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Martha Stokes CMT is the CEO of TechniTrader a stock market educational company. She is a former Buy Side Technical Analyst. Since 1998 has co-created over 40 TechniTrader Stock and Option training courses for investors and traders. She has been a guest speaker for TradeStation, MetaStock,... More
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  • Short Selling In The Stock Market

    List of Differences between Short Selling and Buying Long

    Stocks move upward in fairly typical patterns that occasionally alternate and shift for instance from Stairstep candlestick patterns to Peaks and Valleys. But the sell side of the market can often drop like a dead weight. An uptrend looks like a gentle slope upward until the peak which is often more steep, but the downside frequently looks like a sheer cliff. Stocks will plummet far faster than they rise. This makes short selling in the Stock Market more profitable for a short amount of time, but also riskier because of the momentum behind the runs.

    It usually takes a novice trader about twice as long to learn short selling in the Stock Market than it does to learn how to buy long. For long term investors who have been taught that short selling is "bad" for the market, the length of time can be even longer.

    I Invite you to read the full article here:

    Trade Wisely,

    Martha Stokes CMT

    Chartered Market Technician
    Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock & Option Courses

    Copyright ©2015 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. dba TechniTrader. All rights reserved.
    TechniTrader is also a registered trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

    Disclaimer: All statements are the opinions of TechniTrader, its instructors and/or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor; it is strictly an educational service. There is risk in trading financial assets and derivatives. Due diligence is required for any investment. It should not be assumed that the methods or techniques presented cannot result in losses.

     

    Aug 01 3:01 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Clarity Using The Bollinger Bandwidth Indicator

    A Technique for Better Bollinger Bands® Analysis

    Bollinger Bands are by far one the best indicators for analysis of sideways price action in stocks, finding compression patterns early before High Frequency Trading HFT price surges, and visual assistance with Spatial Pattern Recognition Skills™ for beginning traders. However for clarity using the Bollinger Bandwidth Indicator is a better choice for Swing and Day Traders.

    Spatial Pattern Recognition Skills are critical for stock traders. These skills take time and practice to hone to an intuitive level that professionals take for granted. Bollinger Bands are popular with beginning and novice traders, as the bands make it far easier to see the compression of a stock price trend, which is a common pattern prior to a huge breakout move by HFTs or Professional Traders.

    Visit www.TechniTrader.com to read this complimentary article in full.

    Trade Wisely,

    Martha Stokes CMT

    Chartered Market Technician
    Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock & Option Courses

    Copyright ©2015 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. dba TechniTrader. All rights reserved.
    TechniTrader is also a registered trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

    Disclaimer: All statements are the opinions of TechniTrader, its instructors and/or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor; it is strictly an educational service. There is risk in trading financial assets and derivatives. Due diligence is required for any investment. It should not be assumed that the methods or techniques presented cannot result in losses.

     

    Jul 20 10:01 PM | Link | Comment!
  • How To Read Stock Charts

    5 Tips About Price Are Revealed

    A skill that all traders need to hone and strive to improve constantly is how to read stock charts. Candlestick patterns of price matter. What price is doing tells a great deal about which Market Participant Groups are controlling price.

    Understanding how to read stock charts is important, in that realizing 5 Tips about price are revealed when you know who is in control of price. The following are the 5 Tips about Price:

    Visit www.TechniTrader.com to read this complimentary article in full. Click here:

    After "Signing Up" you can read the full article, watch a Video and download an eBook.

    Trade Wisely,

    Martha Stokes CMT

    Chartered Market Technician
    Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock & Option Courses

    Copyright ©2015 Decisions Unlimited, Inc. dba TechniTrader. All rights reserved.
    TechniTrader is also a registered trademark of Decisions Unlimited, Inc.

    Disclaimer: All statements are the opinions of TechniTrader, its instructors and/or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. TechniTrader is not a broker or an investment advisor; it is strictly an educational service. There is risk in trading financial assets and derivatives. Due diligence is required for any investment. It should not be assumed that the methods or techniques presented cannot result in losses.

    Jul 06 12:00 AM | Link | Comment!
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