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.

Articles on Trading Strategies

Volatility rose sharply last week, with all eleven S&P SPDR sectors finishing lower, notes Bonnie Gortler of
We started a new long position this week in Teck Resources (TECK) and expect it to break out very soon, states Larry Tentarelli of the Blue Chip Daily Trend Report.
The Euro may bounce in its weekly-chart breakout/breakdown narrow-range set trade to up to 1.088 before a break either direction, writes Trevor Smith of Trevor's Trading.
Technical analysts are warning that a divergence is building between the S&P 500’s price action and underlying momentum. However, there has not been a catalyst for sellers to fully take control just yet, writes Tom Bruni, head of market research at The Daily Rip by Stocktwits.
Over the weekend, commentators expressed the opinion that last week’s rally in US stocks is starting to cool, states Ian Murphy of
Wieland Arlt is a bestselling author, trader, and president of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). 
The tone changed last week as only four of the eleven S&P SPDR sectors finished higher, notes Bonnie Gortler of
This market just won’t quit. The S&P 500 is up 25% since late October! It’s tempting to think this epic rally can’t last. The urge to cash out is hard for many to resist, states Alec Young of MAPSignals.
Another day, another video. In today’s Trade Review episode, I discussed taking profits on IBM in addition to managing what was a loser in Microsoft (MSFT), states Danielle Shay of
The chart of the day belongs to the medical instrument company Bruker (BRKR), states Jim Van Meerten of

Experts on Trading Strategies

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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. 

The market offers the best trading opportunities for day traders in the first 30 minutes after the market opens. We will discuss various winning strategies for trading the market open. 

Drawing on his vast and extensive experience as a stock and futures trader since 1967, Jake Bernstein explains in detail the outstanding trading and timing indicator, XC, and its precise use in all markets and time frames. Joined by his associate and XC co-developer, Brian Latta, they will show how XC is used for timing and trend changes.  XC is a highly stable 100% rules-based indicator developed specifically for capturing large moves early in their inception. As a long-time presenter at MoneyShow events, Jake's sessions have always delivered valuable tools and trading methods to serious traders keen to improve their results. 

It’s LIVE trading time! Join Simpler Trading's TG Wakins, Joe Rokop, and Allison Ostrander as they battle the markets at the March 2024 virtual MoneyShow. Watch as this panel of all-stars identifies possible trade ideas and places their bets. Walk away with lessons you can apply to your own trading account in the future.  

Understanding the different risk profiles of the two various ways to have exposure to equity markets can be beneficial in investors’ positioning. Learn more about how and why to have equal-weighted exposure in 2024. 


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. 


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.