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. Trading Strategy

    Learn How to Trade the Market in 5 Steps

    Learn how to trade the markets with skill and authority, starting with these five basic concepts.
  2. Chart Strategy

    U.S. Steel Stock at Cusp of Historic Breakout

    U.S. Steel has rallied back to a long-term trendline that could yield a major breakout in reaction to infrastructure legislation ...
  3. Trading Strategy

    A Simple Way to Read Intraday Volume

    Measure the flow of intraday volume to estimate the emotional intensity of the crowd.
  4. Chart Strategy

    Shopify Stock Tests Breakout Support After Earnings

    Shopify broke out to an all-time high near $140 ahead of earnings and is testing new support following a bearish sell-the-news ...
  5. Chart Strategy

    Cisco Stock: Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    Cisco's strong technical price action should keep sellers on the defensive after this week's earnings report.
  6. Chart Strategy

    Transports Could Bounce at Major Support

    The DJTA undercut psychological support at 10,000 last week and settled above that level, signalling a potential buying opportunity.
  7. Chart Strategy

    Baidu Weakness Could Signal China Top

    Baidu stock has dropped more than 50 points since failing to break out above 2014 resistance. matching broad Asian weakness.
  8. Chart Strategy

    NVIDIA Stock Could Head Lower Despite Strong Quarter

    NVIDIA rose more than 20 points after reporting a strong fourth quarter but could stall out until the broad market turns ...
  9. Stocks

    How Important Is Tape Reading in Modern Markets?

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain an edge.
  10. Chart Strategy

    Emerging Market Funds May Have Topped Out

    Emerging market funds have reversed on heavy volume at 2011 and harmonic resistance, raising the odds that they're posting ...
  11. Chart Strategy

    Tesla Earnings Could Reward Loyal Shareholders

    Long-term relative strength cycles suggest that Tesla is ready to reward shareholders with a rally that shakes out unrepentant ...
  12. ETFs

    How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  13. Chart Strategy

    Disney Stock Could Break Multi-Year Range After Earnings

    Disney stock is near multi-year triangle support and needs to hold triple digits to keep aggressive sellers from taking control.
  14. Chart Strategy

    General Motors Stock Could Fail Multi-Year Breakout

    GM and Ford shares are getting sold, with a perfect storm of economic and industry headwinds contributing to downside pressure.
  15. Chart Strategy

    Apple Breakout at Risk After Earnings

    Apple stock is just above support generated by October's dramatic breakout and needs to hold that line to maintain the long-term ...