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Liberated Stock Trader: Independent Research, Analysis & Insight

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.

10 Best Day Trading Indicators Proven with Data!

Our research on 10,400 years of exchange data shows the best day trading indicators are the Price Rate of Change, VWAP, Weighted Moving Average, Hull Moving Average, Simple Moving Average, and RSI.

3 Top Momentum Indicators Explained & Tested

In technical analysis, momentum indicators help traders identify the strength and direction of a stock's price. We explain and test three popular momentum indicators for reliability.

Donchian Channels Indicator Explained & Profitability Tested

The Donchian Channels indicator in technical analysis helps traders understand market trends and potential price breakouts. It consists of three lines formed by taking the highest and lowest low of a predetermined number of periods, typically 20.

Is the Shooting Star Candle Worth Trading? Our Data Says Yes!

Based on our 568 years of backtested data, the Shooting Star candle is profitable. It has a 57.1% upside success rate and an average winning trade of 3.6%. Each trade made using a shooting star nets an average of 0.56% profit.

3,735 Bullish Engulfing Candle Trades Test its Reliability

Our research shows the Bullish Engulfing candle is not as profitable as most traders believe. Based on 568 years of data, it has a 55% success rate and an average win of 3.5%.

9,894 Trades Test a Spinning Top Candle Pattern’s Reliability

Our original research found that the Spinning Top candle is a bullish pattern, with a 55.9% success rate and a 3.7% average winning trade. Trading with a Spinning Top yields an average profit of 0.49%, ranking it the 10th best candle to trade.

12 Accurate Chart Patterns Proven Profitable & Reliable

Research shows that the most reliable chart patterns are the Head and Shoulders, with an 89% success rate, the Double Bottom (88%), and the Triple Bottom and Descending Triangle (87%). The Rectangle Top is the most profitable, with an average win of 51%.

Wyckoff Method Explained: Accumulation & Distribution Trading

The Wyckoff Method is built upon three cardinal laws that govern the financial markets: the Law of Supply and Demand, the Law of Cause and Effect, and the Law of Effort versus Result.

55% Of Bull Flags Fail. Trade a High Tight Flag’s 85% Win Rate

According to an analysis of 1,028 trades, most bull flags have a failure rate of 55%. The high-tight bull flag has a success rate of 85% and is the only flag pattern you should trade.

How to Trade 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%.

Why Traders Should Avoid a Bear Flag Pattern Based On Data!

Be careful when trading bearish flags. According to published research, the bear flag pattern has a low success rate of 45%. This means you are flipping a coin when trading this pattern, as the odds are not in your favor. The high-tight bear flag is the only flag pattern you should trade.

How to Short-Sell an Inverse Cup and Handle’s 82% Reliability

Two decades of trading research indicate that the inverse cup and handle pattern has an 82% success rate and average price drops of 17%. It is an ideal pattern for short-selling.

10 Best AI Stock Trading Bots & Apps Tested 2024

Our research identifies Trade Ideas and TrendSpider as the leaders in AI trading software. Trade Ideas offers automated trading and bots, while TrendSpider offers first-rate automated pattern recognition, auto-trading, and backtesting.

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 Tested for 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 of 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

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.