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Cory Mitchell is an independent trader and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) specializing in pattern-based and statistical strategies. He is the founder of, a website dedicated to trader education and discussion. Graduating with a business degree, Mitchell has been ... more


History And Causes Of The 1929 Stock Market Crash
When people talk about the 1929 Crash, Great Crash, or Great Depression they’re talking about the events leading up to the 1929 stock market crash and the economic depression that followed.
Best And Worst Forex And Commodity Performers In February (Seasonality)
The AUDUSD has risen in 14 of the last 20 years (70%), moving up by an average of 0.5% in February.
Best And Worst Forex And Commodity Performers In January (Seasonality Stats)
Here are the currencies and commodities that do well or poorly in January, historically. Statistics include how often the prices rise or fall, and by how much, on average.
Top Performing Stocks In January And Seasonality
January is not a good month for the stock market overall. The S&P 500 is usually flat to lower during the month. BUT, there are individual stocks that excel in January, rising at least 70% of the time and producing up to 17% gains during the month.
Good Time For Swing Trading Canadian And US Stocks
There are always lots of swing trading opportunities out there, both on the Canadian and US exchanges. Especially the US…as that market has been very strong.
Top Performing Stocks In November
Stocks that will perform very good in November: MCD, VMC, MMM, AOS, ROK, PH, SNA, GPS, ETN, EMR and HBHC.


AG First Majestic Silver Corp.
AKS AK Steel Holding Corp
ASNA Ascena Retail Group Inc
CDE Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (fmrly Cliffs Natural Resources)
DYN Dynegy Inc.
ENDP Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.
FMSA Fairmount Santrol
GPRO GoPro, Inc.
HL Hecla Mining Co.
WFT Weatherford International Ltd.
WLL Whiting Petroleum Corporation
X United States Steel Corporation
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Work Experience

Day Trading Expert
August 2014 - Present (3 years 7 months)

Day Trading Expert at The Balance (, providing weekly articles on how to day trade, including how to get into day trading, trading psychology, the various day trading markets, strategies, software reviews and much more. 

Freelance Educational Writer
Investopedia ULC
September 2008 - Present (9 years 7 months)

Write educational educational articles on investing, stocks, forex, commodities, trading psychology, inter-market analysis and trading strategies.

Financial Writer and Technical Analyst
January 2007 - Present (11 years 3 months)

Provide research and educational content for readership as well as publish a trading related newsletter. 

Disseminate research pieces to respected sites and magazines.

Freelance Financial Contributor
Various Magazines and Websites
2007 - Present (11 years 3 months)

Write educational and analysis content for traders of all levels. Currently contribute to (or have in the past):
-Stock & Commodities Magazine
-eHow Investing
-Oil & Gas Investment Newsletter
-International Business Times
-Investing Thesis
-Yahoo! Finance
-Forbes Digital

Independent Trader and Investor
May 2005 - Present (13 years)

Apply short-term term technical trading methods to the forex, stock and commodity markets. Invest in deep discount high-quality stocks and trusts, often related to commodities. 

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Corporate FX Dealer
Western Union Business Solutions
December 2010 - May 2011 (6 months)

Actively manage risks of international companies in regards to foreign exchange.


Market Technicians Association
2007 / 2009
Chartered Market Technician, Technical Analysis
Canadian Securities Institute
2002 / 2005
The University of Lethbridge
2001 / 2005
Management, Finance, Philosophy


Stock Market Swing Trading Video Course
Cory Mitchell

This Stock Market Swing Trading Video Course provides everything you need to start swing trading the stock market. The videos provide an introduction to the stock market (for those who are brand new to trading stocks), shows you how to place orders, how to manage risk, how to analyze stock price charts and trends, as well provides two swing trading strategies that will almost always provide you with ample trading opportunities.

In the stock market swing trading course you will learn how to spot and trade price reversals, and you will learn how to spot and trade price trends. There is always a reversal or trend going on somewhere, so this course–and the two strategies you will learn–are extremely efficient in that this is the only course you need to start swing trading stocks.

Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders 2.0
Cory Mitchell

My mission in writing this forex strategies guide is to provide you with enough strategies and trading information that it’s the only forex strategies eBook you’ll need to get started and get profitable:
--You've likely looked up strategies or read strategy books before…and it didn't help your trading! Am I right? That’s because you’re missing one of the keys, and books and websites rarely, if ever, discuss it. It’s a step-by-step approach for how to actually implement the strategies and train your mind to utilize them effectively. Utilize and stick with this 5-step method and success is an inevitability, not just a possibility. Without this missing key you could read strategy book after strategy book and still never be profitable.