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Try This If You Think Trading Is Easy

Trading is easy. Pick a direction. Enter the trade Reap the rewards. Really, you enter a trade and get out with a profit or a loss.  Right?  Seems simple enough. Well, it is simple.  Just not easy. There are so many things that make up a consistently profitable trader that... 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

Trend Direction Indicator To Prevent Account Blowouts

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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

Simple Guide To Trading A Golden Cross

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 2016. When it does occur, financial... Read moreread more

When Can You Call Yourself A Trader?

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Statistics say that over 95% of traders fail. We read that all the time and it really shows up in marketing material for the latest and greatest trading system. That number is enough to make anybody doubt their ability to find trading success.  After all, many people compare themselves and... Read moreread more

Fibonacci Trading Skills You Can Start Using Today

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When trading with fibonacci levels (fib levels), remember they are just a tool and like any tool and any type of trading system, the usefulness depends on the user and the rules they follow in their application. I am going to fully show you a simple way to trade with Fibonacci... Read moreread more

These 4 Steps Can Prevent Trading Career Destruction

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The principles that are used with A.A. can be applied to help traders who are struggling. These principles can help traders avoid falling back into the habits that have prevented them from reaching their goals: Failure to prepare for their trading day (or career) Not sticking to their trading plan... Read moreread more

Will Your Chart Pattern Turn Into A Painful Trade?

Trading chart patterns has been a swing and day trading approach for decades of chart pattern traders.  Edwards and Magee helped bring this form of chart analysis into the public eye and it’s been a popular approach ever since. Finding a chart pattern can be done through scanners or manually but... Read moreread more

Is Day Trading For A living Possible?

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When traders decide to start day trading for a living, there are a few choices that are faced including: How much money they need to start day trading The markets they will day trade What trading strategy they will use The most important choice when people decide to make trading... Read moreread more