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Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading October 20th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By deaddog
That's too bad. Take it as a learning...

That's too bad.

Take it as a learning experience.

I guess your options are to lock in your loss before it gets bigger, wait and see if it comes back, hope and pray, or maybe someone will tell...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading October 12th, 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By deaddog
What does your trading plan say to do?

What does your trading plan say to do?
Forum: Psychology and Money Management September 21st, 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By deaddog
Every one of the mistakes can be answered by the...

Every one of the mistakes can be answered by the question "Did you follow your plan?"
Forum: Traders Hideout June 12th, 2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,957
Posted By deaddog
I'm not a tax expert. I'd recommend talking to an...

I'm not a tax expert. I'd recommend talking to an accountant.

You won't get a T5008 from a US broker.

Report your gains/losses on schedule 3. One line showing your total cost, your proceeds...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management May 1st, 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 35,000
Posted By deaddog
What % of your account are you losing. 25% of...

What % of your account are you losing. 25% of life savings and a months salary have no context.
If you are losing 1 or 2 %, then that is to be expected in trading. If you are losing 10% then you are...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 22nd, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By deaddog
I recommend that new traders trade the short...

I recommend that new traders trade the short side.

It is less likely that you will rationalize turning a trade into an investment, less likely to give a losing trade a little more room and much...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 22nd, 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By deaddog
Works quite well, You can save as JPEG, GIF or...

Works quite well, You can save as JPEG, GIF or PNG.

You can size the area to snip.

I usually snip, then copy and paste where I want the screen shot.
Forum: Traders Hideout January 22nd, 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By deaddog
Are you going to "Invest" in specific equities...

Are you going to "Invest" in specific equities based on fundamentals or are you going to go the index ETF route?
Forum: Psychology and Money Management January 18th, 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By deaddog
Assuming you are trading to make money not for...

Assuming you are trading to make money not for the thrill of watching your money disappear. (some complain that trading is boring)

First of all you have to define success. My definition is...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 18th, 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,950
Posted By deaddog
Nothing works all the time. Trend...

Nothing works all the time.


Trend following works with a trend following strategy that has an edge. So does any other strategy that has an edge you can exploit.

Mastering your emotions and...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 18th, 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By deaddog
Lots of examples on Google. I developed my...

Lots of examples on Google.

I developed my own using the SMART plan

The SMART model was developed by psychologists as a tool to help people set and reach their goals.

Specific
Measurable ...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading January 4th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
Remember Bernie Madoff promised 12% and he had...

Remember Bernie Madoff promised 12% and he had people lining up to invest.

If you can consistently beat the market you are doing better than the majority of fund managers.
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading January 3rd, 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
It is hard to say if I made more. I feel that my...

It is hard to say if I made more. I feel that my returns are about the same with a lot less stress and much more time to enjoy life.

Short term trading (Day trading stocks and e-minis) took up...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 31st, 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
Works for me. I'm looking for stocks that are...

Works for me. I'm looking for stocks that are going up. A nice smooth weekly chart from bottom left to top right points me in the right direction.

I'm also a follower of Darvas.

I'm a trader...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 30th, 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
It is to me. It is a method of market timing that...

It is to me. It is a method of market timing that kept me out of the 2008 downturn.That said all the examples are pre 88

Basically 4 market stages, How you determine when to get in or out is a...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 26th, 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
Stan Weinstein's book "Secrets for profiting in...

Stan Weinstein's book "Secrets for profiting in bull and bear markets" written in 1988 which I read after the 2001 tech wreck when I decided that buy and hold wasn't for me.
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 25th, 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
Long term positions are sold after they make a...

Long term positions are sold after they make a swing low below the 30 wk moving average then trade below that low.


Short term if they break the trend line drawn on the swing lows.
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 23rd, 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
I mean drawdown in the portfolio. If I have a...

I mean drawdown in the portfolio. If I have a position that has increased 50% I can let that position slide a bit without incurring a loss.

A stock making new highs is one of the triggers for a...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading December 14th, 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By deaddog
You are correct, I don't have a target. To over...

You are correct, I don't have a target.
To over simplify my strategy I buy stocks that are going up and don't sell until they stop going up.(Lower swing low)

To keep losses small I don't hold any...
Forum: Emini and Emicro Index Futures Trading November 12th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By deaddog
For Canada IB. There might be something else out...

For Canada IB. There might be something else out there but IB is adequate.

$10,000 minimum to open an account. You should probably have more so you can have a little drawdown room.

IB has a...
Forum: Traders Hideout October 24th, 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,795
Posted By deaddog
Define successfully?

Define successfully?
Forum: Traders Hideout October 2nd, 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By deaddog
Stop loss is poorly named, it doesn't stop a loss...

Stop loss is poorly named, it doesn't stop a loss it guarantees one. You get to pick how big a loss you want to take.

It would be better named a capital preservation exit, because that is what it...
Forum: Stocks and ETFs Trading September 24th, 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By deaddog
It is better to have an exit strategy in your...

It is better to have an exit strategy in your trading plan than letting your emotions rule your trading.
Forum: Psychology and Money Management September 14th, 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By deaddog
If you don't follow your plan exactly you will...

If you don't follow your plan exactly you will never know if the problem is with the plan or the trader.

You don't grade your trade by whether you win or lose.

If you follow your plan and lose...
Forum: Psychology and Money Management September 13th, 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By deaddog
My report card is very simple: Did You...

My report card is very simple:

Did You follow your plan? Yes or No

If you didn't then you fail.

Make note of why you didn't follow the plan and see if a pattern develops.
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