The Beginning of Trading Stocks – The Get Started Trading Series

Welcome to the first step in your journey as this introductory blog series will lay out the basics of the stock market. In our next few blogs, we will lay out the basics of where to start and what you need to know. We will also provide you with some helpful tools and resources along […]

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When Is The Best Time To Buy Stocks? – Get Started Trading Series

In this edition of Get Started Trading blog series, we will walk you through some key ideas and indicators that will signal the best time to buy stocks or sell stocks. Knowing when to buy or sell a stock is about understanding timing and trends. As a trader, your primary goal is making a profit […]

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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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The Day Trading Journey

The question I get asked often from students is “Should I day trade?” My answer, though, is not always black or white as there are many factors each student needs to consider. Do you need to make immediate income from your day trading to pay your bills? If the answer to that question is a […]

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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 Options Can Lose Money, Even When You’re Right!

Have you ever bought options, watched the stock do exactly what you expected, and gone back to sell only to discover it is now worthless? Option pricing can be a bit complicated and as a result, can sometimes leave traders feeling a bit frustrated by the fact they just lost money on a trade they […]

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How to Trade When the Market is “Stuck”

Every one of us has experienced that dreaded moment when we buy a stock expecting a big bullish run, only to find a few weeks later the stock is still at roughly the same price it was when we purchased it. The truth is sideways markets can be a pain. Usually, at the beginning of […]

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