FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly do I get as a TraderHR Member?

Our stock trading ideas and real-time stock market analysis and commentary, are provided throughout NYSE trading day, by a professional analyst and trader. Trade-Ideas are sent to you via email, and/or WhatsApp notifications, as they are posted to our members-only, Live Trading Room: a real-time, analyst moderated, online forum. Access to our Live Chat Room is the part of your subscription that connects you to our professional analyst and community of traders. It is where you are encouraged to share ideas, ask questions, even query our analyst about a specific stock of interest to you. Your subscription to Swing Trade Alerts also includes Sinisa Persic’s popular ebook, A Practical Guide for Successful Breakout Trading. Clearly written and well-illustrated, this ebook guides you through the details and rules of breakout trading.
Three to five times per week, in the member’s area of traderhr.com, we post a Watch List of three to six stocks showing a high probability of becoming swing trade candidates. Although these candidate stocks are not trading alerts, they are fully illustrated with charts and explanations of their patterns, and potential entry, stop, and target price levels; should experience traders wish to use them as trading plans.


Do you advise?

TraderHR.com is NOT a registered investment adviser. As such, we cannot provide investment advice. All material and information provided through this site is intended for educational purposes only.


What does your service cost?

You can try our subscription for 7 days, with our FREE trial offer. After that subscription is $39.95 per month or $99.95 per quarter. When you earned Veteran status in our trading room (which requires approximately 6 months of membership) You can receive an additional discount(20%).


How often will I receive Trade ideas?

As part of the Stock Trade Ideas subscription plan, we issue 1-3 trade ideas per week. You will also receive 3-6 swing trade ideas, candidate watch-lists per week, complete with clearly illustrated trading plans and charts. The actual number of trade setups you receive depends on market conditions and may vary.


At what time are Trade Ideas posted?

Swing Trade Ideas are issued at any time during market hours. Most of them occur between 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern time. The breakout-trading, the candidate watch list is usually posted in pre-market and after 1 PM Eastern time.


How will I be notified of new trade setups?

All info is available on the TraderHR website within the corresponding, members-only areas. Depending on your preferences, you can receive email notifications for swing trade setups and watch lists. You can also request WhatsApp notifications – according to your subscription plan – by providing [email protected] with your cellphone number. If for some reason, you don’t receive our email, please check your spam filter.


Is the portfolio always 100% invested?

No. We modify the level of our educational model portfolio’s investment based on market conditions. Strongly trending markets tend to engender higher levels of investment. Sideways, or directionless markets dictate less exposure or investment.


What exchanges do you focus on?

We are only based on US equities listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, and AMEX exchanges.


What is the win ratio?

The percentage of winning trades relative to the total number of trades is 73%.


What kind of market orders should I use?

For high volume stocks (1M+ daily volume) with a tight spread between the bid and ask price, buy and sell stop orders are sufficient. For lighter volume stocks with a large spread between the bid and ask price, it’s better to use buy and sell stop-limit orders.


Does your service work for people with full-time jobs?

Yes, stock trade ideas can easily be utilized by members with full-time jobs or other commitments that require their attention. Those members who do not have constant access to their email or the Internet will benefit from our WhatsApp notifications.


I purchased your service, does billing recur automatically?

When you sign up, you will be setting up a profile for your service through PayPal. Your credit card will be charged automatically after the trial period unless you notify us to cancel. Each time your credit card is charged, you will receive a receipt by email.
When you sign up for a 7-day trial, your credit card will NOT be billed immediately and a recurring charge for your subscription will be added to your PayPal profile – to be charged 7 days from the time you signed up. If you do not wish to continue your subscription past your 7-day trial, simply contact us via [email protected] to cancel and you will not be charged the recurring, subscription fee.


Will TraderHR have access to my credit card information?

No, we do not have access to any subscriber credit card information. Our online payment provider is PayPal – one of the most popular and secure, online payment services.


How can I cancel my membership?

You can stop your subscription from renewing, with no obligation, by emailing us at [email protected] or by contacting via the contact form on the website. Once we receive your request, you will no longer be charged. Your access, however, will continue until the end of your paid-up period.


I am not receiving emails, what should I do?

Add our email address: [email protected], to your address book, and check your spam filter and trash for missing messages. If you’re still not receiving our email messages, please contact support and we’ll look into it.


I am not receiving WhatsApp notifications, what should I do?

If you aren’t receiving text messages from +12562034506, shortly after they appear in the Live Trading Room or the TraderHR site, please email us at [email protected]


How long have you been in business?

TraderHR.com has been online since 2004.


What do I do if I forget my login or password?

You can retrieve your password via the “Lost your password” link on the login page. You may also contact support at [email protected]


Do I get a discount if I recommend this service to people I know?

Certainly! We have an affiliate program that pays you 30% of each new subscription you initiate, for as long as that member is subscribed. To sign up for an affiliate account, please contact us at [email protected]


Do you trade ETFs?

We are mostly focused in stocks but ETFs are not excluded.


Do you trade options?

No, but you may use options, at your own risk, to increase the leverage on trade set-ups presented here. Please remember: options are relatively complex, high-risk financial derivatives. They may not be suitable for everyone.


Do you trade penny stocks?

No. We focus on stocks and ETFs priced higher than $5, and trading with a volume greater than 500,000 shares per day.


What is technical analysis?

In finance, technical analysis is a security analysis methodology for forecasting the direction of prices through the study of past market data(statistics), primarily price and volume. Technical analysts use charts to determine what’s likely to happen next with the price movement.


What are ETFs?

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund, traded on stock exchanges that tracks an index, bond, commodity, or a basket of assets. Like an index fund, it trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. ETFs may be attractive as investments because of their low costs.


What is Day Trading?

Day trading is a method of trading in which individuals buy and sell shares over a period of a single trading day. The intention is to profit from small price fluctuations. There are advantages such as less time risk, faster realization of profit, and no overnight holding risk. Disadvantages to day trading are the time and attention it requires one to devote during market hours, an increased frequency of trades and thus fees, smaller price moves mean spreads between the bid and ask price have a higher impact on profits and increased trader stress. Generally, it’s one of the toughest ways to profit from trading, and it demands extreme discipline. In short, it’s not for everyone.


What is Swing Trading?

Swing Trading is a method of trading that attempts to capture gains within a period of 2-10 days. Generally, it’s easier and less risky than day trading. It requires less time and is suitable for traders who can’t devote themselves to watching the market. As swing trading aims to capture larger price moves than day trading, profitability can be higher.


What is a Trading System?

A Trading System is a complete set of rules which define how to enter, exit and manage risk while trading financial instruments. Using a clear set of rules eliminates the emotion in trading decisions: one of the roadblocks to successful trading. It can also save time by applying the same trading plan to multiple trades.


What are inverse ETFs?

Inverse ETFs allow you to profit from declines in the stock market. These ETFs appreciate in value when the price of their underlying index or commodity decreases.


What is Time Stop ?

A Time Stop is used to exit a trade, with minimal losses, when it doesn’t perform as expected within a given time period. A Trade entry is triggered with the expectation that the stock will accelerate in the direction of the trade. If it doesn’t break out (or breakdown) within a short term period, the stop is adjusted to the entry price. If, however, the stock price, at the moment of the Time Stop’s expiration, is above the entry price, or between the Entry and the initial Stop price, the position is closed immediately. In other words, the trade must be showing a profit before the time stop is triggered.


What are leveraged ETFs?

Leveraged ETFs amplify the returns of an underlying index. These exchange-traded funds aim to maintain a constant amount of leverage during the investment time frame, such as a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio. For example, ProShares Ultra S&P500 (SSO) corresponds to two times (2x) the daily performance of the S&P 500. One must remember that these ETFs do not amplify the annual returns of an index, but only the daily, percentage change of the underlying index. This means that holding leveraged ETFs over a longer period is inherently risky.


What does “Long” and “Short” mean in trading?

You have two ways to trade a stock. When one makes a long trade, one is purchasing shares in anticipation of them increasing in value to sell them later for a profit. When one makes a short trade or sells something short, one borrows the shares and sells them on the stock market in anticipation of the stock price falling. This provides the short seller the opportunity to buy the shares back at a lower price, therefore profiting from the difference.


What does a “Bull“ and “Bear“ mean in the stock market?

In a bull market, there is an assumption that stocks will continue to rise in price, while in a bear market, the assumption is that stocks will fall in price.


What is the Pattern Day Trade Rule? (PDT)

Per FINRA, the term “Pattern Day Trader” means any customer who executes 4 or more day trades within a rolling 5 business-day period, using a margin trading account. A pattern day trader’s account must maintain minimum equity of $25,000 at the start of any day in which day trading occurs. Pattern day-trader accounts that fall below the $25,000 minimum equity requirement will not be allowed to day trade. If a day trade is executed when the equity is below $25,000, the account will be restricted to closing transactions only for 90 days, or until the equity is brought up to $25,000.


What kind of support do you offer subscribers?

We offer 24-hour e-mail support for our members.


Acronyms used in trading room.

ATR – Average True Range, BTW – By the Way, DT – Day Trade/Day Trading, EMA – Exponential Moving Average, ER – Earnings Report , ETF – Exchange Traded Fund, GM – Good Morning, GTC – Good Till Cancel , H&S – Head and Shoulders pattern, HOD – High of Day , LOD – Low of Day, MA – Moving Average, NP – No Problem , R – Resistance , S – Support , SMA – Simple Moving Average, SL– Stop Loss, ST – Swing Trading/Swing Trade, TG / TGT / TGTS / TGS – Target.


If you have any other questions about our service, please feel free to contact us.