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Understanding Candlestick Charts

Today, we're going to be looking at classic Japanese candlestick charts. Candlestick charts were first used in Japan over two centuries ago by rice traders to chart rice prices. This system of charting has been around for a long time and can be valuable to traders everywhere. Japanese candlestick charts are now widely available on the web and in most software packages.

Candlestick charting shows, in a very visual way, a powerful picture of what's going on in the markets. Candlestick charts use individual lines that look like candles, hence the name, and are comprised of a real body and shadows. There are a number of formations that take place, both bullish and bearish, that can provide traders with valuable information.

I first discovered candlestick charting during a speaking engagement in the early 90s in Japan. Up until that time, I had used traditional Western bar charts and point and figure charts, which I also like. When I first saw a chart that had been drawn in candlesticks, I was immediately hooked, as I could see how candlestick charts show a visual image of what is going on in any market. In this tutorial on understanding candlestick charts, you will see some of the most powerful setups and learn all about the various candlestick formations and how you can use them successfully in various markets.

This short video shows you not only classic textbook examples, but also real world examples. I hope you find the video lesson interesting and of value to your own investment knowledge.

Every success using candlestick charts in the future,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

The Truth About Amazon

When was the last time you bought something on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)? For me, I purchased a pair of cycling gloves last week. It seems that when Amazon reported a wider than expected loss, investors were surprised and shocked. What were they expecting?

The reality is that Amazon is a juggernaut in online commerce and is seeking world domination in selling you stuff. The strategy that Jeff Bezos is using for Amazon is not new, Sam Walton in the 60s did the exact same thing with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Sam's idea was pretty simple, start with low prices so it puts your competitors out of business, then you can raise your prices afterwards. Amazon is doing the same thing, but online.

Just like Walmart, Amazon made it easy to buy something and return it if you don't like it, all with no hassles. Amazon is building something that is incredibly valuable - millions of consumers who want to buy products through them alone.

Just imagine, all Amazon has to do is raise prices just a little bit and they will be very profitable. Will consumers run the other way when this happens? No, as consumers we are so trained to buying at Amazon that a small price increase is not necessarily going to have buyers running.

Let's face it, we are all creatures of habit and I've gotten into the habit, like millions of other consumers, of just going to Amazon looking for an item and buying from them. Sure, if I searched around the web and spent a lot of time, I may save a dollar or two, but I would also be potentially doing business with companies I don't know. How reputable are they? Do I feel comfortable giving them my credit information and other private information? [Read more...]

Sun Tzu and the Art of War for Traders

The original Art of War is a compilation of lessons written and taught by Sun Tzu, a sixth century B.C. Chinese General/ Philosopher. Its wisdom is timeless and has grown in popularity. It is, in fact, required reading at every military academy in the world and can be found in most corporate boardrooms.

In this adaptation of the master's classic, super trader Dean Lundell applies Sun Tzu's lessons to the art of investing - from designing a personal trading plan, to timing market moves, to gleaning data from a global information network. Each exquisitely designed spread opens with a passage from Sun Tzu and is then interpreted and explained for its strategic relevance to trading in stocks, bonds, futures and commodities. Guided by Sun Tzu's ancient wisdom, novice and professional traders can use these classic military strategies to conquer the market!

WATCH NOW: Sun Tzu and the Art of War for Traders

Best,
The INOTV Team

I Know Where You Can Find Winning Stocks To Trade

With thousands of symbols out there, the question that is perplexing many investors is, "How do I find winning stocks?" This has been a dilemma for investors since the dawn of modern trading.

With more and more stocks coming online every day, it has become a monumental challenge for most investors and traders to find winning stocks.

In this quick video, I show you how I find winning stocks using a simple set of tools that you can use just as effectively to find your own winning stocks.

Let's get started right away, it's a short video, and you'll get to see just how easy it can be.

Every Success,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

With The World Spinning Out Of Control, Have The Markets Got It Right?

It seems everywhere you turn there is bad news around the world. Whether it's the Ukraine and Russia shooting down a passenger plane, all the problems in Afghanistan and Iraq with ISIS, and let’s not forget, Hamas and Israel.

Despite having every known obstacle and block thrown in its path, the markets continue to march on and trend higher. How much longer this can go on is anyone's guess.

Somewhere along the line, the markets will make a turn to the downside and when that happens I certainly don't want to be left holding the bag based on what the pundits are saying. I trust in the Trade Triangle technology given its solid track record.

Today, I will be looking at the major indices and indicating where the "line in the sand" is drawn to exit positions should a downturn occur.

I'll also be looking at Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) with its big break down today. I'll share with you one indicator that could have helped predict today's move. [Read more...]

Five Internet Stocks To Buy And One To Avoid

Hello traders everywhere, today will be looking at Internet stocks and what's hot and what's not. The six stocks we will be looking at today are Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) and finally Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO).

There is no question about it we live in the Internet age or as Intel likes to say "The Internet of everything."

When trading Internet stocks momentum seems to be the rule of the day, and when an internet stock is in favor and going up you want to be long and when they're going down you want to be out. Sounds pretty straightforward doesn't it? But sometimes investors drink the Kool-Aid and stay with bad trades too long or in this case Internet stocks that go south and never return. In today's video will show you how to avoid that syndrome.

As you can see from the symbol choices, these are all well-established, liquid companies in terms of trading, you are not buying speculating in some start-up that makes no money.

So let's get started and go to the videotape and see what's cooking with these six stocks.

Every Success,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Practical Applications of Candlestick Charts

This audio lecture along with the downloadable PDF workbook covers and discusses practical trading approaches, including stop placement and trailing levels, risk parameters, money management and the psychology of trading any market with Japanese Candlesticks. The information derived by using this approach can directly influence the day-to-day decision process, which can enhance your awareness of the markets. You will learn the basics of Japanese Candlestick charting, as well as how to combine them with Western technical tools such as trend lines, DeMark Sequential, moving averages, stochastics, and may other standard technical tools.

Developed over three hundred years ago, this method of technical analysis is still relevant and an exceptional addition to Western technical analysis. By combining both approaches to market forecasting, one is able to take the best from both schools. Gary Wagner believes that the outcome from this combination is capable of extending the benefits of any methodology.

LISTEN NOW: Practical Applications of Candlestick Charts

Best,
The INOTV Team

Good Way To End The Trading Week

We're coming to the end of a rather dismal trading week as far as many traders are concerned, so let’s take a look at a positive way to end the week.

As this is Friday, I want to look for markets that are making new 52-week highs, particularly when they're going against the general grain of the market.

Within MarketClub, under the SmartScan tab, I'm going to use the link for 52-week highs. I'm also going to be filtering the results by "Equities," "last price less than $50" and "volume greater than 2 million shares traded a day." I'm also only going to search on US exchanges.

With the filtering completed, I came up with a list of about 16 stocks that meet my criteria. From your own scan of the stocks that meet your criteria, you could choose what you would like to trade, or you could trade all of them. Your next step is to scan 15 minutes before the close looking for stocks that are trading close to their highs for the day. You only want to trade those stocks that are closing strong for the day and the week.

If a stock is making new highs on Friday, it potentially means that something is going on behind the scenes that the general public is not aware of. It could be merger talks, a new product announcement or simply news that comes up that's viewed as positive for that particular stock or sector. Once you pick out the stock and buy it, you want to take profits on the opening on Tuesday. You're looking for the market to continue its strong upward momentum on Monday and early on Tuesday when the stock opens. [Read more...]

Are You Buying This Pullback In Stocks?

After hitting the magical 17,000 level just around the time America was celebrating our country's 238th birthday, stocks and indexes have seen a pullback on quiet volume. The question is, are you seeing this as a buying opportunity?

In today's video, I will be looking at the major markets, a couple of stocks, and gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO), which I still believe is going to move higher. I will also be examining what's going on in crude oil and the Dollar.

If you missed my post yesterday on our two winning portfolios, you may want to check it out.

As always, we welcome your feedback on this video or any markets that you are following.

Have a great trading day everyone,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Strategy Trading Using Next Day Predictive Highs and Lows

We get a lot of questions here at INO.com about how to use highs and lows to predict market movement. As a treat to our blog readers we have asked Darell Jobman, a leading expert in technical analysis to share some his techniques. In this video workshop you'll discover how to putting indicator clues together to identify setups for a new trend. Darrell has been writing about financial markets for more than 35 years and has become an acknowledged authority on derivative markets and technical analysis.

Watch Now:Spotting Breakouts That Lead To Trend Reversals

Best,
The INO.com Team

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