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To Be Early/Late Is Right/Wrong

To Be Early/Late Is Right/Wrong

The problem with being early in the markets? It can be painful. Very painful. Even if you end up being vindicated with a positive outcome. Best recent example? As I explained to my wife as we watched The Big Short together, “Sure they were right in the end, but look how miserable they were all along!”

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Volatility got you in a spin?

Volatility got you in a spin?

One of the things I love about research is the “ah-ha” moment when I see something that has not been so obvious before. It’s like the veil has been lifted and suddenly I see that condition everywhere.

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Using Optuma with the Cloud

Using Optuma with the Cloud

At its simplest, the ‘cloud’ is a term used to describe internet-based services, with online file storage being one of the most popular. By using such a service it is possible to keep all of your personal Optuma files (such as workbooks, settings, custom toolbar, chart and page layouts, and script formulas) in the cloud, thus making them safe if your hard drive fails.

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How to Create Relative Strength Ratio Charts

How to Create Relative Strength Ratio Charts

Want an easy way to compare the relative strength of one chart against another, or a sector against an index? Learn how to easily create your own relative strength ratio charts by watching this short 7 minute video.

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Real (Good) News

Real (Good) News

However “real” the news may be perceived, rarely is news “breaking.” However, in light of all the annoying, repetitive press these days, I thought I’d share some good news that – as a matter of fact – is somewhat ground-breaking.

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Why Does a Trader Need Education?

Why Does a Trader Need Education?

In all my conversations with traders and analysts over the last 20 years, I’ve found one critical element separating the winners from the losers. It’s their attitude to personal education and their willingness to invest in it.

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Rate of Change & Acceleration

Rate of Change & Acceleration

This is a bit of a rant about some incorrect naming conventions. While writing the new thirteen week courses for CMT1 and CMT2 (CMT3 will be re-written later this year), I discovered that the way we’ve been calculating Rate of Change is incorrect.

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Entry Triggers for Successful Trading

Entry Triggers for Successful Trading

Although this article is focused on Entry Triggers for trade initiation, the successful trader knows that Entry Triggers are just one component of success. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of success in trading, any discussion on the Entry Trigger topic must also address the perspective and context of the underlying market condition.

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