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
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
Is bad really bad? (Part II)
Yesterday I wrote Is bad ready bad? Today we follow up on this idea by looking at the work of legendary traders/investors. Over the past few years I have noticed some good coming out of what I first thought was all bad. When I lost my mom there was at first only loss, but then I recognized some good. When … Read More
Clean Up Print
Back in the day trading NYSE stocks and learning to read the Specialist prints one thing we used to look for was the “Clean Up Print”. This was usually the print on an intraday gap in the direction of the immediately preceding trend with big volume. This was a sign of a floor broker possibly finishing working the order and … Read More