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 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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How to Emerge From A Trading Drawdown

Trading can really suck sometimes. Especially during those times where everything you touch turns out to be wrong. Those dark periods are part of the business, and unfortunately, it’s just a matter of time before you find yourself in the next trading drawdown. Recently I found myself in a very challenging environment. Choppy price action and quick shakeouts with…

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