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Category: Learn to Trade

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Former Wall Street Veteran: Good Traders Are Born, Not Trained / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

BY JARED DILLIAN : Some people are better with money than others. Is it nature or nurture?

What I mean is: Can investing be taught, or does it come naturally?

I’m going to make a very controversial statement. Financial acumen is almost entirely nature. You are born with it.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Day Trading vs Swing Trading: Which One is the Better Strategy? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Which is the most appropriate trading strategy to earn a living? Well, that depends. First of all, different markets demand different strategies. That said, it narrows down to your style, personality and circumstances; but it takes more than just that to find a strategy that best suits you.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Announcing Free Trader's Workshop: Battle-Tested Tools to Boost Your Trading Confidence / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Get 7 free lessons that teach you techniques that you can immediately apply to find high-confidence trades -- from one of the world's foremost market technicians, Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy.

Register now for your FREE lessons -- PLUS a free seat at Jeffrey's live event, Nov. 20 >>

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Surreal Simulator of Meta Trader / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Kavinesh_A

Trading has been the trending front runners in the digital era. Trading has been turning heads ever since its inception and will continue to do so on a massive scale. The medium of trading has underwent a major metamorphosis ever since. Now the trading medium went online which paved way for electronic trading platforms which replaced the conventional trading market. The traders can trade in any niche as the online trading comes with a very wide spectrum. One such credible trading platform is Meta Trader 4 (MT4).

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A guide to select the most trusted brokerage firm / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Kavinesh_A

Increased demand for online brokerage firms

More and more people are choosing to invest in the stock market and avail the benefits out of it. Not many years ago, it seemed to be a rather risky choice for the commoners to invest in stocks and options. If you are not a professional in the financial field and you do not know the basics of the stock market then it can make you lose your hard earned money upon investing. Moreover, the banks, financial institutes and a few brokerage firms backed by the former two establishments were the only options to choose from. There are a hell lot of rules and regulations to follow and it was not a very convenient option for the common people to track the market and trade easily. But, the scenario has changed drastically with the introduction of internet-based megbízható broker for trading stocks or foreign currencies. The online brokerage firms are very convenient and easier to trade with.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Traders Classroom - Here's What Your Price Charts Are Hiding from You (Video) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Here's What Your Price Charts Are Hiding from You

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Benefits of using MetaTrader 4 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Kavinesh_A

To a beginner Forex investor, the Foreign exchange industry can be very frustrating. What amount should I risk? Do I need a Forex working broker? Should I use a indication provider? What are some things I should look out for? What currency sets should I trade? These are just some of the questions a new investor will face.  There are, of course, many choices to be made, some more complex than others, but selecting an investing system is not something a new investor should do without sufficient assistance. There are many different Forex working trading systems available, and which one is being used should be one of the main concerns when selecting a Fx agent.  A capable agent will be likely to be using the MetaTrader 4 system for several significant reasons.
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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ray Dalio’s Principles: A Radically Truthful Review / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Axel_Merk

Spending $26.95 to pick Ray Dalio’s brain for over 16 hours listening to the audiobook appears fantastic value to me. The thought crossed my mind to offer Mr. Dalio a charity donation in his name if he gave me the opportunity to make it a two-way conversation over lunch. But that wouldn’t have been consistent with his (or my) Principles. Instead, I’m offering my radically truthful review for $0. The challenge for Mr. Dalio is whether reading this review will be time well spent. Ray, you do not know my ‘believability’ – and that is a key deficiency in your principles you might want to address, especially when applied to the next phase in your life. Let me expand.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day Trading Guide for Dummies / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Kavinesh_A

Currency dealing – the act of dealing economical device within the same day, or even frequently over the course of a day, using little cost goes – can be a successful activity. But it can also be an unsafe activity for those who are new at it or who don't conform to a well-thought out method. Let's take a look at some common day dealing concepts and common day dealing techniques, shifting along from primary guidelines you need to know to innovative techniques that can help you understand how to day business like a pro. Day trading pour les nuls You Need to Know
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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Top 3 Technical Trading Tools Part 3: MACD / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"Guessing or going by gut instinct won't work over the long run. If you don't have a defined trading methodology, then you don't have a way to know what constitutes a buy or sell signal. Moreover, you can't even consistently correctly identify the trend."
- Jeffrey Kennedy

Jeffrey Kennedy is an accomplished teacher and a Senior Analyst here at Elliott Wave International. He feels strongly that, in addition to risk management and emotional discipline, the right technical tools can also add confidence and clarity to your Elliott wave counts.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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By: Submissions

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InvestorEducation

Friday, August 11, 2017

Top 3 Technical Trading Tools Part 2: Relative Strength Index (RSI) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

EWI's senior analyst shows you a beautiful example of how supporting indicators help identify a trade setup in Halliburton (HAL).

"There are many different forms of technical analysis. A completed Elliott wave pattern supported by additional evidence allows for more confident forecasts and higher probability trades."

- Jeffrey Kennedy

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Top 3 Technical Trading Tools Part 1: Japanese Candlesticks / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"I always will be an Elliottician, but other technical tools have merit and are indeed worthwhile: they allow me to build a case, build a more confident reason for making a forecast and for taking a trade; making a trading decision."

-Jeffrey Kennedy

I recently asked Trader's Classroom editor Jeffrey Kennedy to name 3 of his favorite technical tools (besides the Wave Principle). He told me that Japanese candlesticks, RSI, and MACD Indicators are great methods to support Elliott wave trade setups.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beginners Guide to CFD Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

So, you’ve been researching investing, or already have a degree of experience in investing in financial vehicles, and have come across Contract for Difference, or CFD, trading, and are wondering whether or not it is right for you. Maybe you’ve heard some success stories about individuals making huge returns on CFDs, or maybe you’ve been warned off them by people who have made huge losses. We’re going to dispel the myths, and give you the knowledge you need to start CFD trading.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why Online Trading Platforms Are Useful for Everyone / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Despite the accessibility of online trading platforms, these entities remain synonymous with novice investors and those are new to their respective markets. After all, online platforms are largely attributed with eradicating many of the barriers to entry that once surrounded the financial marketplace, making it accessible to everyday citizens and part-time day traders.

While there is some truth to this, it is unfair to claim that online trading platforms only offer value to novices. In fact, they offer value to every single trader, regardless of their experience level and the individual strategies that they use to execute orders.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trader Education Week - Free Event to Help You Learn to Spot Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

MACD: Learn to Recognize Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See examples in Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) and Intel Corp. (INTC)

Just as there are patterns in price, there are also patterns in momentum indicators. These patterns can support your Elliott wave analysis and help you identify tradable moves in price.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 29, 2016

What Markets Trading Opportunities Does the Wave Principle Identify? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Learn how to use the Wave Principle as an effective trading tool

Jeffrey Kennedy talks about how the Elliott Wave Principle helps you identify trade setups. Watch this new interview to learn how the Wave Principle helps you trade with the trend, which waves are Jeff's favorite to trade and how to "keep it simple" when using the Wave Principle.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Social Trading – Different types and Styles / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Trading based on collective wisdom of a network of traders is the up and coming way to trade.  Social Trading allows one big network of traders to use each other’s wisdom and experience to trade in a new way.  Connecting traders to one another enhances everyone’s trading

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Online CFD Trading for Traders on a Budget / Stock-Markets / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 01, 2016

How Moving Averages Can Identify a Trade / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

These 3 charts help you understand how moving averages work

Moving averages are a popular tool for technical traders because they can "smooth" price fluctuations in any chart. Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy gives a clear definition:

"A moving average is simply the average value of data over a specified time period, and it is used to figure out whether the price of a stock or commodity is trending up or down... one way to think of a moving average is that it's an automated trend line."

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 21, 2016

Have You Taken These 4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Trading

Jeffrey Kennedy is a 20-plus year Elliott wave market veteran. In this new interview, he walks you through his 4-step process of how to find high-confidence, low-risk trade setups.

[Editor's note: The text version of this interview is below.]

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Announcing Trader Education Week -- a Free Event to Help You Learn to Spot Trading Opportunities / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, October 08, 2016

A FREE trading Event That Will Teach You How to Spot Trading Opportunities in your Charts / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Two-Bar Pattern that Points to Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Some people like to get outside on the weekends, maybe playing tennis or working in the yard. Some people like to visit their friends or cook a big meal or go out to see a movie. And some people who are passionate about their work -- such as Elliott Wave International's futures analyst Jeffrey Kennedy -- like to stare at hundreds of price charts on their computer screen to find patterns that point to trade setups. We used to worry for his health but not anymore, because he's been doing it for years and he comes up with some neat stuff. A case in point is his discovery of a two-bar pattern that he named the Popgun. Find out more in this excerpt from the Club EWI eBook, How to Use Bar Patterns to Spot Trade Setups.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How to Quickly Spot Common Fibonacci Ratios on a Chart / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Free video lesson from our training service for aspiring traders, Jeffrey Kennedy's Trader's Classroom

Each Elliott wave pattern has its own common Fibonacci relationships between waves. You can use them to set your price targets and determine where the trend should reverse.

In other words, Fibonacci ratios are excellent tools to help you decide where to enter and exit your trades.

Learn more in this clip from Jeffrey Kennedy's service for aspiring traders, Trader's Classroom.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

When Does a Forecast Become a Trade? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Learn why it's important to wait for confirming price action before pulling the trigger

Jeffrey Kennedy, the editor of our popular Trader's Classroom educational service, weighs in on how you know when it's time to enter a trade.

[Editor's Note: A text version of the video is below.]

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InvestorEducation

Friday, August 05, 2016

XTrade—A Visionary CFD Trading Company / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: ....

Today many companies flood the trading market with offers. How is XTrade different to other companies? Why is their vision distinctive, and how can they make you a better trader? Keep on reading and you will find the answer to these questions.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Trading Markets - When Is A Candle Not A Candle? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Drinkwater

When it's a bar?  When it's a line drawing?   Mountain?   A candle is never a candle, it is a representation of a group of people buying and  selling.   Further to that, you could say it is a representation of thousands of people's hopes and dreams as they try to make this thing called trading work for them.

It seems so obvious when you write it down like this but I don't think the average trader gives it a moment's thought.  A candle to them is one in a series that makes a pattern that will ultimately lead them to a buying or selling decision.  Ignore the truth of what the candle represents at your peril.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, June 18, 2016

How Elliott Waves Tell You When to "Jump In" & When to "Jump Out" of Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Our senior instructor tells you how he analyzes real price charts to spot trade opportunities

Jeffrey Kennedy, the editor of our Trader's Classroom service, talks about some of the easy techniques to help you spot high-confidence trade opportunities.

Take a listen -- and see if you can adapt his methods.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Learn to Recognize a Popular Old School Chart Pattern - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See examples of a head-and-shoulders pattern in a chart of SPY

A head-and-shoulders pattern is one of the most well-known classic chart patterns. In this 4-minute video from Jeffrey Kennedy's Trader's Classroom, you'll see an example of a bearish head-and-shoulders formation and a bullish, inverted head-and-shoulders pattern in the chart of SPY, the ETF that tracks the S&P 500. You'll also learn how to calculate the minimum expected target for the pattern.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Confluent Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Chris Drinkwater writes: In nature I seem to recall from some dim, distant geography lesson a confluence is where two rivers meet. In trading it is the meeting of 2 or more points of support or resistance, the more the merrier.

Let's take a look at this gbp/usd 4 hour chart.  We can see quite clearly that this has been in a downtrend  for a while, then we get this sudden bullish movement at A.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, May 27, 2016

The 5 Fatal Flaws of Trading / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Close to ninety percent of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit -- and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that?

That's an age-old question. While there is no magic formula, Elliott Wave International's own Jeffrey Kennedy has identified five fundamental flaws that, in his opinion, stop most traders from being consistently successful. We don't claim to have found The Holy Grail of trading here, but sometimes a single idea can change a person's life. Maybe you'll find one in Jeffrey's take on trading. We sincerely hope so.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, March 11, 2016

Trader Education Week: Valuable For Traders At All Levels / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Learn why you should attend our FREE Trader Education Week

Are you interested in taking your trading to the next level? Would you like to learn methods that will allow you to spot trading opportunities for yourself? Join Jeffrey Kennedy for one of our most popular freeevents, Trader Education Week -- watch below:

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Learning to Trade - Do You See a Pattern You Recognize? If Not, Move On (Video) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Watch a sample of the type of lessons you'll get during Trader Education Week

Jeffrey Kennedy has taught lots of classes, seminars and webinars in his years here at EWI, but my favorite message of his is this:

"Do you see a pattern on the price chart you are looking at on your screen? If not, then move on to the next price chart."

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Market Traders and Trendlines: A Match Made in Opportunity Heaven / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See why this simple tool helps identify high-probability trade set-ups in real world markets

It's the start of the winter holidays -- which, if your family is anything like mine, is also the beginning of a long tradition of deeply regrettable line-crossing, i.e.:

  • Crossing that line into interrogating "new" dinner guests as to why they are still single
  • Crossing that line into inviting your recently divorced sister-in-law to "stay as long as" she needs
  • Crossing that line into a third (no, let's be honest) fourth helping of pecan pie
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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Does Market Timing Work? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Sol_Palha

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death. ~ Betty Bender

Many individuals and experts state that market timing is impossible. The answer to this question is yes and no. We all know there are seasons in a year and we know roughly when winter, summer, fall, and spring will begin. No one can predict the exact time the one season will transition into the next. The same rationale applies to market timing. If you are trying to predict the exact market turning points, then you might get it right once or twice, but overall your record will be dismal, it is an exercise in futility for the most part and best reserved for those who seem to have a deep desire to take on large losses. Market timing is like waiting for a change in the season.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The 2 Most Important Keys to Successful Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Examples from Whole Foods Market (WFM) and Reynolds American, Inc (RAI) show you what to do (or not) to trade successfully with Elliott.

After 20 years of experience applying Elliott wave analysis in real markets, our Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy says that it remains the only tool that will tell him -- down to the tick, to the pip, even to the penny – when his forecast is no longer viable.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Free Traders Educational Week / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

Elliott Wave International (EWI) is hosting a free Trader Education Week. Register now and get instant access to free trading resources -- plus you'll receive more lessons as they're unlocked each day of the event.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Trading 101: Position Sizing / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

This is going to be the last of the trading lessons for a while. I don’t want to turn this into a trading blog, and there are important macro things to talk about (especially next week).

Here’s an imaginary scenario: someone tips you that an acquisition is going to happen. Of course, that would be insider trading, which is illegal—but let’s pretend for the purpose of this exercise that insider trading were legal.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Trade for Income in a Tax-advantaged Accounts / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: DailyWealth

By Brian Hunt and Ben Morris: Today, we're going to show you how to make more money from your trading... with almost no extra work...
 
You don't have to learn any new skills. You don't need to buy any exotic investments. And you don't need to spend any extra time on your trading.
 
This simple idea could add tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of dollars to your retirement savings.
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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Top 3 Technical Trading Tools Part 1: Japanese Candlesticks / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Elliott Wave International senior analyst shows you how to identify quality trade setups

"I always will be an Elliottician, but other technical tools have merit and are indeed worthwhile: they allow me to build a case, build a more confident reason for making a forecast and for taking a trade; making a trading decision." -Jeffrey Kennedy

I recently asked Elliott Wave International analyst Jeffrey Kennedy to name his 3 favorite technical tools (besides the Wave Principle). He told me that Japanese candlesticks, RSI, and MACD Indicators are currently his top methods to support trade setups.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, August 08, 2015

The "How to Get Rich" Lesson I Learned on the Trading Floor in Chicago / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: ...

MoneyMorning.com Back in 1982, I was a clerk for a big market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). A year later, I was sitting on the exchange and running a hedge fund.

My first day of trading was a disaster. But it's where I learned how to get rich.

You see, there was a "fast market" in FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which means the pit was crowded with traders yelling and screaming, buying and selling options based on an unexpectedly positive earnings report that had just come out. I rushed into the crowd and amassed a position.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Shame - A Powerful motivator for Traders / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

Shame is a powerful motivator. Especially in this business.

When I was an ETF trader, if a client came in to trade a few hundred thousand shares of an ETF and the price moved abruptly against him right after the trade was consummated, the client would request a price improvement. This was to prevent embarrassment when the client (an execution trader) reported the fill to his boss (the portfolio manager).

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The “Getting Rich” Lesson I Learned on the Trading Floor in Chicago / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: ...

MoneyMorning.com Shah Gilani writes: Back in early 1982, I was a clerk for a big market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). A year later, I had a seat on the exchange, was a market maker and was running a hedge fund.

My first day of trading – for my account – was a disaster.

There was a “fast market” in FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which means the pit was crowded with traders yelling and screaming, buying and selling options based on an unexpectedly positive earnings report that had just come out. I rushed into the crowd and amassed a position.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

How to Build Consistent Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

EWI's senior analyst Jeffrey Kennedy shares with you practical advice on what it takes to improve the quality of your trades.

You've heard it all before:

  • If you want to trade using Elliott wave analysis, to succeed you first need to understand its rules and guidelines.
  • You need a clearly defined trading strategy (what? when? how? etc.) and the discipline to follow it.
  • Additionally, your long-term success depends on adequate capitalization, money management skills and emotional self-control.
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InvestorEducation

Friday, July 24, 2015

How to Trade Markets Using the Stochastic Oscillator - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

A lesson from EWI's Jeffrey Kennedy

The stochastic oscillator is a technical tool that was popularized by George Lane. It is a momentum indicator based on the idea that in an uptrending market the close tends to be near the high of the price bar, and in a downtrending market the close tends to be near the low of the price bar.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, June 19, 2015

Learn How to Apply Fibonacci Retracements to Your Stock Index Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Fibonacci is the mathematical basis of the Wave Principle. You will often find that Elliott waves correct in terms of Fibonacci ratios. The following article explains what you can expect when a market begins a corrective phase.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Trading is 99% Boredom, 1% Sheer Terror / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

Jared Dillian writes: Back when I was a sailor, I was bored all the time.

I was deck watch officer, standing watch on the bridge. We were miles offshore, hadn’t seen another ship in days, and I’d check the radar, then walk out on the bridge wing and scan the horizon with my binoculars, go back and talk to the quartermaster, check the chart… Zzzzzzz. Mind-crushing boredom.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, May 18, 2015

Learning to Trade Markets - Dealing with Losing Trades / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dan_Norcini

One of the most important things that anyone who ventures into the arena of trading will need to learn, is how to deal with trades that go sour.

You can find lots of books out there on technical analysis in this day of age. You will also discover no shortage of self-proclaimed "experts" with infallible price predictions which are yours for the taking provided you first plop down some exorbitant sum of money for the privilege of then watching those prophecies fail to come to pass.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Trader Education Week -- a Free Event to Help You Learn to Spot Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Announcing Trader Education Week -- A FREE trading event that will teach you how to spot trading opportunities in your charts. Spend April 22-28 getting free trading lessons that you can apply to your trading immediately -- from one of the world's foremost market technicians, Jeffrey Kennedy. sign up for the free two-part report now »

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Learn from My U.S. Dollar Mistake / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: DailyWealth

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: "Today may be the very top in the U.S. dollar," I said on Fox Business two weeks ago.

I was wrong. I need to learn from my mistake...

If you want to get better at investing, you need to analyze your mistakes. That way, you don't make them again.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 09, 2015

How a Simple Line Can Improve Your Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy explains many ways to use this basic tool

The following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line -- 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. You can download the 14-page eBook here.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

Pretend you are a corn trader. As such, you have two choices: have a position in corn futures or own physical corn.

It may seem silly to even consider owning physical corn, because corn futures are easy to trade—just click a button on your screen. But assume you have a grain elevator, and whether you own futures or physical corn is all the same to you. How do you decide which you prefer?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Trading Markets - 3 Ways to Identify Support and Resistance - 5 Chart Examples / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Today's lesson considers three ways to identify price support and resistance in the markets you trade.

  1. Previous highs and lows
  2. Trendline support
  3. Fibonacci Ratios
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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Universal Truth of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Last week I asked you to send me your top five questions about money and investing.

Thank you, all, for the many queries you sent in.

However, today I’m going to answer only one question.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here's Why Trendlines are Your New Trading Best Friend / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See how trendlines help you make calculated trading decisions

Have you ever seen Donald Duck play pool? Trust us, it isn't pretty.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market Using Fibonacci Analysis / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

In this article, Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy demonstrates ways to spot trading opportunities across any market and timeframe.

Elliott Wave International's Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Trader's Classroom and one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Economic GDP Drives Stock Prices Inestment Myth / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part V)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models.

Why did the traditional financial models fail? And more importantly, will they warn us of a new approaching doomsday, should there be one?

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Here's Why Trendlines Are Your New Best Friend, Part 2 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See how trendlines help you manage risk in this real-world example from this free eBook

One of the best aspects of technical analysis is also its biggest drawback: Namely, there are far too many indicators to choose from.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Here's Why Trendlines Are a Traders Best Friend / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

See how trendlines show you lasting price levels of risk-defining support in this real-world example from this free eBook

If financial market speculation were easy, then everyone would be well off -- and the legendary investor Warren Buffett would be just a nice rich guy from Omaha with really cool glasses.

The reality is, successfully navigating the near- and long-term trends is exceptionally difficult. Gains can be big, but losses can often be even bigger.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Key to Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

If you are serious about trading, Elliott Wave International's (EWI) Jeffrey Kennedy has some advice for you: learn emotional discipline. In this article from his Trader's Classroom Collection, he shares some expensive lessons he learned during his 20+ years trading the markets.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, August 18, 2014

How to Apply Moving Averages as a Trading Tool - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

A moving average (MA) is one of the simplest technical tools an analyst or trader can use. The most common one is the simple moving average (SMA). A 200-period SMA often determines trend, support and resistance. Dual moving averages, which are popular, are the basis of many trading systems.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, August 15, 2014

Forecasting Ability of the Elliott Wave Principle - Trader Education / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

The following article was written by Elliott Wave International's Senior Instructor Jeffrey Kennedy to show what you can expect from a market at the completion of various Elliott wave patterns. Jeffrey, a Chartered Market Technician and highly sought-after speaker and teacher, will host a free Trader Education Week, August 20-27. Learn more now.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Learn How to Spot High Confidence Chart Trade Setups for FREE! / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Five Fatal Flaws of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Close to 90% of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit -- and more importantly, do it consistently.

How do they do that?

That's an age-old question. While there is no magic formula, Elliott Wave International's Senior Trading Instructor Jeffrey Kennedy has identified five fundamental flaws that, in his opinion, stop most traders from being consistently successful.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, May 02, 2014

How to Easily Identify High-Confidence Trade Setups - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Elliott Wave International's technical analysis expert, Jeffrey Kennedy, shows you the first step in identifying a high-confidence trade setup in this 4-minute video clip. It's taken from a live lesson he taught on April 9, 2014. If you would like to learn more, sign up for Jeffrey's free 45-minute webinar, "4 Critical Elements of High-Confidence Trading," on this Tuesday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 01, 2014

4 Critical Elements of High-Confidence Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Reader,

What’s in a price chart? A lot! Plain and simple, price patterns help you spot high-confidence trading and investing opportunities. Yes, fundamentals have their place, but technical analysis -- forecasting the market by looking for price patterns -- gives you a tremendous edge.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Get in the Trading Game and Profit / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: A few weeks ago, I told you a story about a woman who took my advice and used it to overcome her fear of investing.

As it turns out, it was an incredibly popular column.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Trade Your Way To Freedom / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: A few weeks ago, I told you a story about a woman who took my advice and used it to overcome her fear of investing.

As it turns out, it was an incredibly popular column.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Triangles Offer Traders Important Forecasting Information / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Find out about 14 Elliott wave trading insights

These days there's no shortage of books about trading. You could read for months before you find a book that applies to your trading style.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 17, 2014

Doug Casey’s 9 Secrets for Successful Speculation / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Casey_Research

By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist

When I started working for Doug Casey almost 10 years ago, I probably knew as much about investing as the average Joe, but I now know that I knew absolutely nothing then about successful speculation.

Learning from the international speculator himself—and from his business partner, David Galland, to give credit where due—was like taking the proverbial drink from a fire hose. Fortunately, I was quite thirsty.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Learn How to Trade with Moving Averages - Free eBook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Greetings Trader,

Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Confidence Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 24, 2014

Double Your Stock Trading Profit Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: In their effort to capture all the profit they can, many investors focus exclusively on buying stocks. That's too bad because it means they're missing out on half the profits - literally.

I say that because the markets move in two directions - up and down - which means there's plenty of profits to be had in both directions.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Four Biggest Mistakes Traders Make - Failure to Control Risk / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

This is part three of a five part series of the four biggest mistakes traders and investors make which costs them time, money and usually self-confidence when trading stocks, ETF’s or futures trading strategies.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Four Biggest Mistakes Stock and Futures Market Traders Make / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

In this series I would like to share with you the four biggest mistakes traders and investors make which costs them time, money and usually self-confidence when trading stocks, ETF’s or futures trading strategies.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Investors You’re Getting Robbed / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: A Note From the Editorial Director: We received a question recently from a regular Investment U reader on a subject that comes up too often: The costs he’s paying his broker. He writes:

“I recently had a very frustrating conversation with my broker. I wanted to know how much I’m paying in fees and commissions to work with him. And I couldn’t get a straight answer! I still don’t have it sorted out. Is this a common experience? Should I fire him?”

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, December 08, 2013

How to Trade Markets Using Moving Averages / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

The moving average is a technical indicator which has stood the test of time. It's been 27 years since Robert Prechter described this vital tool in his famous essay, "What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful." What he said then remains true today:

A simple 10-day moving average of the daily advance-decline net, probably the first indicator a stock market technician learns, can be used as a trading tool, if objectively defined rules are created for its use.

What is a moving average? Here's how EWI's Jeffrey Kennedy puts it:

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Why Traders Lose Money Trading Markets / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

How to turn your trading into a simple automated trading strategy: you know the difference among a winning and losing trade – we have all experienced both and know the excitement and the frustration associated with it.

The brutal honest truth is a tough pill to swallow. The fact that most of the time it’s not the strategy that has failed; it’s you (the trader) which is why you need a simple trading strategy drawn out on paper with detailed rules for you to follow.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, November 22, 2013

How to Spot High-Confidence Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

The moving average is a technical indicator which has stood the test of time. It's been 27 years since Robert Prechter described this vital tool in his famous essay, "What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful." What he said then remains true today:

A simple 10-day moving average of the daily advance-decline net, probably the first indicator a stock market technician learns, can be used as a trading tool, if objectively defined rules are created for its use.

What is a moving average? Here's how EWI's Jeffrey Kennedy puts it:

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market Using Bar Patterns Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Learn to trade a Key Reversal Bar Pattern -- another high-confidence trade setup

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of EWI's trader education service, Elliott Wave Junctures, and is one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Motive and Corrective Patterns - How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures trader education service and is one of our most popular instructors. Today, Jeffrey shares a video lesson about trading one of his favorite Elliott wave patterns, the diagonal.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, November 08, 2013

How to Use Candlestocks to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

How to Use Candlestocks to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market - Video

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures educational service and is one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis. In today's lesson, Jeffrey shows you how to use candlestick patterns to identify opportunities.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, November 01, 2013

How to Identify Market Turning Points in Your Charts Using Fibonacci / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

In this trading lesson, Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy shows you how you can use Fibonacci to forecast potential turning points in your charts. You'll learn the most common Fibonacci retracements and where to expect them in your charts. At the end of the lesson, learn how you can get a 14-page Fibonacci eBook, free!

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 18, 2013

How to Find Trading Opportunities in ANY Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Learn ways to spot trading opportunities using wave analysis and other technical analysis methods

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy is the editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures and one of our most popular instructors. Jeffrey's primary analytical method is the Elliott Wave Principle, but he also uses several other technical tools to supplement his analysis.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Three Phases of a Trader's Education / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy explains why traders need to understand both personal and crowd psychology

Jeffrey Kennedy, editor of our educational Elliott Wave Junctures service, tells us that there are three phases of a trader's education, and that aspiring traders typically go through them in this order:

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Announcing Trader Education Week - a Free Event to Help You Learn to Spot Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Announcing Trader Education Week -- A FREE trading event that will teach you how to spot trading opportunities in your charts. Spend October 2-9 getting free trading lessons that you can apply to your trading immediately -- from one of the world's foremost market technicians, Jeffrey Kennedy.

Register now for your FREE week of trading lessons and get immediate access to 4 introductory resources.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, September 09, 2013

What do WE know that Warren Buffet DOESN’T? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Simon Popple writes: I think we’re all very familiar with the concept of a “Recipe for Success” or for that matter “Recipe for Failure.” If you follow a certain path in life you invariably get similar results to others who’ve walked the same route. Be it the way you do your job, play your sport or invest your money.

To maximise your chances of success it’s best to emulate those who’ve succeeded rather than those who’ve failed. Although constant practice is no guarantee of success, by repeatedly following a proven process you substantially improve your chances of success. Set yourself up to win.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Learn How to Uncover Hidden Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

If you aim to spot high-confidence trading and investing opportunities, you may know that technical analysis -- forecasting market trends via the analysis of price charts and data -- can give you an edge.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Ultimate Wave Market Trading Crash Course - Free Access / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Greetings,

Are you looking for a new way to dramatically improve your trading?

Like anything worth mastering, learning new trading techniques takes time and patience. As Robert Prechter, founder of Elliott Wave International, often says, there is only one way to cut your learning curve short: "Find a mentor."

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, May 18, 2013

How to Spot Market Trading Opportunities - FREE EBOOK / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

What if you could look at a chart and see the potential trading opportunities?

Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world’s largest market forecasting firm, has just released a free eBook to teach you exactly that. How to Spot Trading Opportunities features 47 pages of easy-to-understand trading techniques that help you identify high-confidence trade setups. Senior EWI Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy will show you how some of the simplest rules and guidelines have some of the most powerful applications for trading.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

One Man's Devastating Loss... and How to Avoid It Yourself / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: DailyWealth

Dan Ferris writes: Tubs of Fun is a simple carnival game.

You throw a softball into a plastic tub from a few feet away. The object is to make the ball stay in the tub.

It sounds easy, but it's not. The ball is too bouncy, and the tub is too hard. It's difficult to keep the ball from bouncing out of the tub. The player has the illusion he's throwing a ball into a container. But he's really just throwing it at a solid wall.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, May 06, 2013

Trading Using the Moving Average Convergence Divergence MACD Technical Tool - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"Guessing or going by gut instinct won't work over the long run. If you don't have a defined trading methodology, then you don't have a way to know what constitutes a buy or sell signal. Moreover, you can't even consistently correctly identify the trend." -Jeffrey Kennedy

Jeffrey Kennedy is an accomplished teacher and a Senior Analyst here at EWI. Yet he often says that the Wave Principle alone is not a trading methodology. It does not tell you how much trading capital you can afford to risk, or specific guidance about which entry or exit levels are best suited for your trading style or where to set your protective stop.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to Trade Using the RSI Relative Strength Index - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"There are many different forms of technical analysis. A completed Elliott wave pattern supported by additional evidence allows for more confident forecasts and higher probability trades." -Jeffrey Kennedy

Trader and technical analyst Jeffrey Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience using with the Elliott Wave Principle. To support his Elliott wave analysis, Jeffrey says that his 3 favorite technical tools are Relative Strength Index (RSI), MACD, and Japanese candlesticks.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, April 13, 2013

How to Trade with Japanese Candlesticks / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"I always will be an Elliottician, but other technical tools have merit and are indeed worthwhile: they allow me to build a case, build a more confident reason for making a forecast and for taking a trade; making a trading decision." -Jeffrey Kennedy

I recently asked Elliott Wave International analyst Jeffrey Kennedy to name his 3 favorite technical tools (besides the Wave Principle). He told me that Japanese candlesticks, RSI, and MACD Indicators are currently his top methods to support trade setups.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Robert Prechter on How Market Losers Think and How to Stop Doing It / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Some of the greatest problem solvers in history -- Albert Einstein, for example -- know that the secret to solving complex problems requires simplicity.

Einstein's simple equation (E = mc2) revolutionized math and science because it offered a single simple solution to so many of the world's mysteries.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Mythical Magical Bullish Rising Wedge Technical Chart Pattern / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Rambus_Chartology

In today’s Chartology Report I would like to clear up a misconception about rising wedges and flags. I have gotten more negative e mails from folks that assure me there is no such thing as a bullish rising wedge or flag. I’m repeatedly told to go back to charting school to learn my lesson. These type patterns are missed by 95% of chartists because they supposedly don’t exits and if they do exist they can’t be trusted. Keeping an open mind in the stock markets is the first lesson to learn. That means anything is possible regardless of what is taught by the so called experts. I’ve been following these two types of patterns for many years and find that are just as reliable as any another consolidation or reversal pattern.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Learn to Trade with Bollinger Bands - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

As a technical trader, are you able to view financial market fluctuations clearly and reliably?

At Elliott Wave International, we hold that the Elliott Wave Principle is the most effective tool for analysis. Yet the Wave Principle works well with other technical tools. If you are ready to trade with Elliott, our educational subscription editor Jeffrey Kennedy can teach you how to integrate ancillary technical indicators -- such as Bollinger bands -- to build high-confidence setups in the markets you trade.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Swing Trading Stocks with the ABC Gap Fill / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Banister

One of my favorite “Crowd Behavioral” patterns is the ABC Gap fill pattern. This is a normal correction pattern in the stock market that works off overbought sentiment. You can apply this to liquid individual stocks in most cases, and look ahead to spot potential entries on your watch list for trading.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, January 28, 2013

Trading Opportunities - Understanding How Moving Averages Work / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Moving averages are a popular tool for technical traders because they can "smooth" price fluctuations in any chart. EWI Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy gives a clear definition:

"A moving average is simply the average value of data over a specified time period, and it is used to figure out whether the price of a stock or commodity is trending up or down... one way to think of a moving average is that it's an automated trend line."

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Trading Chaos Theory Market Fractals - Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

How Chaos Theory Fractals can help you identify high probability market turning points.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chaos Theory Market Fractals - Nadeem Walayat's Real Secrets for Successful Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

This is a continuation of my series on how to interpret and trade the Financial Markets (as opposed to forecast), specifically building upon my last article that summarised the key elements of trading in terms of reacting to price movements in real time (Stock Market Crash Investing Lessons and the Real Secrets of Successful Trading ). This article seeks to expand on one key component which is the role chaos theory plays in interpreting triggers for action. A trigger is an immediate call to action, and not a wishy washy signal to suggest action.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, January 14, 2013

Risk Management for Technical Traders / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Tips from EWI Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy's Stocks and Commodities interview

By Elliott Wave International

If you trade with Elliott wave analysis, your trading decisions are all about the difference between where the market is vs. where it will be. According to Jeffrey Kennedy, editor of our Elliott Wave Junctures service, risk management skills are vital to being a successful technical trader.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, January 07, 2013

Technical Analysis - ‘Linear Weighted Moving Average’ (LWMA) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Marcus Holland writes: The LWMA is a technical indicator which responds faster than the ‘Simple Moving Average’ (SMA) to new price developments because its latest readings are emphasized more than its older ones. However, the LWMA is not as popular as the (SMA) and the ‘Exponential Moving Average’ (EMA). The LWMA was designed to counter the lagging problems identified with the SMA in a similar way as the EMA.

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Commodities

Friday, January 04, 2013

Trading Lessons From The Greatest Trader Who Ever Lived / Commodities / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Steve Christ wrotes: The stock market has certainly produced its share of heroes and villains over the years. And while villains have been many, the heroes have been few.

One of the good guys (for me, at least) has always been Jesse L. Livermore. He's considered by many of today's top Wall Street traders to be the greatest trader who ever lived.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 28, 2012

B-Wave Stock Price Corrections Precede Wave C Rallys / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Banister

The work at my firm centers firmly around a combination of fundamentals and catalysts, and crowd behavior. Yes, it’s crucial to understand herd mentality if you want to consistently enter profitable swing trades at the right time and price. The Seminal event is analogous to what is called “the tipping point” in a new development stage of a company. Learning to spot the pullback during this seminal event period and pouncing is crucial to making big money in the market.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Technical Tools to Help Identify High Confidence Market Price Reversal Zones / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

"Price gaps, wave relationships and Fibonacci retracements act as support or resistance for countertrend price moves. When combined, these characteristics help identify high-probability reversal zones."

-Jeffrey Kennedy

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Trading The ABC Sentiment Shifts Ahead Of The Crowd / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Banister

One of the most obvious keys to successful trading or investing is buying low and selling high. The problem being if it was that easy to pinpoint those low and high points then all traders would be batting 1000%.  What we use at my ATP service is a combination of fundamental analysis and catalyst spotting inter-twined with charting techniques.  Most of our work revolves around buying substantial dips in a strong stock, 3x ETF’s, or reversal patterns. 3x ETF’s are great for short term swings as they function almost exclusively on crowd behavioral patterns, but it also applies to individual stocks.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 14, 2012

Learn to Apply Moving Averages to Your Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Confidence Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, December 02, 2012

How To Find Trades USing Chart Analysis - 10 Year Note And Wheat / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Michael_Noonan

The one question so many want to know is where to find a good trade? From our perspective, we could care less what the underlying futures/stock is, because when reduced to charts, they are all subject to the forces of supply and demand, and they all have the same underlying factors of fear and greed.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Trade Using the Inside Bar Strategy Candlestick Chart Pattern / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Steve Jones writes: The inside bar strategy is a binary options strategy that is based on the momentum strategy. If you want to use it we recommend you first read about the Momentum Strategy and then read this article about the Inside Bar Strategy to fully understand how it works.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Apple, How Market Booms Turn to Busts, Trading From New Paradigm to Despair / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

I know most Apple enthusiasts will be rolling their eyes with my analysis and that's fine because the rest of us need people to buy our shares as we unload long positions or sell Apple short.

All joking aside, the charts below clearly show some very interesting information you cannot afford to overlook. At minimum, take a quick glance at the charts which tell the full story on their own...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to Get a Consensus Before Placing a Trade / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

If you've ever considered a major medical procedure, you likely know the importance of a second opinion. Even if your doctor or specialist is experienced and strongly recommends a certain course of action, it's still risky to make a critical health decision based on one person's view.

Likewise in trading: One solitary piece of technical evidence rarely provides enough information to make a trading decision. According to Elliott Wave Junctures editor Jeffrey Kennedy, it is best to get a second (or third, or fourth) opinion from supporting indicators before you commit to a trade.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Learn the Most Powerful Technical Analysis Methods to Find Trading Opportunities / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Dear Trader,

Today, more and more independent investors and traders are looking at charts and using technical indicators to make their decisions. They have come to realize that chasing news events, earnings announcements and economic reports might work sometimes, but more times than not a news event that sends a stock up one day will cause it to drop back down the next.

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News_Letter

Friday, November 09, 2012

Stock Market Crash Investing Lessons and the Real Secrets of Successful Trading / News_Letter / Learn to Trade

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
October 21st , 2012 Issue #17 Vol. 6

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Stocks Overbought or Oversold? Where to Put Your Stops / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIts 1:00pm ET and volume is drying up.

We did see a nice pop this morning breaking some previous pivot highs from last week and volume looks strong. Long story short… stocks are overbought here very similar to the past two highs as seen in the chart below. The big question from here is what to do now? Well, I wanna see some bullish patterns and volume over the next 12-48 hours if we are going to be looking to get long for an intermediate rally that lasts several weeks taking the indexes to new highs.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Timing The Gold Bull Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDreaming the impossible dream

The question of when gold’s long awaited ascent will happen is not without precedence. A similar question is still being asked by the Jews concerning the appearance of the Messiah. Prediction has always been an inexact science.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stock Market Crash Investing Lessons and the Real Secrets of Successful Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Friday the stock market (Dow) plunged by 205 points, or 1.5%, that was explained by the mainstream financial press after the fact in terms of market response to corporate earnings news events, but having all but forgotten that Friday the 19th was the 25th anniversary of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1987 which saw the Dow crash by 508 points, 22% in a single days trading that still echo's through time just as the 1929 Great Crash (10% drop) echo's to make their presence felt each October that acts to reinforce the seasonal tendency for Octobers to be a negative month for stocks.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fibonacci in Nature: The Golden Ratio and the Golden Spiral / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf you've studied the financial markets, even for a short time, you've probably heard the term "Fibonacci numbers." The ratios and relationships derived from this mathematical sequence are applied to the markets to help determine targets and retracement levels.

Did you know that Fibonacci numbers are found in nature as well? In fact, we can see examples of the Fibonacci sequence all around us, from the ebb and flow of ocean tides to the shape of a seashell. Even our human bodies are examples of Fibonacci. Read more about the fascinating phenomenon of Fibonacci in nature.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dramatic Stock Market Sell off and the Importance of Patience and Persistence in Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEnjoy this video clip from Elliott Wave International Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy, as he combines actionable advice that's easy to understand with a no-nonsense take on trading psychology.

You can get immediate access to additional trading lessons like this one each day when you register for EWI's Trader Education Week FREE >>

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trading Markets with the Two-Bar Pop Gun Trading Pattern / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome people like to get outside on the weekends, maybe playing tennis or working in the yard. Some people like to visit their friends or cook a big meal or go out to see a movie. And some people who are passionate about their work -- such as Elliott Wave International's (EWI) analyst Jeffrey Kennedy -- like to stare at hundreds of price charts on their computer screen to find patterns that point to trade setups. We used to worry for his health but not anymore, because he's been doing it for years and he comes up with some amazing trading lessons. Enjoy this lesson on bar patterns from EWI analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, September 24, 2012

Learn How to Spot Trading Opportunities in Your Charts For Free / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why 95% of Traders Lose, Learn How to Manage your Trading Positions / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Reader,

One of the most difficult aspects of trading is emotional control -- the ability to keep yourself from sabotaging your trading plan. Unfortunately, there is so much information available to you that your decision-making can be easily swayed.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

95% of Traders Lose, Learn How an Objective Method Can Improve Your Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Reader,

One of the most difficult aspects of trading is emotional control -- the ability to keep yourself from sabotaging your trading plan. Unfortunately, there is so much information available to you that your decision-making can be easily swayed.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Learn The Most Important Trading Lessons / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe trader is Peter Brandt. He's not someone you see regularly in the financial media. He's not someone who brags about his track record. As a matter of fact, he's a trader who just loves the business and is willing and interested in sharing what he can with others. Peter has published two popular books on trading and he runs a 4-day Traders Boot Camp where he works with serious traders to improve their chances of long-term success.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Why 90% of Traders Lose, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe failure rate for financial market and commodity traders has remained at a consistently high 90% for many decades, this despite all of the advances in information technology and the flood of new learning materials that is churned out annually, therefore why is it that 90% of traders still lose ?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Risk Management, the Foundation of Successful Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the late '70s, Peter Brandt emptied his trading accounts several times. He'd lose a string of trades, then refund his account, then "wipe out" all over again.

But he persisted because he knew he was meant for a trading career. His determination paid off.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Adding Technical Indicators To Dividend Stock Selection Increases Total Returns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe compared three approaches to dividend investing. In one scenario, we relied only on fundamental data and the consensus street analyst recommendation. In a second scenario, we required at least one bullish technical indicator. In a third scenario, we required at least two technical indicators to have some confirmation of the technical condition. The combination of fundamentals and two bullish indicators was a hands down winner for both total return over five years, and for avoidance of the 2008 market crash.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Foundations of Successful Trading - "The Commodity Markets Take No Prisoners" / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDo you have what it takes to succeed despite losing trades? Peter Brandt does -- and shares some of his insights in this FREE report. August 20, 2012

How many losing trades can you tolerate each year and still be successful in the markets? How many consecutive losing trades? How many losing weeks, months, or even years would it take to end your trading career?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Learn to Identify High Probability Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

When you look at a price chart, what do you see? A bunch of ticks, some ups and downs, perhaps a pattern? Do you see the trend, support and resistance levels, where to enter your trade, and where to place your stop?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What To Do When The Stock Market Opens Big In One Direction / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs a rule of thumb, anytime a market opens big in either direction, NEVER take a trade in the opening direction of the market when you have a big opening move. The big move already occurred. Just think if you would have shorted MNST and AAPL and a lot of others out there at the open today — OUCH. The flip side is don’t react and sell either right away. Have you seen what just about everything has done since the open? Bounced that’s what. Let the opening dust settle first and above all NEVER REACT.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to Become a Better Trader: Know Thyself / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeffrey Kennedy has more than 20 years of experience as an Elliottician and trader. As editor of our new Elliott Wave Junctures service, he helps traders and investors improve their trading skills -- which includes expanding their own self-knowledge.

"If you are serious about trading, I strongly recommend that you spend as much time examining your emotions while you are in a trade as you do your charts before you place one."

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

How to Spot Trading Opportunities - Free 47page Ebook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat if you could look at a chart and see the potential trading opportunities?

Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world’s largest market forecasting firm, has just released a free eBook to teach you exactly that. How to Spot Trading Opportunities features 47 pages of easy-to-understand trading techniques that help you identify high-confidence trade setups. Senior EWI Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy will show you how some of the simplest rules and guidelines have some of the most powerful applications for trading.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Read Prechter's Conquer the Crash for Free (8 Chapters) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn June of 2002, the notorious dot.com bust was making way for a powerful housing boom, the European Union was growing, and American involvement in the Middle East promised a "quick and easy victory."

Yet when EWI President Robert Prechter's first edition of Conquer the Crash published ten years ago on this date, he wrote:

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How to Improve The Quality of Your Trades / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou've heard it all before:

  • If you want to trade using Elliott wave analysis, to succeed you first need to understand its rules and guidelines.
  • You need a clearly defined trading strategy (what? when? how? etc.) and the discipline to follow it.
  • Additionally, your long-term success depends on adequate capitalization, money management skills and emotional self-control.
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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lessons to Help Traders Find Trading Opportunities in Any Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

Have you ever looked at charts of the markets you followed and wondered: How can I look at a chart and find trading opportunities for myself?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

How to Ambush High Confidence Trades, Advice from a Trading Legend / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Copy the tiger when stalking and capturing a "pounce-ready" trade.

Tigers know the prey they covet is elusive: they show great patience and care when stalking the target.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Best Stock Trading Pattern For Profits In A Downtrending Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs we go through the charts of the daily indexes and individual names we see a lot of Pullback Off Lows (POL) patterns emerging. Much like in uptrending markets Pullback Off Highs (POH) patterns are the only pattern you need to know the opposite applies in downtrending markets where POL patterns are all you need to know for shorting. Those POL’s are also the what to watch out for if you are long. That all said below are the daily charts of the indexes.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, May 21, 2012

How a Simple Line Can Improve Your Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line -- 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. You can download the 14-page eBook here.

"How to draw a trendline" is one of the first things people learn when they study technical analysis. Typically, they quickly move on to more advanced topics and too often discard this simplest of all technical tools.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 03, 2012

What to Make of the Manic Depressive Stock Market? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe stock market: one week it acts like Dr. Jekyll, the next week it's Mr. Hyde.

That shift can even occur in the course of a single session.

These dramatic fluctuations appear to be impulsive; and we know that impulse does not flow from cold reason. Even so, the Efficient Market Hypothesis would have us believe that investors are constantly applying reason and logic to reach some objective market pricing, via the latest news or measure of stock market valuation.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, April 23, 2012

How to Spot High Profit Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

Elliott Wave International (EWI) has released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trading Volatility, How to Beat the Stock Market at its Own Game / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: Many investors are convinced the market is stacked against them.

It is.... but not for the reasons you might think.

Dismal returns actually have very little to do with super computers, research, insider information or access to the trading floor.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

How You Can Find High-Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

Elliott Wave International (EWI) has released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, April 02, 2012

Stock Momentum Reversal Trading Method / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Banister

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter a few years of testing with both ETF’s and then individual stocks, we rolled out our MRM (momentum reversal method) platform at my ATP subscription service in November 2011.  This is now beginning to get alot of attention in the trading community as in addition to the ATP service, I have shared some of the real time MRM type plays online with some very top notch traders.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Why We Don’t Use The Stock Market Trading 7-8% Stop Loss Rule / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

The recent action in SWI and notes in the chart below are why we don’t use the 7-8% rule.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quorum Sensing and Its Application to Computer Program Trading of Financial Markets / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: David_Petch

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis article is going to throw another idea into the pot about computer based algorithms with an idea borrowed from Microbiology titled “Quorum Sensing”. Nature has been in the business of survival and evolution for billions of years, so it should come as no surprise to most that artificial intelligence and computer based design have been borrowed from studying the human mind. Now what do microbes have to do with how computer based trading is performed. A short-course in Microbiology will be required, but it will quickly be tied into how trading software is “sensing” its environment and how the common investor can use this knowledge to derail these trading patterns.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Three Phases of a Financial Market Trader's Education / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou've probably heard talk about "market uncertainty" in the financial news recently. But when are the market trends ever certain? The constant uncertainties contribute to your frustrations as a trader, and you need to have a method for dealing with the ups and downs. Every successful trader has one.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Solar Cycles And Astro Trading / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: John_Hampson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is one (and only one) strand of scientific theory that gives astro trading credibility (astro traders typically operate without reference to science or logical reasoning, and more on faith, which doesn’t sit well with me), namely that planetary alignment influences solar activity (which in turn influences the financial markets through sunspots and geomagnetism), so is there any evidence for this?

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stock Index Trading with Fibonacci Retracement Levels / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElliott waves often correct in terms of Fibonacci ratios. The following article, adapted from the eBook How You Can Use Fibonacci to Improve Your Trading, explains what you can expect when a market begins a corrective phase. Learn how you can read the entire 14-page eBook below.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Two-Bar Pattern that Points to Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome people like to get outside on the weekends, maybe playing tennis or working in the yard. Some people like to visit their friends or cook a big meal or go out to see a movie. And some people who are passionate about their work -- such as Elliott Wave International's futures analyst Jeffrey Kennedy -- like to stare at hundreds of price charts on their computer screen to find patterns that point to trade setups. We used to worry for his health but not anymore, because he's been doing it for years and he comes up with some neat stuff. A case in point is his discovery of a two-bar pattern that he named the Popgun. Find out more in this excerpt from the Club EWI eBook, How to Use Bar Patterns to Spot Trade Setups.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Applying Fibonacci to Stock Market Patterns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatterns are everywhere. We see them in the ebb and flow of the tide, the petals of a flower, or the shape of a seashell. If we look closely, we can see patterns in almost everything around us. The price movements of financial markets are also patterned, and Elliott wave analysis gives you the tools to interpret those patterns.

The Fibonacci sequence is vital to Elliott wave analysis -- as a matter of fact, R.N. Elliott wrote that the Fibonacci sequence provides the mathematical basis of the Wave Principle. Once you understand the Fibonacci sequence, it's easy to apply it to the markets you trade.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 27, 2012

Market Trading Technical Indicators Love Hate Relationship / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading using technical indicators -- such as the MACD, for example -- can do one of two things: help you or hurt you.

Elliott Wave International's Jeffrey Kennedy explains what he loves and hates about technical indicators and shows you how he uses them to his advantage in this excerpt from his FREE eBook, The Commodity Trader's Classroom.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How You Can Identify Stock Market Turning Points Using Fibonacci / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

You may be missing trading opportunities that are staring you in the face. The charts you look at every day could reveal high-confidence trade setups and market turning points, and you can learn how to find them, today.
 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Five Fatal Flaws of Trading, Why 90% Lose Money / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleClose to ninety percent of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit -- and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that?

That's an age-old question. While there is no magic formula, EWI Senior Instructor Jeffrey Kennedy has identified five fundamental flaws that, in his opinion, stop most traders from being consistently successful. We don't claim to have found The Holy Grail of trading here, but sometimes a single idea can change a person's life. Maybe you'll find one in Jeffrey's take on trading. We sincerely hope so.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rationalization, Ripped from the Headlines, Stock Market Is Not Physics: Part IV / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following series is excerpted from two classic issues of Robert Prechter's Elliott Wave Theorist. Although originally published in 2004, the valuable series has been re-released in the Independent Investor eBook, along with over 100 pages of other reports that challenge conventional economic thinking.

Here is Part IV of the series, you can download your free copy of the Independent Investor eBook here.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Market Manipulation Is Not Why Most Traders Lose / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow often have you heard analysts refer to a down day on Wall Street as "traders taking profits"? Sounds great, but the sobering fact is that most traders -- in futures, commodities, or forex -- lose money.

Any book on trading will list for you the many reasons why most traders lose. Yet some traders do win; some even set records. In 1984, Elliott Wave International's founder and president Robert Prechter won the U.S. Trading Championship, setting a new all-time profit record of 444.4% in a monitored real-money options account. Later in his monthly Elliott Wave Theorist, Prechter published a Special Report "What A Trader Really Needs To Be Successful" with 5 important insights for would-be market speculators (including the explanation of why "market manipulation" is not why most traders lose.)

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Stock Market Is Not Physics / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following series is excerpted from two classic issues of Robert Prechter's Elliott Wave Theorist. The valuable series has been re-released in the Independent Investor eBook, along with over 100 pages of other reports that challenge conventional economic thinking.

Here is Part 1 of the series. Check back in a few days to read Part 2, or you can download your free copy of the Independent Investor eBook here.

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Two Bullets and Baron Rothschild / / Learn to Trade

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI've read the following articles so many times I can just about recite both from memory. I found them years ago, there were no author's name attached, no credit given, but anon thank you, you've helped keep me focused.

I hope readers find both pieces as useful as I did.

Richard (Rick) Mills

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 02, 2011

Learn to Identify High Probability Trading Opportunities Using Price Bars and Chart Patterns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

When you look at a price chart, what do you see? A bunch of ticks, some ups and downs, perhaps a pattern? Do you see the trend, support and resistance levels, and who's in charge of the market -- the bulls or the bears?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Will the Efficient market Hypothesis and Random Walk Theory still valid in Today's Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Sam_Chee_Kong

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEfficient market Hypothesis refers to the condition whereby the current prices of the securities have already incorporated any news that arises from those securities without delay. In other words, the pricing of any security will be so efficient that there will not be any opportunity to arbitrage the price differential before and after the news is released.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What Are the BEST Technical Indicators for Successful Trading? / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou may have seen a TV ad where "traders" describe their strategies, and one says, "I trade on fundamentals." That sounds very reassuring -- except that, on any given day, "fundamentals" are a mixed bag:

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Three Lessons From the Collapse of MF Global / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: In today's politically charged atmosphere, it's nice to occasionally find a situation in which everybody wins. And that's exactly what we have with the collapse of MF Global.

Politically, this failure unites both liberals and conservatives.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, October 28, 2011

How You Can Make Yourself a Better Trader / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

The idea of being a successful trader is exciting. The reality of becoming one is another thing. You need to understand more than the markets -- you need to understand yourself.

EWI's Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy knows what it takes. He has analyzed and traded the markets for over 15 years. Jeffrey has learned what it takes to be successful, and he has the discipline to apply that knowledge. Enjoy this excerpt from his free Club EWI eBook Best of Traders Classroom, in which he answers: What kind of trader am I?

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 28, 2011

In Defense of Flash Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt's fascinating to watch footage of a trading floor on Wall Street. Here men and women spend hours with their eyes glued to computer monitors while furiously calculating trades that often yield small profits or minimal losses. In the case of Swiss bank UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, it can result in a $2 billion loss and an unfortunate incarceration. The risks run high as trading requires a sizeable amount of dexterity and concentration to be successful in a network of like-minded profit seekers. Still, there is an underlying beauty to the process, as thousands (perhaps millions) of individuals coordinate their knowledge on the allocation of limited resources throughout the world.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

14 Critical Lessons Every Trader Should Know / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

You know how difficult it can be to successfully trade the markets. The volatility we've seen lately does offer great opportunities, but it can also derail even the most experienced trader. That's why our friends at Elliott Wave International are releasing one of their most popular trading eBooks -- The Best of Trader's Classroom -- free through November 7.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Simple Magic of Moving Averages, That Can Alert You to Future Price Expansions / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo a first-time observer, watching a technical analyst spot a major trend change in a financial market before it occurs can seem as mystical as pulling a rabbit out of hat. But once you learn the tools of the trade, you know there are no tricks up the technical analyst's sleeve. What you see, is exactly what you get.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 07, 2011

Understanding Fibonacci, Learn to Apply Ratios to Calculate Stock Price Targets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Fibonacci ratio can be an invaluable tool for calculating price retracements and projections in your analysis and trading. This excerpt from The Best Technical Indicators for Successful Trading explains the origins of the Fibonacci sequence and how you can apply it to the markets.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 06, 2011

5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreetings Trader,

Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 14-page trading eBook: Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, October 03, 2011

Markets Whipsaw, 2008 Financial Crisis Causes and Consequences / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Joseph_Russo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat Does Whipsaw Mean?

Simply stated, a whipsaw market condition is present when a security's price heads in one direction then reverses sharply and abruptly in the opposite direction.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 30, 2011

How To Tell When A Stock May Have Topped / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Look at CRM when it TOPPED.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 09, 2011

Learn the Best Technical Indicators For Successful Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSuccessful trading doesn't happen by accident. And it doesn't happen by watching news headlines and reading company earnings reports. When the markets get volatile and the fundamentals don't seem to work, it's time to turn to technical analysis.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, August 12, 2011

Are You Using These Circuit Breakers in Your Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

One of the things I often hear is that when traders get bored, they overtrade.

Another scenario is that when a trade goes against them, they take it personally and want to make all of it up on the next trade.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How to Find and "Hook" Potential Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading using technical indicators -- such as the MACD, for example, Moving Average Convergence-Divergence -- can do one of two things: help you or hinder you.

Using them as a forecasting method alone can be about as predictable as flipping a coin. But when you combine them with other forms of technical analysis (i.e. the Wave Principle), the same MACD can be your new best friend.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Understanding Short Term Stock Market Momentum Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI Just thought I would touch base and share a simple trading trick that will help you spot shot term overbought and over sold market conditions. This analysis will tell you when to tighten stops, take partial profits, and/or when to exit a position.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spotting Market Trading Opportunities, a Four Chart Profit Set-up / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou can find low-risk, high-probability trading opportunities by trading with the trend. The trick is to find the end of market corrections, so you can position yourself for the next move in the direction of the trend.

This excerpt from Jeffrey Kennedy's free 47-page eBook How to Spot Trading Opportunities explains where to find bullish and bearish trade setups in your charts and how to zero-in on these opportunities. If this lesson interests you, the full 47-page eBook is free through July 6.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Spot Trading Opportunities, 47 Pages of Trading Techniques / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFree 47-Page eBook: How to Spot Trading Opportunities
Elliott Wave International has released a free 47-Page eBook, How to Spot Trading Opportunities. Created from the $129 two-volume set of the same name, it’s available free until July 6. Learn more.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Trend Is Your Friend: How Moving Averages Can Improve Your Market Analysis / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany traders and investors use technical indicators to support their analysis. One of the most popular and reliable also happens to be an indicator that has been around for years and years -- moving averages.

A moving average is simply the average value of data over a specific time period. Analysts use it to figure out whether the price of a stock or a commodity is trending up or down. It effectively "smooths out" the daily fluctuations to provide a more objective way to view a market.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 02, 2011

How to Apply Moving Averages to Your Trading or Investing - Ebook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Trader,

Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Best of Trader's Classroom, Free 45 Page Ebook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

Dear Trader,

You know how difficult it can be to successfully trade the markets. And although the volatility that we're seeing lately offers great opportunities, it can also add to a trader's frustration. That's why our friends at Elliott Wave International are releasing one of their most popular trading eBooks, The Best of Trader's Classroom, free through May 16.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Using Fibonacci Ratios To Trade Commodities and Financial Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat tools help you with the difficult task of identifying the market trend, riding it, and getting out before it reverses?

Consider Fibonacci ratios: Mathematical proportions by which moves on a market chart relate to each other. Fibonacci mathematics is an integral part of Elliott wave analysis; Frost & Prechter's classic "Elliott Wave Principle -- Key to Market Behavior" has an entire chapter on it.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How To Use Fibonacci Ratios in Analysis of Commodities and Financial Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat tools help you with the difficult task of identifying the market trend, riding it, and getting out before it reverses?

Consider Fibonacci ratios: Mathematical proportions by which moves on a market chart relate to each other. Fibonacci mathematics is an integral part of Elliott wave analysis; Frost & Prechter's classic "Elliott Wave Principle -- Key to Market Behavior" has an entire chapter on it.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Learn How to Use Bar Patterns to Spot Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo many novice investors, chart patterns might as well be tea leaves. Can they really tell you anything reliable? And even if they can, how in the world do you know what to look for?

Experienced traders know that the answer to the first question is a resounding "yes." As for the second one, we at EWI are all about recognizing chart patterns. To help you get started on this path, we've put together a free Club EWI resource called How to Use Bar Patterns to Spot Trade Setups.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 14, 2011

Five Keys for Traders to Deal with Market Fear / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow comfortable are you dealing with uncertainty?

As volatility and uncertainty increases, so does fear. When our emotions run high, then our decision making process suffers.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Most Important Trading Rule for Buying and Selling / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleVictor Chan Wai-To writes: What is the most important trick for buying and selling stocks? If you can only learn one, then let it be this: only buy a stock when the evidence of strength presents itself, and sell only upon the symptoms of weakness, and in other times, just stay quiet.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, February 03, 2011

How Simple Trendlines Can Make Trading Profits / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. Now through February 7, you can download the 14-page eBook free. Learn more here.

"How to draw a trendline" is one of the first things people learn when they study technical analysis. Typically, they quickly move on to more advanced topics and too often discard this simplest of all technical tools.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Reflexivity And Trend Following / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleVictor Chan Wai writes: George Soros is unarguably the greatest fund manager ever lived who, upon the request to disclose his secret, attributed his success to a market behavior theory he developed himself, which is now famously known as the theory of reflexivity. The basic assumptions of the theory as well as its implications to the formulation of a successful trading strategy will be discussed in this article.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How to Use Trendlines to Improve Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. Now through February 7, you can download the 14-page eBook free. Learn more here.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How a Simple Trend Line Can Improve Your Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy's eBook, Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. Now through February 7, you can download the 14-page eBook free. Learn more here.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreetings Trader,

Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 14-page trading eBook: Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions, by Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Right Side Of Cup Crossover Can Yield Strong Stock Trading Gains / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

All stocks at some point in time will go into a period of consolidation. This is healthy as it allows the stock to digest its gains and set a new area of support from which to eventually move higher.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The 4x1 Forex Trading Strategy in a Nutshell / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleVictor Chan Wai-To writes: It is better to teach a man to fish, than to give him a fish everyday. It is better to teach you one principle that you can understand, than to show you a hundred techniques that you don't know how to apply. Therefore, a great instructional writing does not just lay out the methods, but also an intelligence framework with which you can make the methods you own. In my opinion, the bestseller forex e-book, Bird Watching in Lion Country - Forex Trading Explained, is exactly that kind of material that will help you to be a better trader. Unfortunately, the book is pretty thick so it requires quite some time to digest. Fortunately, here is an alternative: I have summarised the core ideas of the book in one article, and it won't take you ten minutes to capture the very principle to trade currencies successfully.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Really Moves the Financial Markets, News? The Fed? The Real Answers Will Surprise You / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"There is no group more subjective than conventional analysts, who look at the same 'fundamental' news event a war, interest rates, P/E ratio, GDP, economic policy, the Fed’s monetary policy, you name it and come up with countless opposing conclusions. They generally don’t even bother to study the data." -- EWI president Robert Prechter

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stocks Trading for Everyone / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading is awesome!  Everyone should trade stocks.  The benefits that trading brings to anyone who sticks with it are vast.  They spill over into and enrich all aspects of our lives, in a myriad of ways extending far beyond the obvious financial rewards.  And it’s never too late or too early to start learning this fascinating and empowering art.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 02, 2010

How to Trade Markets with Simple Tools / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleImprove your Financial Decision-Making Skills with Guidance from EWI Chief Commodity Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

As a high school freshman, I had a friend over to do math homework after school.  It was cold in the room, so I stood on my chair and jumped up and down to try and bat open a closed heating vent.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How to Spot High Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe "moving average" is a technical indicator which has stood the test of time. Nearly 25 years ago, Robert Prechter described this indicator in his famous essay, "What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful." What he said then remains true today:

"...a simple 10-day moving average of the daily advance-decline net, probably the first indicator a stock market technician learns, can be used as a trading tool, if objectively defined rules are created for its use."

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free eBook teaches you how to apply Moving Averages to your trading or investing / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreetings trader,

Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International (EWI) has just released a free 10-page trading eBook: How You Can Find High-Probability Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages, bySenior AnalystJeffrey Kennedy.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Market Manipulation Is Not Why Most Traders Lose / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

How often have you heard analysts refer to a down day on Wall Street as "traders taking profits"? Sounds great, but the sobering fact is that most traders -- in futures, commodities, or forex -- lose money.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stock Market Trading, How to Be A Better Loser / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs in being grounded in reality. The stock market is a two way street. Sometimes your the bat and sometimes the ball and much like life being a dance so is the stock market.

We can’t tell you how many sites we’ve been to and subscribed to in the past but we can tell you most spend very little time if any talking about their losing trades. Let’s face it there is not a site or investor on this planet who has not gone under water on a trade.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trading Markets Using High Probability Technical Chart Patterns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere's a little known joke among the trading community that goes like this: "A trader walks into a bar... pattern: 'Ouch!' "

Fact is, if you don't know what you're doing, price bar analysis can be a bit "painful." Finding a discernable pattern in their grouping can feel like finding a hair in a hay stack.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quant Trading, The Ever Changing Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTerms:
Q Trading:                 Quant Trading. The Use Of Mathematical Algorithms To Form  And Identify  Successful Investment Strategies.

HFT:                         High Frequency Trading: The Use Of Computers To Provide Trading Execution At Many Times Per Second.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 30, 2010

How Bar Chart Patterns Signal High-probability Trade Setups / Interest-Rates / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere's a little known joke among the trading community that goes like this: "A trader walks into a bar... pattern: 'Ouch!' "

Fact is, if you don't know what you're doing, price bar analysis can be a bit "painful." Finding a discernable pattern in their grouping can feel like finding a hair in a hay stack.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 17, 2010

Learn How to Forecast Markets Using Technical Analysis / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere are two camps of market analysts out there: the fundamental camp and the technical one. Fundamental analysts look at things like the GDP, unemployment, interest rates, etc. to make logical assumptions about where the stock market is going.

Technical analysts use none of that. They look at the market's internals to gauge the trend: things like momentum, trend channels -- and yes, Elliott wave patterns.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Download The Ultimate Technical Analysis 50 Page Ebook / / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Reader,

Today more and more investors are warming to the fact that psychology moves markets and therefore fundamental analysis, which fails to properly measure mass investor psychology, must be flawed.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Information Brokerage in Financial Services / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Elite_E_Services

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis article is largely a response and elaboration on an excellent point made by Nadeem Walayat of Market Oracle about the ‘reason why 90% of traders lose’. Largely, trading is an information brokerage business.  Data collection, storage (classification and identification), and analysis, is the process of decision making of any trade.  Data can be price data, economic data, or other data, used to determine trades, with an expectation of future profit.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Ultimate Technical Analysis Handbook 50 Page Ebook Download / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Reader,

Today more and more investors are warming to the fact that psychology moves markets and therefore fundamental analysis, which fails to properly measure mass investor psychology, must be flawed.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Real Reason Why 90% of Traders Lose, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The failure rate for traders has been consistently put at a high 90% for many decades, this continues despite all of the advances in information technology and the flood of new learning materials, therefore why do 90% of traders still lose ?

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yes, You Can Time the Markets – Here are More Ways! / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Lorimer_Wilson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading without indicators is like running blind and it encourages emotional trading that is the bane of successful investment and speculation. It is hard to know what to buy or sell let alone just when to do prudently. Thank goodness there are indicators available that provide information of stock and index movement of a more immediate nature making life during these times somewhat more bearable.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 12, 2010

7 Common Trading Mistakes To Avoid / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo be a successful trader demands knowledge.

If you'd prefer to become an unsuccessful trader, you can start by making the following common trading mistakes, detailed by a professional who spent 25 years in portfolio management, trading and forecasting in the financial capital of the world, New York City.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Free 32-page Trading eBook - Learn a powerful 'Ready, Aim, Fire' approach to trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFree Trading eBook from Elliott Wave International: Get practical and actionable trading lessons from an experienced trader and trading instructor (details below). Learn more.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

How to Spot Winning Trades with Smart Scan / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn today's video we share with you how to use one of the many features in MarketClub, our Smart Scan technology. Using Smart Scan, you can easily spot winning stocks, futures, precious metals, and currencies that meet one of 24 preset scanning criteria, including uptrends or downtrends.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yes, You Can Time the Market – Here’s How! / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Lorimer_Wilson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe trend is your friend and this article reviews the 7 most popular trend indicators to help you make an extensive and in-depth assessment of whether you should be buying or selling stocks, bonds, ETFs, gold or silver for your portfolio. If ever there was a “cut and save” investment advisory this article is it.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scaling into Trades for Profits / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Banister

At Active Trading Partners, we believe that nobody can predict exact bottoms nor tops, but we can certainly come close. In light of that belief, we “scale in” to our preferred trade set ups using 1/3 tranches at a time. Using our backdrop of looking for waterfall decline entry points for reversal profits, we add in some Elliott Wave theory and Fibonacci figures to mix up our recipe.  As we see a trade set up coming around the bend, we begin to “Scale In” to our trades as each Fibonacci or Wave pattern is reached.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Two-Bar Pattern that Points to Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome people like to get outside on the weekends, maybe playing tennis or working in the yard. Some people like to visit their friends or cook a big meal or go out to see a movie. And some people who are passionate about their work -- such as Elliott Wave International's futures analyst Jeffrey Kennedy -- like to stare at hundreds of price charts on their computer screen to find patterns that point to trade setups. We used to worry for his health but not anymore, because he's been doing it for years and he comes up with some neat stuff. A case in point is his discovery of a two-bar pattern that he named the Popgun. Find out more in this excerpt from the Club EWI eBook, called How to Use Bar Patterns to Spot Trade Setups.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, June 14, 2010

How To Trade Stocks and Indices Cup With Handle Patterns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith regards to cup and handles, it helps to know what exactly the components of a cup and handle pattern are. Before you can have a completed cup, you have to have the left side of a cup (usually some sort of downtrend or pulling back chart action). Then comes the bottom of a cup (sideways consolidation, double bottoms, etc.). After that it’s what we call coming up the right side of the cup. The latter is the area we want to key in on today.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 06, 2010

This Stocks Short Sell Pattern Is All You Need To Know / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Grandey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne classic and often explosive short-sell pattern we want to be on the lookout for is that of a First Thrust Down, Snapback Rally Bombs away pattern. Below is one such example with more further in this post.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Robert Prechter's 6 Critical Money-Making Rules for Investors / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFace the facts -- investing isn't easy. If it was, everyone would be successful. Successful investing takes hard work and discipline. Famed financial analyst Robert Prechter has identified the 6 critical rules successful investors follow. Learning the rules is the easy part -- putting them into action is what will make you a success. Download Prechter's free 30-page report, Six Critical Money-Making Rules for Investors, now.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to Spot Trading Opportunities Free Ebook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear reader,

Elliott Wave International's free 47-Page eBook, How to Spot Trading Opportunities, is only available free for another 48 hours. Don't miss out on this valuable resource, created from the $129 two-volume set of the same name. The offer expires Friday, April 23. Learn more here and download your free eBook.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Raising The BAR: Bar Patterns & Trading Opportunities / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow a 3-in-1 formation in cotton "triggered" the January selloff

For Elliott Wave International's chief commodity analyst Jeffrey Kennedy, the single most important thing for a trader to have is STYLE-- and no, we're not talking business casual versus sporty chic. Trading "style," as in any of the following: top/bottom picker, strictly technical, cyclical, or pattern watcher.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blaming "Market Manipulators" For Losses is a Huge Obstacle to Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

To win, you must accept the fact that losses are part of the game.

In 1984, Elliott Wave International's founder and president Robert Prechter won the U.S. Trading Championship, setting a new all-time profit record of 444.4% in a monitored real-money options account in 4 months. In the average 4-month contest, over 75% of contestants, mostly professionals, fail to report profits.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, April 02, 2010

Jim Rogers' Trading Secret / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDan Ferris writes: If you're a trader, you're a loser.

That's what a Journal of Finance study found.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Market Club 2 Week Trial Instant Access Worth $449 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhether you watch tv, listen to the radio, or read any of the major financial newspapers, you've seen or heard about the powerful tool MarketClub. Today I've been given some insider news...they're opening up a 2 week trial availiable for only a few days! What is normally priced at $449.00, you can have access to for nothing!

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 29, 2010

How to Apply Fibonacci Math to Real-World Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFibonacci Techniques for Math Geeks -- and Everyone Else, Too - The word Fibonacci (pronounced fib-oh-notch-ee) can draw either blank stares or an enthusiastic response. There's hardly any in-between ground. But for those who ask how an esoteric mathematical relationship can apply to price charts and trading, here's a quick lesson. Everyone who uses Elliott wave analysis will sooner or later want to try using Fibo techniques, and Elliott Wave International's Jeff Kennedy has written about five of them in a Trader's Classroom column. For an example of why people are so fascinated by Fibonacci, read part of Kennedy's article here:

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Successful Day Trading Brief / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Christopher_Quigley

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJudging from the contents of an increasing number of emails more and more investors are choosing to "actively" trade the market rather than simply "buy and hold" it. In the main, this is due to the fact that in a bear market the latter strategy creates losses that are difficult to accept long term. However another reason is that with limited business opportunity available investors are seeking "income" rather than capital gain from their investments.

Accordingly I set out below some parameters to help these new "traders" avoid the worse pitfalls and hopefully guide them towards the mindset required for long term success.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Video on How to Day Trade Spot Gold & Stock Indexes / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week was an exciting one for intra-day traders who follow the spot gold and major stock indexes.  Actually, since early November 2009 the market has been performing very well for us.

As we all know the market is consistently changing its price patterns and momentum from up, sideways to down, which in turn affects everyone’s trading results for any given month.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Paper Trading Is Only Useful For Testing of Your Methodology / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaper Trading Is NOT What Will Teach You To Trade

This is an excerpt from Elliott Wave International's free Club EWI resource, "What a Trader Really Needs to be Successful" -- a classic Special Report by EWI's president Robert Prechter.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, February 26, 2010

Use Bar Chart Patterns To Spot Trade Setups / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow a 3-in-1 chart formation in cotton foresaw the January selloff

By Nico Isaac

For Elliott Wave International's chief commodity analyst Jeffrey Kennedy, the single most important thing for a trader to have is STYLE-- and no, we're not talking business casual versus sporty chic. Trading "style," as in any of the following: top/bottom picker, strictly technical, cyclical, or pattern watcher.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, February 12, 2010

How to Spot the Big Stock and Commodity Market Trends / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEvery trader and investor I know would love to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. The reality is that this is not a winning solution, nor is it possible to do this on a consistent basis.

What we look for at MarketClub is to catch the sweet spot of the trend. The sweet spot is the 70% to 80% that's in the middle of a trend.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, February 07, 2010

How to Trade IntraDay Gold and SP500 Stocks Index / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week was an incredible week for trading the intraday charts. With rising volume and volatility prices began to move up or down for extended periods of time allowing traders to profit from these powerful short term price swings.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Educational ETF’s, Futures & CFD’s Low Risk Trading Setups Explained / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI thought I would put this more detailed report on finding and trading low risk setups for gold, silver, oil indexes etc…. In short it does not matter what time frame you trade with or if you trade exchange traded funds, futures contracts or CFD’s (contract of difference).

This type of trading setup works for virtually every investment but I mainly focus on trading: Gold Futures, Gold ETFs, Gold CFD’s, and the SP500 & Dow 30 futures, ETF’s and CFD’s as I find they are very accurate and profitable.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

How to Consistently Make Money Trading Financial Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the things that I am hearing more and more these days is that traders are not making money consistently.

Do you know anyone with this challenge? Do you know them intimately?

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to use the TICK for an Stock Market Trading Entry Point / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Marty_Chenard

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf you have ever looked at the TICK, it pretty much looks like "noise". With extremely lengthy bars on minute to daily data, it seems like useless data to many. Chart 1 below is an example of TICK data.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Secret to Making Millions Trading Stocks / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTom Dyson writes: The secret I'm going to share with you today is probably the single most important factor in determining the success of stock market traders. If you can master it, you can make millions in the stock market.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Why The Small System Trader Fails / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom – BERGEN EVANS Author and Professor

Those of you that follow this blog know that I am a big fan of a definitive trading plan. Having a plan however, does not equate to success, there are still limitations. One limitation is the small account. Unfortunately, the small account has many more obstacles to overcome to be successful than the large account. Let’s take a look at why that is the case.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Why Do Traders Lose? Five Five Fatal Flaws of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleClose to ninety percent of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit – and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that?

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Download Fibonacci Trading Ebook Worth $79 For Free / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElliott Wave International has extended their "downloading deadline" for their free 42-Page eBook, How You Can Identify Turning Points Using Fibonacci. The eBook, created from the $129 two-volume set of the same name, is now available free until December 7, 2009. Learn more.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Research in Commodity Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

There are those in the camp that successful commodity trading can be achieved from research. Honestly I am in the camp of being a trend follower…having no opinions..and simply reacting to price with a strong focus on risk. The approach of trend following is not looked upon as favorably as one who looks at the fundamentals and spends countless hours researching. A simple question however… even after the research…who says the researcher is right…or if the trade will work? I would tend to believe 50/50 however many disagree ( I guess this is what makes a market…we all can’t agree).

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mistakes in Commodity Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Really…how do I count the ways… ( I believe I have seen them all…as well as all of them that I made in my career)? However I believe the greatest mistake in life is to give up… Possibly the greatest mistake in commodity trading is to give up. In all reality…Commodity trading is the hardest ..yet easiest thing to do. I have seen countless commodity traders give up during a draw down. I have heard the markets changed…the system does not work any more…or simply…I am tired of losing money.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Courage and Knowledge in Commodity & Forex Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation regarding courage and knowledge in commodity & forex trading. If you have been reading my blog you probably know my favorite two words for success in commodity trading are…Discipline and Patience…

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Randomness of Commodity Trading Advisors Returns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

The reality is there exists a great deal of correlation between trend following commodity trading advisors… But there are always a difference in their returns…Many times because I have managed accounts I see a great overlap. It seems virtually every commodity trading advisor had the sugar trade. The sugar trade was a perfect setup. It was a low volatile period and for whatever reason sugar went upwards. The same can be argued for so many commodity trading advisors were short the US dollar.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wheres Does the Money Sit When Commodity Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Too many investors forget to ask this very important question when trading commodities. In many cases commodity traders leave money in segregated accounts at their Futures commission merchant. As well there are cash management companies. In order to survive in these trying times …using the words of Andy Grove… ” The Paranoid Survive”. I am paranoid…in my trading with my partners in our commodity pool…as well as I am paranoid when I allocate to other commodity trading advisors. As Nissim Taleb has brought out in his book…Fooled by randomness anything can happen and for that fact I prepare for it.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Stock Market Timing / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Guy_Lerner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEveryone tries to time the market to some degree. Just the acts of buying and selling are exercises in market timing. We want the best price, and I don't know anyone who can argue with that. We all want to buy low and sell high, and we all want to do it over and over again. The problem is that, like hitting a baseball, market timing is not a feat that can be done by everybody, and even the best must accept that they won't be successful most of the time.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Commodity and Forex Trading Mistakes / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading mistakes are common in commodity and forex trading. I became involved with my partners in order to learn from the mistakes of other commodity traders (and plenty of my own mistakes). In my opinion after being involved in commodity trading and trend following the basis of trading mistakes all boil down to three issues.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Preparation List For Trading Commodities or Forex / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Regardless if you are new to commodities (or forex) or if you have traded them in the past without much success and want to make a fresh start with either a commodity trading advisor or even a mechanical trading system … examine this preparation list to really determine if you are truly ready to begin trading commodities ( or forex).

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Indians Are Gathering Wood / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it – WINSTON CHURCHILL

Have you ever noticed that all the Wall Street firms are within pennies of each other when forecasting earnings? Have you ever noticed that they are all wrong (and occasionally right) at the same time? I doubt seriously if this is coincidence. It is more likely, that because they spend a lot of time speaking with each other, and reading the same numbers, they come to the same conclusions. It’s a variation on the old “circular argument” in philosophy.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Doing the Hard Thing In Commodity Trading! / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Too many books and blogs seem to make commodity trading and forex trading seem so easy… The truth can not be further from this…Successful trading is so hard… It is a truly a mental battle..There is no easy money in commodity trading….. You earn it..( that is if you truly want it ). There is only one person that can control your success… that is you.. Regardless if you trade yourself…or if you allocate to a commodity trading advisor. The end of the day..You are responsible!

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Margin to Equity in Commodity Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

One of the major issues to long term success in commodity trading or forex trading is to know what is the right amount of capital for ones portfolio. The issues are if do not trade aggressively enough you will not obtain results and vice versa if you trade too aggressively you will stand the chance of blowing up. So what is the happy medium?

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Get in Synch with the Market, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

In our fast paced computer age of easily placed online stop and limit orders across a multitude of markets has meant that traders like never before have removed themselves from the price action where the focus is invariably on the latest indicator, tool or theory to analyse what will happen next rather than spending time actually watching and imprinting the price action in real time onto ones brain.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Time Frames In Commodity Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

In Commodity trading there are countless answers that need to be answered. The good news…is you get to decide…the bad news is that most commodity traders, stock traders or even forex traders never think of all the questions they need to answer and do not develop a trading plan. If you truly want to succeed in commodity trading you need to develop your trading plan…or you have another choice…look to invest with a commodity trading advisor in which you understand his/her methodology and how they approach risk.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Free Email Stock and Commodity Markets Trading Course / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFirst of all I want to thank you for having me as a guest today!

My name is Adam Hewison. You might want to Google Me to confirm what I am about to share with you.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Black Swan Insights, Confusing Design And Discovery / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen it comes to the things that count, we humans don’t like to admit that we live in a world we know very little about. We also have a tendency to place a premium on the little that we know, and discount the larger amount that we don’t know.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dead Sure Or Just Plain Dead / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Before you attempt to beat the odds, be sure you could survive the odds beating you -LARRY KERSTEN, AMERICAN SOCIOLOGIST

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zen Lessons in Market Analysis, Trading and Forecasts / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Everything, including the market, is ultimately empty of a separate self. One market can only be understood and analyzed in the context of other markets and conditions. Supply and demand, in particular, should not be considered in isolation."

Long time Outside the Box readers are quite familiar with Dr. John Hussman, as he is a frequent choice for this column. But this week I think he has written one of his bests essays ever. He cleverly weaves in quotes from a Zen master who is his friend and gives us a very fresh look at market analysis. This is a thought piece and you should set aside some time to absorb the lessons. You will be well rewarded.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Financial Markets 50 Year Roller Coaster Ride Insights / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Richard Russell began publishing Dow Theory Letters in 1958, and he has been writing the Letters ever since (never once having skipped a Letter). Dow Theory Letters is the oldest service continuously written by one person in the business.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Holy Grail of Trading, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Theories, methodologies and systems abound that purport to be the holy grail of trading, the usual tendency is towards ever greater complexity where the reader just needs to commit that bit further before they 'get it' usually by which time many years have passed and the shelves are full of materials, an example of this is found in Gann Analysis, yes W.D. Gann was an legendary trader from the pre-war era but even more so he was a legendary publisher of books, trading materials, courses, and letters.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

How to Learn to Trade, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

How to Learn to Trade?

From technical analysis books ? , website's ? magazines ? trading guru's ?

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Don't Think Too Much, Nadeem Walayat's Trading Lesson's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Don't THINK too MUCH !

Don't get lost in reasons of why the market must move, rather focus on what the market is doing on the price charts! As you are trading the PRICE CHART and NOT the fundamental DATA! They can and DO move in OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Do you Really Want to Succeed in Commodity Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Ed Seykota has said that we all get out of the markets what we want. What does he mean by this? Some people want excitement but hopefully you want to succeed and compound your money. This is what I want to continue to do.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Do You Know What is Your Risk Tolerance When Commodity Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

What is your risk tolerance?

Most people that I know don’t think about risk tolerance, this is why they do not even know where this threshold is in commodity trading. The fact is most people actually hate to lose money no matter how small the amount is. This is one of the reasons that many want to be commodity traders never succeed.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Garbage In – Garbage Out / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Like any other effort in science, the back test can vary from shallow and useless to very useful. It is a matter of the quality of information that forms the test. A shallow back test, and the discipline to stick with it, is a recipe for disaster.   

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

You Say Goodbye And I Say Hello / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

What we see depends mainly on what we look for - JOHN LUBBOCK

In his book The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama notes a Greek fable on perspective. 

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Robert Prechter's Five Tips for How To Trade Successfully / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTake it from the person who won the United States Trading Championship with profits of more than 440% in 1984 – there are five things that every successful trader needs to know how to do:

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Monday, October 05, 2009

One of the Reasons Commodity Traders Fail / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

There are many reasons commodity traders or even stock market investors fail.

Read this email that was sent to me. This is an example of one of the main reasons for failure.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Come Out Of Your Shell (Part 2) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

So if you can teach someone to trade, why is it that all the turtles didn’t succeed, let alone have returns similar to one another?

Michael Covel, author of   “The Complete Turtle Trader”, gives an explanation. “Some Turtles like Jerry Parker have chosen a path of less risk and less return. Some like Tom Shanks have stayed true to their higher risk/reward roots. Even though they have made different choices they are BOTH still trend following Turtle traders!”

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

I’m a loser and proud of it / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

My 10 year old nephew Kevin paid me a visit this week. I thought he would enjoy meeting the guys I work with, so I brought him into the office one day. After looking at the screens and watching the prices go up and down, he asked, “How do you make money from all this?”

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Friday, October 02, 2009

The Importance of Financial Market Traders Not Adding to Losing Positions / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe day was more or less like any other trading day...full of thrills, chills, panic, elation, some "high-fiving" and some "what is happening here?"
 
Then he appeared.  It was the first time I had seen him, but the look in his eyes was familiar.  It was not sad, not happy--- just empty.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

How a Kid With a Ruler Can Make a Million - A Lesson in Drawing and Using Trendlines / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeffrey Kennedy writes: The following article is adapted from a brand-new 50-page ebook from Elliott Wave International. Learn more about The Ultimate Technical Analysis Handbook, and download your free copy here.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to Make a Million Trading Financial Markets Using Trendlines / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday more and more investors are warming to the fact that psychology moves markets and therefore fundamental analysis, which fails to properly measure mass investor psychology, must be flawed.

Who can blame them? After all, fundamental analysis -- based on past company earnings, rating agency projections and the like -- proved to be of little value during the bust.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Learn the Most Powerful Trading Tools Including Elliott Wave Theory, MACD, Fibonacci / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Today more and more investors are warming to the fact that psychology moves markets and therefore fundamental analysis, which fails to properly measure mass investor psychology, must be flawed.

Who can blame them? After all, fundamental analysis -- based on past company earnings, rating agency projections and the like -- proved to be of little value during the bust.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

I Like My Information Sliced Thin / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Painting can’t be taught, only found – PICASSO

I was watching the New England Patriot/Buffalo Bills game last night, and it dawned on me just how good professional football players are at adapting to unforeseen changes to their game plan. When necessary, professionals (in any game) will act out of instinct without hesitation. They know it’s crucial to trust yourself when your game plan is threatened, otherwise no decisions are made.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Simple? Yes - Easy? No / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Some will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon - THOMAS BLOUNT

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wealth Building and Wealth Preservation / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Wealth building is one issue…and is hard to accomplish.
Wealth preservation in todays economy is probably much harder to accomplish.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Robert Prechter's Five Tips for How To Trade Successfully / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTake it from the person who won the United States Trading Championship with profits of more than 440% in 1984 – there are five things that every successful trader needs to know how to do:

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

How to Spot Financial Market Trading Opportunities Free Ebook / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElliott Wave International has just released a free 47-Page eBook, How to Spot Trading Opportunities. Created from the $129 two-volume set of the same name, it’s available free until September 23, 2009. Learn more.
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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Get the Teachings that Hedge Funds Pay For / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

When major hedge funds need advice they turn to Dan Gramza for the help they need to turn their financial situation around. Today you have the same access to Dan that the big players pay money for... but you get it complimentary!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Two Brains Are Better Than One / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

I dream of painting, and then I paint my dream - Vincent Van Gogh

Even though my father would say on occasion that I didn’t have a brain in my head, I found out later that I actually have two.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why System Trading Is Ultimately Discretionary / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

Successful system trading, in spite of the financial rewards, can be frustrating.  A quantified mechanical model will take many decisions off the table.  Yet, various issues, particularly the psychological approach to the issues, will always be in play.
Ed Seykota in the book, “Market Wizards,” writes, “Systems trading is ultimately discretionary.  The manager still has to decide how much risk to accept, which markets to play, and how aggressively to increase the trading base as a function of equity change.  These decisions are quite important, often more important than trade timing.&

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Commodity and Futures Trading 1-2-3 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

I would like to start with a simple yet very powerful concept. I am sure that over time we will elaborate much further on this simple concept but it seems appropriate to start here.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Why Some Traders Are Successful And Most Are Not / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Charles_Maley

I think successful traders realize a few important things that escape the failures. It doesn’t seem to matter if they trade discretionary or with systems, they all seem to know that the market is the boss. They are defensive and have a great deal of respect for risk. They all tend to manage risk and let reward take care of itself. The failures are for the most part completely focused on the reward, usually at the expense of risk.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Are These 4 Emotional Pitfalls Sabotaging Your Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeffrey Kennedy writes: The following is an excerpt from Jeffrey Kennedy’s Trader’s Classroom Collection. Now through August 17, Elliott Wave International is offering a special 45-page Best Of Trader’s Classroom eBook, free.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Corporate Bond Interest Rate Spreads Key to Stock Market Rally Continuing / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWant to know where the S&P 500 (SPY) is headed? The corporate bond market likely holds the answer.

So far this year, investment grade debt sales are on a record pace according to the article Blackstone Group to Sell Debt as Investment-Grade Spreads Widen.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Investment Strategy 101: One Trend to Bet On / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOld trading axioms, “the trend is your friend” or “never bet against the trend,” are more useful today than ever before.

The day-to-day action on Wall Street has been commandeered by a small group of investors and individual investors are getting left in the dust.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Trend Following Success- Intelligence or Discipline / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

seem to have this discussion quit often. In order to achieve success in the commodity markets or forex markets does one need to have a higher level of intelligence than most. Past experience has proven this not to be the case. Example after example both public as well as in our brokerage have proven this to me.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Zero Sum Nature of Commodites and Forex Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

There are many that do not understand that commodity trading and forex trading are a zero sum game. In other words in order for one forex or commodity trader to benefit ( make money) another trader loses money. It is very clear to me after all these years of commodity trading. Consistent winning commodity traders can only profit to the vast extent that other traders or speculators are willing to lose. Wait a minute..what does it mean “willing to lose”.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Every so often …You get the key to the Stock Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAll the best,Every so often something comes along in the financial world that is very special. Today is one of those days.

The good news is it’s coming from a world class company that has being on the web since 1995, so you know it’s valid.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Accuracy Versus Returns in Commodity Trading & Forex Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

There are many novice traders in commodity trading & forex trading that feel they need to have accuracy higher than 70% or even 80%. This is absolutely inaccurate. These are the same inexperienced traders that believe that they can have an automated forex holy grail system.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trend Following in the Forex Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI want to speak this morning with the idea of trend following in the forex markets and how to use forex signals. There is no magic to trend following in the forex markets. It is not easy however. The magic is using one of the time tested simple forex systems such as Donchian breakout. The Donchian breakout has been around since the 1940s.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trading Rules, Pajamas and Profits / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Most traders come to the markets because they see a way to break from the 9-5 routine. They want to make their own decisions, say” bye bye” to working for the boss man (or woman), set their own time schedules and routines. There is a magnetic attraction to the idea that you can make money, sitting in your pajamas, typing on a keyboard and doing what is called “playing” the markets. Playing at home in pajamas…sounds like a teenage slumber party with lots of fun, doesn’t it?

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Three Phases of a Trader's Education: Psychology, Money Management, Method / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Jeffrey Kennedy writes: The following is an excerpt from Jeffrey Kennedy’s Trader’s Classroom Collection. Now through August 10, Elliott Wave International is offering a special 45-page Best Of Trader’s Classroom eBook, free.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Critical Lessons Every Trader Should Know / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear reader,

Since 1999, Elliott Wave International senior analyst and trading instructor Jeffrey Kennedy has produced dozens of Traders Classroom lessons exclusively for his subscribers. After several requests to share these lessons and heated debate over which are the very best of the best, we've identified the 14 critical lessons every trader should know.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Technical Stock Index Trading Tips from Dan Gramza / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHello everyone, this is Dan Gramza and welcome to Gramza Market Studies Technical Tip.

Well today we're going to be talking about selling rallies. Now what does it mean when people say, "sell the rally" when you want to get into a trade? Or they sell a pull back? Or you hear things like,"The Trend Is Your Friend?"

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Friday, July 17, 2009

What is Riskier The Stock Markets or Commodity Trading? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe question always comes up what is riskier, the Stock Markets or commodity trading? Firstly both are, but what I have an issue with is that the initial response when one hears that I am a commodity trading advisor or involved in commodity trading is that is RISKY.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trading Financial Markets Using Elliott Wave's Pattern Recognition Techniques / Stock-Markets / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGary Grimes writes: The following article is adapted from market analysis by Elliott Wave International Chief Commodity Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy. Now through July 22, Jeffrey Kennedy’s daily, intermediate, and long-term forecasts for up to 18 markets are free via EWI’s FreeWeek. Learn more here.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Futures Trading & Trading Strategies / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

In regard to futures trading as well as the trading strategies that can assist you in trying to get to your goals,mechanical trend following approaches are what we use in my daily trading of our commodity pool. Hopefully you have read my other posts, there is no holy grail. This is hard work every day or you can invest with a commodity trading advisor in which you understand how he trades.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Decisions Process in Trend Following & Commodity Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

To the inexperienced, the decisions process in trend following & commodity trading should be complicated. Since I have been involved in commodity trading since 1994, I have seen what stands the chance of succeeding over the long term and what does not. Besides being a Commodity trading advisor with a commodity pool I work as an AP ( associated person at a brokerage firm). I became an AP not to solicit business but to get a first hand over view who has succeeded ,who has not and what they were doing right.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Commodity Trading & Trend Following Mechanical Systems / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the biggest differences in commodity trading is that many successful commodity trading advisors use trend following mechanical systems. Of course there are other commodity trading advisors that use pattern recognition …counter trend as well as basic fundamental analysis to base their decisions.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, July 10, 2009

How Trade Triangles Can Help You Trade in the ETF Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Today we will be looking at our trade triangle technology and how it can help you time the ETF markets successfully.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Do You Understand Commodity Trading & Trend Following? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

So you want to be involved in Commodity trading and trend following. You realize the benefits of liquidity and transparency in commodity trading & trend following. You realize that potentially you can protect your net worth from the potential of inflation. I really should not even say potential, with all the money that was printed by governments all over the world to me it would be a 6th sigma event if it does not happen.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, July 06, 2009

What Ed Seykota Knows about Commodity Trading & Trend Following / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Andrew_Abraham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf you have read Market Wizards you would have read about Ed Seykota and his legendary commodity trading & trend following. Ed Seykota started trading commodities at relatively a young age.To put into perspective Seykota’s commodity trading results are in the ball park of 60% per annum from 1990 to 2000. He never advertised his services and was very selective in taking clients on.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, July 06, 2009

Charting Perspective - Upward Wedge Puzzle - What USA Index is this? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Garry_Abeshouse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following charts are all of the same USA Index.
This index represents one of the most important market sectors in the USA and as you can see, it has an interesting history.
The price patterns displayed are well defined and the upward wedges on the daily chart are typical of ones
common at the moment over a broad spectrum of the USA equity market.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, June 26, 2009

Five Fatal Flaws of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeffrey Kennedy writes: Close to ninety percent of all traders lose money. The remaining ten percent somehow manage to either break even or even turn a profit – and more importantly, do it consistently. How do they do that?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trading Financial Markets "The Holy Grail" / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Angelo_Campione

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the years I've traded with many different trading systems on many different markets and generally lost money with all of them sooner or later. I couldn't work out why I'd do ok to start with and then give back all the gains and more. It was quite a roller coaster ride.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, June 15, 2009

Trading Financial Markets Around the Block / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

He that lives upon hope will die fasting… Benjamin Franklin

A man had constant dizzy spells and searched everywhere to find a cure.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, May 22, 2009

Successful Financial Markets Day Trading Brief / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJudging from the contents of an increasing number of emails more and more investors are choosing to "actively" trade the market rather than "buy and hold." In the main, this is due to the fact that in a bear market the latter strategy creates losses that are difficult to accept long term. However another reason is that with limited business opportunity available investors are seeking "income" rather than capital gain from their investments.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How to Trade Using Intra-Day Charts to Find Low Risk Entry Points In Any Market / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this short video, I will show you how to use intra-day charts to time low-risk entry points in any market that has an established trend. In this example, I am looking at a 30-minute chart of July crude oil (CL.N09). With all of my indicators in a positive trend for crude oil, I am looking for low risk entry levels where we can add to, or institute new positions.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, April 17, 2009

How to Beat the 10 Pitfalls of Trading Stocks, Commodities and Futures / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe hear staggering statistics that approximately 95% of traders fail in their ability to consistently profit from the markets.

What are the 10 major mistakes that these traders make that cost them dearly?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mechanics of Short Selling, Naked Short Selling and Synthetic Short Selling / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: John_Olagues

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is much in the media these days about short selling, naked short selling and the "uptick rule."  Some claim that naked short sellers collude with "Rumor Mongers" to collapse stock like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and so on. There is little in the media about the specific mechanics of short selling or the concept of synthetic short selling.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

How Using Fibonacci Can Make You Rich / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou may have heard about Fibonacci, the man who discovered a set of numbers who that have a major affect on the market. So who is this Fibonacci fellow, and why are his findings so important in the market place?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Using Elliott Wave to Enhance ETF Trading Returns / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Weekly_Wizards

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat‘s your intermediate-term view of the market?

We ended March on a good note, with the panic behind us. I do believe we're going to see some higher levels ahead.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Key To Trading Success: Ignore Nature's Laws? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: EWI

The following is excerpted from Robert Prechter's Independent Investor eBook . The 75-page eBook is a compilation of some of the New York Times bestselling author's writings that challenge conventional financial market assumptions. Visit Elliott Wave International to download the eBook, free .

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trading Trap #6- Failure to Understand Your Relationship with Money / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRepeatedly...I have sold a stock while it was still rising---and that has been one reason why I have held onto my fortune. Many a time, I might have made a good deal more by holding a stock, but I would also have been caught in the fall when the price of the stock collapsed... Bernard Baruch

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InvestorEducation

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Three Big Questions for Apprentice Traders / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

In ourselves are triumphs and defeat… Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tolstoy's story “The Emperor's Three Questions” poses three questions:

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Technical Analysis: Spotting Profitable Trading Signals in the Price Charts / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleImagine you're in your favorite restaurant enjoying a nice dinner. All of a sudden a beautiful young lady jumps up on the table and starts dancing even though there is no music.

Would that get your attention?

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InvestorEducation

Friday, February 20, 2009

Learn to Trade Using Stop Losses to Lock in Profits (Video) / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis little trading tip can and will make a difference in your trading results in 2009.

Stops are enormously important part of a traders arsenal of trading tools. Some traders confirm that stops are the most important part of their trading armour.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, February 07, 2009

How to Identify and Trade Big Market Moves Using MarketClub Alerts / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHello, this is Adam Hewison. I'm very excited about today's video. My new video is only seven minutes long, but shows you how to use MarketClub's Alert Tool to catch big moves. It's no surprise that it is titled, "How to catch the big moves using MarketClub Alerts." I think it's the right title as we have seen some tremendous moves that you would have caught using our Alert Tool.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 30, 2009

Trading with Fibonacci, the Best Kept Market Secret / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTwo months ago, I wrote a blog on Fibonacci that many people are still talking about. This timeless lesson I learned over 30 years ago in the pits of Chicago is one that I still use today.

How this amazing Italian mathematician figured this out is way beyond my pay scale, but I can say without hesitation that it works.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Contrarian's Viewpoint Of Technical Analysis In Today's World / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFred Carach writes: When I broke into the stock market in 1961 if you wanted to learn technical analysis you were immediately pointed to Edwards & Magee's book," Technical Analysis Of Stock Trends" which was the bible of the industry from its first edition in 1948 until its last edition in the 1970s. Of course technical analysis really got its formal start with the publication of the famous "Dow Theory" in a series of articles written by Charles Dow in the Wall Street Journal between 1900 and 1902.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Trading Trap #5- Failure to Keep Studying, Learning and Growing / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn... Alvin Toffler (Future Shock)

This trap is one of my favorites because it embodies the idea of continual enrichment of self as critical to success as a trader or investor. It is a recurring and powerful theme in my writing, and this is just a snippet.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 16, 2009

Basic Parameters of Successful Day Trading and CFD's / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDue to the lack of alternative employment opportunities, more folk than ever are turning to day trading to try to earn a living. Increasingly I am getting emails asking for advice and guidance. I have been teaching a course in investment and trading for the past 10 years and if there is one thing I try to communicate broadly is that before you embrace this arena you must become educated, informed and aware. As one of my students once quoted; "I now have come to realise that this is perhaps one of the hardest ways to make easy money".

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InvestorEducation

Friday, January 09, 2009

How to Spot Winning Trades in 2009 / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this online video, our first of 2009, Adam Hewison explains how to spot winning trades using MarketClub's Smart scan technology.

Adam also explains in detail a specific trade that he thinks is worth watching in the New Year.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 19, 2008

Trading Trap #4- Failure to Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail" - Benjamin Franklin

Ladies and Gentlemen---welcome to Flying Blind Airlines. We hope you enjoy your trip today from Phoenix to Vancouver. We wish to remind you that the pilot has very few navigational aids, no instrument panel, no co-pilot, and no flight plan and will be flying by the seat of his pants. Alcohol ( lots of alcohol) will be served.

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Financial Markets Pullback Trading Secret / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI can honestly say that 30 years ago I learned how to trade the markets in the pits of Chicago.

It was there, in one of those sweaty, tumultuous, in your face trading pits, that I learned one of the most valuable trading secrets in the world.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 12, 2008

Trading Trap #3- Failure to Master Your Emotions / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article(aka Your Rat Brain Is Out To Get You) - When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion" - Dale Carnegie

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

How To Handle The Turbulence Of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith markets having their biggest turbulences, how are you handling your trading?

These days, we are witnessing the common modes of operation: Fear and Panic. People are worried about their future. They are thinking, “How can I pay my mortgage, my children’s college expenses and what is happening to my retirement account?”

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trading Markets Trap #1 Failure to Preserve Financial and Neuropsychiatric Capital / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWHY YOU WIN AND WHY YOU LOSE: TRADING TRAPS AND HOW TO GET OUT OF THEM

Estimates are that 75-95% of all traders lose all their trading capital in the first year, and only about 5-10% of those that get into trading are able to stay profitable on a consistent basis after 5 years. This is not encouraging. However, since the majority of people tend to be overconfident, most believe that they are not going to be among the casualties.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trading Crude Oil Using Trade Triangles / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

I just finished a new educational trading video on crude oil. This short video shows you all the Q3 trading signals that took place in this market. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. With gains of over 20,750 per contract, I think you'll understand why we are so excited about our "Trade Triangle" technology and this video.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How to Trade Plunging 'Cheap' Financial Markets Video / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRushing into any market because it looks inexpensive or cheap is not the way to trade. Often times when you see weakness in the market, it means that the market is headed lower. The market we are looking at today is a classic case of a market that should have gone up (which it did), and then it turned dramatically lower.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How to Handle the Quicksand of Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the past few weeks, have you felt like you were in quicksand?

By the markets' volatility causing a lot of uncertainly and P&L swings, does it feel like the harder you try, the worse things get?

Do you feel overwhelmed?

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InvestorEducation

Friday, August 29, 2008

Financial Markets Trading and the Olympic Games / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI am fascinated to watch the Olympic Games. Athletes from all over the world come together and compete with each other. As you might have noticed, sometimes the winner surprises everyone. It is not the one who is most talented or most favored…

I was watching women's gymnastics. The two top teams were China and the U.S. After the 4th rotation, it seemed that the U.S. would win the gold medal.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stock Market Forecasting Made Simple / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Mike_Stathis

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy now I hope you're beginning to see how things play out in a bubble meltdown. If you didn't learn how the drama, deceit, panic and denial pummeled the market piece by piece during the dotcom bubble collapse, you have a chance to learn first hand from the current implosion in the real estate driven credit bubble. You would be wise to learn the typical course of these asset blow outs since it appears as if the Fed intends to keep creating bubbles and letting them implode as its only way to create reasonable, but fictitious GDP growth.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, July 04, 2008

The 5 C's of Trading Consistency / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

How many times have you heard that one of the keys to trading success is consistency?

Probably too many times. Well, it is true.

How do you define trading consistency? What are the elements of it?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Trading Doctor- The Danger of Overconfidence / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere are two kinds of people that lose money: those that know nothing and those that know everything. With two Nobel Prize winners in the house, Long Term Capital Management fits the second case…R. Lenzner, Forbes Magazine, October 19, 1998

Once upon a time there was a secretive hedge fund called Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM). Over a period of four years—from 1994-1998 this hedge fund returned approximately 40% per year. Then, in 1998, the LTCM portfolio dropped from US$100 billion to US$600 million. In order to avoid a potential market crash the U.S. Federal Reserve organized a consortium of investment banks to take over LTCM's positions in various financial instruments. The failure of LTCM is a cautionary tale about hubris, arrogance, overconfidence and the limits of modern financial theory.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Trigger Trading- Strategic Command and Control / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Joseph_Russo

Traders Quandary in Finding a Consistent and Accurate Edge: When considering the implied benefits of obtaining exclusive-access to a self-proclaimed, highly accurate charting service, (of which we are one) how is one to make heads or tails in turning the professed profit-packed price-charts into an actionable trading plan?

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Trading: Art or Science? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Is trading an art or a science? This is a conversation that I had with a very successful trader:

Nazy: Do you believe trading is an art or a science?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Five Golden Rules of Profitable Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry Edelson writes: The topic I'm writing about today has nothing to do with the current state of the markets, but everything to do with making money in them.

The reality is that there are certain core competencies you must implement if you want to trade profitably.

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trader / Investor Tip- How to Determine that the Market is Overbought / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Marty_Chenard

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUpwardly moving markets or stocks all eventually move up into overbought conditions.  Then ... they cool down in order to let some of the steam off. 

How do you measure the steam level?  One way is to look at a very short term Relative Strength reading.  On a daily chart, I personally like to look at an RSI of 3. 

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InvestorEducation

Friday, April 18, 2008

Trading Doctor- Danger of Trader Tilt / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article
The day was more or less like any other trading day—full of thrills and chills, panic and elation, some "high-fiving" and some "what is happening here?"

Then he appeared. It was the first time I had seen him, but the look in his eye was familiar. It was not sad, not happy—just empty.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, April 14, 2008

How to Avoid Overtrading Choppy Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDo you know any trader who overtrades?

Do you know him/her intimately?

Overtrading is the most common challenge of trading and source of loss. Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar?

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Free Independent Online Trader Crash Course / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver $300 of Trading Lessons, FREE through April 18!

You've heard them say, "Buy low, sell high." You've also heard, "The trend is your friend." Then there's, "Don't fight the Fed" and many other age-old trading principles.

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Using the VIX for Short-term S&P 500 Index Trading / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Marty_Chenard

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday we will look at the VIX, volatility levels, and the short term action on the S&P 500 index.

The VIX often gives good confirming clues about the market's direction, but it takes a keen ability in properly drawing support and resistance lines. 

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trading Rules / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Christopher_Quigley

Rules Of The Trade 

Rule 1. To trade successfully you must develop your own system and approach. To do this you must work the market out for yourself. The best way to start this process is to first learn how others before you mastered this task successfully. Thus become educated, informed and aware and stay that way.  

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InvestorEducation

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How To Match Your Trading Style With Your Personality / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHave you ever noticed that traders with seemingly the same skills are not making the same amount of money?

Have you ever attributed success to being in the right place at the right time, or just being lucky?

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InvestorEducation

Friday, February 22, 2008

Four Steps to Maintain Discipline in Volatile Markets / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHave you told yourself, “I know exactly what is wrong and how to fix it, but I can't?”

Have you ever blamed yourself for not having enough discipline to follow your plans?

If so, you are not alone. People think that if you don't have self-discipline, you don't have control. They forget about the fear that creeps in.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Stock and Bond Market Trading Powers Modern Portfolio Asset Allocation / Portfolio / Learn to Trade

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor most individual investors, trading is approached in a totally speculative manner. Stock trading, in its more popular forms (Day Trading, Swing Trading, etc.) includes none of the elements that a conservative investment strategy would contain: little if any attention is given to the Quality of the equities selected; Diversification is determined by chance alone; no attempt is made to develop an increasing and dependable stream of Income. But stock trading by individual investors doesn't deserve quite as bad a "rep" as it has earned. After all, its very foundation is profit taking, probably the most important and most often neglected of the activities required for successful investment management. Unfortunately for most equity traders, loss taking is a more common occurrence.

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Commodities

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Working Paper Synopsis: The Search for the Beta of Commodity Futures / Commodities / Learn to Trade

By: Mack_Frankfurter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn comparing modern finance with behavioral finance, Dr. George M. Frankfurter, Lloyd F. Collette Professor Emeritus Louisiana State University, and Dr. Elton G. McGoun, Professor of Finance Bucknell University, in their article “ Resistance is Futile: The Assimilation of Behavioral Finance, ” [1] make the following astute observation which can similarly be applied to our analysis of the various commodity asset pricing models we investigated: “What has happened is that we've used these assumptions for so long that we've forgotten that we've merely made assumptions, and we've come to believe that the world is necessarily this way.” Likewise, our working paper, “ Is Managed Futures an Asset Class? The Search for the Beta of Commodity Futures ,” suggests that the models we examined have inherent shortcomings when analyzing the commodity futures markets. This article summarizes that study which is available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1029243 .

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InvestorEducation

Monday, January 14, 2008

How Super Traders Confidently Pull the Trigger and Win / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs a trader, have you had occasions when you just could not pull the trigger and afterward you were mad at yourself?

Have there been times when, as soon as you pulled the trigger, you started doubting yourself?

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InvestorEducation

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Trading the Price Action With Purpose and Resolve / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Joseph_Russo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following exchange is a brief and rather illuminating excerpt from Jack Schwager's interview with Paul Tudor Jones from the 1990 national best-seller Market Wizards ( Interviews with top traders .)

Jack Schwager: My impression is that you often implement positions near market turns. Sometimes your precision has been uncanny. What is it about your decision-making process that allows you to get in so close to the turns?

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InvestorEducation

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

How Super Traders Think Differently / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Would you allow an 8-year-old to run your financial matters?

Have you ever wondered why some traders make a lot of money and others do not?

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 21, 2007

Taking Action is the Key to Trading Success / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

How to Deal With Invisible Fences in Your Trading - I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City." If you are not familiar with the series, it is about 4 single women living in Manhattan and what they went through in their daily lives.

In any case, these city girls went to suburbia for a party. They were passing by a house and saw a dog. One of them gestured for the dog to come to her. The dog came to a certain point and then went back. She was stunned by what had happened. She could not figure out why the dog retreated when he seemed to be interested. She started to take it personally. Then one of her friends explained that there was an invisible electronic fence around the house...

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InvestorEducation

Friday, December 14, 2007

Secret to Preventing Trading Losses is Managing Your Emotions and Mindset / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Nazy_Massoud

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDid you know that the traders who lose the most money in trading are some of the most intelligent people?

So what's causing them to lose money?

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Leader Stocks Tend to Lead Broad Market Advances / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Marty_Chenard

Be a kid and play follow the Leader for stock market profits ... Remember when you were a kid and played "follow the leader"? The leader would jump, run, and often do body contortions that you were supposed to repeat or get knocked out of the game.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, September 17, 2007

Secrets of Sucessful Trading in Commodities and Financial Futures / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: George_Kleinman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently, I've been reading in the financial press about how today's popular gurus are split on whether we're in the middle of a long-term bull market or bear market.

How do you know what to believe or what to do? I suggest you don't subscribe to either the bull or the bear side. As Jesse Livermore once said, “I prefer to be on the right side.”

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Expert Vs. The Machine / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: David_Shvartsman

I've been coming across and reading a fair amount of material on the rise of data-driven decision making lately.

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InvestorEducation

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sharpening Your Stock Trading Skills / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Peter_Degraaf

Did you hear about the woodsman who, when asked by a friend how long it had been since he had his axe sharpened replied: “I just don't have the time for that”.

No matter how good a trader we may have become, we're still not perfect. Yet, perfection must always be our aim, and we must never be too busy to improve.

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InvestorEducation

Monday, May 14, 2007

Trading Doctor - Fifty Prescriptions for Profits: Ten Doses at a Time / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Over the next few weeks, I will give you my top 50 secrets to profitable trading.   Although directed to futures traders, they contain valuable lessons for all trader s. These are Doctor Janice's Prescriptions For Profits which I am prescribing to you in doses of ten at a time.  

Trading Doctor - Fifty Prescriptions for Profits: Ten Doses at a Time

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Trading Leverage – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dudley_Baker

In a perfect world all investors would make correct decisions and all leverage would be good leverage. Yea right, none of us are perfect and frequently our investments and the timing thereof maybe off the mark. Therefore, it is necessary for us to evaluate the different choices of leverage to be used (if any) in our investments.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Trading Doctor - Why Can't You Execute The Trade? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

The mail I am receiving indicates that many of you are having real challenges with execution of trades. In the next week or so, I will go over some critical elements of trade execution, particularly the setting of stops.

However, today is about just taking the trade and why you can't do it.
We live in a culture of instant gratification. We thrive on everything from microwave ovens, fast foods, instant replay, mastery in a minute, one-night stands, a pill to "fix" what ails you, and just about everything else that you see around you which just "lights up" the brain dopamine systems. It's a "faster and faster forward" world in which we all live. Naturally, there is carryover into our trading. Why wouldn't there be?

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Learn to Trade Like a Spartan Warrior / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Joseph_Russo

Making a conscious decision to trade financial markets is the same as engaging in battle with the most cunning and merciless of adversaries. It is not only possible, but also essential to engage markets with the skills and instincts of an elite warrior. Odds of success can be insurmountable. In order to prevail, one must be equally cunning. Before committing to battle, it is essential that one is adequately prepared. In this article, we will outline three essential attributes one must acquire prior to engagement.

300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller, about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. In this b attle, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian Empire army at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece . Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the Persians for three days in one of history's most famous last stands. As a city-state devoted to military training, Sparta possessed the most formidable army in the Greek world. The Spartan Warriors possessed extraordinary strength, courage, and ingenuity. When brute strength did not suffice, they used their wits to prevail over their adversaries.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Why do 95% of traders lose trading the financial markets? / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Dr_Janice_Dorn

Why do 95% of traders basically wipe out their accounts in the first year? What does it take to be a master trader, to profit on a consistent basis and not burn out in the process?

From 1897 to 1900, 200,000 people started to the Klondike and only 30,000 reached it (1 in 6). Not more than 400 found any gold (1 in 500) and of those only a few managed to keep it (possibly 1 in 5000). It is said that if all the gold that was found (some 4 millions dollars) was divided among everyone that first started the search, each would receive $20.00!

This is not about gold, but the analogies to trading are all too real and familiar.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Secret to Successful Trading - Using Rules to Time Your Entry / InvestorEducation / Learn to Trade

By: Hans_Wagner

When learning how to invest in the stock market, one of the most important lessons is to entry the stock at the right price. Getting the entry right will go a long way to help you beat the stock market .

Many investors believe that learning to read and interrupt a chart will lead to profitable trading. Unfortunately, this isn't true. Good technical analysis is important to trading and can be learned. However, it becomes much more difficult when you are trading with real money and the emotional commitment that real-life trading creates. The key to success is using well defined rules to time your entry.

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