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3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last week, a student in our Nasdaq Options Superstars program had a hard time grasping why anyone would consider other options strategies. “If I’m bullish it’s best to buy calls. If bearish it’s best to just buy puts.”  While most people get attracted to the idea of trading options because... Read moreread more

Own Your Trading Results

Whether we’re talking Elliot Wave, Fibonacci, Donchian Channels or even a simple strategy such as the Golden Cross, the trading strategies and market analysis techniques a trader uses are rarely original. Ideas from experienced and successful traders and market technicians rise and fall in popularity as the next revelation becomes... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/21/19 – LYFT

The new IPO’s that we have seen over the last year have shown some amazing returns. Names like BYND, LYFT, and now SLACK have been extremely active since they have started trading which makes them ideal candidates for us to trade.   LYFT – Bearish Trade Opportunity With the entire... 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

How To Learn To Trade Online In 2019

Learning to trade is a life long process as you modify and improve the trading systems and strategies you are using. But there is a point where you become profitable more often than not and that requires work. My question is:  How many hours do you spend on your quest... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/14/19 – EBAY

After selling a call spread on AMD in last week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we are going back to the well by selling another call spread this week. This time we will be doing so on EBAY. We have continued to see a strong market again this week which... Read moreread more

Stochastic Momentum Index Guide

The stochastic momentum index (SMI) is like the stochastic oscillator on steroids and was brought to the trading world by William Blau. Instead of reading the closing price of the asset as the standard stochastic indicator, the SMI will calculate the closing price in relation to the average of the... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 6/7/19 – AMD

The market has produced one of the biggest 5 day rallies in a long time here this week. We have seen 5 days in a row of impressive gains to the upside and as a result, the market is overbought in the near term. If you are like me your... Read moreread more

Donchian Channel Indicator Guide

Donchian channels, brought to us by Richard Donchian (1905-1993), is a great trading indicator to highlight trends, ranges, and new X number of day breakouts. You can design many trading strategies around the Donchian channel and it was the primary indicator for the Turtle Traders. The channel works by highlighting... 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 EMA Crossover Trading

The three moving average crossover strategy is an approach to trading that uses 3 exponential moving averages of various lengths. All moving averages are lagging indicators however when used correctly, can help frame the market for a trader.  You can see how MA’s can give you information about market states... Read moreread more

CCI Indicator Trading Strategies

The CCI indicator, the commodity channel index, is a momentum based indicator that falls under the oscillator classification.  The CCI oscillates between several levels including: +100 -100 0 +200 -200 These levels are often used as overbought and oversold levels.  The +100 would be considered overbought as an example.  A move... 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

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

Awesome Oscillator

The Awesome Oscillator is another technical indicator designed to measure market momentum on any time frame. The name “Awesome” may have had you thinking it did something really special when you add it to a trading strategy. No. But like any technical indicator, the Awesome Oscillator, when understood, could add... Read moreread more

Trading The Butterfly Pattern

The Butterfly pattern, discovered by Bryce Gilmore,  is a reversal chart pattern that consists of four distinct swings in the market. The rules to identify the Butterfly trading pattern are strict and requires the use of certain Fibonacci ratios that were made public by Scott Carney. If you use ratios... Read moreread more

Turtle Soup – Fading New 20 Day High or Lows

The Turtle Soup trading strategy is based on the breakout trading system of the Turtles. The difference is that we want the breakout to fail when using the Turtle Soup strategy. The story of the Turtle Traders is a popular one and shows that people who have no prior financial... Read moreread more

Do You Accept Risk?

Trading is a game full of risks. Every trader knows that over time they will have some winning trades and some losing trades. However, just because a trader is aware of the risks in what they’re doing, does that mean that they fully embrace the risks associated and accept a... Read moreread more