Seasonality Briefing

Seasonality Briefing

For the last two weeks, we have talked extensively about seasonality in the market. It is of utmost importance for a trader to understand that April historically was the best performing month on the S&P 500 while May is one of the worst.   Below is a chart of the aggregated performance of the S&P … [Read more…]

Your Premarket Checklist

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    Are you looking for some quick trades for some quick cash?  If you are a short-term trader you will want to check out this premarket checklist created for you by our friends at Fierce Trading!   Fierce Trading specializes in short term trades and has partnered with us, TradeSmart University, to bring our favorite traders some useful … [Read more…]

Seasonal Slump

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There is an old saying in the market – Sell in May and Go Away? It is a catchy phrase, but how practical is this idea? As we roll into May, it is a good time to recalibrate thinking. Below are two sets of performance graphs looking at the S&P 500 over the last 20 … [Read more…]

TradeLyon Charting Software


World class trading requires world class tools. TradeLyon provides the right indicators that give deep insights into market behavior. Are you not satisfied with the status quo? TradeLyon can help you program your own indicator – and test it. Watch this short overview of TradeLyon Charting Software:   3 Steps You Need to Consistently Profit … [Read more…]

Dow on a Winning Streak!

Dow Jones Industrial Average Winning Streak

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed its 12th consecutive day higher. Sound amazing? You are right. In fact, throughout its 132-year history, there have only been three other instances where the DJIA ran a 12+ day winning streak.     Indeed, a 12-day bullish streak of the DJIA is rarer than a real-life Snow Donut … [Read more…]

7 Essential Trading Tools You Must Have

7 Essential Trading Tools You Must Have

Stock and option trading is exploding with popularity. Whether you want to make a little extra cash on the side, or work towards a full-fledged retirement from your day job, it is easier than ever to become a trader. Below are 7 tools you need to get started!     1. Start with Education   … [Read more…]

The Market and Trump’s First 100 Days


Love him or hate him, it is hard to deny the presidential impact on the stock market. In his first 100 days as President, Trump has now claimed the second most bullish run of any president dating back to 1928. With a return of 9.71%, the only president to have outperformed was John F. Kennedy … [Read more…]