Swing Trading

Swing trading is the concept of holding a stock from one day to up to two weeks typically. Average hold times can vary with swing trading but with our strategies it tends to be within 3 to 5 days on average for our swing trading. Swing trading can be used for forex, futures or stocks.

2 Ways To Use Trading Range Breakouts

The auction in any market is straightforward: There are two types of market participant- buyers and sellers The degree to which these buyers and sellers are motivated by current price or market behavior Yes, there are lots of nuances to complicate things but the fundamentally important factors are straight forward.... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo 9/6/18

We held a Live Options Demo on Thursday 9/6/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

One of the most challenging times of year to trade is in the summer when markets slow down. With vacation season in full swing we often times see low volume market movement during July and August. While this can be a frustrating time of year for active traders, using options... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Express Weekly Recap Aug 2018

We wrapped up another profitable week with our Options Express trades last week. It wasn’t the most active week that we have ever had but we were able to close out of winners on SPY and COST. We also opened new trades on AAPL, CAT, GS, and VXX.   Next... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Expecting 100% of your trades to go as planned sets you up for disappointment. Many Options traders know that so one question that I get asked a lot is, “what do you do when a trade goes bad?” Asking that question shows that these traders have their expectations in check... Read moreread more

Options Trades Of The Week – GLD and XLE

Our Options Trade of the Week usually has one focus but given the big moves in both gold and oil, this week we are going to take advantage of the moves they have made. Here is how it breaks down: GLD (Gold) A large move to the downside makes us consider... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo

We held a Live Options Demo on Friday 4/27/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

We continue to see a very volatile market right now with many big moves back and forth and as a result, the prices of the options are more expensive. To take advantage of the expensive options, we will look to sell a call spread on IWM which is the Russell 200... Read moreread more

3 Day Trading Indicators Every Trader Should Know

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Day trading indicators are often touted as the holy grail of trading but that is simply not true. They 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... Read moreread more

Oil ETF Trade of the Week

Crude Oil has long been one of our favorite markets to trade.  For day trading, we prefer Crude Oil Futures –  CL.  On most weeks, we post excerpts from our live trade room showcasing our weekly crude oil inventory report trading. It tends to win most of the time. Crude... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – Halliburton

With this weeks NetPicks Options Trade Of the Week we will take a look at the energy sector. Energy has been one area of the market that has been very active for months now. We have seen really decent movement in both directions and as a result, there are many... 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

Swing Trading Or Day Trading – 5 Questions

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As a company that develops trading systems for all types of traders, we often face the question of which style of trading is best.  People are looking for which direction they should go – swing trading or day trading. They also wonder if they need different trading strategies for both.... Read moreread more

Scale Out Trading Profits

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To scale or not to scale out your trading profits, that is the question. The answer though depends on you and what your priority is in trading. In my swing trading of the currency markets, many times I take some profits off the table and keep them safe in the... Read moreread more

Candlestick Patterns – The Truth You Must Know

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All too often, I see traders who fail to understand the meaning of a price chart.  They look at different types of candlesticks and candlestick patterns in isolation without attaching any meaning to them in terms of trading activity and context.  Inevitably, this type of trader will identify patterns where... Read moreread more

$106,000 Trading Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Do you understand your risk on every option position that you put on Are you comfortable with the worst possible outcome if the absolute worst scenario happens? These are important questions to ask yourself on a regular basis. In our Options Fast Track training room we talk about maximum risk on every... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Trade of the Week

In the Options Academy trade of the week we decided to take advantage of the wild moves in energy prices that we have seen the last few weeks. Up until the last few days overall market volatility had fallen off a cliff. This typically happens when the market moves straight... Read moreread more