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A collection of our best articles and lessons on stock trading. Here you will learn the skills strategies and techniques of the day trader, swing trader, and position trader.

18 Liquid 3X Leveraged ETFs & The Strategies To Trade Them

Gain insights from a seasoned ex-Wall Street trader with 40 years of experience, as he imparts knowledge on leveraged 3X ETF trading. Explore the intricacies of risks, rewards, and effective strategies.

Track Your Trades With Our Free Excel Stock Tracker

Our Excel stock tracker tool is an easy way to manage your investments. With our Excel stock tracker, you can keep track of portfolio performance, analyze financial data, and more.

6 Principles of Dow Theory Explained by LiberatedStockTrader

Dow theory's six principles underpin technical analysis: The market discounts everything; it has three trends and phases; the averages must confirm each other; volume confirms the trend and a trend continues until it reverses.

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.

LiberatedStockTrader’s Data-Driven Guide to Day Trading Strategy & Tools

Ultimately, for 95% of speculators, day trading is not worth it. Although day traders can make significant money quickly, statistics show that most day traders lose money. Over a six-month period excessive commissions, poor trading decisions, weak strategies, and bad market timing cause losses.

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.

6 Steps for Better Stock Market Trend Analysis

All stock market trends can be described by using the following definitions. Market timeframes are short-term-medium-term, and long-term. Market direction is described using uptrend, downtrend, or consolidation.

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.

6 Researched & Data Driven Tips for Money Flow Index Trading

To optimally trade using the MFI indicator, traders should look for overbought, oversold, and divergence conditions as key signals. For the best results, consider backtesting your strategy.

Our Data Research Proves Tweezer Candle Patterns Don’t Work!

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.

Was The King of Quants Jim Simons, Better Than Buffett?

Renowned investors are frequently distinguished by their unique approaches. Warren Buffett achieved success by investing in undervalued companies and maintaining long-term positions. George Soros,...

Money Flow Index Indicator Best Settings & Reliability Tested

The Money Flow Index (14), on a daily chart, outperformed the S&P 500 stocks over 26 years. Its total return was 1,690%, compared to a buy-and-hold strategy profit of 881%.

Our Data Proves Why Heikin-Ashi Charts Are Best for Traders

I backtested 360 years of data on the 30 most important US stocks, and our findings prove that Heikin-Ashi chart strategies outperform 66% of equities vs. a buy-and-hold strategy.

How To Analyze Stocks with Fundamental & Technical Analysis

There are two ways to analyze stocks. Fundamental analysis, which evaluates criteria such as PE ratio, earnings, and cash flow. Technical analysis, which involves studying charts, stock prices, volume, and indicators.

LiberatedStockTrader’s Guide to Backtesting Trading Strategies

Experienced investors backtest their trading strategies to optimize their portfolios. Backtesting is a critical step that enables traders to assess the potential viability of a trading strategy by applying it to historical data.

How Are Stock Prices Determined & What Makes Them Move?

The prices of stocks are determined by the interactions of buyers and sellers in a free market. Stock prices constantly change as new information becomes available and investor expectations about the future change. Factors affecting stock prices are earnings reports, economic news, and government and central bank policy.

Linear vs. Logarithmic Charts Explained for Traders

Linear chart scales plot data at regular intervals, making it simple to see changes in data that have small fluctuations. Logarithmic chart scales represent percentage moves.

How to Identify, Avoid & Trade a Dead Cat Bounce

A dead cat bounce is a short-term asset price recovery after a significant volatile decline, followed by a continuation of the downtrend. Look for a short-lived rally that loses momentum quickly, often trapping bullish traders.

13 Tested Tactics to Improve Your Short Selling Strategy

The key tactics to improve your short selling strategy are: use fundamental and technical analysis, use the right charts, indicators, and proven bearish patterns. Finally, ensure proper risk management and use leverage wisely.

Our Best Training & Strategies

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.

LiberatedStockTrader’s Strategy Beat the Market By 102%

Decades of research and testing unveiled the Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market System. Our 9-year, backtested, and proven strategy targets 35 financially healthy high-growth stocks, producing a track record of beating the S&P 500 by 102%.

TradingView Review 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

LiberatedStockTrader's review testing awards TradingView 4.8 stars due to excellent stock chart analysis, pattern recognition, screening, and backtesting. TradingView is our top recommendation for US and international traders.

Stock Rover Review 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

LiberatedStockTrader's review testing awards Stock Rover 4.7 stars. Its advanced screening, research, and portfolio tools are ideal for US value, income, and growth investors. With 650 financial metrics on 10,000 stocks and 44,000 ETFs, we rate Stock Rover the number one stock screener.

Trade Ideas Review 2024: AI Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

Our in-depth testing shows Trade Ideas is the ultimate black box AI-powered day trading signal platform with built-in automated bot trading. Three automated Holly AI systems pinpoint trading signals for day traders.

TrendSpider Review: Big 2024 Updates! Is It Now The Best?

Our TrendSpider testing finds it is ideal for US traders wanting AI-automated charting, pattern recognition, and backtesting of stocks, indices, futures, and currencies.

Benzinga Pro Real-time News Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

Our testing shows Benzinga Pro is best for US traders who want a high-speed, actionable, real-time news feed at 1/10th of the price of a Bloomberg terminal. I recommended Benzinga Pro for active day traders and investors who trade news events.

MetaStock Review 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

Our MetaStock review and test reveal an excellent platform for traders, with 300+ charts and indicators for stocks, ETFs, bonds & forex globally. Metastock has solid backtesting and forecasting, and Refinitiv/Xenith provides powerful real-time news and screening.