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“Don Miller Live” to Formally Launch May 7

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Today’s post formalizes the launch of the site and service. Please view the video and new site for additional information.

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Concurrent with my stepping down as CFO for a high tech company that has consumed my time, energy, and focus over the past few years, and upon return to full time trading in May, I’m excited to make two announcements in response to many recent and recurring requests.

Jellie Trader “Reunion” Opportunity – I’ve recently received several requests for past program attendees to participate in the upcoming April 30 – May 4 Jellie Trading session, especially as we’ve done more work in recent years with ETH, Asia, CumDelta, Volume Profile, our new Dashboard, and more. As such, I’d be pleased to invite and welcome any past Jellie to join us in the upcoming session for only a nominal participant fee which would amount to a 90% discount. Please contact me at if you’re interested.

Live Trading Room “Squawk Box” Launch w/Trading After Dark - Many of you know that last year we launched a beta “Trading After Dark” effort designed to establish a trading team largely focused on overnight opportunities that continue to grow. Like many things in life – and especially trading – the concept was strong, yet the timing and format needed tweaking due to various conflicts and commitments at this end which resulted in closing that test effort for the time being. My many thanks to those participating! So concurrent with my return to full-time trading in May, and immediately after the Jellie program completes on May 4, I’m excited and pleased to announce the launch of a full-day trading venue which will include the following:

- Dedicated times to market prep, team regroup, assessment, and more
- Five scheduled intraday Squawk updates
- Live streaming of proprietary indicators
- Extensive and prudent use of audio (live stream-of-consciousness as market opportunities unfold)
- Venue that facilitates a team environment of like-minded traders
- Common screens to promote synergies
- Access to one of the top trading coaches in the industry (Robin Dayne)
- Opportunities to strengthen & encourage each other (Iron sharpens Iron)
- Text, audio, video, and smartphone conferencing capability
- Allow for pursuit/communication of best practices & optimal trader tools including access to enhanced charting
- Value-based participation fees that bundle trader infrastructure while respecting trader overhead budgets & maximize trader profitability
- Discounts for any past Jellie participant (live or webinar)

Updated 3-9-18: Here’s a preliminary draft of the daily Squawk schedule.

I’m extremely excited about both of these opportunities, and will provide more info on the room launch in the coming days including structure, platforms, pricing, etc.  You can also email me any time at if you’d like to be added to an email list.

I want your Bamboo to grow and profits to explode, and intend on building THE best trading venue in the industry, led by a multi-million dollar trader who will always be 100% transparent, have huge plans for my personal trading over the coming months and years, and would love to have you join me. Look for a “Weekend Trader” video this weekend (likely Friday PM) for more context.

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Special Post – The Journey to $10 Million Begins

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My fishing game of catch and release begins. For in the end, we all must release it.

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OK, it’s been a while since my last post, but in today’s video I discuss several exciting enhancements at this end including an update on PivotPoint Funds and personal trading transition from TradeStation & eSignal to TD Ameritrade’s ThinkOrSwim platform, while simultaneously eliminating the IRA 3-day settlement obstacle for equity trading.

And oh, on the topic of volatility …  it’s baaaaack!!!!

Links to content addressed include:

Sharing of my new workspace for ThinkorSwim users (condensed snapshot below)
PivotPoint Advisors site for short-term swing trade management

In addition, while I didn’t discuss this one on the video, major congrats to John’s wife Cherie who just completed her first CD, “Remnant” which was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Phil Naish (Steven Curtis Chapman). The CD will be released next month, and you can actually hear all of the songs on Cherie’s site.  She has an incredible angelic voice in Amy Grant type fashion, and don’t be at all surprised if she becomes a household word.

Lastly, email me at if you’re looking for a good TD Ameritrade contact or want to share ThinkOrSwim stories.

Long-time followers know that when I agreed to re-enter the world of formal trader education a few years ago, I agreed to do so provided we’d create a win-win environment that would help traders by providing high-quality trader education at reasonable cost, as well as try to make at least a small dent in improving a few small corners of the world through various charitable efforts.

To date, and thanks to many of you, Jellyfish Enterprises has donated tens of thousands of dollars from our trader educational services proceeds to the American Diabetes Association, GrowUganda, and the Boston OneFund.

As I mentioned at the Las Vegas Traders Expo, I’m pleased to announce a new alliance between our Jellie trader training arm and World Vision, beginning with sponsoring two young children on a monthly basis.

The first child is Emerson, for whom World Vision provided the following bio:

Emerson M lives with his parents and 3 sisters. His parents struggle to provide for the family. His father is a farm laborer. Despite their efforts, it is difficult to meet the family’s needs.

Emerson M is growing up in a poor community in the Latin American country of Peru. Typical homes are constructed of wood, adobe or cement bricks. The roofs on these small homes are made of corrugated iron or straw. Children and their families survive on a diet high in carbohydrates like potatoes, corn, noodles and bread. Peru’s terrain is picturesque with its high mountains and deep valleys.

Emerson M is in primary school and he enjoys studying the native language. He helps at home by doing housework. He likes to play soccer. He is in satisfactory health.

The second child, whose photo can’t be shared for security purposes, is a young girl named Farjana, for whom World Vision provides the following bio:

Farjana lives with her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. Her parents struggle to provide for the family.

Farjana is growing up in a rural farming community in Bangladesh. Homes are mainly constructed of bamboo with metal roofs and dirt floors. Families eat rice, fish and any vegetables they can afford. The climate in this region varies, with temperatures in the 90s and as low as 48 degrees. The rainy season brings large floods, which help the rice crops grow. Rice is the major crop of this country.

Farjana is in primary school and she enjoys studying the national language. She helps at home by carrying water. She likes to jump rope. She is in satisfactory health.


I selected these two children in part  because they shared the same birthday as mine – March 10 – with the hope that any thoughts of my own birthday would quickly turn to theirs. Oh, and they also live in homes built in part by bamboos!

And while our modest alliance won’t solve world hunger, perhaps the accumulation of these minor efforts will turn into something major … just like the constant accumulation of modest trade sequence profits can turn a small sprout into a bamboo which grows before your very eyes.

May God use and multiply these gifts beyond that which we can ever imagine.

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Trading Expo Interviews

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For your viewing pleasure and thanks once again to Tim Bourquin of the MoneyShow team who always does a fine job.

Interview #1: “Trust But Verify”

Interview #2: “Get Inside the Mind of a Trader”

Interview #3: “Being Flexible is Key to Successful Trading”

I’ll provide more info shortly on adding WorldVision to our growing list of charitable causes.

And how about that monster MATD today!!!  As I’ve long said, MATD’s remain THE highest probability trading days. 25 for 25 and one month’s income in a single session.

As it should be.


Live Jellie Trading Week

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Depending on demand, I’m looking to possibly run the only live 2013 Jellie Trader Training effort during the week of August 26.  Interested participants can find out more info on the educational site.

I’ll post a full weekend blog update shortly.

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eTradingExpo Follow-Up

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As requested, here are a few useful links relating to CME membership:

CME Membership
CME Lease Prices
CME Clearing Fees
Describes Membership process, types, lease prices, and member vs. non-member clearing fees.

Lease Discussion Blog Post #1 2-3-10
Lease Discussion Blog Post #2 2-7-10
These are dated with respect to costs and fees, yet should still be conceptually relevant posts I did in the initial blog around the time of my NY Trading Expo presentation back in 2010 re: CME Lease Cost-Benefit Analysis. You’ll need to update for current costs & fees, but the concepts are similar.  At the time of the 2010 post, monthly IOM lease prices were $600, which have subsequently declined to $350.

Thanks to all who attended … I’m told the interest and attendance was strong.

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