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Stops

www.providentinvesting.com   The best investment tip ever given is this: “Cut your losses short and let your profits run.” Stops: The goal is to average more on winners and less on losers.  If you can do that, you'll make money if only half your trades work out.  However, it is a strategy very hard to [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:13+00:00 By |

Psychology: Trader Emotional Fitness

  www.providentinvesting.com     Psychology - Mental (Emotional) Fitness for Traders Psychology: Most traders neglect one of the most important parts of trading:  The psychology of the game. How mentally prepared are you for the trials and tribulations that are important in the trading activity? After a few trading experiences it becomes obvious how important your [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:13+00:00 By |

Rolling Stocks Tutorial

Wind to our Backs!  Rolling Stocks Some stocks will roll back and forth within a channel, between a high and a low price. Once a stock is identified it should be easy to buy low and to sell high. "Buy low, sell high!" That is always good advice for a would-be successful investor.  It is [...]

2018-02-19T00:20:40+00:00 By |

Paper Trading – The Efficient way to Gain Experience

Paper Trading is the efficient way to gain experience. Paper Trading: It's often said how difficult it is to see the forest for all the trees.  That makes sense in the business world where details obscure the big picture, the purpose, the company goal.  Nowhere is that more true than in the stock market with [...]

2017-12-13T18:48:58+00:00 By |

Swing Techniques

Profits come from other traders pockets.  While most participants realize that a winner stands next to every loser, few comprehend the true mechanics of this statement.  The markets have never been a team sport.  Swing traders must be predators ready to pounce on ill-advised decisions, poor judgment, and bad timing.  Success depends on the misfortune [...]

2017-12-17T15:43:58+00:00 By |

Candlestick Trading – A Key

www.providentinvesting.com   Candlestick Patterns are formed because of the collective buyer and seller sentiment (emotion) in the auction market-place.  More particularly, the patterns reflect changes in investor sentiment.  For example, study this candlestick pattern and consider how emotions might be changing as time moves from left to right.  Fig. 1 is kind of a blur at first [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:13+00:00 By |

Variation and the Stock Market – Stat-think

  www.providentinvesting.com Statistical thinking: This philosophy (Stat-think) relates to how people take in and process information (learning) as well as how they respond to it (action). It is based on the following: 1.  Variation exists in all processes. That is always true, a fact of life! 2. All variation is the result of two separate [...]

2017-04-05T23:26:13+00:00 By |

TC-2000 Technical Indicators

  TC-2000 users, find  an EASY SCAN  lesson on finding your own picks: We offer a Rolling Stock Easy Scan tutorial on our products link. Learn how to set up your own scans. This Guideline introduces our overall study of technical indicators.  Lets put reality on the table and make the effort worthwhile by: Covering [...]

2017-12-09T03:08:11+00:00 By |

Setups for Swing Traders

www.providentinvesting.com 1.  A setup refers to conditions that must be met before any other action takes place.  They are essential for most entry and exit steps in any system.  Before we pay money and enter a position, certain criteria must be met. That criteria is our setup.  We spend countless hours looking for the right [...]

2017-12-17T15:45:49+00:00 By |

Technical Analysis Trading

  www.providentinvesting.com We offer a Rolling Stock Easy Scan tutorial on our products link. Learn how to set up your own scans.   Technical Analysis Trading is important along with looking at value. But perhaps weighted to a more important level when we understand that when trading,  we are considering  short term investments. While fundamental [...]

2017-12-09T03:10:30+00:00 By |