Can day trading be profitable? Can it even make you rich, or will it make you broke? The same could be asked for swing trading in any market, whether it’s Forex, the stock market, E-minis or futures. Today I answer a question from a frustrated trader who has been trying (unsuccessfully) to be profitable for … Continue reading Can Day Trading be Profitable? Here’s the Solution If You’re Frustrated
3 places your orders can reside: Your computer Your broker’s server At the exchange Some advantages/disadvantages of each: Your computer: Good: protect you from trading blind if your computer or internet service goes down for day traders. Bad: slower fill Your broker’s server: Good: Faster than on your computer. You’ll get you filled even if … Continue reading Why the Pros Get Their Trades Filled Before You!
WHAT’S THE BEST TIME INTERVAL FOR DAY TRADING? THE 5 RULES: The size of your trading account. Can’t risk more than 2% of your trading account on any one given trade. This is from entry to protective stop. If holding overnight, then is risk of your hedge. Keep going smaller in time interval, and find … Continue reading What’s the Best Time Interval for Day Trading?
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!
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
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?
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!
In today’s episode I interview long-time stock trading friend Ken Calhoun from “Trade Mastery.” Ken day trades and swing trades, looking for stocks that are breaking out with strong moves. Ken Calhoun is the president of TradeMastery.com and StockTradingSuccess.com (with Steve Nison). Having provided online training to active traders from over 32 countries since 1999, … Continue reading Interview with Ken Calhoun from TradeMastery.com
Get my free gift for you, for FREE, Top Dog Trading’s “Top 10 Trading Rules for Success.” These are 10 things I changed in my trading to become successful over the last 50 years. They’re also the top 10 things that have helped my students shift from move from losing money to making money. Bottom line, … Continue reading Trading Psychology Practical Tips, Part 2
Because this podcast is brand new, I’m going to be extra generous and give you, for FREE, Top Dog Trading’s “Top 10 Trading Rules for Success.” These Top 10 Trading Rules came from the street – Wall Street to be exact! These are 10 things I changed in my trading to become successful over the … Continue reading How Using Indicators Can Make Your Trading Easier