In today’s video, I discuss more fully incorporating SPY and/or SPX options into my 2017 trading goal list and portfolio, and reach out to those of you who have been actively doing so for additional insights.

In addition, the 2017 Live Jellie Trader Training dates are now set for the week of March 6 as we’ll be welcoming Team #14! Email me at don@donmillereducation.com for more info.

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Jan
02

2016-17 Retrospectives & Perspectives

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Today’s video encourages all of us to consider the objective data provided by our 2016 trading results as both a candid performance review as well as guide for future improvement.  I also encourage all of us to consider joining a small trading (or life!) accountability group to further keep us on track.

Also, a reminder to please let me know if you’re interested in participating in the 2017 live Jellie trader trading effort, which will be held in either February or March depending on participant interest and schedule. If you’re interested, please email me at don@donmillereducation.com.

Lastly, and as noted in the video, we are truly honored and humbled to have been selected as the flagship trading educational program at tradingcourses.online.

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After a fairly lengthy time off the grid, tonight I provide some reflections and perspectives on trading, the markets, and plans for 2017.

Categories : Motivational, Strategy
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Sep
16

The Continuing Trader – Closing a Chapter

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Please note if the video below starts in the middle, restart it to the beginning. Thanks.

Tonight’s post closes the current chapter in this trader’s public life, while putting the last decade of sims, diaries, books, posts, videos, and tweets in perspective.

It also marks a personal revision to my Chronicles & Twitter Avatar as shown on the right, to one that emphasizes reflection more than success … which may be very ironic since I don’t expect to tweet much in the future. As I’ve said in the past, I’ve always struggled a bit with the initial cover, although success, celebration, and positive emotion is and should indeed be part of the business.

I’ve learned over the last 55 years never to say never, so let’s just call it closing a chapter.

In the meantime, a reminder that there is a wealth of educational information contained on this site which can be accessed via the top menu or other page links, including the initial diary (be sure to check the key post index in the lower left margin!), some of my favorite postsformal trader educational tools, six episodes of the Trading After Dark series, and more.

As for me, I intend to continue to hone my trading and life skills as long as God gives me breath, as well as continue to grow and evolve much like the jellyfish we all strive to become.

May God bless all of you in your pursuits, and may we all strive to love, uplift, and inspire.

Until we meet again.

Don Miller
don@donmillereducation.com
Twitter @millerdon

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As we approach the end of the summer trading season, today’s returning 26 minute video covers a lot of ground including optimizing personal momentum, balancing life and trading priorities, current market rhythms, U.S. RTH (Regular Trading Hours) vs. ETH (Extended Trading Hours) opportunity, social media, trading distractions, personal lessons from 20 years of trading, and more.

And here’s the John Wooden link referenced in the video.

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Jun
18

The Weekend Trader – Stop Being Timid!

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Today’s video discusses the excitement, passion, and assertiveness required to successfully compete in one of the most challenging businesses around.

We also continue the discussion of the overstatement of probability and statistics.

Love, uplift, and inspire … and stop being timid!

Have a great weekend!

And yes, that’s my 174 pound body (high school weight!) at the end.

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While we could do hundreds of analogies relating trading to boxing, I’ll let this simple quote from Muhammad Ali do this weekend’s speaking.

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

So true.

Love, uplift, and inspire.

Have a great trading week!

Categories : The Weekend Trader
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This week’s edition focuses on the incredible danger related to the over-complexity of this business and almost comical aspect of many aspects of this business which generate a great deal of discussion, yet often do a tremendous disservice to the true business of trading.

Focus on the traffic light, have your foot ready for the accelerator and brake, and execute.

THAT my friends is trading.

Everything else is noise.

P.S. I know I started off by saying I’d keep this brief … yet felt the full 20 minutes was important.

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