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Tending to a garden is like…

August 16, 2019

managing a trading account Trading is an inherently complex activity that requires a specific skill set, and, as I’ve recently discovered, is just like tending to a garden. And it’s helped me realize, something I already new… That education and mastery of a specific setup is critical to your success. So think about this…  Why does one plant a garden? Well, they may want fresh herbs, home grown tomatoes, or to just gaze at its beauty. Now, that doesn’t mean … Read more

How life comes full circle

August 8, 2019

You may not know this about me, but about 10 years ago, I lead a very different life. You more than likely know about my time in Costa Rica, and when I struggled as a single mom. Then when I dropped it all and went back to my parents and Seattle, and then when I started trading. However, this is something I haven’t talked about yet, and it’s equally as important… I was attending the University of Washington, where I … Read more

A reminder to dust yourself off

August 6, 2019

It’s times like these that are some of the most trying for us, as traders. I’m not going to say the last week has been easy — as it hasn’t. We knew there was an upcoming Federal Reserve decision. And we knew they’d likely cut rates. We also know, as traders, these decisions cause volatility. As such, we remained largely flat, and waited to get long until after the Fed sell off was through. That was great… until the unexpected … Read more

What to do when your resolve is tested

August 2, 2019

This week, we’ve seen some volatility in the market that we haven’t seen since May — the last time President Trump escalated the trade war. If you’re anything like me, you were enjoying the simple ebb and flow since the most recent lows in May. Well, with the most recent Fed decision, and the additional 10% tariffs that’ll be imposed on China in September, a new dose of uncertainty has been injected into the market. More than anything, what the … Read more

How anything can happen

August 1, 2019

“Fight the need for certainty” – John Carter As I sit here, watching the market fall out of bed — it just dropped over 50 S&P points in 25 minutes — I’m reminded, yet again, one of the most important pieces of any trading plan… “Anything can happen.” This is one of my favorite pieces of advice from Mark Douglasses book, Trading in the Zone. I’d say that this book has created the cornerstone of my psychology section of my … Read more

Here’s 3 ways to play the same strategy

July 26, 2019

Case Study: BYND A ton of emails I’ve gotten this week have surrounded two very important questions. For today, I’m going to walk you through my recent trade in BYND to provide the answer to those questions, and some additional analysis (and an awesome graphic). Here are the questions… Question: What size account do you need to trade butterflies? I have a (insert account size here) – is this something I can do? To answer your question, these trades work … Read more

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