Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

Online trading tips for Forex, Futures, Options. Learn how to improve your trading business.

Mar21 Share

Trading The Cup and Handle Chart Pattern

The cup and handle chart pattern can be a continuation pattern or can mark the turn in trend from a downtrend to an up trending market.  This would make it a reversal pattern. Why is this chart pattern called a cup and handle”? Price forms a U shape pattern that… Read more

Mar14 Share

Bollinger Bands Trading Guide

Bollinger Bands are a popular trading indicator that was introduced to the trading world by John Bollinger in 1983. The visual nature of the Bollinger Bands makes it simple for a trader to see if price has extended far from the average security price.  This tells a trader if the… Read more

Mar11 Share

Trade Outcomes Don’t Tell The Whole Story

Being in the business of trader education and trading system development, Netpicks has seen a lot in over two decades when it comes to those looking to trade for a living. One obvious thing to us is that that learning how to make money and develop as a trader has… Read more

Mar07 Share

Renko Chart Trading For Cleaner Price Action

The best way to answer the question “what are Renko charts”, is to describe them as fixed sized bricks that plot on your chart in relation to price movement. They are very different from the common bar chart, Japanese candlestick charts, or Heiken Ashi charts as Renko charts (Renko bricks)… Read more

Mar04 Share

Success In Trading Needs Belief In Yourself

Traders spend a lot of time back testing trading strategies, systems, and researching news events that are related to the market. The outside work such as that is important but many don’t spend nearly enough time working on themselves. More importantly, working on ensuring they believe in themselves. If you… Read more

Feb27 Share

Trading Is About Risk Management

Trading is accessible to anybody with internet, money, and a computer any time during the day. That is one thing that lures people to trading for a living because your schedule can be what you choose. Once they have put together a trading plan and back-tested their trading strategy, they… Read more

Feb22 Share

Sugar Trade Breakdown From Start To Finish

There are many trading articles on this blog that can help you virtually build your own trading strategy from. From topics about moving averages and price action trading, to stop loss placements and trading journals, you can learn to trade the markets and make a living. I wanted to go… Read more

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Feb16 Share

Heiken Ashi – How Can You Use Them

Heikin Ashi charts may not be as popular as bar charts and traditional candlesticks but for traders who use them, they don’t care how popular they are. Charts generally calculate the high, low, open, and close which makes the main difference between (HA) Heikin Ashi and other charting types, being the… Read more

Feb11 Share

4 Steps for Creating a Winning Strategy for Futures Day Traders

Day trading futures attracts many types of people that share one thing in common:  they want to be successful at day trading. When the drive to succeed is strong and armed with a winning trading strategy, why do so many fail? What is the difference between the traders that succeed… Read more

Feb06 Share

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 more

Feb01 Share

Bull Flag Pattern Trading – Profit In A Bullish Market

A bull flag pattern is a bullish continuation pattern used in technical analysis that occurs in a market that is in an uptrend. You can look for bull flags in the following manner: Look for an impulse move (the pole of the flag) in price to the upside during an… Read more

Jan29 Share

Top Trailing Stop Techniques For Maximum Profits

Why is a trailing stop loss an important strategy to use when trading? Are trailing stops a good idea? Nobody can predict with 100% accuracy where a trend will end. The amount of money that is left on the table by those happy to settle for mediocre gains, is no… Read more

Jan23 Share

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 more

Jan16 Share

Simple Moving Averages – 2 Trading Strategies You Can Use Today

Moving averages are a technical analysis tool that have been a staple of traders for decades. There are many types of moving averages that all use different formulas and the easiest one to understand is the simple moving average – the SMA.   What Is The Simple Moving Average Indicator… Read more

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Jan11 Share

Trend Direction Indicator To Prevent Account Blowouts

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 more

Jan05 Share

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 more

Jan02 Share

Alligator Indicator – How To Use It As A Trading Strategy

The Alligator indicator was invented by Bill Williams and uses 3 lines which are actually moving averages with a spin. Markets trend and market range and the 3 lines of the Alligator indicator, known as the jaws teeth and lips, is designed to alert traders to the presence of either… Read more

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Dec28 Share

When Can You Call Yourself A Trader?

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 more

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Dec23 Share

Fibonacci Trading Skills You Can Start Using Today

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 more

Dec18 Share

Should You Prepare For Your Return To Trading After Vacation?

As trading winds down for 2018,  many people have plans for the Christmas break and will keep their trading computers shut off until the new year. Taking a break from trading is healthy and can do a lot to refresh any trader that interacts with the markets on a daily… Read more