermediate-term trend, and 55 for the long-term trend.
** Our favorite setting is “55’, which makes the “Midline” an extremely important level that morphs between support and resistance. You will often notice the Mint™ Oscillator holding above or below the Midline
for a large duration of each trading day … when this occurs, be sure to stay alert to the first crossover of the day, which often coincides with a major trend change in the market internals and the equity markets. The
following picture illustrates how the Mint™Line, Mint™ FIBs and Mint™ Oscillator work together to provide a clear visual profile of any market internal symbol, regardless of how erratic the data may be!
Mint Volume Profile
— Relative Volume of Trading Sessions —
The Mint™ Volume Profile indicators simplify volume analysis by comparing the volume of the current session against the average volume over any specified number of sessions. These indicators can be
applied to any chart that is a volume-based symbol, such as the total volume of all NYSE issues ($TVOL) or the S&P 500 Up Volume, or the CBOE Total Put Volume. These are just a few examples ... any
volume symbol can be used. The default length settings are set up to show how the current session's volume compares to yesterday's volume, the average 5-day volume and the average 13-day volume. The
volume averages are displayed directly on the chart as colored lines, which allows traders to visualize and gauge the current sessions volume against the past day(s), week(s), or month(s).
Experienced traders know how important it is to monitor whether price is moving on above-average volume or below-average volume. This allows traders to avoid the pitfalls of chasing a rally or selloff that is
occurring on weak volume, while enabling them to capitalize on sessions where volume is significantly above its average and price is moving in a healthy fashion. The Mint™ Volume Profile II indicator is quite
similar, however the volume averages are displayed in a sub-window below the chart as colored histograms, which allows traders to visualize and gauge the current sessions volume against the past day(s), week
(s), or month(s).
Each volume average is color-coded to allow for quick and easy identification. In the following example, the 1-day (yesterday) average volume is white, the 5-day average volume is aqua/cyan, and the 13-day
average volume is blue. The right axis shows the volume differential between the current session and each volume average as a percentage, where vertical bars above the zeroline indicates that the current
session's volume is greater than the average volume over "N" sessions ( and below the zeroline indicates that the current session's volume is less than the average volume over "N" sessions).
The following 2 examples show the indicators plotted on a chart of the Total Volume of NYSE Issues ($TVOL)
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