A Beginner’s Guide to Bollinger Bands®

Bollinger Bands® are an extremely helpful tool that should be part of every trader’s technical analysis toolbox. They can help you identify and confirm price trends in the market, and they’re extremely intuitive and easy to use. You can use Bollinger Bands® as part of your stock research to help you determine whether a stock meets your criteria for making a trade. And guess what that means? That’s right, you can make more intelligent and knowledge-based trading plans. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Bollinger Bands®: what they…

Why VWAP Is So Important for Traders and Analysts

Ask 10 high-performing day traders what their favorite technical indicator is, and one indicator will make the list almost every time: the VWAP. The VWAP can show you where the trading volume is and at what price. Trading volume and price action are too much to cover all in this post, so be sure to do your research if you need a little help with terminology. Ultimately, the VWAP can help you find more trading opportunities and make more informed trading decisions. If you day trade stocks and don’t yet…

When’s the Right Time to Buy Stocks?

What’s it like to time a trade just right? Imagine a surfer, paddling out and waiting for just the right moment. A tasty wave comes along, and boom! The surfer quickly jumps on board and rides the wave to shore. That’s kinda like timing a stock trade. You jump on board the stock and see where the ride takes you … Want some pointers on how you can find the euphoria of catching the trade wave? This article is for you. Today you’ll learn smart times to trade stocks, as…

What Is Implied Volatility? A Trader’s Guide

In trading, it’s impossible to know exactly how a stock or security will perform in the future. There are simply too many variables. A time machine sure could help, but we’re all still waiting for that to become a reality. In the meantime, you need smart tools to help you make smarter trades.    As a trader, you want to build an intelligent thesis for every potential trade. One of the tools that can help you in this task is the implied volatility indicator. This indicator can offer a projection…

What is Algorithmic Trading? The Definitive Guide

Did you know that there’s a simple way to reduce human error in your trading? It’s called algorithmic trading, and it might just rock your world — or at the very least, your watchlist. Algorithmic trading (also referred to as algo-trading if you want to sound cool) is a type of automated trading. It’s a mathematical approach to trading that helps you identify the strongest contenders of stocks to trade. Some programs can even execute trades for you. Does that sound like a future that you want to be part…