How Working in a Restaurant Molded Me as a Trader

I went to college, got a BS and MS in engineering from two top schools. But I spent most of my 20’s bartending and waiting tables, and it was during this time I started trading. Since we are somewhat a function of our circumstances, working in the restaurant industry molded me. In fact I may operate differently had I had an engineering job.

The nature of a restaurant job is: sometimes you work lunch, sometimes you work dinner, sometimes you work both and sometimes you work neither.

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VIDEO: State of the Market (Apr 22)

by admin on April 22, 2019
in Videos

In this video I do an update of my State of the Market series. The Dow, S&P and Nas are near their highs. Where are the mid caps and small caps? Do the breadth indicators support the market? Let’s see.

VIDEO: State of the Market

VIDEO: Strong Stocks That Don’t Work the First Time

by admin on April 17, 2019
in Videos

In this video I talk about great looking charts that fail on an attempt to move up.

VIDEO: Strong Stocks That Don’t Work the First Time

VIDEO Book Review: How I Made $2M in the Stock Market

by admin on April 16, 2019
in Videos

In this video I do a book review of How I Made $2M in the Stock Market, by Nicolas Darvas.

VIDEO Book Review: How I Made $2M in the Stock Market

VIDEO: Don’t Shy Away From Expensive Stocks

by admin on April 11, 2019
in Videos

The tendency is to shy away from expensive stocks because the percentage moves are smaller. In this video I argue expensive stocks are fertile ground for good trades.

VIDEO: Don’t Shy Away From Expensive Stocks

Leavitt Brothers’ Trading Ideas

Trading has gotten much better the last two weeks. Here was the LeavittBrothers.com trading list as of Friday’s close.

Subscribe to Leavitt Brothers research.

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VIDEO: How to Trade When You Miss the First Move

by admin on April 3, 2019
in Videos

You love a stock, but then it gaps up. Or you don’t notice the stock until it after it breaks out. What do you do? In this video I discuss how to handle a stock when you miss the first move.

VIDEO: How to Trade When You Miss the First Move

My Worst Trade

by admin on April 2, 2019
in Essays/Reports/Articles

“The game taught me the game.” Jesse Livermore said it 100 years ago, and it remains true today. Any trader who has done well and survived for a long time has a long list of stories involving bad trades, improper operations, terrible discipline and horrible luck. But those situations provide the stepping stones to success. Each unfortunate event, whether within or outside the trader’s control, provided a valuable lesson that, if listened to and heeded, paved the way for a successful career.

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Before the Open (Mar 29)

by admin on March 29, 2019
in Before the Open

Good morning. Happy Friday.

The Asian/Pacific markets closed mostly up. China did great. Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the Philippines also did well. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently mostly up. France, Turkey, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium are leading. Finland and Israel are down. Futures in the States point towards a moderate gap up open for the cash market.

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Before the Open (Mar 28)

by admin on March 28, 2019
in Before the Open

Good morning. Happy Thursday.

The Asian/Pacific markets closed mixed. India, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia did well; Japan, China and South Korea were weak. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently little changed. Denmark, Turkey, Switzerland and Portugal are up; Spain, Italy and Israel are down. Futures in the States point towards a slight down open for the cash market.

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