Just because markets are closed doesn't mean that you can't make progress in your trading. And while you should absolutely take some time this weekend to unwind and get away from markets, you should also take time to work on those things you can — all so that you will be a better trader on Monday.
Here are three resources that you can go through in less than an hour. If you do that, we promise you'll be in a better place when markets reopen.
1. Find a Theme & Leverage It
This interview between Futures Radio's Anthony Crudele and Adam Johnson of Bullseye Brief is packed with some awesome insights. Adam talks about how he looks at the market using technical and fundamental analysis and takes advantage of opportunities created by today's volatility. Though Adam seems to trade stocks more than futures, his insights will be really helpful in framing your trading thesis — particularly in uncertain times. Run-time of 43 minutes.
2. The 2 Trading Rules This Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ignored — and Why It Might Sink His Hedge Fund
Even professional money managers that manage billions of client money make large mistakes. All of them do. Sometimes those mistakes are public, but oftentimes, they're more private. In this blog post, we took a look at a very public money manager, Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, and how he violated two rules of trading — to his peril.
The result was that he lost billions of his client money and now is suffering from the fact that investors are pulling their money as fast as they can. It shows why these are rules of trading: regardless of if you have $20,000 or $20 billion, they apply.
Read time: 5 minutes.
3. 3 Differences Between Profitable and Unprofitable Traders
If you want to be a successful trader, you have to emulate successful traders. There are a number of differences between profitable and unprofitable traders. But we boiled it down into the top three, which cover how traders respond to the market, take losses and focus on what they can control (their entry point).
Read time: 3 minutes.
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