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The secret formula for success

The secret to success is no secret at all—it’s right there in the open, for everyone to see. To achieve greatness in any field you have to do the right things, work very hard, and sacrifice. As I’m typing this, I have a band-aid on my left little find, and it’s pretty...

YouTube series: Tom’s Trades

We've started a series of "quick hit" trade analysis on our MarketLife YouTube channel, done my my trading partner, Tom. These are all actual trades, with points of entry, trade selection, trade management, and exit discussed. We've gotten great feedback on this...

A good pullback setup in the USDCAD

Just a quick post here, under the heading of “simple things work.” Take a look at the chart of the USDCAD below. This is a picture perfect short setup, and there are several lessons we can take from it. The setup There are a few key components to the setup. We don’t...

How to forecast future trading conditions in a market

In the first blog in this new series for beginning traders/technical analysts, I suggested that the first goal of chart analysis is to understand the most likely emerging volatility conditions. In this blog, we’ll dig into that a little bit more, and talk about how we...

The most important goal of chart analysis

This is the first in a short series of posts in which we will look at the basic, fundamental elements of directional trading. This series will be written for beginning traders—for those taking their very first steps—but I can promise insight for more experienced...

Tracking sector flows

Understanding stock markets can be difficult. Which index should we look at? There are many ways to slice stocks: by market cap, by proprietary index methodology, by geography, by valuation, by sector, by industry, by looking at individual stocks... the choices can...

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