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Martha Stokes CMT

How to Interpret Stock Sideways Patterns?

Tips to Identify Them & List of How They Are Different There are hundreds of strategies that have been developed for sideways action, but still Technical and Retail Traders have meager gains or chronic losses during Sideways Market Conditions. This is an important trend to master as the markets now …

Day Trading vs. Position Trading Stocks

Comparison Between Styles, Costs, and Profits “Day Trading” is the most widely talked about Trading Style for Retail Traders. However, it is the least profitable of all the short-term Trading Styles. This is a little known fact that no one ever tells Retail Traders when they start to learn to …

How to Read Candlestick Charts?

List of 5 Tips About Price Revealed A skill that all traders need to hone and strive to improve constantly is how to read candlestick charts. Candlestick patterns of price matter. What price is doing tells a great deal about which Market Participant Groups are controlling price. The chart example …

What Are the 5 Key Aspects of Technical Analysis?

Candlestick Patterns Reveal What, When, Why, Who, and Where Technical Analysis is the study and interpretation of price, time, and volume for stocks and indexes. Due to the massive changes to the Stock Market Structure since the Banking Debacle and Subprime Mortgage disaster, Technical Analysis has been evolving and changing. …

Why Recognize MACD Contrarian Indicator Patterns?

For Sideways Candlestick Pattern Analysis Breakout Direction Oftentimes traders may be confused with conflicting indicator patterns. Contrarian patterns between indicators, and between Price action and Volume based Indicators are very common these days. In the chart example below the stock gapped up on earnings news, and shifted to a sideways …

Why Learn Dark Pool Candlestick Patterns?

To Enter Stocks Prior to Velocity Runs Dark Pools use precise controlled orders that trigger automatically over extended periods of time. Since the Buy Side Institutions using the Dark Pools are primarily buying for the long term, price can sometimes drop down before moving up. This tendency often leaves Retail …

Best Earnings Season Stock Trading Strategy

New Twist on How to Use Earnings Season for Trading Stocks Most Earnings Season Stock Trading Strategies involve either trading the stock or its options a few days before the Earnings Report is released. However, much of the gains are already over if you focus only on the few days …

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