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GameStop & The Day Trader Takeover

By AT | January 31, 2021

Day Traders have officially taken over GameStop and are causing a serious disruption in the investing world. For several years, day traders have been publicly looked down upon by TV personalities and others in the industry.  As a day trader, we know the game is rigged.  As I’ve mentioned in other blog posts, winning a…

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Day Trading & Dave Portnoy – Good or Bad?

By AT | May 20, 2020

Is Barstool Sports Founder, Dave Portnoy, good for the day trading world?  If you have used the internet, Dave Portnoy or Barstool Sports should ring a bell. Portnoy created the social media giant from the ground up, which is undeniably a difficult task. Portnoy, an avid sports gambler, took to the stock market to fill…

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The Stock Market Is Merely A Game

By AT | May 17, 2020

The stock market is merely a game. Think of the stock market like baseball, but the pitcher is in the MLB, & your .200 high school batting average is up to bat. Without the appropriate knowledge, preparation & practice you are expected to lose. In the stock market, there is no minor league, high school…

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Why Beginners Are Afraid To Start Trading

By AT | April 5, 2020

Why are beginners afraid to start trading?  Generally, it’s because of the amount of capital they believe is required to trade, or they are afraid to lose.  While these are legitimate concerns, they can be moderated and controlled. 1. ) Amount Of Capital Required To Trade: Lets start with the first issue.  There is a…

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Implied Volatility In The Stock Market

By AT | March 21, 2020

These wild weeks have caused implied volatility to increase in the stock market.  As you have probably seen, we were initially able to capitalize on these swings.  However, as the volatility continued the options prices soared. Why Did Options Prices Increase? There are several factors which account for the pricing of options, but implied volatility…

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Bearish Territory & The Stock Market

By AT | March 11, 2020

My last blog post was written on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.  In that particular post, I discussed how to profit from a bear market.  As of today, the stock market has officially entered bearish territory.  Please see the picture, below (click to enlarge).  The blue arrow indicates the morning after my blog post.    …

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Bear Market Or Bull Market? How To Profit From Both

By AT | February 23, 2020

Being able to recognize the change of price action and profiting from the downside (Bear Market), is equally important as making money on the upside (Bull Market). The current bull market began in March of 2009, and has since been the longest bull market in history.  Therefore, many young traders have yet to see a bear…

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Pattern Day Trader Fact or Fiction: Is $25K Required?

By AT | February 6, 2020

You DO NOT need $25,000 to Day Trade! Pattern Day Trader Rule: Due to the fact many beginner traders are afraid of the Pattern Day Trader Rule, let’s make sure we fully understand it.  By definition, a pattern day trader is a designation for traders or investors who execute four or more day trades (open…

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Who Are Day Traders? Day Trading For Beginners

By AT | January 19, 2020

Day Traders are individuals who spend short amounts of time, while achieving a full days pay.  Any way you slice it, everyone is a trader.  Whether you trade your time for a paycheck, or risk for reward, finding the most efficient ways to trade is the key to obtaining financial freedom. After College:   After graduating…

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Day Trading For Beginners

By AT | January 14, 2020

Day trading, for beginners, can be an intimidating process.  The stock market can be a scary place for new traders, and as a profession, day trading is often surrounded by negativity.  This negativity, generally, comes from individuals who do not understand the market and how it works. A few comments you might hear, are the…

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