A Closer Look at Gold as a Monthly Income-Producing Investment
2017 has ushered in a new administration, along with a rapid spike of growth in the stock markets. The Dow broke through the 21,000 mark. That’s a 325% increase since the low of 6460 in February 2009. It has been a wild eight-year run-up in all of the equity indices.
But how long can it last?Read More
Stephen W. Bigalow
High Profit Candlestick Signals and Patterns
As long as buyers and sellers have been trading the markets, two predominant sentiments have been in play: fear and greed. Centuries ago, Japanese rice traders developed the candlestick method to graphically depict trader sentiment. It has worked successfully for hundreds of years, and still works today. Candlestick analysis can help you make better trading decisions about investor sentiment in the markets. There are 50-60 signals to learn, but eight of the most successful candlestick signals will be discussed in this lesson.Read More
Why Options are the Better Choice for Holding Positions
Have you ever done the math on how much money you tie up when you hold a stock overnight, even using margin? Let’s do that now. Let’s say that I buy 500 shares of a $68 stock. That’s $34,000 in value. With typical 2-to-1 overnight margin, I can hold that position using only $17,000. But what exactly does that mean in terms of my risk, and is there a better approach?Read More
Mindset to Minimize Options Trading Risk
When I was a kid, my father used to always tell us to keep the screen door closed. We lived in a rural area and it seemed that all the flies would congregate at our house. Whenever someone opened the door, the flies would enter. If you ever enjoyed the experience, flies have a way of relentlessly buzzing around your head at 5 am. Most annoying, the only thing to do was to wake up and swat them. Of course, by that time, it was your sleep that was interrupted, and often made for a miserable day to come.Read More
How to Make Big Profits Trading 30 Year Bond Futures
If you are an active trader, it’s important to build futures into your trading activity. Why? Because all markets are exposed to risk, and you want to hedge yourself. For example, if you only trade Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), and Apple is doing fine, you can do nothing, or you might want to consider going long on the Nasdaq (NQ) futures. If you are long AAPL, but the stock starts moving against you, you can hedge your position by shorting NQ. Everyone who trades the stock market should have a small futures account so that you can hedge.Read More
How To Determine High Probability Entries
Traders regularly find themselves overwhelmed with complicated indicators and technical tools, so we are taking it “back to basics.” We will assess, in their purest state, Volume, Market Activity, and Price Action to demonstrate to traders the powerful analysis that comes to those who do not overcomplicate trading. To do this, we will analyze Crude Oil on a 1000 and 2000 tick chart.Read More
How To Generate Triple Digit Gains With Growth and Tech Stocks!
In this report, I’m going to outline the three of the biggest factors that sabotage the majority of stocks, options and ETF traders and show you the steps that you can take to avoid falling into this trap!
One of the most interesting things that I’ve learned over the past 22 years of professional trading have very little do with the mechanics of trading stocks, options or ETFs and more to do with human behavior.Read More
Increasing the Odds with High Probability Trade Setups
If you’ve been trading or investing for a while, you’ve experienced that most trading systems are not what they are cracked up to be. Many fall in the category ‘over-promised, but under-delivered.’
The cruel reality is that there is no crystal ball. Even some of the best systems and strategies are right only 60%+/- of the time. Those odds are often embellished with the claim that winning trades are much bigger than losing trades.Read More
Master Position Sizing and Capital Allocation in 4 Easy Steps
One of the most important aspects of keeping you in the game as a trader is often over-looked. In this article, you will learn 4 steps from a 17 year trading veteran on how to master this element of successful tradingRead More