Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

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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

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Dec12 Share

These 4 Steps Can Prevent Trading Career Destruction

The principles that are used with A.A. can be applied to help traders who are struggling. These principles can help traders avoid falling back into the habits that have prevented them from reaching their goals: Failure to prepare for their trading day (or career) Not sticking to their trading plan… Read more

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Dec06 Share

Your Emotional Side Is Destructive To Your Trading – Tame It

We all have a logical, thinking being and an emotion based being automatically behaving inside of us. They are important and are in operation at the same time but just like in trading, the balance of power is not always equal. When these parts of ourselves are in balance, much… Read more

Dec03 Share

Can Using A Trading Checklist Routine Help Stop The Bleeding?

Over time, day traders are prone to falling into autopilot when it comes to each trading day. Trading every day becomes a reflex and while being in the flow may be a good thing, there are times that something can be missed. In trading, when something is missed too often… Read more

Nov28 Share

5 Simple Ways to Cripple Your Trading Career – Change Them Today

Trading for a living has such an appeal that many people “give it a shot” to see if they can mimic the lives of those posted on social media. That is a terrible goal. The lives you see on social media with the money flowing like champagne, are fake.  The… Read more

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Nov25 Share

4 Terrific Questions to Ask When Price Is at Important Chart Levels

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Trading Places”, you’ve seen how crazy it can be trading in the pits.  A lot of yelling, screaming, and hand gestures with everyone trying to get the price they’ve been waiting for. The modern trader of today uses trading charts to monitor price but… Read more

Nov21 Share

Will Your Chart Pattern Turn Into A Painful Trade?

Trading chart patterns has been a swing and day trading approach for decades of chart pattern traders.  Edwards and Magee helped bring this form of chart analysis into the public eye and it’s been a popular approach ever since. Finding a chart pattern can be done through scanners or manually but… Read more

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Nov19 Share

Is Day Trading For A living Possible?

When traders decide to start day trading for a living, there are a few choices that are faced including: How much money they need to start day trading The markets they will day trade What trading strategy they will use The most important choice when people decide to make trading… Read more

Nov14 Share

Use The Fast Or Slow Stochastic Oscillator The Right Way

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. One area you want to be clear on is that because the… Read more