I want to try something new and spend the entire time on my desktop. I had a pretty unique, yet highly revealing, conversation with a penny stock pumper on a message board that did an awesome job of showing why it’s all on YOU. If you are looking to blindly follow other people, then THIS […]
In the world of learning how to trade, I realize there is a lot of “free” information out there; however, as you are about to see – free is NOT actually free. When you stop and analyze it, the entire concept is not only flawed but is quite a nasty situation. At the end of […]
Did you know it is actually possible to have your online trading broker “pay you” if you decide to trade in a certain way? One of the hidden areas of the stock market that I was not aware of for a long time was the crazy fact that if you decide to “add liquidity” to […]
I had one of the most humbling and honoring experiences in my life by getting to spend time with Sam. Make-A-Wish Foundation coordinated us being able to spend time together so he could hang out. It was a great day and one I will never forget. Come along with us and please consider donating to […]
While not all affiliate marketing is shady… in many cases, as you’ll see here, things can get scummy in a hurry. Please keep in mind a few of these attributes and characteristics of how affiliate marketing works when you are doing research for any products and/or services.
I’m all for people being ambitious and not wanting to sit around. Pursuing something as intense as trading is admirable as far as I’m concerned; however, there are certain situations that are red flags that should be telling you that trading is NOT for you at this point in time. I want to talk about […]
Where did the time go??? It’s hard to believe that ClayTrader.com has been around for 5 years now! What started out as an experiment has turned into something I would have never expected. With that being said, there is still plenty more to do, so let’s talk goals for 2019. Who is this beast I’m […]
As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to hopefully motivate and inspire you for whatever your 2019 goals are via this person’s story. From a how to trade marketing perspective, this probably is not the best real life example to use, but whatever. If you want to learn how to trade, the first step […]
I saw an article on CNBC that got my blood boiling, however, also got me fired up in a motivational kind of way. This is truly a tale of two mentalities and serves as a great “gut check” in terms of your approach to the world. Ask yourself, are you a beast or a victim? […]
This may sound a bit counterproductive, but let me explain. If you want to learn how to trade in the stock market and have success making money, we need to do some clarifying of concepts.
No clickbait here! A key part in ensuring your expectations are in line with reality is to understand that, mathematically and economically speaking, trading the stock market is not fair.
A big problem for brand new traders looking to learn how to trade is that there is free information available to them. I realize that sounds nonsensical, but this is a topic I’ve talked about many times before, but thanks for an actual YouTube comment section conversation I had, I now have another funny/scary data […]
There is no sale. Those people offering massive discounts either A) don’t truly believe in their product or B) had it way overpriced in the first place. I believe in what I have to offer and have priced it fairly. My proof? You won’t be seeing any sales from me.
I wanted to quickly do a bit of reflecting on things I am thankful for. I wish you all the best Thanksgiving! This interview truly has made me that much more thankful this year, listen HERE
In this second part of our Colorado journey, we go and visit a very hallowed spot in my mind… Estes Park. Why? There were iconic scenes from Dumb and Dumber filmed there! We also do some hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
I hope this news article is only pointing out a rare situation (but for some reason, I get the impression it is not), because if this is in any way “common place”, then there is clearly a need for the personal finance and lifestyle site that I launched around a year go. Put a structured […]
It’s a good thing every now and then to take a break from the market. In this case, I decided to head out to Colorado and meet up with some fellow members of our trading community and do some extreme hiking. It wasn’t fun at the time, but looking back, it was a great bonding […]
Loses happen. It’s part of being a trader. I had a big day trading loss in the month of October which prompts several talking points that I hope will benefit you in your quest of learning how to trade. 1 Losing Trade Wiped Away 7 Days of Wins! – watch HERE Do I Ever Lose […]
I did this video just as much for myself as I did for you as a viewer. Sometimes I struggle with this very thing, but after having done it, I don’t know why I was shocked by the following week’s results… it’s happened for me plenty of times before. I show my trading results not […]
I’m certain you’ve seen it assuming you’ve run a Google or YouTube search. You’ve seen someone who “trades the markets” and then in the background (or sometimes in-your-face) there is some materialistic fancy item. They’re of course doing this because they know your brain will attach the two in the sense of “learn to trade […]
One of the most common pitfalls and struggles for traders is the desire to “make a trade”. I 100% understand “where” and “how” the desire arises; however, I wanted to use my September trading results to prove that there genuinely is zero reason to actually “make a trade” (cough-cough… FORCE a trade).
I know many of you have an interest in real estate investing, so let’s take a look at a real estate investment project that is occurring within my “real life” sphere of people I interact with. Sweat equity is a powerful thing, but yeah… it’s called sweat equity for a reason and here’s what it […]
For those interested in my ClayTrader University (“CTU”) training package, but not able to make the entire purchase, I wanted to share with you a new alternative payment method available to you. With the “pay-as-you-go” method, you make six payments at the timing of your choosing. You can wait as long as you want to […]
Every now and then it is definitely worth while to step away from the markets and trading and allow yourself the opportunity to reenergize. Whether you are day trading or swing trade, the markets can be very harsh on your mental state, so getting away for some fun is helpful. Come along with me and […]
Let’s talk about returns on investment. It’s a fair point that I am biased in saying that signing up for my trading subscription is “worth it” to you, but that’s where my August results come into play. Thanks to the private community, as you’ll see, I was able to put together a solid month of […]
Given you are watching this video or even on my site tells me you are interested in money. I don’t mean that in a greedy sense, but I think my assumption of you wanting to grow your personal finances is a safe/accurate one. Because you clearly do care about money and your personal finances, I […]
As you’ll see in the video, sometimes through social media and other mediums, people ask about losing money or imply that I am hiding the fact that I lose money on trades. This couldn’t be further from the truth, so I wanted to quickly talk about it and show a very simple way to see […]
To know there are people out there promoting and arguing for this type of hopeless attitude is disgusting. Putting all drama aside, if you adopt anywhere close to the attitude being argued for in this article I address, you have literally zero chance at obtaining success within the markets.
The human mind if a crazy place if you let it be. According to some, I have literally manipulated HMNY price to where it is now. The failed business model? Nah. That’s not the reason. It’s some guy’s fault on YouTube!!!! I just had to sit down next to the fire and discuss this with […]
It’s back! Time to hear what some of my biggest fans have to say about me. Mean Tweets 1.0 – watch HERE Mean Tweets 2.0 – watch HERE
Last week I shared a few examples of fools gold in the real world of trading and while I planned on doing another video today, I literally received hot off the press the email I will be sharing with you. And yes, you guessed it! It is yet another shining example of fool’s gold and […]
Thanks to some timely emails, I wanted to sit back in relaxed fashion and do a fireside chat in regards to fool’s gold. I appreciate these people’s honesty and openness about their MASSIVE account growth only to be followed by… well… let’s just call it reality. If you are a newer trader and finding success […]
Have you ever had the feeling of, “ahh, I want a bit more” or something similar? Bottom line, have you ever had success in pulling profits from the market, but for one reason or another, you find yourself not quite happy enough and wanting more? If so, I assure you, you are not alone by […]
Yeah I said it. I’ll say it again. You’re a total loser! Well… IF… you have the attitude and mentality towards life as you will see on display. I’m here to help if you want to change and would love to help you do some rewiring of your mentality, but the first step in all […]
A very common question I receive focuses on who I believe are the best technical trading charts providers to use for traders. I go over three charting software’s and give my thoughts on each one of them, along with their pros and cons. TradingView eSignal ThinkOrSwim
I know everyone talks about how great their trading rooms and communities are, but that’s just… well… talk. I want to show some actual proof of how our chat room works and operates. You’ll see that we are a community where EVERYONE can have maximum opportunity. How so? We look for trading set-ups that allow […]
One of the coolest (and most unexpected) parts of the ClayTrader.com business is how I am now able to travel the country and meet-up with members from across the country. An added benefit is being able to share this journey and adventure with friends and family.. in this case, my wife and itNate’s (the man […]
I went to visit an options swing trading friend of mine and he was kind enough to allow me to interview him in person about his daily trade routine. Chezz is also the cohost of The Stock Trading Reality Podcast, so it was cool to hang out with him in his element. Trading the stock […]
I had the pleasure and honor of meeting face-to-face with many members who are part of our private trading community. This was our 7th ClayTrader.com Inner Circle Meet-and-Greet. I ventured out West to Denver, Colorado. As you’ll see, it was a truly great experience and I truly mean it… in fact, I’ve already bought another […]
I stumbled across an article where a billionaire who I respect a lot gives his thoughts on the age you should be debt free by. His reasoning I find quite reasonable and common sensical, so I wanted to share the article with you to hopefully offer up some motivation and inspiration to get the plan […]
Self Realization as a Trader From a mental perspective, one of the most important steps you can make is achieving self realization in regards to who is in control. When you know who is in control, you know who to blame. When you know who to blame, you can begin working with the person responsible […]
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I suppose I did a bit of ranting in this video, but I can’t help it. I genuinely can’t stand when a person’s outlook on life and situations is holding them back from making the progress they seek. The sooner you understand that there are people who want to help and that it takes money […]
As part of my personal finance plan to build wealth, I want maximum diversification. Part of divarication in and of itself can be revenue streams, which I am heavily focused on. So sure, while these trading results may not seem like much compared to what “others” portray, I am more than happy with them considering […]
It’s one thing to talk about real estate investing and flipping house in theory, but it’s quite another to actually make it happen (profitably) in the real world. In real estate investing you need a proper plan and systems in place before pursuing an investment project, and thanks to the man behind the curtain here […]
The topic of failure is nothing new. With that being said, I didn’t want to risk coming across as preachy and “all talk”, so I decided to share a past failure of mine in regards to business along with a new potential failure in the future. Bottom line, get out there and do something – […]
It’s true. You can look down below and see the bill when the amount was at its peak. If you are finding yourself in a situation where you are sick and tired of working for your money instead of your money working for you, then let’s go! I can help. I’m so confident I can […]
Yup… it’s true. I had one losing trade that wiped out, literally, 7 day’s worth of winning trades. Is it still possible to make money with Risk vs. Reward such as this? This is the topic I discuss using my month of March actual trading results as the baseline. Here’s the trade I referred to […]
Seeking after wealth is something we should all be doing. Despite what some may say and/or believe, wealth is also something that every single person can achieve. To best illustrate this, I wanted to take a spur of the moment situation that happened in my life and use it to show the power of true […]
Let’s talk current events… in particular how according to one study almost half of Americans are at risk of retiring broke. Um… what? I wanted to give my thoughts on this topic and check in with you as a viewer to make sure you turn the ship around if need be! Link to the article […]
Some of the most popular shows on TV are those that follow real estate flippers, but let’s be honest… those are not exactly “real life”. The man behind the curtain at ClayTrader.com, better known as “itNate”, has recently purchased an ugly house for a real estate investment. His wonderful wife, Staci, joined the two of […]
First off, I want this video to serves as a massive ‘thank-you’ to all of you within the general ClayTrader community. Sure, there are some trolls and keyboard warriors, but that’s to be expected given this is the internet… for the most part, and I’m talking like 99% of you, it is a truly enjoyable […]
Losing is part of trading. It is a cost of doing business. With that being said, there are times where a loss should never have happened… and that’s what I had happen to me in the month of February.. twice! Admitting you’ve lost money and then talking about it is not pleasant; however, I want […]
Anyone can become a millionaire. The problem is, way too many people want it to happen overnight. For you younger viewers, please realize that you are in a great position – all you need is a plan and patience. To illustrate this in a real life sense, I sat down with Caleb (a 21 year […]
I wanted to try something new by combining some current events/headlines with a “fireside” chat. I honestly thought the headline was fake at first, but upon reading the article, it is definitely real and provides a perfect example of why I prefer to keep my funds in my own hands. Given this day-and-age of technology, […]
Thanks to my personal real estate investing strategy, I received a check in the amount of $72,500. While not a massive amount of money, it’s also by no means a small amount… so what are my plans to do with the cash? I take you through some lessons learned on the real estate deal that […]
A few weeks ago some buddies joined me as I headed down to Fort Lauderdale, FL to meet face-to-face with memebrs of our private community. We decided to have some fun and give you a tour of our crib along with taking you inside our Top Golf adventure. If you’re looking for some silly fun, […]
I had the pleasure and honor of meeting face-to-face with many members who are part of our private trading community. This was our 6th ClayTrader.com Inner Circle Meet-and-Greet and this time we were down in Florida. As you’ll see, it was a truly great experience and those aren’t simply words. We’ve already begun to plan […]
How do I do as a trader? Am I “good”? This is a pretty rough question and concept to answer as definitions will vary; however, the key concept here is the jump in conclusion that someone can teach you just because they’re a “good” trader. If you’re looking to learn, then seek out how the […]
Got big plans and goals for this new year? Great! Don’t let anyone drag you down or discourage you from accomplishing what you’re setting your mind to. No matter what “form” the naysayer takes, just realize that within the vast majority of situations, trolls have no backbone and as soon as they are confronted (as […]
Go behind the scenes of ClayTrader as itNate walks us through his setup, including what monitors he uses and the reason he has an Intel Core i9 in his system. Get a glimpse what being an IT guy for ClayTrader is all about. My 31″ Monitor: http://amzn.to/2CVuNY5 My 27″ Monitor: http://amzn.to/2qmmPob My Monitor Stand: http://amzn.to/2CRAOov […]
There was a new Star Wars movie out (The Last Jedi), so given it is tradition at this point, Nate, The Architect, and myself had ourselves a Friday Fun Day and went to see it. Afterwards we gave our thoughts and review of the movie, so come along and hang out with us!
I try to be as modest and humble as possible… bbbbbbut, in this situation I’m not. I’m gonna brag a bit….
In this fireside chat episode, I wanted to do some venting and ranting in regards to the common belief that “trading the markets” is the same as gambling. A year or so ago this “thought process” struck close to home and ever since then, I’ve paid more attention to it because it truly does irritate […]
I recently have made another real estate investment, but this time, there are a few new twists to it. For those of you interested in how to invest in real estate, you should find this video helpful in regards to giving a real life overall view of a “fun” way to make money in real […]
If you are not aware, I graduated from The Ohio State University… so yeah, you could call me a “fan” of the football program. Given I live in West Michigan near many Michigan State University fans (who happen to be my buddies), we decided to take a road trip down to Columbus, Ohio and watch […]
I’m very thankful for all of you as viewers. I hope you all have a great day filled with relaxation.
There was a new Marvel movie out, so given it is tradition at this point, Nate and I had ourselves a Friday Fun Day and went to see it. Afterwards we gave our thoughts and review of the movie, so if you’re a geek like us and enjoy the Marvel movies, then come hang out […]
It’s time for another fireside chat where there is no fire. I want to discuss how I use inside information within my trading strategies. To be a bit more specific, I want to address the theory/accusation that I get thrown at me from time to time (perhaps you have to?) which states the tool of […]
My group of friends and our families have done the Operation Christmas Child charity shopping tradition for multiple years now, and I wanted to share it with you. Even if this video can get one person interested enough to do it themselves, then I will consider this video a massive success. Please consider! We have […]
The plan has been in place for a while to add another vehicle for my family, and today was the day where planning, patience, and persistence all paid off. I hope to offer some motivation and inspiration to those of you in the middle of accomplishing a goal. Just know to stay focused and fight […]
A very common question I get in round-a-bout ways is what is something I’ve done in my trading that has been helpful. Now of course, learning how to actually trade is going to be at the top of the list; however, the spirit of the question I believe is geared more towards on going things […]
In this real estate investing deal, I had to “take back” this house from a former tenant who stopped paying and do a bit of fixing up to get it sold again. This is the second part of a previous vlog video where I showed this property immediately after the eviction happened. A Real Estate […]
There’s nothing more healthy for the mind and body than surrounding yourself with friends and doing something active with your time. In the Fall, that’s what Thursday’s nights are all about. I sponsor a coed softball team and while we may not all exactly be professionals, we are all having a good time while getting […]
Bad days in the world of trading happen. While some “gurus” may try and portray this is not the case, it’s a lie. I recently had a bad day last week and wanted to use that as an example to help in answering this question and sharing my thoughts on how to build and maintain […]
When I did a tour of my office, there was quite a bit of interest in getting a tour of my gun safe. I love to shoot and talk guns as a hobby, so I figured why not? If you’re a good enthusiast like myself and am curious what guns I own and like to […]
One of the best things you can do to improve as a trader (or simply life in general) is to fine tune your mental health. A great way to accomplish this goal is to get in physical health. I can speak from first-hand experience. A few years ago I let myself go and packed on […]
I’ve been getting asked more and more about cryptocurrencies within social media and such, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was when my brother-in-law’s brother shot me a text asking about it. I talk about that text and share my opinion in regards to a strategy to use for trading cryptocurrencies. I then […]
Out of all the members of our private trading community, Nate easily has one of the more interesting “jobs”. He works as a sports investment banker and he was kind enough to give us a tour of the awesome office. I also have some real life experience on why you should be shorting Southwest Airlines! […]
One of aspects that has amazed me the most in regards to starting an online trading community several years ago is the friends I have made. I realize that sounds creepy to meet friends on the internet, but whatever… there are some really cool people out there. One of the trader’s I’ve become friends with […]
I went to visit a day trading friend of mine and he was kind enough to allow me to interview him in person about his daily trade routine. Trading the stock market can be an intense thing; however, a great way to reduce the intensity is to develop routines that you get used to which […]
Investing into real estate has many advantages and bring spots for sure; however, there are definitely some ugly spots to it too. In some cases, evictions need to happen and that can leave an investment property a bit beat up. Let me take you through a house I recently had to take back and give […]
Thanks to the freedom of working from home and being your own boss, Nate and I decided to have another “Friday Fun Day”. We headed to TGI Fridays to give their Endless Apps promotion a try (and offer up a review on it). After lunch, we headed to see the highly acclaimed movie, Dunkirk. Did […]
I am a huge believer in diversifying your income streams. One way I diversify within my personal finances outside of the stock market is via real estate. When done right, real estate investing can be a great source of passive income. I explain my personal investment strategy and also take you along to “get paid” […]
When it is Summer time is West Michigan, the local area needs to be taken advantage of. In this instance, Nate and I decided to do a mini vacation in the middle of the week to trek up North and work on our manliness with some outdoor activities. From climbing the massive Sleeping Bear sand […]
One of the beautiful things about working from home and being your own boss is you get to dictate the schedule. In this case, Marvel released their newest movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, so as is tradition… time for a Friday Fun Day! Nate and I had a friend join us for the movie and lunch where […]
A tour of my home office where I work has been a common request over the past few years. Working from home is truly one of the greatest things about being a trader and business owner; so if this tour can help offer some motivation on your end, then I’ll consider it a success. Links: […]
Subscribers of the channel showed their interest in us starting a vlog series, so here we are. I wanted to first introduce it all and then also take a new piece of equipment for a spin, the Phantom 4 Pro drone. I figure if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it […]
Whenever I have traveled to many meet-and-greets around the country to hang out with members of my private trading community, and each time I do, I’ve taken many pictures and then type up a blog documenting my experience. This brought up an idea to maybe start doing a “vlog”. If pictures and words are popular, […]
Not much to say. Here are some comments left for me from some “fans”. ClayTrader “Mean Tweets” 1.0 – http://claytrader.com/videos/claytrader-mean-tweets/
We now have two different styles of t-shirt available. Both are shown here. For those of you who have requested them, here ya go! Link to Order – ClayTrader.com/apparel
Did I ever have plans of meeting people face-to-face when I first started the Inner Circle community over three years ago? Absolutely not. But… it has happened once again, for the 5th time… Previous to this, I met members of the community in Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and now almost a week ago, Columbus, Ohio! […]
This movie goes through the history of McDonald’s and how it all came to be. If you are someone who enjoys business and the stock market in general, then I’m confident you’ll gain some entertainment value from this movie. I would not call it perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would certainly watch it […]
Due to the popularity of the last health video I did, I wanted to do another one where I look more into dieting. Let’s face it, dieting to lose weight is not a very pleasant or fun journey to take. I’ve tried many different diets and approaches, but until I discovered intermittent fasting, I always […]
As far as I’m concerned, this HBO production is a must-see assuming you enjoy the stock market or business in general. The movie tracks the financial crisis from an interesting viewpoint and sheds light on the key components and structures that all worked together to create a historic moment in the stock market’s history. I […]
We did it! After not that long ago hitting episode #100 on The Stock Trading Reality Podcast, we’ve now hit 50,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel. I want to thank all of you who have made the channel a fun place to hang around, and to show my thanks, we’re offering a $50 Amazon.com gift […]
I love to talk health and fitness, so I wanted to quickly share a few things I learned and applied to my journey of losing weight. Weight loss is a hot topic out there, so I wanted to share my thoughts. If this video can get to 50 likes, I’ll do some more fitness videos. […]
I’m a huge Star Wars fan, so there is no way I was going to not talk about this movie and give my thoughts. It is a spoiler free review, so if you’re wondering whether or not it is worth checking out this movie, I’ll give you my opinion.
It’s time for another Marvel movie, and we get a brand new character in Dr. Stephen Strange. I knew very little about this character going into the move, but when I was done watching the movie… well, that’s the point of the review!
A new series I’m going to try: movie reviews. I kick off the series with the movie, Boiler Room, which was gifted to me on DVD back when I was in high school. The movie offers up some great speeches and memorable moments; however, I can’t say it is a perfect move either. Let’s discuss!
Keeping our physical health as traders is very important given how much of a mental game trading the markets is. The problem is, it’s hard to keep healthy when all we do is sit around. In this series, I take a look at some of the tips and tricks (“hacks”) that I use to keep […]
Who knew? I guess not everyone out there likes me? Let’s take a look at some of the feedback I’ve received from my biggest fans!
Learn about the 5 tools I use to find trading setups (including 3 that are completely free).