Day Trading Strategy: Using ATR to Set Profit Targets

It may seem a bit strange to think that stop loss targets may be easier to identify than profit targets. Traders often place stop losses at support or resistance levels (depending on whether they are going long or short). If

4 Ways to Take Advantage of Market Volatility

If there is one characteristic that distinguishes long-term from short-term speculators, passive investors from active traders, it’s their response to market volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure used to assess the dispersion and variance of returns for a given asset

Newsletter – November 2018

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Five No-BS Tips to Getting Started in Trading

If you are looking for a few positive and inspiring tips to get started in what can be a very difficult, risky, and unforgiving business, then we hope you will find this post helpful. Be aware that some of these

Day Trading Focus: The Quick and The Dead

The Quick And The Dead is a phrase that some traders have used to describe the high-risk yet thrilling nature of day trading. It’s a loaded term; one that conjures up the image of a gunfighter dating back to the

Day Trading Strategy: The Risk of Dollar-Based Stops

Stop loss strategies can play a significant role in managing your trading risk. To protect yourself against unfavorable market movements, particularly sudden and volatile movements, it might be wise to always trade with a stop loss. But stop losses can

Newsletter – October 2018

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   1-Oct CONSTRUCTION SPENDING 10:00 AM 4-Oct MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENT… 10:00 AM 5-Oct EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT 8:30 AM 5-Oct INTERNATIONAL TRADE REPORT 8:30 AM 5-Oct U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SE… 8:30 AM 8-Oct

Using Bollinger Bands & Swing Patterns on a Trending Market

In a previous post, we discussed a technique to use Bollinger Bands to fade what might be interpreted as “extreme” market moves, anticipating that price might revert back to the “average” as measured by a Bollinger Band’s moving average line.