Group Strength: A Force Not To Be Ignored
Birds of a feather flock together - proverb
The concept works with people - you are likely to become the average of your five best friends.
And it's true on Wall St., too.Read More
Combat Trade Planning
The most important trading floor for any trader, individual or professional, is the five-inch trading floor between his or her ears. Having the proper mind-frame and controlling emotions is critical to making good decisions under the pressure of the markets and, ultimately, to trading success. It all comes down to Discipline. We need to know why we are getting in, when to stay in and when to get out of a trade. At Top Gun Options a quality trade plan is the foundation for our disciplined execution in every trade.Read More
Trading Big Money Breakouts Using the Ichimoku Cloud
The Ichimoku Cloud is a technical indicator I first encountered while traveling through Asia in 2006. Talking shop with other traders I met on my travels, I quickly realized that this ‘Cloud’ they kept referring to was different from any other indicator I had ever used. I was also surprised at how simple and intuitive the Cloud was to use. While it may look confusing at first, the Ichimoku Cloud is actually one of the simplest indicators to use. Before we can approach the actual applications of the Cloud, let’s discuss what the Cloud actually is.Read More
Short-Term Stock Trading Strategies
Both The RSI And Stochastic Can Help You Create Profitable Short-term Stock Trading Strategies
I typically receive dozens of emails from traders who are just starting out asking me for help in creating short-term stock trading strategies. A few weeks ago I demonstrated a strategy using the RSI indicator; I received several emails from readers asking me to explain the difference between the RSI Indicator and the Stochastic Indicator.Read More
5 Things You Must Know to Day Trade Like a Market Maker
It is no surprise that we are in a time of financial uncertainty. The Fed has been kicking the can down the road with regards to interest rates, the stock market has been reaching all-time highs, and lest we forget, we have a major presidential election mere weeks away. As a trader, we want to be able to take advantage of this uncertainty and its attendant volatility, trading the market long and short, adapting to the strategies used by smart money in the market.Read More
My Favorite Ways for Predicting 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)
6 Essential Ingredients for Winning at Stock Index Trading
After trading the futures markets for 25 years, there are a few things that are certain. Trading futures is a high risk business, and like all trading it will require your full application of skill in the areas of research, practice and live “in the trenches” trading to gain experience and realize success. The rewards can be tremendous if you apply yourself fully to learning the key ingredients described in this article.Read More
Seven Stupid Mistakes that Smart Investors Make
Quantifying actual dollar risk is the primary, almost single-minded objective for professional investors. They understand the importance of putting probability in their favor while limiting downside exposure.
It is logical to evaluate the worst-case scenario first and determine whether to investigate the opportunity further. Think first about the effect of the investment loss on the account. (The negative mental impact may be great as well, and very difficult to overcome for future opportunities to make money.)Read More
Triple Fib Strategy
Today, I wanted to discuss a strategy that I like to use in sideways, churning markets. It's called the Triple Fib Strategy and it uses the power of Fibonacci combined with the power of adding to positions (if you do it right).
If you are a trend trader like me, you typically don't like to see sideways market conditions on the 4hr and Daily charts.Read More