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Three Ways to Bust a Trading Slump, Immediately


Having a career as a day trader sounds awesome right? I mean, you basically roll out of bed, throw on some shorts and a tank top, click a few buttons, make your money, then hit the beach with beer in hand … right? Well if you believe that, I’ve got some oceanfront property for sale in beautiful Colorado and it’s got your name on it. The truth is that day trading as a career isn’t always flowers, butterflies and rainbow-crapping unicorns. As a trader you’re subject to the ebbs and flows of the market and sometimes it …


Data Analysis and Strategy Development


The most important thing you can do as a developing trader is consistently review and analyze your trades.

As a data-driven trader (and a data geek in general), I love data analysis in trading. When reviewing and analyzing your trades, your goal is to identify potential pitfalls, understand what you did wrong, understand what you did right, and single out any trends, ultimately allowing you to draw conclusions about how you can improve in the future. Like any other new skill such as playing an instrument or learning a new sport, learning to trade requires practice and a lot of …


Trading a Parabolic Bounce


I figured I’d do something a little different here since I had some free time during the day. I'd like to give everyone a peek into my thought process on some of the stocks I’m trading. One of my favorite setups to play is a parabolic bounce where the stock has been beaten down a lot over a period of several days and then has a strong bounce which you can hold for a couple days as the early shorts take their profits from way above.

My most recent parabolic bounce trade was in REN. It’s actually …