The Ultimate Guide To Trading Stocks | Trader’s University

Welcome to the world of trading, where opportunities and challenges abound, and navigating the financial markets can be both exhilarating and daunting. At PB University, our mission is to empower you with knowledge and strategies that can boost your trading confidence and equip you with the skills needed to thrive in this dynamic arena. My name is Meta Matt, and I am the Director of Education of PB University. In this blog I'm going to take you on a journey through five distinct trading scenarios, offering valuable insights and strategies that can help you seize the potential of the market.

August 22, 2023
Meta Matt

Welcome to the world of trading, where opportunities and challenges abound, and navigating the financial markets can be both exhilarating and daunting. At PB University, our mission is to empower you with knowledge and strategies that can boost your trading confidence and equip you with the skills needed to thrive in this dynamic arena. My name is Meta Matt, and I am the Director of Education of PB University. In this blog I'm going to take you on a journey through five distinct trading scenarios, offering valuable insights and strategies that can help you seize the potential of the market.

Whether you're a novice trader looking to start your trading journey or an experienced pro seeking to diversify your trading toolkit, these strategies cater to a wide audience and can serve as essential building blocks for your trading success.

Let's explore each of these trading scenarios and gain a deeper understanding of how they work, and stay tuned for more in-depth education and live streams right here at PB University.

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  1. Bell Open/Pre Market Trading:

Pre Market refers to the time that Traders can buy/sell stocks, before the official market opening. During Pre-Market traders can't trade Options Contracts, and not every trading Broker allows you to trade during these hours. Pre-Market is marked by increased volatility due to overnight news releases, earnings reports, and global events. Day traders often thrive in these conditions, making quick gains on volatile price movements. One strategy for success here could include starting your day by reviewing news sources to identify stocks with significant overnight developments, creating a pre-market watchlist (this whole process is called Market Due Diligence), and using limit orders to ensure controlled entries into positions. You can also use Finviz and other Stock Screeners to find Stocks that fit your Trading Criteria and Plan. Bell Open trading refers to the 30 minutes-1 hour of high volatility trading that occurs after the Market officially opens. This is due to Options Contracts being bought/sold from the night before and mornings news, Brokers opening up (expect high volatility during times that popular brokers open for trading), and Day Traders taking advantage of these sharp moves.

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Example: Imagine a pharmaceutical company just announced positive results for a new drug during its earnings call after the previous trading day's close. The stock is likely to experience a significant gap up at the opening bell.

Pros: Capitalize on early-morning market movers and news-driven volatility for quick gains.

Cons: Higher risk due to unpredictable price movements, wider bid-ask spreads, and lower liquidity during pre-market hours.

  1. Momentum Trading:

Momentum trading involves capitalizing on stocks with strong and sustained price movements, often driven by news, positive sentiment, or technical factors. To succeed in this scenario, identify stocks with notable price momentum and utilize technical indicators like Moving Averages and Relative Strength Index (RSI) to gauge trend direction and oversold/overbought conditions to help find entry points.

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Example: Suppose a technology company releases a groundbreaking product that leads to a surge in positive media coverage and investor interest. This results in a sustained uptrend in the company's stock price. By using technical indicators, you can time your entry to align with the continuation of the upward momentum.

Pros: Potential for significant gains during strong trends. Clearly defined entry and exit points based on technical analysis.

Cons: High risk if trends reverse suddenly, requiring swift decision-making to protect profits or minimize losses.

  1. Reversal Trading:

Reversal trading focuses on spotting points where a stock's trend is likely to change direction, leading to profitable trades. Look for signs of trend exhaustion, such as overbought conditions or divergence between price and momentum indicators. Candlestick patterns like Doji or Hammer can also signal a potential reversal. Enter a trade once you see confirmation of the reversal through price action.

Identify stocks with substantial trading volume and noticeable price momentum. Utilize technical indicators like Moving Averages to gauge trend direction and Relative Strength Index (RSI) to measure overbought/oversold conditions for possible entry. Wait for confirmation of the trend's strength before entering a trade. We go over how to identify these signals in our 8 Week Trading Course.

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Example: Consider a stock that has been on a prolonged downtrend due to negative news. After hitting a significant support level, you notice that the RSI is showing oversold conditions as well as Bullish Divergence, and there is a bullish engulfing candlestick pattern. These signals suggest a potential reversal, prompting you to take a long position.

Pros: Opportunity to catch trend reversals early for potentially profitable trades.

Cons: Reversals can be challenging to predict accurately, and false signals can lead to losses if not confirmed by other indicators or patterns. That is why Education is so important for Traders.

  1. Range & Breakout Trading:

Range trading is ideal for quieter market conditions, involving buying at support and selling at resistance when a stock is trading within a range (within a Support and Resistance Area). Breakout trading, on the other hand, capitalizes on a stock's break above/below a support or resistance level, often leading to significant price moves. Try to identify clear support and resistance levels and use technical indicators to confirm trends before entering trades. We also go over how to identify these types of set ups in our 8 Week Course.

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Example: Suppose a stock has been trading between $50 and $55 for several weeks, with $50 acting as a strong support level and $55 as resistance. You can consider buying the stock near $50 and selling near $55, profiting from price fluctuations within this range… If the stock breaks out above $55 you could consider entering a trade as it broke a resistance level (or wait for it to test the new support level aka old resistance of $55 before entering)

Pros Range Trading: Well-suited for quieter market conditions. Provides consistent opportunities without relying on strong trend predictions.

Cons: Limited profit potential compared to trending markets. Requires patience and precision in timing trades.

Pros Breakout Trading: Potential for big moves up or down.

Cons: Potential for big losses if not careful with stop losses, due to false breakouts.

  1. Power Hour Trading:

The final hour of regular market trading, known as Power Hour, often witnesses increased volume and volatility. It's a ripe time to capture late-day price movements. To succeed in this scenario, monitor market activity, identify stocks showing consistent movement and high trading volume, and watch key support and resistance levels. Traders also might be looking to close out their Options Contracts during this hour.

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Example: As the trading day approaches its end, you notice a stock that has been trading within a tight range suddenly breaks out above a key resistance level with a surge in volume. This indicates a potential late-day momentum move, prompting you to enter a long position.

Pros: Opportunity to capture late-day price movements and capitalize on increased volatility.

Cons: Elevated risk due to abrupt shifts in market sentiment and potential order imbalances before the market closes. Risky to trade Options during this hour.

At PB University, we're committed to providing you with comprehensive education and guidance tailored to your trading goals. Whether you're interested in Breakout Trading, Reversal Trading, Pre Market, or any other strategy, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Remember, successful trading requires practice, patience, continuous learning, and disciplined risk management. As you explore these scenarios, you'll discover your strengths and preferences, helping you chart your unique path to trading success. It's a continuous journey filled with lessons and victories, and we're excited to be your partner along the way. Join us at PB University, and let's make some bread together!

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