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The Importance of Setting Stops

In this article I’m going to talk about the importance of setting stops as well as how we set them. It might be one of the most important articles I write this year. But first let me tell you a story and ask you if this story sounds familiar.The Phone CallLiz called me devastated one afternoon. […]

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How to Confirm a Trade Setup

In a recent class we discussed how to confirm a trade setup. I thought I would pick up on that for today’s blog and address some of the known challenges traders face in confirming their trades.Let’s Get StartedTo start off let’s point out the facts: NO ONE wants to lose money on their trades. EVERYONE […]

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TradeSmart Top 150 Best Stocks to Trade

Let me ask you a question.Have you ever known something, and I mean something that seemed very simple to you, so simple that you have a hard time understanding why other people are confused, and yet other people are confused about this thing that you know, can you think of something like that?  “Have you […]

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6 Ways to Survive this Bear Market

Are you worried you can’t survive this bear market? The U.S. stock market in 2016 came off to the worst January performance since… well ever. On January 15th Market Watch reported that “U.S. stocks post worst 10-day start to a year in history”. That was before the market plunged another 500+ points just two sessions […]

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Dealing With Sideways Moves

One of the primary responsibilities of a trader is to forecast the future direction of a security. It’s not really a difficult choice, there are only three options – Up, Down and Sideways. However, because traders are notorious for trying to make simple things complicated, let’s assume we can expand our matrix to a total of […]

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A Winning Mindset, The Tell of Two Traders

Have you ever wondered how two traders can have the same analysis on a stock and even enter the stock on the same day and price with the same stop and target, yet one trader profits from the trade while the other loses money? I mean is this even possible? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. When I […]

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The Map to Your Trading Journey

In this blog post, I specifically want to address students that are just getting started and help them find the right charting software.Remember back to when you first received your driver’s license?I do! I was so excited,  I saved up $1,250 to buy my candy apple red 1983 Mercury Lynx.  However a few weeks later […]

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3 Fears in Stock Trading That Will Cost You BIG!

Could you be sabotaging your own trades? According to new research, there is an excellent possibility that your own fear, if left unchecked, could be the destructive aspect of your trading.  A recent study completed by Boston University and MIT professors labeled emotional responses within traders as “a significant factor” in the outcome of their trade. (1) […]

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