Like Clockwork, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)

One of the many benefits of MarketClub is having a great network of traders who use our service and share their ideas. This particular stock idea came from Harold, who has been a member of MarketClub for several years. Harold shared his stock idea with other members of our Member Blog yesterday.

This morning, I decided to take a look at Harold's stock idea, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX). What immediately caught my attention was the rhythmic nature of this stock and how it almost performed like clockwork.

1. RSI indicator
2. Downtrend line and breakout
3. Major low established after trend line breakout
4. First cyclic low, 28 days after major low
5. Second cyclic low, 23 days after previous low
6. Third cyclic low, 28 days after previous low
7. Potential fourth cyclic low, 26 days after previous low
8. Potential upside target $40 Continue reading "Like Clockwork, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)"

RSI – Overbought, Oversold, or Overplayed?

The RSI can be an essential tool in a traders arsenal when used correctly. The problem is that there are a million trading styles and there is no one, single way to use an indicator. So what works best for you? In our quest to bring you tips and tricks from some of the best traders of all facets of trading we have invited Mark Hodge, Head Trading Coach at Rockwell Trading as a guest today. Mark is going to share how he uses the RSI, and if you have a similar trading style it could have a profound impact on your trading.
RSI is an indicator that is often used to identify overbought and oversold conditions when trading. Unfortunately, most traders use this indicator too literally, and miss out on some of the biggest trends. In this article I will introduce how RSI is typically used, and share a different way to use this indicator that could have a significant impact on your trading.

The Relative Strength Index, or RSI, is a popular indicator developed by Welles Wilder, and was first introduced in the book New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. RSI is a momentum indicator used to measure changes between higher and lower closing prices. Continue reading "RSI – Overbought, Oversold, or Overplayed?"

Trending And Trading Markets – Finding The Best Indicators For Each

Today's guest is Karen Stanlake of Karen is going to tell us about the difference between trading and trending markets and some tools she uses in each market condition.
Markets will either trend or trade. That is, they either move up, down, or go sideways. A common mistake is applying the wrong indicator to the wrong market condition. That would be like wearing a winter coat on a July afternoon in Phoenix!

There are some strategies that do use both types of indicators simultaneously, usually on multiple time frames. That’s beyond the scope of this article, but here are some ideas to help ensure your charts are properly attired for the market you’ve chosen to analyze. Continue reading "Trending And Trading Markets – Finding The Best Indicators For Each"

Traders Toolbox: Relative Strength Index Revisited...

Trader's Toolbox

At MarketClub our mission is to help you become a better trader. Our passion is creating superior trading tools to help you achieve your goals -- no matter which way the markets move -- with objective and unbiased recommendations not available from brokers.

The Trader's Toolbox posts are just another free resource from MarketClub.


"MarketClub is known for our “Trade Triangle” technology. However, if you have used other technical analysis indicators previously, you can use a combination of the studies and other techniques in conjunction with the “Trade Triangles” to further confirm trends.Developed by Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) addresses the two major flaws of momentum – the need to have a constant band against which to compare price movement and the ability to smooth the ebb and flow of price movement.

Sharp up or down movement 10 days ago (in the case of a 10-day momentum line) can cause pronounced shifts in the momentum line even if the current prices are relatively stable, giving false signals. Also, different commodities may have different “overbought” and “oversold” levels. RSI corrects these concerns by smoothing the movement and by creating a constant range from 0 to 100...."

Revisit the Trader's Toolbox Post: "Relative Strength Index" here.

10% Of Traders Go Bankrupt

One of our most requested Guest Bloggers is Mark McRae, author of Traders Secret Code, and today I'd like you all to welcome him back! I've asked Mark to touch on a subject that most seasoned traders know, and rookie traders don't want to hear...most traders fail and a percentage of those failures turn into bankruptcy! Please read the article, comment to Mark or about the ideas, and check out Marks Traders Secret Code.


I was thinking about an article I read some time ago that 90% of traders who ever trade lose their account and that 10% actually go bankrupt. If the first number doesn't scare you then the second definitely should.

Why is it then that there is such a large number of traders failing? It is not because they are stupid; in fact most traders have an above average IQ and are above average in most categories such as education and income. So why do they fail?

Lack of trading education! ( INO TV will help solve this problem!)

By education I don't just mean learning how RSI works or drawing lines on a chart. I mean thoroughly educating yourself in all aspects of your chosen profession.

Educating yourself on the correct psychological approach to the market! Educating yourself in the correct risk management techniques relative to your account size. Educating yourself in the correct entry and exit methods for the trading style that suits you.

This, my friend, is where I hope to be of some help. I don't have all the answers nor do I profess to be some kind of guru but I will do my best to point you in the right direction.

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