Trading Strategy Lessons

TQQQ Trading: Two risks every leveraged ETF trader needs to know about

Back in 2017, we published an article titled Trading Leveraged ETFs for Max Profit, which explored what leveraged ETFs are, how they’re constructed, and strategies for trading them profitably. Recently, a viewer commented on that lesson: “I still haven’t seen any good reasons not to hold leveraged ETFs long-term.” In this post, we’re going to…

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Buying dips, pullbacks, and reversals with mean reversion trading strategies

Do you like buying stocks that are breaking out to new highs? Would you rather shop for a bargain after a market sell-off? There’s no right or wrong answer, but there are important differences between the two approaches. The way we see it, every trading system can be labeled as one that either trades momentum…

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The best stock market scans for short-term swing and day traders

If you’re looking for new stock scans and trade setups, then you’re in the right place! We’ve been creating scans and screeners for ourselves and for other traders since 2012 and one of the most popular questions we receive is, ‘which scan is the best?’ In this blog post, we’re going to answer that question…

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Are Intraday or End of Day Stop Losses Better?

About Beyond The Charts Welcome back to the Trade Risk’s educational series, Beyond the Charts. It is designed to give you insights into our research process, which for nearly a decade has helped fine-tune our expertise and products, such as the market-beating Merlin and Lamorak trading systems. We hope the technical tools and code we’ll…

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Is Buying Stocks Trading at 52-Week Highs a Profitable Trading Strategy?

About Beyond The Charts Welcome to the Trade Risk’s brand new educational series, Beyond the Charts! It is designed to give you insights into our research process, which for nearly a decade has helped fine-tune our expertise and products, such as the market-beating Merlin trading strategy. We start by asking questions as broad as, “Is…

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Is Trading the Golden Cross Profitable?

Introducing Beyond the Charts Welcome to the Trade Risk’s brand new educational series, Beyond the Charts! It is designed to give you insights into our research process, which for nearly a decade has helped fine-tune our expertise and products, such as the market-beating Merlin trading strategy. We start by asking questions as broad as, “Is…

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How to Maximize Your Screen Time Adjusted Returns

Chances are you’ve heard of the concept of risk-adjusted returns. If you haven’t, it basically means that a strategy’s returns should be measured relative to the risk taken to achieve them. There’s a handful of ways to grade the efficiency of trading systems in this category such as Sharpe, Sortino, MAR, Ulcer index, and the…

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Chart Pattern Trading Advice from a 20+ Year Professional

Chart pattern trading falls under the category of technical analysis and represents one of the most popular approaches to making buy and sell decisions using charts. We as humans love forming patterns in all areas of our lives and analyzing price charts is no different. I don’t personally consider myself a chart pattern trader, but…

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How to Trade Stocks Using Daily Closing Prices

How to trade stocks using daily closing prices walks through the best practices, tips, and recommendations for implementing a strategy that uses daily closing prices for its signals. If you’re thinking about giving up intraday trading and extending your time-frame or if you’re a long-term investor looking for an active strategy to manage risk, this…

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