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There are around 16 FREE trading educational videos from authors like: Darrell Jobman, Brad Matheny, Gary Wagner, Linda Raschke, Adam Hewison, Joe DiNapoli and more, which traders, both beginners and experienced traders, should find them very useful.

Some of the featured videos are as follows:

1) Trading 101: Starting Your Trading Program
By Sunny Harris
In this video, author and professional trader Sunny Harris boils trading system design and analysis down to its most essential rules. In just a little more than an hour, you will discover the elements that are necessary to create a winning system, and you'll find out how you can apply each of these elements to your own trading. In addition, you will learn the 6 trading rules that will give you an edge, the 6 money management rules that will improve any system and the 6 essential steps to test your trading methodology.

2) Advanced Trading Applications of Candlestick Charting (73:53)
By Brad Matheny/Gary Wagner
In this video workshop, you will discover the crucial chart patterns that candlesticks reveal, how to interpret them and how to use them to pinpoint market turns. You'll also learn how to use candlesticks in combination with familiar technical indicators like Stochastics, %R, Relative Strength Index and Moving Averages to create a dynamic, synergistic and extremely successful trading system.

3) Spotting breakouts that lead to trend reversals (50:47)
By Darrell Jobman
Putting indicator clues together to identify setups for a new trend. As breakouts can be quite subjective, this video shows how to use other indicators and predict highs, lows and adopt multi-contract positions to provide profit.

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Hope this info can be useful to you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Types of Orders in Trading

Before getting started to trade, a trader needs to get familiar with types and specification of orders in order to prevent from making unnecessary mistakes.

Below is a list of a number of types of orders. I’m trying to organize them for easier understanding. We’ll discuss each of them further in the next posts.

Too many types of orders may cause some confusion and lose of focus. Therefore, I also mark a few of very common types of orders in the list below with “***”.
(Click the LINK in BLUE FONTS below to read the posts on each type of orders).

For beginners, you can start to get familiar with these marked types of orders first, before moving on to more advanced types of orders. Hope this can help you to speed up your learning. :-)

Types of Orders related to How an Order will Get FILLED:

1) Market Order ***
2) Limit Order ***

3) Market-On-Close (MOC) Order
4) Limit-On-Close (LOC) Order

5) Market-On-Open (MOO) Order
6) Limit-On-Open (LOO) Order

7) Market-To-Limit (MTL) Order
8) Iceberg Order

Types of Orders related to the TIMING / DURATION of the Order:
When submitting an order, a trader also needs to specify the timing or duration in which the order will still be active / valid before it gets executed.

1) Day Order ***
2) Good Till Cancelled (GTC) ***
3) Good Till Date/Time (GTD)

CONTIGENCY ORDERS
Contingency Order is an order that is to be executed only if one or more specified conditions are met.
Possible conditions may include quantity, price (of that security or another security), or the completion of another order.

Even though some brokers accept contingency orders, they are actually not obligated to do so. However, if they do accept such orders, they must abide by the terms of the order.

Examples of contingency orders are listed below.

Contingency Orders with Conditions related to QUANTITY / SIZE of Order and TIMING of Execution:
When submitting Market or Limit Orders, it is also possible to attach conditions that are related to the ability of the broker to fulfill the quantity / size of the orders and timing of execution.
Contingency orders with such conditions are as follow:

1) Fill-Or-Kill (FOK)
2) Immediate-Or-Cancel (IOC)
3) All-Or-None (AON)

Contingency Orders with Conditions related to PRICE
Contingency orders with conditions related to price are very useful, particularly when you cannot monitor the market all the time. These orders allow traders to open or close position in the market automatically once certain conditions are met.
Examples of Contingency orders with conditions related to Price are as follow:

For Automatic OPENING of a Position:
The following are some types of orders that allow you to open a position in the market automatically once a certain condition is met, particularly when you cannot monitor the market all the time:

1) Market-If-Touched (MIT) Order
2) Limit-If-Touched (LIT) Order

For Automatic CLOSING of a Position:
The following are some types of orders that allow you to close the position automatically once certain condition/s is/are met, in order to protect your position, particularly when you cannot monitor the market all the time:

1) Stop Order ***
2) Stop Limit Order
3) Trailing Stop Order ***
4) Trailing Stop Limit Order

More COMPLEX Types of Contingency Orders
1) Conditional / Contingent Order
2) Bracketed Order
3) One-Cancels-Other (OCO) & One-Cancels-All (OCA) Orders
4) One-Triggers-Other (OTO) & One-Triggers-All (OTA) Orders


Related Topics:
* Free Trading Educational Video: Learn Technical Tips from Dan Gramza
* Options Trading Basic – Part 1
* Options Trading Basic – Part 2
* Understanding Implied Volatility (IV)
* Option Greek
* Understanding Option’s Time Value
* Learning Candlestick Charts
* Learning Charts Patterns
* Getting Started Trading

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