How Bull Markets End and Bear Markets Start


This article on Bull Market or Bear Market is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Are We in a Bull or Bear Market

Bull markets end when euphoria sets in while bear markets end with just when the retail crowd thinks it’s just begun. There are ways to measure the characteristics of a bear market, and its history is something that most traders are completely unaware of. It’s much easier to call the start of a bull market than the beginning of a bear market. There are a few technical tools you can use to anticipate a bear market’s reversal

Calling the end of a bull market or the beginning of a bear market is perhaps one of

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How to Spot Market Reversals | Using Technical Analysis to Call the End of a Bear Market


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How to Spot Market Reversals

Historical support and resistance can help you anticipate potential market reversal points in a bear market. You can use several patterns on a longer-term scale to potentially anticipate the end of a bear market. Be sure to use fundamentals to support your technical thesis when trying to call a bear market bottom.

There’s this saying that one should never attempt to trade tops and bottoms. Arguably, calling tops is tricky, particularly if your market is at an all-time high. Calling bottoms is just as

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What is Price Action? An Introduction to Price Action Trading


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Price action trading approaches allow you to go directly to the source of market action (the price itself). Price action trading can potentially help you respond to markets with greater clarity, speed, and efficiency. This approach does require experience and skill, and it’s not for every trader.

Confusing the “map” with the “territory”…It’s easy to do. Maybe technical indicators are overrated (or not).  Some traders seem to think so.

What’s wrong with indicators?

They’re useful for analyzing (read “shaping”) specific data. They’re not designed to give

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A Guide to Gap Trading Strategies: Developing a Method for Day Trading


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A Guide to Gap Trading Strategies

Key Points:

Market gaps can occur periodically, and you must be very specific in your day trading entries when developing market strategies for gaps. Gaps create setups, but they aren’t entries in and of themselves. Several different price gaps can occur, and knowing the risks and rewards behind each setup could help you understand how to day-trade gaps. How other factors, such as average volume, general price trend, etc., affect gaps can help

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The Relative Strength Index (RSI) | An Explainer


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How to Trade Futures with RSI

When the trajectory of a price swing is upward, typically day traders assume there’s an influx of buyers powering the asset, that is bidding up its price. Conversely, when asset prices are falling, we assume that there are more sellers than buyers; the latter demanding lower prices.

In this bidding process, is there a way to measure whether prices are moving toward “overbought” or “oversold” levels before a stall or reversal takes place?

That is what the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is designed to try and indicate.

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