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Welcome to TraderPlanet's Feature Stories. Here you’ll find timeless financial content that is not closely tied to breaking news on the economy or financial markets. The articles in this section explore complex trading concepts and specific market interests. These articles are written by some of the world's best market analysts who enjoy the interaction with our readership — so post your comments and you may be pleasantly surprised by who responds!

Holiday Stress and Trading Pressure: How to S.T.O.P. the Torment

Holiday Stress and Trading Pressure: How to S.T.O.P. the Torment

The holiday season is here.  It’s time for celebrating and good cheer.  It’s also a time of heightened stress.  For many traders, who already feel lots of stress, the holidays can feel doubly difficult.  Trading and Holiday Stress We all know trading stress.  Recent losses and drawdowns can bring on stress.  So can managing a position, especially if it backs up on you.  Even profitable...

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RSI, Better Price Oscillator Than MACD

RSI, Better Price Oscillator Than MACD

Most traders are unaware there are three types of oscillators used for stock analysis. These are based on three different data streams – Price Oscillators that use price and time data, Volume Oscillators that use quantity and time, Hybrid Oscillators that use price, quantity, and time. There are innumerable price and time indicators and many are oscillators, but one stands out from all the...

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Trading Fears – Why We Have Them And What To Do About Them

Trading Fears – Why We Have Them And What To Do About Them

Trading fears are not the sole domain of new traders, actually far from it. Much misunderstood, fear can hit at any time. The real issue about trading fears has to do with bumping up against your thresholds, which can happen at any time. Growth and Development, Evolutionary Universal Laws You are growing and changing all the time, for the most part not noticing that it is happening....

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Stock Markets Rebound Monday; FOMC in Focus

Monday, December 15--Jim Wyckoff's Morning Web Log OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS World stock market prices were mostly higher Monday on corrective bounces from last week’s selling pressure. The plunging price of crude oil the past few weeks has spooked the stock markets, despite the benefit for consumers at the gasoline pumps. Overnight, January Nymex crude dropped to another five-year low of...

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Planning For Retirement? Plan Again

Planning For Retirement? Plan Again

It's Christmas time. Everyone has been good little boys and girls, working diligently these past 40 years or more, marching toward America's promise, the golden years when one can lay down the work tools and enjoy the comforts of retirement. A False Promise The post-war generation – World War II – came back and raised families based on a simple promise –work hard, buy a house, save money,...

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Estimated Tax Payments, A Primer For Traders

Estimated Tax Payments, A Primer For Traders

For the majority of Americans, income taxes are collected on a pay-as-you go basis through the automatic withholding on their wages through their employers. However, if you receive substantial income from dividends, interest, business income, and/or capital gains, you should check your estimated tax liability to verify if you need to make estimated tax payments. Failure to pay a required...

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SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), A Slight Correction On The Way?

SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), A Slight Correction On The Way?

The SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), The SPDR NADSAQ 100 ETF (QQQ) and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) have rallied over the last one-two months to record highs. Some analysts are predicting a potential meltdown because of the recent rally in the U.S markets, but looking at things from a different perspective, it appears as though the market is undergoing some price...

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Five Questions for the Forex Scalper

Five Questions for the Forex Scalper

Scalping is a popular method for trading the Forex market and with good reason. Traders have the ability to trade as frequently as they like by opening and closing trades in seconds, meaning it can all be done even if you are working a busy schedule! If you think scalping sounds exciting, there are a few questions to ask yourself before joining the legions of traders now actively...

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TraderPlanet's Best of November

TraderPlanet's Best of November

November was an interesting month with oil plummeting and the market rising to record highs. Outside of that, though, TraderPlanet brought you lots of other educational information that shed light on trading, investing, and how one should go about either or both. Trading Crude Oil Using Price & Volume across Multiple Time Frames by Dr. Gary Dayton...

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Trading Crude Oil Using Price & Volume across Multiple Time Frames

Trading Crude Oil Using Price & Volume across Multiple Time Frames

Crude oil has had a significant decline since June 2014.  Looking back through the lens of multiple timeframes we can see how price and volume gave clear indications a large decline was about to occur.  In particular, we can see at work some of the principles first described by Richard Wyckoff nearly a century ago and how these principles can be applied for excellent trade entry and exit...

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