Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

Last updated on February 26th, 2020

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

Feb23 Share

Trading Outside Bars

The outside bar trading pattern, also called an outside reversal, is a one bar bullish or bearish pattern that shows strong volatility in the instrument you are trading. Unlike the inside bar that is completely inside the previous bar, the outside bar takes out both the high and the low… Read more

Feb21 Share

Weekly Options Recap 2/19/21

We wrapped up the holiday shortened week last week with more low volume price movement. This has been the story the last few weeks as markets continue to grind higher towards all time highs on lack luster volume. For most of the week SPY struggled to trade 50 million shares… Read more

Feb15 Share

Weekly Options Recap 2/15/21

Markets closed the week last week at new all time highs for the second week in a row. The run to new all time highs has been impressive given the negative news cycle that we have been stuck in for months now. We have brushed aside uncertainty around the pandemic,… Read more

Feb15 Share

High Probability Trading Setups

High probability trading setups and strategies are something that most traders aim for.  Who doesn’t want the odds in their favor when risking their capital? Of course the setup is just one component of having a higher probability of a winning trade, but it seems to be the most searched… Read more

Feb11 Share

Midweek Options Update 2/10/21

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 For the first time in over a week, we saw a nasty little selloff mid morning on Wednesday in all of the index products. This came after opening at new all time highs yet again. The selling didn’t last long as the dip was… Read more

Feb07 Share

Weekly Options Recap 2/6/21

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 The bulls remain in complete control as markets closed up near all time highs. All the index products closed the week strong together on Friday. The move higher was very impressive given how week things looked last Sunday evening when the futures markets opened…. Read more

Feb04 Share

Midweek Options Update 2/3/21

Last updated on February 17th, 2021 All the attention the last few weeks has been on how the Reddit stocks like GameStop and AMC Entertainment have been trading. During that time the overall market took a back seat and has quietly moved back towards all time highs. The move higher… Read more

Feb02 Share

Options Trading Crude Oil

Last updated on February 15th, 2021 One sector of the market that continues to be very popular with active traders is the energy sector. With energy prices so volatile, there are many products that traders can use to benefit from the back and forth price movement. The energy products are… Read more

Feb02 Share

Momentum Pinball | Short Term Trading

One of the most basic questions that gets asked on social media regarding a stock is:  “Should I buy or sell?” For traders looking for a quick answer to that question, the Momentum Pinball strategy from Linda Raschke should be a welcome relief. Before starting, keep in mind this is… Read more

Jan30 Share

Has Reddit Changed Trading Forever?

Last updated on February 1st, 2021 Over the last few weeks we have seen the Reddit phenomenon take over the headlines and to some extent take over complete segments of the stock market. In today’s landscape, it’s no surprise that the idea of group sharing ideas has finally reached the… Read more

Jan24 Share

Weekly Options Recap 1/22/21

Last updated on February 1st, 2021 The resiliency that this market continues to show is remarkable. We have seen all bad headlines and economic numbers brushed aside as many markets continue to make all time highs on a weekly basis. We are seeing attention shift to earnings season with all… Read more

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What Is Naked Trading Price Action?

Naked trading is simply trading virtually “indicator-less” so you can see in real time what is going on with current price action without it hiding behind a mess of indicators. It is better known as price action trading where you may trade candlestick chart patterns or even singular patterns such… Read more

Jan18 Share

Average Directional Index – ADX Trading

Last updated on January 19th, 2021 Using the ADX is an objective way to measure the strength of the trend (trend momentum) in the instrument you are considering trading. Statistics show that markets will spend more time in a consolidated state (trading ranges) than they will trending.  That is vital… Read more

Jan17 Share

NetPicks Options Earnings Cheat Sheet – 1st Quarter 2021

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 In a recent blog post, we walked through how you can use different options strategies to navigate through earnings season. These earnings releases can cause big overnight moves in stock prices which can also produce big moves in the option prices as well. Whether… Read more

Jan16 Share

How To Trade Through Earnings With Options

Last updated on January 22nd, 2021 Over the next 6 weeks we will see many of the big market moving stocks release their quarterly earnings numbers. These releases can cause large market moves overnight in the stock price. While this can provide an incredible opportunity for big profits if you… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 1/16/21

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 Markets finally started to show some signs of two way price action this week which we have been waiting patiently for. Over the last few months we have seen markets brush aside bad economic numbers, negative news headlines, political uncertainty, and the pandemic showing… Read more

Jan12 Share

Best Trailing Stop Loss Order Strategies

Why is a trailing stop loss order an important strategy to use when trading? Are trailing stops a good idea? Nobody can predict with 100% accuracy where a trend will end and the amount of money that is left on the table by those happy to settle for mediocre gains,… Read more

Jan09 Share

Bear Flag Chart Pattern Trading

Last updated on January 12th, 2021 There is a small handful of price patterns I consider and when looking short, I like to use the bear flag chart pattern.  Although I wrote about the bull flag pattern (and the bear flag is the opposite), I know people enjoy a proper… Read more

Jan06 Share

Trading Patience

In our last article, I talked about using a trading checklist to help ensure you don’t miss anything during potential trade opportunities. Sometimes though, you just want to jump in on what appears to be a trade setting up and this is where trading patience comes in. Not only does… Read more

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Using Your Trading Checklist

Last updated on January 6th, 2021 Using a checklist as you go about your trading routine is just smart business and is something you should get used to doing. After you’ve had experience trading, it will often times become more of a reflex.  Being “in the flow” can be a… Read more