The Glorious Pains of Growth

[originally published March 7, 2018 on medium] Announcing the newly Re-Imagined TI University Check out the doubling of subscribers in just the last quarter! Hockey stick subscriber growth at Trade Ideas, LLC has forced us to re-imagine the way we administer customer training. As with any SAAS product, there is a learning curve when it comes to new software […]

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KEYCORP $KEY to be added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

For the second time in a week, we’ll be adding a bank stock to the HOLLY Hot List portfolio. The banking sector was a leading sector before February started and has rebounded nicely since the brief volatility scare during the first week of February. Joining Fifth Third Bank, KEY has caught HOLLY’s attention. KEYCORP has […]

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Newest Trade Ideas Features Available in Beta

[originally published February 26, 2018 on medium] One of the refreshing and exhilarating observations since I joined Trade Ideas LLC this past summer is the relentless pace of product improvements. On a nearly weekly basis, our Dev team is pushing out new features, improvements, or back end efficiencies to improve performance. Trade Ideas is truly […]

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The Hardest Trades to Hold

[originally published on medium] Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ‘em. My friend and five-decades-long trading legend Peter Brandt (@peterlbrandt) has mentioned numerous times in various blog posts and interviews that over his entire career the hardest trades to hold are never the losers. Losers get cut out of the portfolio quickly and unemotionally. […]

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Positioning for Tremendous Upside Opportunity

[originally published on medium] I’ve been reviewing my journal entries so far this year since I made a strategic decision to shift my options trading in 2018 from short premium & short volatility to long premium & long gamma, and I thought this recent journal entry from January 9th delving into my thought process might be instructional to others […]

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Van Tharp asks about Artificial Intelligence in Trading

[originally published on medium] I’m a huge fan of Van Tharp and his books. I’ve read all (most?) of them. I also subscribe to his email newsletter. In a recent newsletter, Mr. Tharp revealed a small investment he made in $AIEQ, an ETF recently launched which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make trades. Van clearly recognizes the […]

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I’m a Side Hustle Bull

[originally published on medium]  Last night was another great night for the Colorado Traders meetup group that I run. Our gathering in Denver had over 20 traders from all walks of the trader spectrum. And even more impressive, we had several brand new faces. (If you’re in Colorado, join us!) And one of the questions I’m […]

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