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I’m attacking the risk, not trying to avoid it

The title is a quote I heard from Tom Basso, a semi-retired trader featured in “The New Market Wizards” book that was published in 1992. According to his idea, risk is something you can’t get away from if you want to earn excess returns. No matter how much you try to optimize the entry / […]

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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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Book Reviews

Brent Penfold – The Universal Principles of Successful Trading – Review

I hadn’t come across Brent Penfold’s work until I heard him speak on a podcast. His content felt professional and was enjoyable to listen to. It felt I needed to get a hold of his book The Universal Principles of Successful Trading that was published in 2010. In the introduction Brent writes about the fact […]

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All stocks are bad unless they go up in price

This is a quote from William O’Neil, a market veteran whose bestselling book I recently read. I’m going to publish a review of the book soon. But the title says it all about my approach to trading. If a stock has momentum and is going up, I want to be onboard until it lasts. I […]

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I don’t take profits and losses, I exit

It is easy to get one’s mind clouded by thinking of profits and losses, money is important in our society. Amateurs often want to take profits and keep losses for obvious reasons of human nature. I think of trading being a game where I follow my entry, exit and risk management rules. The goal is […]

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