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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth about Options

Most active traders have heard fantastic tales of how another trader used stock options and made 300% or more in just two weeks. These stories are common among option traders. However, just as common are the stories about people who bought a stock option and lost everything. The end result is a divided set of […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: Whipsaws in Trading

I do not know who originally named that dreaded phenomenon of getting into a trade only to watch it leave you behind in the rearview mirror but, they are genius. The imagery of a bullwhip violently ripping the anticipated profit from your hands while your equity curve gets sawed to shreds. Yes, whipsaw is the […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: Scott Landers Interview

This special edition of the TSU blog features an interview with pro trader Scott Landers. Scott is an expert on many trading systems and strategies, working with hedge funds and floor traders for over two decades. He has come to TSU to bring his favorite trading tips that combine price, time, and volume. I believe […]

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Beyond FOSO: Portfolio Diversification

Welcome to our third and final blog covering Chris Burgess’s Beat the Market class. In this class, Chris uses fundamental analysis to pick which companies you should consider trading. In our first blog that you can read here, he covered how to use a macro-economic analysis approach to the stock market to pick out companies. […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Doji

​What is it?The Doji candlestick is recognized by the candle’s open and close prices, which are usually the same. This produces an easy to identify small to nonexistence candlestick body that resembles a cross or plus sign and can be either black (red) or white (green) in color. The absence of a candlestick body signifies […]

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Supercharge Your Trades Selling Options

Some people believe options should be traded, and some believe they should not. Option traders are convinced options provide the best opportunity to make a large profit quickly, and for the most part, those who stay away from trading options tend to think of options as too risky. Even in the realm of options traders, […]

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