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(Video) True Stories: Achieving Trader Consistency By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Last month, we were introduced to 12 Key Success Factors (KSFs), determined by Gabriel, after 15 years of coaching traders at every level. Today, we hear from five such traders for whom these factors have been crucial in reaching trading consistency. In these video interviews, we’ll hear which KSFs were most important to each individual

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Why Market Pullbacks Feel Worse Than Rallies Feel Good By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

A long-time friend and I were discussing the bottom line of the famous Daniel Kahneman Noble Prize-winning conclusion (that he made along with his friend Amos Tversky). I’m paraphrasing here, but we (humans) hate losing more than we like winning. That’s a bit broad, but the essence of Prospect Theory is that investors feel a

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Video: Applying Discretion When Reading Trading Charts By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Patterns and charts tell a story. And the better the story it tells, the better the trade quality. In this video, Gabriel nicely shows how he reads the charts and how a rule-based discretionary trader can apply discretion when reading trading charts. By evaluating positives and negatives of a trade, a discretionary decision can be

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Market Mania: Sorting the Historical From the Hysterical (Again) By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

\ Almost exactly 12 years ago to the day, I wrote in this same space that the market was dropping precipitously due to a downgrade. Except that time, in early August of 2011, it was the Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings that downgraded U.S. credit. Interestingly, the context for the two downgrades was both very

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Two Charts for Today’s Market Plus the Passing of a Legend By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Almost exactly 15 years ago to the day, I wrote my worst article for the Van Tharp Institute. In an attempt to minimize any additional stressors to my writing psyche, I’ll not go into the details of why the article was (ahem) less than my best. Or about the emails I received that called into

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Video: Monthly Futures Trend Scan June 2023 By, Gabriel Grammatidis

The Markets are moving! Is this phase 2 of the Commodity Super Cycle? Our Monthly Futures Trend Scan nicely shows how markets are lining up for another explosive leg higher within this early stage Commodity Super Cycle. US Equities have shown good follow-through coming out of several higher timeframe Gecko S1 patterns. There are actually

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