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

  1. Chart Strategy

    Market Could Retest February Lows

    The threat of a trade war could send major indices back to February lows, with a breakdown exposing a big chunk of 2017 upside.
  2. Chart Strategy

    Still Time to Buy U.S. Steel Stock

    U.S Steel stock has rocketed to a three-year high in recent weeks but could add to gains, potentially lifting into the low ...
  3. Chart Strategy

    Square Stock Could Sell Off Into April

    Square stock has reached resistance in a triangle pattern, raising the odds for a downturn that could reach the upper $3 ...
  4. Trading Strategy

    Expert Trader Strategies: Opening Price Principle

    The first trade of the day defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance.
  5. Trading Strategy

    How to Set Up Your Trading Screens

    Well-organized trading screens can speed up complex decision making.
  6. Chart Strategy

    Time Running Out for Bulls on Goldman Stock

    Goldman Sachs shares have failed to break out after 12 months of testing the 2007 high, raising the odds for a trend change.
  7. Trading Strategy

    Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions.
  8. Chart Strategy

    Wynn Stock Could Break Down Despite CEO Departure

    Wynn Resorts has failed to bounce since Steve Wynn's resignation over three weeks ago, raising the odds for a breakdown through ...
  9. Trading Strategy

    Are You a Trend Trader or a Swing Trader?

    Swing traders and trend traders execute market timing strategies that require different skill sets.
  10. Chart Strategy

    Penny Stocks to Watch for March 2018

    Industrial metals and infrastructure plays highlight March's penny stock list, with Congress set to increase spending on ...
  11. Chart Strategy

    Lululemon Stock Could Finally Break 5-Year Resistance

    Shares of apparel maker Lululemon rallied to 2012 resistance for the fourth time in December 2017 and could finally break ...
  12. Trading Strategy

    Trading the Expansion Bar Signal

    Price bars often generate important signals that traders can use for timely entry or exit.
  13. Chart Strategy

    Nike Stock Hits All-Time High Ahead of March Report

    Dow component Nike rallied above December 2015 resistance this week and could be headed into a historic breakout.
  14. Chart Strategy

    Macy's Stock Could Reach the $30s After Earnings

    Macy's stock has built a three-month basing pattern and could eject higher following this week's earnings report.
  15. Investing Strategy

    Characteristics of Successful Traders

    Successful traders share these psychological characteristics that augment their personal and financial power leading them ...