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Strategic Risk Aversion

Hey 5-Star Trader, As a conservative trader, it is always my goal to focus on creating a constant stream of income for myself. I do this through the selection of trend-following and directional plays. Trading short-term, directional options strategies are aggressive in nature, so I do my best to put a  conservative spin to my … Read more

What’s In My Toolbelt?

Hey 5-Star Trader,  Adjusting to market conditions is a crucial part of every trader’s journey. While there are no “shortcuts” to make trading easier, there are certain steps you can take to leave yourself in a better position. One of those things is having a toolbelt you can trust. And because I am a self-taught … Read more

Tickers On Watchlist

Hey 5-Star Trader, Every week is a new and unique experience in the market. This is because market behavior can shift on a dime and tickers can fluctuate greatly from day to day. That is why I find it important to sit down and write my watchlist so I can keep track of my prospects. … Read more

Delayed Exit In Google

Hey 5-Star Trader, “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more

Three Days In Microsoft

Hey 5-Star Trader, “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more

Rebound Ticker Checklist…

Hey 5-Star Trader, Ticker’s prices fluctuate daily and it’s not uncommon for some to experience extreme action to the downside. However, of those tickers, a select few end up rallying and making incredible rebounds. It should be every trader’s goal to identify stocks of these moves before they happen so they can capitalize on the … Read more

IPO Risk Vs Reward…

Hey 5-Star Trader, We are in the midst of earnings season and this week is particularly heavy with initial public offering (IPO) reports being released. This is creating a flurry of action in the market, and while this is a lucrative time to get in, IPOs are particularly volatile in nature. What should you look … Read more

Overnight Becomes Three Days

Hey 5-Star Trader, “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more

Hedging ‘Dull’ Action

Hey 5-Star Trader, There are many popular expressions describing the market. You have heard me say “Sell in May and go away,” and “buy the rumor, sell the news,” but today I want to talk about the saying “never short a dull market.”   What exactly is a “dull” market? When people call a market … Read more

Low Effort Profits

Hey 5-Star Trader,    “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, … Read more