Advanced Trading Strategies

Stochastic Oscillator Complete Trading Guide

The Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum indicator that is designed to give you an objective measure of the momentum in your trading instrument. It’s bounded by the numbers 0 and 100 and will oscillate between those two areas. It will show you the relationship of the closing price to the... Read moreread more

Complete MACD Indicator Settings & Trading Strategy Guide

The MACD ( moving average convergence divergence ) indicator is a technical analysis tool that was designed by Gerald Appel in the late 1970s. It is used as a trend direction indicator as well as a measure of the momentum in the market.  Traders will also use it to confirm... Read moreread more

How Fear Is Derailing Your Trading Success

There are many types of trader personalities but I want to focus on two specific types. Both of these types have the potential to be successful as a trader only if they are able to get out of their own way. You may find yourself as one of these types... Read moreread more

13 Forex Trading Tips Every New and Experienced Trader Must Know

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 Some of the best Forex trading tips that can lead to trading success are usually the simple ones. Given that Forex market is popular for both experienced and beginning traders, you know there are quite a few tips available for all traders With low... Read moreread more

Are You Ready For When Your Trading Strategy Begins To Fail?

Markets and the traders that trade in each market, are constantly in a state of change. No two trades are ever exactly the same and that’s even if we’re looking at the same instrument on the same day in the same market phase. But markets evolve over time as they ... Read moreread more

Here Is How to Stop over Trading and Become a Winner

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Day trading has the potential to keep you glued to the screen the entire day as you punch in and out of trades. It can actually be addicting as you watch the increase in your trading account – perhaps not so addicting when the losses come. But even with the... Read moreread more

US Dollar Index – Why Use It With Forex?

Last updated on April 6th, 2018 If you trade Forex, you don’t need anybody to tell you that many of the popular currency pairs are in conditions at this time that can be tough to trade. Yes, you can emotionally trade and maybe get a winner, but for the past... Read moreread more

90 Second Crude Oil Trade Win

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 Another Crude Oil Inventory Report trade and our trading system, Counter Punch Trader, banked us (and our trading room members) a first trade winner with overall exposure time in the market of less than two minutes. This is what successfully trading for living is about – repeating... Read moreread more

4 Steps To Prepare For Trading Like a Pro Trader

Day trading can be a stressful way to make money, keep any profit you make and traders should have a “trading preparation” checklist as they come into their trading day. Like so many other things in life, the level of attention paid to trading preparation is frequently not what it... Read moreread more

Warning: Breakouts Fail. Here’s What To Watch For

Simple works in trading and by that I mean pullbacks and breakouts from consolidations because that is how the market operates. Markets move from a trending environment to a consolidated environment repeatedly which makes taking advantage of simple price patterns a smart play. In an earlier post about pattern failures,... Read moreread more

Take Trading Entries At The Right Location

In a 2 part series about an objective way to draw trend lines, there was something important that is a must for any trader. While trend lines can give you a great view of the current market structure, some people may be thinking they are also an entry into a... Read moreread more

Keltner Channel Pullbacks – How Many Are Too Many?

A trading tips blog reader sent me a question about the Keltner Channel trading strategy article that I put together.  If you have not read that article, I suggest you go back and take a look through it so what you are about to read makes sense. In truth, I can’t... Read moreread more

What If Your Pullback Trade Fails To Set Up?

Trading pullbacks is a time tested way of zeroing in on locations to trade.  Whether you are using support and resistance, trend lines, moving averages, or even Fibonacci retracements, trading pullbacks is a viable part of trading setups that you can use. Pullback trading is based on the natural ebb and... Read moreread more

Are You Prepared For A Changing Market?

Last updated on November 23rd, 2017 Things change.  In trading, that can mean: Higher or lower volatility Psychological make up of the trader Shocking news that rocks the market Anything that may affect your risk/reward protocols in your trading plan Every day the markets ebb and flow and there are... Read moreread more

It Doesn’t Stop At Trade Entries

Many traders are looking for the perfect trading setup thinking the setup and trade entry is the key to success.  To all those people who believe that is the missing variable and once found their path to riches will be shown:  Trade entries are just one element to a successful... Read moreread more

Consider These 5 Things When Changing Markets

If you have been in the business of trading markets, you’ve no doubt not only jumped trading systems and strategies, but also markets. Netpicks offers trading strategies that makes approaching different markets quite easy.  In the right hands, it allows traders to find markets they are comfortable with, in the... Read moreread more

6 Uses Of Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Last updated on January 24th, 2019 One of the most popular technical indicators has to be the relative strength index (RSI) which was developed by J Welles Wilder. I didn’t just make that up as I read a survey done with users of the Bloomberg Professional Terminal and the RSI was the... Read moreread more

Trades of Opportunity | Spotlight Power Trader

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You have a trade plan but after years of experience you learn that trades of opportunity do present themselves.  These are trades that set up outside of the parameters of your trading plan and may violate some of your rules: You have completed your “Power of Quitting” trading goals for... Read moreread more