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Toying With Us

The on again, off again saga…

When will the Fed make the decision already to increase interest rates? By how much and by when? This has continued to be one of the dominating factors for the markets over the past few weeks. Every economic report that comes out makes investors update their best guess at when this…

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The debate is on…

Most investors are familiar with mutual funds, as they have been marketed for many years by the mutual fund companies and are part of or most people’s 401Ks and IRAs. However, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been around for over 20 years in the United States, but have not been marketed as…

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Using Stop-Losses

Do you like losing money?

Of course not! Who does? So stick with me as I explain a very crucial concept if you’re going to be trading.

One of the most important aspects of any trading method is the use of risk control. After you determine the amount you are willing to risk, you need…

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The markets always wait to react to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcements and the March 2015 FOMC meeting was no different. The Fed announced their intentions around interest rates, which were met with the usual results, a lot of drama and, potentially, euphoric buying/selling. It should be no surprise to most people that…

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With almost 300 technical indicators available to choose from, do you wonder, “Which ones should I use?”

We believe, as Einstein said, that, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Keeping it simple, here are our top 10 choices of technical analysis indicators, why we like them, and what they’re used…

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Everybody is good at something, but not everyone is good at the same thing. Some people are good at selling, some people are good at teaching, some people are good with their hands, but not everyone is good at all of these things, and a lot of us aren’t good at any of them, though…

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Support and Resistance

Support and resistance is an important element of trading. The main reason support and resistance is so important is because identifying these levels can help you to better identify good entries. Beginning traders who are following the markets will generally start by noticing tops and bottoms of the markets. These tops and bottoms are the…

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Chasing the Market

Your first loss is your best loss; if you try to get it back in a vengeful way, everything can go downhill for you very quickly. Stemming this negative tide can take a lot of self-control, so if you have an undisciplined personality by nature, this is what could make or break you as a…

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Simplify Your Trading

The more complex a trading system is, generally speaking, the more confusing it is to understand, the harder it is to follow, and the more difficult it is to implement. For starters, let’s talk about simplifying. This can apply to many areas of life; however, it is a critical element to having a successful trading…

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Trading With the Trend

I believe that, for some traders, there is a natural tendency that makes them want to trade against the prevailing market trend. Most traders have heard the old adage “the trend is your friend”, but saying it and applying it are two completely different things. When traders see an ongoing trend develop and age, I…