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Joshua Martinez

Joshua Martinez

MarketTraders.com

Nine "Life Hacks" To Make You a Better Trader

Some of the most popular social media posts are the so-called “Life Hacks”.  These fun little strategies take the worry out of doing everyday chores and generally make life easier.

Just like you can use life hacks to make life easier, you can use strategies to make trading the Forex easier.

By sticking with these Forex Life Hacks, you increase your chances of Forex success:

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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

MarketGeeks.com

Moving Average Crossover Tactics

One of the most fundamental technical analysis tools that traders start off with is the moving average indicator. A few weeks ago I presented a short tutorial on utilizing the moving average indicator for short term trading. I demonstrated the best settings and presented a few demonstrations so that traders could get a good feel for using this basic analysis tool.

Today I want to expand a bit more and present a tutorial on using two moving averages instead of just one. The method is called the moving average crossover and it's probably one of the first if not the first indicator that was used to create a trading system decades earlier. If you look at publications going back 50 years, especially those that focused on commodities you will see the dual moving average crossover in action.

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Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell

TradingConcepts.com

Price Action…The Reality & Truth of the Markets

I am a huge believer and strong advocate of Price Action – everything you use to make your trading decisions should be secondary to Price – certainly any technical indicators.  You will soon discover that Price Action alone needs to be the cornerstone and foundation from which a successful and long-lasting trading methodology is created.

You need to follow Price Action because everything known is reflected in Price. Markets are driven by human greed, fear, and panic, and all this is reflected in a chart – Pure Price Action!  Todd Mitchell

What I’m going to do in this article, is prove to you time and time again that the closest thing to a ‘holy grail’ tool for trading the markets is pure Price Action – besides, of course, what’s going on in your head.  I believe that once you read this article, you will be absolutely blown away by what you will learn, and you soon will wonder how you ever got by without using Price Action as your foundational trading tool.  But first, before I continue, let me give you…

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Barry Burns

Barry Burns

TopDogTrading.com

Why Technical Analysis Indicators are Never Wrong

This brief tutorial demonstrates why charting indicators are always right, which has the tremendous benefit of allowing you to use them to create an objective, rule-based trading method. Why is this? Because indicators are not subjective, they are based on mathematical formulas. Math doesn't fudge outcomes - the same formulas will always generate the same results.

Some traders don't use indicators because most are lagging in their nature. While there is some truth to that, it's not the wholetruth. If a trader focuses on price bars only, they are also lagging, because your trading assumptions are based on previously posted data.

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Bryan Perry

Bryan Perry

BryanPerryInvesting.com

An Options Strategy That Can Yield Consistent Week-Over-Week Results

One of the most successful option strategies that gets little to no press is that of selling naked puts on common stocks. All the attention is given to the massive call purchases on short-term, out-of-the-money contracts that offer the most potential exponential returns. But they also make for the most risky of all options trading strategies, and that is why 90% of those types of trades expire worthless. That’s not a typo.

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Mike Ryske

Mike Ryske

NetPicks.com

6 Key Market-Based Inputs for Options Trading

When most of us hear the phrase “indicator”, we usually think about technical indicators like Moving Averages (EMA and SMA), the Relative Strength Index (RSI), Stochastics, and the MACD (among others). And while these may be effective in helping to determine the direction a market is moving in - or where to enter and exit a trade – they are not always helpful when make decisions on placing an options trade. This requires more of an understanding of market based indicators, or as I like to call them, the 6 key inputs that drive the options pricing model.

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Kirt Christensen

Kirt Christensen

ETFTippingPoint.com

The Best Performing Indicators for ETFs

The ETFs market is a huge reflection of crowd psychology playing over two basic human emotions; greed and fear. Professional ETF traders understand this, and rather than relying on greed and fear, they keenly follow the mood of the market as informed by technical analysis and/or candlestick patterns.

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Rob Booker

Rob Booker

RobBooker.com

Four Methods I Use to Help Predict Market Turns

It's not easy to predict a market turn. But knowing how to do it is an important part of trading.

Being able to accurately predict a market turn can:

  • Create big trades, at the point where new trends start
  • Help you get out of trades that have gone bad
  • Make you look cool at cocktail parties (LOL)

In this article,  I'll show you my favorite ways to predict a market turn.

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Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Bigalow

StephenBigalow.com

Candlestick Patterns: Bullish Engulfing Signal

The bullish engulfing signal is important to learn since it is one of the major candlestick patterns. When the elements of this signal are broken down an investor can clearly understand what was going on in investor sentiment to cause a reversal. Four hundred years of observations from Japanese Rice traders has recognized this signal as a very high probability reversal signal.

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