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Custom Thinkorswim Volume Study

TD Ameritrade's Thinkorswim platform is easily one of the most commonly used trading platforms available. It's used by traders worldwide for stocks, ETFs, options, futures, forex, etc and has countless tools and features such as 300+ chart indicators/studies, a customizable stock scanner, and...

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When to Cut Losses on a Stock Trade

When to cut losses on a stock trade is one of the most important decisions to make about about a trade, yet it's often overlooked because most new traders are unsure of how to come up with a risk level. The goal of this post is to cover what you should take into consideration while managing risk...

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Trading Stock Breakouts & Avoiding False Breakouts

Stock breakouts create a ton of different trade opportunities for day traders, swing traders, and even investors using both long and short strategies. Still, they can also be pretty high-risk setups and many times cause inexperienced traders to buy at the very top of a move before it reverses...

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Outstanding Shares and Stock Floats

Every morning that the market is open I share a morning watchlist on social media with info such as news headlines, support levels, resistance levels, and number of outstanding shares for stocks that are making big moves. I get asked pretty frequently why I include the number of outstanding...

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Penny Stocks vs. Blue Chip Stocks

Penny stocks get a bad reputation in the stock market, rightfully so, but that doesn't necessarily make them bad to trade. Most people actually start of trading penny stocks as opposed to what are known as "blue chip stocks." Like anything else, there are pros and cons to each. I wanted to share...

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Options Trading Basics For Beginners

I want to preface this post by saying that I personally only trade stocks at the moment and do not have a ton of experience trading options, which is why all of my posts and education are based around stocks. With that being said, I have done my fair share of options trading in the past and...

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How to Grow a Small Trading Account

Almost every trader that is brand new to the market starts off by trading a small account, as they should. After all, why dive into the high-risk world of day trading with all of your hard-earned life savings at risk? It's best to start small and slowly grow your account, or even add more to your...

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Trading & Investing In A Bear Market

As you most likely already know, the market has been a bloodbath over the past month or so due to fears of the coronavirus and its effect on the economy. Businesses have been closing and people have been ordered to stay at home to prevent the spread the disease. Inevitably, this will affect the...

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Day Trading Routine for SUCCESS

Contrary to popular belief... successful day trading should actually be pretty boring and, other than the stocks being traded, should be the same process every day. Having a routine everyday based around your trading allows you to put your focus on the trading itself, rather than things like what...

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How to Deal With Stock Trading Losses

Whether you're day trading, swing trading, or investing, losses are something you will have to deal with in the stock market. Unfortunately, a lot of times that is much easier said than done. Trading losses can often affect the way you trade following them, many times leading to more losses and...

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