Today we welcome Michele Schneider to the Trader's Blog. Michele is going to share with you how she uses the 200 day moving average to trade. Michele "Mish" Schneider is the Director of Trading Education & Research for MarketGauge. She provides in-depth trader training as the market analyst, writer and host of Mish's Market Minute, contributes to several online trading publications a series of trading strategy articles called Taking Stock, and serves as a regular contributor to MarketGauge's free newsletter Market Outlook.
The 200 day moving average may be the granddaddy of moving averages. Simply put, a financial instrument that is trading above it is healthy; below it, anemic. The 200 day moving average measures the sentiment of the market on a longer term basis. This is where major players like pension plans and hedge funds need to look in order to move a large amount of stocks. I display it on all my workspaces proudly, formatted in emerald green and real thick so I can't help but notice. Continue reading "3 ways to the use the 200 day moving average"→
Shaun Downey is a technical analyst with CQG in London and a contributor for SFO Magazine. Shaun has been in the financial business since 1979 and has held a variety of trading and head of trading positions for firms including Rudolf Wolff, Fulton Prebon and AFP. If you enjoy this post on how to prevent early exits, please click here for a complimentary subscription to SFO Magazine.
A common practice when using trailing stops, (beyond money management techniques) is to use popular indicators such as the parabolic, ADX, moving averages or volatility stop.
While these methods do have merits, a recurrent flaw is their inability to prevent a premature trade exit when a market's corrective phase begins The same thing can occur when traders rely on calculations of a prior range to achieve a more dynamic type of trailing stop. Continue reading "Prevent Early Exits"→