Jul 30, 2015

Do You Want To Trade For A Living?

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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.