Trading Article

True Costs Of Missing Trading Opportunities

When a trader misses a trading opportunity, they run the risk of skewing the expectancy of the trading strategy and can turn a true winning system into a losing one. As you may know, the traders at Netpicks take trading logs seriously – to the point that we actually give... 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

Try Simple Trading For Better Results

When I mention the words “simple trading”, I am not talking about randomly putting on a trade and hoping for the best. You need a trading (hopefully simple) strategy that has an edge and along with risk management under control, you let the edge play out over time. But simple... Read moreread more

Taking A Detour To Trading Profits

Not every trading session goes like we plan and it’s up to every trader to not get frustrated by failed expectations. Being frustrated can take us down a rabbit hole where all types of issues can crop up: Revenge trading Trading too big of size Grasping at profits What is... Read moreread more

Spotlight SubZero – True Trade of Opportunity

I’m very excited about the new Spotlight SubZero approach. Proven and tested trading plans with measurable results that are shown to put the odds in a trader’s favor are the keys to on going trading success. What most people fail to realize is that there is a random distribution of... Read moreread more

AAPL Sell Call Spread – Trade Of The Week

Apple has moved higher 9 days in a row over the last 2 weeks and as a result, we are extremely overbought in the near term. While this doesn’t mean the stock has to move lower immediately, there is a good chance we see a period of consolidation over the... Read moreread more

YM Live Trading – Spotlight Power Trader

Trading the YM – Dow E-Mini – live with the Spotlight Power Trader is one of the most straight forward, easy to follow, and effective trading strategies I know of. You can trade it directly from the chart with the entire trade completely planned from start to finish. Having a... Read moreread more

Trading Psychology Includes Emotional Control

Trading with emotions can be devastating and if you don’t get your emotions under control, it can take a lot of time to recover from the consequences. When the decisions about the market are made from a place of emotion as opposed to strict adherence to a proven trading strategy... Read moreread more

Using Think or Swim with Spotlight Power Trader

Think Or Swim is a popular charting platform for many traders around the world and in our Inner Circle group of traders. After months of development, we are finally able to offer our top trading system, Spotlight Power Trader, in a format that can be used with TOS. Thinking there... 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

5 Ways To Increase Your Odds Of Trading Success

Succeeding at trading is reserved for a small percentage of people. Successful traders are a different breed of person who’ve managed to battle the psychological pitfalls but have also found a trading edge that they are consistent at trading. It’s an older statistic but when Forex brokers were surveyed, it... Read moreread more

Spotlight Power Trader – Racks Up The Wins

The Spotlight Power Trade was just launched for the first time yesterday to the general public and in fact, the launch is still in full swing. If you’ve been following this blog and Youtube channel for any length of time, you have seen how powerful Spotlight Power Trader is and... Read moreread more

XLE – Options Trade Of The Week

In this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we are going to take a different approach from what we have done the last few months. We are going to take a close look at the XLE Iron Condor that we sold a few weeks ago in a previous trade of... Read moreread more

10 Numbers Every Trader Should Know

day trading strategies

Learning to trade is a lot more than finding a trading system and start following the buy and sell signals. I’m sure that many of us started with the belief that it would be that simple but were quickly brought back to reality. A trading system is a lot more... Read moreread more

Spotlight Power Trader With Think or Swim

Our Inner Circle of traders at Netpicks are important to us.  After many requests, we set our programmer onto the task of taking one of our most successful trading systems in our history, Spotlight Power Trader, and making it Think or Swim platform compatible. We want our strategy to work... 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