We like emphasize the key elements of time, price, and scaling into trading positions when formulating some our popular trading strategies. What we refer to as Scale-In Trading has proven to be one of our most successful strategies taught by the Connors Research team, and has gone through a long development history that traces its… [Read More]
While the overall quality of S&P 500 stocks has prompted many traders to stick with buying and holding these securities, more and more trading professionals have begun looking for a way to take advantage of short-term price weaknesses in the S&P 500 before a stock reverts from a pullback. Our latest addition to the Connors… [Read More]
Since I became a full time trading coach almost thirty years ago, my mission has been transformation through a financial metaphor. My staff thrives on the comments that we receive on almost a daily basis: “You have changed my whole life for the better, thank you” Or “I want to thank you for your materials… [Read More]
WD Gann has arguably contributed more to Technical Analysis, and in particular the understanding of the relationship between Time and Price, than any other trader. It was Gann’s mathematical genius and his ability to see the patterns in the market (that at the time nearly everyone else ignored) that made him so successful and have… [Read More]
Last month our research team came across a short article titled “What Are The Most Popular Technical Indicators Worldwide?” No one on the team was surprised to see that the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was far and away the most-used indicator other than a simple moving average. We’ve been publishing strategies for years that rely… [Read More]
The ability to place stop orders is an essential function of any trading platform. Before considering whether to use this versatile tool, it’s important to understand how it works. There are actually four major types of stop orders. Each of them can be applied to either long or short positions, but for simplicity, we’ll describe… [Read More]
You are probably familiar with the Sharpe Ratio, developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe to measure risk-adjusted performance for a portfolio. Portfolios with higher Sharpe Ratios deliver better risk-adjusted returns, when risk is measured by the volatility of returns from the portfolio over time. When we backtest portfolio strategies, we include the Sharpe Ratio… [Read More]
Most traders have had the frustrating experience of buying a stock and then watching as the price drops over the ensuing minutes or hours. One way to alleviate this problem and increase your execution efficiency is by using TWAP or VWAP orders. Do you want to learn how to “scale-in” your trading positions like the… [Read More]
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Do you know how to limit the risk of a short straddle? Join Senior Researcher Matt Radtke to explore the power of Iron Butterfiles and learn how you can apply them to your options trading.