Trading Success Lessons

Swing Trading for 20 percent returns is a waste of time

Recently I received a comment on our popular How to Get Started Swing Trading Stocks video that hit on a lot of important topics other traders could benefit from reading. The comment read “[swing trading for] 20% is [a] waist [sic] of time. Many stocks give you 100% or more a year passive income. Swing…

2020 year end wrap up and review

Is it 2021 yet? It’s never a good idea to wish time away or want to speed things forward, but I am ready to make an exception for this year. It’s been an eventful 12 months so what better time to hit pause for a moment and take inventory of the good and bad from…

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…

How to Make FinTwit Work for You & Suggested Traders to Follow

Gone are the days where the retail trader was limited to cable networks or expensive private subscriptions for news and discussions about stocks throughout the day.

Scanning for Breakout Setups Using Worden TC2000 PCF

Scanning for Breakout Setups using Worden TC2000 PCF is a guide for traders using TC2000 who are looking to find stocks that are breaking out and increasing in momentum. We’ll walk through a few different scan ideas, explain the thought process, and share all of the code that goes into each condition. The basis of…

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…

Commissions and Taxes Are Destroying Your Trading Profits

Eighteen thousand three hundred and sixty-four dollars. That was the total cost of commissions I paid to Scottrade when I just started trading. My trading account was around twenty-five thousand.

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…