Stock Exchange: Where Do You Go For Trading Ideas?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following:

  • discuss an important issue for traders;
  • highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas;
  • feature advice from top traders and writers; and
  • provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts.

We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to help us improve this resource for traders. If you have some ideas, please join in!

Review: Are The Momentum Bulls High?

Our previous stock exchange asked the question: Are The Momentum Bulls High? We noted the market had climbed considerably higher this year, and some bulls were becoming increasingly confident. But we also reminded readers not to forget the importance of position sizing. Further, we highlighted new trades by our momentum models, which had just stated dipping their toes back into some trading positions after sitting on the sidelines for a few weeks for risk management purposes.

This Week: Sources for Trading Ideas, Psychological Support and Camaraderie

Are you a 100% self-taught trader? Chances are, you’ve had some support and important influences along the way. And even if you grind it out daily as a lone wolf trader sitting in front of your monitor (or smart device), it can be helpful to have a few “go to” sources for trading ideas. We have many, for example, one of our favorites is the always insightful TraderFeed by Dr. Brett Steenbarger. His site is essentially a trading psychology resource center chock-full of good advice, such as his most recent post: Tough Advice For Aspiring Traders.

The SMB Training Blog is another fantastic source full of lessons from the trading desk, and so is legendary trader Charles Kirk’s private membership The Kirk Report, both of which we have quoted in the past

Of course, there are other prolific fountainheads of ideas such as stock screeners (if you know what to screen for) and Twitter (if you know who to follow). What are a few of your favorite trading sources?

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