Learning Center for Traders with Great Ideas!
Money and Credit
Collapse of Economy 2008
Can You Win
Very General Approach
This website is a collection of trading practicalities, new technical analysis topics, and some great ideas. There a lot of confusing strategies surrounding trading. I will separate the wheat from the chaff using print, pictures and videos.
Understand the Game
You must understand how Money and Credit work and has worked throughout history. Knowing what the money exchangers are up to can only help. Also, there are a lot of Indicator mechanics, Money/Risk management, and Plan issues to consider before you start trading.
And all of our money is borrowed from the Fed Banks. We pay interest on it, but since it is all the money that is in circulation; how can we pay it back plus interest?? Fed Banks can only lend money into circulation, so that there's never enough money to pay the interest on the principle. A state, however, can issue debt-free money, yet past US Presidents such as Lincoln, Garfield, and Kennedy all ended up assassinated after they tried to change the banking system.
And, understand that the stock market is a continuous auction; there are bids (buyers) and asks (sellers). If either agrees to pay the others' price, a sale is executed. Is it that simple? Yes and No; for example, traders covering short positions look the same on the charts as new buying at the end of down streak. And Price moves towards liquidity in auctions.
Seven Disciplines Needed by Successful Traders
Great Traders have or know these topics: Tech Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Planning, Real Time data, Trade Execution System, Risk Analysis and Patience. And "Breathe Deep"; it is healthy and helps you think, resulting in fewer bad decisions.
Market Direction is most influenced by public sentiment. This is supported by the Pathfinders tool's indicated volume and common consciousness.
So if the public is indecisive, the market does not move up. That should be pretty self-evident. But I think we analyze too much and try to find a deeper solution.
There is conscious, sub-conscious and a common consciousness. Study more about consciousness levels in my About page.
The big institutions make their money buying long during the down bars. They try to hide their activity so they do not drive the price up. Analyzing Volume and Price to find when and what they are trading is VSA (Volume Spread Analysis). Once the institutions have invested their moneys, they let the stock loose. It goes up in price and they quietly take their profits and then do it all over again. If you don't believe it, check this out. The NASDAQ Data website confirms this general strategy. Click on Market Pathfinder in the left menu. Also, this is also expressed in basic "Dow Theory".
Also, the Short Interest of a stock needs to be considered when analyzing VSA.
Use VSA, Support & Resistance, Market Profile, Short Interest, and Pathfinder together to find bottoms.
Market Profile is an analytical tool that organizes price and time information to reveal trends and patterns of Support & Resistance as they develop. Once you understand MP, even if you don't use it, you will never look at a chart the same again!
Money/Risk management alone can sideline you, although you only need a minimum effort. If there were a "Holy Grail" involved with trading, it would be Money/Risk; knowing how to do it!
Playing with the Big Dogs
The old saying is; if you don't want to play with the BIG DOGS, stay on the porch. There are a lot of BIG DOGS that would love for you to play before you understand the game.
Please continue perusing this website. These and many more ideas are discussed on this website. LINK ERROR with any questions. Thanks.