Beyond FOSO: Trading the Gap

Today in our Beyond FOSO column, we are covering Alphonso Esposito’s mastermind class: Earnings Explosion. Alphonso is a retired owner of a successful day trading room and now is a highly sought-after trading mentor. He is most known for simple, time-saving strategies and has served the trading community as an instructor at Tradesmart University since […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Engulfing

What is it?The Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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The Hidden Danger of Buying Call Options

Imagine you are sitting at your computer looking over your stock portfolio and as you sit there, you check on the progress of your 1,000 shares of AMZN. A reminder goes off on your phone that AMZN earnings are coming up in a couple of days, and the rumors on the street suggest AMZN will […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: Three Ways a Trading Plan Can Improve Your Trading

A trading plan is your compass as they help you navigate the world of candlestick charts and provide guidance on any potential trade. They are an essential topic around Tradesmart, and we strongly recommend all traders use one. And to back up that recommendation, here are three ways in which we believe a trading plan […]

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Beyond FOSO: Risky Business Part 2

In our first Risky Business blog that you can read here covered what a risk unit is, using stops and risk management, and the benefits of trading with risk units. Today, we will dive deeper into Alphonso’s teachings and look at the actual steps to risk unit trading or trading with R’s and then touch […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Piercing

​What is it?The Bullish Piercing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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The 5 Worst Candlestick Patterns to Trade

Taking the time to learn candlestick patterns is one of the best first steps for any trader. Once you learn the patterns, they will stay with you forever. However, before you go out and spend a lot of time memorizing them, understand some patterns that provide little useful information because the signals they indicate are […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: Three Technical Tools to Master

​There are three primary skills you should strive to master when it comes to picking winning stocks:1. Chart Patterns2. Candlestick Patterns3. IndicatorsAs you advance in your training and knowledge, you will find other tools like Fibonacci Analysis that further support your forecasting; however, chart patterns, candlestick patterns, and indicators are your foundation.Chart patterns give you […]

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Beyond FOSO: Risky Business

Today in our Beyond FOSO column, we are continuing our look at Tradesmart University classes that you can take after completing the Foundations of Stocks and Options course. These classes are designed to provide you more advanced training in various trading arenas. We originally covered Chris Burgess’s class Beat the Market, which you can read […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Tweezer Bottom

​What is it?The Tweezer Bottom candlestick pattern usually takes place over two time periods; however, it can be more than two. The main identify factor of this pattern is all the candles in the pattern have the same low price for the period. It can be either the opening price for the candle or the […]

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