Tag Archives: trading

Three levels of trading success.

This is post originally appeared in early 2012. An important distinction in trading success and success in general is understanding the difference between a milestone and a goal.  Where do you want to go and what are you going to do to get there?  The best people and teams I have been around always wereContinue Reading

The Agoraphobic Trader.

The market is risky.  There is nothing about it that isn’t risky.  Risk never changes, your understanding and ability to make decisions based on what you are likely to achieve does change.   One of the most important things about risk is liquidity. Agoraphobia is a “Panic disorder with agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder inContinue Reading

One of the best pieces of advice for a trader.

As you are learning to trade you get these pieces of wisdom but do not understand how helpful they actually are. After talking to my mentor, Anthony Crudele (DELI), on a particularly bad day, he saw that my confidence was shaken.  He asked what was wrong.  I told him that I didn’t think I couldContinue Reading

3 Principles of the diligent contrarians

As we approach new highs in markets and stocks (I started writing this a couple weeks ago) and as people are ever more vocal it is important to talk about contrarianism (that is a real word, Bing it).  Or maybe it is just the season or astrology or whatever.  I wrote the difference between aContinue Reading


Jeff Miller of Dash of Insight wrote a brilliant post on common research mistakes. It can be found here. He breaks it down into two things:  Selecting the Right Data and Comparison. Selecting the Right Data.  As the saying goes, if you torture the data for long enough it will tell you anything.  There is so muchContinue Reading

RE: The Only True Edge You Have In The Markets

The always entertaining and insightful Brian Lund did again with his post today, The Only True Edge You Have In The Markets. On rules: I don’t agree with his definition of rules at all but I guess him and I will settle that over a beer or arm wrestling match.  If you are having troubleContinue Reading

Rules and getting whacked, quick chat with @bamatrader and @sellputs

A chat with @bamatrader and @sellputs [View the story “Rules and Getting whacked” on Storify] Sign up for our FREE Morning Brief, big picture view of markets in critical area and proprietary support and resistance. You can also sign up to see us trade live here. We would really appreciate your feedback, if you like, hate,Continue Reading

What if love is not enough?

Have you ever loved something so much and it just didn’t work out?  Maybe it is a sports team, an animal, or maybe you developed an allergy to cheese.  Whatever it is, you guys aren’t together anymore. Price action is the same way.  No matter how much you love a market or stock is it does notContinue Reading

Charting 101: Please stop doing this.

With great powers comes great responsibility. We have access to data but our ability to evaluate it is lacking.  Like a 90 year old using photoshop or a 16 year fresh from the DMV driving a Ferrari. It seems like I run across an article, either main stream media or “trader” alike that attempts toContinue Reading

How I failed dealing with tragedy and it spilled into trading.

No matter what we accomplish, who we know, how much money or power we have, how great things are right now, we are not immune to tragedy.  It is bitter sweet.  Tragedy has a way of bounding us together, a type of closeness that can’t be achieved in another way.   It is through thisContinue Reading

The services and materials provided should not to be interpreted as investment advice, an endorsement of any security, commodity, future, or personal investment advice, or an offer to buy, sell, hold or trade futures, options or commodity interests or a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or trade futures, options or commodity interests. You assume the entire cost and risk of investing and are solely responsible for any and all gains and losses, financial, emotional, or otherwise, experienced, suffered, or incurred by you.