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 …

E-mini S&P 500 Market Analysis & Outlook 11/05/2012

E-mini S&P 500

Our last video highlighted 1390-1400 as a strong support area and presented the idea that a break and hold above 1407 could lead to an upside break-out with targets at 1421.25-1423.25, 1426 and 1428. The upside breakout materialized the very next day and we got a Trend day up to 1425. The following day, ES Read More …

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 …

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