STRATEGIES, TRADING

Todd Gordon

Managing Director,

Ascent Wealth Partners, LLC

About Todd

Todd Gordon began his journey into the financial markets right out of college and has since amassed over 20 years of Wall Street experience. Early in his career he held a position at Gain Capital working as a fund manager, and later became the senior technical analyst at FOREX.com. He has been a CNBC contributor for over a decade and can regularly be found on Fast Money and Trading Nation. He is the founder of tradinganalysis.com, a market research and education company focused on Elliott Wave and Fibonacci market analysis.

Todd's Articles

Have you ever seriously considered how you enter a trade? Do you enter the market as a market taker or a market maker? When I say market maker, you might picture a guy on the offer at $550.25 on ARCA for 50k shares of APPL to provide liquidity because it’s his job. Obviously most of us don’t carry the responsibility to trade that way or have access to that kind of capital. But there are lessons we can learn from market makers that will immediately improve your entry prices, and thus your performance will improve.
In the latter half of 2008, the EUR/USD and major equity indices experienced a tight correlation: Where the S&P 500 went, the EUR/USD went.  The reason being lower equity markets heightened global risk aversion, and as a result, the US dollar was the direct beneficiary. So, lower equity markets produced a lower EUR/USD.
The world's oil supply is traded in US Dollars. And the USD (shown in blue against Euro) has been declining since the turn of the century. As the value of the USD falls, the price of the world's oil supply should rise reflecting the greater number of dollars required to purchase a single barrel of oil.
Todd Gordon, currency strategist and active trader, Forex.com shares each of his January trades, pointing out the lessons learned from his successes and losses…

Todd's Videos

Todd Gordon describes his approach to discovering and sharing trading signals. He says that it is important to own your losses as well as your success.
In today's headline and tweet-driven market environment, you may find it hard to sidestep the constant barrage of information in order to rise above the daily volatility. Todd Gordon will take you through the 3-steps of his active portfolio management style which will help you avoid the noise and see the market for what it actually is.
With twin boys, a baby girl, and nearly 20 years in the trenches trading his personal capital, frequent CNBC guest and professional options savant Todd Gordon knows what it takes to stay balanced and focused. Trading requires humility and flexibility in analytical methodologies and trading vehicles. Todd describes his approach to stock and options trading and shows how YOU can excel in today's challenging and volatile markets by applying some of the same concepts.