Geoffrey A. Smith
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.Read More
How the Internet of Things (IoT) Exposes New Investment Opportunities
The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us, and it is creating technology innovations and investment opportunities at breakneck speed. New technology innovations promise dramatic advancements in healthcare, agriculture, energy management, manufacturing, transportation, and many other applications in the very near future.Read More
Will The Short Volatility Trade Ever Disappear?
We have written many times about the “Big (Volatility) Short.” It is a very profitable trade, for the most part. It comes about because of the upward-sloping term structure of the $VIX futures during a “normal,” bullish market. In its simplest, original form, one merely shorts the $VIX futures a month or two out in time and sits back, waiting for the passage of time to bring the futures prices down to meet $VIX at expiration. In effect, the “time decay” of the premium in the $VIX futures produces a profit for the short sellers of $VIX futures.Read More
Wedge Pattern Breakouts: Explosive Winning Trades
Prices move in patterns! This is due to one basic investment truism. Human nature exhibits the same habits when it comes to managing investment funds which are at risk. Investor sentiment reacts the same way time after time. This is why patterns can be recognized.
The Wedge formation is a pattern that incorporates very simple facets as far as the conviction between the Bulls and the Bears. The pattern illustrates a diminished oscillation as trading progresses. Visually, the pattern is recognized by witnessing two trend lines converging.Read More
A Great Strategy for Capturing Powerful Trending Markets
Ask yourself this question: with the year nearly over, how is your trading going? Not getting the results you were promised? Join Steven Primo, former Stock Exchange Specialist and 40-year veteran trader, as he shares with you a very simple yet powerful method that can get your trading back on track for the last months of 2017 and into 2018.Read More
How to Turn Every Friday into a $1,000 Payday by Risking Just $1,500
When it comes to stacking the probabilities, there is no strategy in existence that gives you a better chance of winning than credit spreads; that's why I love them so much. That's why you're going to probably come to love them if you give this strategy any kind of a chance at all, but what we're going to do here is really explain to you why this works so well and how it works. By the end of this article, I think you're going to have a really good understanding.Read More
Price Action…The Reality & Truth of the Markets
As you may or may not know about me, I am a huge believer and strong advocate of Price Action – everything you use to make your trading decisions should be secondary to Price – certainly any technical indicators. You will soon discover that Price Action alone needs to be the cornerstone and foundation from which a successful and long-lasting trading methodology is created.
You need to follow Price Action because everything known is reflected in Price. Markets are driven by human greed, fear, and panic, and all this is reflected in a chart – Pure Price Action! Todd MitchellRead More
The Six Keys to Successful Trading
You may want to trade or actively invest your money because of your interest in the financial markets and strong aspirations of becoming a trader and investor and living a life of financial freedom. Or you may want to trade because you’ve earned enough money and now want to be free of a boss, enjoy life, and yet still earn an income.
Whatever the reason for being interested in this lifestyle, this profession if approached the right way, will allow you to actively manage money in all market situations while having the freedom to work for yourself. You will want to be a student of the markets and gain an appreciation for some of the things that are critical for success. Proper mindset, strict money management, and trading/investing with a clear plan are a few of the more important aspects to focus on when actively participating in the markets.Read More
Get an Edge with Moving Averages with Candlestick Analysis
Combining Moving Averages and Candlestick Analysis is “Profit-Making Magic.”
I recently added quite a few “new and improved” innovations to the so-called “classic” Japanese Candlestick methodology. Through more than three decades of intense study and analysis of candlestick patterns, I discovered a set of entirely new candlestick trading techniques which make the basic methodology even more powerful.Read More