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The Blog of Adam H Grimes

Mid-week Reading

I haven’t done this before, but I thought it might be interesting to share some of the links I read each week. Many other writers do this, and they seem to (quite logically) cluster them near the beginning or end of the week, so I thought I’d drop mine in...

Improve Your Mental Game

I had an interesting conversation a month ago with Ian, a trader who I mentored a few years back who has continued to work on his trading skills and now trades on a professional level in the Philippines. He shared some thoughts about how developing patience and...

Visualizing Sector Relative Strength

Understanding sector strength and weakness is an important part of the investment process. Here is one way to look at short and long term performance relative to current volatility within each sector.

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Trading

As we all know, the road to trading success is a long road, and the path is not at all straight. To achieve some degree of competence can take years, and I think it really probably takes a decade to achieve some degree of mastery. (One of the main reasons for that...

About My Research Reports

I often get questions about the research I write for Waverly Advisors: what it is, who it is for, how it’s different than a “newsletter”, how to use it, and many others. I thought I would just write a short blog post to answer some of those questions...

Five Ways to Fail at Trading

1. Trade too big. “Too big”, in this case, means trading too large relative to your account size. (If you have my book, Chapter 9 includes an extensive discussion on this topic, with illustrations of what can go wrong.) Even a profitable trading system can...

What’s Next for the S&P 500?

Let’s take a quick look at some developing market structure in the US stock market. First of all, consider the broad context: we are firmly ensconced in summertime trading conditions. This means low volume and, usually, low volatility. In fact, volatility is...

How Do You Know When You’re Wrong?

I wanted to take a look at a short trade in gold we closed out yesterday in my research report I write for Waverly Advisors. There are a few good points here to consider: some stuff on multiple timeframe setups, managing trades with an eye to probabilities and not...

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