Trading Strategy Lessons

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…

How Smaller Profit Targets Can Improve Your Trading

How many times have you read that in order to make money trading, you need to play for a big profit target, let your winning trades run and cut your losers short? It’s sound advice, applicable in many places, and a great starting point for new traders. But it’s not the only way to make…

Adapt to Dynamic Markets or Fail

Trading is hard. Whether dealing with the uncertainty of markets, managing the discomfort of losing money, or developing a meaningful trading edge, there are lots of skills a trader needs to develop before finding their way. It took me years of experimenting with different strategies, learning the hard way about risk management, and repeatedly getting my butt kicked

Why End of Day Trading is Superior

There’s a fire hose of information directed at our faces everywhere we go. Thanks to technology we can basically travel anywhere in the world and never miss a market tick. Technology is great.

How Moving Averages Can Simplify Your Trading

If you’ve ever looked at a stock chart before you’ve likely already encountered these things called moving averages. They’re the most common indicators technical traders include on their charts and they’re used to assist in analyzing price. They come in all colors, exist on all time-frames, and move in a variety of speeds. Throughout this article…

Trading with Profit Targets – The Pros and Cons

photo by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig Before you even think about taking your next trade you better first assess your risk to reward ratio to make sure the trade is worth taking. Isn’t that what the trading books tell us we need to do?