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7 Tips to Being a Better Stock Trader (and More Successful)

November 13th, 2013

I want to share 7 key tips on how to trade better and how to take your trading to the next level to make you think a little differently.

Have an Open Mind

Have an open mind when you're trading. There isn't just one way to make money in the stock market. Many people think you just buy low and sell high. This is the technical mentality, but that's the speculative version of trading. Understand there's more than that. You can sell things short (meaning you sell high and buy it back low), but of course this is a more intermediate concept…

There's also forex, commodities, and options. With options you can trade so many ways: option spreads from iron condors, to butterflies, to calendar spreads which are some of the things I like to do with my own retirement account.

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How to Trade the Twitter IPO (TWTR) : Trade Stocks Right

November 8th, 2013

Twitter IPO release

If you haven’t already heard, the Twitter IPO (TWTR) was released today. Unfortunately, it is a little harder to get in, unless you’re willing to pay a premium. I say “premium” because everyone is looking to dump their shares on to you.

Individual traders, young and old, get sucked into these initial public offerings (IPOs) because of all the hype. I want you to think like a professional trader and think like the company: the initial investors are mostly looking to dump the shares they bought to people like you. The initial investors are looking to capitalize on what they have invested over the past few years.

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Should You Have a Stock Trading Coach or Mentor?

November 5th, 2013

Is a training mentor necessary for success?

The short answer?  It’s up to you. Working with a mentor/coach can help push you to the next level.  Your mentor will know where you need to go next to continue on your road to success. When you’re a beginner trader, it can be hard to tell what the next step is.

Having a mentor can help you overcome any plateaus you encounter in your learning process. A mentor can help you learn more quickly since they have the experience to guide you through new concepts.

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Should You Work as a Stock Broker Before You Become an Independent Trader

October 29th, 2013

Independent trader vs. stock broker

I received a client question recently asking if they should become a broker first and then become an independent trader.  Their goal was to one day become a successful independent trader.

Typically, when you’re a stock broker, you’re more of a salesperson. You’re the one answering the phone and executing trades for others. Just because you’re executing a trade someone has asked you to place, doesn’t mean you understand why they are placing that trade now or any of the other thought processes going into that order.

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3 Parts to a Stock Traders Portfolio

October 24th, 2013

There are 3 parts to a stock trader’s portfolio that we will take a look at today.  These three types of trades will help you to have a well-balanced portfolio.

Speculative Trades

  • Short-term
  • Can be for day trading (you can hold it for 5 minutes or all day)
  • Can be for swing trading (you can hold it for multiple days)
  • Directional in nature (going up or down)
  • Easiest to understand; hardest to get right

In speculative trades, I personally recommend swing trading – there is only so much you can accomplish in a six-hour day. These speculative trades are the hardest because if the stock doesn't go in the direction you hope, you’re in bad shape.

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Trading Earnings on Stocks – By the Charts

October 24th, 2013

Hey it’s Sasha Evdakov and thanks for joining me. In this video we're going to discuss trading earnings and we're going to go chart by char. So this is October 23rd and in here when I want to discuss is talking about earnings.

Now if you haven't had a chance to watch my video regarding earnings go ahead and check it out in the channel and it's just when I made with my face explaining about earnings, and I'll give you a little bit of inside but again to recap, earnings is when the news reports come out for the stock and it usually happens four times a year January, April, July and October.

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How to Trade a Stocks Earning Report!

October 22nd, 2013

What are earnings?

Earnings occur when a company releases its quarterly news, such as its profit margins or profit targets, to the general public.  This new buzz and excitement attracts new investors to come in because it shows how well the company is doing.

You can find earnings information on many different websites – they are public records.

Why are so many people attracted to playing during earnings?

If the company did very well, it could jump quite a bit due to the earnings news and you can make a few thousand dollars very quickly.

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Which Online Stock Broker Should You Use?

October 15th, 2013

Who should I pick?

I get this question a lot – people are always trying to figure out what broker I use or what broker they should use.  When you’re first learning how to trade, it really doesn’t matter what broker you use. Get something that has good technical data, good news feed, good execution time and good tools available for your use.

When you’re a beginner trader, it will take you some time to evolve your skills and see what kind of trading you really want to focus on. If you end up trading only stocks, there are hundreds of brokers…if you’re trading stocks AND options, there are a lot fewer choices.

Beginners, I recommend you start out with a big standard brokerage company, like a Scott Trade, E-trade, Ameritrade, etc. Get it and immerse yourself so you can develop your skills.

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I'm Sasha, an educational entrepreneur and a stock trader. In addition to running my own online businesses, I also enjoy trading stocks and helping the individual investor understand the stock market. Let me share with you some techniques & concepts that I used over the last 10+ years to give you that edge in the market. Learn More

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