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How to Spot and Trade Engulfings

Candlestick patterns are a great decision support tool for active traders. Bullish and bearish engulfings have an ideal mix of reliability and frequency that makes them a powerful addition to any trader’s repertoire. They can be very helpful for predicting […]

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How to Spot Reversals with the Dragonfly Doji and Gravestone Doji

Candlestick patterns are a great decision support tool for active traders. While dragonfly and gravestone doji may not be 100% accurate on their own, they can be incredibly useful for confirming a bullish or bearish reversal that’s supported with other […]

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How to Spot and Trade Spinning Top Candlestick Patterns

Candlestick patterns are a great way to assess market sentiment at a glance. While they aren’t very reliable on their own, many traders use them to confirm other technical indicators or chart patterns and tilt the odds in their favor. […]

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03/06/2019

Extended-Hours Trading: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Strategies

Imagine that a stock that you’re following reports blow out earnings after the closing bell. Wouldn’t it be nice to purchase the stock before the market opens the next day? Extended-hours trading enables you to make these kinds of trades, […]

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Technical Analysis and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Imagine that you come across a stock that’s forming an ascending triangle pattern. You know that a breakout is likely to occur given the series of higher lows, and sure enough, the stock breaks out the following session on high […]

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02/05/2019

What’s the Relationship Between Oil and the Dollar?

Most traders have noticed the inverse relationship between the dollar and commodity prices—including crude oil. While this isn’t surprising for commodities priced in dollars, the inverse relationship also holds true for commodities priced in other currencies. Commodity traders should keep […]

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How to Trade Earnings Announcements With Technical Analysis

Predicting the reaction to an earnings announcement is notoriously difficult. Even if a company misses on revenue and income, the stock price could rise sharply higher if the market’s expectations were low, future guidance was better than expected, or the […]

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01/28/2019

The Global Slowdown and What It Means for Traders

There are growing signs that the global economy may be headed towards a slowdown after a record decade of growth. On January 21, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020, cutting weakness […]

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Level Up Your Technical Analysis with Multiple Time Frames

Imagine trying to drive across the United States using individual state maps. You might find the best route through each state, but without seeing how everything connects, you probably wouldn’t take the optimal route to your destination. Traders rely on […]

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01/18/2019

How Do Government Shutdowns Impact the Stock Market?

Government shutdowns have a significant impact on federal employees, government contractors, and many companies relying on government services. Most shutdowns are resolved within a few days and there’s little impact, but in some cases, shutdowns have lasted more than two […]

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