Trading Strategy Lessons

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mean Reversion Trading | Tips & Strategy

We share a lot of trade ideas and strategy here at The Trade Risk but it’s primarily from the point of view of momentum, breakouts, and following recent price movement. Mean reversion trading is a style that relies on price action to look much different (in most cases the exact opposite) as momentum, and it’s…

How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies

How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies lays the foundation for developing short- to intermediate-term overnight trading strategies. We’ll start off discussing what the goals of swing trading are and then move into some of the recommended steps to go about creating a strategy from scratch. There are no holy grails we’ll be uncovering, but…

Trading Leveraged ETFs for Max Profits

Leveraged ETFs get some very polarizing opinions in the investor and trading communities. On one end of the spectrum, they are loved by the adrenaline-chasers looking to bet aggressively for a quick double on their account in short time. And on the other hand, there is a great deal of hesitation backed by an army of articles written with…

How Market Internals Can Improve Your Trading

If you trade stocks and you don’t follow market internals, also known as market breadth, then you’re missing out on a lot of valuable information. Like any other study or indicator, market internals aren’t guaranteed to get it right all of the time, but when they do begin to diverge or exhibit some out of the…