Posts Tagged ‘ technical analysis ’

Forex Analysis: GBP/USD

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Marc Principato, SMB Forex
Marc Principato, CMT, shares his recent analysis of the GBP/USD.  This includes his long and short term perspective, potential levels of interest, and setups he is actively watching for. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/utraderyt Help me write my book: http://www.unconventionaltrader.com Training Info: http://www.bit.ly/smbhome My analysis on TradingView.com: http://bit.ly/tviewprfle Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marcpmarkets Webinar and Trade Review Archive: http://bit.ly/archpge -- Marc Principato, CMT,  Risk Disclaimer *No Relevant Positions Read more [...]


From Here You Can Become a Really Good Trader

Jan 18th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Trader Development, Traders Ask
During our recent webinar Solving Your Top Five Trading Frustrations I was asked: What should a new trader expect from their P&L? The video below is instructive in answering this question. It was shared by an SMBU Trading Community member. A Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to start growing—and then in five weeks it can grow 90 feet high. This principle applies to your trading. Instead of obsessing about your P&L, obsess about building a solid trading base. Build trading skills. Here are some key items you ought to be focusing on: a) Learn how to read the tape b) Technical analysis c) Find stocks that are Read more [...]


How do You Use Candlesticks? Trade Confirmation.

Jan 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Marc Principato, SMB Forex
Marc Principato, CMT, shares his beginner series where he illustrates how candlestick wicks offer valuable information when it comes to gauging buying / selling pressure at the moment. They are excellent forms of price action confirmation. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/utraderyt Help me write my book: http://www.unconventionaltrader.com Training Info: http://www.bit.ly/smbhome My analysis on TradingView.com: http://bit.ly/tviewprfle Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marcpmarkets Webinar and Trade Review Archive: http://bit.ly/archpge -- Marc Principato, CMT, Risk Disclaimer *No Relevant Positions Read more [...]


A Consolidation Trade ($TDC)

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Reading the Tape, SMB Video Blogs, Trading Lesson
During SMB’s most recent The PlayBook Checkup with Bella we discuss: A Consolidation Trade ($TDC). This is a basic intraday technical analysis pattern that every developing trader should learn. We discuss: Who cares what $MS thinks about $TDC and how this should affect your trading? A 52-week high is more important than an intraday high in $SPY A news pattern that can lead to a gap fill on the Open How to put together an important longer-term technical level with a short-term technical level to improve your win rate See the slide show of this trade in Power Point SMB PlayBook Template form here. Watch the video Read more [...]


The Breakout Trade ($HIMX)

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Seminar Videos, SMB Video Blogs, Trading Lesson
During our latest edition of The PlayBook Checkup with Bella, we discussed a Breakout Trade. This is a wonderful trade to add to your trading PlayBook. The key for this trade is to make sure you are trading off of important technical levels and not levels you “made up” as significant. With this trade, we show a truly significant technical level in HIMX. With this trade, you will learn how to develop breakout trades with a fundamentally strong method. Watch the video below to work on your trading game for breakout trades. You can be better tomorrow than you are today! Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade The Read more [...]


Enhancing Trader Performance with Daniel Kahneman

Dec 9th, 2013 | By | Category: David Blair, General Comments, Trading Psychology
*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note Traders who study disciplines outside of technical analysis have a distinct advantage over those who do not. Knowing why we think better helps us when we think about our trading process. It also better helps us accept any number of possible outcomes based on those decisions. Daniel Kahneman, the man behind the recent bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow, has been researching and writing Read more [...]


Enhancing Trader Performance: Pattern-Seeking Addiction

Nov 24th, 2013 | By | Category: David Blair, General Comments, Trading Psychology
*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note We stock traders are notorious pattern seekers, “finding” everything from head and shoulders to triangles to cups with handles in price charts. We come by it honestly as we are born with a pattern-seeking instinct to help us make sense of the world around us. If we do so outside the charts is it not expected that we will do so inside? There is nothing inherently wrong with pattern Read more [...]


How We Traded $BBY and $DDD

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: General Comments
During the SMB Midday Recap yesterday Bella discussed: 1) A second-day-play short trade in $DDD using an important technical level from recent trading. 2) The different ways to trade $BBY today and how to determine that 39 was an important technical level. See our chat below in this video. You can be better tomorrow than you are today! Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade The PlayBook No relevant positions Find Your Trading Confidence in Just Ten Weeks Discover the principles of elite performance and the eight core topics that have the greatest impact on your trading success. Read more [...]


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