Not So Fast

One of the more common patterns seen in a strong market are longer term players buying stocks that have gapped lower after earnings. Sometimes this plays out on Day 1 with momentum buyers aggressively buying the stock leading to a gap fill. But many times a gap fill will play out in the days following the earnings release once the … Read More

Should This Trader Make a Comeback?

Below is an interesting trading anecdote I received via LinkedIn.  I asked the writer if I could share his trading experience with our community.  He agreed.  The names and places have been changed for compliance reasons and we have no interest in saying anything negative about anyone or any firm on this blog. What I find interesting about his note … Read More

A Trade to Master- $RIG

One of our new trainees from Thailand traded RIG yesterday and sent me a PlayBook on this trade.  This was his Trade Management slide for the trade.  There are some lessons here. 1) Great job being in the best stock yesterday for intraday traders, RIG.  You are only as good as the stocks you trade.  This was a stock with … Read More

The Biggest Question for a Trader

Hi Bella,                   When I started out to go day trading, I feel as though I have wasted allot of money and time on so-called “education”. I can tell you that I have spent over 10k in it. A friend recommended (********) to me and I took their course. They made it seem so easy with patterns and MAs. … Read More

Do not say Practice

I end most emails with: “Keep working on your trading game.”  We teach our traders to do the daily work each day that helps them improve.  They are training to become consistently profitable traders (CPTs).  Their ultimate goal is to become a your best trader (YBT). Apparently I could use better words to motivate my traders. Dan Coyle, author of … Read More

The High Motor Trader

In basketball they look for a player with a high motor. This means a player that can defend with energy, get through screens, win loose balls, beat his man up the court, help on defense, beat his man off the dribble, etc. The player exhibits a lot of energy in many different facets of the game to help his team … Read More

Trader Disney Land

Hey Mike,  I recently blew my profits gain from the past 3 months in one stubborn trade. And not I dare not go in again as I fear I could be wrong again and lost money. My system was right but my emotions was burnt. This is not the first time I lost a trade but somehow I couldn’t pick … Read More

We are forgetting one important change in our economy

1. As @jheil said on Morning Joe yesterday, “The Yankees suck.” 2. Are we undervaluing an important positive change to our economy?  That being: it has never been better to start a small business. If you talk to some of the biggest HFs in the US they are all preparing uniquely for the US fiscal cliff.  Worse yet the perfect … Read More