Settling In

I spent this last week settling in after a couple of what I would describe as "off weeks".  Honestly it felt great to get back to making money and just getting back in the swing of things.  I felt really comfortable trading and navigating this crazy market.  Probably, the biggest accomplishment of … Read more about Settling In

Not Feeling It

I'm going to start right in tonight and say that I'm just not feeling it lately.  In the last couple of weeks I haven't been as engaged as I need to be to get to $1 million.  I've been telling you that I was going be straight up and that is exactly what has happened.  There have been obstacles that … Read more about Not Feeling It

Define Wrong

I'm going to start right off and tell you that everything I did this week went wrong.  Honestly, it was the worst week yet.  You already know I'm going to be real and put myself out there.  I'm not going to go into exhaustive detail of what went wrong.  But what I do want to discuss is how to define … Read more about Define Wrong

Mini Streak

I'll start right off this week by saying I have a mini streak going.  It's really exciting to have back-to-back positive weeks considering where I've been since February.  It may not seem like much, but I'll take it.  The best thing about this week wasn't that I made a ton of money, but the way I … Read more about Mini Streak

Memorial Day

I hope you have all had an amazing Memorial Day Weekend.  While it was good to enjoy a little extra time off physically, my mind never takes a day off.  Honestly, I couldn't wait to get back to my laptop to write my post and start planning for the week ahead.  If you follow me on Twitter you already … Read more about Memorial Day

Mid-Week Report (Week 23)

As promised in my last post, here is the mid-week report.  You'll be happy to read that so far I'm ahead this week.  Really it's the first week that I've been ahead in, well 6 weeks.  So let's get right to how it played out: Monday - Market opened up and settled into a nice up day.  Naturally, … Read more about Mid-Week Report (Week 23)

Time Off

So I have to be honest.  I took some time off from trading in the last 2 weeks.  A week and a half a go Mrs. IM and I celebrated our anniversary and took a quick trip to New York.  It was as relaxing as New York can be, but the escape was much needed.  Then I got back to some other obligations that … Read more about Time Off

Emotional Control

How do you exercise emotional control?  Especially when things aren't going well.  I ask because my losing streak is up to 4 weeks.  And if that's not enough I'm up to 2 straight losing months.  Honestly, it was one of those weeks where everything I did ended up being wrong.  Up to this point I've … Read more about Emotional Control

Earnings Season

Earnings season is my favorite time of the year to trade and thankfully it comes 4 times a year.  Since we're in the middle of it right now I thought I'd write about the approach I take.  If you remember from the IM Strategy, a big part of my goal is to capitalize on market corrections.  Those … Read more about Earnings Season

Paying Tuition

I'm going to start right off and tell you that I lost about $300 last week, which I'm going to call paying tuition to the market.  And to be honest with you I'm good with it.  Because the lessons learned this week will more than pay off the $300 loss.  If you've been following me on social media you … Read more about Paying Tuition

Actively Uneventful

The only way I can think of to describe last week is, "Actively uneventful."  There was a good amount of activity, but no big trades.  Really, no big mistakes.  Unless you count a series of small mistakes as a big one.  But the good thing for you reading, is that you can be entertained by reading my … Read more about Actively Uneventful

Opportunity

Are you finding every opportunity available to you?  Is an opportunity available to you that you are not seeing?  Are you creating opportunities where there may not seem to be one?  Could circumstances be blurring your vision?  Are you at the mercy of market conditions?  Whatever market you may be … Read more about Opportunity