Trade Idea: ALK

Trade Idea: ALK

ALK Trade Idea for March 10, 2015 ALK has entered a Bollinger Band Squeeze. Bollinger Band Squeezes occur during periods of low volatility and typically resolve with either a strong bullish or bearish move. In the case of ALK, historically the stock moves $5-10 following a Bollinger squeeze break out. ALK Analysis: Chart Pattern: Sideways Candlestick Pattern: None … [Read more…]

TradeSmart University Announces New Class Schedules

New Class Schedule

TradeSmart University is excited to announce the first substantial change to our class schedules in 6 years! Starting March 9, 2015, TradeSmart University is completing the change over to a new class format and schedule. The new Trading Labs series is replacing the previous live lecture format for Foundations of Stocks and Options. Now for … [Read more…]

DDD Trade Idea

DDD

  Following a Head and Shoulders pattern in late 2013, DDD has been in a continual down-trend. Additionally, the overall market is showing signs of an imminent retracement. March 3rd hit both price and time projections for a short bearish pull-back on the SPX and the DJIA. With a bearish market and a bearish trend … [Read more…]

AAPL Trade Idea!

AAPL

  APPL has been developing into a new trade opportunity over the last week of trading. After five strong weeks of trading, AAPL finally took a little break. During this rest, AAPL has completed a logical fibonacci retracement and could continue its bullish progress in the next week or two. Let’s take a look at … [Read more…]

15 Years Too Late?

15 Years Too Late?

Where were you 15 years ago on March 7?  I was in Myrtle Beach SC. Why is that day of interest? It was the first time the NASDAQ ever traded above 5,000. It was a short lived intraday move but 2 days later the NASDAQ rallied to close at 5,046. The following day after a … [Read more…]

We Love Our Students!

We Love Our Students!

  One of the things I love about working for TradeSmart University, is that I get to interact with students (TSU family members) all over the world. TSU family members are a diverse group and I have had the privilege to speak to hundreds. A student that I have spoke to really stood out to … [Read more…]

How Volatility Impacts Your Trades

How Volatility Impacts Your Trades

Historical Volatility, Implied Volatility, Vega and Beta — These are the cohorts working together to sabotage your trades before they even begin! For the informed trader however, they become instruments of profitability as you leverage the power of volatility to boost your earnings. I recently had lunch with Jim and Kara: a husband and wife trading duo. Their trading … [Read more…]