Category Archives: Principles

Constant Struggle, and the Plan

Today the market rocketed higher because the policy makers assured that Greece will be spared from default.  It really doesn’t matter what the news is, if the market wants to go up, it will find a news to go up. … Continue reading

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Driven By Fear

There’s a fine line between greed and fear.  They are the most common emotions that a trade has to face.  But for me, after watch myself trade over the past years, I think I am almost always driven by fear. … Continue reading

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Stock Tweets Amount to Deadly Temptations and Distractions

It’s Tuesday.  The market has been selling.  This week started with a gap up on news that the congress had a debt ceiling proposal ready for voting.  It’s a sell-the-news event, exacerbated the ISM manufacturing index shrinking big time in the … Continue reading

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Stick With Your System and Trade Your Time Frame (Pigs Get Slaughtered)

Saying every system works is as good as saying no one system works all the time.  The truth is a system or indicator works within the intended time frame, or “eventually”.  We’ve heard the rhetoric, “you call it often enough, … Continue reading

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More On Earnings – All Over the Map

Just found out I had UIS in one of my accounts yesterday and that it announced earnings 3 days ago!    I know all about earnings being 50-50 at best, but it takes great discipline to keep track of them!  Now … Continue reading

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A Setup is All that Matters

It was interesting that 2 of the 8 people I track on stocktwits had diverging entries at the same time around noon.  Bearcharts entered SLV long at 47.21 after taking profits 80 cents earlier today.  mb_willoughby, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Risk Reward Ratio

I’ve read about it many times before, but I didn’t apply as it requires a great degree of discipline and also I didn’t know exactly how.  Today I read a blog by kunal00 at the “boom room” and he put … Continue reading

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