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Dynamic vs. Static Position Sizing part #3

It's been a few days since my last post. I had taken a bit of time off and I have also been working on a new Excel trading platform which models out a brilliant trading strategy developed by my friend and colleague John Manley of Market Evolution Trading http://marketevolution.wordpress.com/ John is one of the best options trading strategists that I know personally and often times, as I have mentioned in previous blogs, I devote a good percentage of my time and portfolio to residual income… Continue

Added by Brian on April 15, 2009 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Bear Market Rally

The current bear market rally will last for a couple of weeks before it turns down. Longer term indicators are still pointing to a bear market for a while yet.
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Added by Hans on April 13, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Dynamic vs. Static Position Sizing part#2

Dynamic vs. Static Position Sizing part #2



In part 2 of the Dynamic vs. Static web tutorial series, I wanted to elaborate on where I left off in the previous video. The theme was that having the money to pay for something doesn't mean you can afford it. If I want to go and buy a Rolex watch for example, I have enough money to pay $7,000- $15,000 (I know they can go quite a bit higher than that but cut me some slack here !) to purchase one but can I really afford it? Everyone's… Continue

Added by Brian on April 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

BUY signal triggered on the F-Shift2 system SP500 Emini contract to go LONG @846.50

Buy to open signal triggered click on the link to view pic of entry signal

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Added by Brian on April 9, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Dynamic vs. Static Position Sizing part#1

Dynamic vs. Static Position Sizing part #1



I was taught at a very early age by my father that "having the money to purchase something and being able to afford it are two completely different things". I had no idea that a lesson in my childhood would be so applicable in the world of trading. Allow me to illustrate. Within a hypothetical trading account let's assume I have $25,000 to trade. Let's also assume that I wish to trade the… Continue

Added by Brian on April 8, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position?? part 6

In this 6th and final web tutorial of the series, you will clearly see demonstarted, that seeking greater points when in a winning trade, is not always the optimal exit strategy. Probability plays a major role in the decision making process. Remember, the more points we strive for, the less likely we are to ever get there. How many times have you been profiting nicely in an open trade only to find yourself stopped out with at best a break even. What is even more likely to occur and is the focus… Continue

Added by Brian on April 6, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position?? part 5

In the 5th installment of this of web tutorials series , we now explore what happens when a trader, who has initiated a trade with multiple contracts, makes the conscious decision to scale out of his or her winning position. The choice to sell all contracts at a single, pre-determined profit objective ,has been passed over in lieu of attempting to turn a modest winning trade into a more substantial profit. However, as you will see, when attempting to "go for" more points your probability of… Continue

Added by Brian on April 6, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position?? part 4

What was supposed to be a 3 part series on how to optimally exit a winning trade has now climbed to 4 and will definitely reach 5, and perhaps go to 6. My original estimation of completing this topic in a 3 part series was a bit optimistic however the importance of this topic (optimizing the exit of a trade) and how to use this unique tool the m3 - Money Management Modelerwarrant the additional web tutorials to fully complete the lesson. As mentioned previously, after I had completed this… Continue

Added by Brian on April 5, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position?? part 3

Closing out a winning position is more complex than most traders have ever really considered. Trust me, I developed the m3 - Money Management Modeler to address this very issue. In fact, when I completed the programming of this platform, I was completlely caught off guard at the results that my own program was generating. I had expected a tool that would keep all the “numbers” organized for me so that I wasn’t always trying to calculate what I could make or lose and with “x” number of… Continue

Added by Brian on April 2, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position?? part 2

here is part 2 of my web tutorial which analyzes the superior methedology with which to exit a winning position. I am using the m3 - Money Management Modeler, permitting a trader or investor to remove all the normal guesswork that most people use to make decisions regarding their trades or investments by allowing m3 to determine the best course of action.



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Added by Brian on April 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Exiting a trade - All at once or scaling out of a winning position??

one of the toughest decsions a trader is faced with is knowing not only WHEN to exit a trade but HOW. There are a number of sound methedologies available to select from but without the proper tools at your disposal your probably guessing at best. With the m3 Money Management Modeler, you now have the ability to model out, in advance, what is statstically and mathematically the most favourable course of action.



Click on the 1st of 3 video tutorials to see the m3 Money Management… Continue

Added by Brian on April 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Money Management, Position Sizing and Probability

Money Management, Position Sizing and Probability



My blog posting is a bit shorter in length today but certainly not in content. I have attached a 4 part, web tutorial, each 5 minutes in length, highlighting the capabilities of the m3 Money Management Modeler, an Excel based trading platform that analyzes risk and reward metrics prior to a trader actually initiating a trade with actual dollars. Effectively, you are modeling out any and all "what if" scenarios prior to the… Continue

Added by Brian on March 31, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Experience Lucrative Penny stocks to Explore Money

Penny stocks refer to the very low securities that is charged by the company and that is supposed below $5 per share. Often times these stocks have fallen to a large extent from higher prices and now trade sparsely with low dimensions. Penny stocks are traded on OTCBB or Pink Sheets.



True Facts about Penny Stocks



Many new investors are tempted to buy a penny stock due to the low price and prospective for quick growth only in some… Continue

Added by Genny George on March 28, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Penny stocks - Features of & Scamming

Penny stocks are generally defined as stocks that trade on the OTC BB or Pink Sheets exchange. Some other regards this scheme as a common stock that trades for less than $5 a share and is traded over the counter (OTC) through quotation services such as the OTC Bulletin Board or the Pink Sheets.



What is a Penny stocks?



In the UK markets, a penny stock, or penny shares commonly suggests to a stock and shares in small cap companies. These companies with a market… Continue

Added by Genny George on March 28, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

If only we could all exceed expectations...

Todays AP headline cracked me up...


Citigroup posts $2.5-billion loss, but beats expectations

Added by Skot Kortje on July 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The wisdom of the market

The foundation of technical analysis is the effectiveness of the market's prescience. Market prices and the trends that historical price patterns show reflect the discounted value of a security given the available information broadly disseminated. Market technicians recognize the wisdom of the market. Indeed, the wisdom of the crowd is a powerful article of faith in many and all markets. Today's opinion article in the Wall Street Journal discusses its value in political markets:…



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Added by Skot Kortje on April 28, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

Wise words

Here is a sampling of the wisdom members are sharing in their trading mottos:



• Always be making money

• avoid compelling stories

• Buy Hold and Prosper.

• Buy when it snows sell when it goes

• Cut loss fast and work hard

• Don't be a shallow thinker.....

• Don't Fuck Up

• If at first you don't succeed - find a better stock... and… don't put all your eggs in one basket

• in for long and growing strong

• Invest Every Month

• keep… Continue

Added by Skot Kortje on April 19, 2008 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Your trading beliefs

There are some invaluable resources available for traders who want to understand themselves better. Psychology is a critical component of trading - the better we know ourselves, the more likely we will succeed. Another trading psychologist, Ruth Barrons Roosevelt, offers these trading beliefs:



  • Trading is a series of probabilities.
  • Any one trade is insignificant, be it a loss or a profit.
  • The probabilities of your trading favor you over…
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Added by Skot Kortje on April 7, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

CSTA technical analysis workshop

For those members in the Toronto area this coming weekend there is a Canadian Society of Technical Analysis workshop in Mississauga you may be interested in.

See the CSTA posting and registration page.

Added by Skot Kortje on March 12, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Sharing our trading thoughts

One of the objectives of the Stock Trends Traders Network is to facilitate the sharing of our personal experiences with trading. It is important that traders learn that individual hurdles are often the same ones everyone must overcome. The lessons learned can always help others. Sometimes it is helpful to hear it in the words of others. For example, I grabbed the following from a blog called Day Trading for a… Continue

Added by Skot Kortje on February 26, 2008 at 7:22pm — No Comments

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