The Hunter Becomes the Risk Manager

All we can ask for as Traders is to have the best weapons at our disposal in order to tackle the markets. And these weapons become worth their weight in gold if they help identify trades with significant edge while minimizing or fully eliminating the chance for human error to get in the way and […]

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Managing Vertical Spreads

So far in the early stages of this market correction (dare I say Bear Market? Too Soon?), I’ve been aggressively deploying Bear Call Spreads to attack bearish trading opportunities. Bear Call Spreads are a version of a vertical spread that consist of a short call at or slightly out-of-the-money and a long call further out-of-the-money. […]

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Gratitude (good) and Perfection (bad)

Happy Thanksgiving! During our family’s feast this year I’ll be reflecting on my gratitude to each and every one of our subscribers, and to my team here at All Star Charts. I could not ask for a more engaged audience and a more top-notch group of analysts to work with. This year marks the maiden […]

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Be Aggressive When Taking Profits

Until stock markets sound the “all clear” signal and we can get back to our regularly scheduled bull market, we have to operate with a different set of rules in order to protect our capital — both money and mind. Corrective or Bear Markets require a different set of tools. And it’s not just knowing […]

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HOLLY Hot List Update: A Story of Rotation

It’s no secret that even as the S&P 500 was printing new all-time highs last week, many leading stocks had already begun retracements from their highs. In no place has that been clearer than in our HOLLY Hot List where we’ve shed 16 names since early September — the most rapid pace of exits since […]

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Why A.I.?

At Trade Ideas, we’ve been honored over the years to win several awards for our innovative approach to actionable market analytics for active stock traders, and we’ve been increasingly recognized for achievements in delivering Artificial Intelligence to retail and professional market participants. Of course, to make sure we are given an opportunity for a proper […]

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[Podcast] Don Hensley: Be UNcommon

The Paradox of Successful Trading™ (a phrase I coined) describes the frustrating truth that there are only a handful of ways that most traders lose, while there is a seemingly infinite amount of ways to succeed… yet so many fail. Why? Don Hensley from Speedtrader posits that the issue is rooted in the fact that […]

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