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.

Mar11 Share

Ride the Drawdown Storm

It’s almost inevitable. You get a rise in market volatility and you see folks get hurt. Markets move faster, further and change direction quicker than people have become used to. For traders who aren’t prepared, this can spell disaster. Not only do they face a run of poor of results,… Read more

Mar11 Share

Golden Cross Trading Guide

The Golden Cross is a combinations of moving averages that shows when a market turns from a downtrend into an uptrend. 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… Read more

Mar10 Share

Trading Wisdom From Yesteryear

I personally find the stories of traders such as those found in the Market Wizards books such an enjoyable read. Even better are the stories from those that were in the trading trenches long before we had the technology that we do today. Even many of the popular trading indicators… Read more

Mar05 Share

Monthly or Weekly Options…Which should I trade?

When talking about stock options there are many common questions that come up. Which strike price should I trade? Should I buy or sell the options? Should I use monthly or weekly options? The reason these questions can be tricky is that there is no perfect answer that fits each… Read more

Mar01 Share

How to Boost the Accuracy of any Trading Indicator

Technical indicators are part and parcel of the world of trading and are here to stay.  Unfortunately, it’s all too common to find that the indicator that you thought would work really well as either an entry trigger or filter, starts to let you down.  Whilst we’d all love to have a… Read more

Feb29 Share

Respect Your Equity Curve

One of the biggest problems for certain types of trader is not the ability to make money, but the ability to take losers way bigger than are planned for. The issue with this is, the big loser you take every so often has a big impact on your expectancy and… Read more

Feb28 Share

Using Options Basics to Increase Profits

Turn on any type of financial media or have a conversation with a long time money manager and you will hear that trading Options is a very risky endeavor. You will hear stats thrown around that 95% of traders fail in making money long term in the markets. It bothers… Read more

Feb27 Share

Top Trailing Stop Loss 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

Feb19 Share

Is Day Trading For A living Possible?

Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 When traders decide to start making money by 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 for short term gains What day trading… Read more

Feb15 Share

Using The MACD Indicator And Best Settings

Last updated on April 4th, 2020 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… Read more

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Charting the Right Session Times in Futures

Last updated on February 28th, 2020 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… Read more

Jan25 Share

Trading With The ADX Indicator

Last updated on February 20th, 2020 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…. 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?

Last updated on February 20th, 2020 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… 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

Last updated on April 4th, 2020 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…. Read more

Nov30 Share

Darvas Box Trading Strategy – Trading Secrets From A Dancer?

Last updated on April 5th, 2020 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

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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

Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 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… Read more