E-mini S&P 500 Futures – Failed Breakout / Unsustainable Highs

How To Get Over a Trading Slump

This educational video explains our trade setups in the E-mini S&P 500 Futures from Wednesday, January 16. We believed prices above 1467.25-1468.25 were unsustainable given the low volume and lack of broad market strength, and the video explains how we traded that idea.

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 …

How Mark Twain & NBA Shooters Can Make You a Better Trader

How Mark Twain & NBA Shooters Can Make You a Better Trader

There’s a lot to learn to become a good trader. A lot of market understanding, strategies, and techniques. But sometimes it’s the things that seem completely unrelated to trading that teach us the most about it. And our task is to find those analogies and to use them to our advantage. Find one different way Read More …

Is This Subtle Issue Hurting Your Bottom-line?

The Bottom-line

It’s not always about the big things. We do so many complex and painstaking things to work on our trading, but sometimes it’s the subtle changes that can make a big difference to our bottom-line. And what’s more subtle and seemingly innocent than having expectations? As traders- and human beings for that matter- it’s very 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 …

My message to traders who want to make it

My message to traders

It’s not meant to be easy to do all of this; in fact it’s meant to be very hard. If it were easy anyone could do it. Almost everyone knows what it takes; few can actually do it consistently. That’s the challenge. When adversity strikes even when you’re doing the right things, it’s not unfortunate 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.

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.

Light The Fire

Light The Fire

It is a constant and exhilarating journey knowing each day I will be put to a test, a subtle, almost intangible challenge of calm and control, focus and consistency, awareness and optimism. Each day I continue to commit myself to learning more about these skills of concentration, attitude, managing pressure, staying motivated, monitoring energy levels, Read More …