Trading Philosophies of W.D. Gann

William Delbert (W.D.) Gann is regarded as one of the pioneers of technical analysis and market behavior. He wrote several books on stock and commodity trading and developed the well known “Gann angles” and “Gann Fans.”

Why Successful Traders Use Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio

Support and resistance levels on bar charts are a major component in the study of technical analysis. Many traders, including myself, use support and resistance levels to identify entry and exit points when trading markets. When determining support and resistance levels on charts, one should not overlook the key Fibonacci percentage “retracement” levels. I will … Read more

Using Larry Williams’ Percent Range Indicator in Your Trading

The Percent Range (%R) technical indicator was developed by well-known futures author and trader Larry Williams. This system attempts to measure overbought and oversold market conditions. The %R always falls between a value of 100 and 0. There are two horizontal lines in the study that represent the 20% and 80% overbought and oversold levels.

Trading Options on Futures

A while back, I received several emails from readers wanting to know if they should short the crude oil market because of its lofty price levels. I responded that I don’t give specific trading recommendations, but I certainly do want to help my readers succeed at the difficult task of trading futures markets.

Trader Linda Raschke Provides Tips on Day-Trading S&P

The S&P 500 futures market is a trading arena unto itself, which can accommodate many different trading styles, according to Linda Bradford Raschke, a well known trader, lecturer and president of LBR Group, Inc.

The Andrews Pitchfork Trend Lines Indicator: A Cool Secondary Tool

The Andrews Pitchfork is yet another one of my “secondary” trading tools. My “primary” trading tools include basic trend lines and chart patterns, trader psychology and fundamental analysis. I use the secondary trading tools to help confirm what my primary trading tools may be telling me.

The Top 10 Mistakes Traders Make

Achieving success in futures trading requires avoiding numerous pitfalls as much, or more, than it does seeking out and executing winning trades. In fact, most professional traders will tell you that it’s not any specific trading methodologies that make traders successful, but instead it’s the overall rules to which those traders strictly adhere that keep them “in the game” long enough to achieve success.

The Percent “R” Indicator: How to Make it Work for You

Jim Wyckoff The Percent Range (%R) technical indicator was developed by renowned futures author and trader Larry Williams. This system attempts to measure overbought and oversold market conditions. The %R always falls between a value of 100 and 0. There are two horizontal lines in the study that represent the 20% and 80% overbought and … Read more