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We Saw the Stock Market Crash Coming Via the January Barometer (June 2022 Update)
2022 started with a bleak outlook in the market, and at TRi, we expected a mini stock market crash into the first half of the year. The January Barometer (A study with the premise that “As goes January, so goes the year”) showed a weak market in the first six months, then a bottoming and rally later in the year. Heading into the new year, the market was already heavi... Read More
How to Trade Cryptocurrency Like a Pro Trader
My journey in learning how to trade cryptocurrency started in 2016. I was lucky enough to find Brian and TRi through a Facebook recommendation or YouTube search. The idea of Technical Analysis was fascinating, and I remember seeing Brian do it with Coinigy in a youtube video. Brian had turned 1.25 BTC into over 30 BTC just trading these cryptocurrencies and I knew I had to learn how. ... Read More
The Anatomy of a W: Predicting Price Action
If you’ve been around TRi for any time, you’ve likely heard about M’s and W’s. Brian often talks about these price patterns, and you’ll see them show up everywhere. They appear all over the charts, in candlestick fractals, indicators, and larger price pattern structures like Wykoff accumulation and distribution. But why do W’s and M&rsq... Read More
Where Are We in the Economic Cycle? [Q2 22 Sector Rotation]
Let’s review where we are in the economic cycle. This blog post will review the first week of April 22 and discover where the market is moving. We’ll look at sector rotation, which analyses how money moves between industries and use this to forecast the next stage of the economic cycle. This study looks at the sector rotation from April 1st to April 8th. Read More
How to Start Investing in Stocks for Beginners (Free Trading Plan/Log/Journal Template)
This blog post will outline how to start investing in stocks for beginners, intermediate, or pro traders. I'll keep it as short as possible while giving the most value. At the end of this blog, I'll give you a trading resource that (if you use it) will help you become a pro trader. At The Rational Investor, you learn how to start investing using two simple rules that ever... Read More
How To Trade Price Gaps Like a Pro
A common phrase exists among traders. "Price gaps get filled". But how often do they get filled? and what does a price gap mean? If you're a stock trader, crypto trader, or investor interested in learning about gaps, this post is for you. Read More
The TED Spread: What It Is & Why It Matters
I recommend accompanying this article with your journals open and a triple-shot espresso. Now you're ready. Let's talk about the TED Spread. Buckle up. Introducing The TED Spread The TED spread is the... Read More
How This Secret 2022 Decennial Pattern Predicts The Markets Future
Expert Larry Williams has uploaded his 2022 forecast to Youtube, providing insightful analysis into previous prediction accuracy along with trends to look out for in 2022. Williams uses the 2022 Decennial Roadmap Pattern as a basis for his 2022 outlook and... Read More
Should You Rely on the January Barometer To Predict The Market
January has almost passed, and investors are looking ahead to what 2022 will bring. If you have experience in the markets, you’ll know the concept of the January Barometer, and in this post, we’ll dig a little deeper into this theory and try to understand it. It’s impossible to predict the market, but every investor still wishes to know the future. Traders... Read More
What is a Bond and How Do They Work?
With stock market indices at all-time highs and corporate valuations reaching questionable levels, most investors are understandably looking for investments that can provide them with steady returns at minimal risk. Bonds represent the risk-off, flight to safety investing approach that many investors in the current investing landscape are searching for. So, what are bonds and how do they work? Read More