Aug 12, 2015

Poor Trades. A Warning Signal.

"I see that a significant number of my poor trades were triggered by my desire to do something." 

 If there is nothing to do then do nothing. I remember a few years ago when I had already perfected most of my trading systems and already had a smooth equity curve, from time to time I felt urged to play a special situation in a stock or in the indexes. Those operations only added volatility to my trading and drained emotional capital. That was the last issue that I had to fix to become a stress free, consistently profitable trader. If you trade for a living it is very important not only to be consistently profitable (because you have to pay the bills) but it is also very important to stay relaxed and confident at all times. You must be confident that you will always (not most of the time) be able to act in your own best interest. Avoid those temptations to place a side bet when you are already well ahead in your learning curve.

Aug 4, 2015

Once A Wall Street Darling, Now In The Dumps

I was going through a few charts as I came across 3D Systems (DDD). It was once a Wall Street darling, a favorite stock on many Twitter streams and is now a stock down 75 percent over the last 52 weeks and down almost every day recently. Quite an amazing story!



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Jul 30, 2015

Do You Want To Trade For A Living?

Traders must work on themselves. When should you start? Well, start right now by subscribing to my daily trading Newsletter.

I write daily about market analysis, the mental side of trading, tricks of the trade, daily trading routines, trading systems...Well, I write about all topics that I consider important for traders to be able to become consistently profitable in the markets.

I am an independent trader that trades for a living. The purest trader as I have never tried a different career path. I consider myself a part of the elite group of traders that lives exclusively from trading profits.

Jul 29, 2015

Trading Lesson #528



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Jul 28, 2015

Podcast: Chart Analysis



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Jul 24, 2015

Podcast: Screening For Good Stocks



"A market pullback allows you to see which stocks are tennis balls and which ones are eggs. I want to own tennis balls."

When a market pulls back hard most stocks will sell-off in tandem. But then, when the sell off stops and the markets begin to turn back up, only the healthier, stronger stocks will rapidly be heading back to the recent highs. Those are the stocks to own.

Jul 23, 2015

The Necessary Commitment To Be A Top Trader



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"The really best traders don`t think twice about how many hours they are working or wether they come in on a weekend. There`s no substitute for that level of commitment."

This weekend I had to backtest a few trading strategies because I was unsure about which was the best trading strategy between two different choices. And if a trader wants to perform at a very high level he can´t have doubts in his mind, he needs to have all the confidence in his trading strategies. Remember, fear, insecurity is the source of the vast majority of trading mistakes. So, from time to time you need to make that extra effort just to stay ahead of your competitors and to stay on top of your own game.

Commitment: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity;


Jul 21, 2015

Jul 20, 2015

Trading Podcast: The Desire To Do Something



How to avoid the temptation to place trades outside of your trading plan.

The Single Most Important Thing To Win In The Markets

I am often asked what is the single most important thing to win in the markets in a consistent way.

Well, one of the problems with this question is that there is not a single most important thing, because to win in the markets you must do everything right. But if I had to point out one topic, it would be the need to have a proven trading edge. A repetitive trading pattern that you can constantly trade and that has a net profitable average winning trade.

But of course, after that you need to have the ability to execute it flawlessly and after that you must...

Headline Of The Day: Commodities Making Multi Year Lows

BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEX FALLS 1.4% TO LOWEST SINCE 2002


Jul 17, 2015

How Good Is Your Selection Criteria For Stocks?



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Jul 16, 2015

Tech Stocks At 52 Week Highs

A few tech stocks trading at 52 week highs today:

- Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Tableau Software (DATA), Proofpoint (PFPT), Criteo SA ADR (CRTO), Mobileye NV (MBLY)



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Gaining Proficiency In Trading - Mark D. Cook



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Netflix (NFLX): The Same Chart, Linear Scale Now

Now, in a linear scale, the recent rise is even more spectacular.


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Netflix (NFLX): The Most Spectacular Chart

Here`s the 5-year chart of Netflix (NFLX). That is quite of a ride to say the very least.



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Ed Seykota: The Mother Of All Losses

Jul 15, 2015

Newsletter: Trading Tools That Do Not Work In The Markets

"There are a lot of people that are using tools that do not work and they do not know they don`t work."


Today in the Newsletter I explored this topic: "Which trading techniques do not work in the market."

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Jul 14, 2015

Trading Edges. How Do You Know If You Have One?

Today on the Newsletter I wrote about trading edges.

To win in the markets you need a trading edge. How do you know if you have one?

Jul 7, 2015

Trading Size. One Size Does Not Fit All.

You must avoid the emotional roller coaster of big swings in your equity balance. Learn to play the game at the correct size for you. The size where you can still play it efficiently without making trading mistakes just because you start thinking about the money involved.

Jun 22, 2015

How Live Trading Can Enhance Your Backtesting Results

On today`s Newsletter I wrote about how live trading can enhance your backtesting results. I also recommended an article about how uncertainty differs from risk.

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Jun 19, 2015

Free Newsletter Sample: Trading Lesson #501

"If you can`t take a small loss, sooner or later you will take the mother of all losses." 

The ability to take small losses is a skill shared by all successful traders. And this is where most novice traders really struggle. The inability to pull the trigger and close out a trade that is not working and taking a small loss is a thing that looks so obvious in print but it is a habit that comes with discomfort for many traders.

One practical technique that I want to suggest to you today is to keep tracking your trades using the Profit Factor. You can grab a piece of paper and you start to register the winning trades on top and the losing trades on the bottom. What you must focus on, is not on the number of trades that are on the top (winning trades) or on the bottom (losing grades) but on the ratio between the aggregate winners and the aggregate losers. So you want to put big winners on top and small losses on the bottom.

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Free Newsletter Sample: Trading Lesson #503

Trading Lesson #503: "Just because you missed the first major portion of a new trend, do not let that keep you from trading with that trend." 

 This is a common mistake among swing traders and stock pickers. For some reason the trader misses the first part of a new, emerging trend and then he is unable to pull the trigger and get on board. Or worse still, the trader gets so angry about not being in the market that he starts to fade the trend by going against it.

I have seen this so many times, that I think this is one of the biggest mistakes that traders that are already in developed stages of their learning curves still make very often. Avoid that, do not be afraid to play a trend, even if you are not in from the very beginning. Most likely nobody is.

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Jun 18, 2015

Short Term Mean Reversion vs Trend Following

Today on the Newsletter I wrote about where to look for markets with strong trends, and where a short term mean reversion strategy will be best suited.


Jun 14, 2015

The Dangers Of Overconfidence

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Jun 9, 2015

Today`s Best Tweets: Nikkei, Wal-Mart, American Express, Yen

"Nikkei breakdown last night was a big one I'll be watching closely. When bullish patterns resolve down, something bigger is going on." - J.C. Parets, Market Technician

"Bank Of America (BAC) loves higher rates." - Mike Valletutti, CTA ‏

"Since January 15, Netflix has doubled. In the last two years, it's tripled." - Eddy Elfenbein

"I don't see yen on the list of concerns about the stock market.....if yen catches a bid, it's gonna be a problem." - J.C. Parets, Market Technician

"Wal-Mart (WMT) is now the worst performing stock in the Dow Jones this year, down 15.5%. Second worst is American Express (AXP). AmEx is down 14.9%.” - Paul R. La Monica, CNN Money

"If you haven't gotten up from your chair in the last 30 minutes now is a good time. Grab some water walk around.” - Sunrise Trader, West Coast

The Success Equation In Trading

In trading only one equation pays,

(Knowledge + Experience) = Wisdom

Jun 4, 2015

#397: Don`t Try To Predict The Market.


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#482: Daily Preparation


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Jun 3, 2015

Event Risks: What Should You Do?

- There are a few event risks for the rest of the trading week especially if you are trading forex (ECB meeting today, Greek deadline for IMF payment, U.S. Employment Report on Friday)

- You can just step aside and let the event risks play out or adjust your position size accordingly. - my experience tells me that is extremely hard to play the markets when there is such a cluster of event risks;

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May 20, 2015

Trading Lesson (Podcast): Are You Consistent In Your Trading?



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May 19, 2015

Trading: Preparing To Win


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Successful Trading Is Not About Market Prediction


This is one of the most important concepts that I constantly refer on my daily email based Newsletter. Successful trading has nothing to do with market prediction. It is all about the repetition of small trading edges, day in and day out. I think I can help you getting in better such with the markets with the trading concepts that I share daily with my Premium Members.

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May 18, 2015

Trading Success: Low Risk Ideas


Patience and risk control are key ingredients of trading success. To be patient you really need self control, and that is what most traders lack. A lack of self control, the need to keep always trading and the temptation to place impulsive trades is what really keeps traders from really excelling in trading.

Learn to fight those impulses.

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May 14, 2015

Trading Podcast: Being Right, Math & Pulling The Trigger



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May 13, 2015

My Trading Notes: May 13th

Some interesting stuff I came across today:

- “Weaker than expected economic reports covering month of April are outnumbering stronger than expected reports by a margin of 2-1.” from Bespoke (Retail Sales disappointed again);

- Nike is up 716 percent since signing Lebron James more than 10 years ago;

- An interesting though from Serge Berger (Trader and money manager): "First commodity volatility, then currency volatility now bond volatility rises. Equity volatility will be next."


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May 12, 2015

There Is Always A Way To Make Money


You need to learn to look at the markets from this angle.

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May 8, 2015

Highly Successful Traders: How They Operate

You must learn to transform yourself into this type of trader if you aim to win consistently in the markets.

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Apr 30, 2015

Trading: The Perfect Mix

Can you mix it up? Can you be aggressive when aggressiveness is needed and play defense when you need to protect what you have already earned? 

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Trading Podcast: One Cardinal Rule Of Trading



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The Best Traders Do Not Aim For Trading Perfection

The best traders are not perfect. They just win more they they lose, day in day out, week in, week out.

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Is It Possible To Learn How To Become A Top Trader?

Are you ready to learn the needed trading skills to become a consistent winning trader in the markets?

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Apr 23, 2015

Top Traders Make Very Few Unforced Errors

A sound plan is only as good as your willingness to execute it and maintain emotional discipline. Top traders make very few unforced errors and are not temped by the permanent callings of an active market.



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Apr 22, 2015

Trading Size Really Matters

One topic that I frequently cover in my daily trading newsletter is trading size. You cannot trade bigger than your present emotional trading capacity. I expand on that theme on several issues of the HMS Trading Newsletter.


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Apr 21, 2015

Unbiased Chart Analysis

In today`s lessons I gave subscribers a few suggestions on how to have an unbiased approach to chart analysis plus a list of the most interesting trading analysis and research I came across today:


I used this trading card to introduce the topic and then I expanded it with sharing with Premium Members a few "tricks of the trade".

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Apr 20, 2015

This Week`s Focus

A new trading week is upon us. I am going to focus on being efficient on following my trading signals and also be focused on increasing my trading size slightly.


I am trading at my very best and I am really enjoying the way I am playing the GAME.

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Apr 14, 2015

The Answer To Overtrading



"The answer to overtrading is not to discipline yourself to be less active, but rather to channel activity in creative and constructive directions." 

Every trader from time to time suffers from overtrading. In my particular case, when I am in a drawdown, I want to get back to new equity highs as fast as possible. That may lead to the temptation of overtrading, doing a few more trades than my trading plan tells me to in normal conditions. I found a good defense against overtrading and that is to study the markets further, do some historical backtesting and test slight variations on my systems. I just try to find some little things that are better than what I am doing at the moment, and then have the patience to wait for those trades to come along and be able to climb back up to all time highs.

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YTD Performance: Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio

On the first 72 trading sessions of 2015 I have been profitable in 47 or in 65 percent of the trading days. That does not look to spectacular at first glance, but my Sharpe Ratio was an outstanding 4.01. 


I am trading at my very best and it is time to increase my trading size.

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If You Are Not Making Money, You Are Doing Something Wrong

Successful traders must study their trading patterns. If you are losing money or even if you are not making money trading the markets, you are obviously doing some things wrong. 

In my daily trading Newsletter I focus regularly on this topic, the need to keep adjusting your trading strategies and routines until you are consistently profitable. 


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Apr 13, 2015

Trading: Best Kept Secret

Do you know what many of the greatest traders of all time have in common?

They just look at the market, and see what is working and what is not working. They just look at it, with no preconceptions, biases or distortions. And they play those patterns for as long as they are still working. That is probably the best kept secret about successful trading.


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Debrief Your Trading Patterns

Take your time to debrief your trading patterns. There is no better source for you to look for trading improvement.


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Apr 10, 2015

Traders: Peak Condition



Here are a few tips for traders to keep themselves in a peak condition.


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Apr 6, 2015

Trading Card #454: Saving For A Rainy Day

A rule every trader should follow, saving for a rainy day.

  

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Apr 2, 2015

Are You Ready To Trade The Next Bear Market?

In today`s Newsletter I shared with subscribers my thoughts on how bear markets are different and what you should be focusing on when trading a bear market in stocks:



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Mar 31, 2015

Never Buy A Stock In A Downtrend

Never buy a stock in a downtrend. Wise words on how to trade in stocks:


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Mar 30, 2015

Trading Card #461:

This week you should try to focus on your trading strengths. This is one of my favorite topics on my daily Trading Newsletter.

I teach Premium Members how to determine their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies that are suited for their trading personality.


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Mar 24, 2015

Technical Analysis: How To Use Moving Averages

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Mar 23, 2015

Trading Card 255: Plan Your Trades


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Mar 20, 2015

Trading Podcast: How To Use Your Trading Profits



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#361: Size Down


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Mar 19, 2015

#427: What Makes Traders Successful

Successful traders know that they cannot put too much importance on ANY trade.



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Successful Trading: The Pieces Of The Puzzle

What is really important to becoming a consistent winning trader?

These are the topics that I consistently cover on my daily Trading Newsletter:

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Mar 11, 2015

Podcast: Trends Take Time To Develop



Here is another sample of the Trading podcasts that I share daily with my Premium Members.

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A Good Trader Is Like A Sniper

A good trader is like a sniper. He waits and waits and waits, until he sees a good opportunity to strike.


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Mar 10, 2015

Overtrading

Most traders suffer from overtrading from time to time. In today`s Newsletter I wrote about how to defend yourself against overtrading (It is not an obvious answer to the problem).



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Mar 5, 2015

Trading Lesson: Avoiding Sick Stocks

Here is a Podcast that I have shared last month with subscribers:



It is a simple trading rule to add to your arsenal that will immediately improve your P&L.



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Mar 4, 2015

Successful Trading In 12 Words

On today`s Newsletter I wrote about how studying sectors you can widen your trading opportunities.

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I will leave you today with a definition of trading success in just 12 words:



Have a great trading day!

Mar 2, 2015

Traders, Here Comes March!

We are just starting a new trading month, so make sure you stick to your trading plan on EVERY SINGLE trade you will execute through out the month:



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Feb 28, 2015

Trading Podcast: The Most Important Psychological Trait For Long Term Trading Success



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Feb 26, 2015

Trading Consistency & Forex Moves

Markets are pretty active today, so I don`t really have a lot of time to write today. I just want to share with you a card that may help you focus through out the trading session.


Forex markets are wild today. Major move down in major currencies against the U.S. Dollar. The major part of the move for the day is likely already in. I would not chase here but there were certainly some very good waves to catch earlier in the day.

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Feb 25, 2015

#347: Setting Trading Goals (on sticky notes)

In today`s Newsletter I discussed what are good trades, bad trades and how those relate to winning.

I also shared a funny stock market cartoon. 

Markets seems to be quiet again today, with the S&P Futures down a couple of points. The only significant pre-market mover seems to be gold, up 12 dollars. 

Here`s a small input to improve your trading today:



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Feb 24, 2015

#366: Competitive Advantages


While Jack Welch was not referring to trading, this is obviously true in trading as well. If you do not have a trading edge, you are not ready to compete in the marketplace. Better traders that are playing their tested trading edges will surely take your money.

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Feb 23, 2015

#194: Winning Traders Like To Rest.


Livermore really captured what is every trader`s dream. But what is interesting to note is that many traders get frustrated if they miss an up move or if they sell and the market rallies without them. Many traders think that consistent winning traders really can catch all the fluctuations, or the vast majority of the price swings.

That is far from the truth. Consistent winning traders are only in the market when the odds of winning are far greater than random. The rest of the time, they rest. Where? Sitting on their money.

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Trading Card #438, Fundamental Truths of Trading

Just emailed the Newsletter.

Today`s Newsletter included:

- Trading Card #438
- Podcast: The 4th Fundamental Truth of Trading
- A video on trading psychology, achieving trading consistency



I leave you with today`s best trading thought:

"Losers complain, winners adapt. It's that simple." -Joseph Fahmy 


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