If You Can’t Do This In Your Trading, You Will Fail

If You Can't Do This In Your Trading, You Will Fail

There’s one thing that, if you can’t do, will virtually guarantee failure for you as a trader. It’s counter-intuitive because it actually seems like you shouldn’t do it. But who said good trading was intuitive? Not being able to do this one thing will be responsible for more missed opportunities than anything else I can Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 10/31/2012

E-mini S&P 500

Today’s Market Outlook video covers the current market context and ideas for the next couple of days. We have several economic reports out Thursday morning with the important Non-farm Payroll / Employment Situation report out on Friday. Watch today’s video to get our market views along with the Key Support/Resistance Levels we’re tracking on the Read More …

Wake Up Call

Wake up call

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to wake us up. We pause for a second and become aware of our mortality. What if we’re not around tomorrow? Have we really fulfilled our potential? Have we made the most of the time we have? As Hurricane Sandy inflicts damage on the East Coast and lives are lost, Read More …

How Bad Do You Want It?

How bad do you want it?

So many traders talk about wanting to make it. But how many really do what it takes? How many have relentless work ethic? How many study the markets and their results endlessly until they build the required skills? Sadly, most just talk the talk. They like the IDEA of trading, but they don’t like what Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 10/24/2012

E-mini S&P 500

Today’s Market Outlook video covers ideas for trading the FOMC Announcement, along with Key Levels where we expect a reaction in the E-mini S&P 500 futures. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 10/22/2012

E-mini S&P 500

In our last video, we highlighted that the market was again at an inflection point and ready to make a directional move. ES failed at the 1453-1455 area on Friday and headed down towards the lower end of the current balance area / bracket. Watch today’s video to get our thoughts on how the E-mini Read More …

How to USE Struggle to Greatly Improve Your Trading

reality check

In our most recent post  I discussed how to use your thinking to stop struggling. A very perceptive blog reader by the name of Ryan commented on that post and had these valuable insights: I’m going to be a bit of a contrarian and challenge your premises that the complete removal of ‘struggle’ from the equation Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 10/17/2012

E-mini S&P 500

In our last video shot on Monday, we highlighted the 1435-1437 area as an inflection point and a move above it would confirm Buyers in Control. ES broke above 1435-1437 Monday night confirming our Bullish bias and has hit all of our short-term upside objectives. The market is again at a short-term inflection point. Watch Read More …

Does Trading Have to Be Such a Struggle For You?

Struggle

We all know trading is very hard. Those who say otherwise are frankly full of BS. But does hard necessarily imply struggle? Struggle Is Not What You Think Let’s think about the definition of struggle. Here’s what the dictionary says: 1. To contend with an adversary or opposing force. 2. To contend resolutely with a Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 10/15/2012

E-mini S&P 500

In our last video, we discussed the importance of the 1428 Level and had Resistance at 1435-1436. Responsive Buyers were active near the 1424 bracket low and pushed ES up to 1439.25. The failure at 1435-1436 resulted in a break of 1428. Our downside target was 1419 and ES got within 1 point of it Read More …

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