Category: Lessons

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Are You Trading In Your Comfort Zone?


Taking money from other people is a hard skill, particularly when everyone is trying to take money from you… Is your comfort zone holding you back as a trader? As James Altucher told me, it doesn’t matter what age you are: 20, 40, 60 or 80: you improve and enjoy life when you dive into […]

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Catalyst and Stock Trading Ideas Are What Will Make Or Break You


Stock trading ideas are the life-blood of profitable investing. It does not matter if you are a day trader, swing trader, or investor, coming up with ideas is where the money is at. All the greatest investors were master thinkers who came up with a good idea and then ran with it. Look at Others […]

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Simple Swing Trading Strategy Using Large Players and Pocket Pivots


Are you ready for a simple swing trading strategy that uses large player volume and pocket pivots? The idea is to screen for pocket pivots and effective volume studies that show large players accumulating. You look for a positive divergence between large player volume and price and make sure the Twiggs Money Flow confirms the […]

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Institutional Trading, Dark Pools, and How To Profit


In this lesson you will learn who the “smart money” is, their trading habits, and how they move millions of shares without anyone noticing. These institutional trades are hidden inside of secret dark pools. You will also learn how amateur traders can profit from dark pool trading. First, let’s start off with a good description […]

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Finding Stock Trading Catalysts


Folks, finding a catalyst that can power a stock or an entire sector higher is the key to killer profits. Catalysts are more important than being able to read a chart or a financial statement. You can be the best technical chartist in the world but still go broke in the stock market. You can […]

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3 Principles of Trading Penny Stocks Safely


A lot of traders lose in the penny stock market because they put on added risk just because they are trading penny stocks. Just because you are trading penny stocks, it doesn’t mean you should ignore the 3 principles of trading. These are time tested principles that will put the odds in your favor. The […] of different tier settings of OTCQX, International Premier, US Premier, International, and US

How To Find the Best Penny Stock Picks


A great website for finding the best penny stock picks is by using the free stock screener on You can go to the OTCBB screener by clicking here. Probably the most confusing aspect of this stock screener when you are first learning how to trade penny stocks is the “tier” setting: The OTCBB market […]

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What is the Best Time of Day to Trade Stocks


What is the best time of day to trade stocks? The answer may surprise you. The best time of day to trade stocks is not at market open for the average amateur trader. Professional traders will often fade stocks at market open. For example, if the market gaps up and rises, professional traders will short […]

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How to Trade the News


In this lesson you will learn how to trade the news. Successful traders classify news into one of three categories: noise, signposts, and catalysts. I will talk about each category and give you a few recent real life examples. Noise News Learning to separate out noise from a genuine catalyst is so important. Noise news […]

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Stock Market Seasonality Forecasting


Stock market seasonality has never been easier with this new public tool from StockCharts. In this lesson you will learn how to use this tool for any stock that you want to trade. Stock Market Seasonality Forecasting Seasonality forecasting works and is why Wiley has been able to make a lot of money off the […]

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Stock Trading Strategies: Predator or Prey


Understanding time frames and how traders with different stock trading strategies interact, is challenging to understand for even experienced traders. There are many different stock trading strategies that work and this lesson unifies all those stock market trading strategies into one grand unified theory lesson. Many years ago, Steve Sando who lives in California’s Central […]

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Swing Trading 101: 6 Lessons From a Losing Trade


The best lessons come from losing trades. In this lesson, I look at a losing trade and what lessons can be gained from this trade. As a famous trader once said, “The only thing that stopped me from making even more money trading was my winning trades.” Think about that. While we all hate losing […]