All posts by Barry Burns

About Barry Burns

Owner of Top Dog Trading

How the “Little Guy” Can Make Big Money in the Market!



The other day, I was asked “How can a little guy like me make money in the markets? Is it even possible?” I understand the question. In a world where power is controlled by: Big government. Big business. Where big money talks and can even buy you justice in the courtroom. It can be hard … Continue reading How the “Little Guy” Can Make Big Money in the Market!


The Market Took All My Money!



The Market Took All My Money! Successful Trading is in Your Control – Learn How Now. “Extreme Ownership” is the opposite of entitlement. Take control. Being in control requires responsibility, so many of us prefer to say that things are outside of our control. Examples of: Scam alert websites. Ripoff report websites. No, your’e not … Continue reading The Market Took All My Money!


The Best Place to Put Your Protective Stops



Trading is a business of probability. Every trader will take losses, so we need to use protective stops. Many traders take profits quickly but hold on to losing trades – it’s human nature. We take profits because it feels good, and we try to hide from the pain of losses. 3 BAD TYPES OF PROTECTIVE … Continue reading The Best Place to Put Your Protective Stops


The Best Leading Indicator



Many say there’s no such thing as a leading indicator. They even take pride is saying they only use pure price action and volume. I’m not sure why they think that’s so impressive: They say that all indicators are lagging and that they only plot what’s already been done in the market … and that’s … Continue reading The Best Leading Indicator


17 Real-Life Tips To Becoming a Successful Trader



Improving your trading with a New Year’s Resolutions, or any other time! Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” doesn’t wait until the beginning of the year to make resolutions: “I don’t know that I make specifically New Year’s resolutions. I think I typically make a new resolution when something bad happens or I have … Continue reading 17 Real-Life Tips To Becoming a Successful Trader


Day Trading vs. Swing Trading: Which is Best for YOU?



Which is better? Day trading or swing trading? Each has advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a comparison chart to help you decide which may be a better fit for you: DAY TRADING DEFINITION: In and out during open outcry hours. Use intraday charts. SWING TRADING DEFINITION Hold 2-14 days. Use daily and weekly charts. DAY TRADING … Continue reading Day Trading vs. Swing Trading: Which is Best for YOU?


Fausto Pugliese from Cyber Trading University Interview



In today’s episode I interview my friend Fausto Pugliese from CyberTradingUniversity.com Fausto Pugliese was one of the original Day Traders of the early 1990s and one of the first independent traders to take advantage of the Direct Access Trading technology boom in 1987. He acquired a wealth of knowledge from years of hands-on experience, beginning … Continue reading Fausto Pugliese from Cyber Trading University Interview


Trading Grasshopper: Empty Your Cup!



When learning a new trading method, stick to it exclusively without adding anything else you’ve previously learned. I see this when students send me their charts and there’s lots of other stuff on the charts. Therefore they are not trading my method. They’ve created their own hybrid method and I haven’t tested that. Educated Amateurs … Continue reading Trading Grasshopper: Empty Your Cup!


Is Bitcoin Really the “Next Big Thing?”



Is Bitcoin the Next Big Thing? CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE BITCOIN SPECIAL OFFER In the last episode I invited you to write me with your questions and the #1 question that came in was about cryptocurrencies. When you think of cryptocurrencies, most people think of Bitcoin. But there are 1,000s. I’d say 95% of them … Continue reading Is Bitcoin Really the “Next Big Thing?”


Using Multiple Time Frames with Trend is a Terrible Idea!



TECHNICAL ANALYSIS HERESY OF THE DAY: Don’t trade in the direction of the trend of the higher time frame. What do I mean by multiple time frames? The traditional teaching. Why that isn’t “optimal” Why you could get away with it in the past. Why you can’t get away with it now. My “heretical” teaching. … Continue reading Using Multiple Time Frames with Trend is a Terrible Idea!