Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

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

Feb15 Share

Using The MACD Indicator And Best Settings

The MACD ( moving average convergence divergence ) indicator is a technical analysis tool that was designed by Gerald Appel in the late 1970s. It is used as a trend direction indicator as well as a measure of the momentum in the market.  Traders will also use it to confirm… Read more

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Feb13 Share

Charting the Right Session Times in Futures

Charting the right session times in futures for the primary session of the market you are trading can go a long way towards figuring out what it’s trying to do. Why non-primary hours are different Non-primary or “electronic” trading hours have two major differences to the main session for an… Read more

Jan25 Share

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 more

Jan06 Share

Be Careful What You Focus On

There’s always been a lot of talk in trading circles about needing screen time to become ultimately successful. I’ve always questioned this logic. You could sit in front of a screen like a zombie for 1000 years and still not become a great trader. So if not screen time, what’s… Read more

Dec19 Share

US Dollar Index Chart – Why Use It With Forex?

Dollar Index Chart – Barometer Of  Trading Conditions For those of you that are unaware, the US dollar index measures the relative strength of the USD against 6 other currencies that are the trading partners of the United States.  Inside that basket of currency pairs, the EURUSD makes up the… Read more

Dec12 Share

Conquer FOMO In Trading In 2 Steps

Last updated on February 13th, 2020 FOMO in trading means the fear of missing out and it can negatively affect our decision-making process where we take a trade for reasons other than it’s part of the plan. It is a powerful emotion that is no doubt responsible for more blown… Read more

Dec06 Share

Bullish And Bearish Divergence Trading

Trading divergence involves the use of price action and technical trading indicators to find potential turning points in the market. Finding a divergence is not a guarantee that a shift in price is going to happen but combined with other information, can be a decision-maker for a trader.   What… Read more

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Trading With The Ichimoku Cloud Indicator

The Ichimoku indicator is a powerful indicator that shows the momentum and trend strength, and possible support and resistance levels of an asset. Ichimoku uses five moving averages and part of the calculation produces a cloud that represents potential future support and resistance areas. 2 of the moving averages compute… Read more

Nov30 Share

Darvas Box Trading Strategy – Trading Secrets From A Dancer?

Last updated on December 2nd, 2019 The foundation for the Darvas Box strategy started when Darvas, using only price action and volume, used it for trading stocks starting with M&M Woodworking.  What he didn’t know was that the increase in price was happening because of merger rumors that were circulating…. Read more

Nov26 Share

Trading The 9/30 Setup

Last updated on December 1st, 2019 What is the 9/30 trading method? The 9/30 setup is a two moving average crossover pullback strategy using the 9-period EMA and the 30-WMA (weighted moving average). It is a trading setup that is used to join the current trend direction which is also… Read more

Nov21 Share

Stochastic Oscillator Complete Trading Guide

The Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum indicator that is designed to give you an objective measure of the momentum in your trading instrument. It’s bounded by the numbers 0 and 100 and will oscillate between those two areas. It will show you the relationship of the closing price to the… Read more

Nov19 Share

Complete Shooting Star Candlestick Pattern Trading Guide

Last updated on February 11th, 2020 What is a shooting star candlestick pattern? The shooting star candlestick is a bearish reversal one candle pattern that is relevant during an up direction in price. You can find this pattern on every time frame (easier to see on a candlestick chart and… Read more

Nov12 Share

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 more

Nov08 Share

Trading The 3-Bar Reversal Pattern

Last updated on February 14th, 2020 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… Read more

Oct25 Share

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 more

Oct24 Share

5 Tips For Successfully Day Trading Emini Futures

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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… Read more

Oct22 Share

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 more

Oct18 Share

Day Trading Indicators To Simplify Your Trading

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 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… Read more

Oct17 Share

Are You Dedicated Or Just Interested In Trading Success?

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 You need to have a high degree of persistence to perform at a high level in anything in life.  Trading included. To acquire the experience and ability to trade well and to maintain a consistent level of performance, is a tough task for many… Read more

Oct07 Share

Call Spread – Pinterest

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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… Read more