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Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Bigalow

CandlestickForum.com

How to Trade Candlestick Gap Patterns

Gaps (Ku) are called windows (Mado) in Japanese Candlestick analysis.  A gap or window is one of the most misunderstood technical messages. Most investment experts advise not to buy after a gap.

This is true only about ten percent of the time. The other 90% of the time, the gaps will reveal powerful high profit trades. Candlestick signals, correlated with the appearance of gaps, provide valuable profit-making set-ups.

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A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown

TradingTrainer.com

Diagonal Spreads: A Lucrative Variant to Writing Covered Calls

In my observations over the last 15 years of being a trainer of stock and option traders, I have found many folks, both novice and experienced, who write covered calls but do not truly understand them. It's no wonder when I introduce a variant, like the diagonal spread, that eyes gloss over as the theory and practical I explain, falls on deaf ears. Often at the end of a conversation I'll hear, "that's something I'm going to have to grow into," or "the math in that is over my head right now."

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Dr. Adrian Manz

Dr. Adrian Manz

TraderInsight.com

The Fast Ball Expansion of Range and Volume Setup

Big market moves spell big opportunity for traders.  The best trading setups that I have found over the past twenty years come when the expansion-of-range-and-volume (XRV) pattern that I call Fast Ball propels a stock rapidly higher or lower.  Fast Ball XRV moves occur when institutions have directed their traders to buy or liquidate large equity positions.  The stock in trade overwhelms supply or demand, pushing price in a rapid directional move higher (in the case of buying), or lower (in the case of selling).  The resulting chart pattern is easy to spot and provides traders the opportunity to capitalize on institutional activity, which tends to continue over the course of several trading sessions.

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Serge Berger

Serge Berger

TheSteadyTrader.com

Using a Multi-Bucket Approach as a Wealth Building Strategy

Linearity in the stock market is a myth, i.e linear returns are rarely if ever possible over time regardless of what people claim. What is possible and very realistic is what I refer to as a multi-bucket approach that allows investors to combine a wealth-building strategy with an income strategy.

Are you looking for some supplemental income from the markets while at the same time remaining your longer-term exposure the stock market? People at any stage in life can appreciate some extra income, particularly in or around retirement.  

 

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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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