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TDI Podcast: Decrypting Crypto Charts with Brian Shannon (#545)
about 1 year ago by The Disciplined Investor (The Discipl... @ The Disciplined Investor

In this episode, Brian Shannon of AlphaTrends.net provides valuable insights into trading crytptocurrencies. We talk about some of his favorite setups, indicators and what coins to focus on. As Brian has always said, “it is only price that pays” and this goes for trends with cryptocurrencies as well. We talk Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Ethereum. […]

A Guide to Trading with Stochastic Indicators
about 1 year ago by New Trader U

How to avoid foreseeable blind spots
about 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

Sometimes the best trades are the ones that you don't enter.

How to Get the Most From Your Trading Practice
about 1 year ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

An excellent post from NewTraderU and written by Colibri Trader explains how 10,000 hours of practice typically goes into the creation of expertise.  As the post makes clear, there is a world of difference between repeated experience and pract...

Ep. 616: Bitcoin, Trend Following and Taking Losses with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
over 1 year ago by Trend Following Radio

Cryptocurrency is sweeping the world. From taxi drivers to Instagram bikini models – everyone is talking about getting rich off it. Millions of people are willing to jump on board immediately–whether it’s a good or bad idea. Building off that thought… Michael recently posted this question to listeners: “You have a trading strategy that you have tested over and over but you lose 5% the first year using it, what conclusions do you draw from that?” He reads feedback from listeners who are willing to throw their strategy away after having one down period. Warren Buffett, however, has famously said that if you cannot afford to lose 50% of your portfolio then you shouldn’t be trading – what do you think he would say about a mere 5%? Michael finishes the podcast reaching back into his archives and pulling some trading rules from past trading legends. He calls this list his “43 Kickass Trading Rules for Bitcoin and Crypto Trading.” In this episode of Trend Fo...

Tis The Season To Look For Fresh Breakouts
over 1 year ago by Greg Schnell @ StockCharts.com

Some winners from this fall included the auto sector in September. They might not all rally, but it is nice when a whole industry group surges together. The Chartwatchers article on December 2nd, 2017 had metal miners highlighted and I continue to think that group of stocks looks to be

The Best Traders Have This One Common Trait And They Never Waver
over 1 year ago by John Hopkins @ StockCharts.com

This may sound way too easy, but successful traders manage risk.  They don't care about losing money on trades that don't work.  They exit those trades and put their capital to work in a better trade.  Many trading services will try to WOW you with a splashy headline like "50 winning trades in a row"!  While that would certainly be a recipe for trading success, it's simply

What you need to consider before trading cryptocurrencies
over 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

It's the system stupid. I have not traded bitcoin futures and I won't be in the near term. There is not enough data and I don't know who has basis risk. It seems like the market is dominated by speculators and not hedgers, and they are heavily biased long.When the market is lop-sided and fickle, it makes for a poor trading environment. That's why I'm invested and not trading at this point. It's too easy to lose money...and that's going to happen even when I'm trading well...

Why We Are Obsessed with Bitcoin
over 1 year ago by Zack's Market Edge Podcast

TDI Podcast: Harry Dent on Zero Hour (#538)
over 1 year ago by The Disciplined Investor (The Discipl... @ The Disciplined Investor

Guest, Harry Dent is adamant that a major market correction is coming. He lays out his research and provides what he believes will be the catalyst to a global crash. Now that Bitcoin futures are trading, what will be the reaction in the cryptocurrency world? We have some of the possible outcomes outlined. Economics are […]

Top 10 Trading Tweets: Week 12/15/17
over 1 year ago by Steve @ New Trader U

It is not that technical analysis doesn't work in crypto-currencies, it is that things happen faster. — John Bollinger (@bbands) December 14, 2017 What is happening right now? pic.twitter.com/V291oGO5JD — StockCats (@StockCats) December 14, 2017 The @FBI sold the 144,336 bitcoins its confiscated from Silk Road for $48 million. They would now be worth $2.4 […]The post Top 10 Trading Tweets: Week 12/15/17 appeared first on New Trader U.

How AI Will Invade Every Corner of Wall Street
over 1 year ago by Bloomberg

Machine learning, with its prowess in producing insights from data, is poised to have a hand in 99 percent of investing, CEO says.

Trading Psychology Challenges - 8: Complacency and Overconfidence
over 1 year ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

Unless you as a trader operate with a consistently high hit rate on your trades--far and away the exception in directional trading--then you're likely to experience sequences of winning and losing periods simply as a chance occurrence.  The noisiness of markets, which means the presence of flows from different participants at different times, ensures that ...

Learn to avoid price targets to explode your equity
over 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

Subverting your ego is good for your trading. Price targets cut your profits at the exact moment you should be either adding to your winners or just letting them run. Let the market tell you when the move is over.  Price targets are about predicting the future and human beings are horrible at prediction at best. Read Expert Political Judgment by Phil Tetlock […]

Steam Drops Bitcoin, Citing Volatility And High Fees
over 1 year ago by

PC gaming platform Steam no longer accepts Bitcoin as a payment method, Valve announced today. The company said it won't accept the cryptocurrency any longer due to "high fees and volatility" in its value. Regarding the fees, Valve pointed out that the transaction fee charged to the customer using Bitcoin rose from 20 cents when Valve started accepting it to almost $20 today. Valve doesn't control these fees, but the company is unpleased with the situation it puts its users in. Regarding the volatility (Bitcoin stands at around $13,000 USD today but it fluctuates significantly and often), Valve said this is problematic in part because Bitcoin's value is only guaranteed for a set period of time. "So if the transaction doesn't complete within that window of time, then the amount of Bitcoin needed to cover the transaction can change. The amount it can change has been increasing recently to a point where it can be significantly different," Valve said.

The truth your equity curve reveals about your trading process
over 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

What is the trajectory of your trading performance? . Your Equity Curve shows you the efficacy of your process and trading rules. What does it tell you if you are afraid to create one? Not worth your time? My guess is that the truth might be hard to acknowledge and we can bullshit ourselves to eternity.

10 Powerful Trading Tools
over 1 year ago by Steve @ New Trader U

A trading tool is anything that has a function that helps you be a profitable trader. Back testing software is a tool that helps you see what type of price action trading signals were profitable in the past price data. An entry signal is a tool that tells you when to get into a trade […] The post 10 Powerful Trading Tools appeared first on New Trader U.

Three Key Ingredients of Trading Success
over 1 year ago by Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D. @ TraderFeed

In a recent post, Mike Bellafiore explained why one of the traders at his firm has been experiencing career-best success lately.  What Mike modestly leaves out from his post is that quite a few of the traders on that floor have been experiencing their best ever returns.  That creates a wonderful database for studying the ingredients of trading s...

Tuesday links: obviously wrong
over 1 year ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

Review: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell is hard to...

How to Exit Winning Trades After They Go Parabolic
over 1 year ago by Michael Martin @ MartinKronicle

The hardest trade is exiting winners. The hardest trade for many is exiting a winning trade. That's true under normal situations. But once a security has gone parabolic, all the backtested rules go out the window as I show in this video.

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