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.

Apr12 Share

3 Tips to Improve Trading Performance Now

Last updated on May 12th, 2020 What you pay attention to can have an effect on your trading performance as you process this information.  Day trading, a tough go at the best of times, can be made more difficult depending on where you put your focus during the trading session…. Read more

Apr12 Share

Trading The Butterfly Pattern

The Butterfly pattern, discovered by Bryce Gilmore,  is a reversal chart pattern that consists of four distinct swings in the market. The rules to identify the Butterfly trading pattern are strict and requires the use of certain Fibonacci ratios that were made public by Scott Carney. If you use ratios… Read more

Apr11 Share

Is the market bottom in place?

Last updated on June 18th, 2020 After a big wave lower in stocks due to the initial reaction to the coronavirus spreading, markets have recovered off the lows in a big way. We saw stocks rally 25% over the last 2 weeks on hopes that the worst of the virus… Read more

Apr10 Share

Best Moving Averages For Options Traders

Last updated on September 7th, 2020 My preferred style of trading is swing trading using various options strategies. I consider a swing trade holding a position for a period of 2 days on out to 4 weeks. That is the sweet spot that I have identified when using many types… Read more

Apr04 Share

Why We Don’t Like To Use Stop Orders When Trading Options

Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 I have heard all of these statements repeated during my nearly 20 years of trading options and markets in general: “Let your winners run, cut your losses quickly.” “Keep your losses small” “You have to use stop orders” Traders get so concerned with getting… Read more

Apr01 Share

Placing Option Orders In Volatile Markets

Last updated on April 4th, 2020 Options traders love volatile markets. I would much rather trade in active market conditions with big moves back and forth rather than a slow market like we saw for most of 2019 and early 2020. However, with volatility returning the last month, it does… Read more

Mar30 Share

4 Reasons Why You Should be Trading with Range Bars

Range bars are bars that are plotted on a chart that have the same price increment, the same height, and each bar closes either at the high or the low, regardless of the opening price. There is no time component as you would see with candlestick charts or bar charts…. Read more

Mar27 Share

Winning Strategy for Futures Day Traders In 5 Simple Steps

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 As traders, many of us spend a lot of time looking for that winning strategy that will catapult us into the small group of successful traders. Each of us want to win and we will spend hundreds of hours testing trading systems but always… Read more

Mar26 Share

Here Are 2 Quick Ways To Set Your Stop Loss Order

Last updated on November 4th, 2020 Traders will obsess over their trade entry but won’t give a second thought to where they will place their stop loss whether they buy or sell or instrument. One huge issue is that many traders will place their stop in a location where the… Read more

Mar25 Share

How Big Of An Account Size Is Necessary To Trade Options?

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 ‘How big of an account size is necessary to trade options?’ Over the past 20 years I have had the privilege of working with thousands of traders looking to trade in the options markets. This is one of the top questions I get. The… Read more

Mar24 Share

8 Steps To Potential Trading Success

Last updated on April 14th, 2020 So you’ve been trading for a while now, had some success and it seems like forever ago that you cracked open your first chart. You’ve learned about the markets; what works and what doesn’t and can carry on an intelligent conversation on most trading… Read more

Mar24 Share

5 Market Internals To Watch

Last updated on July 2nd, 2020 The main work space that I look at throughout the day to get a feel for market strength or weakness is what I call my Market Internals work space. In this article, I am going to discuss that market internals I use on a… Read more

Mar23 Share

Increase Your Odds Of Trading Success

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 Succeeding at trading is reserved for a small percentage of people. Successful traders are a different breed of person who’ve managed to battle the psychological pitfalls but have also found a trading edge that they are consistent at trading. It’s an older statistic but… Read more

Mar22 Share

Buy Call Options Or Sell A Put Spread?

Markets continued their historic run of extreme volatility this past week due to the spread of the coronavirus. We are in the midst of a global economic slowdown that looks to be in place for the next few months at a minimum. While talk of a recession is no fun to go through,… Read more

Mar20 Share

How Important Is Volatility When Trading Options?

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 It’s easy to turn on financial media these and get scared away from the markets due this high volatility that have been seeing the last 3 weeks. As options traders, we have the opportunity to use the volatility to our advantage as it can… Read more

Mar20 Share

The Chart Is All You Need

Last updated on April 4th, 2020 I want to continue on with my look back on some of the pearls of wisdom from Richard Donchian. There are so many things that were valid decades ago that are still applicable to the trading of today. My first look can be found… Read more

Mar18 Share

Trade Triggers & The Importance Of How You Enter A Trade

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 A trading setup that forms as part of your trading strategy is in need of a trade trigger to get you active in the position. Having a way to trigger into a trade can stop you from letting your emotions dictate your positions. In… Read more

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