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Cory Mitchell is a proprietary trader and Chartered Market Technician specializing in short-to-medium term technical strategies. He is the founder of http://vantagepointtrading.com, a website dedicated to trader education and market analysis. After graduating with a business degree in finance, Mitchell has been trading multiple markets and educating traders since 2005. He is widely published and is a member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and the Market Technicians Association. His free weekend newsletter is available at http://vantagepointtrading.com/about-us/vantage-point-trading-newsletter.

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Using Price Action to Analyze Stocks

Multiple tools exist for analyzing stocks (or any other market), and while no single tool is...

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Risk/Reward Ratio 101: Everything You Need to Know

In trading, the risk-reward ratio (risk/reward ratio) is a key concept. Whether your are a ...

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Find the Strongest Stocks and How to Trade Them

Relative Strength is an important term in trading. It shows which stock (or other asset) is...

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Anatomy of a Trade: These 4 Steps Keep Trading Simple

With so many indicators and forms of analysis, taking trades may seem overwhelming –...

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Fixed Profit Target or "Let Profits Run?"

There are two very common approaches in trading: taking profits at a fixed target, or letting...

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Beginner's Guide to Renko Trading and Charts

Renko charts only show price moves of a specific magnitude, filtering out small movements. There...

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EquiVolume Charts: A Technical Analysis Guide

EquiVolume charts combine both price and volume information into every bar. The bar, or rectangle...

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A Trader's Guide to Tops and Bottoms

Trends can persist for longer than most people anticipate, which is why attempting to spot and...

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Position Trading 101

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Gap Trading 101

A price gap occurs when there is a difference between the closing price one day and the opening...

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How to Monitor and Interpret Forex Volatility

Volatility is a crucial element to understand in any market. Monitoring and interpreting...

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Covered Call Options Strategy Explained

An option is a great tool even for an investor. The covered call option strategy is commonly used...

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Costless Collar Options Strategy Explained

Assume you’re holding 100 shares of a stock, and believe it could trade a bit higher over...

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Understanding Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) and How to Use It

VWAP is an intra-day calculation used primarily by algorithms and institutional traders to assess...

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Understanding On Balance Volume (OBV) and How to Use It

On Balance Volume (OBV) was developed by Joe Granville in the 1960s and somewhat revolutionized...
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Range Trading 101

Price ranges occur in all markets, and on all time frames, making range trading a popular trading...

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Darvas Box Trading Strategy Explained

Darvas Box is a great technical analysis indicator, with an interesting background and creator....

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Using TD Ameritrade: An Unofficial Guide

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Determining Proper Position Size in Forex Trading

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Forex Day Trade During These Hours

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Ultimate Guide to the Put/Call Ratio

The Put/Call Ratio is a sentiment indicator used to assess whether stock market buying or selling...

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Ichimoku Cloud Trading Strategy Explained

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Which Position Sizing Strategy Is for You? Equal Risk vs. Equal Dollar

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The Beginner's Guide to Pairs Trading

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How to Profit in a Sideways Market: Short Strangle Explained

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Economic Indicator Types: Leading vs. Lagging vs. Coincident

The economy affects us all, from the availability of jobs to how much bread and milk cost....
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Points and Figures Charting for Beginners

Point and Figure charts aren't your typical stock chart; they are useful, easy to interpret, and...
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Ultimate Guide to the Vortex Indicator

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Ultimate Guide to the TRIX Indicator

Investors can use the TRIX indicator to provide trade signals, help confirm trends and spot...
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Ultimate Guide to the Arms Index (TRIN)

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Understanding a Short-Squeeze and How to Profit From One

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The Single Most Important Report for Commodity Traders: COT Explained

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Guide to the Average True Range (ATR) Indicator

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How To Trade with Heikin-Ashi Candlesticks

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Guide to the Average Directional Index (ADX) Indicator

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What Is Swing Trading?

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Understanding Volatility and How to Trade the VIX

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Analyzing Trading Volume: The Ultimate Guide

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7 Options Trading Mistakes Beginners Can Avoid

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7 Psychological Traps Every Trader Must Face

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Using MetaTrader 4: An Unofficial Guide

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Ultimate Guide to Chaikin Money Flow

Marc Chaikin developed the Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) to combine price and volume information into...
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Using Thinkorswim: A Unofficial Guide

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Using Interactive Brokers: An Unofficial Guide

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Ultimate Guide to Force Index Indicator

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Ultimate Guide to the Stochastic Oscillator

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Ultimate Guide to Williams %R Indicator

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Prop Trading 101

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Trend Reversals: How To Spot and How To trade

Price is the ultimate indicator and tells us when trend reversals are occurring. By spotting...
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Dow Futures: What Every Trader Needs to Know

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S&P Futures: What Every Trader Needs to Know

Standard and Poor’s provides prominent stock market indexes that track stocks of various sizes to...
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Ultimate Trading Room Set-Up: 10 Essential Tools

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Nasdaq Futures: What Every Trader Needs to Know

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Nikkei Futures: What Every Trader Needs to Know

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Nifty Futures: What Every Trader Needs to Know

The Nifty indexes track stocks of various size and segments of the economy, providing a gauge of...
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10 Best Stock Screeners

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Ultimate Guide to the MACD Indicator

Technical analysis indicators condense price information, providing analytical insight and...
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Japan Stock Market: A Trader's Guide

The Japanese stock market is one of the largest in the world, listing the stock for some of the...
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Thai Stock Market: A Trader's Guide

Stocks in Thailand are traded on The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). In 1999 the SET...
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10 Traders Who Cost Their Companies Billions

In an industry with so many supposed "watch dog" organizations, oversight and risk management...
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Indian Stock Market: A Trader's Guide

There are a total of 21 stock exchanges in India, with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the...
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10 Stock Market Games to Improve Your Trading Skills

Implementing a strategy takes practice. Like learning a new sport, getting better at something...
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25 Bizarre Futures Contracts

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Visual Guide to 8 Candlestick Patterns Every Trader Must Know

The Japanese have been using candlestick charts for hundreds of years dating all the way back...
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Ultimate Guide to Stock Downtrends

Downtrends are not as popular as uptrends, as it is uptrends that investors and mutual funds...
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Ultimate Guide to Bollinger Bands

Bollinger Bands are applied directly to price charts, providing a gauge for how strong a trend...
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Ultimate Guide to the Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The Relative Strength Index, or RSI, is an indicator that moves back and forth between 0 and 100,...
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Ultimate Guide to Stock Uptrends

Making money from an uptrend is where most traders, and nearly all investors, focus their...
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Ultimate Guide to Technical Resistance Levels

Resistance is a technical analysis concept used by stock traders to find potential entry and exit...
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Ultimate Guide to Technical Support Levels

Support levels are a technical analysis concept used by stock traders to find potential entry and...
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25 Stocks Day Traders Love

There are a number of characteristics that make a great day trading stock. Traders will gravitate...
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Don't Fret, Salvage Your Losing Position With Options

When facing loss, you have multiple ways to deal with it. Many traders don't' consider stock...
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4 Ways To Exit A Losing Trade

Anyone who participates in the financial markets is faced with the regular occurrence of managing...
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3 Ways To Exit A Profitable Trade

You're in a winning trade, and now you need to figure out how you will exit the trade profitably....

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