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 the website and there haven't been new video recaps lately is because I've been putting a lot of time into research and development work in recent months. I actually made a recent post about the importance of research and continual learning for traders and I've been practising what I preach!
Typically I save this kind of work for the periods where the market is often a bit slower like the summer months of July and August when volumes are lower, but this year I've kept pushing on due to having accumulated a long list of trading ideas and topics I wanted to dig into further. I've also had a few veteran Samurai Traders who shared some of their research with me as well so I've been doing some collaborative work there too.
A Bit of Everything
It all just comes down to having a passion for being a trader in all its forms whether it's the act of trading on my own, working with others to improve their skills and consistency, or learning new techniques that improve my overall trading knowledge.
In the big picture not much has changed as I'm still doing all of these things and I've continued working with students within the STA Training Program on a regular schedule but I have shifted my balance of time a bit in recent months. Typically within any three month window I'm working with only two or three students who I select for the program but because of my research efforts in the past few months I've actually only worked with a single trader since the start of the year!
So if you are one of the many people who have been in touch and I told you that I wasn't looking to take on a new student in the near future it's really just a matter of not wanting to spread myself too thin to make sure I can give each student the time and effort they need to successfully develop their consistency and profitability.
Things are shifting in the months ahead however as research efforts are winding down a bit. At this stage there's just handful of things which are mostly being forward tested for possible future integration into the Samurai Trading day trading system so there's lots of time to spare. This means I'll be taking on a new student or two as we head into what should be an excellent spring season of trading and I'm definitely looking forward to it!
Along with my trading and teaching efforts, in the weeks ahead I'm hoping to share some more thoughts on research and development through the blog. I've also got an article coming up that has been requested by multiple people which shares some of my insights from my early days as a trader and what helped me break through my sticking points on the way to consistent profitability.
Thanks again to all of those who have been in touch and please feel free to let me know if you have any trading topics you would like to see covered on the blog or even just some general trading questions you want to ask me directly. I'm always happy to connect and share with those who have the same passion for this business that I do. Good trading to all of you!