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My Decision to Become a Day Trader

For me, day trading has always been about one thing - freedom. I wanted to have the freedom to be able to work when I chose, without employees or a boss, from anywhere in the world. Having that kind of lifestyle flexibility is something that almost everyone says they want, but few have taken even the smallest initial steps towards that goal.

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Emini S&P 500 Futures Brings Out The Bulls and Bears (Michael Probst/AP)

The Emini Day Trading Series

In this four part series from Samurai Trading Academy we explore a number of topics that are critical to the aspiring day trader.

These include an introduction to the futures market and the Emini S&P 500, the advantages of Emini trading, and how money is made as a day trader.

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The Path to Becoming a Full Time Trader

Becoming a full time trader requires a plan for development, a clear focus on your goals, and the determination to push through your trading plateaus.

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Becoming an STA Samurai: A Student’s First Five Weeks

TH - The Samurai Trader

I’ve been mostly focusing on Student Updates with the Samurai Trading Academy blog recently but I think this will be one of the last of those posts for a while.  I guess I better make it a good one!  They take a while to put together and I think the point has been made as we’ve seen some fantastic results …

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Student Results – Volatility, Profitability, and Belgian Beer

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As another week comes to a close in the markets I thought I would fire off a quick update.  I’ve been receiving a lot of email lately asking for student updates and more articles and I’m happy to oblige.  I’m still waiting on some recent student charts as we just wrapped up the current trading week so the updates below show a …

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Student Results – Off to a Running Start

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It’s been a while since I last made a post with some Student Updates but now seemed as good a time as any.  The last year has been a whirlwind of activity for myself and for the group of traders within Samurai Trading Academy, to the point that it’s been difficult to maintain a consistent update schedule on the public …

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Trading Expectancy: The Power of an Edge

Trading Expectancy Power of Edge

When you first started to trade, how did you judge your results?  If you’re like most novice traders you likely had little understanding of the concept of trading expectancy, so you focused almost entirely on your win rate in the early days.  You were probably trying to win 80 or even 90 percent of the time and it was a …

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October 16th Day Trading Recap: +10 Points – Wild Moves and Managing Risk

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So it finally seems to be settled.  The long awaited resolution to government shut-down and the debt ceiling is at hand and… nothing of note was accomplished.  Well, except for maybe a serious hit to US prestige. It’s been a somewhat vexing time for traders lately because the uncertainty has forced us to be a bit more conservative than usual. …

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