Trading Strategies

There are various methods used to accomplish an active trading strategy, each with appropriate market environments and risks inherent in the strategy. Day trading, position trading, swing trading, and scalping are four popular active trading methodologies.
Pocket Pivots Institutional Accumulation
Pocket Pivots Spot Accumulation

In this blog post, we will be discussing pocket pivots. It’s a very simple concept (mentioned in Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple), very useful concept and after you read this a few times you should start to be able to see pocket pivots very quickly with your own eyes. What is a pocket pivot? Pocket … Read more

follow through day
Follow Through Day

A follow through day (FTD) is a concept developed by William J. O’Neil to identify an important change in general market direction, from a definite downtrend to a new uptrend. Follow Through Days occurs during a market correction when a major index closes significantly higher than the previous day, and on greater volume. It happens … Read more

10 Essential Trading Principles at TraderLion

We summarize 10 Essential Trading Principles at TraderLion. Each word of “TraderLion” represents a key component of our trading strategy. We call this the TraderLion Philosophy. The TraderLion Philosophy is based on each letter of TraderLion defining trading rules & principles that Ross has successfully developed and adapted over his trading career. Here are 10 … Read more

8 week
The 8 Week Hold Rule

The 8 week hold rule was first developed at Investor’s Business Daily (IBD). As William O’Neil explains in his landmark book “How to Make Money in Stocks,” initial profit-taking on CANSLIM-style stocks should begin in the 23-25% range. However, there is one exception: If the stock happens to gain upwards of 20% in just 1 … Read more

Relative Strength
Spotting Relative Strength

Ever notice what good – I mean, really good – traders are actually looking at on a stock chart? They have price and volume, of course, but at most, maybe 2 to 3 additional indicators on there. Nothing is particularly sophisticated about what they do. And they’ll admit as much. It’s a point of pride … Read more

Adding To Your positions
Adding to Your Position

For most investors, buying more of the same stock is a bit of a touchy subject. There are basically two risk management rules for when it’s appropriate to buy more stock: you can (1) add on a pullback, or (2) add on a breakout. The best option depends largely on market context, but each requires … Read more