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Breakout Trading Strategies 101

One of the reasons why breakout trading strategies are popular with traders is due to increased volatility and momentum that accompanies the breakout the great majority of time.

Although this can substantially increase your profit potential it can at the same time increase your risk of loss just as easily.

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Bollinger Bands Strategy – How To Trade The Squeeze

Today I'm going to discuss a great Bollinger Bands Strategy. Over the years I've seen many trading strategies come and go.

What typically happens is a trading strategy works well on specific market conditions and becomes very popular.

Once the market conditions change, the strategy no longer works and is quickly replaced with another strategy that works in the current market conditions.

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MACD Trading Tactics For Beginners

Today I'm going to introduce you to the MACD trading indicator. The MACD indicator is a trend momentum indicator that's basically a refinement of the two moving averages and measures the distance between the two moving average lines. MACD is an acronym for Moving Average Convergence Divergence.

The indicator was developed by Gerald Appel and is discussed in his book, The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Trading Method. Needless to say over 30 years later, the MACD remains one of the most popular indicators in technical analysis.

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4 Principles Of Trading Momentum

From Charles Dow, Robert Rhea, and Richard Schabacker – all early pioneers of stock market technical analysis – four driving principles of market dynamics have endured the test of time and still guide technical trading decisions across all time frames.

Each of the following principles can be quantified mathematically and most (if not all) mechanical trading systems are based on at least one principle.

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Short Term Price Patterns That Work

I'm always on a look out for simple strategies that my students can apply to day trading with short term price patterns and indicators.

One of the easiest patterns to learn and one of the first ones I teach traders is the U turn strategy.

The reason I call the strategy U turn is because it's a very fast reversal pattern that works wonders with volatile stocks, futures, currencies and commodities.

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Introduction to Historic and Implied Volatility

When figuring out the true value of an option, volatility can be the most important factor that will influence the options price over it's lifetime. At the fundamental level, volatility means movement of the underlying asset. But when it comes to options, volatility is a bit more complex than simply measuring the movement of the stock or any other asset that you may want to analyze.

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Best Technical Indicators – Learn The Stair Step Method

Recently,  I demonstrated how to take a simple stochastic indicator and create one of the best technical indicators for short term trading.

Today I'm going to expand and show you another entry method using the same indicator and the same settings. If you have not read yesterday's article or have not seen the video, there's a link to both at the bottom of  this page for you to review.

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Using a Modified RSI Indicator For Swing Trading and Day Trading

One of the simplest indicators to use when learning day trading is the RSI indictor. A few weeks ago I demonstrated how to adjust the settings on the RSI to make it work better for short term and day trading market action.

The RSI is a very solid indicator that tends to avoid false signals and random market noise better than most oscillators.

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