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. Financial Analysis

    Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains? (AAL, DAL)

    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  2. Retirement Savings

    Surviving Your First Year As A Trader

    These tips will reduce the learning curve for first-year traders.
  3. Chart Strategy

    Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator (AAPL, EUR/USD)

    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  4. Trading Strategy

    Swing Trading With Ichimoku Clouds (AAL)

    Ichimoku Clouds offer complex market analysis in a single visual image that addresses price, trend and momentum.
  5. Investing Strategy

    General Electric Returns Vs The Dow Industrials

    General Electric (GE) has outperformed the Dow Industrial Average since the 2008 crash and could achieve even greater returns ...
  6. Trading Strategy

    End Yo-Yo Trading By Cultivating Discipline

    Lack of professional and personal discipline can impact self worth and market performance. Examine lifestyle choices like ...
  7. Trading Strategy

    Choose Abundance and Manage Your Trades Like A Pro

    Professional traders build skills to last a lifetime, not just through the next rally or selloff. Cultivate the psychology ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  9. Commodities

    Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain (SBUX, GMCR)

    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  10. Trading Strategy

    The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  11. Asset Allocation

    Mastering Stop Placement

    Place the stop loss where, if hit, the reasons you took the trade are no longer valid.
  12. Trading Strategy

    Making Money The Wyckoff Way (CSC, DNR)

    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  13. Trading Strategy

    Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures (SP-500, SPX)

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  14. Investing Strategy

    Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops (QQQ)

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  15. Chart Strategy

    These Red Flags Could Signal A Change In Trend (MRTX, AEIS)

    Early warning signals allow traders to take action before a change in trend traps the prevailing crowd.