Weekly Market Perspectives – 09/21-09/25

Weekly Market Commentary –   This week we saw major fireworks in the Builders and Healthcare sectors (as we’ll detail more below) but the overall market indices continued to consolidate in the range highlighted in yellow. All of the major levels we outlined the past few weeks have held so the following scenario is still in play. We see 2 possible scenarios of which […]

Episode 10 – The role of neuro meta structures and how to reshape and upgrade our trading mindsets through Awareness, Acceptance, & Action w/ Rich Friesen

Summary   In this episode I had the opportunity to deep dive into the topic of developing the ideal trading mindset with Rich Friesen. Rich brings a deep wealth of knowledge to the table drawing on his many years as a broker, floor trader, financial software developer and entrepreneur. Now he works with financial professionals,…

Weekly Market Perspectives – 09/14-09/18

Weekly Market Commentary –   This week’s price action was topped off by the FOMC announcement on Thursday.  As was the case with all FOMC announcements all eyes were firmly fixed on not just the announcement but to the market’s reaction of the announcement. As mentioned in last week’s commentary the 199.88 level acted as resistance and capped […]

Why you need to take control over your development and become your own trading coach

Are you struggling to be a consistent trader? Do you have the bad habit of jumping from idea to idea, fad to fad? Have you struggled to create lasting change in your trading? Has your development as a trader stalled out? Are you starting to have doubts on whether you can become a professional trader? […]

Check out my interview on the Desire To Trade Podcast @desiretotrade

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on Etienne Crete’s the Desire To Trade Podcast (DTTP). In the podcast I share my story around how I got into trading and we get into the topics of peak performance for trading, routines and rituals, creating perfect trading habits, meditation, and the inner game of trading. If […]

Episode 9 – Why professional traders don’t measure their performance in dollars and cents w/ Michael Toma

Summary Between all the elements in trading that traders focus on and can focus on, risk management is often overlooked and under appreciated. Today I bring on Michael Toma, who has a long history as risk manager and a trader, to talk to us about not only the importance of risk management but how risk…

Weekly Market Perspectives – 09/07-09/11

Weekly Market Commentary –   With the shortened trading week, this week’s price action could have best been characterized as a period of consolidation, as the major indices closed near where they opened. All in all a slightly positive end to the week as the buyers were able to close the week slightly higher. At this […]

Episode 8 – The hero’s journey, the lesson of fat tails, what to do if you’re a struggling trader w/@Adamhgrimes

Summary In this episode I interview Adam Grimes. Adam is a fellow podcaster, seasoned trader, systems developer, author of The Art and Science of Technical Analysis, and the CIO of Waverly Advisor. That’s a mouthful but beyond all that what I respect most about Adam is the amount of work he contributes to the trading…

Weekly Market Perspectives – 08/31-09/04

Weekly Market Commentary –   The Gap fill game. This week’s price action could have been characterized as market pinball as the major market indices bounced back and forth filling the unfilled gaps.  The SPY retraced and tested the 50% level of its most recent swing and held, which is near term bullish. As I updated mid-week on the […]

Episode 7 – The paradox of trading without thinking and a trader’s emotional growth curve w/ @Realitytrader Vadym Graifer.

Summary   In this week's show, I had the great pleasure of interviewing full-time professional trader Vadym Graifer. Vad has been daytrading for 20 years, which is no small feat, and is also a teacher to traders, and author of numerous trading books including Techniques for Tape Reading (2003), The Master Profit Plan (2005), and…
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