Trading Strategies

There are many reasons why some succeed at trading, while others badly fail. One of the biggest differences is in trade preparation, establishing proper targets, and being able to stay in the position. Having a sound trading plan and strategy can make the world of difference to any trader, no matter their experience level. Top professional traders share their expert trading strategies to help you become a more consistently profitable trader.

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When I look at a stock chart, I expect to see some basic patterns developing, states Bob Lang of
Stocks are squishy in the early going, while Treasuries are rebounding from earlier losses, amid a spike in jobless claims filings. The dollar is falling, while gold and silver are rising, and crude oil is roughly flat.
Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you don’t need anything more than a few key principles. Let me share five simple ones that can help you up your game immediately, offers Keith Fitz-Gerald, editor of 5 with Fitz.
If I had to distill the stock market down to two primary words, I would likely choose “emotion” and “risk,” states Avi Gilburt of
The stock breakout from last week is now consolidating just under 4,292...the level that designates a new bull market, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
Stocks didn’t do much yesterday, and they aren’t doing much in the early going today. Treasuries, the dollar, and gold were all slightly lower recently, while crude oil was a bit higher.
Entitlements, which include Social Security and Medicare, represent about 65% of the Federal government’s outlays. Interest on the debt stands at around 12%, but is rising rapidly after decline in the 1990s and first decade of this century. Defense is another 12%. Keep these figures in mind for the future because the US government’s debt problem is NOT going way, advises Adrian Day, editor of Global Analyst.
Short-term, my best opinion (still) is another S&P futures wave up near 4417 that precedes June’s additional waves down in several markets I track, writes Trevor Smith of Trevor's Trading.
Stocks suffered a late-day slump yesterday, and they’re under a BIT of pressure in the early going today. Crude oil is also lower, failing to hold its post-OPEC+ meeting gains. The dollar is slightly higher along with gold and silver, while Treasuries are flat.
The debt ceiling agreement was approved, despite high-decibel dissentions. With this debate now sidelined until 2025, investors can redirect their attention to the upcoming June 13-14 FOMC meeting, notes Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Research.

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In this session, Michael Madden will explain why he believes the Wave Principle is the single-best trading methodology available. He'll show you how the features that make it a powerful analytical tool are also perfect for helping you formulate a robust trading plan.

Introduced in 2019, this daily swing trading strategy has consistently offered traders a steady flow of bankable profits. A pure play on the US equity market, the strategy can be traded with a geared ETF which tracks the S&P500, or by leveraging the power of E-mini futures. This offers the huge advantage of not having to screen lists of stocks looking for something to trade. During this comprehensive session, Ian Murphy will introduce the strategy and explain why it remains one of his go-to money-makers with real-life examples of recently closed trades.

Post-crash, pre covid, every Family Office wanted to do direct deals. And almost everything worked. But as we head into a recession, many of these deals are underwater and Family Offices are starting to reevaluate their investment process.

Not only were there no losing years, but the average annual gain was nearly 90%. No options. No gimmicks. No wild stock picks. Just two mainstream indexes: the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. This is a new rules-based methodology that takes advantage of strong bull and bear trends. Always know what to buy, when to buy, and when to sell. Totally takes your two biggest problems out of the picture: emotion and timing. You are going to love this session and it might change your investment life forever. You really cannot afford to miss this!
Popular trading professional Ken Calhoun is a former corporate statistician, quality engineer, and Fortune-500 consultant. He brings a wealth of professional real-money trading experience to the markets and has traded over $41 million in equity trades in a single year. In this session, you'll learn how to scan for and trade the strongest day and swing trading patterns. You'll unlock tips for scanning and trading each day's strongest gaps and breakouts, how to trade using a "ladder" of several trades in a sequence to scale into winners, and how to implement risk management tactics to minimize the cost of trades gone wrong. This is a must-see event and one where you can bring any questions you wish to ask!

The Federal Reserve has raised rates at the fastest pace in decades. Inflation stubbornly won't fall to 2%. And the talk over the looming recession casts a shadow of uncertainty. Not to mention, there's a US. Presidential Election less than 18 months away! Join Michael Carr to learn the moves investors must make now to position themselves to profit and protect their portfolios for the maelstrom to come.

Successful investing isn't about always being right in the market, but in your thinking and approach. Because bull markets come and go, it's how you invest, not what you invest in, that makes the biggest difference to your bottom line. Learn the basic philosophy that helped Jonathan Hoenig, a Fox News Contributor and hedge fund manager, beat the S&P 500 over 20 years, in this valuable, actionable talk.

The market continues to surge and pull back. We have not seen a prolonged bull market rally from the October lows. Greg Schnell rolls through the changes and identifies some of the key indicators that can help us find confirmation of the bull market taking hold. You'll want to add some of these ideas to your toolbox.

So, you want to be a contrarian investor? Many investors claim to act contrarian and think outside the box, but when it comes down to it, very few are actually contrary. Join Philip MacKellar and learn about his contrarian investment philosophy, how to successfully apply contrarian principles, and Contra the Heard's track record. He will also be discussing the importance of temperament, common psychological pitfalls, and what he anticipates in the year ahead.

The next few months are going to be quite important in determining whether we have indeed begun a bear market that could last well over a decade long. Mike Golembesky will take you through what he is seeing in his analysis and will tell you what to look for and what to expect.


In today’s uncertain and computer-driven market, lots of traders are making one critical mistake. They don’t know how to manage a trade once they are in it, so they hold and watch a winner become a loser. Learn how to line up a successful trade, set a realistic target, and know when a trade is not going to work out, so you can exit before incurring large losses.

Trading requires a disciplined approach and there are techniques you can learn to use now that can minimize your risk and increase your profits. The secret lies in knowing how consistently profitable traders find trades and manage them well from start to finish. Anyone can learn these trading strategies—all you need is a commitment to discover what works and the confidence to implement them. Whether you trade stocks, options, or futures, we’ve gathered the top experts here to show you specific tactics that can be used immediately to spot opportunities and trade them profitably.

Trading is a dynamic enterprise. If you aren’t improving your systems, strategies, and technology you may be losing ground. Our experts will keep you up to date on all the cutting-edge tools—as well as some that have stood the test of time—to keep you on the fast track to trading success.

Whether you're just starting out or a veteran trader looking for fresh ideas, or you are interested in learning day trading strategies, stock trading strategies, and everything in between, this section is made for you.Every article, video, or event is designed to bring you the latest intelligence available so that you can make better trading decisions, starting with your very next trade. Our experts will help you gain the edge you need to succeed in any market environment.