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MarketLife with Adam H Grimes

MarketLife Ep 35 – The beginner’s mind (a new mini-series)

This episode kicks off a mini-series in which I work with a beginning trader to learn the very fundamentals of the business. We will cover method, psychology, risk, learning techniques, money management, and much more, and hopefully we will get to see Austin have some...

Markelife Ep 34 – The Folly of Trading Wisdom

The podcast is back after a long break! Today, we dig into some of the conventional wisdom and common “soundbites” that are used. You’ve heard these, probably over and over: Only price pays. The trend is your friend. Ride your winners Never add to a...

Marketlife Ep 33 – Trade management: decisions and tradeoffs

So much emphasis is placed on where to get into a trade, entry signals, entry patterns… but the decisions we make after we are in the trade are at least as important (and maybe far more important) for overall profitability. In this episode, I dig into some of...

MarketLife Ep 32 – Technicals for the non-technician

In this episode, I look at basic technical tools that anyone, regardless of background or previous experience, can use to enhance his or her trading program. Important concepts and tools are covered, along with some ideas for how to expand your learning and learn to...

MarketLife Ep 31 – Get tough: how to develop mental strength

I received a good question this week from a reader, Vladan: Adam, can you please talk in one of your podcasts about mental strength when it comes to discretionary trading and how to improve it.  I know it ultimately comes from conviction, backtesting and knowledge but...

MarketLife Ep 30 – Market Intuition: what it is and how to get it

This episode takes a look at market intuition–a subject that is a bit difficult to talk about. In response to a number of reader questions, I share some concrete ideas for developing and expanding your own intuition. Here are the show notes:   Two kinds of...

MarketLife Ep 27 – So you want to be a trader?

For the beginning trader, here are some thoughts and ideas for the first steps of your journey. For a developing trader, or for the successful trader, here is an invitation to take a few steps back and look at everything with beginner’s eyes. Here are the show...

MarketLife Ep 26 – Taming the bear: managing market declines

Markets have been a bit volatile over the past few weeks, and the future is uncertain. For many investors, these moves can be troubling because it’s been many years since we’ve had a substantial decline–whether we do or do not from the current point...