Swing Trading

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 With the latest rally extending up almost to new all time highs, we are left with a market that is pricing in perfection. The latest move higher over the last few weeks has left many stocks that we look at in overbought territory. As... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

Handling an Options Trade Gone Bad

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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... Read moreread more

GLD and XLE Options Trade

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 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... 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

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

Candlestick Patterns – The Truth You Must Know

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Last updated on December 19th, 2016 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... Read moreread more

$106,000 Trading Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Last updated on February 14th, 2020 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... Read moreread more

Swing Trading With MACD Insight

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Last updated on February 10th, 2020 I made a piece on using the MACD modified into the 3/10 oscillator and mentioned I would show a real life and recent example. Swing trading Forex is something I’ve been doing for quite a while and living in Canada, my favorite currency pairing... Read moreread more

Using The MACD Modified To 3/10 Oscillator

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Last updated on February 10th, 2020 The MACD indicator is very useful when thinking of it in terms of momentum and trend and not as a holy grail. There are many settings that can be used and I prefer to use the settings that reflect the 3/10 oscillator (Raschke). While... Read moreread more

Profit From Trapped Traders

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 The concept of profiting from traders who are trapped in a losing position is simple. These traders, by virtue of being on the wrong side of the market, can help propel your trade when they hit the exits. Wyckoff is actually the person who... Read moreread more

Small account? 5 options trades under $300

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Last updated on April 4th, 2020 One of the biggest issues facing newer traders interested in options trading, is the lack of trading capital. We sent a survey  to traders and asked why they were for not registering for one of our upcoming Options training webinars. Towards the top of that list... Read moreread more

4 Steps To Finding The Right Options Trade

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Last updated on December 19th, 2016 I got an email from one of our Options Mastery students this week asking some really great questions.  I’m sure these are questions that many traders have when starting out with options so I decided to answer them in this blog post. Maybe these... Read moreread more

How to Use Position Sizing to Boost Trading Profits

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Last updated on February 28th, 2020 One of the topics that comes up quite often with our Options Mastery students has to do with knowing what type of position size to use when placing trades. Whether you are swing trading or day trading this topic is always a tricky one.... Read moreread more

Trade Entry Without Confirmation

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Last updated on April 4th, 2020 Trade entries are a much talked about trading topic and for good reason. A trade entry close to a turning point gives a great risk to reward ratio while one that requires confirmation, can lessen the ratio and decrease your position sizing. The problem... Read moreread more

Patience With A Trending Market

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Last updated on March 10th, 2020 Imagine being able to pinpoint the exact turning point of any trending market. Imagine being able to ride that change of trend all the way to the reversal in the other direction. It would certainly be an incredible event that would no doubt make... Read moreread more

Swing Trading Does Make Money

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Last updated on November 1st, 2017 I guess the many stories (mostly phony) that people read in the emails that advertise the newest and greatest trading system, still has them convinced that day trading is the only means to make money trading. I want to tell you again that it... Read moreread more