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Six STEPS To Improve Your Trading Results

Today, I would like to share with you six steps that I'm confident will improve your trading results. When you have been around the markets as long as I have, you will notice how things work in the real world and how they translate into the markets.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this approach, like many things in life when you break them down, they're really not that complicated. One of the many challenges we have as humans, is we tend to want to make things more complicated and complex than they need to be.

Step 1. A market begins to move with the sponsors who have insider knowledge as it relates to a particular stock or futures market. This information will move a market up or down depending on the insiders' information. (These buyers are very smart and recognize opportunities early) [Read more...]

What Do All Super Traders Have in Common?

Often what is missing from an unsuccessful trader's strategy has nothing to do with what trading software they are using or which technical indicators they follow, but more about their psychology as a trader.

What differentiates these "super traders" from the rest of us? Well, read the questions below and if you answer 'no' to any of them, then you may be lacking important characteristics that are holding you back from trading success.

-  Have you learned to develop patience with your trading?
-  Do you know how to come out of a loss as a better trader?
-  Are you able to avoid trading panic?
-  Do you love trading?

Watch today as Jack Schwager, best-selling author of Market Wizards, presents "Market Wizard Insights" - a powerful guide to get you on the road to profitability, completely free of charge.

Visit here to watch now compliments of INO TV.

The INO TV Team

Apple Is Trending Higher While Amazon Is Trending Lower, Why?

Yesterday, the Trade Triangle technology flashed two important signals for two major stocks.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) triggered a new green weekly Trade Triangle, signaling that the upward trend was resuming. This signal pushed all of Apple’s Trade Triangles into the green column, indicating that higher prices could be ahead for this stock.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) triggered a new red weekly Trade Triangle, indicating prices should be going lower. This signal pushed all of Amazon’s Trade Triangles into the red column, suggesting downside pressure is ahead for this stock.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) - Major Trend Bullish

New Green Weekly Trade Triangle on 3/24/14 at $539.66

Apple, who has enjoyed remarkable "rock star status" in the past, has really fallen into a sort of pedestrian-type mentality and doesn't seem to have the cachet that it once enjoyed. However, the chart formation that Apple is coming out of indicates the potential for another big move up to the $700 a share level. Perhaps this has to do with the potential partnership with Comcast or some new technology that we have yet to see.

I like the overall chart pattern on Apple and the continuation Trade Triangle breakout to the upside. I also like the fact that the major support, which was the previous high seen in September of last year, also represented a major Fibonacci support zone for this stock. My analysis on Apple would change should it move below the $520 level and major support at $500.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) - Major Trend Bearish

New Red Weekly Trade Triangle on 3/24/14 at $354.48

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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

The INO.com Team

Coffee - Starbucks' Achilles' Heel

Today, I am going to be analyzing the relationship between Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) and its main raw commodity, coffee beans.

Let me start off by saying that I really like Starbucks and the coffee it sells. In fact, my favorite drink at Starbucks is a Venti Coffee Frappuccino with one third the ice, blended five times.

Major Challenges

Starbucks faces a major challenge, one it cannot control - the price of its major commodity, coffee.

With one of the worst droughts in history hitting Brazil's coffee belt region, it is rapidly pushing prices higher. This is no ordinary drought as it is forcing more than 140 cities in Brazil to ration water. Reports in Brazilian newspapers indicate that some neighborhoods are receiving water only every three days. This is serious, as Brazil produces most of the world's coffee.

With Coffee (NYBOT:KC.H14.E) prices at 14-month highs, there is little to suggest that this trend is going to change any time soon. It would appear as though early predictions are indicating that coffee supplies could be 5 million bags lower than consumption for the 2014–2015 season. [Read more...]

How To Improve Your Trading In February

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Welcome to the new trading month of February.

Today, I am going to do something a little bit different, I hope you enjoy the experience and find it educational and informative. To start with, I am going to analyze a static chart of the stock of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

In addition to posting a single static chart on the blog, I am also going to be doing a video of that same chart. The video is short, to the point, and explains how I analyze stocks using the tools in MarketClub.

Today's in-depth analysis of Applied Materials shows a confluence of technical indicators that do not add up to a positive outlook for this stock. Remember, any analysis I do at MarketClub should not be considered a recommendation or an endorsement to buy or sell a particular security.

Click the chart to watch Adam's video analysis of Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)

There is an old adage in trading that goes like this, "they slide faster than they glide". Translated, that means stocks go down faster than they go up.

Here are the 8 technical aspects that could spell trouble for Applied Materials. [Read more...]

Chart to Watch - S&P 500 Futures

We've asked our friend Jim Robinson of profittrading.com to provide his expert analysis of charts to our readers. Each week he'll be analyzing a different chart using the Trade Triangles and his experience.

Today he is going to take a look at the technical picture of the S&P 500 Futures Contract (CME:SP.H14.E).

This week let's take a look at the S&P 500 futures contract.

When trading futures with the Trade Triangles you use the weekly Trade Triangles to tell trend and the daily Trade Triangles to time the entry and exits.

The weekly Trade Triangle turned red Trade on 1/13/14 and a red daily Trade Triangle on 1/21/14 which would have put any one trading the E-mini S&P 500 with the MarketClub system short just before Friday's 1/24/14 big down day and break of support. [Read more...]

In-Depth Analysis : Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN)

Today, I'm going to be looking into the stock of Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN). I found this stock using MarketClub’s Trade Triangles scan, scanning for new weekly Trade Triangles. Since the monthly Trade Triangle was already green, the new green weekly Trade Triangle today is an indication that the intermediate term trend is now in sync with the long term uptrend. It indicates that all systems are go and the upward trend has resumed for Texas Instruments.

This in-depth analysis of Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) is for educational purposes only. I am seeing certain technical elements that are falling in place that look extremely promising for this stock.

What Does This Company Do?

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. [Read more...]

Chart to Watch - Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq:SBUX)

We've asked our friend Jim Robinson of profittrading.com to provide his expert analysis of charts to our readers. Each week he'll be analyzing a different chart using the Trade Triangles and his experience.

Today he is going to take a look at the technical picture of the Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX).

I hope you are having a GREAT week !

With stocks you use the monthly MarketClub Trade Triangles to tell trend and the weekly MarketClub Trade Triangles to time the entry and exit points.

With the monthly Trade Triangle pointing up and the weekly pointing down Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) has set up a buying opportunity.

When the weekly Trade Triangle turns red (down) you wait for a new green weekly Trade Triangle (up) and then as long as the monthly Trade Triangle is still green you would go long Starbucks Corp.(NASDAQ:SBUX). [Read more...]

Know Your Limits

If you follow our blog, then you are definitely familiar with trader Larry Levin, President of Trading Advantage LLC. We have gotten such a great response from some of his past posts that he has agreed to share one more of his favorite trading tips as a special treat to our viewers. Determining the direction of the market can be tricky and just plain confusing at times, but Larry’s expert opinion keeps it simple.

If you like this article, Larry’s also agreed to give you free access to his Weekly Trading Tip.

One thing that I see that catches traders up all the time is knowing their limits. There are times when it is probably wiser to step away from a trade or not trade at all.

Sometimes the best favor you can do for yourself is to take a break.

It doesn't matter who you are or what kind of trading you do. There are going to be times when you need to step back and take a break from things. This can happen after a bad trade, a big loss, and even after a really good performance. It can help you get things back into perspective. It also allows for an opportunity for you to review your trades, and learn from any mistakes or plans that you think cost you in the long run. [Read more...]

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