Using Volume to Make Better Trades

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked what tools I use to trade. It would be easy money because my answer is always the same: chart patterns and volume.

Understanding Market Sentiment

In this article we’ll explore the meaning of market sentiment and how you can use it in your trading. Market sentiment reflects the mood of investors, showing whether they are optimistic or pessimistic – bullish or bearish. Sentiment analysis measures the psychology of the crowd of market participants. Emotion often drives markets and market sentiment … Read more

Trend Analysis using Open Interest and Volume

Open Interest (also known as Open Contracts or Open Commitments) refers to the number of active or open contracts for any given security. It applies to the futures and options markets but not to stocks. In the futures market it refers to the total number of contracts long or short in a delivery month or … 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