Trading Post-Fed Price Action

Hey 5-Star Trader, We’ve made it through the very highly anticipated FOMC meeting, and at this juncture, trading price action is all about the post-Fed reaction.  There have been so many known quantities that have kept the market down, including: Worst inflation in 40 years The current war in Ukraine and potential additional aggression COVID … Read more

Earnings in the Zone: Banks

Hey 5-Star Trader, We’ve entered April, and that means bank earnings are coming up soon.  Bank earnings are critical because these set the tone for earnings season as a whole. When bank earnings go badly, it sends a shockwave through the market.  Here is a screenshot of JPMorgan (JPM) in the “Hot Zone.”  There are … Read more

Possible Earnings Plays?

Hey 5-Star Trader, Not many things are guaranteed when it comes to Mr. Market. We can’t count on its behavior or which way sentiment will sway. However, we can predict one major catalyst: Earnings Season. We are entering that season right now, which is why I hosted a webinar last night, where I discussed why … Read more

Finding A Follow-Through Day…

Hey 5-Star Trader,  Lately, the market is has been breaking down. With today’s world events in full swing, there is a multitude of reasons why we are seeing this happen. While it may be true that we cannot predict the exact future of the market, we still can utilize historical data to our advantage. Through … Read more

Avoid Earnings Mistakes

Hey 5-Star Trader, We are well on our way through the first earnings season of 2022! And, wow, what an eventful way to open up the year. While we can count on probably more volatility heading our way, there isn’t a lot else we are able to predict going forward. However, through my time trading … Read more

Options Analysis…

Hey 5-Star Trader, As a self-made retail trader, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to learn everything you need to know about options through the internet. With countless strategies swirling around, I knew I had to decide what kind of trader I wanted to be and form a plan of attack. Through lots … Read more

My Top Three Lessons…

Hey 5-Star Trader, We are in the midst of earnings season while also experiencing extremely volatile market conditions. This combination makes it difficult to know when and how you should be making moves. That’s why I’m revisiting my top three “lessons learned” when trading earning reports… 1) Always look at historical data A big mistake … Read more

Managing Options…

Hey 5-Star Trader, Trading options has undoubtedly changed my life for the best, but the road to where I am has been filled with its own unique ups and downs. As a self-made trader who learned completely online, there were many questions I had to answer myself. One important question was, “How do you determine … Read more

Days, Weeks, Months, Years?

Hey 5-Star Trader,  As a momentum trader, I spend many hours in and out of trades using different strategies to my advantage. Each of these strategies are different from each other and requires a unique approach in order for them to work. But with a multitude of strategies to pick from, how do you know … Read more

Timing Theta Decay…

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