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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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A Winning Mindset, The Tell of Two Traders

Have you ever wondered how two traders can have the same analysis on a stock and even enter a trade on the stock at the same time and same price, yet one trader profits from the trade while the other loses money? The answer lies in the mindset of these two traders. The first trader who […]

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The Map to Your Trading Journey

As a trader, your charting software is one of the most important tools you can use. At TradeSmart, we have been using Trade Navigator for a long time. Even though there are flashier versions of charting software out there, Trade Navigator is what we know and prefer. However, if you are starting your trading journey, you […]

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Candlestick Patterns Which Can Predict a Reversal

When we look at candlestick pattern names, you will discover they tend to have unconventional names. These names are actually very accurate as they describe the sentiment the candlestick pattern is representing. Remember, candlesticks tell us the story of what’s happening between the bulls and the bears on any given trading day. Some of the […]

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How the Johari Window Can Help Your Trading

In 1955, two psychologists revealed a new tool for helping individuals better understand their own emotions – the Johari Window. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of people have used this framework to create awareness and strengthen their mindset. On the outset, it may seem unnatural to link success in trading to something as seemingly abstract […]

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Tale of Two Traders: Success vs. Failure

A few years ago, I was in Orlando and had the privilege of meeting two TSU students in person – Paul and Kim. Naturally, the conversation turned to their success as traders. Paul and Kim both sat through our primary training, Foundations of Stocks and Options, and they had funded trading accounts. However, that’s where […]

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Top 3 Candlestick Patterns for Bull Markets

It would be great if every market could always be a bull market, but it’s just not reality. Bull markets have to rest, which is where bear markets come in, and those rests are like a winter reset that sets everything up for the next big move. Are you familiar with fruit trees? Many types of […]

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How Bollinger Bands Can Simplify Your Trade Analysis

From time to time, something happens that changes an industry, and by “change” we mean something happens that makes everyone look at the industry in question entirely different. Email changed the way letters were written, and commonplace communication took place, Google changed the way web search was done, the iPhone changed the expectations around cell […]

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These 3 Chart Patterns Predict a New Bullish Trend

Picking the very top or bottom of a trend is a bit of an optimistic goal for most traders. However, it is entirely realistic to recognize a reversal as it is shaping up and jump into the trend early. If you can catch 70-80% of a trend, and if you can do that consistently, that […]

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How to Interpret the Tweezer Candlestick Pattern

The tweezer candlestick pattern can be one of the most powerful predictive patterns we see showing up on our stock charts. Over years of trading, we have learned to trust the signal as it predictive natural is usually correct. However, the challenge is accurately interpreting the pattern because there are so many possible variations to […]

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