Decoding Price Action Analysis: Understanding the Key Differences from Technical Analysis

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Technical Analysis is what you already know. Price action analysis is what you should know. Technical analysis is the study of charts. Looking at patterns with the hope that it will appear again and offer an opportunity to make money. That’s not how you make money trading. Profitable trading is about skill development. Price action analysis is truly understanding the underlying factors … Read More

Analysis of Crude Oil & Followup

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Each Friday after lunch, Andrew and I do a Q&A webinar for the SMB Community. We call it Trading Conversations. One question we covered in last week’s webinar was about the current state of Crude Oil. I use Market Profile, so I laid out exactly what I was seeing in “Texas Tea” from a Market Profile perspective. Largest view: 16 … Read More

Enhancing Trader Performance: The Folly of Predicting

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*****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 I kick off the new year here with a few articles on the folly of predicting.  Why?  Because it is the time … Read More

Four Ways Market-Neutral Traders Can Benefit From Technical Analysis

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Even though Market-Neutral Traders may not be picking a direction, we are dealing with price movement. Knowing what directional traders are thinking and where there are likely to be areas of high volatility can be extremely beneficial. Knowing the market conditions you’re entering into, in advance, can help you to modify your entry or avoid entering a trade that’s not … Read More

Trade Review: Early Exit & Trade Management

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In this segment, Marc Principato, CMT, points out how the price action helped him exit this trade early. This is a trade taken with the EURUSD and it reveals flexibility and risk management when handling a difficult trade. Subscribe: Help me write my book: Training Info: My analysis on Twitter: Webinar and Trade Review … Read More

The Case for Wider Option Spreads

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When analyzing a vertical based credit spread, including iron condors and butterflies, the first question that usually comes up is where to place the short strike. In a distant second usually comes the question of where to place the long strike, that is how wide the spread will be. This leaves some analysis to be done on using more contracts … Read More