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7 Things You Need As A Trader

This is in no particular order, as they are ALL important. 1) Strategy - There are so many different strategies: value, growth, momentum, short selling, etc. Find one that fits your personality and do your best to master it. The fastest way to learn is to study success. In other words, find someone who is [...]

By | May 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Why Wait Until January 1?

Every January 1, my Twitter and Facebook streams are filled with the same quotes: "Good riddance 20xx...This is going to be my year...So glad that year is behind me...I'm gonna kick ass this year...etc...etc." You know what I think? It's all bullshit. So many people think some magical turn of the calendar is going to [...]

By | November 29th, 2012|Tags: |

The Ultimate Goal For All Traders

I have a friend who screens the market every night, just as I do. Often times, he calls to tell me about a stock he found that looks great technically and fundamentally. I tell him: "Well, if you like it, you should buy it." He starts to hesitate and questions his analysis. In fact, you can [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|Tags: |

Raise Your Standards

I recently read a survey that 25% of investors are happy with breakeven returns. I was shocked when I read this statistic! Are you kidding me??? That tells me that 25% of people are flat out idiots. Why are you even in the market if you are simply looking to breakeven? It makes no sense. [...]

By | November 23rd, 2011|Tags: |

Recommended Reading List

As Jesse Livermore said: "Trading is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or for the get-rich-quick adventurer." In other words, to excel in the stock market, you have to work hard, have emotional control, and develop confidence in your strategy. I constantly get asked to recommend [...]

10 Lessons I Learned from Steven Cohen’s SALT Conference Interview

I recently had the pleasure of attending the third annual SALT Conference in Las Vegas. One of the highlights of the event was a rare interview with SAC Capital founder and hedge fund legend Steven Cohen, who spoke in front of a packed room of 1,800 people. Just to give a quick introduction, Mr. Cohen manages over [...]

How I Lost 42 Pounds Last Year

Your first thought might be: “Joe, this is a financial blog, what does this have to do with trading?” My response: “Health is everything! Without your health, nothing else matters!” First of all, I don’t claim to be an expert in diet and exercise. I’m just a regular guy whose favorite machine at the gym [...]

Recommended Reading List

I posted this list back in October. I am re-posting it now because I constantly get asked questions about trading, the stock market, chart reading, etc. As Jesse Livermore said: "Trading is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or for the get-rich-quick adventurer." In other words, to [...]

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