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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: Covered Calls

A couple of years ago, my across the street neighbor bought another house on our street. He pays to have the grass cut, he keeps the utilities on, and the property appreciates; but that is it. For money-minded people like you and me, that seems crazy. He could easily be renting the house and earning […]

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7 Essential Trading Tools You Must Have

As stock and options trading grows in popularity, it is easier now than ever before to become a trader. And we have a shortlist of seven essential trading tools you need to get started.Start with Education.Knowledge is one of the most important resources a trader needs. Understanding the foundational knowledge of the stock market, why […]

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A Deep Dive into Implied Volatility

Volatility may be one of the most overused words in trading, and when it comes to options, volatility just comes with the territory. However, without volatility measurements or even the ability to measure volatility, the options market would be a market without a heartbeat. And that heartbeat currently pumps its lifeblood to the tune of […]

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The Rocky World of Volatility

As we approach the end of the 2020 calendar year, if there is one thing as traders, we have learned to deal with, it is volatility in the marketplace. Just in this year alone, we have experienced the most significant market crash and fastest rally in history. It is almost like volatility demanded its place […]

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3 Quick Ways to Simplify Your Trading

Over the years, I have seen a trend develop with retail traders. When they begin trading, things are simplistic as they should be since everyone is just getting started. As learning and experience increase over time, complexity is a natural byproduct. Your trade setups become more complex, your strategies and systems become more complex, and […]

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Top 4 Mistakes when Trading Chart Patterns #4

Chart patterns are one of the best tools technical traders have for anticipating market sentiment shifts. However, as great as they are, chart patterns are often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Over the past three weeks, we have been sharing the top four mistakes traders make with chart patterns, mistakes which often lead people to think they […]

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Top 4 Mistakes When Trading Chart Patterns #3

One of the big challenges when trading chart patterns is the tendency to have ambiguous rules for what qualifies as a pattern. It would be nice if we could sit here and tell you, “a double top pattern always takes four weeks to develop, it has a 3% retracement between point A and point B, […]

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Top 4 Mistakes When Trading Chart Patterns #2

One of the top mistake traders can make is the failure to wait for confirmation. Waiting for a confirmation is one of the most effective way to increase the consistency and the profitability of trading chart patterns. After all, a chart pattern itself is a setup, and just because something sets up it does not […]

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Top 4 Mistakes When Trading Chart Patterns #1

Chart patterns are a great addition to every trader’s toolbox. They help increase a trader’s insight into trading sentiment and ultimately give indications as to the next likely move. Unlike some of the newer techniques and gimmicks in the world of trading, chart patterns are a time-tested trading technique that has proven to be a […]

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