ICT SMART MONEY CONCEPTS

ICT SMART MONEY CONCEPTS KILL ZONE & TRADING SESSIONS

SESSIONTIME (ET)
Central Bank Dealers Range (СBDR)14:00 – 20:00
Asia Range Kill Zone20:00 – 00:00
True Daily Open (TDO)00:00
Frankfurt02:00 – 03:00
London (LD) Open Kill Zone (Spot FX)02:00 – 05:00
LD Session03:00 – 11:00
New York (NY) Open Kill Zone (Spot FX)07:00 – 10:00
LD / NY Overlap08:00 – 11:00
NY AM Session (Index Futures) – Optimal Trade Entry (OTE)08:30 – 11:00
NY AM Session Algo Macro Starts08:30
NYSE Cash Open09:30
LD Close Kill Zone10:00 – 11:00
LD WMR Fix (Spot FX)10:57:30 – 11:02:30
NY Lunch (No Trading)12:00 – 13:00
NY PM Session (Index Futures)13:30 – 16:00
NY PM Session Algo Macro Starts13:30
NYSE Cash & CME Futures Close16:00
Spot FX Close17:00

ASIAN RANGE KILL ZONE

  • The Asian Range Kill Zone is from 20:00 to 00:00 ET
  • The AUDNZDJPY pairs are best suited for this time of day
  • The Asian Open can setup an OTE pattern that can offer a 15 to 20 pip scalp
  • The pairs coupled with the USD or crosses are not active during this time of day
  • Most of the time it is usually a consolidation
  • The importance of the consolidation holds many clues to how the daily range will develop over the remainder of the trading day

LONDON OPEN KILL ZONE

  • The London Open Kill Zone is from 02:00 to 05:00 ET
  • The EUR and GBP pairs are best suited for this time of day
  • The London Open frequently sets an OTE pattern that can offer a 25 to 50 pip scalp
  • It has the highest probability of creating either the high or low of the day
  • The price action during the London Session sees the highest probability of a large directional move in the 24hr day.
  • When the bias is to trade higher on the daily timeframe, we can focus on the session to post the low of the trading day. If the daily bias is lower, we can focus on the session to post the high of the trading day.

NEW YORK OPEN KILL ZONE

  • The New York Open Kill Zone is from 07:00 to 10:00 ET
  • The FX Major pairs are best suited for this time of day
  • The New York Open frequently set up an OTE pattern that can offer a 20 to 30 pip scalp
  • The price action during the New York session is largely influenced by the 08:30 Data Embargo
  • The session typically has 2 potential scenarios – continuation of the London move or a complete reversal
  • When the daily bias is clear, it is easiest to look for confirmation of that direction in the London price action. If London agrees with the daily bias, we can anticipate the New York Open to offer a continuation setup.

LONDON CLOSE KILL ZONE

  • The London Close Kill Zone begins from 10:00 to 11:00 ET
  • The FX Major pairs are best suited for this time of day
  • The London Close Kill Zone frequently setup an OTE pattern that can offer a 10 to 20 pip scalp
  • The price action seen in the London Close typically sees a retracement off the highs or lows of the day
  • There is typically a 5 minute OTE setup in these conditions
  • The London Close ends with the London Fix at 11:00 ET. The direction of the day or week can change during the London Close

PRICE DELIVERY (PD) ARRAY MATRIX

PREMIUM – 100%Previous Highs (PDH)
Rejection Block (RJB)
Bearish Order Block (OB)
Fair Value Gap (FVG)
Liquidity (LQ) Void
Bearish Breaker Block
Bearish Mitigation Block
50%Equilibrium (EQ)
Bullish Mitigation Block
Bullish Breaker Block
Liquidity (LQ) Void
Fair Value Gap (FVG)
Bullish Order Block (OB)
Rejection Block (RJB)
DISCOUNT – 100%Previous Lows (PDL)

OTE FIBONACCI RETRACEMENT SETTINGS

1100% – PREMIUM/DISCOUNT
0.7979%
0.770% – OTE
0.6262%
0.550% – EQ
0SCALING OUT – TP1
-0.27TP2
-0.62TP3
-1SYMMETRICAL SWING – TP4

MULTIPLE TIME FRAME ANALYSIS

WEEKLYIdentify the next Draw on Liquidity – BSL/SSL/EQH/EQL
DAILYKey Levels – PD Arrays/OTE & Daily Bias
H4PD Arrays/OTE
H1Identify MMXM & FVG/PDH/PDL
M15London & NY Killzone Time & Price Entries
M5Intraday Liquidity Grab/MSB Trades

ICT SMART MONEY CONCEPTS ABBREVIATIONS

AMD – Accumulation, Manipulation, Distribution
ATH – All Time High
ATL – All Time Low

BISI – Buyside Imbalance Sell side Inefficiency
BMS – Break of Market Structure
BRK – Breaker (+BRK = Bullish Breaker / -BRK = Bearish Breaker )
BSL – Buy Side / Buy Stop Liquidity
BE – Break Even (Moving your stop to the place where you entered the trade)
BOS – Break of Structure

CE – Consequent Encroachment
CBDR – Central Bank Dealers Range

DOL – Draw on Liquidity
DH – Daily High
DL – Daily Low

EQH – Equal High
EQL – Equal Low

FVG – Fair Value Gap
FA – Fundamental Analysis

HL – Higher Low
HH – Higher High
HTF – High Time Frame
HOD – High of Day

IOF – Institutional Order Flow
IPDA – Interbank Price Delivery Algorithm
IPA – Imbalance/Inefficient Price Action
KZ – Killzone

LO – London Open
LOKZ – London Kill Zone
LP – Liquidity Pool
LQ – Liquidity
LV – Liquidity Void
LL – Lower Low
LH – Lower High
LTF – Low Time Frame
LOD – Low of Day

MA – Moving Average
MB – Mitigation Block
MH – Monthly High
ML – Monthly Low
MMXM – Market Maker Sell/Buy Model
MS – Market Structure
MSB – Market Structure Break
MTH – Mean Threshold
M-SL – Manual SL

NYKZ – New York Kill Zone
NYO – New York Open

OB – Order Block (+OB = Bullish Order block / -OB = Bearish Order block )
OF – Order Flow
OTE – Optimal Trade Entry

PA – Price Action
PB – Propulsion Block
PDH – Previous Daily High
PDL – Previous Daily Low
PMH – Previous Monthly High
PML – Previous Monthly Low
PSH – Previous Session High
PSL – Previous Session Low
PWH – Previous Weekly High
PWL – Previous Weekly Low
POI – Point of Interest
PO3 – Power of 3

QM – Quasimodo
RJB – Rejection Block
RR – Risk to Reward
RRR – Retracement Reaction Rally
RTB – Return to Breaker
RTO – Return to Order Block

SH – Stop Hunt
S/R – Support & Resistance
SIBI – Sellside Imbalance Buyside Inefficiency
SL – Stop Loss
SMR – Smart Money Reversal
SMS – Shift Market Structure
SMT – Smart Money Technique / Tool
SP – Stops Purged
SSL – Sell Side/Sell Stop Liquidity

TA – Technical Analysis
TDO – True Daily Open
TDC – True Daily Close
TP – Take Profit
TL – Trendline
TSBM – Turtle Soup Buy Model
TSSM – Turtle Soup Sell Model

VB – Vacuum Block
WDYS – What Do You See?

ICT SMART MONEY CONCEPTS CUSTOM INDICATORS

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