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.

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Using Your Trading Checklist

Last updated on January 6th, 2021 Using a checklist as you go about your trading routine is just smart business and is something you should get used to doing. After you’ve had experience trading, it will often times become more of a reflex.  Being “in the flow” can be a… Read more

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30% Retracement Trading Strategy

Last updated on February 2nd, 2021 Trading a retrace in price is a popular technique for swing traders.  A retrace is where you see a portion of the prior swing taken out by retreating price action. The question that always comes up is how much of a price retrace is… Read more

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5 Tips For Trading Through The Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of you! While it is always exciting to have a little break around the holidays from the normal weekly routine, I don’t like to take much time away from the markets. The good news from trading the options markets is we have many strategies that we… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 12/18/20

As we head closer to the Holidays, markets continue to stay firmly in control of the bulls. This past week had a number of catalysts to produce a stretch of two way price action but instead we saw another push up to all time highs. We saw bad economic news… Read more

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How To Trade Options Around Dividends

If you trade options for any length of time you will run into stocks and ETF’s paying dividends. It’s important to know when these dividends will require you to adjust or close a trade. What is a dividend?  “A dividend is the distribution of a portion of the company’s earnings,… Read more

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Midweek Options Update 12/16/20

Last updated on December 21st, 2020 Coming into this week we had markets right back up near all time highs as we head into the end of the year. We had a window this week before the holidays for 2 way price action on decent volume. The catalysts were there… Read more

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Measured Move Price Pattern

Last updated on December 16th, 2020 One of my favorite chart patterns that gets ignored is the measured move.  It is a versatile piece of price action that can be used for: Finding price target projections for the current price move A reversal pattern when price comes into a support… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 12/12/20

Last updated on January 12th, 2021 As we wrap up another week of trading, we are seeing a continued focus on the Covid-19 vaccines as well as another potential stimulus plan. Coming into this week, we had overbought conditions across the board. The market tried selling off a few times… Read more

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TSLA for $350 Using Options

In a market that has made a historic move to the upside over the last 8 months, we are left with many expensive stocks. A perfect example of this is Tesla (Symbol: TSLA). The stock has moved from $400 to $650 since the beginning of November. As a result, not… Read more

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Bull Trap Trading Strategy

Last updated on December 11th, 2020 Markets have their own version of “bait and switch” where you buy one thing, and it turns it out be something else. In trading, we call in a bull trap (bear trap is the opposite). Here is how it plays out: Market starts to… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 12/6/20

Last updated on December 8th, 2020 Another week in the books and another week of new all time market highs. Given the news cycle world wide right now with the pandemic numbers sky rocketing and more shut downs being announced it’s amazing how well this market has hung in there…. Read more

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3 Bar Inside Bar Strategy

Last updated on December 11th, 2020 Why do I think the 3 bar inside bar trading strategy by Johnan Prathap  is worth looking at? Because at its core, an inside bar is a triangle candle chart pattern (it won’t be perfect – think concept) and the third bar in this… Read more

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Midweek Options Update 12/2/20

Last updated on December 15th, 2020 As we settle back in to normal trading after the shortened holiday week last week we are seeing the bulls hold on to control of this market. We are seeing overbought extremes all over the place but every dip continues to be bought up… Read more

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How To Trade Bollinger Band Squeeze

The Bollinger Band Squeeze is a great technical analysis tool to use for an objective way to see if a market is in a trading range. Knowing this, you can decide if you will use a range trading strategy, a breakout strategy, or a way to quantify the impulse leg… Read more

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Midweek Options Update 11/25/20

Last updated on November 29th, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving! With the shortened trading week this week we are seeing a continued low volume move to the upside. Many of our key markets are at or near all time highs as we go into home stretch of the trading year. When volume… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 11/22/20

As we head into a holiday shortened week next week we certainly saw some profit taking on Friday. SPY is currently testing a very key support level at 355.99 which is the 8 EMA on the daily chart. We have been tracking this level over the last 2 weeks waiting… Read more

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Midweek Options Update 11/18/20

We have been talking over the last week about how the market has been in a slow grind higher on lower volume. That has continued to start the week this week with SPY on a mission to test the high made last week at 364.38. The trouble on this latest… Read more

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Camelback Trading Strategy

Last updated on November 19th, 2020 The Camelback Trading Strategy was designed by Joe Ross that uses both the long term and the shorter term trend direction. I personally find nothing wrong with a trader looking at the mass of trading techniques on the web and seeing if they can… Read more

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Weekly Options Recap 11/14/20

Last updated on November 17th, 2020 Markets got off to a hot start this week with Monday morning’s positive vaccine news. With Covid-19 numbers spiking all over the country, traders cheered the positive news that a vaccine might be close. SPY rallied on this news up to a new all… Read more

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Midweek Options Update 11/12/20

Now that we are past the elections, focus has shifted back to the spread of Covid-19 worldwide. With numbers spiking again we are seeing more and more headlines hit about a potential shut down. So far the market has brushed it off with the continued rotation between index products masking… Read more