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Be bold with your profits

People enjoy taking profits so much. It just feels so good to lock in that gain. You feel like a genius and you can tell everyone that you made money in the stock market. This can be a bad, bad behavior. Realizing winners too early is one of the main reasons traders don’t become profitable […]

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Every trading strategy has drawdowns

Not that I hadn’t learned about it before, but getting more practice day by day, living through the ups and downs makes me realize even better why trading is hard. Professionals don’t just rake in profits, they also need to take risks that often result in expected losses along the way. In fact, one’s trading […]

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Trading into earnings is a crapshoot

Many professional traders I’ve been following like Kerry Lovvorn, Alexander Elder, Alan Farley to name a few, have said that holding trades into earnings announcement was a random endeavor. But we often see how earnings announcements make stocks move and seem to create opportunities. It depends much on the strategy itself and what the perspective […]

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How to beat the S&P 500 index with market timing

The optimistic US stock market at all-time-highs has started to concern many and I’ve been asked how one should prepare for the possible downturn. There is no single indicator nor holy grail to let us know about a bull or bear market, but I’ve found price to be the most reliable indicator when it comes […]

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A bubble is a bull market you are not participating in

2020 was indeed a very interesting year in the stock market: markets in turmoil in March like the world was going to end, yolo calls by Robinhooders in April, the market recovering in summer, US presidential election, and many parabolic moves at the end of the year (TSLA and Bitcoin to me personally). It was […]