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Nested bear flag: CHFJPY

One of the nice things about swing trading is you can have resting orders, so your alert that a pattern has triggered is an order being filled. Here's a nice pattern to put in your trade plan: the nested flag. (I came up with that name years ago, and I still don't...

A daily market dashboard

I am a big fan of data visualizations that help me see what is going on in world markets. Over the years, I've created many versions of these, but the ones I have now are finely crafted tools that strike a great balance between depth and breadth. Early in my...

The volatility game

Take a look at the table of charts below. Each smaller chart shows the 10 largest stocks for that S&P 500 sector. They are graphed with historical (also called realized or statistical) volatility on the horizontal, and implied volatility on the vertical. The dot...

Short setup in crude oil

Here is a trade setup we published today as a MarketLife TradeLab, available to both MarketLife Premium and MarketLife Plus subscribers. We are also offering a lifetime 20% discount on MarketLife. Use the code SPRING19 and sign up today. After offering trading...

What we learned about price levels

This is part 2 of a two part blog. Read the first part here. Quick summary: to test the validity of price levels in markets, we created a test in which we showed a bunch (1,535) of traders 20 panels of charts. Each panel included two charts which were essentially the...

Daytrading the S&P 500: Intraday trend structure and setup

Thinking in checklists is useful, especially for shorter-term traders. Every market situation is full of rich and complex nuance. Every moment in the market (or in life) is unique because the precise conditions that have existed before do not exist this time. We...

I need your help: an opportunity to participate in a research project.

I’ve tested market patterns, technical tools, and fundamental factors in thousands of combinations over the years. For me, this work is a quest for both truth and profits—the truth behind how markets really move, and the logical conclusion that someone who understands...

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