Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

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

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Aug28 Share

4 Best Trade Exit Strategies To Book Profits

Every trader needs an exit strategy thought out before they actually enter on their trading setups.  For day trades, even an “exit before market close”, while basic, still has you with a plan for ending the trade. Without a trading exit being part of your overall trading strategy, you are… Read more

Aug21 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

Aug18 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

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Aug15 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

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

Aug09 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

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Aug09 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

Aug04 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

Aug02 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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Aug01 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

Jul29 Share

Renko Chart Trading For Cleaner Price Action

The best way to answer the question “what are Renko charts”, is to describe them as fixed sized bricks that plot on your chart in relation to price movement. They are very different from the common bar chart, Japanese candlestick charts, or Heiken Ashi charts as Renko charts (Renko bricks)… Read more

Jul26 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

Jul25 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

Jul22 Share

Effective Keltner Channel Trading Strategy

The Keltner Channel is a volatility based trading indicator that uses two bands and the average true range to set the channel distance below and above an exponential moving average, generally 20 period EMA. You use the Keltner Channel to determine when a market has stretched too far from the moving average –… Read more

Jul21 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

Jul21 Share

Do You Accept Risk?

Trading is a game full of risks. Every trader knows that over time they will have some winning trades and some losing trades. However, just because a trader is aware of the risks in what they’re doing, does that mean that they fully embrace the risks associated and accept a… Read more

Jul19 Share

Trading Is About Risk Management

Trading is accessible to anybody with internet, money, and a computer any time during the day. That is one thing that lures people to trading for a living because your schedule can be what you choose. Once they have put together a trading plan and back-tested their trading strategy, they… Read more

Jul12 Share

Pullback Trading Can End In Failure | Here Is How It Happens

One of the simplest ways to look for trading setups is to watch for pullbacks in price from the current trend direction. While it is not always easy to find a real edge in any market you trade, pullbacks are one of those price patterns that is an actual edge…. Read more

Jul12 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – NKE

We have finally seen the news cycle start to settle down this week. After seeing headlines dominate trading the last 4-5 weeks with news out of the China/US trade war, new stimulus announced from the Fed, and an announced Brexit deal we are finally seeing markets focus on technicals again…. Read more

Jul07 Share

Can You See Trading Success In Your Future?

Achieving success at anything in life is about planning. But it’s about more than just writing down a list of things you’ll do and never get to actually doing them. It’s about envisioning success and the behaviors which are likely to lead long term objectives being met. Most things in… Read more