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A few short trading lessons

A few days ago, I published a series of charts on Twitter throughout the day. (You should already be following me on Twitter!) These were intended to be quick-hit, one-off lessons contained in a single chart, and I thought it might be useful to republish them here so...

Module 2 of the Options Course: pricing

Just a quick end-of-week update on the Options Course. We had the first session two weeks ago (replayhere) in which I introduced the basics of options and outlined the course. I’ll be doing the second module live this Sunday late morning (New York time). You can...

How to be more creative

Creativity is, for me, right at the heart of our growth as humans. In this post, I’ll share some ideas for connecting with your own creativity and bringing the power of a new perspective to problem solving. Right away, we run into a problem. “Creativity” is a...

A shift in perspective

Sometimes we can take tools we know and look at them in new ways. Doing this can give a surprising new perspective on how markets move, and can often suggest new places to look for edges. Here’s an example. I use Keltner Channels on all my charts, and have for nearly...

Announcing the new options course

Most of my readers know about the Art and Science of Trading course, but, if you don’t, it’s just about the best education in technical analysis that’s available, and it really is completely free. (If you haven’t seen it, you should go check it out.) For at least a...

The secret formula for success

The secret to success is no secret at all—it’s right there in the open, for everyone to see. To achieve greatness in any field you have to do the right things, work very hard, and sacrifice. As I’m typing this, I have a band-aid on my left little find, and it’s pretty...

YouTube series: Tom’s Trades

We’ve started a series of “quick hit” trade analysis on our MarketLife YouTube channel, done my my trading partner, Tom. These are all actual trades, with points of entry, trade selection, trade management, and exit discussed. We’ve gotten...

A good pullback setup in the USDCAD

Just a quick post here, under the heading of “simple things work.” Take a look at the chart of the USDCAD below. This is a picture perfect short setup, and there are several lessons we can take from it. The setup There are a few key components to the setup. We don’t...