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Earnings: How Trade Them Correctly

We are in the middle of earning season, a very exciting, profitable and yet, intimidating time for traders. Companies that beat analysts' expectation, perform better than expected, has higher number of subscribers, etc... are the big winners during earning seasons. The positive surprise...

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Three Key Trend Trading Indicators

In this article we will look at three key indicators used to identify and trade trends: moving averages, stochastics (and RSI) and On Balance Volume (OBV). Moving Averages Moving averages are important indicators used to analyze price movement and trend direction. Moving averages are simply...

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Trade Bitcoin (and Other Cryptocurrencies) Using Technical Analysis

Q- Question from one of our students: "I want to trade cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and IOTA), and would like to know if the candlestick and technical patterns can be used to analyze and trade them correctly. Thank you!" A- Candlestick and technical patterns can be found and...

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Trade Moving Averages Like Support and Resistance Lines

Q- Question from one of our students: "You mentioned that [moving averages act as magnets and] prices get attracted and tend to move close to simple or exponential moving averages. So if for example the chart is going up and the price is going down but is still above the moving average line, how...

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Which Time Frame to Use for Intraday Trading

One our subscribers recently asked us this question: "Which time frame do you prefer between the 5-minute and 15-minute candlestick pattern for intraday trading?" Here is our answer. When you find a stock that is moving, either gapping up, or running here is what to we recommend doing: Look...

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Why Trade Options

When trading options we can take advantage of three factors that are uniquely available only within options: Leverage Lowering Cost Basis Probability of Profit (POP) Leverage Options give us control of 100 shares of stock, without having to invest the full capital required to...

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How to Make Money Selling Options

Did you know that selling options is more profitable than buying options? Why? Simply because the POP (probability of profit), the chance of winning is greater when selling options than when buying options: 65% POP when selling options 35% POP when buying options What that means is...

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SNAP - How to Analyze IPOs on their first day

Today we take a look at how to analyze an IPO on their first day of the public offering and how to trade it moving forward. In this example, we look at Snapchat ($SNAP). Watch this video to get the insights. Good trading! Trading Risk Disclaimer All the information shared in this...

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Sharp Alert Stock Weekly Analysis

Today we take a look at the technicals for our weekly Sharp Alert stock signals: $ABT, $AMD, $APRI, $ARRY, $ATI, $ATRS, $BCRX, $CMRX, $CNAT, $CRNT, $CSC, $CSX , CXRX, $ESIO, $GALT, $HDP, $INO, $KMT, $KN, $MRVL, $MTW, $MU, $MYGN, $NUAN, $NVLS, $NVTA, $PGNX, $PTX, $QURE, $RDWR, $SBLK, $SEDG,...

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Market Trend: Great Bullish Day

Today we check out the US indices and look at market direction for the week ahead: $SPY (S&P 500 ETF) $COMPQ (Nasdaq) $DJ-30 (Dow Jones) We also take a look at the trade of the week ($MYGN), how and why we decided to trade it and what to expect next. Watch this video to get the...

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