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Trading Hammer Candlesticks

The presence of a Hammer candlestick pattern does not mean you should jump into a trade. Some traders will use the term “pin bar” but what we are talking about is still the Hammer candlestick. What matters, is context and we are going to discuss that after we learn what... Read moreread more

Trading The 3-Bar Reversal Pattern

The three-bar reversal is a bullish or bearish candlestick chart pattern that can be used as a day trading setup for all markets and time frames. The issue for traders, especially day traders, is you will see the three-bar reversal pattern all over your trading chart. It is a common... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week – DIA

To take advantage of a potential move lower in the market, we are looking at buying Put Options on DIA for our Options Trade Of The Week. Buying Put Options is an aggressive trade looking for a move lower. It’s a break from the Credit Spreads that we have been... Read moreread more

5 Tips For Successfully Day Trading Emini Futures

Whether you’re trading Stock Index Futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange such as the Russell Emini, the S&P 500 (the mini version of course), the Nasdaq or the Dow, there are some basic things you can do to heighten your chance of successfully day trading Emini Futures.   What Is Emini Futures... Read moreread more

Supertrend Indicator: Learn How Simple It Is To Use

Trading with the trend is something we hear a lot about and it first requires defining a trend. Using the Supertrend Indicator, you can objectively determine the state of the market which will make your trading easier. The indicator will also present buy and sell signals which can be taken... Read moreread more

Day Trading Indicators To Simplify Your Trading

Day trading indicators are a useful trading tool that should be used in conjunction with a well-rounded trading plan but are not and should not be the plan itself. In this trading article, I want to cover 3 best trading indicators for day trading that I find very useful in... Read moreread more

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