The Trend

Thursday January 19, 2017

U.S. Economy 2017: Why Retailers Are Struggling

“As the fortunes of many Americans go, so goes Wal-Mart, so goes the economy.”

That’s what The Associated Press has noted.

Wal-Mart is arguably one of the world's most important economic indicators, and recent earnings numbers may be a sign of things to come.

Thursday September 8, 2016

Three of the Most Powerful Technical Indicators

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If you pull a rubber band too far, too tight, what happens?

It snaps back. 

The same thing happens with stocks. If a stock, index, or ETF moves too high or too low, it typically snaps back, just like a rubber band. 

And we can spot the stretched rubber band by watching three specific technical indicators:

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Why a Fed Hike is not likely…

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Over the last week, fear and tension dominated the Street.

Many have speculated if the jobs data was good enough, the Fed could raise interest rates at the September 2016 meeting.

It doesn’t matter that the U.S. election is just months away.  It appears the Fed wants to hike.

But that may no longer be in the cards.

Friday September 2, 2016

Trade Stocks With Lightspeed at 4 A.M.

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In recent years, technology trends have led to widespread changes in financial markets. The vast amount of trading volume across assets now takes place on electronic trading platforms and the markets are increasingly accessible nearly around the clock.

Last month, Nasdaq OMX Group announced plans to open its pre-market trading session at 4 a.m. Previously, pre-market trading on Nasdaq began at 7 a.m. Eastern time. The new trading hours were implemented on Nasdaq in March.

Thursday September 1, 2016

Candlestick Patterns: The Secret to Wealth from a Rice Trader

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Munehia Homma was never your typical trader.

Few have been as influential or accurate.

But what he added to the art of technical analysis would change the way we look at charts altogether. What’s most interesting is that...

Thursday August 25, 2016

The Red Dog Reversal

If I could teach every new trader just one technical analysis strategy, it would be the Red Dog Reversal. It is my preferred method for identifying countertrend moves in oversold or overbought stocks, indexes, and ETFs.

Many traders, particularly beginners, are way too aggressive in calling tops and bottoms. The problem is they typically don’t have any real rationale. They’re basically just saying “I’ve got a feeling!” They might as well be at a roulette wheel in Las Vegas.

Thursday August 25, 2016

High Close Doji Trigger: A Powerful Trading Combination using Pivot Points and Candle Chart Patterns

There are many trading methods one can employ to actively trade, including various mechanical trading systems and manual trading tactics. The constant changing of market conditions can require system traders to adapt and update the parameters for the trading decisions. I often prefer the hands on visual approach which is more of a manual method while employing mechanical risk management techniques. The visual approach is aided by the use of candle charts. The drawback is that one must have a basic understanding of this form of charting to begin with. The upside is once you learn the basics, a new meaning of how markets act may be revealed to you.

Thursday August 25, 2016

Trade Futures Using Orderflow & Volume Profile

Let’s keep this short, sweet and to the point. No one wants to make trading harder than it already is. You may be a day trader, swing trader or investor and you may dabble in Futures, Forex or Stocks depending on your preference.

Regardless of your past trading experiences or success, what we’re going to show you in this short video is going to change the way you look at the markets forever. You will learn how to use a tool that makes Orderflow and volume easy to trade. You will get a free trial for our software and trade room, and we will make day trading and swing-trading a simple process for you.