Title: Important Education Video to help you trade our trade ideas - reposted from 2018

    Great video Matt!  Educational.  You

    Posted by steverobin on 8th of Jul 2020 at 09:14 am

    Great video Matt!  Educational.  You know what your clients need and you provide it!

    Good education - thanks Matt.

    Posted by z0ned on 8th of Jul 2020 at 07:47 am

    Good education - thanks Matt.   I use a variation of this whereby rather than have a fixed risk amount I use a percent of my portfolio size as my risk amount.   This way my risk amount stays appropriate for the size of my portfolio. - Matt.

    Thank you very much! Very

    Posted by lapri24 on 7th of Jul 2020 at 06:40 pm

    Thank you very much! Very helpful.

    Appreciate this basic review of

    Posted by RichieD on 7th of Jul 2020 at 05:10 pm

    Appreciate this basic review of lessons you've repeatedly stated over the years.  Easy to follow examples.

    here's that old post from

    Posted by matt on 7th of Jul 2020 at 03:21 pm

    here's that old post from 2018, I made it sticky again.  I will look to add that to the education section

    Thanks Matt.  The video and

    Posted by pmahoney on 12th of Mar 2018 at 02:02 pm

    Thanks Matt.  The video and methods really help.

    Thanks Matt.  Been a member

    Posted by rojoch on 12th of Mar 2018 at 01:27 pm

    Thanks Matt.  Been a member for just over a year and have only really traded your systems, not the individual trade ideas, because I didn't know where to put the stops so I could size the trade.  Having suggested stops added to the trade idea charts is a *huge* help!

    For the systems (Paint Dry, SPY Pro), how do we come up with an initial $risk/share so we can size our position and what are some strategies for moving those stops up over time?

    Thanks!

    .../john

    Isn't there a mistake in

    Posted by zwyss on 12th of Mar 2018 at 03:28 am

    Isn't there a mistake in the viedo? DRNA target should be 1 buck higher in my opinion.

    here's some examples using a

    Posted by matt on 11th of Mar 2018 at 05:36 pm

    here's some examples using a risk of 500 and 250.  Again whatever your risk tolerance is, or the amount that you feel comfortable losing on a trade, use that to calculate the 'PROPER' number of shares you should be buying based on the difference between your entry and initial stop

    Great video Matt.  For us

    Posted by cape_rover on 11th of Mar 2018 at 05:11 pm

    Great video Matt.  For us that don’t always have time to watch the whole news letter could just the spreadsheet get posted for new trade ideas - using the $500 risk example.  I don’t want to put you out if it is a hassle.   Just a suggestion if you think your membership would get value out of it.

    By the way thanks for

    Posted by cuqui69 on 11th of Mar 2018 at 02:39 pm

    By the way thanks for all the new information and trade ideas format with the target, triggers and stop levels. It will help your members a  lot. Thanks matt

    Do you have a limited

    Posted by cuqui69 on 11th of Mar 2018 at 02:35 pm

    Do you have a limited amount of stock to trade at any given time? For example is not the same that you risk 1% in 6 stocks for a maximum 6% risk than risk1% in 12 stocks for a maximun risk of 12%. Do you take that into consideration? 

    Thanks Matt - The target

    Posted by mkrmdz on 11th of Mar 2018 at 02:12 pm

    Thanks Matt - The target and stop information are great ideas.

    guys just for clarification, some

    Posted by matt on 11th of Mar 2018 at 02:23 pm

    guys just for clarification, some comments were sent to me via p.m. regarding the setups I showed, some didn't have a 1:3 risk reward ratio etc (however many of them did I just set very conservative targets and it wasn't about that anyway).  The video was not about cherry picking setups, it was about how to calculate your proper position size based on your personal risk tolerance from your initial stop and entry point for the trade setups so that you can be consistent, it wasn't about finding the perfect setups.  Again mistakes I've done in the past, we all have, placing too much capital into some positions losers, and not enough capital in other positions winners, when really for the most part we should try to be consistent for standard trade setups so that winners make up for losers and over time we make make money.

    Thanks Matt for displaying the

    Posted by indyjohn on 8th of Jul 2020 at 02:31 pm

    Thanks Matt for displaying the video. It really helps newbies like myself. Would appreciate the initial stop and entry points in the future. You and Steve are the best! Keep it up.

    yeah I mean I'll try

    Posted by matt on 8th of Jul 2020 at 02:39 pm

    yeah I mean I'll try to add that to some of the trade ideas, probably not all of them, it's actually a lot of work. Also you will need to convince Steve to do that which may be harder. 

    again obviously trades are not the same for everyone so it's just a guide for a general swing trade approach.  Quite simply I'll use the last higher low a stop, or just below a trendline, or a moving average like the 9 EMA or 20 SMA.  Or if there's a solid up candle I'll use 50% of that range. Also patterns like tight coils and falling wedge patterns, even flags will have tight stops on daily charts by their nature. However horizontal breakout plays have higher risk because many times those important support areas are far away and your stop has to be too wide, which is also why I suggest looking at 60 min charts and seeing if you can get a tighter entry and stop from that.  

    I may try to add some of those stop and target areas to specific patterns but not others like horizontal breakouts

    The video you provided is

    Posted by steverobin on 8th of Jul 2020 at 05:43 pm

    The video you provided is a good guide. Placing stops and targets depends on the trader and their plan. 

    that would be super great

    Posted by imelhoe on 8th of Jul 2020 at 02:54 pm

    that would be super great Matt, and would add a lot of benefit to us swing traders till we get the hang of it.  esp your coil patterns that i will be looking and learning to do!

    Important to Understand

    Posted by steve on 8th of Jul 2020 at 02:44 pm

    Stops and targets should be defined by each individual based upon their style - most importantly DEFINE YOUR STYLE and your answer will come as a result.  PRTS was one of my original fundamental plays when the stock was trading around a $1.00.  Position traders were greatly rewarded following the management change.  Too many traders bounce around from idea to idea without having any PLAN in place.  That's like a team going into a game without any practice or plan and simply winging it on game day - end result is most will ultimately fail with that approach. 

    Stops and targets will vary greatly depending upon YOUR APPROACH which should be enacted PRIOR to trading.   Novice traders want to start with targets without any plan in place and as a result most will simply rely upon others and never become proficient.  

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    We are TRADERS not FORECASTERS - focus on what's in front of you first and foremost.  Forecasters don't put money to work like traders.  They want to tell you what's going to happen and more often then not are wrong. 

    Again guys please watch the

    Posted by matt on 10th of Mar 2018 at 09:52 pm

    Again guys please watch the video, I really want all of you to become consistently profitable traders and be able to utilize our trade ideas to do that.  Some of you struggle with this and that's why I made the video.  Steve and I both want you to succeed!  

    Also going forward I plan to add initial stop suggestions and targets to most of my trade ideas so that you can utilize the formula I discussed in my video in order to set your PROPER position size, and defined risk that is based on YOUR personal risk tolerance (which I discuss in the video).  If you guys do this, you will become profitable traders over time.  Here's a few new ideas where I have added stops and targets so that you can calculate your proper trade size based on your personal risk tolerance.  I would also like to ask Steve to add these to his watchlist trade ideas when possible.  It takes us longer to do that but in the end it's worth it because we want you to succeed and I think this will help.  Also realize that not every trade idea will have stops and targets listed because there are times when the setup is trickier and needs to be played by ear, however I will do so when I can.

    Thanks Matt appreciate the video.

    Posted by morton7 on 11th of Mar 2018 at 09:13 am

    Thanks Matt appreciate the video. I like the idea of going forward having the targets and stops on the charts for easy reference. I know I need to get more mechanical with my trades for sure.

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