I saw the following cartoon at ZeroHedge.com – the link to it and more is below:
If there was no other reason to be a short term trader, the cartoon above visually depicts one that would be enough for me.
As you read the above cartoon from […]
A friend of mine and a fellow trader called me after my last post and, after wishing me a happy new year, asked why I make such a big deal about volume when my futures chart does not even include volume.
To his surprise, I had to tell him that my futures trading systems chart […]
I am not trading during the holidays. One reason is that volume, even for liquid markets like the E-Mini often goes flat. Such markets, as far as I am concerned, add an increased element of risk. Since trading has enough risk for my blood in normal markets, I just avoid markets when the liquidity drops […]
The Christmas Holiday season is coming at us and I will not be trading next week. When a holiday like Christmas falls in the middle of the week the markets are usually very thinly traded during that period.
In my opinion, thinly traded markets are riskier markets, and I choose to stand side, I just […]
Just about the first “real” book I recall reading as a kid – you know, other than the Dick and Jane stuff – was a Harold Bell Wright Book entitled, “The uncrowned King”. It was not a complicated story and like many of Wright’s books, it had a message about life and morality.
In the […]
One of the weaknesses of my trading method – and there are not very many – is that SRVs are data dependent. Meaning that historical data is necessary to compute the short term SRVs on which we construct our trades.
Rarely, but it does happen, a market reaches an all time high. Such is the […]
I had a trader complain to me about my recent post, “Am I Alone?”. In essence he said, “Your blog is supposed to be about short term trading – leave the politics to the politicians”.
My answer to him, and to the whole world is: “Trading requires free markets, and free markets can only exist […]
Am I Alone?
Once upon a time, now long ago, I traded the precious metals markets – concentrating on Silver more often than not. The reason I chose silver was fundamental – not technical. Silver and gold had historically traded at a price ratio of about 16 to 1, gold to silver. Then that price […]
When Not to Trade
Often a losing trade is the result of simply trading at the wrong time. I have written much about when to trade and even some about when not to trade. Today I will stick to when not to trade.
I am going to strip away all the other technical indicators I […]
It is generally agreed that the markets are moved by the bears and the bulls doing battle – the war of the bears and the bulls. If markets are moved by a war, then traders must think like generals – with an army to command.
Short term traders must take it a step further and […]
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the SRV’s are spot on !!Tom CUSA
Thanks for the method !! Very solid, very logical entry and exit and genius SRV’s !!Denis DRussia
….very impressed with the whole philosophy – both personal and trading, expressed in the book. I will read and revert !!Richard DUSA
“The SRV’s are amazingly accurate”.Tony Texas
I trade the US Bond Markets exclusively – amazed at the accuracy of the SRV’s !!George SNew York, NY
Great system – couldn’t trade without it !!Frank YDavid, Panama
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