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.

Mar17 Share

How To Get The Best Price On An Options Order

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 The last few weeks as the coronavirus crisis has evolved, have produced some of the most volatile markets we have ever seen. 5% moves in the S&P 500 used to take days and are now taking a matter of a few hours. As a… Read more

Mar17 Share

Using an Excel Trade Log

Last updated on July 4th, 2020 We were doing some work on a trade plan for the British Pound Futures (6B/BP) and decided that it’d be a nice idea to share some of the work I’ve been doing in an Excel Trade Log at the same time. I prefer using excel… Read more

Mar17 Share

Will Small Trading Accounts Challenge Your Level Of Success?

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 Do most traders fail?  The statistics say that 90% of traders fail but let’s take a look at who we are talking about? How do you define “trader”?  Would you consider someone who funds a small trading account with $200 and uses an untested… Read more

Mar14 Share

Options Trade Of The Week – VXX

Over the last 2 weeks we have seen global markets get crushed due to coronavirus. We are in the midst of a historic move lower in equities and move higher in the volatility products. Markets are pricing in extreme fear due to the spread of the coronavirus. To take advantage… Read more

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Navigating Coronavirus Volatility With Options

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 We just completed one of the most volatile weeks of trading that markets have ever seen due to he fear of the unknown due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19 ). Panic has completely gripped the financial markets.   VIX & Market Volatility… Read more

Mar11 Share

Heiken Ashi – Learn To Use Them

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 Heikin Ashi charts may not be as popular as bar charts and traditional candlesticks but for traders who use them, they don’t care how popular they are. Charts generally calculate the high, low, open, and close which makes the main difference between (HA) Heikin Ashi… Read more

Mar11 Share

Ride the Drawdown Storm

Last updated on June 18th, 2020 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… Read more

Mar11 Share

Golden Cross Trading Guide

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 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… Read more

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Trading Wisdom From Yesteryear

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 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… Read more

Mar05 Share

Monthly or Weekly Options…Which should I trade?

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 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… Read more

Mar01 Share

How to Boost the Accuracy of any Trading Indicator

Last updated on July 2nd, 2020 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… Read more

Feb29 Share

Respect Your Equity Curve

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 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… Read more

Feb28 Share

Using Options Basics to Increase Profits

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 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… Read more

Feb27 Share

Top Trailing Stop Loss Techniques For Maximum Profits

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 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… Read more

Feb19 Share

Is Day Trading For A living Possible?

Last updated on May 12th, 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 18th, 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 May 14th, 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

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Be Careful What You Focus On

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 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…. Read more

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US Dollar Index Chart – Why Use It With Forex?

Last updated on July 3rd, 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