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Foundations: The Tools of the Trade

The Foundations of Stocks and Options class does an excellent job of bridging the gap between the uninformed novice to the informed student. As you travel across the bridge, you gain knowledge of the stock market, you gain an understanding of the tools which are available for you to use, and you gain a firm […]

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Foundations: Risk Management

We are closing in on the end of our blog overviews of the Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 3 class teachings, and it is time to take a more in-depth look at risk management as it was presented in class 7. After all, many people trade the stock market, and there are many people […]

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Foundations: Trading Effectively

Over the last few months, I have been taking a close look at each Foundations of Stocks and Options teaching. My primary goal has always been to present what I felt was the most essential aspect of each class session. Most of the classes focused on the nuts and bolts of trading, such as candlesticks, […]

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Foundations: Learning by Doing

In last week’s blog, which you can read here, we talked about setting up guidelines to help you manage risk and keep emotions out of your trading. The goal, at this stage of the Foundations of Stocks and Options journey, is to make informed trading decisions from a place of familiarity and understanding. The best […]

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Foundations: Disciple Is Wisdom

Over the last few months, I have been covering my main take away from each Foundations of Stocks and Options classes from Level 1 and Level 2. It has been an excellent introductory journey in the world of technical trading, as I have developed a solid understanding of how the stock market functions. I have […]

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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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3 Fears in Stock Trading That Can Cost You.

According to new research, there is an excellent possibility that fear, if left unchecked, could be the destructive aspect of your trading. A recent study completed by Boston University and MIT professors labeled emotional responses within traders as “a significant factor” in the outcome of their trade. (1) This should be a wake-up call for […]

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