Investing Education

How To Use The Heikin Ashi Candlestick For Better Trading

Heikin Ashi Candlestick:  This Unknown Candlestick is Highly Valuable to Short-Term Traders One of the most popular chart types among traders is the Japanese Candlestick. But there is a lesser-known candlestick that can dramatically benefit your trading. The Heikin Ashi Candlestick. So, What’s the Difference? A traditional candlestick chart plots…

Trading Can Be A Bloodsport

I’ve spent the past week recharging my batteries on a family vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado). I’ve snuck in a few trades and worked on the website, but other than that it’s been great to just spend time with the family and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I was…

Traders Education: The Importance Of Price Confirmation

I wanted to clarify a tweet I sent out earlier about the importance of position sizing based on price confirmation by highlighting a recent trade I made in SolarCity ($SCTY). Price confirmation is an important variable to our trading process, so it deserves a bit of attention. SCTY has been…

Inside 3 Prominent Software & Semiconductor ETFs

Last week we did an in-depth review of the largest technology ETFs and their associated price action. As a follow-up to that post, we want to dig deeper into both hardware and software indexes within the overarching technology realm. Today we’ll look at both semiconductor ETFs and software ETFs. One of…

COT Report Data: Futures Traders Lighten Up Into Fed Meeting

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 8, 2015. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: Until Thursday, the two-year Treasury note…

5 Ways To Interpret Research Like A Pro

If you want to become a professional investor (or trade like one), you need to interpret research like a pro. And this is as much to do with disciplined psychology as it is with general market knowledge and tact. Shortsighted responses to others’ investing related tweets or posts won’t make…