A common question I get asked by Premium members is which stock should be traded when the next trade absolutely has to be a winning trade.
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It is imperative to understand the basics of penny stock trading before actually taking the plunge. If you are new to trading penny stocks and could use some pointers to help you along the way, then this quick guide to penny stocks for dummies will most certainly come in handy. Below are a few pointers to help you make a success in your trading venture.
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You probably have your criteria for what you like in a stock. You know mine. Small cap stocks between $300 million and $2 billion market cap, beta greater than 1.5, price under $10, and volume greater than 1 million. But there’s one more level that you may not even know about. I’m talking about the short interest.
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How hard is it to swing trade for a living from home? Swing trading for a living is easier than you might think. Swing trading strategies are not hard but you need to know what the right tools are and how to use them.
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Battles have been won and lost simply on the ability of one side to hide really well. Even a superior enemy can’t take you out if they can’t find you (which is no coincidence why we are guerilla stock traders). Had the U.S. Army had Vietnamese seeking missiles, Vietnam would be a U.S. owned property.
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Richard Donchian created a system he called the Donchian 5 20 system in 1961. The system involves the use of the 5 day moving average and the 20 day moving average. Donchian believed that the 5 and 20 day moving averages have a special relationship because there are about 4, 5 day periods in a month or about 20 trading days excluding weekends.
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Heikin-Ashi candlesticks are awesome for timing swings and trend changes.
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Richard Donchian was a futures trader, that’s credited with creating the popular Donchian Channel Indicator. Richard Donchian is recognized as the father of trend following.
The Donchian Channel is formed by taking the highest high of x length of time, and the lowest low of the same x number of days, then marking the region between those values on a stock chart.
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The institutional buying and selling chart called the TICK lets us intelligently speculate on what institutional traders are doing. Institutional trading is highly secure and is a very guarded secret among institutional trading firms. The best amateur traders can do is to speculate on what institutional traders might be doing.
Trading volume normally will spike if large institutions place a big order. Along with the stock price’s change, you can make some guesses. For instance, if trading volume spikes relative to the stock’s average volume at the moment when the stock price also goes up, that may mean large investors are buying. Alternatively, if you notice a stock’s volume increase and the stock price drops, you might guess institutions are selling.
The drawback of this method is that volume can be impacted by external variables, like options expiration, short selling and window dressing.
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I created a stock screener you can use to find pocket pivots and positive divergences between large players volume and stock price.
The goal of this stock screener is to get ahead of big moves in stocks by finding ones that are chopping out or trading sideways while the large players volume and Twiggs Money Flow are rising at the same time.
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