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Here you can view select archives of Spotlight On webcast events. These archived events showcase industry experts talking about a wide range of market analysis and trading concepts. Keep in mind that all examples are for demonstration and educational purposes only and are not trading recommendations.

 

Spotlight On ... Stan Freifeld

Presented by: Stan Freifeld, Director of Corporate services, McMillan Analysis Corp.

Exchange-traded options in the U.S. are classified as either American-style or European-style. The latter type can only be exercised at expiration, while American-style options can be exercised any time. Consequently, writers of American-style options can be assigned at any time.

Stan discusses the theory and practical applications of exercising options early. Among the questions he addresses: When should I early exercise long options, and when should I expect to be assigned on short options? Is being assigned a serious problem?

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... John Bollinger

“How I Trade with Bollinger Bands”

John Bollinger presents a special event in which he demonstrates how he uses Bollinger Bands in his everyday trading. Used in stock, futures, options, forex and other markets, and across multiple time frames, Bollinger Bands and related indicators are technical analysis tools that define whether price is high or low on a relative basis.

John will discuss the origins of his trading approach and explain how he looks for trades with attractive risk/reward characteristics.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • How to couple information from trading bands and indicators
  • The two most important Bollinger Band indicators
  • The newest Bollinger Band indicator
  • A typical topping pattern.

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Spotlight On … Manesh Patel, CMT, CFTe

President of IchimokuTrade

"Multiple Time Frame Analysis at a Glance"

Multiple time frame analysis allows a trader to line up indicator alerts across various bar intervals. Manesh explores various techniques and methods around this concept, using practical examples and customized EasyLanguage® tools to demonstrate them. Other points he covers include multiple time frame support and resistance levels, breakout entry points and trailing stop exits.

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Spotlight On ... Ernie Varitimos

Managing Partner, Upland Asset Management

"How to Trade the Notes Over Bonds Spread"

Ernie discusses how to trade the Notes Over Bonds Spread, which can be created within futures contracts by offsetting positions in 30-year Treasury bond futures with positions in 10-year Treasury note contracts.

A popular strategy among professional traders, the Notes Over Bonds Spread strategy allows futures traders to play anticipated changes in the yield curve. If a flat curve is expected, the trader will take a long position in the bond and a short one in the note contract. If the curve is expected to be steep, the trader will short the bond and go long in the note contract.

In this webinar, Ernie Varitimos discusses:

  • The Yield Curve and how it works
  • Basic “NOB” spread strategy
  • How to determine spread ratios
  • Risk management for the strategy.

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors. 

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Spotlight On ... AlphaShark

Presented by Andrew Keene, CEO at Alphashark Trading and Raul Rivera, Futures Day Trader at AlphaShark Trading

"Day Trading Futures with the Profile Index"

In this presentation, you will learn how to:

  • Master this simple indicator for day trading futures
  • Develop a futures trading plan with entry and exit rules
  • Use a simple technical analysis method that works for all futures markets
  • Identify simple, easy-to-follow trade set-ups in your favorite futures markets.

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Spotlight On ... Larry Williams

Trader, Author, Fund Manager, Founder, IReallyTrade.com

"Taking Technical Analysis to a New Level"

Tired of the same old market tools, oscillators and techniques? If so, then renowned author and 53-year market veteran Larry Williams unveils a new breakthrough in technical analysis. Instead of knowing where we are, wouldn’t it be better if we could know where we may be going? This is the question Larry discusses and answers in this entirely new educational session.

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hoffman

Founder and CEO, BecomeABetterTrader.com

"Key Updates to Must-Know Award-Winning Trading Strategies"

23-time domestic and international trading champion Rob Hoffman drills down into “where, how and why” retail traders are frequently stopped out of trades, as well as the set-ups and strategies he uses to trade like an institutional trader.

Using TradeStation, Rob shares his most effective set-ups, including:

  • Entry, exit and stop strategies to increase probabilities of success
  • Real-world institutional breakout, reversal and continuation strategies
  • Profit-management methods for day and swing traders
  • Why we enter and exit at just the wrong times and how to change that.

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Spotlight On ... Ken Calhoun

President, TradeMastery.com

"Swing Trading Strategies with TradeStation"

Ken Calhoun shows you exactly how to trade the strongest stock swing trading breakout patterns. You will learn practical, step-by-step patterns to use when trading breakouts with candle charts, and how to find and manage your trade entries from start to finish.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Find the best-moving swing trading breakout charts to trade
  • Avoid false breakouts with the use of volume and candlestick patterns
  • Use TradeStation charts to find the strongest "visual scanning" entry patterns
  • Set your entries for trading gap continuations for multiday swing trades.

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Spotlight On ... Fari Hamzei

Founder, Hamzei Analytics LLC

"Understanding the Importance of Market Trend in Your Trading"

Fari Hamzei, author of Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today’s Top Traders, discusses the importance of determining underlying market trend in order to improve your trading. Fari also discusses where today’s equities markets may be headed. This event is presented in an open Q&A format, with Fari utilizing his TradeStation charts and proprietary indicators. A graduate of Princeton University, Fari frequently appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and RealMoney.

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Spotlight On ... Dave Aquino

Partner/Head of Options and Equities Trading at Base Camp Trading

“How to Find Potential Weekly Profits with Eleventh-Hour Options”

BaseCampTrading.com teaches a proprietary framework for helping traders make sense of the markets. With over 20 years of experience, Dave Aquino brings a wealth of expertise to traders seeking to make sense of trading options.

In this session, Dave shows you how to:

  • Identify potential weekly profit opportunities while being in the market just one-third of the time
  • Create and use a proper framework for consistent, high-probability income trading just twice a week
  • Use a “set it and forget it" strategy that can manage itself
  • Use an easy-to-understand trade set-up you can use every week.

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Mark Sebastian

Founder of OptionPit.com, a full-service online options mentoring program

"Options Volatility and the Election 2016"

Mark Sebastian, CIO of Karman Line Capital and founder of OptionPit.com, gives a lively presentation on picking options strategies to fit the post-election market conditions. Mark also discusses how pre and post-election expectations can fuel market volatility.

Learning Points:

  • How election-fueled market volatility affects option prices
  • Finding trading opportunities following the November elections

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Ken Calhoun

President, TradeMastery.com

"How to Swing Trade Price-Action Breakouts and Gaps with TradeStation"

Ken Calhoun, President of TradeMastery.com, shows you how to trade the strongest breakout patterns and gaps, and which types of patterns to use when swing trading. Ken offers a practical, step-by-step guide to trading simple price-action breakouts with candle charts, and finding and managing your trade entries from start to finish.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Combine candlesticks with cup patterns for entries and exits
  • Avoid false breakouts with the use of price-action patterns
  • Find the strongest charts to trade each week with “visual scanning”
  • Set entries and exits for gap trades.

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Spotlight On ... Dan Sheridan

Founder of SheridanMentoring.com

"Introduction to Butterfly Option Spreads"

Butterfly option trades come in a variety of styles. Dan Sheridan, veteran CBOE market maker and founder of sheridanmentoring.com, discusses the different types of butterfly options strategies. You’ll learn how to select the right stocks for the butterfly, whether to choose calls or puts, how wide a butterfly should be, when and how to adjust your trade, and much more.

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Dan Passarelli

Founder and CEO of Market Taker Mentoring, Inc.

"Protecting Your Options Portfolio"

Dan Passarelli, founder and CEO of options education firm Market Taker Mentoring, describes how to deploy options strategies to play market dips.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Charting patterns that can help you identify market bottoms and follow-through selling
  • Option strategies that can limit risk when buying market dips
  • How to spot market capitulation points
  • How to repair a stock that lost money on a large pullback.

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Steven Primo

Veteran Trader, Founder of ProTraderStrategies.com

"A Powerful Strategy for Capturing Trending Markets"

39-year trading veteran Steven Primo shares one of his favorite methods for trading with the trend. Steve shows you how to recognize when a valid, strong move is underway and then use one of his proprietary techniques for entering the trend. He’ll share numerous chart examples displaying this entry method, followed by a question-and-answer period.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to apply a simple indicator to discern the overall trend
  • A floor trading technique designed to fine-tune your entries
  • How to determine exact strategy exit points
  • Money management techniques to protect your profits

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Spotlight On ... Christian Tharp

Christian Tharp, CMT, Chief Market Strategist for the Adam Mesh Trading Group

"Become a Trade Architect"

In this session for novice traders, Christian Tharp, CMT, Chief Market Strategist for the Adam Mesh Trading Group, discusses the idea that successful trading is all about one's mindset: in order to make clever and balanced decisions, we must let go of potentially harmful emotional and psychological baggage, approaching the market with an open and analytic point of view.

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Spotlight On ... Fausto Pugliese

Founder and CEO of Cyber Trading University

"The Correct Way to Use the TradeStation Matrix"

Fausto Pugliese, founder and CEO of Cyber Trading University and 12-time winner of the World Traders’ Challenge, shows you how to level the playing field by using TradeStation’s Matrix feature and a few key indicators and tools. Fausto specializes in trading fast-moving Nasdaq stocks using volume, time and sales and Nasdaq Level II data.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret and execute trades using the Matrix
  • Find stocks to trade
  • Spot key chart patterns
  • Read order flow to predict coming stock moves
  • Find hidden support and resistance levels.

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hoffman

Founder and CEO, BecomeABetterTrader.com

"Key Updates To Must-Know Award-Winning Trading Strategies"

Rob Hoffman is a 20-time domestic and international trading champion who has won more real-money trading competitions than anyone else in the entire world. As a professional trader, educator and mentor, Rob drills down into "where, how and why" retail traders are frequently stopped out of trades, and the setups and strategies he uses to trade like an institutional trader and trading champion. Rob has the experiences to help you develop into the trader you want to be.

Using TradeStation, Rob shares the details of his most effective set-ups, including:

  • Updated entry, exit and stop strategies
  • Real-world institutional breakout and reversal strategies
  • Profit-management methods for day and swing traders
  • Retail vs. institutional mindset -- why we enter and exit at just the wrong time and exactly how to change that
  • Updated, timely, key award-winning concepts to improve your probabilities of success.

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Spotlight On ... John Carter

Founder, SimplerOptions.com

A Unique Look at Multi-Time-Frame Analysis

John Carter, founder of Simpler Options and author of the bestseller Mastering the Trade, shows you how to recognize key breakouts and reversals using multi-time-frame analysis. John also discusses identifying buy and sell set-ups at a glance while avoiding “fake-out” moves.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify key breakouts and reversals
  • Spot buy or sell set-ups at a glance on a single chart
  • Tell when a move has conviction and when to avoid a fake out
  • Know when to stay out of low-probability chop conditions.

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Anthony Crudele

Founder and CEO of BeaconTrader.com

"Understanding Market Correlations"

In today’s markets, high-frequency and algorithmic traders use market correlations as one of their primary indicators. Anthony Crudele, who started trading with CME Group at the age of 18 and was one of the first to trade the E-mini S&P, has been a featured expert on CNBC, Fox Business and more. In this session, he shows you how to quickly identify which market to use as an indicator for the next directional move in the market you’re trading. Anthony also discusses how to search for more-defined risk trade set-ups.

You will learn how to:

  • Find more-defined risk trade set-ups
  • Compare markets using technical, not price, correlations
  • Determine the directional leader between markets
  • Use short-term charts to trade longer-term trends

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Spotlight On ... Christian Tharp and Adam Mesh

Christian Tharp, CMT, and Adam Mesh, Founder of the Adam Mesh Trading Group

"How to Identify the Number-One Trade Every Week"

Christian Tharp, CMT, is Chief Market Strategist for the Adam Mesh Trading Group. Adam Mesh has been featured in Fortune Magazine for his trading accomplishments as well as his training results. Together, they teach you the simple routine they use for breaking down the market and identifying the best trade to make every week.

You'll learn how to:

  • Easily identify the market's current path
  • Establish near-term support and resistance levels
  • Recognize standout stocks
  • Determine the standout stock of the week.

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Spotlight On ... Marc Chaikin

Founder and CEO, Chaikin Analytics

"How to Turbocharge Your Stock Trading by Combining Fundamentals and Technicals"

Veteran Wall Street trader, broker and analyst Marc Chaikin demonstrates how to turbocharge your stock trading and options strategies using the Chaikin Power Gauge stock rating. The model, which combines fundamental and proprietary technical indicators including Marc’s Chaikin Money Flow, is used by active traders and Wall Street pros, and is available in the TradeStation TradingApp® Store.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Quickly identify stocks on the move
  • Confirm what symbols to trade
  • Convert bearish stocks into potential trades, especially during earnings season
  • Timing your buys or sells.

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Spotlight On ... Clint Coons

Esq., Managing Partner of Anderson Business Advisors, LLC

"Structuring Your Trading Account as a Business"

Many traders are unaware of tax savings that can be realized by changing their tax status from that of investor to that of business trader. In this session, Clint Coons, attorney at law and author of numerous books and articles on asset protection and tax planning, shows you how to use select business entities to improve your overall returns, protect your trading account and pass it on to your heirs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a Corporation, LLC or Limited Partnership can reduce taxes on your trading income
  • The ins and outs of trader tax status
  • Examples of common business strategies used by informed investors
  • How to protect your wealth from creditors, Uncle Sam and probate.

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Spotlight On ... Price Headley

CEO, BigTrends.com

"Simple Scanning System for Stocks, ETFs and Options"

Price Headley shows you how to turn theory into action. He shows you how to apply his favorite market scanning techniques, as well as offer an insider's look at his unique style of trading based on all vehicles that he trades. This includes instruction on how he utilizes his three favorite technical indicators to scan the markets for the biggest trends. Price will also review case studies of recent winners and losers so that you can apply your newfound strategic knowledge to real-time markets and spot the biggest trends and proper entry and exit points within a big trend.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Market scanning – see how price uses TradeStation's RadarScreen® technology to look for exceptional bull and bear trends in the current market
  • Which indicators can help you cut through the market noise to catch these huge breakouts
  • How to filter hundreds of stocks and ETFs daily with his scanning methods
  • How to put these market scans to work in your own trading
  • Review case studies on both winners and losers to show you what works best in today's markets ... and much more!

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Spotlight On ... Russ "Eddie Z." Hazelcorn

Chief Operating Officer, EZ Trading Computers

"Three Things You Need to Know about Computers and Trading Hardware in 2016"

If you’re like most traders, you want to equip yourself with the best computer hardware for trading. Eddie Z. leads you through a workshop and demonstration of how to evaluate and select the best hardware for your trading.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • The biggest misconceptions about hardware for trading
  • How to test your computer’s ability to handle your trades
  • The minimum checklist for trading technology in 2016

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Spotlight On ... Dan Sheridan

Founder of sheridanmentoring.com

"Trading Options Like a Business"

Dan Sheridan, veteran CBOE market maker and founder of sheridanmentoring.com, shares his options trading methods and techniques. Dan discusses how he structures and manages trades for different option strategies.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • How to set up an options trading plan for a $25,000 account
  • Key strategies Dan uses in his options trading plan
  • Risk management techniques for his options trading plan

 

*Options trading is not suitable for all investors.

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Spotlight On ... Scott Andrews

CEO and Co-Founder, InvestiQuant

"Beyond Hypothetical: Enhancing Returns Through Strategy Diversification"

Veteran quant trader Scott Andrews discusses the best and worst ways to diversify your strategies with the goal of improved returns with less volatility. Scott demonstrates the benefits of diversification by showing you his short-term systems and methodologies. This presentation is appropriate for traders of stocks, futures indices, and commodities, as examples of each are shown.

Topics discussed include:

  • Seven distinct ways to diversify your trading strategies
  • The easiest and hardest ways to diversify
  • The "Deep Dive" methodology of diversification for those with smaller accounts
  • The "Wide Net" methodology of diversification for those with larger accounts

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Spotlight On ... Dean Rogers

General Manager and Senior Analyst, Kase Call Center

"Choosing the Correct Bar Length"

One of traders’ most common questions is, “What time frame works best?” The answer is never simple because every trader has a different style, goals, and risk appetite. Underlying market conditions can also affect this decision.

Dean Rogers discusses his approach to choosing multiple bar lengths based on these factors. Dean introduces Kase’s newest indicator, the Kaos Ratio, a tradability and stability index that could change the way you choose your charts.

Topics discussed include:

  • How to choose the bar lengths (including Kase Bars) that best suit you based on your style, goals, risk appetite and market conditions
  • When to step back from the market or change bar lengths
  • When to scale trades to longer bar lengths and take warranted risk.

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Spotlight On ... Dr. John Clayburg

President, OnlineSystemTrading.com

"Creating and Trading Self-Optimizing Strategies"

Automated trading systems with fixed variables will often work well for a period of time and then falter as market conditions change. The challenge is to stay in synch with the market by making key changes in a strategy’s critical variables. John demonstrates automated strategies that are able to alter these variables on the fly – in real time, sometimes several times a day – as they work to stay in sync with ever-changing market conditions.

Whether you trade automated strategies or not, John addresses the challenge of maintaining sensitivity to market dynamics while staying within a rules-based trading approach.

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Spotlight On ... Raghee Horner

Founder, SimplerCurrencies.com

"Getting Started in Currencies with Forex, Futures and ETFs"

Trader and author Raghee Horner walks you through the world of currency trading using interbank forex, futures and ETFs. Raghee discusses the major trends and how to position yourself using each type of instrument. She also shares her GRaB Candles and 34EMA Wave for trend identification, as well as how to use price movement ranges to place your entries and manage open positions.

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Spotlight On ... John Carter

Founder, SimplerOptions.com

"High Probability Trading Setups"

High probability trading setups require precise moments in time where everything comes together to create an edge for the trader. Without this edge, even the best setups can fall apart if market conditions change suddenly. John Carter, author of Mastering the Trade, discusses his favorite "moments in time" that provide the best trading edge.

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Spotlight On ... Jan Arps

Author and Founder, Traders' Toolbox

"Trading the 'Oil Shale Gale' Markets"

Noted author and technician Jan Arps discusses how he trades the exciting “Oil Shale Gale” markets.  Jan shows how he uses TradeStation’s RadarScreen® and Percent Change charts to identify and trade the trends of energy market stock symbols poised to break out or break down.  While this approach may be used with any group of symbols, Jan’s presentation focuses on the investment opportunities created by the technology revolution that has occurred in the U.S. energy sector, which over the past seven years has transformed the United States from a net energy importer into the largest oil and gas producer in the world.

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Spotlight On ... Nigel Hawkes

Founder of Hawkeye Traders

"Volume Trading: Nigel Hawkes' Pro Trading Secrets Revealed"

Nigel Hawkes, founder and creator of Hawkeye Traders, has been trading for more than 20 years. His Hawkeye Volume Trading methodology can be used by all types of traders, across all markets and in all time frames.

If you had a way to see just a few days into the future, would that help your trading? Nigel shows you how to look at any chart and assess the likelihood of a strong move ahead.  He reveals how using volume (the only true leading indicator) may help you trade more consistently and profitably across multiple time frames.

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Spotlight On ... Murray Ruggiero

Murray Ruggiero, Jr. has been a contributing editor to Futures magazine since 1994, authoring more than 180 articles. He is co-author of Using EasyLanguage and author of Cybernetic Trading Strategies: Developing a Profitable Trading System with State-of-the-Art Technologies. Murray has also been recognized for his work on neural net and artificial intelligence applications in trading systems.

This well-known author and system developer shares his insights on markets, trading and strategies.

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Spotlight On ... Larry Williams

Trader, Author, Fund Manager, Founder, IReallyTrade.com

"Unique Trading Strategies from Larry Williams"

Renowned trader, author, educator and indicator creator Larry Williams shares his insight and experience trading futures. Larry analyzes various futures markets and how he builds and tests his own trading strategies for each. Larry is back off a four city in-person tour sponsored by TradeStation, he also highlights some of the topics from his live presentation.

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hanna

Founder, Quantifiable Edges and Overnight Edges

“Quantifiable Edges for Short- and Long-Term Trading”

Rob Hanna is president of Hanna Capital Management LLC and founder of quantiableedges.com and overnightedges.com, which use historical analysis to assess current market action and odds.

Rob demonstrates how he identifies and quantifies market action in search of a statistical edge. Rob discusses his approach to identifying potential edges, his favorite long- and short-term timing approaches and how long-term indications influence short-term timing performance.

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Spotlight On ... Michael Burke

Vice President, Client Training and Education, TradeStation

Michael Burke discusses his perspective on the Key Reversal Pattern Strategy using Kase Bars, along with stress-testing concepts and optimization techniques. Mike demonstrates how you can build complete strategies using just the supplied strategy components that come with TradeStation.

Among the topics Mike covers are:

  • Theory behind the Key Reversal Pattern Strategy
  • Understanding Kase Bars
  • Techniques for strategy optimization

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Spotlight On ... Corey Rosenbloom

Founder and President of Afraid to Trade, afraidtotrade.com

Five Trading “Holes” That May Be Keeping You from Consistent Success

Are you falling short of the results you desire in your trading strategies? If so, could increasing your trading efficiency help you avoid leaving money on the table?

Corey Rosenbloom, CMT, author of The Complete Trading Course and founder of the Afraid to Trade website, describes five specific areas of your trading practice that may be holding you back from your goals as a swing or intraday trader.

Among the topics Corey covers are:

  • Five specific parts of your trading program you can tweak now
  • How small inefficiencies may be holding you back
  • How to fix mistakes you may be making – and may even be unaware of.

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Spotlight On ... Joe Krutsinger

Reality Check: Evaluating the Strategy Performance Report Using my “Grain of Salt” Approach

Designing a robust trading strategy – not to mention undertaking the optimization and forward testing phases of strategy development – is a challenge for all who make the attempt. Yet this pales in comparison to the art of “knowing what you want” in a strategy by using the advanced metrics available in the TradeStation Strategy Performance Report.

Strategy developer Joe Krutsinger discusses evaluating back-tests, including:

  • Which of the 75 strategy metrics may be the most important to you
  • Eight metrics that Joe uses as a “reality check”
  • How to evaluate the equity chart and use it as a determining factor for action
  • How to make your evaluation process fit the way you really want to trade.

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hoffman

President and Founder, Become A Better Trader, Inc.

"Overcoming Common Trading Mistakes with Award-Winning Trading Strategies"

Rob Hoffman is a two-time international trading champion and winner of numerous trading competitions. As a professional trader, educator and mentor, Rob has real experiences to share to help you develop into the trader you want to be.

Rob drills down into "where, how and why" retail traders are frequently stopped out of trades, and the setups and strategies he uses to trade more like an institutional trader.

Using TradeStation, Rob shares the details of his most effective set-ups, including:

  • Entry, exit and stop strategies
  • Profit-management methods
  • Retail vs. institutional mindset -- why we enter and exit at just the wrong time
  • Key concepts to increase probabilities of success

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Spotlight On ... Jeffrey Hirsch

Editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, Seasonal Sector Trades and Almanac Investor eNewsletter (www.stocktradersalmanac.com)

"Sell in May but Don’t Go Away: Summer Shorts and Strategies"

25-year Wall Street veteran Jeff Hirsch shares his summer market outlook, how the worst six months play out in election midterm years and how he positions his portfolio for the usual summer swoon. Jeff also shares his perspective on the top long and short stocks and sectors, as well as seasonal trading tactics. Jeff also discusses individual stocks and ETFs to consider avoiding or even shorting. 

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Spotlight On ... Ken Calhoun

Trader, Founder, TradeMastery.com

"How to Trade HFT-Based “Cup and Candle” Price-Action Breakouts"

Ken Calhoun shows you how to identify updated "cup and candle" breakout patterns for swing and day trading. Ken offers a practical, step-by-step look at how to trade strong price-action breakouts with candle charts, and how to find and manage your trade entries from start to finish. He also focuses on capitalizing on high-frequency trading (HFT) countermeasures and strategies.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Combine candlesticks with cup patterns for entries and exits
  • Avoid false breakouts with the use of price-action patterns
  • Spot and enter high-volatility HFT price-action breakouts
  • Add to winning trades with specific scaling-in tactics

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Spotlight On ... John Bollinger

Many people are familiar with Bollinger Bands, yet John Bollinger’s work has taken the concept of volatility measurement well beyond his eponymous bands. In this webinar, John demonstrates how to utilize the suite of analysis tools and techniques he calls The Bollinger Band Tool Kit. These tools provide a rounded approach to understanding market action and selecting and managing trades. John’s presentation emphasizes the practical application of his work in real time. Among the topics covered:

  • Using the TradeStation Scanner to find potential Bollinger Band opportunities
  • Using RadarScreen to check your portfolio
  • Identifying market-timing opportunities using Scanner and RadarScreen
  • The new Bollinger Band indicators, including BBTrend and BBImpulse.

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Spotlight On ... Dave Moenning

Registered Investment Advisor

"Learning to Trade like a Corporate Insider"

Dave Moenning covers topics including:

  • Why "insider" buying really matters
  • How to identify "corporate insiders"
  • The technical setup that allows you to potentially profit from corporate insiders
  • How to add "Serious Alpha" to pick potentially profitable stocks


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Spotlight On ... Andrew Horowitz

President and founder of Horowitz & Company (a Registered Investment Advisor)

"Strategies to Determine and Nurture Your Trading Style"

In this webinar, Andrew elevates and builds on new and existing trading strategies using the various tools provided by TradeStation. He delves deeper to develop a concrete approach of what to trade, when to trade and how to monitor existing trades. He also introduces participants to strategies they may or may not be familiar with from the TradeStation TradingApp Store.

Andrew discusses:

  • Strategies for day traders and longer-term traders
  • Strategies for futures and forex traders
  • Strategies used by Horowitz & Company
  • Using quant and fundamental screens to determine what to buy
  • Using technical analysis to determine when to buy

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Spotlight On ... Suri Dudella

Trader and Author, suriNotes.com

"Success and Failure of Trading Chart Patterns"

Suri Dudella is a well-known writer and lecturer on the practical applications of chart patterns, an essential yet often overlooked area of technical analysis.

Among the topics Suri covers:

  • Basics of modeling chart patterns
  • Essential pattern structure components and analysis
  • A statistical analysis of chart pattern success and failure
  • Examples of chart patterns in TradeStation

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Spotlight On ... Jackie Ann Patterson

Principal, Divergence-Alerts.com

"Using Divergences to Spot Reversals"

It's notoriously easy to look back at a chart and pick out the inflection points at which the market changed character and took off in a new direction.  Identifying those turning points as they occur is much more difficult.  Divergences between indicator and price can signal major price reversals.  Jackie demonstrates how to trade MACD divergences in stocks and ETFs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify and when to use MACD divergences
  • Techniques for finding more reliable MACD divergences
  • What these tools reveal about the market and your stocks today

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Spotlight On ... Hubert Senters

Hubert Senters, HubertSenters.com

"Five Things You Should Know About the Ichimoku Cloud Indicator"

Most indicators rely on past performance. However, Ichimoku not only gives you information about the past, but also prospective support and resistance levels. Ichimoku means “at a glance,” and for traders that means that by glancing at a chart you will immediately know what stage a market is in – bullish, bearish or sideways – and levels to watch for. Hubert Senters shares how he uses the Ichimoku Cloud in his trading.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to apply the Ichimoku Cloud indicator to your TradeStation charts
  • The proper settings and formatting for the indicator and your charts
  • The interpretation of the cloud and the lines

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Spotlight On ... Bennett McDowell

Founder of TradersCoach.com®

"Top Secrets for Picking High-Probability Trades"

Bennett McDowell is a noted trader, author, educator and regular contributor to TradeStation’s Morning Market Briefing. Bennett shares his targeted approach to finding high-probability trading opportunities using the same techniques he uses in his own trading and popular “Top 10 Picks” each week.  You’ll learn ways to identify entries and exits, combined with effective risk control applicable to all markets, time frames and styles, including day trader, swing trader, position trader, scalper and investor.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to uncover breakout trends before they happen
  • How to know in 10 seconds whether to be long, short or out of the market
  • Trendline techniques that make all the difference
  • Why risk control is essential and how to use it correctly
  • Elliott Wave tips on how to pick the highest-probability trades

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Spotlight On ... Price Headley

CEO, BigTrends.com

"Scanning to Find the Really Big Trends"

Join Price Headley as he shares with you his favorite indicators to spot the relatively rare and unusual big trend moves on stocks, futures, forex and the broader market as a whole. Price will demonstrate how he scans for opportunities using TradeStation’s RadarScreen, and show you examples of what he's trading now with the potential for powerful trends during 2014.

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Spotlight On ... Daniel Prince

Vice President, iShares Due Diligence

"Advantages of Trading iShares ETFs"

With more than 350 exchange traded funds (ETFs) totaling over $500 billion in assets, iShares is the world's largest ETF provider. Learn how iShares ETFs have revolutionized the way investors access the markets, and how you can use them to provide low-cost, efficient, and transparent portfolio solutions.



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Spotlight On ... Perry Kaufman

Author and Strategy Developer

"Stock Timing Using Pairs Logic"

Pairs trading (also known as relative value arbitrage) is a strategy that many professional traders employ successfully. Perry Kaufman discusses a stock-timing strategy designed to increase profits per share while still protecting against risk when the market turns down. This strategy can be applied to individual stocks and ETFs. Perry also distributes a downloadable EasyLanguage file to help familiarize you with these concepts. 

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Spotlight On ... Raghee Horner

Chief Currency Analyst for IBFX

"Discover the Power of Market Trend with GRaB Candles"

Author and IBFX Chief Currency Analyst Raghee Horner shows you how to use daily and intraday market trends to identify the most effective trading strategies. Raghee's unique trading indicators— GRaB Candles and 34 EMA Wave Analysis Techniques – can be powerful additions to any trading style.  The indicator file for TradeStation will be available for immediate download during the event. 

 

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Spotlight On ... Scott Andrews

Founder and President of ClosingOdds.com and MasterTheGap.com

"Five Ways to Determine Where a Market Will Close"

The accuracy by which traders can predict today's closing price may ultimately determine the size of their profits or losses. Scott shares factors to consider when predicting the close of any market, commodity or stock. He demonstrates the value of his five-factor model using the S&P as an example.

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Spotlight On ... Nick McDonald

Head Trader and Founder, TradeWithPrecision.com

Intraday Trading Myths Exposed

Do intraday traders really make the most money, or is that a misconception that those starting out in the industry tend to have? What is the true effect of spreads and commissions? Many people who are new to intraday trading are unaware of the difficulties they might face and why.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why everybody wants to be an intraday trader
  • The plain truth about intraday trading – myths exposed and benefits realized
  • How to use intraday trading to your advantage
  • Optimal intraday techniques and risk-management planning.

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Spotlight On ... Manesh Patel

Founder of Ichimokutrade.com

Identifying Major Support and Resistance with Ichimoku Time-Frame Matching

As ichimoku (“cloud”) analysis becomes more popular, traders are looking to expand their use of this unique tool by exploring new applications. Manesh Patel, author of Trading with Ichimoku Clouds, reviews what ichimoku is and is not, as well as the terminology used in referencing it. Manesh expands the discussion to how ichimoku can help identify critical support and resistance areas on charts even when using multiple data intervals.

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Spotlight On ... John Bollinger

Founder and President, Bollinger Capital Management

Bollinger Bands®: An Introduction and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

John Bollinger developed Bollinger Bands 30 years ago in an effort to create fully adaptive trading bands. Thousands of traders worldwide have come to view them as a reliable tool for assessing expected price action. John introduces you to the tools you need to use Bollinger Bands successfully, and then present some guidelines to help you avoid commonly made mistakes.

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Spotlight On ... Eloy Fenocchi

Trader, Founder, SavvyFX.com

Savvy Opportunities in Forex Trading

Forex markets are attractive to many traders because of their size and liquidity, as well as the magnitude of price movements. And many forex traders are probably familiar with tactics such as focusing on certain pairs at certain hours and employing generic technical analysis tools. To find an advantage, it can be useful to explore opportunities that are often overlooked, such as trading around major news events and even automated trading.

In this presentation, Eloy Fenocchi of SavvyFX.com shares important insights that he's gained in over 20 years of trading in a variety of markets.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • Pros and cons of trading big news events in forex.
  • News events and pairs that offer the biggest opportunities for price movement.
  • Employing different methods for different markets.
  • The two most important psychological trading skills.
  • The personal challenges of trading effectively in fast markets.

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Spotlight On ... Hima Reddy

CMT, Financial Writer and Independent Trader

Applying Gann's Basic Trading Methods in TradeStation

Hima Reddy is the author of The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann: A Guide to Building Your Technical Analysis Toolbox (FT Press, October 2012). Hima shows how understanding the key elements of W.D. Gann's buying and selling techniques, as well as his risk-management philosophy, can enhance your chart analysis and trading approach. As a long-time TradeStation user, she can relate Gann's methods to the day-to-day work of other TradeStation users.

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hanna

Founder, Quantifiable Edges and Overnight Edges

Overnight Edges – Using Historical Tendencies to Anticipate Overnight Market Movement

Very little is published on overnight trading. Yet since the inception of SPY in 1993, over 100% of the market’s total gains have come when it was closed. Both day traders and institutions employ strategies to mitigate overnight risk, which often create favorable opportunities for traders who understand overnight tendencies. Rob Hanna of Overnight Edges has done extensive work in this area. In this presentation, he will cover:

  • The history and growth of the overnight market.
  • Using ETFs vs. futures for overnight trading.
  • Where some of the best overnight opportunities often lie – both long and short
  • Seasonal considerations and adjusting to upcoming events (like the employment report)
  • Simple techniques TradeStation users can use to further research overnight probabilities

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Spotlight On ... Stanley Dash and Jesus Nava

Vice-President, Applied Technical Analysis, TradeStation Securities
Manager, Client Training, TradeStation Securities

An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

Our work in TradeStation’s Client Training and Education group has grown beyond just training classes on the TradeStation platform. Providing educational resources on markets, market relationships and technical analysis has become an integral part of our mission. And our delivery methods have expanded from live classes and printed materials to live and recorded web presentations, with a burgeoning archive of content available on the TradeStation website.

But how can you find what you need? University, Labs, Events – what type of information is available in each of these areas and how do they work together to help you?

Stan and Jesus help you chart a course to finding the classes, commentary and education you need to make your way through today’s markets with TradeStation.

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Spotlight On ... Ken Calhoun

Trader, Founder, DaytradingUniversity.com

How to Trade High-Velocity Price Action Breakouts

Ken Calhoun discusses how to identify and trade the strongest breakout patterns and what types of patterns to use when trading. Ken offers a practical, step-by-step look at how to trade simple price-action breakouts with candle charts, and how to find and manage your trade entries from start to finish.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Combine candlesticks with cup patterns for entries and exits
  • Avoid false breakouts with the use of price-action patterns
  • Find the strongest charts to trade each week

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Spotlight On ... Serge Berger

Trader, Fund Manager, founder of Steady Trader

"The Power of Using Candlesticks for Swing Trading"

Serge Berger shares his favorite way to apply candlesticks for swing trading stocks, options, ETFs, futures or forex.  Serge will also discuss a strategy combining candlesticks with his confluence zones.  Serge’s approach to swing trading with candlesticks helps traders to focus on clearly defined higher-probability setups.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Spot the three highest-probability candlestick formations
  • Use candlesticks in conjunction with confluence zones
  • Set stops and profit targets based on candlesticks

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Spotlight On ... Christopher Terry

Founder, www.internationalmarketslive.com

Commonality Zones and Price Relationships

Trader and educator Christopher Terry as he demonstrates how you can identify market turning points using “Commonality Zones” and price relationships. Chris has found that by combining Fibonacci-based Commonality Zones and price relationships, he can better identify low-risk high-reward entries and exits. He also shows how to use TradeStation’s built-in tools to improve your trade timing. While Chris tracks a range of equities markets, his work also highlights E-mini S&P futures, forex, crude oil and gold.

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Spotlight On ... Jennifer Ropiak

NYSE Liffe US Mini Gold and Silver Futures: What Traders Need to Know

Jennifer Ropiak, Vice-president, NYSE Liffe U.S.

Gold and silver futures markets provide significant trading opportunities as well as the ability to diversify your portfolio. Jennifer Ropiak is responsible for precious metals derivatives at NYSE Liffe US, the U.S.-based futures exchange of NYSE Euronext. Jennifer provides an overview of NYSE Liffe US’s liquid mini precious metals futures.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why mini gold and mini silver futures make sense for the individual trader
  • Key differences between trading GLD and SLV as compared to YG (mini gold futures) and YI (mini silver futures)
  • Why some traders are taking a closer look at the gold:silver ratio

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Spotlight On ... Jeffrey Hirsch

Jeffrey Hirsch, Editor-in-Chief, Stock Trader’s Almanac and Commodity Trader’s Almanac

Trading Seasonal and Technical Set-ups with Commodity, Sector and Equity Index ETFs, and Top-Ranked Magnet® Stocks

Jeffrey Hirsch reviews seasonal and cyclical trading opportunities as detailed in the almanacs and in his Little Book of Stock Market Cycles. Jeffrey works to pinpoint entry and exit prices using an array of technical analysis tools and chart patterns, focusing on highly correlated ETFs and top-ranked small-, mid- and large-cap Magnet® stocks.

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Spotlight On ... Corey Rosenbloom

Founder and President of Afraid to Trade, afraidtotrade.com

Organizing Your Trading Day, from Game Planning to Day Structure

Corey Rosenbloom, CMT explains how to structure your trading day by assessing specific information, from pre-market activity and the opening gap through the first hour and the remainder of the trading day. He also discusses how to develop a game plan in the evening to organize your expectations for the next trading day.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create a game plan in the evening to apply on next trading day
  • How to distinguish in real time between a range day or trend day developing for the session
  • The types of trades that work best on trend or range days

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Spotlight On ... Larry Williams

Larry Williams, Trader, Author, Fund Manager, Founder, IReallyTrade.com

How I Use Cycles and Seasonals in Trading

Trader and author Larry Williams shows how he uses cycles and seasonal tools to help in trade selection as well as trade timing. Although no tools are right all the time, Larry demonstrates how he uses these tools to help improve the odds of a positive outcome on his trades.

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Spotlight On ... Price Headley

CEO, BigTrends.com

Finding the Big Trends in Any Time Frame

Price Headley highlights two of his favorite indicators for TradeStation, with special emphasis on the use of RadarScreen® to spot trading opportunities in real time. Price also shares his Acceleration Bands code for all attendees, as well as his approach to using the Williams Percent R indicator to enter, manage and exit trend trades more effectively.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • The fundamentals of systematic trade management
  • How to spot accelerations on both intraday and longer-term charts
  • How to focus on inflection spots to tighten your stops

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Spotlight On ... Rob Hoffman

President and CEO of Become A Better Trader, Inc.

Make Your Trading Set-ups Work For You

Rob Hoffman shares his favorite trading set-ups using TradeStation for futures, forex, stocks, options and ETFs. Rob is an internationally recognized speaker who has used his work to win trading competitions around the world. Learn real-world strategies and techniques that Rob uses each day in his own trading.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Set initial stops and targets
  • Adjust stops and targets as the trend continues
  • Develop a more proactive vs. reactive trading mindset

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Spotlight On ... Toni Hansen

President and CEO of Trading from Main Street and author of Simple Steps to Trading Discipline

Successful Trading Requires Mastering Risk

Veteran trader Toni Hansen shares valuable aspects of her time-tested approach to trade management. Perhaps the most important trait of a successful trader is having developed the skills to master risk. This goes beyond merely entering a trade, assuming a target and placing a stop; it means knowing when and how to move that stop and adjust your target once the position begins to unfold. Toni shares the results of her 15 years of work in this important aspect of trading and trade management.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • The importance of trade management, regardless of trading style or strategy
  • How to set initial stops and targets
  • How to adjust stops and targets as prices develop

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Spotlight On ... Nigel Hawkes

Founder of Hawkeye Traders

Market Momentum

Volume is the only non-lagging leading indicator. Using volume with price in multiple time frames not only reduces risk, but can also help traders trade more consistently and profitably.

Nigel Hawkes, founder and creator of Hawkeye Traders, has been trading for more than 20 years. In this presentation, he explains how he uses forensic analysis of volume and price in multiple time frames to identify low-risk, high-probability trades, and how this methodology can be used by all types of traders, across all markets and in all time frames using real-time data.

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Spotlight On ... Manesh Patel

Understanding Ichimoku

Founder of Ichimokutrade.com

Ichimoku (“cloud”) analysis may be applied to any instrument and any time frame. Manesh Patel, founder of Ichimokutrade.com, discusses this analysis technique.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • How to determine the sentiment of an instrument, i.e., bullish/bearish/sideways
  • When to enter a trade with a high risk/reward ratio
  • When to exit a trade by gauging either minimal loss or maximum profit

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Spotlight On ... Laura Brandeis

Opportunities and Benefits of Trading Mini MSCI Index Futures

Laura Brandeis, Vice-president of Equity Derivatives, NYSE Liffe U.S.

Mini MSCI Index futures are versatile tools that provide investors with access to a wide range of in-demand global markets. Momentum continues to build in NYSE Liffe U.S. mini MSCI Emerging Markets and mini MSCI EAFE futures contracts in particular. Open interest is strong and volume is up dramatically over last year. Laura Brandeis, VP of Equity Derivatives at NYSE Liffe U.S., discusses the growth and future potential of the MSCI Index-based products.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The benefits of trading mini MSCI Index futures
  • Trends behind this increased liquidity
  • Tools to help you hedge your exposure to key global markets

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Spotlight On ... Joe Krutsinger

Joe Krutsinger, CTA

Knowing When and How to Optimize a Trading Strategy

Optimization is often the most challenging aspect of strategy trading. A trader needs to optimize in a way that will yield useful results but is also manageable. From deciding which parameters to optimize to choosing an optimization frequency, Joe offers his perspectives on this important aspect of strategy trading.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • What optimization reveals about a strategy
  • How to determine if an optimization is done correctly
  • How to apply the correct instruments to trading strategies

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Spotlight On ... Dan Passarelli

Author and Founder of MarketTaker.com

Managing Adjustments to Your Options Positions

Adjusting options positions is paramount to trading success. In this webcast, Dan Passarelli of MarketTaker.com discusses how to adjust income trades.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to adjust losing income trades with a view to recouping losses
  • Adjustment techniques for credit spreads, iron condors, time spreads and more
  • The secrets of when and when not to adjust

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Spotlight On ... Chris Gessel

Executive Editor and Chief Strategy Officer, Investor's Business Daily

The View from IBD

Executive Editor and Chief Strategy Officer, Investor's Business DailyChris analyzes current market conditions and discusses the prospects for a sustained uptrend. He shows how the biggest market leaders break out in the first days and weeks of a new market uptrend. Chris also discusses how he and the IBD market team pick stocks for Leaderboard, IBD’s newest premium product.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Chris’ view on current market conditions
  • IBD’s approach to stock selection
  • How to use IBD in your trading

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Spotlight On ... Raghee Horner

Currency Trader, Analyst and Educator Co-founder of EZ2Trade Software

The Forex-Futures Connection

Raghee Horner helps you understand how the Dow, dollar and crude oil prices reveal risk in the market and how to capitalize on it trading futures and forex. She walks you through how she defines market trends, trades trending markets and confirms movement with intermarket correlations in the futures and forex markets.

In this session, you will learn about:

  • Using yen pairs like AUDJPY, EURJPY and USDJPY to trade equities indices
  • Trading relationships like crude oil/USDCAD and gold/AUDUSD
  • The importance of the U.S. Dollar Index to forex traders

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Spotlight On ... Linda Bradford Raschke

President, LBRGroup, Inc.

Best in Show: Combining Swing Techniques and Market Profile Concepts

The recent revival of decades-old Market Profile concepts has added a valuable conceptual framework to many traders' vocabularies. When combined with time-tested swing trading techniques, a trader can gain insight about initial trade location spots, how to differentiate between trend days versus light volume consolidation days and which type of strategies to use on which type of days.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Reduce an abundance of Market Profile concepts to a few best ideas.
  • Use bar charts as traditional "roadmaps" and money-management tools.
  • Get the main idea right!

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Spotlight On ... Sam Seiden

Vice-president of Education, Online Trading Academy

Market Timing Concepts for Traders

Price movement in any market is largely a function of institutional demand and supply. Prices turn where supply and demand are most out of balance. Join Sam as he shows you how to identify significant supply and demand imbalances and use this information to help gauge where market prices may be headed next.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and quantify market disparity
  • Identify institutional market activity
  • Apply market-timing strategies to the stock, futures and forex markets

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Spotlight On ... John Carter and Hubert Senters

Co-founders, TradeTheMarkets.com

Our Three Favorite Trades for This Market

Buying the dip has worked well for most of 2012; at other times, there was nothing to do but look for trades "back to the mean" as markets reverted to their averages.  Problems occur, however, when traders apply the wrong strategy to the wrong type of market.  If the market is trending, traders should stay away from mean-reversion strategies, and vice versa.  This is always evident in hindsight, but there are tools you can use to gauge when the market's personality is about to change.  And this information can make or break a trader. In this webcast, John Carter and Hubert Senters address the current market environment.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Monitor market personality: trending and trading-range markets
  • Identify changes from trending to trading range
  • Trade and manage risk in each of those types of markets

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Spotlight On ... Marc Chaikin

Managing Partner, Chaikin Stock Research LLC

Chaikin on Chaikin: How to Find Profitable Swing Trades Using Chaikin Money Flow

This webinar is an opportunity to hear directly from the person who developed the Chaikin Oscillator. That name should sound familiar; after all, it is a well-known indicator that is included in the TradeStation platform. Marc Chaikin discusses his oscillator and also introduces the Chaikin Money Flow Indicator – the next step in his analytical developments.

In this session, you will learn:

  • TradeStation tools for Chaikin Money Flow and high-volume bars
  • Using high-volume bars with Chaikin Money Flow to identify turning points
  • An introduction to the Chaikin Power Gauge Rating

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Spotlight On ... Bennett McDowell

President and CEO, TradersCoach.com

Learn How To Identify High-Probability Entries & Exits With ART® Trading Software

Bennett McDowell is a noted trader, author and educator. He is also a regular contributor to TradeStation’s Morning Market Briefing web series. In this eye-opening webinar, learn directly from Bennett how to trade the realities of the market and the logic of the ART® System. Learn how ART® uses momentum, volume, price action and fractal symmetry to trade the realities of each market and time frame. Bennett shows you ways to discover high-probability entries and exits combined with effective risk control applicable to all markets, time frames and styles - day trader, swing trader, position trader, scalper or investor. The goal of the ART system is to add structure to your trading and investing.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The ART methodology
  • ART and momentum, volume, and price
  • Finding entries and exits with the ART approach

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Spotlight On ... Jay Caauwe

Director of Business Development, Chicago Board Options Exchange

CBOE Futures Exchange - Trading with VIX Futures

Jay Caauwe of CBOE Futures Exchange delves into volatility (VIX) futures traded on that exchange. Jay covers important information ranging from the details of contract specifications to the underlying theory of the VIX index to the interrelationships of the VIX and other key indexes and markets. This is an opportunity to explore an expanding segment of the markets available to TradeStation clients.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Introduction to VIX Futures
  • Pricing concepts behind the VIX futures
  • Relationship of VIX futures to other markets

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Spotlight On ... Scott Andrews

President, MasterTheGap.com

Understanding the MasterTheGap.com Approach to Trading

Scott Andrews of MasterTheGap.com is a regular guest contributor to TradeStation’s Morning Market Briefing.  This webinar is an opportunity to hear directly from Scott about the logic and research base on which his work is built.  From Scott’s shorthand for describing gap patterns, to the parameters he uses for gauging the action, this webinar helps you better understand gap analysis and glean the most from Scott’s regular Thursday morning briefings.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The definition of the opening gap
  • How to view the gap in the context of other price action
  • How to estimate the probability and possible trade outcomes

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Spotlight On ... Nick McDonald

Head Trader and Founder, TradeWithPrecision.com

Trading Strategy: What It Means to "Trade with Precision"

A trading strategy may be the most essential tool for a trader. Without a tried and tested methodology that can provide an edge in the markets, long-term and sustained profitability is virtually impossible.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What a trading strategy is and why you should have one
  • The difference between a trading strategy and technical analysis
  • How technical analysis concepts can be used to construct high-probability trading strategies
  • A simple yet powerful trading strategy you can use to trade the markets today

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Spotlight On ... Markus Heitkoetter

CEO and Founder, Rockwell Trading, Inc.

Day-Trading Strategies for Today's Markets

The markets have changed. Yes, sometimes you will see long and beautiful trends in the markets, but often they are just volatile and choppy. You have probably seen what appears to be an emerging trend that turns around on a dime.

Many trading strategies that worked in the past are no longer working. In order to trade the markets in 2012, you need to consider strategies that can take advantage of this environment.

In this webinar, Markus Heitkoetter shows you strategies that he currently uses. You will learn how to set-up your charts, the power of Momentum bars and how to trade the markets using them.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Chart set-up for strategy back-testing
  • Identifying strategies that may work in today's markets
  • Using Momentum bars

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Spotlight On ... Tom Aspray

Senior Editor, MoneyShow.com

Using Advance/Decline (A/D) Analysis to Find the Strongest and Weakest Market Averages

Learn how you can use the exciting new A/D data from TradeStation to determine which major averages, and the ETFs that track them, are showing strength and weakness. The A/D data can give you an objective reading of the market's internal strength or weakness.

Tom Aspray explains how the A/D analysis of the Russell 2000 might have warned you of its top in April 2011 and also shares his current A/D analysis of the S&P 500, Dow Industrials, Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to access advance/decline data symbols in TradeStation
  • How to understand market internals
  • How to use market internals as a trading indicator

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Spotlight On ... Jennifer Ropiak

Vice-president, NYSE Liffe U.S.

Mini-Gold and Mini-Silver Futures: Liquidity and Flexibility on NYSE Liffe U.S.

Learn how to broaden and diversify your trading portfolio through the addition of mini-gold (TradeStation symbol: YG) and mini-silver (TradeStation symbol: YI) futures contracts traded on NYSE Liffe U.S., the fully electronic U.S.-based futures exchange of NYSE Euronext.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Key differences between trading physical gold, coins, precious metals ETFs, and futures
  • Why gold is used as a portfolio diversifier and a hedge against various risks
  • The relationship between gold prices and other futures you may already trade, including the e-Mini S&P and crude oil
  • Details of options on mini-gold futures (scheduled to launch in January) and how you can incorporate them in your trading

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Spotlight On ... John Person

John Person, President, NationalFutures.com

Scanning for Seasonal Stock Trades

John shows you how to scan the top stocks in specific sectors.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify risk-and-reward objectives
  • Scanning criteria used to generate buy and sell signals
  • How to use Person's Pivots and the Pivot Point Moving Average

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Spotlight On ... Fausto Pugliese

Founder and CEO, Cyber Trading University

Stock Market Trading Tips and Strategies

Fausto draws on his extensive experience to offer tips and strategies that can benefit traders at all levels.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How market makers and brokers affect the trading process
  • How to read charts and execute trades using TradeStation
  • How to develop the psychology of a trader

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Spotlight On ... Travis McKenzie

Head of Online Trading, Trade with Precision

High-Performance Trading for a Busy Lifestyle

Travis demonstrates strategies and techniques that he uses daily to fit trading into a busy lifestyle.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Powerful technical analysis tools that can be applied to any market and time frame
  • How to fit trading around your lifestyle, no matter what your circumstances

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Spotlight On ... Jackie Ann Patterson

Editor, BackTesting Report

Milking MACD Divergences in Modern Markets

Divergences between indicator and price often signal major price reversals. Jackie Ann demonstrates how to trade MACD divergences as applied to stocks, ETFs and futures.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify and when to use MACD divergences
  • Techniques for finding more reliable MACD divergences
  • What these tools reveal about the market and your stocks today

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Spotlight On ... Dean Rogers

General Manager and Senior Analyst, Kase Call Center

Trading Multiple Time, Tick Volume and Kase Bar Charts with StatWare™

For many traders, selecting the optimal time frame depends on trading style and risk appetite. Dean discusses Kase’s approach to trading using multiple time, tick volume and KaseBar charts.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to set up multiple bar charts based on risk appetite
  • When to scale trades to longer bar lengths
  • How to look for trade setups using multiple bar lengths

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Spotlight On ... Timothy Morge

President and Founder, MarketGeometry.com

Understanding Market Structure with Median Lines

Tim shows you the basics of market structure and median lines, and how these techniques can be incorporated into your own trading.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A basic understanding of market structure and median lines
  • Tim's favorite proprietary trade-entry set-ups
  • How to combine market structure and median lines to manage open trades

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Spotlight On ... Denise Shull

CEO and Founder, The ReThink Group

Market Mind Games – The New Psychology of Risk

Denise Shull outlines a more effective approach to playing the mind game of markets.  Learn how your brain uses emotion and how to control your actions – not your emotions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why emotions can be your best risk-management tool
  • The specific “feeling context” that matters most
  • The context that drives your “but I know better”

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Spotlight On ... Suri Duddella

Trader and Author, suriNotes.com

Trading ABC Chart Patterns with Market Context

Suri Duddella demonstrates how to improve your trading by detecting ABC patterns, one of the most powerful and universal trading patterns used in technical analysis.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How ABC patterns are an integral part of other commonly used chart patterns
  • How to identify market context for ABC patterns
  • ABC price and timing targets, with examples provided

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Spotlight On ... Todd Gordon

Co-Head of Research and Trading, Aspen Trading Group

Strategies of a Professional Currency Trader

From looking for high-probability currency trades to closing trades out, Todd demonstrates a professional currency trader’s three-dimensional approach to research and trading.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Inter-market analysis - how to identify relationships between different asset classes
  • Technical analysis - how to use Elliott Wave and Fibonacci in your technical analysis
  • Money management - time-tested techniques for managing risk and reward

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Spotlight On ... Corey Rosenbloom

President, Afraid to Trade

Trade Execution: Aggressive vs. Conservative Tactics and the Risk-Reward Relationship

Corey Rosenbloom explains various trade set-ups such as retracements and breakouts, with a focus on exactly how to enter a position in real time in a market in motion.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to differentiate between conservative and aggressive trade execution tactics
  • The inherent trade-offs between conservative and aggressive trade entries
  • Trade-entry risk-reward relationships that are applicable to all markets and time frames

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Spotlight On ... Daniel Carrigan

Vice-president of New Product Development, NASDAQ OMX

NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes are an innovative way for market participants to identify trading opportunities by tracking the return of a single stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF) against a leading ETF or another single stock of the same type.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What Alpha Indexes are and how to trade them
  • Benefits of changing your view of the market from price to performance
  • How to trade the index options

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Spotlight On ... Markus Heitkoetter

CEO and Founder, Rockwell Trading, Inc.

The Three Most Important Indicators

The TradeStation platform provides its users with an extensive library of more than 100 of the most popular indicators. But which ones should you use?

In this session, you will learn:

  • The three best indicators to use to identify a sideways or trending market
  • How to identify the beginning and end of a trend
  • How to combine these indicators for powerful confirmations

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Spotlight On ... Ray McKenzie

Vice-president of Market Development, ICE Futures U.S.

An Introduction to Trading on ICE

ICE stands for IntercontinentalExchange and ICE Futures U.S. is America's second-largest futures exchange, yet many traders are unfamiliar with the exchange and its products. Ray McKenzie presents an overview of this up-and-coming organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • ICE's entrepreneurial start and growing prominence in the industry
  • Some of ICE's benchmark products and how to trade them
  • ICE commodity products with the best diversification potential

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Spotlight On ... Jeffery Lay

President and Co-Founder, Talon Eight, LLC

Portfolio Construction and Asset Allocation Using Technical Analysis

Today's markets have truly gone global. Jeffery E. Lay demonstrates the use of technical analysis in formulating investment strategies that ensure optimal allocation to international markets, from commodity plays to investments in individual economies.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Proprietary techniques for using TradeStation's charting software
  • How best to analyze the markets from a global perspective
  • How to identify the best-performing ETFs on the world stage

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Spotlight On ... Sunny Harris

President and CEO, Sunny Harris Enterprises, Inc.

Strategies and Secrets for Successful Back-Testing

Sunny has created back-testing methodologies that have stood the test of time and become the de-facto standard in the trading community. Sunny shares her testing strategies and reveals some of the back-testing tricks that advertisers use to lure unsuspecting buyers.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to properly back-test any symbol
  • How to detect back-testing tricks before you buy
  • How to forward-test to verify your results
  • How to avoid curve-fitting while back-testing

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Spotlight On ... Lawrence McMillan

Founder and President, McMillan Analysis Corp.

Spotting and Trading Takeover Rumors

Takeover rumors often are "telegraphed" by increased volume and volatility in the options market. Many of these rumors are false, originated by unscrupulous traders who are looking to dump their stock onto the next buyer. However, some are true, or at least have a reasonable chance of becoming true, and these may offer opportunities for options traders. This presentation shows you how to analyze the options market and the news to ascertain which "rumors" might foretell actual takeovers.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which takeover rumors are likely to be false
  • The best situations for speculation
  • Options strategies to use in these situations

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Spotlight On ... Jan Arps

Author and Founder, Traders' Toolbox

Three Powerful Techniques to Identify Trade Set-ups

Used correctly, TradeStation’s percent change charts and RadarScreen® feature can be very powerful tools in determining and monitoring stock and industry group performance. Jan Arps shows you how to use these tools every day to identify and track promising trade set-ups in stocks, futures and ETFs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use percent change charts to identify stocks and ETFs that are preparing to “break out of the pack”
  • How RadarScreen can help you spot trend changes as they develop
  • How to combine RadarScreen tools and price charts to examine the behavior of a specific stock or index within a group

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Spotlight On ... Hubert Senters

Co-Founder, TradetheMarkets, Inc.

Making the Right Moves in the Right Markets

If you’re losing money trading, you’re probably trading the wrong market for your natural trading instincts.  This seminar presents a four-step blueprint on how to pick the market that’s best suited to your trading style. This session also offers specific, step-by-step instructions on how to buy a pullback and how to enter a market without chasing market moves.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify markets that are best suited to your trading style
  • The most effective ways to buy market pullbacks
  • How to enter markets without chasing market moves

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Spotlight On ... John Carter

Co-Founder, Trade the Markets, Inc.

Riding the Market Waves

Trying to time market moves with lagging indicators can result in buying as the move finishes or shorting when the downside has reached its peak. John F. Carter discusses a new indicator that takes into account both current price action and price action over longer time frames, making market timing and filtering out bad set-ups much simpler.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How price momentum is generated and why it is important for consistent trading
  • Market dynamics and why traders who do not understand them will fail
  • John's three favorite setups in the current market environment

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Spotlight On ... John Bollinger

Founder and President, Bollinger Capital Management

Industry Group Analysis: The Key to Successful Investing

Professional investors and stock traders have long known that one of the keys to successful stock selection is choosing the right industry. John Bollinger reviews his latest work on industry group analysis and how you can use this approach to improve your odds for successful investing.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of industry groups and market sectors in stock selection
  • Why equally weighted groups and sectors are essential
  • Why you should avoid the strongest and weakest groups
  • The importance of group/sector rotation in portfolios

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Spotlight On ... Paul Curtis

Vice-president, Business Development, Eurex

Eurex Futures + TradeStation = New Trading Opportunities

TradeStation now offers fully integrated trading and analysis of more than 20 Eurex stock index and interest rate futures. This webinar introduces you to Eurex and how to access and trade these markets in TradeStation.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to trade Eurex futures
  • Eurex contract specifications
  • Why you should consider trading Eurex futures

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Spotlight On ... Stephen Meizinger

Director of Education, International Securities Exchange

Market Expectations: Options Volatility and Its Implications for Traders

Understanding and tracking options volatility may provide insight into general market expectations and offer efficiencies when selecting and executing a strategy. Stephen Meizinger focuses on some of the most important aspects of understanding and using options market information.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to track market expectations via the options market
  • How options pricing parameters influence options prices
  • How to comprehend options pricing models
  • How future changes in price and volatility may affect your options strategies

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Spotlight On ... Cynthia Kase

President, Kase and Company

Trading Kase (Universal) Bars with StatWare™

Cynthia Kase explains what Kase Bars® are and how using them may improve your trading system results.  She also introduces you to the latest version of Kase StatWare™, a suite of analysis tools built on her work.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What KaseBars are, how to set them up and how to use them
  • How to use KEES, the Kase easy entry system
  • How to use Kase DevStops with divergence for exits

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Spotlight On ... Dr. John Clayburg

President, OnlineSystemTrading.com

Unconventional Use of Conventional Indicators

Accurate trend definition is a necessity for accurate trading. Dr. Clayburg demonstrates how common indicators such as Momentum, Stochastic, MACD and RSI can be used to determine market trend and define high-percentage entry points. He also demonstrates how to use his Directional Day Filter.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Accurate short-term trend definition
  • How to gauge market direction with unconventional uses of common indicators
  • How to predict the daily trend one hour after the open

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Spotlight On ... Art Collins

Contributor, TraderInsight.com

The Light and Dark Sides of Mechanical Strategies

Art Collins believes mechanical trading is the only sensible approach for the vast majority of traders. Many traders cherry pick numbers and build so many rules and qualifiers into their systems that they end up with a curve-fitted strategy with deceptively good results. Art discusses how to avoid this, using four rules of prudent optimization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The advantages of mechanical trading
  • Four rules of prudent optimization and how to apply them to your own testing
  • An index trading system that has performed consistently over time
  • The trade-off between increasing optimization and diminishing reliability for each addition

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Spotlight On ... Steve Nison

President and Founder, CandleCharts.com

Using Nison Candlesticks to Spot the Early Reversals

Steve Nison explains how the new Nison Candle Scanner for TradeStation can accelerate your analysis and help identify great trading opportunities in just minutes. Steve shows you how to identify the most powerful candlestick patterns in any market, be it stocks, forex or futures.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How candlesticks provide clear entry and exit signals
  • How to quickly find the best trade set-ups in any group of markets
  • How to spot early reversal signals before the potential big moves
  • How to create real-time alerts and act before other traders see the opportunity

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Spotlight On ... Scott Andrews

President, MasterTheGap.com

Using Historical Probabilities to Trade the Opening Gap

Many traders struggle to generate consistent profits from the easiest but most important trade of the day: the opening gap. Learn how to trade the opening gap as Scott Andrews shares his probability-based methodology.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a zone-based approach can help you select the best gap trades, while avoiding most of the riskier setups
  • Tips for trading the gap using TradeStation
  • The truth about many common gap-trading myths

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