Moving Averages Trading

Moving Averages Trading is a profitable strategy designed around following the simple moving average and exponential moving average.

Market Direction And Trading Longer-Term Moving Averages

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Market Direction And Trading Longer-Term Moving Averages

Market Direction over the past few days remains choppy at best and despite analysts best guesses no one can actually predict with any degree of certainty whether the stock market direction is putting in a second top here or can break free and move considerably higher. I have often said that market direction is the most important aspect of trading options but often it’s tough to know the overall market direction with any degree of certainty. Even if the market direction should pick up and…

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Stock Investment In Research In Motion Stock Through Strangle Option

, Categories: BlackBerry Stock (BB) (BBRY), Stock Investment

Stock Investment In Research In Motion Stock Through Strangle Option

Stock investment should be more than just following the latest trend and I doubt Research In Motion stock is a stock investment worthy of consideration. But I realize from all the emails I have received, that a lot of investors believe it is a great time to get into Research In Motion stock when it is so low. Research In Motion later today will release their earnings and Research In Motion stock could take a tumble or run up or do nothing. I have had…

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Market Timing and Understanding Short-Term Signals

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Market Timing and Understanding Short-Term Signals

Market timing has always perplexed a lot of investors and I do believe it is because they do not understand what market timing is telling them. There are varying types of market timing. There are very long-term market timing signals such as those that look at several years. Then there is long-term market timing signals such as the 200 day moving average or the rate of change market timing system. Next there are the mid-term signals such as MACD Histogram (Moving Average Convergence / Divergence)…

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AGQ ProShares Covered Calls Questions

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AGQ ProShares Covered Calls Questions

A lot of investors look at covered calls as a very simple strategy. Buy shares and sell covered calls out of the money and if the stock reaches that price by the time of options expiry then be exercised, make some profit and look around for another opportunity to repeat the covered calls strategy perhaps even on the same stock. If the covered calls expire by the time of options expiry then sell another round of covered calls and wait again. Sounds good and certainly…

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Market Timing / Market Direction – Forget The Debate

Categories: Investor Questions, Just My Opinion, Stock Market Outlook

Market Timing / Market Direction – Forget The Debate

A recent comment from a reader, I felt deserved an article as a reply. On Dec 10 Toby wrote this comment on the article Financial Investment Using Market Timing Indicators Part 1 .  I liked his comment and decided to reply in a short article on market timing / market direction indicators. Here is Toby’s comment on market timing indicators and charting: “Chartists use technical indicators to help them discern patterns in the market, and thus increase their chances of determining the next direction of…

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SPY PUT – Once again the 5 Period SMA Wins Out

Categories: SPY PUT (SPY), Ultimate Oscillator

SPY PUT – Once again the 5 Period SMA Wins Out

After my recent loss in the spy put hedge I use, which you can read about here, I am back to day trading the spy put on weakness and Friday saw some weakness. The market in my opinion remains incredibly soft and any bad news out of Europe is going to have repercussions. I am back using the 5 period simple moving average (SMA) for my daily trades in the spy put. Friday was no different. The market gapped open, which by the way if…

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Moving Averages Trading Using The 10-20-30 Rule

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Moving Averages Trading Using The 10-20-30 Rule

Moving averages trading is a concept of trying to time the trend of the underlying security to pick movements up and down in the security to profit by that trend. When using option strategies for income, applying moving averages trading can be especially profitable. This article examines using the 10 day simple moving average in combination with the 20 and 30 day exponential moving averages to time put selling opportunities in stocks. By using the 10-20-30 day moving averages trading strategy an investor can time…

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