Lessons Learned Trading a Bear Market Coronavirus 2020 - Header Image

This is part one of a multi-part series documenting some of the events that have unfolded during the 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the lessons and takeaways I’ve learned trading along the way. We start off with a little context of how we got to this point so that this article might prove useful years…

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Position Size Versus Stop Loss Tug of War - Splash Image of Tug of War

A couple of weeks ago, I had a Skype consultation with “Bill.” He’s a new trader who started over the past few months but not a stranger to markets, having actively invested in mutual funds and his retirement for a long time. On our call, we covered a wide range but there was one topic…

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Mean Reversion Trading Tips & Strategy Splash Image

We share a lot of trade ideas and strategy here at The Trade Risk but it’s primarily from the point of view of momentum, breakouts, and following recent price movement. Mean reversion trading is a style that relies on price action to look much different (in most cases the exact opposite) as momentum, and it’s…

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How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies Splash Image

How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies lays the foundation for developing short- to intermediate-term overnight trading strategies. We’ll start off discussing what the goals of swing trading are and then move into some of the recommended steps to go about creating a strategy from scratch. There are no holy grails we’ll be uncovering, but…

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Trading Mistakes & Bad Habits To Avoid Splash Image

I was recently asked about some of the trading mistakes new traders fall into when starting out. It was easy to come up with a lengthy list, mainly because I’ve personally made all of these mistakes myself, and in most cases, more than once. I thought it would be fun to put together a bulleted…

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Splash - Trading Tips Tricks and Painfully Learned Lessons

Trading is difficult. Anyone who tells you otherwise probably hasn’t traded long enough, or is trying to sell you something. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I have learned a lot over the years and, throughout this post, I’m going to share with you some high-level trading tips, tricks, and painfully learned lessons I’ve…

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How to Position Size When Swing Trading - Splash

One of the first things I do after waking up in the morning is check the pre-market quotes on my phone. Usually still in bed, and more often than not, half asleep. Waking up on the west coast at 5:30 AM is still a challenge after living in Massachusetts nearly all my life.

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