Beginners Guide


If you are a beginning trader, here are our guides to help you along that path to become a better trader.


A Closer Look at Drawdowns

There seems to be a rising fear that the market is due to fall solely because it hasn't so far in 2021. Is this a valid fear? This piece looks at maximum Intra year drawdowns to put this year's performance into perspective.

What It Takes to Succeed as a Countertrend Trader

The old adage states that "The trend is your friend." But not everyone plays that game. Some seek to maximize profitability by playing the inevitable reversals. And those who succeed perform exceptionally well. But it takes a certain mindset to do so. Read this short piece to see if you have what it takes.

What It Takes to Succeed in the Markets

When you boil it all the way down, investing is a game of "money" and "mind." To succeed in the long run, you must understand this simple principle - and overcome these two primary obstacles.

The All-Important Investment Concept of "LLUR"

Many investors focus almost entirely on the nitty-gritty of when to buy and sell and fail to recognize that in the long run, it is the relative smoothness of their equity curve or lack thereof that will ultimately determine their success.

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Moving Averages: everything you need to know

Moving averages reveal the market's trend by taking an average of the market's price. Here's how to use this indicator, and how useful it is when trading.

Stochastic Indicator: everything you need to know

The Stochastic Indicator (also called Stochastic Oscillator) demonstrates the market's trend & momentum. Here's how to use this indicator.

Ultimate Guide to MACD

MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) is a momentum indicator. Here's how to use it, and exactly how well this indicator works.

Smart Money Index: Everything You Should Know

Smart Money Index (SMI), aka Smart Money Flow Index, tries to understand what the smart money is doing vs. the dumb money. Learn more about this indicator

Ultimate guide to the Hindenburg Omen

The Hindenburg Omen is a useful technical indicator which uses breadth divergences to predict market crashes & declines. Learn more about this indicator

The Ultimate List Of Most Useful Accounts For Finance Twitter

Learn which Finance Twitter accounts are useful based on followers and engagement.


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