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Article Archive For Ken Calhoun

  • Daytrading Within Whole Numbers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Keeping your entry and exits based on simple concepts makes it easier to manage your trades. Here's a strategy you can apply...

  • Swing Trading Four-Day Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When trading breakouts, one challenge is to find charts that will continue to move in your favor. Here's one pattern that could help you identify those strong moves...

  • Swing Trading 100SMA Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Learn to combine a classic moving average crossover technique with a specific daily candle signal to confirm a pivot entry...

  • Consolidation Channel Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When price trends between two parallel trendlines it is said to form a channel, and a consolidation channel is a sideways action where price is in a trading range. This month, this professional trader describes what to look for to have the best chances of success when trading breakouts from this pattern...

  • Golden Cross Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A "golden cross" on a chart is typically defined as when the 50-day moving average crosses above the 200-day moving average, seen as a bullish sign. In this monthly column on trading breakouts, this professional trader shows how you can use this pattern as an entry signal for swing trad...

  • Daytrading Gaps & Cups

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Learn to combine intraday gap and cup continuation patterns for strong entries. This professional daytrader shows you how...

  • Swing Trading Bull Flags & Pennants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding strong swing trading breakouts is often a matter of looking for exceptionally volatile chart patterns, like the flags and pennants you'll be learning about in this month's column...

  • Mean-Reversion Daytrading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month, this professional trader discussed swing trading mean-reversion pivot entries. This month, he continues on the same topic but this time for daytrading...

  • Volume-Weighted Moving Average Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a moving average crossover technique to help spot strong breakout trading patterns in volatile markets...

  • Avoiding False Breakouts: "No 9

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, the breakout strategy discussed isn't so much about what to do as what not to do...

  • Ascending Triangle Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month in our Trading On Momentum column, this professional trader introduces you to the ascending triangle pattern that you can use to help spot buying pressure as it builds...

  • Multiday Sequential Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this monthly column covering the topic of breakout trading techniques, this professional daytrader and educator explains how looking for a multiday pattern where volume and price continue upward can simplify your trade scanning...

  • Bollinger Band MA Crossover Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This monthly column written by a professional daytrader and educator covers the general topic of breakout trading techniques. This month, he explains how you can use a particular combination of signals to help avoid false breakouts while gaining earlier, stronger indications for entering...

  • Gaps & Bullish Cup Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This monthly column written by a professional daytrader and educator covers the general topic of breakout trading techniques. This month, he explains how you can improve your chances for success in gap trading by combining gap trades with easy-to-see cup entry patterns...

  • ATR Breakout Entries

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do you know when a breakout is truly a breakout? The more confirming indicators you have, the better. Here are two indicators you can use to identify true breakouts, and if you have even more confirming signals, there's a strong chance you'll make profitable trades...

  • ADX Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Breakouts are a popular method to trade with, but how do you differentiate between strong and weak breakouts? This professional daytrader demonstrates one method of identifying breakouts that could make a difference...

  • Scanning for Swing Trades

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, we present a breakout strategy for finding swing trade entries based on characteristics of trend, volume, and 15-day price range. This professional trader explains what to look for...

  • Multiple-Gap Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, we present a breakout strategy for finding swing trade entries based on a series of upward gaps in an uptrend. This professional trader explains what to look for...

  • High-Volume Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this final article in a series we've been presenting on breakout trading strategies from this professional daytrader and educator, we look at the role that volume and price-action breakout patterns play in confirming entry signals...

  • Moving Average Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Welcome to a new column on techniques for active traders. Each month, this daytrader and founder of TradeMastery.com will cover topics such as momentum trading, breakout trading, and other technical analysis-based techniques. This month, you'll learn an updated trading technique with specific, actionable technical analysis, and you'll also learn how to identify and manage the trade from start to finish...

  • Mean-Reversion Swing Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, we take a look at a technique for entering a long position in a trend continuation following a pullback after a breakout...

  • Price Projection Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this regular column covering the topic of breakout trading techniques, this professional daytrader and educator explains how looking for prior trading ranges can help you manage new breakout entries by helping you determine how far a new swing trading breakout is likely to trend before consolidating or reversing...

  • Trading Gap Reversals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's an intraday trading strategy that is useful for trading gap reversals in stocks that have a major gap down and then start to fill the gap during the first hour of the trading day...

  • Gap Continuation Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The objective of all traders is to find a market-beating strategy. The challenge is to find ones that are consistent...

  • Breakout Or Fakeout?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading false breakouts can be a costly mistake. Find out how you can minimize these types of entries using simple visual price action, volume, and volatility-scanning strategies...

  • Managing Breakout Trades

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Your order has been filled and your trade is breaking out in your favor. How do you manage the trade to maximize profits? Here are a few techniques you can apply that are safer and less risky than not actively managing your position...

  • Trading With Price-Action Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pivot points have long been used by traders to identify entry & exit signals. Here's an effective technique that integrates classic candlestick pivot patterns with other indicators...

  • Trading First-Hour Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is well known that as soon as the markets open, there's a significant amount of trading activity, much of which is strong breakout patterns. How do you identify which of these patterns are strong enough to continue and generate successful trades? Find out here...

  • Swing Trading With Momentum On Your Side

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Seeing a simple breakout may convince you to place a trade, but how do you know if a breakout is really a breakout? Here's one way you can jump into a trade and not get caught off-guard....

  • Daytrading Price Volatility Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's how to recognize specific patterns that can be incorporated into a successful trading strategy....

  • Daytrading Cup Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Entering and exiting intraday trades using precision technical trading signals has been popular with both retail and institutional traders, since it limits overnight risk exposure. The primary elements of professional daytrading include scanning for volatile breakouts during the first hour of the trading day, setting specific technical entry signals to initiate new trades, and using careful risk management to scale in and out of positions once they're initiated. Daytrading stocks, eminis, forex, and exchange traded funds (Et fs) all require different entry and exit signals....

  • Forex Volatility Patterns by Ken Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Forex Volatility Patterns by Ken Calhoun Want to catch 40 to 100 pips in each trade? Here's how you can find those entry and exit signals to make your forex trading a success. Capturing volatile breakouts and reversals in currency pair trades has long been a challenge for active foreign exchange traders. But how often do traders actually trade high-volatility patterns correctly? Trendline projections in lagging indicators such as moving averages/exponential moving averages (MAs/EMAs) often whipsaw traders out of positions and need to be modified for successfully trading volatile currency pai...






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