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A Quick Samurai Trading Update

For all those people who have emailed recently to see how my trading has been going, to ask a trading question or two, or just to ask for new posts on the blog - I appreciate the interest and all is well! The reason things have been quiet on…
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The Importance of Research and Testing for Trader Development

The impressions people get about traders and making full-time day trading a career can sometimes be a funny thing.  I'm often asked about what I do for a living and when I tell people that I  trade the financial markets for a few hours each…
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+15.75 Points – The Trading Week in Review – July 26th to 29th

After a brief hiatus I'm back with another Trading Week in Review for you guys!  For the most part I've been keeping up with the daily trading recap videos on our YouTube page but I realize it's been a few weeks since the last full weekly review…
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+17.25 Points – The Trading Week in Review – June 27th to July 1st

I'm a bit late in getting out this Week in Review but I still wanted to post it for those who regularly check the blog but who haven't been keeping up with the YouTube day trading results videos I've been making. Overall it was a very…
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+26.5 Points – The Trading Week in Review – June 20th to 24th

This week was a bit hit or miss in terms of daily opportunity, but were those hits ever great!  Wednesday and Friday both had some excellent swings with phenomenal results so it didn't bother me much that I didn't even try a trade on the…
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+19 Points – The Trading Week in Review – June 14th to 17th

Day trading Emini S&P 500 (ES) futures this week was quite the ride!  I'm certainly happy with the overall result because as a trader I know that 19 points in a week while only risk a max of 1.25 points per trade is nothing to scoff at.…
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+15.25 Points - The Trading Week in Review - June 7th to 10th

If there's a lesson for the week it's that trading discipline and following the plan are the most important factors to consistent profitability.  Sound familiar?  Pretty sure that's the lesson every week! I know I go on about that stuff…
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+17.75 Points - The Trading Week in Review

This week certainly didn't get off to a roaring start but in the end it turned out to be quite a good one overall and offered some excellent trading opportunities.  Coming off a long weekend there's often less market volume on Tuesday so…
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+17 Points - The Trading Week in Review

Those of you who follow Samurai Trading Academy on Facebook have probably already noticed but this week I've started to put out regular market recaps again to go over some of my trades.  It's pretty time-consuming putting together detailed…

Trader Psychology & Day Trader Education

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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…
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Building and Refining Your Trading Edge

It's simple - if you don't know what your trading edge is, then you probably don't have one.  If that's you, then you are basically a gambler because you're most likely allowing the market to hold the edge and are hoping you can beat the odds.…
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Why You DON'T Want to Be A Pattern Day Trader

One thing I get asked all the time is if futures day traders (like those at Samurai Trading Academy) are impacted by the Pattern Day Trader Rule that applies to those trading stocks or options.  The simple answer is no, because by their very…

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