TECH TALK

Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian

OptionPit.com

SPX and VIX Trading

Jim Cramer calls me his ‘VIX GUY’ because when he has VIX questions I have the answers.  It’s not that I am super smart or some sort of mathematician, it’s because I had the opportunity to trade at the firm that rolled out the product. 

Being in close proximity to the brains behind the index helped me learn the ins and outs of the product,  just like if I was a ball boy for a baseball team,  or a student manager for a basketball team.  This is why I can confidently say that understand the VIX is not that hard, and using it might be even easier than understanding it. 

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Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Bigalow

CandlestickForum.com

Candlestick Patterns: The Hammer Signal

One of the most visually compelling candlestick patterns is the hammer signal. This signal is easily recognized by the lower shadow also known as the tail that protrudes to the downside after an extended downtrend.

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Chuck Hughes

Chuck Hughes

ChuckHughes.com

How 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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Rob Booker

Rob Booker

Robcoin.com

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.

My favorite method for predicting a market turn is to watch for divergence on the weekly and monthly charts.

Let's look at an example from the currency market, and then the stock market.

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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

WealthPress.com

Hunting for Short-Term Pullbacks

One of my all-time favorite indicators is the RSI Oscillator, which stands for relative strength index. The RSI is classified as a momentum oscillator, measuring the velocity and magnitude of directional price movements.  

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Steve Primo

Steve Primo

ProTraderStrategies.com

How I Trade the Eminis

Hello, my name is Steven Primo and I have been actively trading the markets for over 41 years now.

In this article, I will share with you two highly powerful but simple edges that have literally sustained me throughout my trading career.

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Geoffrey A. Smith

Geoffrey A. Smith

DTItrader.com

How to Capitalize on the Opening Bell

The past 30 years have seen great advances in charts.  In 1987, only brokers had charts, unless you took the pain staking task of drawing them out yourself. In the 1990's we had the internet boom which made attaining charts much easier but many were end of day.  Toward the late '90's trading platforms supplied charts and the chart boom began. 

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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.

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Rob Booker

Rob Booker

Robcoin.com

How I Set Up Trades from the 4 Hour Charts

Some of my best trades lately have been off the longer-term charts - well, longer term for me. That means the 4hr or the daily charts. For some of you, the 4 hour charts might seem like short-term. But for me - that’s super long - I’m usually actively trading from the 1 minute charts!

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