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Posted December 10, 2012

Tom Busby, trading close to 30 years, has learned valuable trading lessons each time he has traded. He’s been through it all, from losing money, to gaining profits, to mastering the markets, authoring books and becoming one of the most nationally recognized trading educators. Below are 7 insights acquired by Tom Busby along with a […]

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Posted December 10, 2012

Thanks to relatively recent technological breakthroughs, day traders are able to work when and where they choose.  Cyberspace is the new trading arena and the financial markets are more accessible than ever.  While the folks down the street are sleeping snugly in their beds, it is possible to trade the E-Mini S&P 500 futures; before […]

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Posted December 10, 2012

Most people who are in the markets these days consider themselves investors or long term traders.  The irony is that most will get out of a position if it pays well in a short period of time.  They watch their position from day to day until they think it is the right time to get […]

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Posted December 10, 2012

1) Trading without a written business plan Trading is a business and not a hobby.  Those who attempt to day trade without a good plan will likely be giving their money to those traders who do have a good plan.  A written business plan is essential for success in trading just like in any small […]

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Posted December 10, 2012

Years ago in college, I remember reading Greek mythology.  These were wondrous stories of adventure, courage, exploration and searching.  Yet there is one principle that stands out from these many great tales that has served to guide my life in business and most especially trading.  It is the Greek word “sophrosene” or “balance.”  It teaches […]

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Posted December 10, 2012

This following interview of DTI’s Tom Busby was done in July of 2007. Part I : Who is Tom Busby ? TJ : Please provide a background of yourself ? What were you doing before you become a trader ? When and how did you get into trading ? I graduated from UGA.  Received a […]

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Posted December 7, 2012

By now, most people who pay attention to the financial markets realize that what happens in Asia and Europe will affect our market here in the US.  How many times have we woken up in the morning to hear CNBC or Bloomberg telling us that the European markets are down 2%, that futures are pointing […]

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