How Long Does it Take to Become a Successful Stock Trader

January 7th, 2014

I get the question, "how long does it take to become a profitable trader?" all the time and the answer is: it depends on you!

It comes down how you define success. For someone people, an extra $100 in addition to their income is success. For others, success is having a $5k month in trading. It all depends on what YOU want for your future.

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How to Learn to Trade Stocks While in College

December 31st, 2013

It’s Sasha Evdakov founder of Rise2Learn and in this video segment I want to share with you how you can learn to trade if you are in college and the process and the sequence that you should go through if you are still in school or studying.

I love this topic because I'm so passionate about young investors in college student and I think it's a very important and healthy topic for people to get into investing early on in their careers so the main dilemma is what's the step or what's the process to go through if you are in college with a limited bank account and you still want to learn to trade or invest in the future on your own.

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3 Obstacles Stock Traders Have in the Beginning

December 17th, 2013

Obstacles are part of life

It’s important to have obstacles and challenges when you’re learning something new. Hockey and soccer wouldn’t be interesting games unless the players had challenges to overcome.

You’re going to fall down, maybe even scrape your knee when you’re learning a new sport. The same is true when learning something new, like trading stocks. You’ll fall down and have some failures before you’re able to be successful.

Obstacles will come your way. If you can recognize or foresee what struggles you might have in the future, you may be able to push further past those obstacles.

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How Long Should You Spend on Analyzing a Stock Chart

December 10th, 2013

Here's a question for you: How long does it take for you to purchase a vehicle?

Let's say I am buying your favorite ice cream – something that doesn't cost more than $5. Chances are, you take more time deciding to purchase a vehicle (compared to the ice cream), because it costs so much more.

You also don't understand the purchase as much. It isn't a ‘repeatable' purchase, because the car is new – new technology, new gimmicks, etc.

On the flip side, purchasing ice cream for less than $5 is a short process because it is something you're familiar with. It's a 'consumable' good that you are just looking to restock. The whole decision process could take you less than 10 seconds.

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6 Major Risks in the Stock Market for Traders!

December 3rd, 2013

There are risks to everything you do. For example, where you choose to live...

If you choose to live in Florida, you may be taking the risk of getting your house blown down by a hurricane. On the flip side, if you choose to live in California, you may have earthquake risks.

However, that doesn't stop 38 million people from living there! The point is: there are risks to everything you do – whether it be choosing where to live or trading in the stock market.

Trade Risk

A trade risk is what you put on the trade. For example, if you put $1000 on a trade, that is your trade risk.

Market Risk

The market risk is different from the trade risk. The market risk describes what can happen to the market.

For example, a war may break out in Greece or Spain. Or there may be a catastrophic event that affects the debt ceiling. Something that happens to the global economy, your current country, etc. all represents the market risk...

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Why 90% of Traders Fail or Lose Money

November 26th, 2013

Hey! Its Sasha Evdakov founder of Rise2Learn and in this video episode I want to talk to you about the famous phrase of Why 90 Percent of Stock Traders Lose Money.

There are a few different reasons why this statement came about. One of the reasons is that people think very directional or they focus very much on what they think and they stick to it they won’t change their mind, they won't go up out of their comfort zone.

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Learn to Trade Stocks Faster With Mentoring + Other Ways

November 19th, 2013

What can I do?

If you’re new to trading on the market, it’s easy to hit a plateau in your learning. I recommend finding a mentor – someone you can relate to that has more experience in trading than you do. Find someone that has a trading style and philosophy that is similar to the kind you want for yourself – then hone in on that person and learn to emulate them.

Finding a trading mentor can be challenging since there are so many different styles and types of trading. A good mentor will help you condense your learning process – they can spot your plateaus and misconceptions and help you correct your path.

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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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