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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

Call Spread – Pinterest

We are finally starting to see market selling this week for the first time in a number of months. We have been talking about this move in our last few Options Trades Of the Week. With the selling starting to pickup, it will begin to open our playbook more. You... Read moreread more

Just Execute When The Time Is Right

You may be an expert in technical analysis and are able to read the market movements. You have a good eye in seeing who holds the balance of power on the chart and your trading plan takes advantage of that skill Traders can look at a chart and see, according... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Are the big swings in this market this week causing doubt as to what trades you should be placing? I have heard from numerous traders just over the last few days that are frustrated with the big volatility that seems to come out of nowhere these days. As options traders,... Read moreread more

8 Foundational Skills Every Trader Should Learn

When a person first decides they want to be a professional trader, rarely do they ask just how this is likely to happen. Usually they are too busy counting their imaginary money in their imaginary mansion to be concerned by this minor detail! Even in the face of widely available... Read moreread more

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

Options Trade Of The Week 6/28/19 – GLD

GLD is one of the few ETF’s in this market that has good volatility. As a result, the options are more expensive giving us more opportunity as an options seller rather than a buyer. For this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we are going to take a look at... Read moreread more

Be A Prepared Trader – Especially In The Summer

Summer trading is upon us and many times that means slow markets. But just as in life, we can’t get lulled into going through the motions when grinding price action takes over our screens. So let’s have a conversation about how markets can change their behavior very quickly. They can... Read moreread more

4 Best Trade Exit Strategies To Book Profits

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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

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 last 50 days Divide the sum... 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

7 Questions To Find Markets To Trade

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  Picking your markets to trade can make a huge difference to how profitable your trading strategy is, so it’s important that you have a good method of doing so. If you swing trade, simultaneously day trade multiple markets or  if you’re considering a switch in product for your day... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – UAL

We continue to see markets driven by headlines here this week. Everyone’s focus is on the trade war with China, new tariffs ready to kick in over the weekend, and the Trump tweets that seem to come out every few hours. As a result, markets have been stuck on a... 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