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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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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4 Stop Order Techniques to Help Save Your Capital

Stop orders have been around for many years, and they are used to “stop” you out of a trade after it has taken a turn for the worst. When you use them to minimize losses in your trading account, you are protecting your remaining capital left in your trade, and the best part of using […]

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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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An Overview of Stock Orders – Get Started Trading Series

You are learning to trade the stock market and one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your profits is using stock orders. When you understand the types of stock orders which are available and how to create and submit them to protect your capital, then you are off to a great, […]

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Do You Know What To Trade and Where To Trade? – Get Started Trading Series

​What Can You Trade?You want to get started trading in the stock market, but you are unsure of what to trade and how to know a good deal from a bad one. How do you know what companies or stocks to trade? These are great question and the perfect place to start. Before choosing a company […]

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Tools and Resources You Need to Get Started Trading Stocks – Get Started Trading Series

If you are learning to trade the stock market, our best advice for you is threefold.FirstThe stock market is a risky place to invest, more so when you aren’t sure what you are doing. There are many stories out there from traders who suffered losses, sold their stocks, and after being emotionally burned, find out […]

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Stock Market Basics – Get Started Trading Series

To start trading in the stock market, it helps to understand the key market players and their roles. There are three different types of traders in the market:Institutional traders are corporations and big funds.Big individual investors are people like Warren Buffet.Retail traders are people like you and me.All three types of traders make money the […]

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