Author Archives: Dr. Gary

Free Webinar — Chart Reading Mastery

After two+ years, we are once again teach­ing the highly acclaimed Chart Read­ing Mas­tery course in Sep­tem­ber.  To see what we will be teach­ing and to see how some of the prin­ci­ples apply in the cur­rent mar­kets, check out our … Con­tinue read­ing

When Your Analysis is Wrong — A Lesson in Trading Psychology

Last night, I was look­ing for the mar­ket to react and begin to head lower today (see last post below).  That analy­sis turned out to be wrong. How do you sal­vage a trad­ing day when your analy­sis turns our to … Con­tinue read­ing

The Coming Week & Free Webinar

The com­ing week should be an inter­est­ing one.  We have a fair amount of reports com­ing out (Hous­ing, CPI, FOMC Min­uets, Job­less Claims) that can cause increased volatil­ity. Two weeks ago the US Stock Mar­ket (rep­re­sented by the S&P e-minis) … Con­tinue read­ing

Webinar Today

I just fin­ished the slides for today’s webi­nar on Tops & Bot­toms. There are 60 slides cov­er­ing how to read a top and how to read a bot­tom.  I think you will like them.  We will have a thor­ough dis­cus­sion … Con­tinue read­ing

Trading Losses

Trad­ing losses are tough to han­dle for many traders.  Not only do many try hard to avoid them, we may even try hard to avoid think­ing about them!  In my arti­cle pub­lished on TraderPlanet.com, I explain why not think­ing about … Con­tinue read­ing

Follow-Up in the S&Ps

Yes­ter­day, resis­tance was iden­ti­fied in the area of 1965 — 1970.  Today, the mar­ket stopped it’s upward move­ment at 1968.25. Today–marked A on the chart–was an up day.  Although it was up, it also traded inside the range of the … Con­tinue read­ing

Progression of a Top

I showed Daily Chart 1 of the S&P e-mini futures in a free webi­nar held by TradeGuider yes­ter­day (Mon­day) morn­ing. You can see that Monday’s bar C was still in progress. We noted that we were likely cre­at­ing a top and … Con­tinue read­ing

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July every­one! Helen and I wish every­one a won­der­ful and safe hol­i­day week­end.   For read­ers who may not know, the Fourth is our national hol­i­day cel­e­brat­ing our adop­tion of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence from Great Britain. … Con­tinue read­ing

Brain Freeze

I was inter­viewed recently by Kira Brecht on the topic of Brain Freeze.  Kira was act­ing as a free-lance jour­nal­ist for this arti­cle, but is also the Edi­tor of TraderPlanet.com and a very good writer. “Brain Freeze” isn’t a tech­ni­cal … Con­tinue read­ing

Fed Day Trading

Fed Day trad­ing almost always involves con­trac­tion of volatil­ity in the morn­ing ses­sion and expan­sion of volatil­ity right around the announce­ment.  Often, like today, the pick-up in volatil­ity will trig­ger an after­noon trend. In yesterday’s post, I high­lighted my take on … Con­tinue read­ing