Monday, July 13, 2020
Know Your Options Educational Series

When to Sell Credit Spreads

The previous post covered debit spreads, when you pay a debit looking for a stock or ETF to move in a certain direction. Credit spreads are just the opposite, with traders collecting...
From Bear to Bull in Three Months: Charting Tesla's Stunning U-Turn

From Bear to Bull in a Few Months: Charting Tesla’s Stunning U-Turn

Never argue with price action. Look no further than Tesla for an example of why traders love technical analysis. If you haven't noticed, Elon Musk's electric-car disrupter made a...
Know Your Options Educational Series

When to Trade Vertical Spreads

Traders often expect a stock will move higher or lower. But they might not be sure which strategy to use. Should they buy calls looking for a rally, or puts looking for...
Should This Industry Replace Transports in Dow Theory?

Should This Industry Replace Transports in Dow Theory?

Something weird is happening in the market: Transportation stocks are dead in the water as almost everything else rallies. This pattern runs contrary to "Dow Theory," one of the...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

A New Year’s Resolution for All Traders: Hold Yourself Accountable

Some people won't tolerate failure when they're a customer or dealing with employees. But they're quick to cut themselves slack when it comes to their own trading mistakes. That's why one of...
TradeStation Deepens TradingView Ties With Matrix Functionality

TradeStation Deepens TradingView Ties With Matrix Functionality

TradeStation's integration with TradingView just deepened thanks to a big technology upgrade. Clients linking their brokerage accounts to the popular web-based charting service can now get Level 2 quotes...
Stocks Crashed Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks Fell Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks just had their sharpest drop in a couple of months. What should we make of it? The first thing that jumps out on the chart is that the...
Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Almost Identical

Deja Vu for the Bulls? These Two S&P 500 Charts Look Very Similar

The S&P 500 flew to new highs last week, and its technical patterns strongly resemble an earlier breakout. First, consider this TradeStation chart study of the index in late...
Are the Bulls in Charge as the S&P 500 Closes at a New Record High?

Are the Bulls in Charge as the S&P 500 Closes at a New Record...

The S&P 500 just closed at a new record high, but is this breakout for real? Let's consider the bigger picture. First, chart watchers may notice that the index...
Charting the Market Educational Series

Relative Strength: Follow the Leader

There are thousands of stocks in the market, and dozens -- if not hundreds -- of industries. You can study them everyday in search of trades, and still miss plenty. That's why...
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