How to Spot Pivots in the VIX

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An Easy Way to Spot Pivots in Stocks

One of the best ways to make money on the Street is by spotting excessive bouts of fear and greed. 

In fact, that’s how some of the most famous investors made their money.

In short, they were buying when others were scared, and selling when others got too greedy. They were exploiting the very psychology of herd mentality.

And we can do much of the same.

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Always Look for Agreement with These Technical Indicators

I love when traders tell me technical analysis doesn’t work. 

While they’re entitled to be wrong, the fact remains that technical analysis does work, sometimes by up to 80% of the time. Granted, there is no Holy Grail, but if we use the right indicators, we increase our odds of success. Especially if we apply those indicators to well known stocks that may only be down temporarily.

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Technical Analysis:Using the Williams’ %R Indicator in Your Trading

There are hundreds of technical patterns to be aware of.

In fact, if you pick up Steven B. Achelis’ Technical Analysis from A to Z, you can see most of them in 400 pages. But after 20 years of trading, I can personally tell you the most powerful momentum indicators a trader can use include Bollinger Bands (2,20) moving average convergence divergence (MACD), Relative Strength (RSI), an Williams’ %R (W%R).

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How the Relative Strength Indicator Can Give You an Edge

Traders are often told to buy excessive fear or greed.

Unfortunately, many of those traders aren’t aware of when to pull the trigger, or realize when fear or greed have gotten way out of control. Then, when they finally do decide to make the trade, the stock has already begun to pivot.

And more often than not, they miss the profit opportunity.

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How to Use the Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR) Indicator in Your Trading

The Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR), commonly known as Parabolic SAR is a trend following indicator that highlights current price direction.

It also provides entry and exit signals as well with dotted lines.

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Three Key Technical Indicators all Traders Should Use

Oftentimes, technical analysis is written off as worthless.

However, as it has been proven time and time again, it should never be ignored because it gives us a very clear, defined picture of fear and greed. Or, the very psychology that drives stocks.

In fact, by simply using a unique combination of Bollinger Bands, MACD, Relative Strength, and Williams’ %R, we can spot pivots up to 80% of the time. However, it always pays to confirm even those indicators. Here are three other technical points to be well aware of.

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How to Use Full Stochastics in Your Trading

Fear can destroy a stock in seconds.

But it can also lead to quite a bit of opportunity.

Look at Coca-Cola (KO), for example in late February 2019. 

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Dogs of the Dow 2019: Eight out of 10 have Already Exploded

Some analysts may write off the Dogs of the Dow theory as antiquated.

In fact, back in 2007, Barron’s noted the strategy no longer works. However, history teaches us that it works very well.

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Boeing (BA): How to Successfully Trade a Falling Knife

Boeing was the top stock to avoid in early March 2019.

The stock had just fallen more than 35 points in two days on news that an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, sadly leaving no survivors. That came just comes after another deadly crash involving the same model in Indonesia, which also left no survivors after five months ago.

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How to Use the Williams’ %R in Your Trading

One of the best ways to become a great trader is to try new things.

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a perfect strategy. But if you’re willing to trade outside of the box, you can become a better trader.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve combined hundreds of different technical strategies.

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Three of the Best Ways to Hedge for Market Downside

Markets are a fickle beast.

Even with the U.S. and China nearing a trade deal, markets began to pull back in March 2019.

While many shifted blame to the President for the move lower, we had to consider that markets were technically stretched. We were overdue for a pullback. 

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How to Use the Chande Trend Meter (CTM) with 80% Success

Unbelievably, technical analysis is still written off as useless.

In fact, some denounce it as a laughable study of charts, patterns, and squiggly lines without any concrete or profitable results. Others argue it’s only good for short-term trading.

However, none of that is true.

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The Five Key Technical Indicators You Need to Use - Always

One of the best ways to spot reversals is by spotting excessive fear.

To do so, we typically watch for agreement among Bollinger Bands (2,20), MACD, Relative Strength (RSI) and Williams’ %R in either overbought or oversold territory. However, we can also strengthen what those indicators say by adding in the Money Flow Index (MFI).

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Using the RSI Indicator to Increase Your Odds of Successful Trading

Traders are often told to buy excessive fear or greed.

Unfortunately, many aren’t aware of when to actually pull the trigger, or realize when fear or greed have gotten way out of control.

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The Easiest Way to Spot Options Opportunities

We’re often told to “Never buy a stock hitting a 52-week low.”

“Stocks in downtrends tend to stay in downtrends.”

“Any stock hitting a 52-week low will always be weak.”

Or, “nothing is more destructive to amateur investors than thinking that a stock trading near a 52-week low is a good buy.”

However, none of that is true. 

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How to Draw Your Trend Lines

The trend is the most important concept in technical analysis.

Its strength or weakness can dictate the overall direction of your favorite stock or index. Potential uptrends can be characterized by a series of higher highs. Potential downtrends can be characterized by lower lows.

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