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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This past week, the generals continued their retreat on modest capital flows while the troops resumed their rally. The generals (NDX 100) lost -3.98%, while the troops – the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWM) – gave up much of their early week gains to finish up 1.74%. The S&P 500 ended the week down -1.97%, with capital outflows outpacing inflows by nearly a 2:1 ratio, notes Buff Dormeier, chief technical analyst at Kingsview Partners.
Biden’s decision to withdraw from the US presidential race has added uncertainty to already nervous equity markets, states Ian Murphy of
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq made new highs. Only six of the eleven S&P SPDR sectors finished higher last week, notes Bonnie Gortler.
In today’s video, I explore current short-term trading opportunities and top long-term stock picks, including NVDA, AVGO, AMD, MSFT, NFLX, and more, states Danielle Shay of
Today kicks off the last full trading week in June and the final weekly price bar for Q2-2024, states Ian Murphy of
I’m eyeing NFLX for an entry to the long side before the next upcoming earnings report in July, states Danielle Shay, editor of FiveStarTrader.
Technology is continuing to do the heavy lifting. Without it, the stock markets would look and feel a lot different. While the sector continues to trend positively, dip-buying in tech-heavy indices or ETFs like the S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) or Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) continues to make more sense than trying to pick the top from a trading point of view, explains Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at
Markets keep jumping. But the rising tide isn’t lifting all boats equally, states Alec Young of MAPSignals.
This week, Wednesday will be the big day for economic data, states Ian Murphy of
Last week was a great one in beautiful Sonoma. Having the team together and inviting some smart friends to join us for the conversations was amazing. Meanwhile, we’ve been seeing relentless buying pressure in the stock market, writes JC Parets, founder of

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It is always a good idea to look back on the start of the year to assess how we got to where we are and where we might go from here. Using Lowry’s Supply and Demand analysis, we will examine the balance between Buying Power and Selling Pressure, supported by the full body of technical evidence, to chart our way into the second half. 

Join Jerremy Newsom, the CEO of Real Life Trading as he shares his exact day trading plan.  He will hold nothing back, as he provides his rules, the PDF for his plan, his charts for the plan, and the rules that he follows every day!  He will go over exact trades to show his entries, exits, targets, and bullet profit system for delicious cash flow!    

IBD’s MarketDiem newsletter gives you hand-picked trade ideas for stocks and options right in your inbox every weekday during market hours. Our team does the research, so you get smarter trading insights, timely market analysis, and even bite-size investing lessons––all in a quick 5-minute read. Subscribe today for $4.99 per month or just $20 for the entire year. 

Michael Madden, CMT, CFTe, CEWA, has been a full-time wave analyst with Elliott Wave International for over 10 years. He studied many forms of technical analysis and is a huge advocate for the Elliott Wave Principe. In this session, Michael will share some valuable lessons he has learned throughout his career that have helped him become a better trader. 

In trading everything is possible… When planning a trade, traders usually care for the entry, stop loss, and take profit. Fair enough, as these are the main elements of a proper strategy. But what happens DURING the trade? Most traders are unprepared for all the moves within the trade. They are unprepared for losses turning into profits and vice versa. And while watching their accounts grow and decrease within a second the subconscious mind kicks in and brings all the fear and doubt with it. As a result, traders tend to make severe mistakes in trade management, which leads to unplanned losses instead of the desired profits. 

Join seasoned trader Fausto Pugliese as he unravels the closely guarded secrets of market makers. This dynamic webinar equips both beginners and seasoned traders with essential tools to navigate the markets with confidence and precision. 

You will also learn:

·         Master market maker fundamentals and their impact on day trading.

·         Essential day trading concepts, including technical analysis and order types.

·         Strategies to leverage market maker behavior for potential profit. 

Join Orion Szathmary, CEO of TradeZero Canada, for a 30-minute session showcasing the features that matter most to many active traders. Discover how custom hotkey shortcuts can streamline your trading, allowing for quick and efficient order execution. Explore advanced order types like range and contingent orders, which offer greater flexibility in your trading strategies. Enjoy free liquidity-adding orders for stock trades, flat-rate commissions of $0.59 per contract for options trades, and 24/7 customer support. This session is your chance to see how TradeZero Canada's toolkit can support your active trading goals, all while benefiting from training, education, and round-the-clock service. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how TradeZero Canada is changing the game for Canadian day traders. 

IBD’s MarketDiem newsletter gives you hand-picked trade ideas for stocks and options right in your inbox every weekday during market hours. Our team does the research, so you get smarter trading insights, timely market analysis, and even bite-size investing lessons––all in a quick 5-minute read. Subscribe today for $4.99 per month or just $20 for the entire year.  

Dive into the art of decoding order flow, mastering market dynamics, and maximizing profits. Join Paras for a dynamic session where you'll explore essential tape reading skills and witness live demonstrations to pinpoint the imbalance between buyers and sellers. Elevate your trading game and transform your strategy with this must-attend event. 

Many investors get caught up in popular investment themes. They enthusiastically buy near the top, then fearfully sell near the bottom when the market corrects its excess. Conversely, the greatest investment returns in history have been made by betting against the crowd during extreme investor sentiment. But how do we know when the market has reached an opportunistic inflection point? Keith Richards' webinar will provide a bevy of contrarian analysis tools designed to help you identify an overbought and euphoric market. These same tools can help you profit by buying into an oversold market that has reached its capitulation stage. 


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.