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Trading Case Studies

Are You Revenge Trading?

Are You Revenge Trading?

by ClayTrader - comments

Speaking from experience, one of the most likely trading traps that will bit you hard is forming habits that include revenge trading. This is a trading dynamic that can have some gray areas part of it; however, with that being said, when you go about your trades in a logical manner as I explain, you […]

Do Charts Work on Crypto Trading?

Do Charts Work on Crypto Trading?

by ClayTrader - comments

As cryptocurrencies pick up in popularity, something that I’ve been seeing more of is people wondering (which I should note, is a valid question on their part) if the tool of technical analysis can be applied to crypto trading. Whether you are talking about Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum or one of the many alt coins… […]

A Bold Face Signal You Should NOT Be Trading

A Bold Face Signal You Should NOT Be Trading

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How is your confidence in your strategy? Does it need some tweaks? I talk about a comment I received on YouTube that illustrates perfectly how certain situations you may find yourself in when trading create a very clear signal saying: STOP TRADING!

Part 2. The Results of Free Trading Education

Part 2. The Results of Free Trading Education

by ClayTrader - comments

You really can’t make this stuff up. It is amazing, but it isn’t amazing… I see stuff like this all the time (okay, maybe not “this” extreme). If your attitude is that of “why would I ever pay for anything when there is so much free information out there?”… well, I’d say the real life […]

The Scary Part of the Internet

The Scary Part of the Internet

by ClayTrader - comments

The interaction I had with this “online personality” becomes more and more scary as I think about it. To know how this person was acting and portraying themselves publicly to then having them admit the truth to be “behind the scenes” creates the perfect example of how the randomness of the internet can be such […]

The Results of Free Trading Education

The Results of Free Trading Education

by ClayTrader - comments

Up until this point, I’ll be the first to admit that I have just “talked in theory” when it comes to the dangers and inefficiencies of using free education to learn how to trade. With this video however, I present an interaction I had with someone on YouTube whose attitude was “why pay when I […]

Why I Love to Teach How to Trade

Why I Love to Teach How to Trade

by ClayTrader - comments

Who doesn’t love a compliment? When the compliment pertains to helping someone go from a very dark place in life to now feeling “hope”, I’m not sure there is anything better in the world… including money. I’m all for accomplishing “natural highs” and when you can help someone in trading (or life in general), it […]

Rigged and Manipulated Markets? Who Cares! Use this Tool.

Rigged and Manipulated Markets? Who Cares! Use this Tool.

by ClayTrader - comments

Some of the most used terminologies I come across from newer traders is “rigged” and “manipulated” when it comes to the stock market and trading in general. While things can certainly seem impossible because of “big money” and the super computers, there is an awesome tool available to us all that not only exposes the […]

Am I a Full-Time or Part-Time Trader?

Am I a Full-Time or Part-Time Trader?

by ClayTrader - comments

I get this question enough to want to simply address it here so that I can link people to this video. Along with that, some people truly give off the wrong impression when it comes to this topic, so I want to make sure people know when other traders are “playing in the gray” of […]

Chat Room Stock Pump-and-Dump Explained

Chat Room Stock Pump-and-Dump Explained

by ClayTrader - comments

I’m well aware. There are a multitude of chat rooms and communities all across the internet (including social media) when it comes to the stock market and trading. While I can’t say what I talk about in this video pertains to ALL chat rooms, it is “very real” as you will see with the real […]

My Newsletter Shows the Power of Charts!

My Newsletter Shows the Power of Charts!

by ClayTrader - comments

I don’t want to come across like I’m patting myself on the back; however, I am most certainly patting the tool of technical analysis on the back. When understood properly, the use of charts as a tool within the stock market can truly be a valuable asset. I give a real life example of this […]

How I Escaped a Trading Disaster

How I Escaped a Trading Disaster

by ClayTrader - comments

Whether you are a new traders, or someone who has been trading the markets for years, seeing reminders on ‘why’ discipline is so important is never a bad thing. In this video I take a look at some of my actual trading I did, and then play the “what if” game in regards to what […]

The Mind Trick Worked! My March Trading Results.

The Mind Trick Worked! My March Trading Results.

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This will mean much more to you if you first watch the video I did in February about my frustrating month. You can watch this video in the link below. How did the following month’s results turn out after applying the jedi mind trick that I talked about? Although a bit more would have been […]

A Member Trades My Account. How'd It Go?

A Member Trades My Account. How’d It Go?

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One of the member’s from our community, who I’ve become good friends with, flew to Michigan to hang out for the weekend which included Friday. Give this person has been through all my training courses and has a great track record of “knowing what they’re doing”, I gave them the reigns of my trading account. […]

Looking at Our Chat Room in Detail. How Does It Work?

Looking at Our Chat Room in Detail. How Does It Work?

by ClayTrader - comments

Many people ask me how our chat room community works and flows, so I wanted to answer that question with a real life example of an alert I made and how everything unfolded after the stock alert. I document it all so that you know there were no funny games going on and that you […]

My February Trading Results - Frustrating!

My February Trading Results – Frustrating!

by ClayTrader - comments

Let me first offer to save you time by laying out some expectations. If you are looking for mind blowing results that make you giddy in your stomach because you’re so impressed, please stop reading. From a business and marketing point of view, yes, that’s what I should be doing… but it’s not. If you […]

How and Where I Learned How to Trade

How and Where I Learned How to Trade

by ClayTrader - comments

I get this question quite often, so I wanted to address it upfront so that I can share my early journey. Along with this, I want to point out a few considerations that you’ll need to be made if you decide to take the same path to learning that I did. Video Full Time Trading […]

How to Make 429% in 45 Minutes

How to Make 429% in 45 Minutes

by ClayTrader - comments

For those of you with smaller trading accounts that believe penny stocks are your only hope, please know there are “penny stocks on steroids”. As you will see, there are other areas of the market that allow you to trade big board stocks for very little amounts of money. Video: Penny Stocks on Steroids Video: […]

Buying the Panic for a $3,300 Profit in Only 10 Minutes

Buying the Panic for a $3,300 Profit in Only 10 Minutes

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It’s been a while since I’ve looked at a fellow member’s trading, so here we are. As I always say in regards to these member case studies, this article will mean more to those of you who are a part of the private trading community. Don’t get me wrong, I hope and believe this article […]

The Dangers of "But" - Real Life Example

The Dangers of “But” – Real Life Example

by ClayTrader - comments

This was perfect timing. Last week I did a video on the word “but”, but that was self admittedly all talked about “in theory”. Literally a few days after posting the video, I received a message that 100% does a perfect job of explaining just how crazy and dangerous the word “but” can be to […]

Nashville 2016 Meet-and-Greet

Nashville 2016 Meet-and-Greet

by ClayTrader - comments

As time continues to unfold, our private trading community has proven that it is more than just the typical chat room community you may sign up for. I said the same thing in the Pittsburgh Meet-and-Greet blog article, but I’m going to say it again… I realize, proclaiming “our community is great” is easy to […]

Free Education Risk: A Case Study Part 2

Free Education Risk: A Case Study Part 2

by ClayTrader - comments

I’ve talked about this topic before, but thanks to a commenter on YouTube, I have another prime example of just how dangerous and risky taking the path of free education to learn how to trade can be.

The ClayTrader Curse Explained

The ClayTrader Curse Explained

by ClayTrader - comments

Have you heard of it? The ClayTrader Curse? According to some, whenever I post a video chart analysis it jinxes the stock into falling the next day. Other’s claim I have a group of shorters who just short stocks after I do a video. How do I cause stocks to fall the day after a […]

64 Trading Days - Only 2 Losing Days: Possible?

64 Trading Days – Only 2 Losing Days: Possible?

by ClayTrader - comments

I wish I had a good excuse, but I don’t. I’ve just been slacking on these member case study articles, so any trolling you throw my way is well deserved. I realize the title to this article might seem a bit far-fetched, but that’s the beauty of what having a system and strategy that fits […]

A Powerful Duo in Trading

A Powerful Duo in Trading

by ClayTrader - comments

I’m a big fan of efficiency and killing multiple birds with a single stone, so that’s what I’m going to do here. I get asked all the time how the private trading chat room operates and works?, so by answering this question, it will allow me to hit upon a few other key points. I’m […]

The Construction of a $41,000 Profit Trade Plan

The Construction of a $41,000 Profit Trade Plan

by ClayTrader - comments

This will be a first. In the evolution of our site, we’ve never had a guest author write an article, but hey, there is a first time for everything. While the concept of guest authors is not new to blogs, it is new for us, so if it is well received, I will try my […]

Trade Penny Stocks on Steroids

Trade Penny Stocks on Steroids

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People are drawn into penny stock trading for usually one of two reasons. First, because they have a smaller account and believe it is their only choice. Second, because they are told about all the big gains that can happen. While both are true in their own ways, there is another market available that is […]

$500 Profit in 45 Minutes. Here’s How I Did It.

$500 Profit in 45 Minutes. Here’s How I Did It.

by ClayTrader - comments

I wanted to quick write this blog article as a reminder to myself more than anything else. If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know I tend to “talk to myself” via some of these articles. In this case, there is a very valuable lesson/reminder involved. The lesson is short and sweet: […]

Pittsburgh 2016 Meet-and-Greet

by ClayTrader - comments

I honestly have no idea how strong other stock market trading chat room communities are around the internet. If I was forced to make a bet on anything, the bet I’d make is that our community is one of the strongest in the stock market world. I realize, proclaiming “our community is great” is easy […]

$20,000 in 3 Weeks – Here’s How…

$20,000 in 3 Weeks – Here’s How…

by ClayTrader - comments

This article will probably mean more to those of you who are members of the private trading community due to the fact you see this trader in the chat rooms on a daily basis. With that being said, I’d still like to believe that someone who makes $20,000 in only three weeks can still be […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Trading Education Works: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

by ClayTrader - comments

When it comes to trading and education the one thing I’ve learned since starting this site is how much people enjoy hearing about other people’s journey. Whether that be via The Stock Trading Reality Podcast or one of the numerous blog articles on the site, people like ‘reality’, not ‘the theory’ of things. As someone […]

Free Education Risk: A Case Study

Free Education Risk: A Case Study

by ClayTrader - comments

Given the popularity of my live trades videos, I wanted to do a “warning” video in which I explain the difference between “What” and “How”. This also provides an excellent case study on just how risk the whole “free” education thing can actually be.

How to Make $51,000 in a Single Day

How to Make $51,000 in a Single Day

by ClayTrader - comments

I really do try my best to create a realistic environment in regards to how trading in the markets actually is. Whether that be via The Stock Trading Reality Podcast or offering an entire video series that show’s me trade live: win, lose, or draw (and in some cases, making stupid errors), my goal is […]

How My Rule Break Spanked Me for a $1,500 Loss

How My Rule Break Spanked Me for a $1,500 Loss

by ClayTrader - comments

I write this more for myself as both a diary/reminder of the stupidity I allowed myself into, but I figured, why not share it in public? As embarrassing as writing about how I ruined my trading month is, I figure if someone can learn from my mistakes, then that is awesome. If you’re in the business […]

The Results Of Being A Penny Stock Sheep

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Time for some fun. In this video I do a skit with a fellow member illustrating just how dangerous it is to admit you’re new, and then ask a random stranger for a “stock pick”. While the video is definitely goofy, the concept being conveyed (believe it or not) happens all the time.

Inspirational Trading Results from a Fellow Member

Inspirational Trading Results from a Fellow Member

by ClayTrader - comments

I want to first get this out of the way. If you are a greedy pig who defines “inspiration” as making enough money to buy fancy cars, boats and vacation homes, then this blog article is not for you. You can stop reading now, save yourself some time, and move along with your day. If […]

Trading 90 Minutes a Day: The Results

Trading 90 Minutes a Day: The Results

by ClayTrader - comments

I’ve been in the teaching arena of trading for quite a while now, and there is always a common theme out there that seems to influence aspiring trader’s mindsets: I need to make large winning trades in order to be successful. While this mindset is completely false, I understand where it comes from and why […]

The Penny Stock Ponzi Scheme Exposed

The Penny Stock Ponzi Scheme Exposed

by ClayTrader - comments

For many new traders, they are under the impression penny stocks are their only choice in order to grow a small account. While this is one way to grow a small account, most newer traders don’t understand the logistics of how a penny stock actually moves in price and therefore end up getting burned badly. […]

How I Ruined My Month

How I Ruined My Month

by ClayTrader - comments

I really wish I was not right here, right now, writing this blog post. I will be upfront with you, it is very embarrassing to put this out here publicly, but that’s why I want to do it. No one likes to make mistakes, admit mistakes and worse yet, publicly talk about them like I […]

A Real Life Case Study on Greed

A Real Life Case Study on Greed

by ClayTrader - comments

Greed. A single word, but oh so powerful in dictating how much success you have long term as a trader. I understand Gordon Gecko is famous for saying “greed is good”, but keep in mind where he ended up at the end of the movie. I encountered a severe case of greed on social media, […]

Exposing A Penny Stock Pumper

Exposing A Penny Stock Pumper

by ClayTrader - comments

I have no problems with penny stock pumpers, promoters or analysts that you see on TV. What I do have a problem with is when they talk a big game, but don’t deliver any quality trading opportunities. In this video I use facts to expose a penny stock pumper who continually runs pump-and-dumps on those […]

How ASSuming Cost Me 230%

How ASSuming Cost Me 230%

by ClayTrader - comments

I am writing this blog article for two reasons. The first has nothing to do with you, the reader. It solely deals with me. Let’s just call it my personal diary entry. I need/want to remind myself of this very important lesson, which as you will see, was quite costly. I figured while I’m at […]

Profting From A Pump And Dump

Profiting from a Pump and Dump

by ClayTrader - comments

I will be the first person to tell you that penny stocks are a joke; however, I will also be the first person to tell you that they often get more of a bad reputation than what they deserve. Penny stocks are known for their shadiness and are very commonly used in the same sentence […]

Manipulating A Super Computer

Manipulating A Super Computer

by ClayTrader - comments

We live in a day and age where the stock market is mainly controlled by super computers. In fact, high frequency trading done via the computers makes up the vast majority of the volume on a daily basis. While attempting to do some after hours trading, I stumbled across one of these computers trying to […]

The Anatomy of an Options Trade Chatroom Alert

The Anatomy of an Options Trade Chatroom Alert

by ClayTrader - comments

The big question I have received ever since the release of my Options Trading Simplified training course revolves around my private trading group chatroom and whether or not we “talk options”. I decided I needed to work smarter not harder, so instead of typing up an email to respond, I can simply send them the […]

Bing Board Pump And Dump

Big Board Pump And Dump

by ClayTrader - comments

The term pump-and-dump is usually associated with penny stocks, but rest assured, these scenarios unfold in the world of big board stocks too. Understanding this concept is critical for two simple reasons. First, by avoiding them you are going to save money. Pretty straight forward. Second, if you love to short stocks like I do, […]

Live Stock Trading Review - Fighting Back in to the Green

Live Stock Trade Review – Fighting Back into the Green

by ClayTrader - comments

Despite what some traders try and create an illusion of, we all lose and have rough mornings. The first day back after Labor Day weekend wasn’t the greatest for me; however, it wasn’t terrible either. I just had a few trade ideas not work out, so I had to cut them quick and move along. […]

Inner Circle Chat Room Alerts

ZAAP – Stock Trading Chat Room Alert

by ClayTrader - comments

How can live stock trading chat rooms assist you as a trader? The more eyeballs scanning the market, the better.. as this chat room alert video shows.

The Stock Trade that Never Happened

The Stock Trade that Never Happened

by ClayTrader - comments

There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a stock technical chart set-up that would make a profitable short trade, but then, when you go to short it, you are not able. Frustrating!

A Major Mess Up on My $FB Stock Trade

A Major Mess Up on My $FB Stock Trade

by ClayTrader - comments

For me, I really learn nothing when a stock trade idea “goes according to the plan”, but I learn the most when I screw up. So that’s what I am going to write about.

Inner Circle Chat Room Alerts

Stock Trading Chat Room – $GDSM

by ClayTrader - comments

While “chat rooms” to most of the world are now considered ‘old school’, within the world of stock trading, live chat rooms remain very popular.

The Inner Circle Shows its Range

The Inner Circle Shows its Range

by ClayTrader - comments

Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to the stock market, and as the classic saying goes, Never put all your eggs in one basket is a rule that should be drilled into every stock traders brain.

Inner Circle Member Turns $99 into $500 in Only 4 Days

Inner Circle Member Turns $99 into $500 in Only 4 Days

by ClayTrader - comments

My private trading group, The Inner Circle, has only been available for a week now, however, the positive testimonials are already beginning to stream in.

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