This video expands on the trend trading article I wrote for Trading Pub “The Tried, True and Tested Over Time Technique for Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Reward.”

By the way, this strategy works for day trading, swing trading and investing. It also works for trading the stock markets, futures (including E-minis) and the Forex markets.

In the article I shared that while I normally use the 50 period simple moving average for the intermediate-term trend, you can also use the 200 simple moving average for day trading or swing trading the long-term trend, thus providing you an even better reward-to-risk ratio.

To every upside, there’s a downside, and the challenge with using a long-term moving average is that entries and exits aren’t always as easy to identify accurately.

This video picks up where the article left off, showing how I use some other tools along with the 200 SMA (simple moving average) for more precise entries.

 

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Today we continue, the podcast for day trading I started in the last blog post about over trading.

Although this topic applies to day trading, it actually is a problem for a lot of people who do swing trading as well – whether you swing trade Forex, the stock market or eminis.

This second, and final, of a two-part series provides you with practical down-to-earth specific techniques to stop over-trading once and for all … helping you take only the most profitable trade setups.

Listen to the audio Podcast below:

Day Traders biggest challenge is often trading too many low-probability trades.

As day traders we love to trade, so it’s hard to hold back and wait for the best, highest probability setups.

This first of a two-part series provides you with practical down-to-earth specific techniques (tested on myself and hundreds of other traders) to overcome over-trading once and for all … leaving you trading only the best, most profitable trade setups.

Listen to the audio Podcast below:

Technical analyst Jonathan Krinsky said yesterday that the current volatility of the DOW index in the stock market this year is the “narrowest first-half trading range in the history of the Dow” assuming this low volatility holds to the end of this quarter.

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

Personally, I’m excited about it. No predictions about the DOW or the stock market here, and I’m not giving you any buying or selling investor or swing trader advice, just my personal opinion.

There are many types of MARKET CYCLES and one of them is the “Volatility Cycle.”

This refers to the market dynamic of going into periods of contraction (low volatility), followed by periods of expansion (high volatility).

Price patterns that constitute contraction cycles are ascending, descending and symmetrical triangles and also wedges.

A well-known technical analysis pattern that also indicates a contraction pattern is the Bollinger Band Squeeze.

And then sometimes the market just creates a narrow channel for a period of time.

The exciting part is that contraction cycles are often followed by expansion cycles (a period of time where volatility kicks into high gear and covers a large range of price in a short period of time).

If you think about that last statement, that means it may provide an opportunity to make a lot of money fast. And that’s the exciting thing about trading “Expansion/Contraction Cycles” or as I call them “Ex-Con Trades.”

Below is a video on 3 approaches to trading Triangle Patterns. Enjoy!