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Cory Mitchell is an independent trader and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) specializing in pattern-based and statistical strategies. He is the founder of, a website dedicated to trader education and discussion. Graduating with a business degree, Mitchell has been ... more


Another 1.5 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Benefits Last Week
The United States’ job creation is one of the most-watched economic releases due to it being part of the Fed’s dual mandate of price stability and maximum employment. Throughout the month, various releases offer information about the labor market.
The Roadmap For UK-EU Trade Negotiations
Today marks the start of the trade negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Though the actual negotiations restart date is set for June 29th, the expectations are that some discussions will be initiated now, at the EU Summit.
The Road To Recovery In A Post-Pandemic World
What seemed to be a temporary slowdown in economic activity, followed by hopes of a V-shape recovery in developed economies, slowly turns into a slow and uneven road to economic recovery.
An Outlook Of The FX Market During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic, while sending the global world in a recession, did not create similar market conditions as the last crisis did. During the 2008-2009 Great Financial Crisis, the volatility of the FX market reached higher levels.
What Is Next For The Price Of Gold?
The price of gold broke higher since the middle of 2019. After six years of consolidation, it moved above $1300 and did not look back until the current $1700, with threats of breaking the $2000 mark. Could the price of gold move above $2000?
New Patterns In GBPUSD After US Unemployment Increase
As the health crisis peaked, GBPUSD dropped to as low as 1.14, only to bounce to 1.26 in less than a month. With US joblessness continuing to grow, many wonder if this could be set for further moves.


AG First Majestic Silver Corp.
AKS AK Steel Holding Corp
ASNA Ascena Retail Group Inc
CDE Coeur Mining, Inc.
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
DYN Dynegy Inc.
ENDP Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.
FMSA Fairmount Santrol
GPRO GoPro, Inc.
HL Hecla Mining Co.
WFT Weatherford International Ltd.
WLL Whiting Petroleum Corporation
X United States Steel Corporation
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Work Experience

Day Trading Expert
August 2014 - Present (6 years 1 month)

Day Trading Expert at The Balance (, providing weekly articles on how to day trade, including how to get into day trading, trading psychology, the various day trading markets, strategies, software reviews and much more. 

Freelance Educational Writer
Investopedia ULC
September 2008 - Present (12 years 1 month)

Write educational educational articles on investing, stocks, forex, commodities, trading psychology, inter-market analysis and trading strategies.

Financial Writer and Technical Analyst
January 2007 - Present (13 years 9 months)

Provide research and educational content for readership as well as publish a trading related newsletter. 

Disseminate research pieces to respected sites and magazines.

Freelance Financial Contributor
Various Magazines and Websites
2007 - Present (13 years 9 months)

Write educational and analysis content for traders of all levels. Currently contribute to (or have in the past):
-Stock & Commodities Magazine
-eHow Investing
-Oil & Gas Investment Newsletter
-International Business Times
-Investing Thesis
-Yahoo! Finance
-Forbes Digital

Independent Trader and Investor
May 2005 - Present (15 years 5 months)

Apply short-term term technical trading methods to the forex, stock and commodity markets. Invest in deep discount high-quality stocks and trusts, often related to commodities. 

See trading tactics on

Corporate FX Dealer
Western Union Business Solutions
December 2010 - May 2011 (6 months)

Actively manage risks of international companies in regards to foreign exchange.


Market Technicians Association
2007 / 2009
Chartered Market Technician, Technical Analysis
Canadian Securities Institute
2002 / 2005
The University of Lethbridge
2001 / 2005
Management, Finance, Philosophy


Stock Market Swing Trading Video Course
Cory Mitchell

This Stock Market Swing Trading Video Course provides everything you need to start swing trading the stock market. The videos provide an introduction to the stock market (for those who are brand new to trading stocks), shows you how to place orders, how to manage risk, how to analyze stock price charts and trends, as well provides two swing trading strategies that will almost always provide you with ample trading opportunities.

In the stock market swing trading course you will learn how to spot and trade price reversals, and you will learn how to spot and trade price trends. There is always a reversal or trend going on somewhere, so this course–and the two strategies you will learn–are extremely efficient in that this is the only course you need to start swing trading stocks.

Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders 2.0
Cory Mitchell

My mission in writing this forex strategies guide is to provide you with enough strategies and trading information that it’s the only forex strategies eBook you’ll need to get started and get profitable:
--You've likely looked up strategies or read strategy books before…and it didn't help your trading! Am I right? That’s because you’re missing one of the keys, and books and websites rarely, if ever, discuss it. It’s a step-by-step approach for how to actually implement the strategies and train your mind to utilize them effectively. Utilize and stick with this 5-step method and success is an inevitability, not just a possibility. Without this missing key you could read strategy book after strategy book and still never be profitable.