Category Archives: Trading Insights

Interview: OpenTrader Student’s 6-Figure Month Trading E-mini Futures


Earlier today, we received an email from one of our students (Adam) who just had a 6-figure month trading the E-mini S&P Futures using the methodology we teach in the OpenTrader Training Program. He achieved this using relatively modest position sizing of 20-30 contracts per trade. Making over $100K in a single month is impressive on Read More …

In Trading, When To Be Aggressive vs. Conservative

In Trading, When To Be Aggressive vs. Conservative

This is a snippet from our weekly group coaching call that we hold for traders enrolled in our Professional Training Program. One of the traders asked a question on when to be aggressive vs. conservative. In this video, we cover that question and provide a specific method on how to analyze the trading environment and Read More …

There’s Only 2 Kinds of Traders Making Money

There's Only 2 Kinds of Traders Making Money

There are hundreds of trading styles out there. There are dozens of markets to trade. There are multiple time-frames to trade on. But there are only 2 kinds of traders that are making any money. And the only question you need to be asking yourself is: am I one of them? If you are one Read More …

Waiting for “Confirmation” Before Entering a Trade

How To Get Over a Trading Slump

A question we get asked frequently is whether we wait for “confirmation” before entering a trade, or if we just enter right at our Support or Resistance Zone without waiting for any confirmation. The short answer is: We do not wait for confirmation. Watch the video to learn why it’s a bad idea to wait Read More …

How to Achieve Flexible and Dynamic Trading

Flexible, Fluid, and Dynamic Trading

You’ve surely heard that to succeed in trading you have to be mentally flexible and be able to quickly change your views when the market changes. i.e. You have to have dynamic trading.  But how do you do that exactly?  It’s one thing to tell you to be flexible and dynamic, but it’s quite another Read More …

A Trading Insight to Guide You in The New Year

No Limits

Another year has begun, and with it the promise of better trading and better results. But instead of just hoping about these things, I’d like to give you a trading insight that will guide you towards them.  One of my biggest trading influences, Dr. Brett Steenbarger, once had this to say: The good trader limits Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Futures – Short Setups from 12/21/2012

How To Get Over a Trading Slump

This educational video goes over a couple of short setups in the E-mini S&P 500 Futures from Friday, December 21. The video shows the importance of having a Trade Plan, Key Support/Resistance Areas and an understanding of the Market Context. Good trade location is, in itself, an edge. Tweet

Do You Really Know Your True Trading Risk?

Trading Risk

No subject is more misunderstood than that of trading risk. I see so many varying opinions, and a lot of traders have major misconceptions about it. This is partially brought about by financial industry professionals and academia. I won’t get started on the value (or lack thereof) of most formal education, but I will say Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Futures – Long Setup at 1427

How To Get Over a Trading Slump

The market context was discussed in our December 17 Weekly Outlook video. In this video, we explain a Long setup in the E-mini S&P 500 futures from Tuesday, December 18, based directly on the ideas discussed in our Outlook video. Tweet

3 Ways to Avoid Getting Chopped Up By The Market

Chopped Up

It’s a common problem. You stick to your stops with discipline, you practice correct position sizing, and yet you find yourself still losing. While you managed to avoid any large disastrous losses through good risk management, you fell into another trap: death by a thousand cuts. For me personally, this was always my Achilles heel. I respected Read More …