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Market Insights: How to Develop a Trading Plan that Wins [Part 1]

Chris Burgess here, and I am back with another Market Insights blog! It’s been a while, and it feels good to be back. Today I wanted to start a discussion about trading plans and designing your own trading plan.The subject of trading plans is a very vast topic, and it’s one that is difficult to […]

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Market Insights: Market Indicators You Should Know [Part 2]

Welcome back! Let’s continue our discussion on market sentiment indicators. Remember from last week that a market sentiment indicator is just what it sounds like: an indicator that helps gauge market sentiment regarding bullishness vs. bearishness. Last week, we looked at what the S&P 500 (SPX) was doing:And compared that to the Put-Call Ratio indicator […]

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Market Insights: Market Indicators You Should Know [Part 1]

Today, I want to start talking about market sentiment indicators. What are those? Well, a market sentiment indicator is just what it sounds like: an indicator that helps gauge market sentiment regarding bullishness vs. bearishness. First, let’s take a look at what the market has been doing:As you’re no doubt aware, the market began selling […]

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Market Insights: Why I Trade Options [Part 2]

Welcome back! I took a one-week hiatus from these Market Insights posts, but we’re back in full swing. The markets have been going absolutely crazy these last couple of weeks, so there’s definitely plenty to talk about!However, I want to focus on wrapping up part 2 of the “why I trade options” discussion that I […]

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Market Insights: Why I Trade Options [Part 1]

Welcome back dear reader! Last week, I took a look at this chart pattern on the S&P 500:I talked about pattern recognition, and how the S&P 500 had continually bounced off of its 50-day moving average. Now that it had pulled back to the 50-day moving average again, it seemed like a great buying opportunity. […]

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Market Insights: Something Volatile This Way Comes

​September volatility is in full swing this week after an extended weekend. All major indexes are down, from the S&P 500 (SPX):…to the Dow Jones (DJI):​…the Russell 2000 (RUT):…and the NASDAQ 100 (NDX): ​Tech is the least scathed at the moment, as the tech giants did fairly well on Tuesday, although they have taken a […]

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Market Insights: Weekly Update

The stock market has been eerily calm over the past few trading days. Despite a rocky start to last week, the S&P 500 ended up making new all-time highs by Friday.This, in turn, drove the VIX lower: (Charts courtesy of TradingView.com)Even though volatility has had a small bounce since Friday’s lows, we’re still not seeing […]

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3 Chart Patterns You Can Trade with Confidence

One of the most important skills you can develop as a retail trader is identifying candlesticks and candlestick patterns. It is far from instrumental in knowing them all, but a solid understanding of the most common is a boon to your trading skillset. When it comes to identifying candlestick patterns, three of the most common […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Engulfing

What is it?The Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Bullish Piercing

​What is it?The Bullish Piercing candlestick pattern takes place over two time periods, and it must be located at the end of a downward trend. The first candlestick of the pattern must be black or red and followed by a second candlestick, white or green in color. The second candle will always gap down at […]

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