Bearish Harami Candlestick Play Instructions

Step 1 – Look for a BEARISH HARAMI against MINOR PRICE RESISTANCE, and/or against a declining Major Moving Average (10 MA, 20 MA, or 50 MA) on the daily chart. Step 2 – Pull up a 15 min. chart of the stock. Step 3 – Note the low price of the previous day’s daily HARAMI … Read more

Basics of Volume and Open Interest

By Trader X It’s my opinion that successful trading for the long term is not possible without a sound understanding of both trader psychology and market psychology. Often individual traders focus so heavily on the results they are seeking that they forget that every other trader out there is doing the same thing: attempting to … Read more

Basic Trading Strategies

Even if you should decide to participate in futures trading in a way that doesn’t involve having to make day-to-day trading decisions about what and when to buy or sell (such as having a managed account or investing in a commodity pool), it is nonetheless useful to understand the dollars and cents of how futures … Read more

Abell, Koppel Discuss Short-Term Trading Methods

By Jim Wyckoff No short-term trading system is perfect. However, having and using a system is critical for short-term trading success, say Howard Abell and Bob Koppel. “A successful short-term trading system must be profitable, consistent, and personal–conforming to the unique psychological and methodological needs of the individual,” they said. Abell is chief operating officer … Read more

A Quantile Approach to Money Flow

By Clive Corcoran If “volume precedes price” as is often suggested then it should be possible to apply analytical techniques to certain volume attributes that will have some predictive capabilities with regard to future price development. Using various techniques that come under the general heading of money flow analysis it becomes feasible to decide whether … Read more

A Pre-Investment Checklist

Take the time to check out any firm or individual that you don’t know through previous experience or reputation. All firms and persons offering options on U. S. futures contracts are required by law to be registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and to be Members of National Futures Association (NFA). You can … Read more

3 Soldiers Candlesticks

Step 1 – Look for 3 WHITE SOLDIERS against Minor Price Resistance, and/or a declining Major Moving Average (10 MA, 20 MA, or 50 MA). Ideally you want to find a series of 3 green candlesticks; however, 2 green candlesticks can also work well. Step 2 – Pull up a 15 min. chart of the … Read more