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Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.

Forex: How bad do You Want to Boost Your Confidence In Trading Forex.

‘’One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation’’--Arthur Ashe There are no doubt that most of us traders and investors are still finding it difficult to deal with the pressure of the market. Especially when you are a Day-trader- there is always an urgent need for you to make quick decisions. Still on the market pressure, do you think you...

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How to Prevent Blowouts from the Next Brexit

Let's face it, if you really stink at trading, but still love it and continue to pour money into it, you need this.  If you have blown out numerous accounts, bought every worthless software program and overhyped trading class on the planet, and spent years of your life chasing the "dream" of being a day trader, you need this. It won't cost you a penny to look, in fact we guarantee you will...

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How To Profit from the Next Leg Up in Silver

How To Profit from the Next Leg Up in Silver

This month I will look at silver prices and how you can leverage your returns to this metal and profit from the next move up Whilst US stocks markets have been fairly flat this year commodities have seen some big moves including Gold and Silver. Gold (GLD) is currently up 17% and Silver (SLV) is up 18% year to date. I still believe that both metals can move higher in 2016 and silver could...

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Profit with Stop Runs using Fibonacci Areas

Fibonacci support and resistance will provide traders easy to read buy and sell areas. I am going to show you a few examples from Thursday June 2nd in the crude oil market that gave well over $1250 dollars per contract potential in just over 2 hours before lunch. Your trading profits can be compounded when you apply a very logical approach to the Fibonacci areas by watching for this one...

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How to Profit during Trading Range Market Conditions

How to Profit during Trading Range Market Conditions

There are 6 Primary Market Conditions, one of which is Trading Range Market Conditions. It tends to be the most problematic for Technical and Retail Traders, mostly because few recognize this unique market condition.   Often times what happens is traders start to experience more whipsaw action, especially Intraday or Swing Trading but they do not know why. This results in trying to find...

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Three Things To Know About The VIX

Three Things To Know About The VIX

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange’s (CBOE) volatility index, known as the VIX, is a popular gauge of stock market fear, but it has also become a venue for mass speculation.  The VIX is the only futures contract listed on what is otherwise known as a stock option exchange.  However, given that the CBOE is the creator of the popular volatility index, it is only fitting to see the product...

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How to Trade the Market Bar-by-Bar

How to Trade the Market Bar-by-Bar

Although many traders use indicators like moving averages, MACD, and the like, understanding how to read price action can add exceptional value to the trader.  With some study and practice, price action can help the trader determine the likely next move of the market.  Let’s look at the recent price action in the S&P e-mini futures (ES) that led to a swift and large decline.  We’ll see...

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Making Trend Trading Easy: A Dynamic Tactic

Making Trend Trading Easy: A Dynamic Tactic

Trends can be vexing for many traders.  Because trends happen less frequently than congestion, we can easily get lulled into buying and selling the extremes.  In a trend, this can be disastrous.  Many traders who make good money fading short-lived market moves give it all back when a trend gets going.  It can be hard to shift gears. Making Trends Easy: The Right Multiple Time Frame Combo...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

Unfortunately, our propensity toward the familiar often holds us back and I feel this is even more true in regards to the world of trading.  Despite the human tendency to gravitate to the norm, I would like to challenge your perception of the markets and the way you approach price speculation.  Perhaps thinking outside of the box will lead you into alternative arenas and improve the...

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Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Recently, I introduced the idea of trading the intraday waves of the markets in a TraderPlanet article.  You can access that article by clicking this link:  Do You Surf the Market Waves?  Here is another article on wave trading, this time in Crude Oil and for swing trading the daily chart. Waves help the astute trader measure the supply and demand (i.e., the selling and the buying) in the...

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Volumes explodes in Minimum / Low Volatility Equity ETFs

Volumes explodes in Minimum / Low Volatility Equity ETFs

USMV (iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF) traded +19M shares on Friday vs average volume of just 1.7M shares.  Was this typical of a large buyer present in the ETF?  Absolutely.  Outstanding shares of the fund increased by 12M shares or $500M in market value.  Take a look at the 2nd chart below for the recent growth of this ETF over the last five years.  In particular, the fund has...

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Technical Trading 101: How To Trade A Basing Bottom Formation

Technical Trading 101: How To Trade A Basing Bottom Formation

Trending Market Conditions either up or down, are easier to trade and most of the time Technical Traders do very well during Moderately Uptrending or Momentum Upside Market Conditions. However when markets shift to sideways price action during a Market Correction, most Technical Traders assume the market is “volatile” and find it a challenge to make sense of how and when to trade. Volatile...

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Do You Surf the Market Waves?

Do You Surf the Market Waves?

Have you ever looked at the waves of a market?  “Waves?”  You may wonder: “Waves are for surfers.  What do waves have to do with the markets?”    Plenty. The Wave Chart Reading the market through its waves has been known for over 100 years, but traders may not know how to view the market through this unique perspective.  The ‘wave chart’ was originally conceived by Richard Wyckoff,...

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Will Oil Prices Rise or Fall? | A 27 Year History on the Charts Tells the Story

Will Oil Prices Rise or Fall? | A 27 Year History on the Charts Tells the Story

Bloomberg says oil ($CL_F) will go as low as $10.00 a barrel whereas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens says we could be headed for higher oil prices; no matter how you slice it, both of these sources could be right.   The market is going to do what the market is going to do, but there are solid reasons for oil prices to rise and fall, the past 3 decades has shown us this without a doubt.  There’s...

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Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Stock Market Crash: Is The Dow Headed For A 2008 Repeat?

Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come. Anonymous   We could not help ourselves and put the word stock market crash in the title because every Tom, Dick and Harry is now chanting this tune.  Take a look at some of the recent headlines: Is the stock market headed for a repeat of 2008?, On marketwatch.com A stock-market crash of 50%+ would not...

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