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

Bear markets take their toll on everyone, but they eventually end, says Lucas Downey of Mapsignals.com.
Bear markets do not occur frequently, which makes it easy to get lulled into a trance-like state of bull market trading, notes Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
There were important developments in the market that have prompted an additional step to the most defensive allocation in our Model Fund Portfolio since the 2000 Tech Bubble, observes Jim Stack, money manager, market strategist and editor of InvesTech Research.
This morning I received an inquiry from a subscriber who asked me what I thought would be the market bottom on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, explains Jim Woods, editor of Bullseye Stock Trader.
There’s a reason we write about income stocks so frequently: Investors love dividends, asserts Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts, an advisory service that has been continuously published since 1946.
You know that I am bearish right now, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
Mike Larson, editor of Safe Money Report, asks: you remember March 2020, right?
The S&P 500 (SPX) jumped sharply Monday at the open, following its worst week since 2020, says Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
This is as pivotal a moment as I've seen in my 52 years of stock market observation, cautions Alan Newman, market timing specialist and editor of CrossCurrents.
The oversold rally that took place in late May ran out of steam in early June, says Lawrence McMillan of Option Strategist.

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The ecosystem for trading volatility is growing. VOLQ Index Options and VOLQ futures are here. What does that mean for you? Join Nasdaq's Kevin Davitt, Nations Indexes' Scott Nations, CME's Craig Bewick, and Akuna Capital's John Bria for a discussion about the current state of volatility.

What's the first chart you look at every trading day? David has a morning coffee routine that begins with a weekly chart of the S&P 500 along with a proprietary technical analysis model based on trend following and price momentum. In this session, he'll share why this chart is so important to his daily routine, what it's telling him about the current market environment, and how to avoid the key mistake many novice investors make with technical analysis!

Taylor Horton will discuss how to utilize the TTM Squeeze indicator to identify high-probability setups across multiple timeframes. At the end of the presentation, Taylor will walk through how he curates his squeeze watchlist based on his buy and sell signals. The Squeeze indicator allows him to identify when a stock is setting up to make a bigger than expected move, typically with a focus on weekly and daily timeframes. Taylor will show how he builds his position in a stock before the momentum begins, which allows him the ability to take profits into the ensuing strength. He uses a mix of moving averages, Keltner channels, and other indicators to accurately determine the direction of the next move. Join Taylor Horton and let him show you the power of the TTM squeeze, and why he believes a trading career can be built around this one setup.

Cash is a position and patience is in order as we navigate the worst months of the year and the weak spot of the four-year cycle. But 2022 is setting up for a prototypical midterm bottom hitting its low point in late Q3 or early Q4 in the August-October period, just ahead of the midterm elections. Jeff will show you how to navigate this volatility and be ready for the next bull market rally. Inflation is stubbornly remaining at multi-decade highs, the Fed is tightening, sentiment is bearish, support levels are not holding, supply chain disruptions persist, there is conflict in Europe and energy prices are at record highs for consumers. Continue to be patient as the weak spot of the four-year-cycle will eventually give way to the sweet spot, likely sometime later in Q3 or in early Q4. Even with inflation at multi-decade highs, cash is likely the least risky place to wait.

Ken Calhoun will show you how to trade new stock swing trading gap and breakout patterns for 2022's volatile markets. You will learn practical, step-by-step patterns to use when trading gap and breakout entries with candle charts, and how to find and manage your trade entries from start to finish. In this fast-paced session, you will learn how to: Find the best-moving swing trading breakout charts to trade, avoid false breakouts with the use of volume and candlestick patterns, set your entries for trading gap continuations for multiday swingtrades, time your exits to avoid large stops and missed profits, and trade inverse ETFs like UVXY and SQQQ that go up during market selloffs.


In this session, Ken Mahoney will speak about positioning, when you should add shares, and when you should exit. You will also learn about proper money management techniques, like placing stop orders, how to approach earnings/earnings season, and how to use the volatility index as telltale sign of when to increase/decrease your exposure.

There's an abundance of stocks, commodity, and even crypto-related markets that have defined seasonal trends developing from early June until mid-August. Join John Person as he shares first how to acquire the trend using several trade platforms, including Genesis and Thinkorswim, then he will help show how to trade these trends using traditional entry order methods and how and when to apply options strategies. In addition, he will share how Algo created trading systems can give traders an edge in identifying when to stay with a trend. This is an exciting time as a trader with so many choices of products and vehicles to trade in this "sell in May, go away" time frame. Most traders are aware that even in bull markets not all products go up, inversely in bear markets there are gems that present great buying opportunities. The key is to learn how to harness these opportunities and have positive end results. The goal of this session is to show the audience exactly how to stack the odds in their favor to achieve a greater chance of success.
Join John Skelton with Apex Trader Funding as he shares with you the details of Funded Trading Accounts. Don't have enough funds to trade? Don't want to risk your own funds? Not enough funds to trade the size of contracts you want? Learn about the one step evaluation process to qualify for a funded futures trading account. The rules are very simple, four easy rules. No fine print or impossible rules to ever meet. Learn about the psychological advantages to trading a funded account as opposed to risking your own funds. Learn how you can have multiple evaluation and paid performance accounts and trade them at the same time with a click of a button to potentially spread out your risk and multiple rewards.
We are all in the business of trading to make money, but many traders struggle to get past break-even. I'll tell you why, and give you a simple, realistic way to fix it.

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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.