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Free Online Stock Trading Courses & Investment Training

Liberated Stock Trader offers free stock investing courses covering value, growth, dividend investing, and technical chart analysis. Our courses are developed by IFTA member and certified financial technician Barry D. Moore.

Liberated Stock Trader Pro: Learn Stock Market Investing

Learn stock market investing with the complete online stock trading course by Barry D. Moore, a certified financial analyst from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

ETF Investing Strategy: MOSES Improves Performance & Lowers Risk

The MOSES ETF investing strategy is a powerful suite of indicators meticulously backtested over 100 years. Designed to empower you to outperform the market, it equips you with the tools to navigate major stock market crashes and unlock greater investing performance.

Reading & Trading Volume Profile Indicators Like a Pro

Volume profile technical analysis indicators provide a uniquely detailed overview of volume distribution across price levels, offering traders insights into market structure and supply and demand zones.

Aroon Indicator Explained: Best Settings & Strategy Tested

In technical analysis, the Aroon indicator identifies trend reversals and trend strength. This oscillating indicator has two parts: the "Aroon Up" line measures uptrend strength, and the "Aroon Down" line for downtrend strength.

KDJ Indicator Explained: Best Settings & Strategy Tested

The KDJ is a stochastic oscillating technical analysis indicator that helps traders predict price reversals. According to our research, the KDJ has a 63% success rate if configured correctly.

5 Best Candlestick & Chart Pattern Recognition Software 2024

Our 20-point test reveals the best stock chart candlestick pattern recognition software are TrendSpider, TradingView, and Finviz.

Do Tweezer Top & Bottom Candle Patterns Work? I Test It!

Based on our testing of 1,892 trades, the tweezer top and bottom patterns are highly unreliable and unprofitable. These patterns exhibit a reward-to-risk ratio of only 1.07, with 50% of trades resulting in losses. Relying on tweezers as a trading strategy yields poor results.

Heikin-Ashi Candles Explained & Reliablility Tested

Our research shows that Heikin-Ashi charts are better than candlesticks for maximizing returns in trading strategies. We backtested 360 years of data across 30 major, and our findings prove that Heikin-Ashi chart strategies outperform 60% of equities vs. a buy-and-hold strategy.

Bear Pennant: Why Traders Must Avoid this Pattern

Traders should avoid trading bear pennants. Decades of testing on over 1,600 trades show bearish pennants have a success rate of only 54% and a low price decrease of 6%. The evidence is clear, pattern trading bear pennants is not worthwhile.

Trading a Descending Triangle’s 87% Success Rate

Twenty years of trading research show the descending triangle pattern has an 87% success rate in bull markets and an average profit potential of +38%. The descending triangle pattern is popular because it is reliable, accurate, and generates a good average profit.

Trading the Rising Wedge Pattern’s 81% Success Rate

According to multi-year testing, the rising wedge pattern has a solid 81% success rate in bull markets with an average potential profit of +38%. The ascending wedge is a reliable, accurate pattern, and if used correctly, gives you an edge in trading.

Trade the Inverse Head & Shoulders with 89% Accuracy

The inverse head and shoulders pattern is one of the most accurate technical analysis reversal patterns, with a reliability of 89%.  It occurs when the price hits new lows on three separate occasions, with two lows forming the shoulders and the central trough forming the head.

Head & Shoulders Pattern: Trade an 81% Success Rate

The head and shoulders pattern is one of the most accurate technical analysis reversal patterns, with a reliability of 81%. A head and shoulders top occurs when the price peaks on three separate occasions, with two peaks forming the "shoulders" and the central peak forming the head.

Trading a Double Bottom Pattern’s 88% Success Rate

Decades of research reveal the double bottom pattern has an 88% success rate in bull markets and an average profit potential of +50%. The double-bottom chart pattern is one of the most reliable and accurate chart indicators for traders.

10 Best AI Stock Trading Bot Software Tested 2024

Our tests show Trade Ideas is the best AI stock trading Bot software for finding and executing high-probability trades. Tickeron's AI stock trading Bots provide swing trading signals, and TrendSpider has AI chart pattern recognition.

10 Best Backtesting Software for Traders Tested 2024

Our research shows the best stock backtesting and auto-trade software are TrendSpider, Trade Ideas, and Tradingview. Our testing process selected TrendSpider as the overall winner because it offers the most flexible, code-free, multilayer backtesting.

13 Best Financial Stock Market News Sources of 2024

Our testing proves the best financial news sources are Benzinga Pro, MetaStock R/T, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. Each provides trustworthy stock market news for investors.

10 Best Stock Screeners Tested 2024

After comprehensive hands-on testing, we have identified the best stock screeners as TrendSpider (4.8/5 Stars), Stock Rover (4.7), TradingView (4.5), and Trade Ideas (4.4).

7 Best Stock Portfolio Trackers for Investors 2024

Our research shows the best portfolio trackers are Stock Rover and Portfolio 123, with powerful screening, watchlists, and portfolio management features. M1 Finance and Tickeron enable the easy construction of balanced portfolios. Finally, Firstrade provides retirement portfolios and free stock trading.

Top 10 Best Free Stock Charting Software Tools & Apps 2024

Our testing shows that the best free stock charting software is TradingView, Stock Rover, Benzinga Pro, and Finviz. All offer unique features like powerful stock charts, community, real-time news, and global heatmaps.