Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

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

Sep14 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – COST

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 a result, I am shifting my… Read more

Sep09 Share

Trading With The Momentum Indicator For Best Results

The momentum indicator (momentum oscillator indicator) is one of the trading indicators available to traders to gauge the momentum in the market. There are several momentum indicators that can be used for intra-day trading as well as other styles and they include: MACD indicator – moving average convergence divergence RSI… Read more

Sep06 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – ROKU

We saw the market make another run up towards all time highs this week. Over the last few years we have seen every market selloff bought up quickly with very little damage being done for any length of time. As a result we continue to see many stocks at extreme… Read more

Sep03 Share

6 Steps To Turn Your Losing Trading Results Around

What can we learn from a baby when it comes to trading? Sounds stupid but a baby, brand new to this world, has no concept of fear. They’re not concerned by: The possibility of losing out Looking foolish Competition with their peers. They see adults and older children doing things… Read more

Aug30 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – UAL

We continue to see markets driven by headlines here this week. Everyone’s focus is on the trade war with China, new tariffs ready to kick in over the weekend, and the Trump tweets that seem to come out every few hours. As a result, markets have been stuck on a… Read more

Aug26 Share

Better Trading Opportunities With Market Context

Market context is a foreign concept to many traders. Often if I ask a trader that context of the market they are trading, the reply is usually a string of words that don’t answer the question. In fairness, it is a concept that can be difficult to fully grasp and… Read more

Aug24 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – TGT

Risk can increase in a hurry! That is the story of the last week. We have seen the market volatility pickup across the board over the last few weeks. This is due to a number of factors including: Headlines from the ongoing trade way with China, President Trump tweeting about… Read more

Aug21 Share

Opening Range Breakout (ORB) Strategy Guide

The opening range breakout strategy (ORB) has been around for decades and is a trade taken above or below the opening range of a market. Some traders may use a predetermined price points, something Toby Crabel calls “the stretch” which is a calculation from previous trading days. Others will use… Read more

Aug19 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

We have been talking about how volatility was due to move higher and that has certainly happened in a big way the last few weeks. The market has been trading in big ranges in both directions which has left many traders scratching their heads on what to do next. The… Read more

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Aug19 Share

7 Questions To Find Markets To Trade

  Picking your markets to trade can make a huge difference to how profitable your trading strategy is, so it’s important that you have a good method of doing so. If you swing trade, simultaneously day trade multiple markets or  if you’re considering a switch in product for your day… Read more

Aug12 Share

How To Trade The RSI2 Even If You’re A Newbie

The RSI (relative strength index) is a popular trading indicator by J. Welles Wilder. The RSI2 trading indicator is a change from the standard 14 period RSI to a 2 period that was brought to us by Larry Connors. The other difference is the change in oversold and overbought levels:… Read more

Aug10 Share

DIA – Iron Condor Options Trade

“An iron what?” I distinctly remember that being my reaction over a dozen years ago when I first learned what an Iron Condor options trade was. Trading long calls and puts at that point were my only strategies that I used. However, my mentor at the time highly encouraged me… Read more

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Aug07 Share

3 Ideas To Help Improve Your Trading

Have you been consistent with risk, position sizing, and keeping your focus on the trading method you have tested and shown to have a positive expectation? There is a very good chance that you have not been consistent and when faced with losing trades, you’ve either switched trading methods repeatedly… Read more

Aug05 Share

Mentally Manage Your Losing Trades

A part to sore losing in trading is loss aversion. This is part of human nature and trading really brings it out in all its glory. When we have a good trading system and it takes a series of losses, it’s easy for this to come out. Not only does… Read more

Aug05 Share

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 more

Jul29 Share

Common Sense Trading Success Keys You Should Know

Fundamentally, trading really is a simple game, but it requires a great deal of thought, effort and persistence to succeed. In poker, the saying from Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton goes that it “takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master”. Trading is similar in many… Read more

Jul24 Share

Do This And Never Be Wrong In Trading Again

Fear. If there was one word to describe why a trader may not execute their trading plan, it is fear.  The fear of being wrong. In a recent foundational skills to trading post, executing the trading plan when a trade sets up is one of 8 musts for a trader…. Read more

Jul23 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 7/22/19 – MU

Markets are starting another new week hanging out near all time highs. This has become the story for the last 3-4 weeks as many stocks have made runs towards the highs. As a result we are finding numerous opportunities to position our options trades to benefit from a pause or… Read more

Jul19 Share

Stop Thinking About Money Gains (and losses)

When thinking and talking about their trading performance, a habit many traders tend to get into especially when they are just starting out, is using a $ value for p/l. It’s easy to see why – a new trader is likely to keep their eye fixed on the limited amount… Read more

Jul18 Share

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 more