I always like to say, that in any trading strategy, you should only be exposed to the market when absolutely necessary. That is, whether it’s a strategy running on daily intervals or on monthly intervals, a trader should not stay in the market longer than needed because it leaves room for the unexpected. This is […]

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I offer every novice trader I meet one invaluable piece of advice and that is that markets have a pulse. When you trade, whether it’s the EURUSD pair or Gold or any other asset, there is a certain spiral-like cycle, with constant contraction and expansion. Identifying the waves of contraction and expansion is a powerful […]

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When trading, one of the most important pieces of information to have is the ability to identify momentum—when it begins and when it ends. It can help you plan your next trade and to ensure that that trade is successful. It is in the process of charting momentum that the Commodity Channel Index is especially […]

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Understanding the various types of candlesticks is one of the first things every novice trader should learn. But the experienced trader should also never forget the candlesticks’ significance. Because sometimes, when you have to figure out what’s about to happen with a certain pair and all other indicators fail, it’s the basics of reading candlesticks […]

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The Alligator Index, as its name suggests, is highly effective at biting down on trading opportunities, or more appropriately, momentum opportunities. The Alligator Indicator is comprised of three SMMAs, or three Simple Moving Averages, that run on averages. The three SMMAs are aptly named the Jaw, the Teeth and the Lips. The Jaw, the slowest […]

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Buying into a bullish trend on the dips is a popular long term strategy. You focus on the USD/JPY or any other pair that is on a long term bullish trend, wait for it to dip and jump in. You buy when the pair is low and just wait for the trend to continue. Yet […]

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Parabolic SAR and MACD are both very effective in spotting pivots and yet there is a difference. In some cases, you will find the Parabolic SAR is more effective while in others you might find the MACD more useful. That is why, in order to make the best of both, you must know the advantages […]

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These days, any mention of the term 3D is associated with entertainment. But in fact, when it comes to charting, and more specifically to charting your trading algo, 3D charting is not only insightful but provides important practical advantages. The most common chart to measure a trading algo is profit over time. That lets you […]

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