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A Guide To Alibaba’s (BABA) Record-Setting IPO

A Guide To Alibaba’s (BABA) Record-Setting IPO

Over the past month, the IPO market hasn’t provided traders and investors with many compelling opportunities as activity has dried up. With Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) lined up to go public on September 19, the IPO market will soon come to life in dramatic fashion. Demand has been so strong that its expected price range has been bumped higher to $66-$68 from the original...

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5 Common Misconceptions About Market Profile®

5 Common Misconceptions About Market Profile®

I was in junior high school the first time I was introduced to Market Profile. My Dad was a grain trader and the hedge manager for Ralston Purina, a huge manufacturer of animal feeds, not to mention the creators of Chex cereals and Rye Crisp crackers. He spoke of a friend, Peter Steidlmayer, who was devising a different way to look at markets. “Any interest in this, son?” Off I went on my...

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A Game Plan For Trading Stocks In The Fourth Quarter: Window Dressing

A Game Plan For Trading Stocks In The Fourth Quarter: Window Dressing

Get ready for the most active season in the stock market. The last quarter has the highest trading activity of the year for the stock market and for the market in general.Here are some of the major events that traders are ready to speculate upon heading into the fourth quarter:1.    Last earning season of the year – main reason why market will accelerate its action into the year end2.  ...

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5 Reasons To Consider Trading Binary Options

5 Reasons To Consider Trading Binary Options

Binary options are becoming more and more popular each day. But are they just a fad, or a serious trading vehicle worth looking into? As a trading coach and trader with more than 15 years experience, I'm always being asked about new markets and new ideas. I must admit that at first I was a bit skeptical about binary options. So I opened a Nadex account and spent a few months evaluating...

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Why Trade Currency Cross Pairs?

Why Trade Currency Cross Pairs?

When traders first approach the Forex market, they tend to lean towards trading US Dollar based pairs. These include the majority of G8 currencies, as listed below, paired against the US Dollar. While trading the Dollar has its advantages, there are also many opportunities to trade Forex cross pairs. Today we will look at exactly what is a currency cross pair, as well as their trading...

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What Is The Best Trading System Or Method?

What Is The Best Trading System Or Method?

"You don’t trade the markets; you only trade your beliefs about the markets." - Van Tharp Just like there is no ‘Holy Grail’ trading system that never loses, there is also not one ‘best’ trading method. All trading methods have good points and bad points with advantages and disadvantages. Many traders make the mistake of thinking their way is the best and only way to trade.  In my...

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Government Economic Data: Read Between The Lines

Government Economic Data: Read Between The Lines

Last Sunday morning at 8:45 (July 27) the U.S. State Department announced via Twitter that it had satellite images proving artillery was being fired from Russia into the Ukraine. And apart from the U.S. media, the world almost fell down laughing. The 'proof' was a series of blurry photos taken by a commercial – not government – satellite. They show vague marks and dark spots labelled blast...

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Top 10 Free Trading Resources

Top 10 Free Trading Resources

The following is a list of my top 10 favorite free resources on the web for investors and traders. None of these websites involve any cost, though some do offer the possibility to upgrade to a pay service. We did not include TraderPlanet, since you are already here. 1.www.TopStepTrader.com If you are intraday trader that is tempted to have CNBC on during your trading day here is an...

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Rehypothecation, Has The Goose Stopped Laying “Gold”en Eggs?

The practice of rehypothecation is centuries old. It has been used to create “free” money supply and in recent times the Chinese have become rather fond of commodity funding deals in an attempt to leverage deals and grow their economy. The model works, at least in theory, and while all is well one can extend the daisy chain, seemingly for ever… The universe provides infinitely after all,...

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Technical Analysis: Using Multiple Timeframes

Technical Analysis: Using Multiple Timeframes

The objective of any trading strategy is to identify trading entries with a high positive predictive value: i.e. the sensitivity and specificity of the order are likely to be successful close to 90% of the time. Getting Started In order to achieve this —the market must be defined or broken down into two separate energies: 1) price action or market structure and 2) indicator analysis. Both...

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India’s Impure Gold, Short Squeeze To $5,000

India’s Impure Gold, Short Squeeze To $5,000

The India Times recently reported that the Reserve Bank of India is planning to ship impure gold to the Bank of England to swap it for pure gold that can be traded as London pure bars. If the objective is to exchange impure for pure bars that is very easily done. Any major refiner would be happy to smelt the gold, test it for impurities, remove the impurities, and then recast the gold at the...

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The Primal Reason For All Your (Trading) Challenges Nobody Tells You About

Let’s go straight to the heart of the matter: No, it is not your fear of losing, it isn’t your inability to read the market correctly, nor is it your lack of charting knowledge that causes your trading difficulties. In a nutshell: The number one reason for all your problems revolves around the fact that you have reality back to front. What do I mean by that? If you never read an article...

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Investing 101: Understand These Trading Truths

Investing 101: Understand These Trading Truths

The investing world is full of sampler-worthy axioms masquerading as strategies. But for any real strategy to be successful, it must have an underlying philosophy in which you can believe (this is true in sports, military campaigns and especially investing). Investing 101 While your philosophy may include some commonly held beliefs about investing, it shouldn’t be based entirely on them....

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Perseverance And Trading Success

Perseverance And Trading Success

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” --Winston ChurchillIf you are reading this article then you most probably chose trading as your career. It is the most rewarding business that I can even think of but also it can be one of the most frustrating and challenging jobs you have ever had to do. It is tedious; it requires a lot of discipline, dedication, persistence and ….the word of the...

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Trade The Canadian Dollar Profitably: Here's How

Trade The Canadian Dollar Profitably: Here's How

The Canadian Dollar (Loonie) has been the bane of mechanical swing trading systems for a long time. The way it moved over the past 10 to 15 years have changed many characteristics it once processed. Many swing trading models are no longer profitable because they are over optimized against just one to two years of immediate history. Here I present a simple counter-trend trading model, Loonie...

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