Mid-Year Stock Market Checkup

We are in the second half of 2017 – right at the halfway mark.  It’s time for your 6 month checkup! You should treat your financial goals and your stock trading goals like you do your health. It’s a good idea to stop what you’re doing and see if you are on the right track.…

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Lessons from a $30,000 Loss and a Speeding Ticket

In this episode, I want to break down a recent $30,000 loss I took. Yes… you read that right: a $30,000 loss. I am going to break down the story behind it, the blessings that have come from it, and an important message to you that you can learn from it.  You can also listen…

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You are the Horse in the Stock Market Race

You are the horse in the race – how? I am blessed to be able to speak with some amazing people about the stock market. I welcome questions and messages about trading from people. In this episode, I want to address a common thread and mindset I see in these conversations that I believe can help…

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What Riding in an Airplane Taught Me About the Stock Market

I was riding in an airplane on a flight to Orlando when I looked out the window and noticed how beautiful the clouds and the sky were. I looked at the sun and how it bounced off the clouds thinking, “I’d never seen this view before.” I mean I’ve seen it but I’ve never paid attention…

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How to Plan and Set Your Stock Trading Goals

It’s a new year and that means new goals and kicking it off right in the stock market. Let’s talk about how to map out your stock trading year, which includes looking back on previous trades, setting goals, answering some questions, strategizing, and getting education.  I believe in order to get where you are going this…

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How Put Options Work

What Are Options – Part II In the previous post, we discussed the first of the two type of options: call options.  In this post, we are going to break down what put options are and how they work. Now to recap an option, in it’s simplest form, is a contract to buy or sell…

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How Call Options Work

What are stock options? There are two types of options: a call and a put. But before we go into the specifics of each, let’s take a moment and just discuss the term “options”. An option in it’s simplest form is a contract to buy or sell a specific stock at a specific price for…

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The Keys to Speeding Up Your Stock Trading Progress to Reach Success

“How long does it take to become a full time trader? When can I start making money from my trades?” are questions I get often, and it makes complete sense that you would want to start making a profit as soon as possible. There are four things you can do to speed up your stock…

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Investing VS Stock Trading: Why Both Are Important

When you have an investment goal, you need to have a plan to attain it. What is the difference between investing and stock trading? What about the difference from investing and having an investment goal? Goal Let’s break it down. For example, what if your ultimate goal was to get $1 million in order to…

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An Investment Game Plan For Any Market Condition

We all know that the market moves around: it could be up, down, sideways, bullish, bearish, and so on. All investors need a game plan, and trading is just one piece of it.  Investing and trading are two separate things. For example, you may want to buy a famous franchise restaurant some day. That is an…

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