Education

Investing Literature To Optimize Your Trading

The following is a summary of investing literature that has been helpful to my development as a trader. The list reads somewhat like a library and is broken out by category and subject (so you can quickly locate literature that may be useful to you). As well, I have tried…

Market Masters: Trading With the Trend

By Joe Acevedo     At the contrariancorner.com we have a quantitative model developed by Kevin Ferry that is a trend following model for trading. Trading with the trend is something that breeds trading longevity in this business. But rather than go into what this model is and how great it…

Two Stock Market Indicators For Gauging Trend Strength

In this article I would like to focus on two excellent stock market indicators I use to determine whether a trend is strong or weakening. But before we dive into these select stock market indicators, let’s review my prior publication, “Stock Market Indicators Point to Slowing Momentum.” In that article,…

Options Trading Education: Define Your Risk

Unless one is a professional options trader, their options trading setups should include well-defined risk. I do not advise being naked options short, even net options short as in a ratio spread. Oh, and by the way, a covered write is exactly the same as being naked short puts, but that’s…

Trading Options In Three Dimensions

“It is often easier to tell what will happen to the price of a stock than how much time will elapse before it happens” – Philip Fisher (1909) Those words of old wisdom illustrate why one must approach trading options three dimensionally. Those dimensions being: Direction. Time. Velocity. One needs…

Understanding and Respecting Time and Price Analysis

By Andrew Nyquist     Each morning, active investors prepare for the day ahead by eyeing futures, screening stocks, checking out their favorite websites, and monitoring their twitter streams. But throughout the morning routine and trading session, most traders are actually focused on something more important… something many are often subconsciously unaware…

How to Use the COT Report for Trading

By Alex Bernal     With much of the commodities space taking a hard tumble in recent weeks. I wanted to showcase a very useful tool that I use in my commodities analysis and trading:  The Commitment of Trader Report (The COT Report). Every Friday the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) releases…