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Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian

OptionPit.com

Putting the Short Squeeze on Options

One of the most profitable ways to trade is to spot a short squeeze in a stock, commodity, or index.  They happen somewhat often in individual names, less often in commodities, and rarely in an index.  Thus we are going to concentrate on looking at stock short squeezes which happen extremely often.   In this chapter I will discuss what a short squeeze is, how to spot one, and finally how to trade a short squeeze using option trades in the simple form with a follow up in the form of a video that walks through a complex option approach.

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Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

InvestiQuant.com

What You Need to Know to Trade Opening Gaps

The most common definition of a “gap” is the difference between a market's opening price and its prior day closing price. This shows up as an open space or “gap” on your chart.  

However, many markets now trade 24 hours a day, with most volume transacted during “regular” trading hours. As a result, the regular session’s open and closing prices carry great significance!

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Todd Gordon

Todd Gordon

TradingAnalysis.com

Five Trading Ideas in Uncertain Economic Times

In this research report we’ll start out a macro assessment of the global investment landscape and move down into key opportunities in individual equities.  

To start, the March 16th Fed meeting was an opportunity for the Fed to assert its independence from both the hotly contested domestic political landscape, as well as the global central bank landscape. It failed at both. Despite the S&P just 5% from the all-time highs, the Fed showed little confidence in the US economy and took a very dovish (in favor of lower interest rates for longer) approach as a result of recent market volatility. 

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Preston James

Preston James

TradersEdgeNetwork.com

The Crowbar Strategy

The biggest, most salivating stock moves (the moves that truly make a difference in your life – like a doubling or tripling of the share price) most often come from stocks you only hear about when it’s too late.

These stocks are seldom brought up on CNBC or pointed out in newsletters. Why? Because in both cases, they’re too busy blubbering on about what lower oil prices may mean to the economy, and whether it’s a safe time to buy some more Cisco.

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Adrian Manz

Adrian Manz

TraderInsight.com

The Two Standard Deviation Opening Gap Method

Gaps in stock prices occur frequently and there are many theories about how to or if you should trade them. Many traders pay special attention to “opening gaps” — the move from the previous day’s close to today’s open — as a guide for intraday trades.

The strategy detailed here uses volatility (in the form of true range) to handicap opening prices and predict potential reversals using the concept of mean reversion. The basic idea is that price will reverse direction after an exceptionally large opening gap, and that a simple statistical calculation — standard deviation (SD) — can be used to identify such gaps.

Standard deviation represents the expected variation from the average within a set of values, such as prices.

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Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Bigalow

CandlestickForum.com

Five Patterns Using Candlestick Signals and Gaps

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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Joshua Martinez

Joshua Martinez

MarketTraders.com

Trading the European Session with London Breakout Strategy

The Forex market is the largest financial market with almost limitless amounts of liquidity. That means the opportunities for financial gain are almost limitless as well. When it comes to average daily trading volume, almost $5 trillion is traded daily in the Forex markets. In contrast, $22.4 billion is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, $18.9 billion is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and $7.2 billion is traded on the London Stock Exchange. The volume trade in the major stock exchanges is a fraction of the volume of transactions traded on the Forex market. Because of that, it’s no surprise that top banks and investors like Warren Buffett and George Soros trade the Forex markets.

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Jeffrey Gibby

Jeffrey Gibby

MetaStock.com

Predicting Price Action Using Probabilities

Technical systems involve the use of technical indicators, chart patterns, or price action to enter and exit a trade.  
Many successful traders use back testing to help them identify the accuracy of a given system.  It’s a good idea that is helpful for traders in quite a few ways.

 It helps them to understand: 

- The frequency in which they will trade the markets.

- The systems risk and reward ratios

- Open and Closed position draw downs

- Expectations of profit and/ or losses arising from using a specific method to trade 

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Anka Metcalf

Anka Metcalf

TradeOutLoud.com

Fast-Track Your Trading Success with One Simple Strategy

Can there really be a simple way to identify winning setups with 85 percent accuracy?

In this video, I will share a winning strategy that works in all markets. It's super easy to spot with the naked eye and doesn't rely on a bunch of fancy indicators. And yes, it works 85% of the time!

Best of all it works for all types of traders in all types of markets:

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