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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In yesterday’s regular session the S&P500 closed almost flat having found support on the -1ATR line on a daily chart, states Ian Murphy of
We've tried it all when it comes to trading stocks. When you lose a lot, you learn a thing or two, explains Lucas Downey and Jason Bodner of
I recently received several email newsletters from trader friends who shared their points of view about where markets are now and where they’re going, recalls Bob Lang of Explosive Options.
Bearish price moves in many markets may mean bear trades are favored for the next few weeks or even months, says Trevor Smith of Trevor's Trading.
We are at the end of the summer season when investors and traders get back from their vacations. Typically, market volumes are back to normal right after Labor Day, states Rida Morwa, editor of High Dividend Opportunities.
In quiet trading before the Labor Day holiday, defensive sectors led the way. Seven of the 11 S&P sectors finished higher for the week ending 09/3/21, states Bonnie Gortler of
Long weekends like we just went through always seems to get me to look deeper into the portfolio, says Steve Reitmeister, editor of Reitmeister Total Return.
During August several popular stocks among retail traders either sold off or took a breather and I received numerous emails asking me what to do, states Ian Murphy of
All eyes on Jackson Hole today as they expect Jerome Powell to indicate when the US central bank will reduce their large-scale purchasing of assets, exclaims Ian Murphy of
Last week’s breadth sell signal, see below, was fairly convincing and should be taken seriously, says Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.

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This presentation with Lyn Alden Schwartzer will cover how metals fit into the current macro environment.
Come hear Mark Leibovit, #1 US Market Timer, former Nightly Business Report <em>Market Monitor</em> guest, and <em>Wall Street Week</em> "Elf", who is bringing his 42 years of experience to highlight where he sees the US Dollar and major futures markets. During this session he will focus especially on gold and silver in the weeks ahead using both his cyclical, technical, and proprietary Leibovit Volume Reversal analysis available at
This seminar will cover how to balance the daily Fed Juice&#174; signal with the seasonal market patterns of metals. It is well known that seasonal market patterns help investors determine the general tendencies of commodity markets and metals throughout the year. However, it is critical to balance the daily Fed Juice&#174; signal with these seasonal market patterns. In this way, one can determine the relative market bias revealed through divergences that unfold. This relative market bias can give us clues to the strength of current trend action and future price moves.
How many times have we heard there is no holy indicator of market prediction? But there is one, and the most important thing we can watch and understand has been sitting right under our noses. That indicator is price, but rarely have we ever been taught to assess price in one of three ways to predict the likelihood of future motion. Join Anne-Marie Baiynd for this breakdown of price analysis that will empower you as a trader in ways you've only hoped for...until now.
Join us for a high-energy session to discover exactly how to find and enter strong breakouts. You'll see the very best 5 chart patterns to enter&#8212;and which "trap" patterns to avoid (you'll value this). As a bonus, this session includes Ken Calhoun's PDF charts e-book to provide help.
Join Russell Rhoads, head of research and consulting at EQDerivatives, as he discusses the unique price behavior of VIX futures and options. He then will follow up with a couple of trading approaches to taking advantage of how VIX futures and options interact with the overall stock market and spot VIX index.
Market participants enter the financial arena for many different reasons. Whether actively thinking about it or not, the bottom line almost always comes down to the desire for short-term gains as well as the establishment of a secure financial future. From the standpoint of a technical trader, the skills for both are virtually interchangeable. In this class you will learn core technical skills required to read the upcoming trend in a market no matter which market is involved nor which time frame. Toni Hansen, a veteran trader with over 25-years of experience under her belt, will demonstrate how market tops form, and key differences between the beginning of a trend and its end. Pulling trades from diverse markets such as gold, forex, and grains, this session will open your eyes to situations where focusing on the short-term gains will be in your best interest, as well as how and when to protect short-term gains while building an investment in a longer-term position.
This workshop will detail a swing trading strategy that you can implement immediately. Matt DeLong of Real Life Trading will show you how you can manage risk with entry/exit signals on your own charts-iPhone alerts included! Join and discover his recipe that you can execute on your own.
During this workshop, Claudio Demb will look at the role that psychology plays in becoming a successful trader. He will focus on practical aspects of trading psychology, illustrating theoretical concepts with real trades from his own account. Mr. Demb will also address specific emotions that get in the way of successful trading. This session will close with suggestions on how to address psychological trading demons.
Most traders don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan. When it comes to trading, adopting a rule-based strategy is absolutely vital to your long-term success. In this live educational presentation, trend trader and trading coach Jerry Robinson will share 10 powerful trading rules that he personally uses to successfully navigate the markets. Avoid common pitfalls and improve your trading success with these 10 trading rules. Whether you are seeking to trade stocks, ETFs, options, or even cryptocurrencies, these time-tested rules will empower you to become a better trader and help to improve your returns in the market.


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.