All posts by Jeremy Whaley

The Secret to Predicting Stock Market Prices with Chart Patterns

Since the dawn of capitalism, people have been trying to find new ways to predict what is about to happen next. Some methods seem to work fairly well for a season, and then suddenly they appear just to stop working. Chart patterns are not one of these methods.Chart PatternsChart patterns are one of the few […]

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Trade for a Living

​Trade for a Living​Can you trade for a living? You know there’s a lot of false statics out there. Some people say that only 10% of traders make a profit; some say it’s more like one to two percent. So, what’s the reality? Well here’s the actual numbers from actual audited reports from the Brokers.It […]

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How to Confirm a Trade Setup

​In a recent class, we discussed how to confirm a trade setup. I would pick up on that for today’s blog and address some of the known challenges traders face in confirming their trades. To start, let’s point out the facts: no one wants to lose money on their trades and everyone wants ​their trades […]

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TradeSmart Top 150 Best Stocks to Trade

One of the questions which we hear all the time at TradeSmart is “How do I find a good stock to trade?” Currently there are around 3600 stocks which you could trade in the marketplace which translate to a ton of opportunity: opportunity to make a good trade and unfortunately, opportunity to make a bad […]

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6 Ways to Survive a Bear Market

The U.S. stock market in 2016 came off to the worst January performance in the history of the stock market. On January 15th Market Watch reported that “U.S. stocks post worst 10-day start to a year in history”. That was before the market plunged another 500+ points just two sessions later. It was not just […]

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Dealing with Sideways Moves

One of the primary responsibilities of a trader is to forecast the future direction of a stock; of which, there are only three options: up, down and sideways. The majority of analysts feel as though they have not completed their forecasting responsibility unless they identify a future rise or fall. However, having a strong opinion […]

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Why Do Stock Options Seem So Risky?

When it comes to the subject of stock options, we are often met with heavy resistance. For many people there is a sense of fear trading stocks options as they are perceived as being risky. However, the bottom line is stock options are a decaying asset which essentially means they are time-sensitive investing instrument which […]

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Why Did My Stock Go Up and My Call Option Go Down?

Have you ever bought an option, watched the trade go in your direction, up for a call option and down for a put option, then noticed your option went down in price? How could this be? There are a few situations which could account for this happening.​Time DecayAs an option trader, we understand options run […]

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Trading Options, Are You Set Up to Fail Before You Start?

Trading options is one of the most efficient ways trade the market. The built-in leverage options provide allows a trader to lower their capital requirements, decrease their risk, and increase their ROI. However, while options do provide great leverage and are a very flexible instrument for trading, they are not always a walk in the […]

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Finding Trades in the Sea of Chaos

There is a current culture going around the world which says more is better. It’s a natural emotion considering the world we live in, a world where a gourmet coffee can be found in a drive-through, a football fan can literally watch every single NFL game for the weekend in their own home regardless of […]

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