Weekly Trading Lesson: Don’t Change Time Frames To Stay In A Losing Trade

Too many times I hear about new traders opening a trade using the 5-minute chart (not my favorite approach) and when the market moves against them, they move to the 15-minute chart to justify staying in a little longer, hoping that the market will turn around. Then if the market…

Weekly Trading Lesson: Bollinger Bands

One of the more popular technical indicators in use today is Bollinger Bands. Created by John Bollinger in the early 1980s, this tool is essentially a Moving Average with a volatility filter. Volatility can be of great value in an indicator for those times when the market is swinging wildly…

Trading the Dollar With USDX

The US dollar index (USDX) is an important analytical tool for traders in just about any market. The USDX is actually a futures contract which means that if you have a futures trading account you could trade this instrument like corn, oil, gold or currency futures contracts. However rather than…

RSI Indicator: The "Cornerstone" of Andrew Cardwell’s Trading Model

“The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is such an indicator, offering the best of all worlds,” said Cardwell, president of Cardwell Financial Group, Inc., based in Woodstock, Ga. The RSI “is the cornerstone of my trading model,” he said.

Monthly Economic Outlook

So it indeed has been. As this short quote from the Executive Summary of our 2009 Annual Outlook (published in December 2008) neatly summarized, the economic recovery faces a number of secular challenges that will alter the pace and composition of growth. For many decision-makers, the outlook for 2010 suggests…