Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

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

Jul12 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 7/12/19 – VXX

Happy new all time market highs! What an impressive run this market has been on the last few weeks. With so many markets at new all time highs it’s no surprise that volatility has been completely sucked out of this market. In fact, we are going to close the week… Read more

Jul10 Share

Act Like You Are Trading Large Trading Positions

The goal in trading is to compound your trading account allowing you to scale up your trading business. As your account size increases, so does your ability to trade larger position sizes which, in a perfect world, becomes wash, rinse, and repeat. In order to do this correctly, you must… Read more

Jul01 Share

Keep Trading As Simple As Possible

At what point has your trading become over-complicated? Some traders can have many variables in their trading plan and do fine. Others can get overwhelmed when there are too many things to consider for a trading setup.  I’m sure we’ve all felt that way at times. There is no simple… Read more

Jun30 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 6/28/19 – GLD

GLD is one of the few ETF’s in this market that has good volatility. As a result, the options are more expensive giving us more opportunity as an options seller rather than a buyer. For this week’s Options Trade Of The Week we are going to take a look at… Read more

Jun25 Share

3 Options Strategies You Should Be Using

Last week, a student in our Nasdaq Options Superstars program had a hard time grasping why anyone would consider other options strategies. “If I’m bullish it’s best to buy calls. If bearish it’s best to just buy puts.”  While most people get attracted to the idea of trading options because… Read more

Jun24 Share

Own Your Trading Results

Whether we’re talking Elliot Wave, Fibonacci, Donchian Channels or even a simple strategy such as the Golden Cross, the trading strategies and market analysis techniques a trader uses are rarely original. Ideas from experienced and successful traders and market technicians rise and fall in popularity as the next revelation becomes… Read more

Jun21 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 6/21/19 – LYFT

The new IPO’s that we have seen over the last year have shown some amazing returns. Names like BYND, LYFT, and now SLACK have been extremely active since they have started trading which makes them ideal candidates for us to trade.   LYFT – Bearish Trade Opportunity With the entire… Read more

Jun19 Share

Be A Prepared Trader – Especially In The Summer

Summer trading is upon us and many times that means slow markets. But just as in life, we can’t get lulled into going through the motions when grinding price action takes over our screens. So let’s have a conversation about how markets can change their behavior very quickly. They can… Read more

Jun17 Share

How To Learn To Trade Online In 2019

Learning to trade is a life long process as you modify and improve the trading systems and strategies you are using. But there is a point where you become profitable more often than not and that requires work. My question is:  How many hours do you spend on your quest… Read more

Jun14 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 6/14/19 – EBAY

After selling a call spread on AMD in last week’s Options Trade Of The Week, we are going back to the well by selling another call spread this week. This time we will be doing so on EBAY. We have continued to see a strong market again this week which… Read more

Jun11 Share

Stochastic Momentum Index Guide

The stochastic momentum index (SMI) is like the stochastic oscillator on steroids and was brought to the trading world by William Blau. Instead of reading the closing price of the asset as the standard stochastic indicator, the SMI will calculate the closing price in relation to the average of the… Read more

Jun08 Share

Options Trade Of The Week 6/7/19 – AMD

The market has produced one of the biggest 5 day rallies in a long time here this week. We have seen 5 days in a row of impressive gains to the upside and as a result, the market is overbought in the near term. If you are like me your… Read more

Jun06 Share

The 1 Mistake That Is Causing Most Options Traders To Fail

I have seen a disturbing trend with many retail options traders over the last year that is holding many people back from experiencing the big growth in their accounts. The issue has to do with not using proper risk management in their trading. A common approach to risk management that… Read more

Jun04 Share

Donchian Channel Indicator Guide

Donchian channels, brought to us by Richard Donchian (1905-1993), is a great trading indicator to highlight trends, ranges, and new X number of day breakouts. You can design many trading strategies around the Donchian channel and it was the primary indicator for the Turtle Traders. The channel works by highlighting… Read more

Jun03 Share

5 Questions To Instantly Improve Your Options Trading

Do you ever get the feeling that markets are rigged against you? Does it always seem like the market makes the exact opposite move that you are looking for? Why does it seem like the market reverses the very moment you put a trade on? While it can see like… Read more

May24 Share

The Triangle Chart Pattern

One of the most popular chart patterns in technical analysis is the triangle pattern.  The triangle pattern is considered a consolidation price pattern, generally a continuation pattern, where the range of price gets tighter. This getting tighter is an indication of lower volatility and there will eventually be a resolution from… Read more

May17 Share

3 EMA Crossover Trading

The three moving average crossover strategy is an approach to trading that uses 3 exponential moving averages of various lengths. All moving averages are lagging indicators however when used correctly, can help frame the market for a trader.  You can see how MA’s can give you information about market states… Read more

May09 Share

CCI Indicator Trading Strategies

The CCI indicator, the commodity channel index, is a momentum based indicator that falls under the oscillator classification.  The CCI oscillates between several levels including: +100 -100 0 +200 -200 These levels are often used as overbought and oversold levels.  The +100 would be considered overbought as an example.  A move… Read more

May06 Share

Just Execute When The Time Is Right

You may be an expert in technical analysis and are able to read the market movements. You have a good eye in seeing who holds the balance of power on the chart and your trading plan takes advantage of that skill Traders can look at a chart and see, according… Read more

Apr29 Share

How Fear Is Derailing Your Trading Success

There are many types of trader personalities but I want to focus on two specific types. Both of these types have the potential to be successful as a trader only if they are able to get out of their own way. You may find yourself as one of these types… Read more