Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All Done For 2011

Officially all done for 2011 as of today. Volume has dropped off a cliff this week and see no point on being out there risking capital and risk making silly mistakes with only 2 days left in 2011. Saving my energy and focus for January 2012!!

We had 9 profitable months and 3 losing months. Overall i am pleased with the performance but like every other trader i know, there is ALWAYS room for improvement.

I decided to take a very conservative approach starting in early June once we started seeing an "alarming" number of failed breakouts and just prior to index charts rolling over hard. This helped many AOT members stay out of trouble during the July/August crash. One of the key strategies i was "forced" to adopt was to eliminate swing trading almost completely for a while. This was done out of necessity pretty much since most of the news was coming overnight out of Europe while US markets were closed. In hindsight this was a really sound decision when looking at what had transpired and seeing how the Euro zone crisis had escalated to levels i couldn't have imagined previously.

Some recent feedback from ART OF TRADING members:

"Your service has been invaluable to me (my portfolio is up 25% this year thanks to you and everything I learned in the chat room). I will not unsubscribe, ever! :)

Claire (ART OF TRADING member for 9 months)"

"What a great day! Today I traded DMND, AAPL, and WNR all for profits.

I lost a lot of my account value in this summer's crash. That was when I decided to try trading instead of traditional investing. Thanks to you and the chat room I have recouped all my losses and am green :)
Thank You!

Soozie" (ART OF TRADING member for 4 months)

"Best Trading room!

I'm fairly new to trading with just over 1 year of experience. Tried a few chat rooms around before I landed on Art of Trading. I can easily say this is the best trading room with the smartest bunch of guys - focus on high quality trades, good risk management and great sense of market direction. I've benefited immensely from their experience and have definitely improved my risk/reward with my trades.

LongCandles" (ART OF TRADING member for 3 months)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An ART OF TRADING Member Books A 200% Gain In AMZN Puts

Got this email today from Ganesh(Gan333) who has been a member here at the ART OF TRADING for over 2 years. Earlier in the morning, i mentioned AMZN as a good short. Ganesh took the trade via PUT options and scored an amazing 200% gain in about 3 hours!

"Great call on AMZN short entry in the chat room, is attached that trade that says it all.

Of all the things I have bought and sold in the last 3 years in the market, this service is the best buy and hold investment.........and on a recurring basis too!
And I've tried quite a bunch of services.....but your personal take and mentorship on a realtime basis on the market is what makes this special.
My trading style has definitely benefited from your advise to buy and more importantly NOT buy.......

'Fuinha' and 'LongCandles' from the chat room make many great calls too!"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Setups To Watch

"Hey stew

I played the GLD short setup this morning by buying jan 145 put options and im up 70%! thanks for the setup! should i hold or sell some, wow never thought i would see gold slice tru the 200 day like that, is this the start of something bigger?"

Pascal (New ART OF TRADING member still on free trial!)


I just talked to Paypal and my account should be good to go. Please reactivate my subscription. Your service has been invaluable to me (my portfolio is up 25% this year thanks to you and everything I learned in the chat room) so I will not unsubscribe, ever! :)

Claire (ART OF TRADING member for 9 months)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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