Trading Theory

A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor

Dec 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, Health and Trading, John Locke, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
People are made for challenges. When we respond to challenges, we become alert. As we move and think to overcome those challenges, we build physical and emotional muscle. We open up our bodies and minds to new possibilities. We learn and grow at an astounding pace, becoming stronger and creating amazing things. In the absence of challenge however, the opposite happens. We become lazy. With no need to move or think, our strength and skills deteriorate.  Our reflexes become slow and our minds close down. This is why I warn of the dangers of a smooth sea. Everyone is a great trader when the market is calm and predictable. Read more [...]


Super Trader!

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
  Being successful at trading is really quite simple.  Follow a certain set of principles over an extended period of time and eventually you’ll produce great results. Unfortunately learning, and more importantly applying, those concepts can be quite challenging. This is especially true when the process is approached with the wrong psychology. And if you think about it isn’t it the same way with just about anything we learn? For example, one of the things I’m learning to do right now is typing, a skill most of you probably take for granted. Now before you laugh, realize that I went to trade school and then directly Read more [...]


Market Trades

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Theory
Steve walks you through his thought process on why and how he makes market trades via ETFs. Identifying good entry points can put you in a position of strength for a an intra-day or swing trade. Enjoy the video! Steve Spencer is currently long SPY, IWM, AAPL, P and short VXX Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for December 8, 2014

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
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Lesson 4: The Interaction Between Process and Psychology

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
Lesson 4: Process and Psychology interact In the ongoing series “Seven Lessons I’ve Learned”, we come to Lesson 4. We recognize that we are trying to make the best decisions possible and that we some kind of process and discipline to guide our efforts. On the other hand, we need to get the mental game right to achieve true peak performance, just like with any activity demanding peak performance. What we will address in this piece is how the process part and the psychological components interact. Of course, we already know that they do overlap. We all have had some experiences with panicking because our position size is Read more [...]


Trading a Secondary

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video, Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Theory
In this trading lesson Steve discusses trading secondaries. A secondary occurs when company insiders sell shares generally priced below where the stock has recently been trading to entice institutional investors to purchase. $CDW recently sold 15 million shares at a 3.2% discount which set up for a great trade. Enjoy the video! no relevant postions   Read more [...]


Lesson 3: You Need A Process of Your Own

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
Continuing the series on Seven Lessons I’ve Learned, we will explore Lesson 3: A process and methodology of your own are what make you a long-term winner. As we have seen in the past two lessons, trading well is mostly a product of making good risk/reward decisions in the face of stress. The markets can do what they’re going to do but you stay calm and focused on making the right decision. The key question is: how do we do that? How do we go about making the best decisions possible? One of the most basic challenges that we face is the structure of our brain. According to mainstream neuroscience, our brain is made up of three Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for December 1, 2014

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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