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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. That kind of lifestyle flexibility is something that almost everyone says they want but few have even tried taking the 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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Day Trading Lessons: Strike While The Iron is Hot

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When it comes to maximizing trader performance one thing I’ve always believed is how important it is to take full advantage of a trading day when the market is moving well and providing high quality opportunities to trade.  This seems obvious enough but in my experience I’ve found many novice traders have limiting beliefs and actions that hold them back and at least …

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A Thank-You to the STA Students for 2014

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What a wild ride the last year has been!  Seeing the market rise to all-time high after all-time high with some massive volatility in between, living in a number of different cities and countries for months at a time, helping numerous STA traders achieve consistent profitability and seeing some transition into becoming full-time traders themselves… it’s certainly been an exciting …

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

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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


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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