Author Archives: David

ON BEING WRONG

I am a trader. As a trader I manage uncertainty, or the unknown right side of the chart.

LEARNING FROM OUR STUPID MISTAKES

We were born to screw up, make stupid decisions, rationalize the irrational, form biased opinions even though standard economics assumes otherwise.

THE FUNDAMENTALIST VERSUS THE TECHNICIAN

Well, we can use all kinds of fancy, detailed explanations or we can keep it simple. I choose to keep it simple.

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL STOCK TRADING STRATEGY

We kicked off our latest webinar with a discussion about how best to build a successful trading strategy.

ALL STOCK MARKET MOVEMENTS ARE BASED UPON …

Markets do not move from one minute to the next based on fundamental or technical reasons.

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? WE ARE NOT RATIONAL

Our “rational” decisions are systematic and predictable…but not in the way we think.

STOCK TRADING…IN THE CROSSHAIRS: EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY

In our latest LIVE WEBINAR we discussed how our expectations can cause any number of negative effects on our trading, including ultimate disaster (or the inability to trade another day).

TRADE WHAT IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE

Trade what is…not what you think should be.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS: RICHARD D. WYCKOFF ON SUCCESSFUL SPECULATING

In 1932 (!) Richard D. Wyckoff wrote the following in a book entitled The Richard D. Wyckoff Method of Trading in Stocks   Key Takeaways:  Do not ask for advice. Let the market provide ideas.  Self Reliance is developed by doing your own thinking, refining your own judgments, and forming your own conclusions.  The tape…

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS…IN THE CROSSHAIRS: BUYING THE DIP VS BUYING THE BREAKOUT

But what the best teacher has taught me, experience, is that the shifts in supply and demand are just as much a product of the stock’s personality (and those who trade it) as it is the recognition of the pattern itself.