Is this the 2012 Bear Market? (part 2)

Is this the 2012 Bear Market? (part 2)   In part 1 we said that we could evaluate whether a Market was a Bull or Bear depending on the:   Market Character Signals Price Action   In Part 2, we’ll cover the explanation of “Market Character.” Just what on earth is “Market Character”, you ask? […]

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Is this the 2012 Bear Market? (part 1)

Is this the 2012 Bear Market?   What did we just see last week? Was it the start of the 2012 Bear Market, or was it just a really deep pullback in the middle of the cyclical Bull Market that we’ve been in since March 2009? Chances are, if you listen to ten Market pundits, […]

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Separating the Winning Traders from the Losing Traders

Separating the Winning Traders from the Losing Traders As you probably know, 90% of all traders generally fail.  And believe me when I say it’s not because the markets are so difficult to understand and grasp.  Let me tell you the real reasons why most traders fail. The plain simple truth is; it’s all about […]

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10 Common Elements of Trading Success

All traders can make money in the markets, there’s no doubt about that – even with different trading concepts, different systems and methodologies, and some taking the opposite sides of the same trades…BUT only when they all use trading methods and systems with 10 Common Characteristics.  In other words, whichever trading method(s) you ultimately use […]

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A Formula for Trading Success

Trading formulas come in a myriad of sizes and shapes, but I have crafted this formula to be all encompassing, and it seems to suffice nicely.  I’ll give you the equation, and then  we can discuss it: (Trading Knowledge X Practice) + Persistence + Consistency = Success My hobby (my passion) is playing chess, and […]

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A Momentum Oscillator With Pizzazz

Traders often ask me “What’s your favorite oscillator?”, and I usually hedge, and hem and haw around the answer, because in general, I use very few indicators. I lean more toward the pure price action side of  charting. However, there is one oscillator that truly  caught my attention: it’s called the Coppock Indicator, and I […]

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