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Peter Schultz

Peter Schultz

CashflowHeavenPublishing.com

Three Key Indicators for Trading Credit Spreads

There is something valuable in watching a chart develop over time.

It’s interesting to note how much value early stock traders reported receiving from manually plotting a chart with pencil and paper back before computers became commonplace.

These traders swore that because of the painstaking method of tracking a stock by hand they got to know its movement intimately. It’s like getting to know the personality of the stock—the moods and patterns of what the stock is doing—-and likely to do next.

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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

MarketGeeks.com

If I Had to Choose One Indicator, It Would Be This

I participated in a trading webinar this past weekend where I demonstrated a few strategies to about 1,000 traders. The question I got asked the most over and over by at least 20 participants was to provide my favorite indicator for trading technical analysis strategies.

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John Skelton

John Skelton

ApexInvesting.net

They Ultimate Power Play

If you trade Futures or even Forex, it's always nice catching large moves, but it's not always easy to find them. More often than not, day traders scalp small moves on the markets, when it was quite possible for them to catch a move for far greater gains.

That's what the Ultimate Power Play is all about.

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Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian

OptionPit.com

Riding the Option Wheel

Many ‘old school’ brokerage firms put vast restriction on the use of options.  One thing they might let traders do is sell ‘covered calls’ against a position.  Covered calls are a great way to produce income against a portfolio of relatively low volatility stocks. They are not the only way though.  One can sell ‘cash secured puts’ as a way of collecting income in stocks that one might want to own someday, or to simply produce income.  However,   just because someone wants to own a stock does not make it a good candidate for a covered call or cash secured put. 

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J. Crawford

J. Crawford

LearnToTradeForProfit.com

The Trend Failure Signal

Today's post is about the trend failure signal which is one of my favorite ways to trade counter-trend or reversal scenarios.

If you have been following my articles, you have probably realized that I am a KISS (Keep It Super Simple) investor in most scenarios and that includes following the trend in most of my trade decisions.

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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

MarketGeeks.com

High Probability Chart Patterns to Watch

The most fundamental mistake beginners make is beginning their search for chart patterns using intraday time frame. I always encourage traders to begin their analysis with daily time frame and then move on to intraday time frame when they are actually getting ready to enter the trade.

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Matt Buckley

Matt Buckley

TopGunOptions.com

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.

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Chuck Hughes

Chuck Hughes

ChuckHughes.com

Using Keltner Channels to Find Low-Risk, High Probability Options Opportunities

One of the simplest but most effective entry timing indicators are the Keltner Channels which can quickly and easily be downloaded from investing websites such as www.StockCharts.com. Steps for down loading the Keltner Channels follow.

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Vince Vora

Vince Vora

TradingWins.com

Trading with Trend and Momentum

When I started trading back in the late 1980s, the idea of making investing decisions solely on technical analysis was not as popular as it is today. I remember the excitement that I felt when I was back-testing and forward-testing systems as I was developing them. I was making money and having a good time. And then something happened. I started adding indicator after indicator to my charts until I could barely see the movement of the actual stock. This made my selections very precise but, because I now had to consider so many indicators, I was getting only 2-3 trade signals a month instead of the 50 – 100 that I used to get.

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