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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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

WealthPress.com

Learning Technical Analysis – The Right Way

It’s Not Difficult To Learn Technical Analysis Strategies

During the last two days I presented basic techniques for beginners who want to learn technical analysis trading strategies. More specifically I focused on my favorite indicator the Exponential Moving Average or EMA for short. The first day I covered the basics of the indicator and demonstrated the difference between the Simple Moving Average (SMA) and the (EMA).

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Forex Alpha

Forex Alpha

NOFT-Traders.com

Quarterback Winning Trades with the Intelligence Funnel

It’s third down, you’re backed up on your own 20 yard line and with penalties you need 15 for a first down. Needless to say, you have to convert.  Yet, you’ve got the hostile crowd which sounds like a thousand jets taking off.  Coaches are yelling in your ear. The play you’re about to run has five options.

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Steve Primo

Steve Primo

ProTraderStrategies.com

How to Be In Sync with the Overall Trend

After all these years of research and spending money, is trading consistency still eluding you? Have you given up your search for the perfect trading method? The statistics show that only 5% of traders will be consistently profitable while the majority of all traders will eventually lose money. How is it possible that such a small percentage of traders is able to consistently capture profits?

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Geoffrey A. Smith

Geoffrey A. Smith

DTItrader.com

A Trading Strategy that Covers Your Living Expenses

The cost of living is expensive. Think back 20 or so years and see if you can remember what you thought it would cost to send your kids to college, or what the price of groceries would be. Are your utilities higher? Between currency devaluation and inflation, things cost much more now than what we expected.

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Larry Gaines

Larry Gaines

PowerCycleTrading.com

A High Powered Trade Setup that Works in Any Market Condition

After decades of trading, most all major markets, I've learned that the key to trading success, in any type of market environment, usually starts out with  market direction but there is one trading strategy that is equally likely to profit whether the market you're trading goes up, down or sideways.

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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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