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Rick Saddler

Rick Saddler


How to Take a Pulse of the Markets Using These 5 Stocks

How does a trader get a quick pulse of the market? There are indices and sectors galore along with way too much information. This adds up to information overload and not enough time to intelligently decipher the information into a meaningful trading strategy.

After years of studying the markets and just plain experience in the business world, I started to focus on 5 stocks. These 5 stocks give me a quick picture of the overall attitude of the market and give me a heads up to trend changes in the market. Think of it this way. The foundation of a house cracks and crumbles before the house falls. Looking at components of the market gives a good indication as to the condition of the market’s foundation. Consequently, I look at these 5 stocks first every evening and then proceed to look for trading opportunities.

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The 6 Keys for Successful Trading and Active Investing

Serge Berger, TheSteadyTrader.com

You may want to trade or actively invest your money because of your interest in the financial markets and strong aspirations of becoming a trader and investor and living a life of financial freedom. Or you may want to trade because you’ve earned enough money and now want to be free of a boss, enjoy life, and yet still earn an income. Whatever the reason for being interested in this lifestyle, this profession if approached the right way will allow you to actively manage money in all market situations while having the freedom to work for yourself. You will want to be a student of the markets and gain an appreciation for some of the things that are critical for success.  Proper mindset, strict money management, and trading/investing with a clear plan are a few of the more important aspects to focus on when actively participating in the markets.

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A Trading Strategy that Covers Your Living Expenses

Geoffrey Smith, DTItrader.com

The cost of living is expensive.  Think back 20 or so years and see if you can remember what you thought it would cost to send your kids to college, or what the price of groceries would be.  Are your utilities higher?  Between currency devaluation and inflation, things cost much more now than what we expected.

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Moving Averages with Candlestick Analysis

Stephen Bigalow, CandlestickForum.com

Combining Moving Averages and Candlestick Analysis is “Profit-Making Magic.”

I recently added quite a few “new and improved” innovations to the so-called “classic” Japanese Candlestick methodology. Through more than three decades of intense study and analysis of candlestick patterns, I discovered a set of entirely new candlestick trading techniques which make the basic methodology even more powerful.

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