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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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founder of Hawkeye Traders
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Chief Operating Officer, EZ Trading Computers
Three Things You Need to Know about Trading Hardware
If you’re like most traders, you want to equip yourself with the best computer hardware for trading. Eddie Z. leads you through an interactive workshop and live demonstration of how to evaluate and select the best hardware for your trading.
In this seminar, you will learn:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Person, President, NationalFutures.com
Scanning for Seasonal Stock Trades
John shows you how to scan the top stocks in specific sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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