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Our Mission is to provide insight into trade-able setups with a high probability of 


multiple candle moves in the desired direction.  We don't teach scalping for quick in and out trades.  Our goal in every entry is to remain in the trade for 3 to 8 bars on average.  We teach and scan for our setups on 10 and 15 minute time frame charts.  To put it simply, if you can achieve a multi bar move, would you not prefer that to be on 15 minute bars rather than 2 minute bars.

As day traders we are in a continuous motion of seeking the next trade. As we scan, view charts, and try to break down and derive some interpretation from what we are seeing on multiple charts of various symbols, we as day traders have placed a daunting task upon ourselves.

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So the best thing we can do for ourselves is to decrease the amount of decisions we face as we plan every entry into a trade.


Legendary trader Linda Raschke discusses a few steps that you can take to become a better trader.  ** Please see our link at the bottom Training and Education - Recommended Study Videos

Ms Raschke says, "First off during the trading day the number one rule you have to keep in mind is the less amount of decisions that you can make during the trading day ... the more things that you have thought out before that day opens the better off you are."


Best Trading Practices

#1 If you  have not day traded successfully before Paper Trading is the most NOT followed advice out there.  Please don't join the crowd of 90% of day traders that fail.  You need to paper trade to develop your skills of trade entry, managed stops, and most of all discipline.  You must trade a normal trade size as if it were your real hard earned cash.  Until you can paper trade day in and day out for a profit you don't need to trade a live account.  That is the very best advice I have for you.

Planned Share Size Trades - Keep the size the same every time, we do not know which trades are going to be the winners and which are going to be the losers.  Don't dig yourself a hole to have to dig out of the rest of the day.  It only puts more stress on your decisions which lead to more bad decisions.

Conformity leads to consistency.  By keeping an even trade size you can achieve some type of consistency in your trading results.

Predetermine your Exits and Stops -  Set a target based on levels like the test of yesterday Close, today's Open, or an old high which can be set as fixed target.

We are going to try our best to enter a trade at what looks to be the beginning of short term trend and adjust our stops as we proceed in our trade.  The closer we get to our target the tighter we make our stops.

Always have a planned stop prior to placing a trade. Always HONOR YOUR STOP.  NEVER add to a losing position, if you think its that bad you did not honor your stop or you traded over your predetermined trade size.  Just Get Out!!!

Plan your exits on the same time frame you evaluated your trade setup on.  You may actually enter on a 5m candlestick but your setup was on a 10 Minute chart, then let the 10m chart be your guide for your need to exit.

We try to enter on 10 minute and 15 minute time frame setups.  The shorter the time frame you are basing your trading on (2m, 3m, 5m charts) the more you are trading in market noise.

Please take the time to watch this 5 Minute Video.  You could actually watch it every day.  CLICK HERE every morning.

Linda Raschke: Stick to the Plan and Become a Better Trader