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  1. Only Take a Trade If It Passes This 5-Step Test

    Not every moment is a good trading opportunity. Put each trade through this five-step test.
  2. Advanced Option Trading: The Modified Butterfly Spread

    This strategy allows traders to craft a position with unique risk/reward characteristics.
  3. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching ...
  4. Average Rate of Return for Day Traders

    Is it possible to determine the average rate of return for day traders, and what does it take to get started?
  5. Backtesting and Forward Testing: The Importance of Correlation

    Correlations between backtesting and forward performance testing results can help you optimize your trading system.
  6. Using Index Futures to Predict the Future

    Want to know whether the stock market will open up or down? Learn about index futures and how they can help predict how the ...
  7. Technical Analysis Strategies for Beginners

    Technical analysis helps traders and investors navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price by leveraging certain ...
  8. Trading With Gaussian Models Of Statistics

    The study of statistics originated from Carl Friedrich Gauss and helps us understand markets, prices and probabilities, among ...
  9. 5 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Day Traders

    Here are five must-watch films and documentaries for day traders with the takeaway lessons that inspire, motivate and entertain.
  10. DMI Points the Way to Profits

    The directional movement index helps tell you whether to go long, short or stand aside.
  11. The Most Important Chart in America Today

    Why JC Parets thinks financial stocks are pointing to higher highs for U.S. markets.
  12. Prices Plunging? Buy a Put!

    Find out how going long on a put option can lead to profits on a falling stock.
  13. Options Basics: How to Pick the Right Strike Price

    The strike price has an enormous bearing on how your option trade will play out. Read on to learn about some basic principles ...
  14. Pencil in Profits in Any Market With a Calendar Spread

    Calendar spreads are a great way to combine the advantages of spreads and directional option trades in the same position. ...
  15. Introduction to Momentum Trading

    This trading style offers profits due to the powerful ways in which momentum can drive a stock.
  16. Random Reinforcement: Why Most Traders Fail

    This phenomenon can cause a trader to abandon a proven strategy or risk everything on chance.
  17. Adaptive Price Zone Technical Indicator Explained

    In a choppy market, following charts can be extremely difficult, hence the APZ technical indicator.
  18. Steps to Becoming a Quant Trader

    These days, being highly proficient in mathematics or statistics is the minimum requirement for being a quant. You'll need ...
  19. Use Caution Trading Pink Sheets Stocks

    Pink sheets stocks can increase portfolio returns by large magnitudes in a short time, but come with significant risks.
  20. Top 4 Fibonacci Retracement Mistakes to Avoid

    Using Fibonacci incorrectly can have disastrous consequences. Find out which common moves to avoid.
  21. How to Choose Stocks for Day Trading

    Discover some of the contributing factors in determining what stocks are best for day trading.
  22. Expert Trader Strategies: Opening Price Principle

    The first trade of the day defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance.
  23. How to Set Up Your Trading Screens

    Well-organized trading screens can speed up complex decision making.
  24. Trading Is Timing

    Learn how to make gains even if you don't get in at the right time.
  25. Spread-to-Pip Potential: Which Pairs Are Worth Day Trading?

    Spreads play a significant factor in profitable forex trading. Learn when it's worth trading and when it isn't.
  26. 2 Indexes That Help Assess Market Behavior

    The Herrick Payoff Index and New-High New-Low Index are measures you should know.
  27. Trading the Non-Farm Payroll Report

    Discover how to trade the non-farm payroll report without getting knocked out by the irrational volatility it can create. ...
  28. Market Problems? Blame Investors

    Investors are only human, and their irrational behavior can often move the market.
  29. Trading in the Pre- and Post-Market Sessions

    Pre-market and after-hours trading may offer benefits for traders, but there are some potential problems.
  30. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  31. What Maker-Taker Fees Mean to You

    So-called maker-taker fees offer a transaction rebate to those who provide liquidity (the market maker), while charging customers ...
  32. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions.
  33. Using the Coppock Curve to Generate Trade Signals

    How the Coppock Curve momentum indicator can help you isolate buying opportunities and exit points.
  34. The Anatomy of Trading Breakouts

    Learn what a breakout trade is and how to use this trading strategy successfully.
  35. Make Money With the Fibonacci ABC Pattern

    We break down this indicator into simple, easy-to-understand pieces so you can profit.
  36. Advanced Channel Patterns: Wolfe Waves & Gartleys

    Discover how these provide the trader with insight into both the timing and scope of breakouts.
  37. MACD and Stochastic: A Double-Cross Strategy

    Two indicators are usually better than one. Find out how this pairing can enhance your trading.
  38. Vertical Bull and Bear Credit Spreads

    This trading strategy is an excellent limited-risk strategy that can be widely used.
  39. Stimulate Your Skills With Simulated Trading

    Think you can beat the Street? We'll show you how to test your abilities without losing your shirt.
  40. Interpreting Volume for the Futures Market

    Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume.
  41. Divergence: The Trade Most Profitable

    Comparing price swings helps traders gain insight into price momentum.
  42. Are You a Trend Trader or a Swing Trader?

    Swing traders and trend traders execute market timing strategies that require different skill sets.
  43. Are You Under or Overtrading?

    Under and overtrading can reduce an investor's profits. Find out how to fix these issues.
  44. The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into the Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears.
  45. How the Power of the Masses Drives the Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  46. Playing the Gap

    Learn how you can earn money by analyzing the disruptions in normal price patterns.
  47. Trading the Expansion Bar Signal

    Price bars often generate important signals that traders can use for timely entry or exit.
  48. Four-Week Rule Boosts Winning Trades

    Acquaint yourself with an indicator that aided the early development of technical analysis.
  49. Enter Profitable Territory With Average True Range

    Find entry or exit signals or develop a complete system based on average true range.
  50. Bear Put Spreads: An Alternative to Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  51. Backtesting: Interpreting the Past

    We explain what backtesting is and offer some tips on how it can help refine your current trading strategies.
  52. Introduction to Swing Trading

    The swing trading style, between day trading and trend trading, may be a good one for beginners to try.
  53. Straddle Strategy: A Simple Approach to Market Neutral

    Being both short and long has advantages. Find out how to straddle a position to your advantage.
  54. Principal Trading and Agency Trading

    Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you buy or sell a stock? Read on to find out.
  55. How to Develop a Trading Brain

    The fundamental role of trader psychology tends to be underestimated.
  56. Choosing the Right Day-Trading Software

    Software has made day trading quick and automatic. How to choose the best for your needs.
  57. How to Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes

    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines.
  58. Trade on Support for the Best Exit Strategy

    Find your exit strategy based on support and resistance levels, while understanding the psychology.
  59. 8 Ways to Help Family Members in Financial Trouble

    Find out how to help the ones you love financially without hurting yourself.
  60. The Art of Cutting Your Losses

    Taking corrective action before your losses worsen is always a good strategy. Find out how to keep your capital losses small ...
  61. Risk Management Techniques For Active Traders

    Learn how active traders manage risk through the use of stop-loss and take-profit points.
  62. Introduction to Types of Trading: Fundamental Traders

    Fundamental trading is a method by which a trader focuses on company-specific events to determine which stocks to buy and ...
  63. How to Break Bad Trading Habits

    It isn't making money on each trade that counts, but developing a long-term plan that works.
  64. How to Read the Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you.
  65. Market Cycles: The Key to Maximum Returns

    You need to understand the various phases of the market cycle to avoid bubbles and make the best investments.
  66. Intro to Open Interest in the Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
  67. Pros & Cons of Day Trading vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, while swing trading involves holding positions over a period ...
  68. 10 Steps to Building a Winning Trading Plan

    It's impossible to avoid disaster without trading rules - make sure you know how to devise them for yourself.
  69. Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  70. Trading With VWAP and MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) can be used by traders to ensure they're ...
  71. Short Interest: What It Tells Us

    Whether you agree with the overall sentiment or not, short interest is a data point worth adding to you overall analysis ...
  72. Using Trading Indicators Effectively

    Select multiple indicators, avoid information overload and optimize indicators.
  73. Trading Calendar Spreads in Grain Markets

    Futures investors flock to spreads because they hold true to fundamental market factors.
  74. New Alternatives to High-Frequency Trading

    As high-frequency trading declines, traders are exploring new alternatives.
  75. Tips for Getting Into Futures Trading

    The futures markets can seem daunting, but these explanations and strategies will help.
  76. How to Build a Trading Indicator

    Wondering how Ralph Nelson Elliott and W.D. Gann built their trading tools? The basics of constructing an indicator.
  77. Combining Trend and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches might be to meld these two disparate methods.
  78. Pros And Cons of Paper Trading

    Most market novices should try paper trading for a while, despite key drawbacks.
  79. Introduction to Guerrilla Trading

    Guerilla trading requires experience, risk capital and mental fortitude—it is not for novices.
  80. Understand Vortex Indicator Trading Strategies

    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator—from 2010—that is gaining traction.
  81. Fix Broken Trades With the Repair Strategy

    You can recover from your losses if you know how to use this handy trader's tool.
  82. Price Pivots Circle Big Profits

    Reading pivots will help you spot trends and use them to your advantage.
  83. Broker or Trader: Which Career is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or Wall Street trader is an exciting and varied one. Learn more about these two financial professions.
  84. Advanced Fibonacci Applications

    Extensions, clusters, channels and more! Discover new ways to put the 'golden ratio' to work.
  85. Intro to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Explore in detail the technical trading approach, which looks to the past to predict the future.
  86. Gauging the Strength of a Market Move

    Learn how to apply the ACD technique to a longer time horizon.
  87. Are You Ready to Trade Futures?

    If you want to trade futures to become rich, you'll have to answer some questions first.
  88. Traders: Work Less, Make More Money

    Cut down on homework by screening for stocks that tend to make large intraday moves.
  89. Why MACD Divergence Is an Unreliable Signal

    MACD divergence is a popular method for predicting reversals, but unfortunately it isn't very accurate. Learn the weaknesses ...
  90. Profiting From Position-Delta Neutral Trading

    This trading strategy will show you how to gain from a decline in implied volatility.
  91. An Option Strategy for Trading Market Bottoms

    A reverse calendar spread offers a low-risk trading setup with profit potential in both directions.
  92. The 7 Pitfalls of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk.
  93. Finding the Right Trading Coach

    If you're looking to master the art of trading, what you may really need is an expert teacher.
  94. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 1

    Learn to take advantage of trend-following and oscillator techniques to analyze trading decisions.
  95. Triple Screen Trading System - Part 2

    Market tide is the basis for making trading decisions in this three-part system.
  96. Introduction to Trading: Scalpers

    This type of trader makes many trades per day to 'scalp' a small profit from each trade.
  97. Discovering the Force Index

    Learn how to measure the power of bulls behind rallies and bears behind declines.
  98. The Force Index For Short- and Medium-Term Trading

    Here are the guidelines for making trading decisions using the force index in both perspectives.
  99. Multiple Time Frames Can Multiply Returns

    Short-term and intermediate charts complement the underlying trend and refine entries and exits.
  100. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
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