Our mission is very simply to help you become a better trader. Not through hype or some “magic” indicator, but by helping you increase your edge and by helping you see the “true” real-time market more clearly so you can put the odds more in your favor.
I’ve been trading for more than 10 years. Well, not 10 years straight, actually. The first half of that time was a series of false starts. I’d think I knew all the answers, open an account, proceed to blow it out, and then have to stop. I did that 3 or 4 times.
I was very consistent. A very consistent loser that is. I would spend countless hours researching and developing my latest trading ideas only to abandon them the first losing day I had. That lead me on a quest from website to website looking for the next “holy grail” indicator that would finally set me on my path to profits.
Sometimes my indicators would work, sometimes I would get into a trade just as the market started moving the other direction. I was pretty clueless looking back on it.
I was getting very frustrated. I was having sleepless nights and anxiety. And, even though my wife is amazing, I know she was starting to worry about our future as well.
One day, I looked in the mirror and finally admitted the path I was on was not working. I either needed to dedicate myself to truly learning how the markets worked or I needed to find something else to do.
As is often the case when one makes a crucial life decision like that, good things began to happen.
I met Dave (below), who became my mentor. When I think back on it, it’s really quite remarkable that we connected. At that time he was running a rinky-dink little site that offered to coach traders. He maybe helped 5 people a year on the side.
Well, somehow we did connect, and that was truly the turning point in my trading career. My market knowledge and confidence has increased exponentially since that time.
And, it’s not because he had the “magic” answer. It’s because he helped me see trading for what it was. It’s about understanding and being able to make sense of the market so that you can determine the level of opportunity that exists. It’s then about determining how much risk you would need to take if you wanted to take advantage of that opportunity. If the situation makes sense, you take the trade. If not, you wait.
Since we first met, we’ve flushed out a lot of new ideas. From that, we decided to work together to create a market tool (DayTradeTheMarkets.com) that would drastically help us see the “true” condition of the market. At this point, frankly, I wouldn’t trade without it. Granted, I’m biased, but this tool will truly help you see which side (buyers or sellers) is more aggressive and to what degree. From there, it’s much easier to determine when you have a high-expectancy situation vs. when you have a low-expectancy situation.
More important than those details, however, is that we genuinely care about the people we work with. It’s very gratifying when we get a member who reports a major improvement in their trading and in their life.
We want to help you succeed and we will do everything in our power to help you do so.
It is our intention to attract like-minded traders who really want to become better traders.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
I have been trading for more than 35 years. I got my start in 1988 at the Market Logic School in Chicago, founded by Pete Steidlmayer, the creator of the Market Profile.
After 10 years of using the profile and obtaining very moderate success I started my quest to utilize its logic and principles in a short-term trading strategy. As a day trader there is the need to drill down in time from the 30-minute default time period used in the market profile. In order to accomplish this I began working on proprietary software products that could help define the auction in a similar way.
I’m happy to say that after years of creating, testing, and improving, the DTTM software is a tool that can really help traders integrate the logic of the market with the demands of shorter term trading.
My goal, and the goal of DayTradeTheMarkets.com is simple. We want to give you an understanding of how the markets really work and we want to give you unique and highly valuable tools to help you make better sense of the markets in real time. This allows you to make more consistent, more profitable trading decisions.
I believe that understanding how the market really works and the subsequent ability to profit from this knowledge is one of the most valuable and lucrative skills any person could possess.
I want to help you succeed and fulfill whatever trading-related goals you have.
Contact us if you have any questions.