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Guy Cohen In this alert I'll be commenting on the current market conditions and how we Flag-Traders should approach the markets. I'll also be outlining the latest improvements to the site tools. Full Article >
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An Inner Circle member asked me a question about the stock OEH recently and I wanted to share my thoughts with everyone. Notice I'm not giving any advice on the trade here whatsoever, I'm merely giving my observations of what I'm seeing. Full Article...
Yes, these have been very well received and we’ll be doing more. Just register on www.flag-trader.com and we’ll certainly be in touch when the next one happens in the near future.
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Generally yes, though we were much quieter during the two months after the crash. People were safe with us, but it was quiet because the charts were so ugly.
Best with stocks and indices – we are doing research on Forex, which has a tendency for false breakouts. We like breakouts that keep going, or breakouts that don’t materialize. We don’t like false breakouts.
Yes, and we only go for the neat and tidy patterns. So if the markets are ugly we stay out. The markets can go up and down technically, which we love. If they’re whipsawing then my methods keep you safe.
Guy Cohen In this article I'm going to follow up with the great flag patterns made by ALOG and HIG. I'm also going to show you a trade from one of our Flag-Trader students who did well to trade ANF recently, but could have done even better if he'd stuck ...
In this bulletin I outline how important it is that you have a facility like Flag-Trader that helps you know when to trade and when not to trade. The patterns are beginning to return - I'm seeing quite a few today even though we're still in earnings s...
Guy Cohen Hi Everyone. In this blog-mail I’m going to talk about the state of the market from a Flag-Trader perspective, anecdotes of two friends who made the mistake of not trading like us, a couple of decent looking flags that have shown up despite the...
Hi Everyone. I may have been a bit too subtle with this piece of advice, so I'll make it loud and clear now … If the straddles aren’t fulfilling the ideal criteria, then stick to trading flags!! There are so many consistent and safe profits to be m...
"My starting bank was £5,000 and it now stands at £19,000 using just 3% of my capital per trade." "To anyone who is finding it a challenge just keep with it because this has to be the most powerful method I have seen in 20 years and probably one of th...
No-one had any issues with losing money – that was great. There was a period of time where trades were harder to come by because the markets were whipsawing so much that my method was saying “don’t trade in that kind of market”. So my traders were kept ...
The only sure way at the moment is to place your trade during market hours: US market hours for US stocks. And then your bet should be made for ‘Day Only’. If it doesn’t get filled, then you must place it again the next day during market hours (instead of...
For some folks it can take as little as a week and for others it can take months before they crack it. It really is pretty straightforward, and helps when the markets co-operate in the early stages.
Please don't worry about the puts or short trading. Everything is explained in full during the course and it's up to you if you want to play the markets one way (up) or both ways. By all means contact our support desk (support@flag-trader.com) for an...
I have trading statements from the past which are on the Flag-Trader website on this link: http://www.flag-trader.com/Flag-Trader-Stock-Consolidation-Chart-Pattern-Trading-Faq.aspx. On that link there should also be a video about one of my client’s accou...
Don't worry if a stock disappears from the list. The algorithms are pretty tight but you can have a situation where a flag still looks like a decent flag a few days after it disappears from the TradeFinder list. The key is "does it still look like a fla...
Yes, after the first year it reverts to around £55 per month depending on the exchange rate with the US dollar.
Really that’s for the reasons I’ve outlined. The markets change their personality from day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month. Certain conditions are conducive for trading and certain conditions are dangerous. My successful students follow my teac...
It really does depend. We’ve had people double and treble their accounts in their first month and we’ve had people breakeven. What I’ve never heard of is anyone losing vast amounts. The method simply doesn’t allow for it unless you violate it seriously...
Here's a quick update on the markets and some great news about a better charting service we've found for you! Full Article >
Hi Everyone. We're only a matter of days away now from the new site relaunch. We'll make it a soft launch initially, but I'll post details up in the next week or so as we keep testing. I'm also happy to announce that I've finished recording the new F...
Hi Everyone. As I've been saying for some time, if the options side of things is too much, or if the opportunities aren't obvious, then stick to the flags. As such we're beefing up that section of the site too in a big way, and I'll be giving all Inner Ci...
The OVI isn't remotely the same as MoneyStream. MoneyStream is similar as On Balance Volume (OBV) in that it measures the volume change in conjunction with price movement. The difference is that MoneyStream looks at open, high, low, close, whereas OBV...
You don’t necessarily require any prior knowledge ... for some newbie traders they find our approach very logical and straightforward and then get on with it. For a minority they can find it too much – but they tend to be older and not too familiar with ...
Hi everyone. First, thank you for your emails with your success stories! I love hearing about your great trades and overwhelmingly this has been the case. Of course with trading there are also challenges too, and I want to respond to an email I've just re...
Of course this will vary from month to month according to your own activities, and the markets. I have someone who started with £5,000 in October 2007 and his account has more than quadrupled since then. I have another student who transformed $10,000 in...
Guy Cohen Hi Everyone. Just a quick note to say that straddles are looking a bit on the pricey side again this earnings season, so it's a good idea to stick to what we know works nearly all the time … ie just trade the flag patterns long and short as in ...
The Good-looking Flags Will Return! Here's the understatement of the year … you may have noticed that the markets have been somewhat volatile in the last couple of weeks. Full Article >
Guy Cohen Hi everyone. There have been quite a few decent flags out there recently … here are a few that TradeFinder has spotted for us. Notice that NONE of these bull flags was occurring in a downtrend. Full Article >
No problem at all. I’d far rather you do your due diligence and got comfortable first. The secret to trading my way comes in 2 parts. First the method itself, and second the software that makes it possible to actually implement. We’re always looking t...
Guy Cohen Hi everyone. I recently received this email which I thought was worth sharing. "Hi Guy, I have another question. I had a trade on GE the other day (58% profit in one day straddle and strangle). I bought GE because of all the usual suspects ...
The ones that fail are either gamblers with no discipline (and they don’t follow the method) or they start from the perspective of being desperate. That can lead to impatience or “dabbling” in stocks that are ugly. My successful students follow the ...
Guy Cohen Theta T The characteristic of option prices to change purely as a result of the passage of time is known as time decay. Theta is a measure of how time decay affects the option premium. As such, theta is nearly always negative for bought options...
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Anything from around £2,500 upwards is ok.
We start drawing a trend line once the stock has reached its first profit target, this helps us to manage the second part of the trade. We exit the second part of the trade if the trend line is broken. As long as its not broken we ride it because we’re pr...
The password for the eBook can be found on the homepage just beneath the link to the eBook after logging in: http://www.screencast.com/t/oNOau5lR
Gold should be fine (End Of Day) as we're basing our entries and exits off EOD prices (highs and lows of the flags).
In the main, yes. From mid December 08 to the first week of January 09, many students made good money. If the market now continues its downtrend then there’ll be more. Volatility is fine. What we love is directional volatility as opposed to endless wh...