The Secret to Surviving As a Trader

Survival

Is there really a secret? A secret to surviving and making it in trading? I’m not talking about a holy grail methodology. Of course first you’re going to need good old fashioned tireless effort and dedication to learn correct market principles and to form strategies that have a real edge in the markets. But once Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 09/26/2012

E-mini S&P 500

In our last video, we discussed the importance of 1456.75 and we were expecting a directional move away from 1456.75. That trade idea played out very well and the market got within 3 ticks of our downside target of 1434.25 the very next day. Today’s video discusses the reasoning behind the move and goes over Read More …

Trading Question: What if I lose because I get too eager to reach my goals?

Q&A

In response to my previous series on improving trading performance (check out part 1 and part 2 of that series), a trader and blog reader emailed me a great trading question. Trading Question I have been grinding out small profits lately by telling myself that I am willing to not take any trades on a given day. Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 09/24/2012

E-mini S&P 500

Our latest market analysis & outlook video for the E-mini S&P 500 Futures discusses the market movement since our last video, with Responsive Buyers pushing ES from the 1443 area up to the NVPOC at 1462.25, where Responsive Sellers entered. We’re now watching the 1449.50-1451.25 area to judge the health of the recent break-out. Use Read More …

The One Thing That Will Finally Improve Your Trading Psychology

The One Thing That Will Finally Improve Your Trading Psychology

You’ve read all the books. You know the theory behind great trading psychology. You have dozens of insights and techniques. And yet you struggle. Feeling like the markets are personally out to get you. Feeling like a victim. Feeling like it’s too hard. I have one sentence for you. It’s supposed to be hard. Read Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 09/20/2012

E-mini S&P 500

Our latest market outlook video for the E-mini S&P 500 Futures discusses this pullback towards the 1443 Support Level that we mentioned in our last video and where we think the market is going from here. Please post a comment and let us know your own market views and trading ideas. We’d also love to Read More …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 09/19/2012

E-mini S&P 500

This video goes over our market oulook for the E-Mini S&P 500 Futures heading into Wednesday, September 19th. Please use the comments to share your own market views. Do you think the market is going to make new highs on the year or has it put in a top?

How to Accelerate Your Trading Learning Curve and Increase Your Largest Profit Days, Part 2

How to Accelerate Your Trading Learning Curve and Increase Your Largest Profit Days, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about a surprising thing that the top performers in any field do differently than the rest. In this part I’ll be sharing the strategy that builds on this knowledge, and which has helped me accelerate my own learning curve and increase my largest profit days. By the end of Read More …

Taking the Next Trade After a Series of Losses

Taking the Next Trade After a Series of Losses

In this video, we’re going to discuss an issue that’s costing a lot of traders many missed opportunities. How many times have you taken 2 or 3 losing trades in a row and then decided to skip the next setup? And THAT’S the one that really worked out as you had anticipated. Watch today’s video Read More …

How to Accelerate Your Trading Learning Curve and Increase Your Largest Profit Days, Part 1

How to Accelerate Your Trading Learning Curve and Increase Your Largest Profit Days, Part 1

There’s a hidden enemy hurting your trading results. It’s not a lack of discipline, or falling prey to your emotions, or using bad strategies. All those things do hurt, but they’re usually visible and can always be fixed. What I’m talking about is more dangerous. It’s more dangerous because it’s not readily apparent. And also Read More …