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Top 5 Favorite Candlestick Patterns

Since the beginning of TradeSmart, we have often been asked by students which candlestick patterns are the best? They may change the question around a little bit to which ones are the most reliable or is such and such pattern better than this pattern. Regardless of how the question is phrased, it always comes down […]

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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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The Art of the Wedge

There is only one reason for learning to trade a chart pattern: to make more consistent predictions about future price actions. Unfortunately, there are many patterns traders spend their time memorizing, which either don’t occur frequently or worse, they aren’t predictable. However, there is a pattern that breaks bullish 68% of the time. I’m talking […]

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7 Candlestick Patterns that Predict a Bullish Move

Candlestick patterns are predictive in nature, and they can predict moves in the market, bullish and bearish. The vast majority of the technical analysis tools we use require several days of data to calculate their signal. That’s why we call these trailing indicators. There are a handful of indicators we call “forward-looking” or “leading” indicators, but […]

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Trade with the Trend – Get Started Trading Series

How do you trade with the trend and not against it? When the stock is at support, and it has begun moving higher, that is your buying opportunity. However, if you are selling and the stock is at resistance and moving lower, that is your selling opportunity. You should always wait for the stock to pull […]

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How To Use Candlestick Patterns for Day Trading

One of the most frequent questions I get regarding candlestick patterns is how to apply them to the day trading scenario. You have probably noticed by now, that many of the candlestick reversal patterns include a small gap somewhere in the pattern. This is fine on a daily chart, but when you are day trading, there […]

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How to Analyze a Stock in 10 Minutes or Less

Around the world of would-be stock traders, one central question seems to be common:​Which stock is about to go up?I’ve been teaching in the stock trading world now for almost nine years. Undoubtedly, when I meet someone, and they find out what I do, this is their first question. However, I always meet their question […]

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