I just got back from Las Vegas, where I was speaking at a conference for an incredible organization, Traders4ACause. T4AC19 was the 6th edition of this hallmark conference, hosted each fall in Las Vegas. It was an amazing weekend filled with networking, educational, and motivational presentations (and plenty of social events). This conference really provides an unparalleled opportunity to rub elbows and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the financial industry. My favorite part about this event … Read more
Here’s a list… Today, I was asked in the trading room how one can scan to identify trades that are meant for a small account. Well, I don’t have a specific scan that does that — but, I can tell you my process for identifying these trades. There may be a scan out there that exists, but in my experience and analysis, it’s better to identify what you’re looking for and get familiar with trading tickers that have cheaper options … Read more
Last Wednesday, Fed Chairman Powell noted that the Federal Reserve is going to work to expand their balance sheet, in an effort to quell the repo market and keep interest rates under their control. While the stock market initially reacted positively on this news, it was short lived, and it sold off into the session. Also weighing on the stock market is more trade war news and a potential rate cut later this month. What are we looking for … Read more
The last few months have been a little crazy in the market, and I felt like there was no better time than to ask what you’ve been focused on. Especially when the market’s so news driven, it’s critical to go back and look at the basics of what we’re doing and why. It also reminds me of my garden… I haven’t given you an update in awhile, so I figured now’s the time… And it’s a great trading lesson… Remember … Read more
The stock market traded higher after positive reports of the US and China coming to the table in ongoing trade talks. Now what? Click the link above for my take. The sensitivity of the stock market to the trade war with China has been on the extreme end of the spectrum, with the slightest flicker of news causing the S&P to jump (or fall) 15 points in a matter of minutes. You have have heard me say this before, but … Read more
Disheveled. This is the way it’s been the last few weeks — definitely not as much fun as a nice easy trend that we’ve had at varying points in time. It’s left many of you — and me at times — feeling pretty ragged! I’ve gotten a ton of emails from different members, asking about the adjustments we’ve had to make and how to get through these types of news related markets. Does THIS look familiar? Anybody have kids? Or … Read more
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