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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    Avoid These Tech Behemoths Despite Strong Earnings (GOOGL, AMZN)

    Alphabet and Amazon are technically overbought and in need of multi-month corrections before setting off fresh long-term ...
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    Mr. Softee Overloved & Overbought (MSFT)

    Microsoft is running in place after quarterly earnings that barely met revenue expectation and could attract aggressive selling ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    Penny Stocks to Watch for May 2017 (CYTR, DELT)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in April 2017 and the coming months.
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    Time for Big Cap Biotech (CELG, VRTX)

    The biotech sector is gaining ground after strong first quarter earnings and could finally be headed into a major recovery. ...
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    Caterpillar Levels to Watch After Earnings (CAT)

    Caterpillar has broken out into triple digits after a surprisingly strong earnings report but faces stiff resistance between ...
  6. Chart Strategy

    McDonald's Vulnerable at New Highs After Earnings (MCD)

    McDonald's added to already impressive gains after a strong earnings report but is increasingly vulnerable to a multi-week ...
  7. Chart Strategy

    Earnings Could Sink Gold Miners (ABX, NEM)

    This week's earnings from Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining could sink the precious metals sector, rather than rescue it. (ABX,NEM,GDX)
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    Intel Could Finally Reward Unhappy Shareholders (INTC)

    Intel has congested at long-term resistance for the last 31-months, raising the odds for a breakout that transforms the Dow ...
  9. Chart Strategy

    Three Hot Junior Biotech Plays (CNAT, ZYNE)

    Major biotech funds are struggling after a series of high-profile drug pricing scandals, but that hasn't stopped the flow ...
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    Hard Times Ahead for the Oil Services Sector (OIH, SLB)

    Weak Schlumberger earnings have put additional pressure on the lagging oil services sector, raising odds for a major breakdown. ...
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    Brick & Mortar Retailers Could Punish Short Sellers (KSS, JWN)

    Brock and mortar retailers are oversold after a long bout of selling pressure and could squeeze overeager short sellers into ...
  12. Chart Strategy

    Are Homebuilders Topping Out? (DHI)

    D.R. Horton is getting sold after earnings despite higher EPS and revenues, pointing to weakening sentiment that could signal ...
  13. Chart Strategy

    Market Cycles Turning Against American Express (AXP)

    American Express price action has set off its first major sell signal since 2013, raising odds the long uptrend will come ...
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    IBM Price Levels to Watch After Earnings (IBM)

    IBM sold off at harmonic resistance in February after a yearlong bounce and could test even lower levels following a surprisingly ...
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    Buy U.S. Steel for a Pullback Trade (X)

    U.S. Steel has reached major support after a 2-month decline and should reward dip buyers with a sizable oversold bounce. ...
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