Do You Pick Bottoms and Tops?

Good afternoon Mike, I read One Good Trade, and I pre-ordered The Playbook so I could get some additional insight into professional trading.  I saw quite a few references to buying the support plays or selling the resistance plays, and I was wondering about the strategy, so my question is overall do you try to buy the low or sell … Read More

When Should I Sell?

Hi Bella, I just have to start off as I always do and thank you and SMB for providing excellent trading education and training. Alright now to my question(s). When trading the open, when do you decide that you should hold a core position especially since there isn’t trend in the first 30 mins of the day? Do you decide … Read More

Do you have a news edge?

Last night I had dinner with Ravee Mehta, author of The Emotionally Intelligent Investor and former hedge fund trader at Soros Fund Management, hoping to learn more about getting a real news edge while trading.  On my desk I hear my guys talking about Conviction Trades before the stock confirms their thesis.  I have worked with very experienced discretionary traders who … Read More

Does the 10,000 Hour Rule Apply to Trading?

It takes purposeful practice AND 10,000 hours to become great at anything, says this latest blog from Barking Up the Wrong Tree.  I write about one way to practice purposefully in my next book  The PlayBook (which you can preorder), by creating your PlayBook.  I have written about other ways extensively on this blog (some examples below). Learning from “Outliers” … Read More