Foundations: Being a Technical Trader

There are two main approaches in the world of trading, which, for the most part, are derived from your predetermined goals in the marketplace. If you are looking to invest your money in hopes of a financial return in the form of company dividends being paid out or company share price increase, then you might […]

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Foundations: The End is Where We Begin

When I first started writing Stock Market Made Simple, and Foundations of Stock and Options blogs, my understanding of the stock market was passing at best. I had been around Tradesmart University off and on for years but failed to do any actual trading. I knew all the terms and keywords surrounding the stock market, […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Dark Cloud Cover

What is it?The Dark Cloud Cover pattern has a very descriptive name as it sounds like the clouds are building, and a rainstorm is coming which is exactly the way the Japanese interpreted this pattern. Japanese traders believed when you see a dark cloud cover formation; you should get ready because the rains are about […]

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Foundations: The Anatomy of Options

In our last blog, we introduced the concept of stock options and how trading them is similar to trading stocks. If you are long on a stock, you will need to use a call option. If you are short on a stock, you will need to use a put option. The main principles are the […]

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Foundations: Introduction to Stock Options

When it comes to stock trading, there are two main approaches; you can either buy a stock and sell it when it increases in value, or you can short a stock and take your profits as the price of the stock drops. In both cases, you are dealing with transactions of actual shares of a […]

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Foundations: Moving Averages

In our Stock Market Made Simple series we introduced you to using indicators and the information they bring to a trader’s toolkit, which you can read here. Today, we are going to take a closer look at indicators such as the simple moving average and the exponential moving average and how that information can be […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bearish Harami

What is it?“Harami” means “pregnant” in Japanese, and as you can see in the following image it is an appropriate name for this candle. The candlestick pattern is characterized by a large, better than average size white candle. While the second candle is a smaller black candle, usually a spinning top, which occurs completely inside […]

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Foundations: Trend Lines

Two weeks ago, we covered building a framework for your trades using support and resistance lines. When we locate and mark lines of support and resistance on our charts, it gives us a framework upon which we can ​build. It provides a graphical representation of trader sentiment, and it defines pivot points where a stock […]

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Foundations: Buying Long and Selling Short

​In last week’s blog, which you can read here, we covered building a framework for your trades using support and resistance lines. By marking lines of support on a candlestick chart, we are identifying price points which the stock historically will not drop below, and by marking lines of resistance, we are identifying price points […]

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Foundations: Support and Resistance a Framework for Trading

We first introduced you to support and resistance lines in our Stock Market Made Simple blog, which you can read here. Today, we are going to dive deeper by introducing you to technical analysis.Technical analysis is the study of a stock’s historical price points, which is displayed using graphical charts such as a candlestick chart. […]

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