Rick Ratchford

Rick Ratchford

Rick Ratchford is an analyst, trader, author and speaker specializing in the forecasting of market tops and bottoms in the Futures/Commodity and Forex markets. Members of his Precision Trading Membership learn weekly when to expect upcoming tops and bottoms in the major Futures/Commodity and Forex Markets. He has helped many traders since 1996 to better time the markets.

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Trading Tips - WHEN TO BUY OR SELL

Before you take a trade in the Stock or Futures and Commodity markets, you should first determine what the short-term trend of the market is. This article shares a simple method for doing that.

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Techniques in Market Timing - Price Time Squaring I

This is the first of a series of articles dealing with the subject of Time and Price Squaring.

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Do Not Trade Stocks, Futures, Forex Blindly

Unlike gambling, where the odds are in the house's favor, trading stocks, futures and forex by first determining support and resistance heavily puts the odds of success in the hands of the trader.

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Trading Multiple Time Frames

Take into account the different time-frames when considering a futures, commodity or forex trade for greater profit potential.

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Always Use Stop-Loss Orders When Trading

Stop-Loss orders are an important ingredient to trading successfully. Understanding the importance of limiting losses and letting profits run centers around the use of stop-loss orders.

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Power Lift Your Trading

Putting the power of the market on your side can greatly increase your probability for profit.

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Learn This BEFORE You Trade Futures

This is REQUIRED knowledge for anyone who is thinking about or actively involved in trading futures. Not another trade should ever be placed unless you have a complete understanding of how to use options to create synthetic futures.

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Key Timing Builds Trader Confidence

Trader Confidence is extremely important to become a successful trader. Key timing methods are important in building trader confidence.

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How Market Swings Come and Go

Market behavior is not due to random causes, but caused by market cycles which makes it possible to forecast future market turns.

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Profitable Trading from Technical Analysis

To become a consistently profitable trader, one must identify trends and quantify risk and reward by employing Technical Analysis.

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Market Action and Reaction

What are the root causes behind every buy and sell in the futures, commodity, forex and stock markets? Work back to their origins.

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Starting Out in Forex Trading

The forex has been the domain of government central banks, as well as commercial and investment banks. It has also been used for hedge funds by large international corporations. The rules were revised during the 1980s to allow smaller investors to participate using margin accounts. This has opened up an excellent opportunity small investors to reap high returns.

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If W. D. Gann Had a Secret...

When we read about the exploits of W. D. Gann, we are reminded about his remarkable Wheat call in the beginning of the 20th Century before a writer of The Ticker and Investment Digest. We're reminded that he had a knack for turning a small amount of money into a much larger one in a short period of time.

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Stocks and Futures - What is the difference?

Are you new to trading? Perhaps you wonder what the difference is between trading Stocks and trading Futures.

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Starting Out - Forex Trading

The forex has been the domain of government central banks, as well as commercial and investment banks. It has also been used for hedge funds by large international corporations. The rules were revised during the 1980s to allow smaller investors to participate using margin accounts. This has opened up an excellent opportunity small investors to reap high returns.

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