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There is no 10,000 hour rule

Have you ever heard someone say they are “working toward their 10,000 hours?” I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of the “10,000 hour rule”: the idea, drawn from Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book Outliers, that it takes...

Thinking two steps ahead

It’s easy to understand how there might be a pattern in the market that shows we have an edge or a reason to put on a trade. Maybe some combination of factors or patterns shows us that a market is more likely to go up over a certain time period, so we buy it....

Stock screens and sector movements

For your weekend homework: Here is a link to this week’s stock screens: ML_Screens081417 And here’s a perspective on recent sector action with a longer-term context. I find movements on this type of chart can give good insight into flows and developing...

What should you expect after a big drop in stocks?

We’ve had a very large decline in stocks this week. Depending on what index you use and how you measure, it’s the biggest or one of the biggest in the past few years. The world is also tense with geopolitical concerns: economic numbers from major economies...

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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...

MarketLife Ep 39 – What’s Luck Got to Do with It?

I received a great question from Jason: Mr Grimes, I need to ask you something. I have been watching your videos and I’m a little confused about one thing. On one of your examples, you showed a diagram of a collection of people making I believe 250 trades with a...

MarketLife Ep 38: Using stock screens

In this podcast, I look at some ideas for using stock screens well and successfully. We start by considering all of the possibilities and screens that are available, narrowing them down to the types that might truly help your trading. Going through a few points, we...

Marketlife Ep 36 – How to Fix Your Trading

In this podcast, I cover a step by step plan that I’ve found to be very effective in fixing the problems traders face. Too many times, people waste time on trading plans that do not work. Too many times, traders do not understand their edge, or even know if they...

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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

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