SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Noted Author Jeff Augen: Finding Ideal Entry And Exit Points when Trading Options

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December 2, 2014 Today’s markets are almost entirely driven by algorithmic trading – a new dynamic that invalidates most technical indicators.  The PhaseTrader® indicators were developed to address this problem.  They are designed to detect and respond to the activities of program trading systems in a variety of financial markets, and they are currently licensed by hundreds of individual subscribers … Read More

Mastering Breakouts: Do You Have a System to Identify and Trade Breakouts?

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I read a statistic several years ago that the majority of what traders call “breakouts” fail. For this very reason there are algorithmic trading programs that fade breakouts. And there are some manual traders who love to fade all breakouts as well. There are many others who like to load up in the direction of the breakout 100% of the … Read More

Why I am Getting Stopped Out More? (Part II)

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Yesterday we explained a trading algorithim on more desks that may explain why swing traders, retail traders, long-term investors/traders are getting stopped out more on their positions. Today we will explain another part to the algorithm that eliminates one possible adjustment. So as we discussed, say we are long at 30 with a stop at 29.84. One way to combat the algorithm that is … Read More