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Why Trading Time Frames Matter

By Jeff Wilson     Over the past couple months, the markets stalled out and spent a good deal of time within a tradeable range. During this time of indecision, I was able to speak with many traders about their stock market strategy and overall position management. Some of the more common…

Five Disciplines for Successful Trading

By Andrew Nyquist     Earlier in the week, I took to twitter to share a few thoughts on important disciplines required for successful trading. As many of you know, every day offers a new challenge that requires strong focus and discipline. It often takes years of experience (and scars) to get…

Using Stock Price Congestion Zones For Capital Reallocation

Very early in the study of technical analysis, many become versed with chart patterns that signal a breakout or breakdown. There is the favorite cup and handle, flags, and three Buddha’s, among others. However, what happens after the breakout is successful?  The answer lies with your temperament and time-frame.  Some…

10 Finance Books All Investors Should Read

By Max Moore     Many of the books that have impacted the way I perceive the world and make decisions have come from the reading lists of others, so I thought I would share my top 10 finance books. Although many of the books and essays on my top ten reading…

Short-Selling: Taking the Other Side of the Trade

By Sheldon McIntyre  “It takes real knowledge and market know-how as well as lots of courage to sell, and particularly to sell short, because you will make many mistakes.  However, I don’t see how anyone can really do well in the market and protect assets if they don’t learn how, when,…

Buying Put Options for Investment Protection

By Jeff Wilson     After writing some lengthy multi part articles, I’ve decided to make this next post to be a lot shorter. Nevertheless, I will try to make it relevant to the current financial market environment we find ourselves in and take a look at how and why investors buy…

Cycle Analysis Explained

I have had quite a few questions about my market cycle posts and cycle analysis in general over the past few days, so I thought I would get a little more in depth and attempt to address some of the questions I received. First, let me provide a little background…

Relax, It’s Just Trading

By Walter Hill If you are thinking that “relax” is a word not often associated with trading than by all means you would be correct. However, in the same fashion that you would tell a kicker to relax before the big kick or a Quarterback to relax before leading the…

Letting Your Winners Run: The Disciplined Art of “Sitting”

By Ross Heart “Let your winners run.” Guessing you have heard that one a few times. Easy in thought and words, but perhaps the hardest investment axiom to follow – in my experience, even more challenging than “sell your losers.” In my last post, Understanding When Cash Is King, I referenced…

Options Strategies for Earnings Season

By Jeff Wilson In the previous post I talked about supplementing stock positions with options as part of a hedging strategy. In this article, I will talk about utilizing options exclusively into a binary event as a way to take advantage of high IV (implied volatility). Lock and Replace Let’s assume…