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The power of vulnerability

“I’m looking for a portfolio that will make about 20% a year but I don’t want any down years.” “Can you give me a hedging strategy with options that will protect me from all downside without limiting my upside and at zero cost?”...

Dealing with no followthrough

One of the frustrating things about current market action is that very few setups have good followthrough. We can follow a market faithfully for weeks, wait for the best possible entry point, put on the position, put in the stop, and then… nothing. The market...

MarketLife Ep 40 – What’s Wrong with Tips?

Just a quick podcast here to share some thoughts and ideas about tips–what’s wrong with stock tips? Why is it a bad idea to take trading tips from social media? What can you better? How can you take ideas and give yourself the best chance of success? The...

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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...

Waverly Advisors

We help people trade and invest. We do this by understanding what drives financial markets—where they’ve been and where they are most likely to go in the future..

The Course

Whether you are just starting your journey or trade professionally, there is something here for you. Experience the acclaimed (and completely free) comprehensive trading course designed by Adam H Grimes.

Reading List

A trader’s education should be both broad and deep. This reading list will help you build a strong foundation from accounting to basic market knowledge to the intimate workings of financial markets.

The Art and Science

“There are so many trading books our there and only a small percentage that are really and truly worth reading. This is one.” – Mark Bray