The Influence Of Media And Social Media On The Markets

Feb. 08, 2019 1:00 PM ET
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  • Does what you hear on the media influence your trading?
  • How to filter what you hear to help make better trading decisions.
  • Why you should trust your instincts when trading.

Media and social media has a tremendous effect on the markets. It also has an effect on the mind of a trader and how he or she places trades.

In this episode of the SCT Podcast, Sarah will discuss how the constant messaging from the media can have a negative effect on your trading and some strategies to tune out the noise. The market is very good at showing traders where it will move next, as a trader you have to watch for the clues and use evidence to get the edge in the market.

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Sarah is a professional retail trader, President of Shecantrade, and the author of the book How You Can Trade Like A Pro: Breaking into Options, Futures, Stocks and ETFs (McGraw Hill). Her company, Shecantrade, offers market analysis, live trading, texting trade alerts, and trading courses geared to retail traders and also consults for major banks and brokers worldwide. DIY investors benefit from her unique ability to explain the world of trading in a clear and concise manner that new and experienced traders appreciate. A popular and approachable trading professional, Sarah is sought out by many to provide her clear and concise perspective on the markets. Sarah provides her market analysis and her trading insights as a regular contributor for BNN, Tradestation, and more. She is interviewed regularly on various radio and television shows worldwide. Her work has been featured on, Yahoo Finance, AOL Daily Finance, and Active Trader Magazine to name a few.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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