peter amaralLead developer, Peter Amaral, is the author of three books on technical analysis, Trading the Square of Nine with a Pencil and a Calculator, J.M. Hurst Cycle Trading Without the Rocket Math, and Using Fibonacci Ratios to Forecast Price and Time. Peter is also the webmaster of Tradingfives.com, which has been online since 1999.

Peter is a retired attorney. His practice specialized in securities and investment banking and provided him with the opportunity to dig into how the stock brokerage business really works. Brokers talk to their customers about corporate management and earning reports, but the people trading the firm’s own money talk to each other about things like momentum and resistance and support.

His goal is to make Options Master Chartist the most complete and useful swing trading platform for the individual options investor.

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The Next Big Thing?

When the gold miners started their 150% run in January you could have known early in the run that something big was up by plotting the ratio of the GDX to GOLD. (See Chart 1). GOLD was also on a good run at the time so you didn’t have to be a genius to figure […]

When Will The British Pound (FXB) Come Back?

The British Pound (FXB) got absolutely hammered at Brexit. Has FXB made a bottom, and more importantly, is there a decent long side trade to be had in FXB? The quick answer is yes, yes but with the caveat that there is a very good chance that FXB will test its lows and shakeout the […]

Liking Natural Gas (UNG) – But Maybe Not Yet

Natural Gas (UNG) has been in a bear market for years. That may be ending with a base-building accumulation phase that has continued for some months. The UNG Market Location chart shows about 7 months of recent data. Although UNG has good technical strength and is looking bullish over this relatively short period it has […]

IBM in position to start bullish swing.

US Steel (X) Making a Swing Low

US Steel (X) may be making a swing low at 20.10. The buy would be triggered with a close above the enveloping Heikin-Ashi. X is only a $20 stock but the ATR is a hefty 1.5 which makes for a good percentage earner. Also, the IV is 58% which allows for financing almost 100% of […]