Online Trading Concepts

Technical Indicators

Most Popular Technical Analysis Articles

  • Bollinger Bands - Playing the Bollinger Bands, BB breakouts, and option volatility strategies.
  • MACD - Easy to interpret moving average crossovers, MACD histogram, & divergences.
  • Stochastics - Buy oversold, sell overbought, and interpreting stochastic price divergences.
  • Relative Strength Index - Overbought/ oversold indicator, RSI divergences.

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Candlestick Patterns

Most Popular Candlestick Chart Pattern Articles

  • Candlestick Basics - If the closing price is above the opening price, then candlestick is bullish.
  • Doji - A doji formation is a sign of indecision, neither bulls nor bears can take control.
  • Bearish Engulfing - When new highs are rejected and the bears push prices below yesterday's low.
  • Bullish Engulfing - When new lows are rejected and bulls push prices above yesterday's high.

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Chart Patterns

Most Popular Classical Chart Pattern Articles

  • Double Bottom - Buy after a breakout of upside resistance, uses support & resistance concepts.
  • Head & Shoulders - Sell after prices fall below support created by left shoulder and head.
  • Flag - Continuation pattern, buy a breakout above consolidation or sell a breakout below support.
  • Support & Resistance - Buy at support and sell at resistance; if support or resistance is broken through, buy in direction of move.

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Option Strategies

Most Popular Option Strategy Articles

  • Call Option - If bullish, buy call options to maximize leverage and minimize risk to the downside.
  • Put Option - Puts are a risk defined alternative to shorting stock, puts max leverage and minimize risk
  • Bull Call Spread - A risk defined and reward defined alternative to buying call options.
  • Bear Put Spread - A cheaper alternative to buying put options outright, however, defines max reward.

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