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Profit Trading: How to Choose Buy or Sell Signals

September 19, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Strategy Development.

Here’s a short interview at the MoneyShow on the topic of choosing buy or sell signals in order to profit trading and reduce risk of loss. Click here to play video To summarize: Before risking any money in the markets, I want to know that I have a reasonable chance to profit trading.   With that • Read More »

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Timeframe Definition

October 8, 2008 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Glossary.

By timeframe, I mean the duration the trader would ideally like to be in a trade.  People may seek out longer or shorter hold times based on their temperment, tax situation, global market views, margin, and a host of other factors.   See also Trader Type. Updated 11/13/08.

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Trader Type

October 8, 2008 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Glossary.

Trader Type is defined by how long a person likes to hold a position.  My categories are: Buy ‘n’ Hold = practically forever = no pre-defined exit Active Investor = measure in years with pre-defined exit Position Trader = measure in weeks Swing Trader = short term, measure in days Day Trader = don’t hold overnight Market Maker = always • Read More »

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