How to Trade the Parabolic Stop and Reverse (SAR)

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Oil Prices: Has Most of the Fear Been Priced In?

President Donald Trump just announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and again impose economic sanctions in early May 2018.

And of course, the fear of that sent oil to nearly $71 a barrel.

But analysts didn’t think we'd see a super-spike, as many had feared.

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Candlestick Analysis: The Spinning Top

Spinning Tops are depicted with small bodies relative to the shadows. This demonstrates some indecision on the part of the bulls and the bears. They are considered neutral when trading in a sideways market. However, in a trending or oscillating market, a relatively good rule of thumb is that the next days trading will probably move in the direction of the opening price. The size of the shadow is not as important as the size of the body for forming a Spinning Top.

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Volatile Markets: The Key Things to Always Remember

Volatility has been severe in 2018.

After watching the Dow Jones Industrials explode from 24,809 to a high of 26,616, the bottom appeared to fall out starting February 2, 2018, as the Dow fell 665 points.

The Dow would fall another 1,175 points on February 5, and another 1,032 points on February 8, 2018. On March 1, 2018, the Dow would fall another 420 points.

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Gap Analysis with Candlestick Signals

The correct gap analysis for price movements can produce extremely large profits. One of the major advantages of candlestick signals is that it allows in investor to interpret the investor sentiment after a gap up in price. Being able to recognize strong buy patterns through gap analysis produces a very powerful trading format. Gap analysis includes gaps up in price after a major candlestick signal as well as evaluating a breakout candle. Being able to utilize the information conveyed from the candlestick formations allows an investor to exploit entry positions with maximum benefits.  Candlestick charts reveal these opportunities

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Trading Education 101: A New Way to Go Public

Most IPOs come with bells and whistles.

There’s a roadshow for investors.  Banks are there to stabilize the share price.

Company executives even get to ring the bell at the open.

Underwriters and intermediaries step in to protect the company and shareholders.

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Technology Stocks: Be Greedy when others are Fearful

Technology stocks were in the doghouse in early April 2018.

But there was opportunity in the rubble, presenting itself both fundamentally and technically if you ignore the fear at the time.

With fears of regulations following Facebook’s data scandal, presidential tweets that knocked off its ledge, and production fears at Tesla with a 123,000-unit Model S recall, an on-road fatality, and a poorly timed April Fool’s prank, investors became fearful of the tech sector.

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