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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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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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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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Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

Playing Precious Metals And Not Losing Your Shirt

The precious metals markets, namely gold and silver, offer traders the allure of large profits.  However, high margins and unpredictable volatility are often too much for the average retail trader to handle.  Likewise, using unleveraged alternatives, such as the ETF, GLD, forces traders to face other obstacles, including inefficient price movement and hidden costs.  There are some...

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The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The Consumer May Be Feeling Better this Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner. Traders and economic watchers will be closely watching the Retail Sector given the dismal turnout by consumers in recent years. The XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) peaked in 2013 and since has traded sideways, until today.  There are clues that this year may be a different season for both the consumer and retailers alike, and traders will be...

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Is Bitcoin The Future?

Is Bitcoin The Future?

Bitcoin is a crypto-currency, “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank”(Google Dictionary).  The unit of account is also called a bitcoin, but it is not capitalized. The Characteristics Required For Long and Lasting Value At the moment, the supply of...

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For Every Winner There Is A Loser

For Every Winner There Is A Loser

Ok, so you find a day trade that meets your plan. You take it. It reaches your target. You cash out for a profit. But did you ever wonder who is buying that stock from you? The answer is simple – another trader possibly chasing the same day trade or another trader that is looking at the same trade on a higher time frame. In either case, depending on the technical pattern there will be a...

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10 Things Every Trader Should Know Before Making a Trade

10 Things Every Trader Should Know Before Making a Trade

Many new traders entering the trading game can’t get the right answers because they aren’t asking themselves the right questions. Much of the success traders experience is attributable to how well they know themselves. This insight for you will come from the quality of the questions you ask, and how honest you are willing to be with yourself. Only after you honestly answer the following 10...

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Trading: Communication Is The Key To Lowering Your Taxes

Trading: Communication Is The Key To Lowering Your Taxes

How many times have we been told that communication is the key to a good marriage or a good friendship? In the business world, we are told that communication is the key to success. I am a big believer in the power of open communication. It’s one of the main reasons that Guardian Accounting Group has a flat fee structure. We never want our clients to be afraid of talking to us about a tax...

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Market Profile®: 3 Important Ways It Can Improve Your Trading

Market Profile®: 3 Important Ways It Can Improve Your Trading

You can look at markets and make trading decisions in many ways. Market Profile® has been an indispensable tool in my trading career. While Market Profile is a lifelong study, three characteristics I use to increase the probabilities of making successful trades are areas of acceptance and rejection, trade location, and context. Areas of Acceptance and Rejection The most useful characteristic...

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