Continue reading...If you have been involved in the markets for more than a short while, you have probably heard the expression “The Trend is Your Friend.” In fact, it is so common that it almost seems trite. Maybe it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Simply put, over the years many traders have concluded that it is generally a higher probability strategy to trade with the current flow of money, rather than paddle upstream.
Let’s say, then, that you too decide to swim with the current. Is there a strategy that lets you dive in but decreases the chance of immediately drowning? The answer is a resounding “yes!” Welcome to “The Pullback”
As the name suggests, a pullback is a short term move in the opposite direction of the longer term trend. It can offer an opportunity to join the trend without chasing the stock. But trading pullbacks can be tricky. Let me share with you some hard won insights about entering and exiting this type of trade.
The first one is trying to figure out if a pullback is...
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