Alan Farley

Alan Farley is a private trader and publisher of Hard Right Edge, a comprehensive resource for trader education, technical analysis, and short-term trading techniques. He is author of the McGraw-Hill best-sellers "The Master Swing Trader" and "The Master Swing Trader Toolkit", as well as long-time contributor for The

Alan has been on the market scene for well over two decades as a trader, advisor, and author. He is a well-respected educator on swing trading, tape reading and technical analysis, including the original strategies found at Hard Right Edge.

In addition, he is a frequent contributor to CNBC and has been featured in Fidelity Outlook, Forbes, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Barrons, Bloomberg, Smart Money, Schwab Investor, Minyanville, Yahoo Finance, Futures Magazine, Tech Week, Active Trader, MSN Money, Technical Investor, Bridge Trader, Online Investor, America-Invest, the Los Angeles Times, and Trading Markets.

Alan consults regularly with industry leaders on the issues facing today's traders and is a strong voice for the revolution changing our modern markets.   Follow Alan on Twitter

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  1. Chart Strategy

    Home Depot Stock Could Reward Short Sellers

    Home Depot stock is selling off after earnings, posting a lower high that could signal a long-term top.
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    3 Nasdaq-100 Laggards Ripe for Short Selling

    These Nasdaq-100 components could offer profitable short sales, especially if geopolitical stress continues to rise.
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    Is NVIDIA Stock Topping Out?

    NVIDIA stock has dropped back into a three-month trading range after earnings, denying breakout buyers.
  4. Chart Strategy

    Amazon Stock Breaks Major Support Level

    Amazon stock failed to hold support at the 50-day EMA and could be headed into an intermediate correction.
  5. Chart Strategy

    Is It Too Late to Buy Alibaba Stock?

    Alibaba stock is holding near rally highs, while intermediate and long-term cycles predict even higher prices.
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    J.C. Penney Risk/Reward Evenly Divided Into Earnings

    The stock lifted above three-year support broken in May but has failed to confirm new buy signals.
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    Kohl's and Dillard's Shares Could Add to Recent Gains

    Kohl's and Dillard's earnings on Aug. 10 could trigger buy-the-news reactions.
  8. Chart Strategy

    3 S&P 500 Laggards Flashing Short Sale Signals

    The S&P 500 just hit another bull market high, but many components are setting off fresh sell signals.
  9. Chart Strategy

    Copper Enters First Bull Market in 4 Years

    Copper has rallied above long-term resistance and entered a bull market that could offer steady profits in related equities.
  10. Chart Strategy

    ADP Stock Breakout Just Getting Started

    Pershing Capital's 8.3% stake and actions to control ADP's board should attract speculative buying interest.
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    Disney Bulls Hold an Edge Into Earnings

    Disney is well positioned for a buy-the-news reaction to this week's earnings report, despite a tough second quarter.
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    Bearish Transports Could Signal Broader Correction

    Transportation sector earnings have been sold aggressively, which could spell trouble for broader benchmarks.
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    Hot Summer Plays Getting Sold After Big Rallies

    Applied Optoelectronics' post-earnings decline could signal the end of hot summer action in a handful of momentum plays.
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    Biotech Correction Could Offer Buying Opportunity

    Biotech funds have entered corrections and could set off fresh buying signals when they reach breakout support.
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    Will Gold and Gold Miners Break Out?

    The gold miners fund reached six-month trendline resistance and could break out in a trend advance that targets $31.
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