You have an opportunity to spend the next week learning how you can spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

Elliott Wave International (EWI) is hosting a free Trader Education Week April 22-28. Register for this event and have instant access to 3 free trading resources from EWI Senior Instructor and Chartered Market Technician, Jeffrey Kennedy. Now you have the opportunity to be a student in his online classroom, as he takes complex technical methods and tools and breaks them down so that you can apply them to your trading immediately. Then you will receive new lessons each day during Trader Education Week — also designed to help you learn to spot high-confidence trade setups in the charts you follow every day.

Day 1 lesson: The Power of Context

Day 2 lessons: Understanding Price Gaps and  Japanese Candlesticks

Day 3 lessons: Targeting with the Wave Principle and The Key to Successful Trading

It’s one thing to listen to other people’s trading advice, but wouldn’t you rather learn how to spot trading opportunities for yourself? Don’t miss this opportunity to get new, practical lessons every day through April 28!

Register for Trader Education Week — It’s FREE!

Secrets To Better Trading – Video

Would you like to become a professional trader or just improve your results? What is your idea about trading for living? The mindset behind a successful trading career might surprise you. Process is more important than prediction. Repeatable work, that you do again and again, is the secret sauce of the trader. So, before you Secrets To Better Trading – Video

SPY (SPX) lines in play

photo illustration tyre marks in the send

We often hear objections like, “It’s too complex,” or “It takes too much effort” with regard to Elliott’s wave theory. But, anything worthwhile usually takes effort, and is complex, and those that endure the learning process to undertake such endeavors are generally rewarded. We use Elliott because it is effective at classifying market moves, but SPY (SPX) lines in play

Oversold, Another Word for Downtrend

A ban symbol

Oversold and overbought are two technical analysis words that I’d like to ban! The phrases seem to suggest that a stock, currency or futures contract really should not decline, or advance, anymore. In an overextend wave, however, we should not attempt to expect anything rational from the highly emotional driven price trend. Wave extensions are Oversold, Another Word for Downtrend

Ultimate Edge Checklist for Traders

Trader Skillset's ultimate check list tells you what to look for in a trading system

Do your New Year’s resolutions include making more money? Possibly by improving your trading performance, or, perhaps, to transition your career towards trading? Good idea. The best advice we can give you to achieve those goals is to discover an “edge” in seven key areas. You might find these edges in a book, membership service, seminar or training course. Or you might not. You should be looking for an advantage, in the following areas, otherwise the system you follow is, quite frankly, inadequate…

The “Point of Profit” Reference

We set price targets because they are one of the three essential variables of a setup; target (reward), point of ruin (risk) and probability. We do the math to make sure that the price level we choose as target is attainable with a probability that’s high enough. We also check whether the entry levels provide enough of a ride The “Point of Profit” Reference

Price is the Ultimate Source, WSJ is entertainment

Front page of the Wall Street Journal's October 26 edition

Before boarding a recent flight to Amsterdam, I grabbed the October 24-26 weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Reading the news is quite out of the ordinary for me, a full time trader who relies almost exclusively on price action. The only reason I got my hands on the paper was solely to Price is the Ultimate Source, WSJ is entertainment

Trading the Google Earnings Report – Part II

Photo of a Google logo

In Part I of “Trading the Google earnings report” we covered Step 1, the short term overall market picture by analyzing the Nasdaq 100 index chart. We still have 3 more steps to discuss, but before that, a catch up on Wednesday’s trading session. The strong reversal of the last two hours of trading is Trading the Google Earnings Report – Part II

How Running Corrections are Born?

Where does the market run when we see a running correction form

We often see sideways corrections being somewhat skewed in the direction of the preceding trend leg. For example, in a bull trend the market suddenly turns down for a couple of bars (wave A) then forms a marginal higher high above the peak (wave B) and when many expect price to return at least to the How Running Corrections are Born?

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Sometimes it might be hard to dedicate proper focus on in depth technical tutorials or an analysis article between the opening and the closing bells. To deliver a comfy solution from now on, we present Trader Skillset as an easy to read Flipboard magazine.

We blend our Context – Momentum – Signal concept posts with a carefully curated selection of economic and political topics from the financial media. But, what is more important, we do so through the popular free Flipboard App which is optimized for tablets or smartphones providing you the flexibility and mobility to absorb the content whenever and wherever you can.

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Yen Weakens Again, More to Come

illustration: JPY bank note detail with zeros

We’ve talked about the bigger picture yen count before. Mainly that a major bull market in yen (bear market in USDJPY) was completed at the 2011 low. Now, I think that the new bull market is headed to the 125-150, and beyond. A portfolio manager friend of mine has a target of “infinity” for yen Yen Weakens Again, More to Come

S&P 500 at 2000 – How high can it go?

crosshair on the weekly S&P 500 chart

A popular topic lately is the discussion of the bull market in US stocks now that the S&P 500 is at 2000. How much further might it go? We have already covered the process we would like to see before we change from bullish to bearish in a previous post about how to identify a trend change. Personally, as a trader I S&P 500 at 2000 – How high can it go?

Stock Market Risk – The New Reality Part 1

Effective Federal Funds Rate chart 1954 - 2014

Investors are expecting far too much return from their investments, and far too little downside potential, as of today. These expectations rest on two faulty ideas: Expecting the next five years to mirror the past five. Belief in the power of the Federal Reserve, and central banks everywhere, to ensure economic growth. But, the Fed’s Stock Market Risk – The New Reality Part 1

From Dow to Broccoli

The broccoli is a nice example of a fractal image in nature, repeating itself in self-similarity at varying scales

At the end of the 1800s Charles Dow’s market theory had already included some hints about the three phases of market trends. Deliberately I use the word “hint,” because his principles are formulated much too vaguely to build an active trading strategy with. According to Dow, the first phase is a slow up leg governed From Dow to Broccoli

Gold Weakness Should be Bought

Gold has been in a sideways pattern since its mid-2013 low. First, let’s cover the near term action on the daily chart (below). A secondary bottom formed in late December 2013, from which a rally ensued and topped in late March 2014 in C or 1. From there, we see a corrective decline with a Gold Weakness Should be Bought

Learn to Trade – Your System

market info - knowledge - wisdom

To learn to trade successfully, you need create your own systematic approach and trading plan from which you are able to make your own decisions. Successful trading requires a unique understanding of markets, core risk-taking ability, temperament, perception and even a compatible lifestyle. Trading is certainly not a product in a box that you can buy with Learn to Trade – Your System

Ideal Reversal and Continuation Signals

Traffic light tree in the dark - Tons of signals which one to choose

It takes more than a single candlestick, or pattern, to enter a trade, even if it meets an optimum set of criteria. Candlestick patterns are just one signal that we utilize to alert us when the short term price action lines up with the long term context. As Jeffrey Kennedy from Elliott Wave International puts Ideal Reversal and Continuation Signals