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

Everybody knows that markets and individual financial instruments oscillate between bullish and bearish cycles, but less well understood is the transition between periods of low and high realized volatility, explains Ian Murphy of
Realized volatility on E-Minis of the Nasdaq index (as measured by ATR%) has been on a crazy roller coaster ride recently, explains Ian Murphy of
As a trend follower the current price of the instrument we are trading is almost irrelevant, explains Ian Murphy of
Virtu (VIRTU) does not trade on informational edge, explains Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management.
You might have heard the saying “Sell in May and go away.” It’s an old investing adage that has been around for decades, but does it actually work, asks, Markus Heitkoetter of Rockwell Trading?
When you stare at data everyday, trends become easier to spot. Right now, one trend is certain: uncertainty, states Lucas Downey of
Stocks took a beating for a good part of last week, but the market’s breadth as measured by the New York Stock Exchange Advance Decline line (NYAD) recovered and the uptrend, although slightly weakened, is still intact, states Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
This week, the Yearly Help indicator crossed below zero was identified as a negative sign because such a signal has not been seen since October, explains Ian Murphy of
In this week's Technical Analysis 101, Kate Stalter of Better Money Decisions breaks down consolidation and breakouts to help you improve your charting skills.
Back in early February, with CVS Health Corporation (CVS) trading at 73.19, Mike Paulenoff alerted MPTrader members to a bullish technical setup in the stock, writing:

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Harry Boxer, founder of, shares insights into identify breakout trading opportunities for intraday as well as swing trades. In this presentation, he will cover how to use intraday technicals and patterns to uncover trading candidates on intraday and daily charts. He will discuss using price-volume surges as the key to identifying the most lucrative trades, and how to play opening gaps and early session patterns. Learn from this 50-year veteran trader and technical analyst, and author of the highly acclaimed Profitable Day & Swing Trading (Wiley), noted by Stock Trader's Almanac as the "2015 Best Investment Book of the Year."
The importance of moving averages in trading cannot be underestimated. Traders need continuous feedback on short-term price action to make lightning-fast buy and sell decisions. Moving averages are a multi-faceted tool that can be used in a variety of different ways. The more tools you have in your trading chest, the better equipped you should be. Let Oliver Velez, one of the most dynamic speakers in today's financial arena, show you how moving averages form elements of the most successful traders trading strategies and how you can add this important tool to your trading toolbox. Don't miss it!
Oliver Velez, world-renowned master trader, educator, and best-selling author, will reveal how to accumulate stock like a pro. The concept of location in the market can be tremendously powerful for improving your results and accelerating your trading profitability beyond what most ever achieve. Don't miss this unequaled presentation from one of the industries most respected and celebrated traders of all time!

NeuroStreet Trading Academy welcomes you to their new, upcoming webinar where sales professional, Jim Simmons, will break down how to grow a small trading account in the stock market. During the webinar he will show you NSTA's proven four-step trading system with results, universal trade setups for stocks and options, real trades, real fills, and student success! He will also cover core indicators NSTA relies on daily, proprietary stock scanners and filters, education lessons and strategy rules, and trade rooms and chat rooms with premarket watchlists.

By the end of this free class, you will know:

  • How to get a high-winning percent track record following NSTA's four-step easy trading plan.
  • Where to find the best "A" trades using their proven trade filtering process.
  • How to eliminate losing trades by following NSTA's instructors trading LIVE!
  • How to get rid of endless "Stopouts" and finally execute trades successfully.

Trading and active investing offer the lure and promise of outsized gains and reduced risks, with minimal effort. However, it is well documented that the overwhelming majority of retail traders and active investors lose money.

If you are seeking a high-growth opportunity, worried about a stock market crash, or just looking for quality portfolio diversification, then join former Wall Street CEO and professional trader, Scott Andrews, to learn if InvestiQuant's autotrading strategies can help you more quickly and safely grow your hard-earned capital.

Autotrading with iQ is an efficient, cost-effective way to have your account systematically traded using proven alternative investment strategies with a qualified professional overseeing the entire process (so you don't have to).Trading may not be suitable for all investors. Past performance may not be indicative of future results.

The Bull & Bear Tracker, an S&P 500 long and short ETF trading algorithm, generated a gain of 183% vs. the S&P 500's 46% for the three years ending on March 31, 2021. The Bull Vix Algorithm which trades corrections from market tops generated gains of 98%, 82%, and 116% vs. a gain of 4.4%, loss of 9.6%, and loss of 15.2% for the S&P 500's last three major drawn downs: Q1-2018, Q4-2018, and Q1-2020. This presentation will cover utilization of the Bull Vix algorithm to hedge a portfolio against losses, empirical data in support of the S&P 500 being at a secular bull high and its fourth Perilous Peak since 1881, and the strategies to deploy to enable a portfolio to grow in a Secular Bear and declining market.
The Incentive Profit Sharing Accounts achieved an outsized return of 230% in less than one year since their inception in April 2020 compared to the S&P 500 TR of 47%. The AFC Growth Accounts are besting the S&P 500 TR by a compounded average of 3% annually for the last 16 years. The presentation will explore why higher returns may NOT mean higher risk. These are actual client accounts net of all fees and costs. These accounts are not models, not hypothetical, not back-tested. Mike Adams will discuss both the structure of the accounts and superior stock selection. The accounts are always fully invested. It's a great feeling to be caught with your pants up!' as Peter Lynch said. We always have to say that past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
Looking for a system to guide your day, swing, or long-term trading with 90% confidence, precise entry and exit points, as well as stop levels? The proprietary Variable Changing Price Momentum Indicator (VC PMI) is your guide to trading gold, silver, the E-mini, and other markets. Learn how it was developed and how to use it—just as Equity Management Academy's CEO, Patrick MontesDeOca, did to make a 337% return last year.

Everyone knows that the last half of 2020 and first half of 2021 have been fantastic for stock market investors. But what are you going to do when the market turns bearish? And how will you even know it's turning bearish before you lose a lot of money?

Turner Capital Investments clients don't have to worry about this. The Market-Directional investing developed by Mike Turner is designed to take advantage of every market condition, bullish or bearish. Market-Directional investing uses advanced math and computer algorithms to measure the market and invest in the strongest stocks to take advantage of the current market condition. There's no guessing.

During this special presentation, Mr. Turner will show you how stay on the right side of the market, no matter which direction the market is heading. You'll learn how to remove emotion from your investing decisions by implementing the strong, rules-based procedures that he has developed over the past two decades.

If you're ready to become a more successful investor and learn how to make money in both bull and bear markets, you won't want to miss this presentation.

Chart reading is a great skill, but it is not enough when it comes to spotting big trends. There is always a fundamental cause for a rally or decline. Tune in to this presentation where Inna Rosputnia will reveal what can set up major market up- and down-swings.



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.

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