What are you going to do about it?

Last night a trader sent me a review from a very poor trading day.  He wrote: Little mad at myself for not taking 2 of my best setups in UVE below 18 and HCI at 32.  Had the alerts go off but didn’t take the trade, and those trades played out to perfection. It definitely got under my skin most … Read More

Automated trading helps with this trader’s discretionary trading

At our firm, traders can be discretionary traders, automated traders or hybrid traders.  Discretionary traders push the buttons and make their own decisions.  Automated traders develop and idea, backtest, forward test, and then let computers run the strategy.  Hybrid traders do a little of both and use technology to inform better discretionary trading. Often we hear in the Financial News … Read More

The Shake, GMan, the Newbs and ETP

50.50 was the important technical level we were hawking in ETP. Stock In Play. We have our level. ETP opens below, does tons of volume just below the level, and then holds above 50.50. Long right? Easy right? Well if only trading were that easy. Yes we want to be long. But can we stay in the long while responsibly … Read More