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One of the most common and destructive mistakes a day trader makes is to simply not follow their plans. Temptation, an “obvious signal”, and just simple greed can lead traders down the road of being undisciplined. This is without a doubt one of the most dangerous mistakes, as traders will often lose more than they originally planned as they raised their amount risked.

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    What to Watch for Trading Light Sweet Crude Oil

What to Watch for Trading Light Sweet Crude Oil

Crude oil is one of the most popular financial instruments among speculative futures traders. It boasts high volatility in the price movement and soaring levels of volume. To successfully trade this instrument it requires traders to have an understanding of the market conditions and expectations that influence the price of [...]

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    A Close Up of Goldman Sachs

A Close Up of Goldman Sachs

The Chart Below is a 5 minute chart snapshot of Goldman Sachs (Symbol: GS) ranging from Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 to Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. The shaded area shows the afterhours trading. This chart includes several technical indicators: 8 period simple moving average (blue line) 20 period simple moving average (red line) 200 period [...]

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    A Close Up of Apple

A Close Up of Apple

The Chart Below is a monthly chart snapshot of Apple, Inc (Symbol: AAPL) ranging from 2003 to the February 2012. This chart includes several technical indicators: 8 period simple moving average (blue line) 20 period simple moving average (red line) 200 period simple moving average (yellow line) Bollinger Bands (purple lines) Relative Strength Index (RSI) (dotted [...]

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A Close Up of Apple

  A Close Up of Apple

The Chart Below is a monthly chart snapshot of Apple, Inc (Symbol: AAPL) ranging from 2003 to the February 2012. This chart includes several technical indicators: 8 period simple moving average (blue [...]

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A Close Up of the Four Majors

  A Close Up of the Four Majors

Following the herd and trading with the trend have always been known as the keys to success. But little is said about where the herd is. The market contains thousands [...]

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How to Trade Crude Oil on Important News

  How to Trade Crude Oil on Important News

Traders and investors are well aware that economic news can, and often will, impact the price of instruments being traded. When news crosses the wires it can create uncertainty or [...]

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Trading in Currency ETFs

  Trading in Currency ETFs

The exchange-traded fund, or ETF, can be tremendously valuable to the short-term trader. They offer many of the advantages of mutual funds—primarily the ability to invest in an entire sector, [...]

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Day Trading Techniques: Earnings Flag

  Day Trading Techniques: Earnings Flag

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the earnings flag. It is a form of [...]

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Trading Techniques: Bad Earnings Surprise

  Trading Techniques: Bad Earnings Surprise

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the bad earnings surprise. It is a form [...]

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Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

  Understanding the “Greeks,” Part 1: Delta

The analysis of options includes four important risk metrics, which are identified by the Greek letters delta, gamma, vega, and theta. (Based on that, it should not be difficult to [...]

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