Feb
12

Trading After Dark – Catcher’s Mitt Edition

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Note: Please adjust the video slider so you start at the beginning … having a few technical challenges as it seems to start mid-video. Thanks.

I’ve talked about the catcher’s mitt sequence for years … sometimes even taking some grief from my closest trading friends! Hopefully this visual and accompanying narration will help further burn the pattern into your brains.

These continue to be real trades folks … and I promise to show one that doesn’t work.  Remember it’s not always about probability … it’s about bet size when you’re right.  Concepts and advisories are great … but they mean nothing without execution and don’t pay the bills.  We’ll continue to work on the video quality and combine these new episodes with the earlier TAD series. Consider it some thanks for your recent support.

Oh, and this post-trade sequence chart is why trades are dates and not marriages. Note MACD never crossed about zero.

Feel free to comment or ask questions via Twitter and I’ll try to get to them as I’m able.

Love, uplift, & inspire!

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Feb
08

Trading After Dark – Shall We Play a Game?

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Slowly regaining my rhythm and putting the “Fun” back in this trading desk. Shall we play a game? See if you can spot the technique and tweet @millerdon to discuss.

Bonus points if you remember the name of the movie.

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Feb
08

Trading After Dark Returns – Asia Edition

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View a 30 minute video and critique of tonight’s NKD trade sequence. We’ll eventually dovetail this with the older videos at tradingafterdark.net over time. No advance graphics and we’ll work on the video resolution over time, yet I wanted to load this quickly to keep it current and start the cadence once again. All critiques welcome as I continue the reboot. Enjoy!

2-8-18 AM Update: Here are the entries on a TOS 1 minute chart, including the scratch sequence prior to the recording, keeping in mind they tend to aggregate closely-executed trades.

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Feb
07

“Rut” Update – Finding Oneself

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Here’s an update on my current battle with self and the markets.

Categories : Personal Trading
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Thanks to all for your indulgence and for the many old and new comrades who reached out to me in response to last weekend’s video.  After continued reflection and consultation, here are my current action items to make myself publicly accountable.

Issue Inventory
- Non-Trading business commitments resulting in lost opportunities, split focus, lost energy, and more.
- Sloppy, unmotivated, uninspiring performance
- Brain/hand/eye coordination lagging current environment
- Out of sync with Market rhythm. Playing checkers vs. chess

Action Items & Status
- Advancing plans to transition back to trading full-time. Target completion 3-31-18
- On the trading front, migrating from player-coach to player. Complete.
- Enlist Greg Harden (peak performance coach of University of Michigan & Tom Brady) and team.  Want to know how frustrated I am? View the 3:00-4:00 minute mark of this 60-minute piece … especially the 3:20 quote re: “frustrated, tired, has to something different”. Ditto. In progress.
- Double-down on “managed” automation.  Had long call with my programmer. Methods still work; Execution is lacking.
- Surround self with motivated professional team in anonymity. Complete. You know who you are.
- Listen more and talk less (I know, this post is oxymoron). Trying.
- Re-read every line and page of the Chronicles book, and re-watch every minute of the Jellie webinar video. Every one of the 960 minutes!
- Revise the org chart and accept the demotion. Apparently, somewhere along the way, I had inverted it. See Below (click to enlarge). Done.

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Jan
19

The Weekend Trader – Out of Sync

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Out of sync … pure and simple. Perhaps one of the unusual trading videos you’ll ever see. All ears.

Today’s update looks back at the past year, discusses my leaning to live with “Tinnitus”, and reverting the blog back to our journaling roots of 2008!

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Dec
10

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A brief update on trading and life events as we gear up for 2018.  Thank you for all of your prayers and support over the last few months.

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