Cory Mitchell, CMT

Cory Mitchell, CMT

  • • Professional day trader and swing trader since 2005, focusing primarily on stocks and currencies.
  • • Worked for and with Fortune 500 companies, as well as many small companies, managing their currency exposure, risks, and highlighting opportunities.
  • • Founder of VantagePointTrading.com, an educational trading resource for day traders and swing traders.

Experience

As a professional trader, Cory has been studying how markets operate and finding profitable strategies since 2005. He began his career as a proprietary trader, trading firm capital with the sole purpose of generating profits for the company. The job had no salary. Pay, and being able to stay at the firm, was entirely based on strong performance. Cory stayed at the firm for five years before moving on to trade independently. Writing and sharing educational experiences has always been a passion for Cory. He started writing for Investopedia.com in 2009, was the day trading expert on TheBalance for more than three years, and regularly contributes to https://vantagepointtrading.com/, a website he founded in 2007. Cory also speaks on the financial markets, including lectures and workshops at the 2015 and 2017 Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) national conferences. He has authored a number of books and trading courses, including the Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders and the Stock Market Swing Trading Video Course.

Education

Cory received his Bachelors from the University of Lethbridge majoring in Finance.

Quote from Cory

"When I find a way to improve my trading or other aspect of my life, I can't help but share it. As a life-long learner, I always want to improve. I appreciate others who write about their experiences, and I have a passion for doing the same in the hopes that others will be able to improve their quality of life as well."

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  1. Financial Analysis

    Market Reversals and How to Spot Them

    Learn what market reversals are and a method that can be used to spot and trade them, called the sushi roll strategy.
  2. Mutual Funds

    Ulcer Index - UI

    The Ulcer Index is a technical indicator that measures downside risk, in terms of both depth and duration of price declines.
  3. Trading Instruments

    How is a put option exercised?

    Learn the process, and what happens, when you exercise a put option. Also, read about alternatives to exercising an option.
  4. Trading Strategy

    How to Trade the Head and Shoulders Pattern

    The head and shoulders chart pattern is popular and easy to spot once traders are aware of what they are watching for.
  5. Forex & Currencies

    Is your forex broker a scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    A Trader's Guide to Using Fractals

    This reversal pattern, known as fractals, can make sense of the seeming randomness of market movements and improve your trading.
  7. Chart Strategy

    Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Learn how to read a candlestick chart, as well as spot candlestick patterns that aid in analyzing price direction.
  8. Chart Strategy

    Rules for Picking Stocks When Intraday Trading

    Intraday trading is intensive and risky, but potentially profitable. Here are some guidelines for picking the best day trading ...
  9. Trading Strategy

    How to Use Volume to Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase profits and minimize risks.
  10. Trading Strategy

    Candlesticks and Oscillators for Successful Swing Trades

    Take advantage of short-term price moves by pinpointing reversals using candlesticks and oscillators.
  11. Investing Strategy

    Mean-Variance Analysis

    Mean-variance analysis is the process of weighing risk against expected return.
  12. Trading Strategy

    StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR)

    StockCharts Technical Rank is a proprietary ranking for stocks within a group, created by John Murphy for the financial data ...
  13. Trading Strategy

    Force Index

    The Force Index is a technical measure of the market power behind the movement of a stock's price in a particular period.
  14. Trading Strategy

    What the Market Open Tells You

    The first few moments of trading provide a lot of information that can give insight into the market's moves for the day. ...
  15. Chart Strategy

    Using Bollinger Bands to Gauge Trends

    Learn three Bollinger Bands® strategies that can be used for analysis or generating trade signals.
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