About: CoachShane

Shane his trading journey in 2005, became a Netpicks customer in 2008 needing structure in his trading approach. His focus is on the technical side of trading filtering in a macro overview and credits a handful of traders that have heavily influenced his relaxed approach to trading. Shane started day trading Forex but has since transitioned to a swing/position focus in most markets including commodities and futures. This has allowed less time in front of the computer without an adverse affect on returns.

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Articles written by CoachShane:

Bullish And Bearish Divergence Trading

Trading divergence involves the use of price action and technical trading indicators to find potential turning points in the market. Finding a divergence is not a guarantee that a shift in price is going to happen but combined with other information, can be a decision-maker for a trader.   What... Read moreread more

Trading With The Ichimoku Cloud Indicator

Ichimoku

The Ichimoku indicator is a powerful indicator that shows the momentum and trend strength, and possible support and resistance levels of an asset. Ichimoku uses five moving averages and part of the calculation produces a cloud that represents potential future support and resistance areas. 2 of the moving averages compute... Read moreread more

Darvas Box Trading Strategy – Trading Secrets From A Dancer?

Last updated on December 2nd, 2019 The foundation for the Darvas Box strategy started when Darvas, using only price action and volume, used it for trading stocks starting with M&M Woodworking.  What he didn’t know was that the increase in price was happening because of merger rumors that were circulating.... Read moreread more

Trading The 9/30 Setup

Last updated on December 1st, 2019 What is the 9/30 trading method? The 9/30 setup is a two moving average crossover pullback strategy using the 9-period EMA and the 30-WMA (weighted moving average). It is a trading setup that is used to join the current trend direction which is also... Read moreread more

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 Shooting Star Candlestick Pattern Trading Guide

What is a shooting star candlestick pattern? The shooting star candlestick is a bearish reversal one candle pattern that is relevant during an up direction in price. You can find this pattern on every time frame (easier to see on a candlestick chart and not a bar chart) and the... Read moreread more

Trading Hammer Candlesticks

The presence of a Hammer candlestick pattern does not mean you should jump into a trade. Some traders will use the term “pin bar” but what we are talking about is still the Hammer candlestick. What matters, is context and we are going to discuss that after we learn what... Read moreread more

Trading The 3-Bar Reversal Pattern

The three-bar reversal is a bullish or bearish candlestick chart pattern that can be used as a day trading setup for all markets and time frames. The issue for traders, especially day traders, is you will see the three-bar reversal pattern all over your trading chart. It is a common... 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

Supertrend Indicator: Learn How Simple It Is To Use

Trading with the trend is something we hear a lot about and it first requires defining a trend. Using the Supertrend Indicator, you can objectively determine the state of the market which will make your trading easier. The indicator will also present buy and sell signals which can be taken... Read moreread more

Day Trading Indicators To Simplify Your Trading

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 Day trading indicators are a useful trading tool that should be used in conjunction with a well-rounded trading plan but are not and should not be the plan itself. In this trading article, I want to cover 3 best trading indicators for day trading... Read moreread more

Trading With The ADX Indicator

The average directional index, ADX for short, is a technical indicator that measures the strength of a trend. Given that most instruments spend more time in a consolidated environment, it is helpful to know if your market of choice has any life to it. There is nothing more frustrating that... Read moreread more

4 Best Trade Exit Strategies To Book Profits

trading exits

Every trader needs an exit strategy thought out before they actually enter on their trading setups.  For day trades, even an “exit before market close”, while basic, still has you with a plan for ending the trade. Without a trading exit being part of your overall trading strategy, you are... Read moreread more

What Is the 50-Day Moving Average & How to Trade It

Last updated on November 8th, 2019 The 50-day moving average is one of the more popular technical indicators used in technical analysis. Like all simple moving averages, there is nothing magical about the 50 day SMA and here is how to calculate it: Add all the closing prices of the... Read moreread more

The Triangle Chart Pattern

One of the most popular chart patterns in technical analysis is the triangle pattern.  The triangle pattern is considered a consolidation price pattern, generally a continuation pattern, where the range of price gets tighter. This getting tighter is an indication of lower volatility and there will eventually be a resolution from... Read moreread more

3 Ideas To Help Improve Your Trading

trading ideas for success

Have you been consistent with risk, position sizing, and keeping your focus on the trading method you have tested and shown to have a positive expectation? There is a very good chance that you have not been consistent and when faced with losing trades, you’ve either switched trading methods repeatedly... Read moreread more

Simple Guide To Trading A Golden Cross

Last updated on December 1st, 2019 While there are many combinations of moving averages, there is none more popular than the golden cross. It does not happen too frequently as there have only been 16 S&P 500 golden crosses in the history of the index prior to the one in... Read moreread more

Simple Moving Averages – 2 Trading Strategies You Can Use Today

Moving averages are a technical analysis tool that have been a staple of traders for decades. There are many types of moving averages that all use different formulas and the easiest one to understand is the simple moving average – the SMA.   What Is The Simple Moving Average Indicator... Read moreread more

Trend Direction Indicator To Prevent Account Blowouts

trend trading indicator

Overthinking and subjectivity can be the downfall of many traders. Searching too hard for a trade or having flexible rules for determining market state is not the road to disciplined and consistency in trading. When I started trading, I had a tendency to over think many things.  “If in doubt... Read moreread more

Renko Chart Trading For Cleaner Price Action

The best way to answer the question “what are Renko charts”, is to describe them as fixed sized bricks that plot on your chart in relation to price movement. They are very different from the common bar chart, Japanese candlestick charts, or Heiken Ashi charts as Renko charts (Renko bricks)... Read moreread more