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The Best Way To Learn To Trade

Have you ever tried to learn something, but couldn't wrap your head around it? Maybe a language? Or a new skill?

Do you remember the times in school, or maybe even in college, when you just stared at your text book and just couldn't understand what you were reading?

In this article you will learn the fastest way to learn to trade. The key is the way HOW you learn new concepts.

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2 Common Trading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Whether you are brand new to trading or you’re a grizzled veteran of the market, at some point you will make at least one of these common trading mistakes in your business. And usually, it’s more than one. That’s OK, because you are part of a big club and it’s just par for the course. You see, trading involves money, and money makes people do strange things. They zig when they should zag and some even let their emotions completely swallow them up whole. Mistakes quickly lead to fear. Fear of going broke, fear of a losing trade, and the fear of not being able to trade anymore. These need [...]

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9 Should You Start Trading Binary Options?

Binary Options are becoming more and more popular. In this article you will learn what binary options are and how to trade binary options. Have you ever analyzed the markets and decided that the markets were going to move higher. You place a trade, and you're RIGHT about the direction of the market, but an early move against you stops you out of the trade before you are profitable? Have you ever expected a report like jobless claims or nonfarm payrolls to come out worse than expected. You then discover that you are right about the report, but the market moves in the opposite direction for some crazy reason? If [...]

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15 What’s The Best Trading Computer? A Desktop Or A Laptop?

What’s The Best Trading Computer? A Desktop Or A Laptop? It’s nice to get out of the office with your laptop, but as a trader should you? It depends. At most coffee shops - whose name is likely to start with “star” and end with “bucks” - you’ll find caffeinated worker bees hunkered over their laptops. Everyone’s busy navigating the Internet or answering emails. Walk onto any professional trading floor and you’ll find high powered desktop computers running multiple monitors - four, six, or even eight - displaying all kinds of charts and indicators. Your Trading Computer Choice Depends on The Power You Need Desktop and laptop computers are two [...]

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9 The ONE Indicator That Does Work

This blog post was contributed by Ziad Masri, a professional day trader and good friend of mine. Ziad has been trading for many year, and here's HIS take on indicators: Most trading indicators don’t work. They lag price action and won’t make you money. And yet traders are always spending countless hours tweaking them and trying to make them work. I’m going to save you a lot of time and money by introducing you to the one indicator that does work. And the best part is that it’s available for free in most charting platforms. I trade for a living and have been using this indicator in my trading for [...]

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4 5 Ways To Improve Your Trading NOW

Why is it that traders have a hard time seeing the forest through the trees? Traders are always so focused on minor details that they fail to see what's really holding them back. Simple solutions often produce the most dramatic results, and in this article we'll share 5 simple things that will help you improve your trading NOW. 1) If you're losing money, STOP trading. There is a big difference between losing money during a calculated drawdown, and simply just losing money. If you have a trading plan and have expectations when trading your plan, there will be times when you go through winning streaks and losing streaks. There will [...]

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Buying Options - What You Need To Know

Interested in buying options? You might have heard about the leverage and the enormous profit potential that you could achieve when buying options. But you also might have heard about traders who lost a lot of money with this strategy. Should YOU be buying options? In this article you will learn what you need to know before buying options, and important tips & tricks that will help you select the best options to buy. Important: If you're completely new to options trading, make sure to check out our article “Stock Option Trading Information You Should Know” Like most financial decisions in life, there are both advantages and disadvantages when it [...]

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39 Stock Option Trading Information You Should Know

Stock Option Trading Information You Should Know Stock option trading is a popular way to trade the markets. Since there are more variables involved than simply buying a stock, stock option trading is often believed to be too complex or advanced for the average trader. It's true that there are more things to consider when buying and selling options, but options trading can be kept simple. In this article we'll cover stock option trading information you should know, and why stock option trading is a powerful alternative to simply buying stock. Why trade options? These are the main reasons traders are attracted to options trading. Opportunities with a small investment [...]

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67 Should You Buy Home Depot Stocks? - Here Are Three (3) Stocks To Watch

With the S&P recently making new all-time highs, traders are getting more and more excited about buying stocks. Unfortunately the best buying opportunities came weeks ago, and we're now starting to see some weakness in some popular stocks like Home Depot (HD), Exxon Mobile (XOM) and Netflix (NFLX). So should you buy Home Depot stocks? - Take a look at this video. HOME DEPOT (HD) Home Depot (HD) – After a Power Crossover Method buy signal on February 20th, 2014 at $77.57, HD hit our Average Daily Range target of $80.30 in just 3 trading sessions. The uptrend continued but since making new highs HD has retreated and is starting [...]

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21 How To Invest In Gold Coins

An Infographic by: Scottsdale Bullion and Coin How To Invest In Gold Coins Investing in gold can be accomplished in 3 popular ways: Buy physical gold coins or bullion. Buy gold ETFs. Buy gold futures. All 3 methods are great ways to invest in Gold, but physical gold in the form of coins or bullion is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to invest in gold for the long term. One of the biggest benefits of physical gold is that you own the metal and don't need to worry about transaction costs associated with other types of gold investments. If you are more interested in short term market [...]

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5 AAPL - Buy Or Sell?

Apple (AAPL) could be one of the most controversial stocks ever. It seems that half of the analysts say "BUY AAPL", while the other half says "SELL AAPL". So what is the right thing to do? Should You Buy AAPL - Or Sell It? And if you currently own AAPL in your portfolio, should you hold or get rid of it? Let's take a look at the big picture first: After making all-time highs in 2012 at $705.07 a share (on 9/21/12), AAPL lost almost half of its value, with a 2013 low of $385.10 (on 4/19/13). AAPL finally finished the year at $561.02. With the NASDAQ up 38% for [...]

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4 Should You Buy Gold NOW?

As I write this on December 20th, gold is trading at $1201.3 an ounce, rebounding slightly from yesterday's -3.88% plunge and close below key support at $1200. So is now a time to buy? We're getting mixed messages at these levels for the following reasons: The Power Crossover Method gave a sell signal on December 19th, but with Dec 20th's move higher, the signal has not been confirmed (as a rule we give it 3 trading days). Round numbers (e.g. 1,200) are very powerful, especially a round number that has held up this year, and was last encountered in 2010. The last time gold broke the $1200 mark (June 28th, [...]

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9 Live Trading Of "The Perfect Day Trading Setup"

In my last blog post I introduced Spread Trading NQ/TF, which I think is the perfect day trading setup. We received many questions around this strategy, and my head coach Mark Hodge recorded the last 2 trading sessions trading this spread live. When you first see this strategy in action, it might look confusing, but once you get the hang of it, it actually IS the perfect day trading setup. As you will see, with THIS setup we don't try to predict the market. Instead, we let the market tell us which direction it wants to go. And that's exactly what most professional traders do: They hedge the market by [...]

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17 The Perfect Day Trading Setup?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Does the perfect day trading setup exist? First of all, what does "perfect" mean? The perfect day trading setup is NOT a trading strategy that never loses. Actually, that would be great, but it's a dream. It doesn't exist. When trading, losses are part of our business as traders. So what IS the perfect day trading setup? For me, it's a setup that... ... is easy to execute, ... does NOT require sophisticated charting software, ... can be traded with ANY account size (small accounts and large accounts), ... uses a small stop loss, ... requires minimum time commitment, ... has a high average profit [...]

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7 Gap Trading - Trading With Probabilities

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes "Gap trading" is a simple and disciplined trading approach. When gap trading, you don't need any indicators. You only need to find a market that has a price gap from the previous close to today's open. More often than not prices tend to move towards the direction of the previous close, presenting excellent trading opportunities. In this article I want to show you some ideas how to trade them. It's All About Probabilities Depending on where the market opens today in relation to yesterday's close, we see either a full gap or a partial gap. Scott Andrews from www.MasterTheGap.com has been doing some extensive research [...]

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32 Why You Buy Stuff You Don't Need

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes A few months ago we moved into the lake house. And it's embarrassing, but I still have a lot of boxes from my old office that I haven't unpacked. I keep moving the boxes from one side to the other in my new office, but somehow I don't have the motivation to unpack them. Probably because they are full of stuff I don't need any more. Books, DVDs, courses, ... and even some tapes (anybody remember those?) 🙂 But somehow I can't let go of it. After all, I paid a lot of money for it! I don't even want to know how much money [...]

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51 Arbitrage Trading - Trade Without Risk?

Estimates Reading Time: 8 minutes. One day the young trading apprentice approached his master and looked defeated. "Master, I understand that losses are part of my life as a trader. But I'm getting sick and tired of losing. I wish there was a way to trade WITHOUT risk." The old Trading Master smiled. He has heard this wish many times before and replied: "Whenever you want to make substantial amounts of money, there's risk involved. However, there is a way to trade that allows you to extract small, but consistent profits out of the market with virtually no risk." The young trading apprentice was surprised: "You mean that there IS [...]

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6 Five Reasons Why You MUST Backtest Trading Strategies

Estimated Reading Time : 6 Minutes Why should you backtest trading strategies? After all, most of the trading strategies that you buy or read about on websites, in eBooks or in forums already come with a detailed performance report. Why can't you just trust these numbers and start trading the strategy? Does it make sense to spend time and backtest trading strategies, even if you get "certified performance reports"? The answer is YES! Whether you develop your own trading strategies, purchase a trading strategy or read about a trading strategy in a book, on a website or in a forum: You MUST test the strategy to ensure it actually works [...]

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2 Seasonal Spreads - A Great Way To Trade

Estimated Reading Time: 6 min. Have you heard about "Seasonal Spreads?" Seasonal Spreads are a great way to trade, because .... You can trade seasonal spreads on a small account, You need only a few minutes per week, You can trade them in addition to your current strategies. Does Seasonality Really Exist? You bet it does! As an example, right now it's the end of May. Next week is Memorial Day, which is the "official" kick-off of BBQ season. And what's America's favorite grill item? - Hot dogs and sausage! Also, in just a few weeks summer break starts. During summer, vacationing families prefer the convenience of processed meats. Bacon-lettuce-tomato [...]

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