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Evolve as a Trader or Polish Up Your Resume

Written by on March 31, 2012 in Featured Articles, Time & Money News, Trading School with 3 Comments
Evolve as a Trader or Polish Up Your Resume

Six years ago to this very day I walked away from corporate America to trade full time.  As each anniversary day comes, I can’t help thinking back on March 31, 2006.  Well over a year of preparation, planning and deep reflection went into that moment.  After all, I was walking away from a great 6 […]

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How Much Money Do You Need to Start Trading Full-Time

Written by on April 23, 2011 in Trading School with 3 Comments
How Much Money Do You Need to Start Trading Full-Time

A Twitter follower just asked me how much dough did I have when I started trading full-time.  Instead of a quick response that will soon be lost in the Twitterverse, I decided to share a document that I wrote 5-6 years ago addressing this very question.  To be honest I haven’t reviewed it since, but […]

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There is a Bubble in People Calling Bubbles

Written by on November 13, 2010 in Stock Talk, Trading School with 2 Comments
There is a Bubble in People Calling Bubbles

If you have read my blog or my tweets on Twitter – you know that most of my stock trades are in commodities including precious metals, emerging markets or technology preferably related to the mobile internet.  I have found that I can attain a slight edge by focusing on certain themes or trends.  If Freeport […]

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Why I Dropped $4K to Attend Mark Minervini’s Trading Seminar

Written by on October 23, 2010 in Trading School with 24 Comments
Why I Dropped $4K to Attend Mark Minervini’s Trading Seminar

So, let me start out by saying that $4,000 for a seminar is a lot of money to me.   Trading is a business and I plan for a certain level of expenses each year, but $4000 for seminars wasn’t in this year’s budget.  That’s twice as much as I have ever spent on a seminar […]

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Rationale Behind My Dell Short

Written by on July 18, 2010 in Trading School with 0 Comments

I shorted DELL on 7/14. After Friday’s 4% sell off, the position is looking good. Here is my rationale behind the trade.

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August 28 is a Key Date for RIMM Fans

Written by on June 27, 2010 in Trading School with 5 Comments
August 28 is a Key Date for RIMM Fans

I hang out on StockTwits a lot.  It’s a great community for active traders.  A large majority of the people I follow are technicians - head and shoulders, wedges, gaps and all of that good stuff.  I love technicals, but I incorporate fundamentals into my analysis as well.  I am not really into the traditional stuff […]

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Jim Cramer’s Data Adds Meat to My iKiller Thesis Bones

Written by on June 20, 2010 in Trading School with 1 Comment
Jim Cramer’s Data Adds Meat to My iKiller Thesis Bones

A misguided notion that somehow more is always better. The tech heads continue whining about missing features in Apple products. No Flash support. No multi-tasking. No this. No that.  I was an engineer.  I have a BSEE and MSEE.  Trust me – there has never been a product released, in history, where an engineer didn’t […]

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Are You a Discretionary Trader?

Written by on May 29, 2010 in Trading School with 2 Comments

Dr.Van K. Tharp is a widely recognized trading coach and author.  Several years ago, I read two of his books Trade Your way to Financial Freedom and Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom.   To this very day I still employ his strategy of combining risk management and position sizing. I received the email below from him this […]

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