April 7, 2011 – Trade Opportunity, Not Your Mood

You want to be trading opportunity, not your mood of the moment. – Brett Steenbarger Is it time to be aggressive? Are you sleeping today thinking how much money you’ll make tomorrow?  Are you counting your profits before you’ve even sold it?  Are you imagining tomorrow’s going to be another strongly trending up day?  Believe … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 – Smart Bets and Chasing Delusions : My Top Solutions for People Who Have No Exposure in the Markets

Let’s assume that you’ve not participated in the rally.  You were asleep.  You were busy with something else.  Your cash is in the money markets.  You don’t know a thing about the markets.  You don’t have a guide. You want to get in, but you’re afraid.  You don’t know what to do.  Are you late? … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 – A Little Healthy Cynicism and Slight Edges :D

This is what a market does during a consolidation: 1.) Bipolar Behavior – Strength on one day, weakness the next, wild gyrations are common (DGTL, SGI) 2.) Choppy – Whipsaws, Shakeouts, Karate Chops, Unnecessary Volatility (Traders hate this but it’s part of the game) 3.) Directionless – You feel that your stock is going nowhere. … Continue reading

March 22, 2011- Market Inertia, Reflex and Emotionalities

From a trend perspective, there’s still a lot to like about the equity markets here. The Bulls are suckling in the sweet marrow of disbelief with the ever growing wall of worry (that seemingly builds higher by the day) to the underlying momentum associated with those left behind or scrambling to cover. Throw in some improving … Continue reading

March 20, 2011- Is this market going to run away? + Please answer a poll question

Top Market Related Questions in my mind: 1.) Is this market going to run away?   Am I under-invested? 2.) Even if the Japanese quake has not yet been solved, the market is reacting that it already is.  And the market is always ahead of everybody else.  Should I load up on EWJ?  (US ETF … Continue reading

March 4, 2011- Using Mkt Information for Higher Probable Win Rates

It took me quite a long time to write this post because I couldn’t begin.  I didn’t know which I should start with.  I’m glad there’s an outlet- a blog at least, so that I could speak my mind to anyone who’d be willing to read.   I wanted to talk about corruption, poverty, the … Continue reading

Feb 22, 2011- How To Be Proactive Trading the Markets – Empty Your Cup

Nan-in said: “Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.” Read more here: http://www.purifymind.com/EmptyCup.htm ______________   I’m gonna write here how I managed to escape the bloodbath today.  It is not because I am smart.  It is not because I have … Continue reading

Feb 17,2011- Scrutinizing the Moves :D

I love studying and analyzing stock performances.  I don’t know why.  I just do.   Show your appreciation for my work by sharing the site to your fellow traders and friends.  And do let me know whenever my analyses have complemented and helped you in your trading performances.  Show some love 🙂 Write on the … Continue reading

Feb 15, 2011- Market Consolidation Is Long Term Positive

Kudos to Chip Anderson for the visuals on the technical process 🙂 _____________ The reason I write a blog, is actually because I get to think clearer and be more objective. Writing about it makes me more aware of my deficiencies especially when it comes to position management and diversification. When I try to be … Continue reading

Feb 14, 2011- Lizards Lizards Lizards

What is a lizard? Lizard pertains to a specific chart formation popularized by Jeff Cooper in his books “Hit And Run Trading Strategies”.  To understand the chart formation better, please read his book (even just the chapter about lizards) to understand this further.  In essence, this chart formation is a bullish pattern signalling a possible … Continue reading