Beyond FOSO: Using Fibs in Trading

As we covered in our first Fibonacci blog, which you can read here, ​Fibonacci Analysis is a functional theory that can be applied to the stock market to help you quickly highlight where areas of support and resistance are most likely to be found on your stock chart. We also learned there is an inherent […]

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Market Insights: Something Volatile This Way Comes

​September volatility is in full swing this week after an extended weekend. All major indexes are down, from the S&P 500 (SPX):…to the Dow Jones (DJI):​…the Russell 2000 (RUT):…and the NASDAQ 100 (NDX): ​Tech is the least scathed at the moment, as the tech giants did fairly well on Tuesday, although they have taken a […]

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Market Insights: Trade Stocks like an Airline Trades Customers

This morning I’m writing to you from the terminal at Denver International Airport as I wait for my flight to Miami. During my wait, a normal, everyday occurrence got me thinking about trading and financial markets, inspiring me to this post.As I arrived at the gate, there was another flight departing for Orlando. And of […]

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Beyond FOSO: What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

Since the beginning of 2021, I’ve been reviewing more of the advanced classes from teachers Chris Burgess and Alphonso Esposito. You can quickly find those blogs by clicking on the Beyond FOSO link under the Blog Categories on the right-hand side of this page. Those blogs cover such topics as analyzing the market, risk management, […]

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Market Insights: Weekly Update

The stock market has been eerily calm over the past few trading days. Despite a rocky start to last week, the S&P 500 ended up making new all-time highs by Friday.This, in turn, drove the VIX lower: (Charts courtesy of TradingView.com)Even though volatility has had a small bounce since Friday’s lows, we’re still not seeing […]

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Market Insights: Divergence

Here at Tradesmart, we are always on the outlook for the best teachers, presenters, and market-based content to deliver to you, and a little over a year ago, Chris Burgess partnered up with us to teach a few of his classes. Since then, we have constantly been impressed by his content and thorough market analysis. […]

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3 Chart Patterns You Can Trade with Confidence

One of the most important skills you can develop as a retail trader is identifying candlesticks and candlestick patterns. It is far from instrumental in knowing them all, but a solid understanding of the most common is a boon to your trading skillset. When it comes to identifying candlestick patterns, three of the most common […]

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Market Insights: Outperformance

We often use the term outperformance to mean that an individual is getting better returns than the average in the stock market. So if the S&P 500 is up 1% and your portfolio is up 2% in the same period, then you are outperforming the market. However, Outperformance can be a much broader topic than […]

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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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