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How to use Sierra Chart

The goal of this post is to provide an easy to follow beginners guide to setting up and using Sierra Chart. This guide includes all the basic information required to get up and running fast. Sierra Chart is my Trading Platform of choice. In this post find out why I rate Sierra Chart so highly as I describe step by …

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What is auction market theory?

In this post I’d like to discuss a very powerful concept : ‘Auction market theory’. I’m a strong advocate of developing some form of market context and understanding of why markets behave the way they do. That’s why in this post I will answer the question what is auction market theory. I’ve always questioned trading technical analysis techniques and strategies …

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5 best technical analysis chart patterns

Understanding chart patterns was one of the first things I was introduced to when learning to trade. Chart patterns form part of the basic framework of classic technical analysis and I believe every technical trader should have at least a basic understanding of common chart patterns. Chart patterns repeat themselves over and over again across all markets, trading charts and …

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How to draw trend lines and trend channels correctly

Trend lines and trend channels are 2 of the simplest and most effective charting tools. They form the basis of many charting patterns and are building blocks for price pattern recognition. Being able to correctly identify and draw trend lines and trend channels is a skill every trader should master. The principle is simple but so often they’re drawn incorrectly, …

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5 best technical analysis tools

If you are interested in trading using technical analysis having a basket of tools is the cornerstone of any successful trading strategy. The problem is knowing which tools and techniques to use. The markets are so complex and the variables so many that traders biggest battle is focusing on what matters. To be successful at anything in life requires laser …

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What are the best markets to trade with a day job?

If your learning to trade you will likely be balancing your trading and a day job. A common question among aspiring and part time traders is, what are the best markets to trade with a day job ? In the following post I will answer this questions by providing my ‘personal opinion’ for what are the best markets to trade …

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How to use NinjaTrader 8

If you are planning to become serious about your trading, it’s so important to have the right tools. One tool every trader needs is a quality trading platform. Ninja trader is widely regarded as one of the best and most affordable trading platforms on the market today. In this guide I will describe step by step how to use NinjaTrader …

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Can NinjaTrader be installed on a Mac?

A common questions among Mac uses is can NinjaTrader be installed on a Mac? YES, NinjaTrader can be installed on a Mac. However, there is no installation file that allows NinjaTrader to be installed directly. NinjaTrader runs on the .NET framework which requires a Windows operating system. Ninjatrader can be run on a Mac by either installing Virtual Machine software or …

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What are the Best Markets for Day Trading?

When I reflect back to the start of my own trading journey knowing the best markets to trade would have given me a welcome hand up. I would loved to have known the answer to the question: What are the best markets for day trading? First let me answer this question with a brief summary answer before getting into the …