Don't Trade Sloppy Patterns



Next video:
Loading the player...

Trader and author Ed Ponsi explains how he deals with sloppy trading patterns and how to apply fundamentals to gain a clearer picture of the market action.

Related Articles
  1. Charts & Patterns

    Continuation Patterns: An Introduction

    Those random movements in the charts actually form patterns. Learn the basics of what these patterns are.
  2. Forex Education

    How To Interpret Technical Analysis Price Patterns: Triple Tops And Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot, but once you learn them, they can be powerful patterns.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Technical Analysis: Chart Patterns

    By Cory Janssen, Chad Langager and Casey MurphyA chart pattern is a distinct formation on a stock chart that creates a trading signal, or a sign of future price movements. Chartists use these ...
  4. Charts & Patterns

    Advanced Candlestick Patterns

    Go beyond the basics! Learn to identify and trade island reversals, kicker patterns and more.
  5. Charts & Patterns

    Analyzing Chart Patterns: Conclusion

    By Chad Langager and Casey Murphy, senior analyst of ChartAdvisor.com This introduction to chart patterns has provided a broad overview of chart pattern analysis and several of the largest patterns. ...
  6. Price Action Traders

    In simple terms, price action is a trading technique that allows a trader to read the market and make trading decisions based on the actual price movement on the chart, rather than relying on ...
  7. Forex Education

    Harmonic Patterns In The Currency Markets

    Learn how to take geometric price patterns to the next level by using Fibonacci numbers to predict movements in the forex market.
  8. Trading Strategies

    An Introduction To Price Action Trading Strategies

    For traders who want a mix of technical analysis with their own control in decisions, price action trading offers the perfect fit. Here's how it works.
  9. Pattern Day Traders

    If a day trader makes four or more day trades in a rolling five business day period, the account will be labeled immediately as a pattern day trade account. Certain limitations will then be applied ...
  10. Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
Hot Definitions
  1. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  2. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  3. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  4. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
  5. Sharing Economy

    An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.
  6. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
Trading Center