Trading Tips & Tutorials For Online Traders

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

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

kagi charting
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Kagi Charts – How to Trade these Squiggly Lines | Netpicks

Kagi charts were developed in the 1870’s in Japan, and many of us in the US first learned about them from Steve Nison in his book Beyond Candlesticks. When we started using Range and Renko Charts with our systems here at NetPicks a while back, we got a lot of… Read more

E-mini S&P 500 Simple Levels
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4 Terrific Questions to Ask When Price Is at Important Chart Levels

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 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… Read more

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Options Trade Of The Week – NFLX

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 Are the big swings in this market this week causing doubt as to what trades you should be placing? I have heard from numerous traders just over the last few days that are frustrated with the big volatility that seems to come out of… Read more

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8 Foundational Skills Every Trader Should Learn

When a person first decides they want to be a professional trader, rarely do they ask just how this is likely to happen. Usually they are too busy counting their imaginary money in their imaginary mansion to be concerned by this minor detail! Even in the face of widely available… Read more

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2 Ways To Use Trading Range Breakouts

Last updated on November 9th, 2019 The auction in any market is straightforward: There are two types of market participant- buyers and sellers The degree to which these buyers and sellers are motivated by current price or market behavior Yes, there are lots of nuances to complicate things but the… Read more

trading tweaks
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Use Both Sides of Your Brain for Trading Success and Consistency

When you have been trading long enough, the dogma when it comes to trading education becomes obvious. In fact, there are too many courses, books, and trading forum professionals using words like “should”, “must”, as if they are talking about the only path to success. Having a belief that there… Read more

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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

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5 Questions To Instantly Improve Your Options Trading

Last updated on November 9th, 2019 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… Read more

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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

trading exits
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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

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What Is the 50-Day Moving Average & How to Trade It

Last updated on November 8th, 2019 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… Read more

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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

trading markets
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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

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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

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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

trading ideas for success
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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

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Simple Guide To Trading A Golden Cross

Last updated on December 1st, 2019 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… Read more

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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

trend trading indicator
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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

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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