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

    Incorporating Seasonality Into The Trading Day (SPX)

    Calendar and clock bias, better known as seasonality, is a frequently misunderstood concept that exerts a huge influence ...
  2. Trading Strategy

    Top Strategies For Mastering Pullback Trading (MSFT, JNS)

    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  3. ETFs

    How To Create Profitable Short-Term Gap Strategies (DAL, GDX)

    Many traders lack effective strategies to manage gaps, whether they pop up on open positions or mark the first play of the ...
  4. Trading Strategy

    Master A Breakout With Three-Step Market Mechanics (AA, XOM)

    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  5. Trading Strategy

    Pre-Market Routine Sets Stage For The Trading Day

    Your pre-market routine sets the stage for the rest of the trading day. Use this comprehensive checklist to get up to speed, ...
  6. Trading Strategy

    Top Technical Indicators For A Scalping Trading Strategy

    Scalpers can profit in today's modern environment by using technical indicators—outlined here—that are custom-tuned to very ...
  7. Chart Strategy

    Key Candlestick Patterns To Follow With Bollinger Bands® (ILMN, FCX)

    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  8. Trading Strategy

    5 Rules Of Engagement For Trading In Tough Markets

    Tough markets undermine profitability and lower self-confidence. Fight back with five simple but powerful rules of engagement.
  9. Trading Strategy

    Expert Trader Strategies: The Opening Price Principle (QQQ, GILD)

    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  10. Trading Strategy

    Trade In The Right Direction Understanding Trend-Range Axis (AAPL, GPRO)

    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  11. Trading Strategy

    Top Technical Indicators For Rookie Traders (USO, SPY)

    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  12. ETFs

    Strategies & Applications Behind The 50-Day EMA (INTC, AAPL)

    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  13. Trading Strategy

    Top Strategies Remote Traders Should Follow (YHOO)

    Most traders cannot watch every tick because they have lives away from the markets. These folks can take simple steps to ...
  14. Trading Strategy

    How To Trade Breakouts Using Elliott Wave Theory

    We can apply three easily understood Elliott Wave principles to a popular breakout strategy and watch how they improve market ...
  15. Trading Strategy

    Step Back From The Crowd & Trade Weekly Patterns

    Weekly patterns sidestep the HFT maelstrom by aligning trade entries and exits with the edges of longer-term trends.