Trading Strategies

There are many reasons why some succeed at trading, while others badly fail. One of the biggest differences is in trade preparation, establishing proper targets, and being able to stay in the position. Having a sound trading plan and strategy can make the world of difference to any trader, no matter their experience level. Top professional traders share their expert trading strategies to help you become a more consistently profitable trader.

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Sponsored Content - On two discussions last week, Chris Temple, editor and publisher, National Investor Publishing, painted the bleak picture of the mess the Fed (chiefly) and the Biden Administration (a respectable second-place showing) have made of the economy and markets.
Bears on Friday finally landed the knockout punch. The S&P 500 (SPX) closed at 3,586, down a big 1.5%, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
It’s been an unpleasant year for investors — especially for those who sought comfort in bonds, or who were locked into traditional 60/40 portfolios. Globally, government bonds are on track for the worst year since 1949, observes Monty Guild in Guild Investment Management's Market Commentary.
Last week was particularly tough for investors as all 11 sectors experienced losses to some extent, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
There was no place to hide with back-to-back ugly weeks as The Dow, S&P 500 (SPX), Nasdaq, and all eleven S&P SPDR sectors are down, notes Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
The pattern is clear enough with turns in the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, and equity market, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Brice Foose joins Kim Ann Curtin of The Wall Street Coach Podcast to discuss the importance of balance and how he benefits from part-time as a pharmacist and sees big profits as a full-time trader.
Stocks are in a severe short-term downtrend, spurred fundamentally by inflation and interest rates, says Lawrence McMillan of Option Strategist.
In the markets, nothing unfolds in a vacuum, so the bottoming out process we are waiting for in stocks might occur in the middle of a housing crash or a default on sovereign bonds by a major economy, writes Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
When future generations write the financial history of 2022, this week will be remembered for profound reactions to press conferences, writes Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.

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Trading grows to the extent you do. Join Glen Larson, president of Trade Navigator, for an in-depth discussion on what he's learned from programming for and working with the most famous traders over the last 45 years such as Bob Prechter, John Bollinger, Markus Heitkoetter, and many more. As we began working with more and more traders, we were faced with the reality that we needed to be able to empower our customers to say "YES, I can do that!". Trade Navigator has gained a reputation with professional traders for offering clean data in an easy-to-use application.


Context matters in any situation—particularly in capital markets. Join Nasdaq's Kevin Davitt, EQDerivatives' and Indiana University Kelley School of Business' Dr. Russell Rhoads, Nations Indexes' Scott Nations, and Investors Alley's Jay Soloff to understand how volatile the market has been in 2022 relative to history. Don't miss out as they will explore a variety of volatility measures, as well as the tradeable products that may help you navigate future swings in the equity market.

Volatility and traditional diversification are crushing most investors and traders, but it doesn't have to be that way. Join former public tech company CEO, Scott Andrews, and learn why diversifying with proven intraday strategies is a game changer for most portfolios and see if the same fully automated hedge fund strategies that trade Scott's accounts could help you achieve your financial goals.

In today's volatile and conflictive world, and with stagflation growing, we'll show what markets look best to buy and hold and which markets to avoid.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell has been increasingly hawkish. Indeed he, along with his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee, unanimously raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points on Wednesday, September 21 after doing the same at the previous two meetings of the Fed's monetary policy committee. The Fed is committed to bringing inflation down even if that causes a recession, according to Powell. So, is a recession inevitable? Might inflation moderate without a recession. Dr. Ed Yardeni will address these and other questions relevant to bond and stock investors.
Harry Boxer will show you what criteria he uses to create a pre-market focus list. He will reveal what patterns he believes to have the highest probability for profitable day trades. You will learn what to look for in the early trading action to determine what formations have the best potential for extending during the trading session. In addition, you will be shown how and where to properly set targets and stops. These trading guidelines will show you how to "stay in trade" to give you the opportunity to extend your trading profits

Garrett Patten from ElliottWaveTrader.net will discuss the long-term Elliott Wave count for the S&P 500, along with the expectation for a generational top forming in the coming years. He will also identify which sectors of the S&P 500 remain bullish and are still positioned for further upside going into next year.
It is only when we come face-to-face with the real-life challenges the market presents that we truly appreciate how difficult trading can be. A good strategy will put us in the right place at the right time, but if we are unable to enter, manage, and exit our positions correctly, things can go south very quickly.

In this presentation, Ian Murphy will reveal what he learned from recent daily swing trades using live examples from his own account—with some surprising results!

In this session, Marina Villatoro will discuss how to study market movements and the breakdown of a trend. She will also outline how to see and learn to avoid consolidation areas and transitional areas, identify reversal and divergence areas and changes in market direction, and how to scan for breakouts and prime trade setups. Finally, she will put it all together with indicators which find trade setups.

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In today’s uncertain and computer-driven market, lots of traders are making one critical mistake. They don’t know how to manage a trade once they are in it, so they hold and watch a winner become a loser. Learn how to line up a successful trade, set a realistic target, and know when a trade is not going to work out, so you can exit before incurring large losses.

Trading requires a disciplined approach and there are techniques you can learn to use now that can minimize your risk and increase your profits. The secret lies in knowing how consistently profitable traders find trades and manage them well from start to finish. Anyone can learn these trading strategies—all you need is a commitment to discover what works and the confidence to implement them. Whether you trade stocks, options, or futures, we’ve gathered the top experts here to show you specific tactics that can be used immediately to spot opportunities and trade them profitably.

Trading is a dynamic enterprise. If you aren’t improving your systems, strategies, and technology you may be losing ground. Our experts will keep you up to date on all the cutting-edge tools—as well as some that have stood the test of time—to keep you on the fast track to trading success.

Whether you're just starting out or a veteran trader looking for fresh ideas, or you are interested in learning day trading strategies, stock trading strategies, and everything in between, this section is made for you.Every article, video, or event is designed to bring you the latest intelligence available so that you can make better trading decisions, starting with your very next trade. Our experts will help you gain the edge you need to succeed in any market environment.