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CCI (5) 
Looking for an edge? Want to capture profits on short-term swing-trading? Consider using the CCI(5) which is a leading indicator. I've been using this …

The 3 Best Chart Patterns for Swing Trading 
When swing trading and choosing which set-ups to trade, one can find many chart patterns that seem to be profitable but actually just waste your money …

7 Deadly Sins of Day Trading 
One of the most important attributes of a successful day trader is simply avoiding mistakes and minimizing losses. Put simply: you do not have to do everything …

RSI 5/80 5 Day Chart Strategy 
I use many things I've learned from others, but this fits my goals. I trade with Zecco. And I use their streamer. I use the RSI 5/80 method, but with Zecco's …

The Previous Day's Trading Range 
Do you ever consider the previous day's trading range when making a decision on a position? You should! I do..and have benefited numerous times. It …

Penny Stock Tips 
Is trading penny stocks a good idea? This is a very good question and the answer for most traders is "no". Penny stocks are extremely high risk and many …

The Power Of Trend Line Analysis 
Training the eye to find key trend lines is just one expertise a pro trader must learn on their way to profitability. In fact, it may just be the most …

Don't Get Tripped up by Deceptive Math 
There are several aspects of trading that can put the probabilities in your favor. 1) Markets traded 2) Trading system (includes entry, exit, & …

Professional Gap Down 
I like to trade Gapping stocks (pretty much exclusively) for the first hour of the day. If the gap is Professional, then I will see how it trades out of …

RSI 5 Day Look Back for Entry and Exits 
I have had very positive results using the RSI (Relative Strength Indicator) 5 day look back for entry and exits in my swing trades. The usual default …

No Secret Methods Will Work 
There are so many trading offers out there that supposedly have “little-know” or “secret formulas” for profitably stock trades. After 18 years of trading …

It All Starts with an Understanding of Probabilities 
It is often said that bull markets live above the 200 DMA, and bear markets below them. But how true is that statement exactly? It turns out, even more …

Don't Trade Against the Trend 
It doesn't make sense to trade against the trend. If you look at any stock in an uptrend, you will see that it is met with very shallow pullbacks that …

3 Telltale Signs That Scream "Sell that Stock!" 
Unloading a stock that has been part of your portfolio for quite some time can be very tough. In addition, it is really quite common for investors to …

Judgment Errors to Avoid While Stock Trading 
There has been a long standing debate in the world of psychology asking us how much of a person is affected by their natural genetic predisposition versus …

Study the Company You Plan to Invest Before You Jump In 
Understanding a companies balance sheet is very important. I personally like to see a companies "Total Current Assets" 3 times higher than its "Total Current …

Pullback Entry Timing 
Concept: Whenever there is a strong pulse, market often makes another attempt in the direction of that pulse. If the 2nd attempt fails, often it provides …

Trading with Trend Lines and Fibonacci 
Several great posts regarding trendlines here. I succeed most often when I combine trend line analysis with the standard fibonacci retracement and extension …

Trading Gaps 
I didn't see this mentioned on the trading gaps article on the site here. A low risk, high probability trade usually awaits you when price first returns …

Be Sure to Do Lots of Background Reading 
Whilst I am an investor rather than a trader, I find that the amount of relevant information I read has a direct impact on my results. We all know …

How to Avoid Losing $22,000 in a Year 
I have been a passionate investor for the last few years. I have had good performing days and...well..some bad ones. How’s it going in midst of this …

How To Recognize When A Stock Market Bottom Is In Place 
Definition of a Bear Market: A bear market is defined by the trend. When the market begins to make a series of lower highs and lower lows the trend is …

Protecting Your Trading Capital 
More than 90% of people trading the share market lose money and the major reason is because the majority do not use correct Money & Risk Management principles. …

How to Trade a Falling Wedge 
A Falling Wedge looks like an elongated triangle that slopes downwards with the price spiralling lower between two converging trendlines. It is usually …

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"Performance Tracking" with a Trading Spreadsheet 
Most amateurs won't admit they are trading for entertainment, but professionals will tell you there is only one rational reason to trade - to make money. …

Trading Methods - Darvas Trading 
The Darvas Method is my favorite trading method. It involves the use of a unique setup that integrates a volume spike with a rising stock price into a …

Managing Your Risks 
Whether you are a businessman, stock trader, investor or gambler, understanding the risks being taken with your money and by your decisions is critical. …

How to Calculate a Stock’s Pivot Point  
The pivot point can be calculated as the stock is forming the handle on a cup-with-handle base. The ideal buy price would be $0.10 higher than the highest …

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