About Us

Trading is not easy. Without help most traders will start out losing much more money than they make and some will even blow through a couple trading accounts before they start to turn things around. Most traders fail because they don’t do the simple things like settings stops, they tend to overtrade and impulse trade and the biggest mistake is that they tend to trade without a proper plan. Yes, there is a difference between having a trading plan and having the proper trading plan.

There is a saying that goes “trading the wrong style at the wrong time is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, it feels great when you stop”. When you decide what kind of trader you want to be you have to know what kind of trading strategies fit that style.

There are typically five stages that you go through as a trader. In stage 1 you learn how to lose massive amounts of money. In stage 2 you learn how to lose just a little money. In stage 3 you make some and you lose some. Now you move on to stage 4 where you start to make a little money and then in stage 5 you start to make money consistently.

At Learnstocks101 we will help you put the odds in your favor right from the start. We will help you eliminate your bad habits and for those of you new to trading we will try to help avoid getting any bad habits. Our goal is to teach you how to apply different strategies and setups and use them as you develop your trading style.

Between myself and our top traders, that are always around to help, we have over 30 combined years of experience in all aspects of trading and we know how to make money in any market. I am a teacher by profession and I use those skills to help teach you how to stay on the right side of the market. 

We specialize in swing trading but are also proficient in active investing and daytrading. We have experienced the five stages of trading first hand and we understand that if trading was easy everyone would be doing it. There are no perfect trading strategies and even the best laid plans fail but if you can learn to cut your losers short and let your winners run you will be ahead of the game. We have the education and experience in technical analysis and teaching to provide our members with learning opportunities at every level to increase profits.

This site was created for the beginner and novice trader who want to learn technical analysis and develop their own trading plan and for those who do not have the time or resources to do their own technical analysis. We also cater to the experienced trader who is looking for an edge or some new ideas on stocks or trading strategies.  

At LearnStocks 101 we go by the old saying that if you give a man fish he will eat for a day but if you teach him to fish he will eat for the rest of his life.   You can let us do the work for you while you take your time figuring things out using our extensive Trading Handbook.

 

What Is Technical Analysis

Before you read below we want to make sure you do not get overwhelmed with everything discussed.  There is certainly a learning curved involved while you learn about all the aspects of technical analysis.  The good news is that you only have to become proficient using a select few of the indicators that are available to you.  Once you decide what makes sense to you and what works for you things become much easier.

Technical Analysis is the forecasting of future price movements based on an examination of past price movements. Technical analysis does not result in absolute predictions about the future but can help investors anticipate what is "likely" to happen to prices over time. Technical analysis uses a wide variety of charts and indicators that show price over time.

Technical analysts seek to identify price patterns and trends and attempt to exploit those patterns. Technical analysts use various methods and tools but the study of price charts is primary.

Those who use technical analysis search for price patterns and they use indicators such as moving averages to find support and resistance. Technical analysts also use indicators, which are typically mathematical transformations of price or volume. These indicators are used to help determine whether a stock is trending, and if it is, its price direction. Technicians also look for relationships between price and volume. Examples include Stochastics and MACD.

There are several schools of technical analysis. Those in different schools (for example, candlestick charting or Elliot Wave Theory) may ignore the other approaches, yet many traders combine elements from more than one school. Some technical analysts use subjective judgment to decide which pattern a particular instrument reflects at a given time, and what the interpretation of that pattern should be. Some technical analysts also employ a strictly mechanical or systematic approach to pattern identification and interpretation.

Technical analysis is frequently contrasted with fundamental analysis, the study of economic factors that influence prices in financial markets. Technical analysis holds that prices already reflect all such influences before investors are aware of them, hence the study of price action alone. Some traders use technical or fundamental analysis exclusively, while others use both types to make trading decisions.

Technical analysis works mainly because most traders who use charts to determine entry and exit points are looking for the same thing, therefore when a price, for example, hits a support level and holds and then goes back up this is because all of the chart traders noticed that support held and it is time to buy.

Our Trading Handbook will help you understand all types of technical analysis and how to put it to use for your advantage.