Develop a Process. Establish a Plan. Execute the Plan.
As a former Air Force Officer and active trader since the late 70’s, I know that it takes discipline to succeed at any venture in life, especially when it comes to trading the markets.
With DTI's premiere service, TBUZ Text and Trade, I make it my focus to teach you how to trade consistently and profitably through my 3-step process to disciplined trading.
1. Developing a Process to Trade any Market
2. Establishing a Plan of Action for the Week
3. Executing the Plan to Make Money
Even so, perhaps I should add one more step to the process:
4. Stick to the Plan
You see, most traders understand that trading is a business, and like any other successful business in the world, you need a successful plan to survive, and you need to stick to it.
I use the word "survive" for a reason. In my early years, I was blowing up accounts left and right. Eventually I figured this incredible venture out and started making some real money. But then something I now consider to be my "aha" moment happened.
In 1987 when the market crashed I strayed from my plan. Leading up to the crash I was over-leveraged in options on the S&P 500. My fateful decision came when one side of my trade expired before the other side of the trade, leaving me unhedged: a cardinal sin of trading.
As you can imagine, what happened next was a complete disaster. The market crashed and the account I'd spent so many years building was depleted to nearly nothing.
I failed to follow my plan and suffered greatly for it. But I didn't give up. I picked up the pieces and was determined to revamp my process to avoid such a devastating disaster again in the future.
I now have a fully developed trading process that I never stray from. It's exactly what DTI students who trade with me experience on a weekly basis.
Trades like this long call option on AAPL ...
... and this short call option spread on AMZN ...
... and this long put option on VXX ...
Here's some other recent returns trading highly liquid top stocks like AAPL, AMZN, BABA, and index ETF's like QQQ and IWM just to name a few!
QQQ profits of 38% in 3 days
IWM profits of 55% in 3 days
AAPL profits of 10% in 1 day
AMZN profits of 11% in 1 day
BABA profits of 19% in 1 day
QQQ profits of 42% in 5 days
TWLO profits of 20% in 3 days
My process to realize these double and triple digit profits, in a very short period of time for TBUZ Text and Trade members, is a result of my experience and the following disciplined weekly approach to trading.
Step 1: Sunday Night Planning Session - 8pm CST
The first step to planning out the week is to take a big picture look at the market. For me that includes analyzing historical seasonality trends. I prefer to use a very useful section of the Stock Trader's Almanac that lists probabilities for the week ahead that the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq will be strong or weak based off historically performance. Here's a simple example of what that looks like.
From the above probabilities, we would likely look to take some profits on Monday, before entering back into the market late Wednesday or when the time was right to strike on Thursday.
Of course it is not that simple. We also look at what I feel is an extremely important market sentiment reading called the Put/Call Ratio.
The put/call ratio is a contrarian sentiment indicator. Without going into too much detail, just know this. Traders overreact and constantly sway from being overly bullish to overly bearish. We can use the put/call ratio to accurately pinpoint when the market is overbought or oversold on a short-term time period and likely to reverse.
All you really need to know is that a ratio below 0.70 indicates the market is overbought and due for profit-taking or at the very least, a sideways consolidation. And if the ratio is above 1.10, the market is oversold and due for a bounce!
We also have to look at the economic news for the week, which using Barron's Economic Calendar looks something like this:
Regardless of how strong or weak a market is, how favorable seasonality numbers are or how oversold or overbought a market may seem, it is important to always be aware of any economic reports that may shift market sentiment.
Some news events, like a random tweet from the president, you cannot prepare for. Other economic news events like GDP data, Manufacturing data and FED meetings, that will have an effect on long-term growth expectations in the economy, are must follows.
Step 2: Gather Weekly Pivot Numbers on Monday morning
Anyone who has studied the markets knows that support/resistance and pivot numbers hold great importance. Professional traders and floor traders base their trading decisions on these numbers. The seven main markets I focus on to gather a big picture look at the market are the following futures markets:
ES - S&P 500 futures
YM - Dow futures
NQ - Nasdaq futures
DAX - German DAX futures (similar to US Dow)
CL - Crude Oil futures
GC - Gold futures
US - Bond futures
We will compare current price to yearly opens. I teach my students the simplest form of tape reading the market. If price is above the yearly open it is bullish. If price is below the yearly open it is bearish. Follow this one simple rule and you will greatly diminish your mistakes.
We also look at the top equities that are market movers like AMZN, AAPL, NFLX and BABA and take the same analysis. It is also good to analyze each market from a monthly perspective as well.
Gathering your numbers this way will give you good perspective of where each respective market is trading and how it has actually performed over any time period.
Step 3: Connect the Dots Trade Session on Tuesday morning at 9:45am CST
Here's where it really start to get fun! Every Tuesday at 9:45am CST we gather in the TBUZ Trade Room and enter trades live for the week.
The usual trades are weekly option spreads that utilize time decay to our advantage, but this trade service is not limited to just that. We will trade:
We will employ whatever strategy will both lower risk and maximize reward.
Step 4: Market and Trade Watch on Wednesday and Thursday
With our trades for the week now in place, all we need to do is watch the market for any important events or market shifts that will affect our positions.
Step 5: Friday Payday!
Plus, FLASH MEETINGS!
As I mentioned before, members get the benefit of the TBUZ Trade Room, open anytime the market is open for communication between traders and myself.
Anytime important market news occurs or trade details need to be updated, I will call a Flash Meeting and we will meet inside the room to go over the details.
I love to hold Flash Meetings and will often hold them at least 3-5 times a week. In other words, I constantly keep you informed on what's happening in the market.
Flash meetings give you an insiders look at the market and how I'm trading it.
Text and Email Trade Alerts!
I almost forgot. You'll also receive text and email alerts for every pertinent trade detail: entry, exit, risk and more!
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“Have made $4200 in 6 weeks I've been member (net) with 2 weeks out to care for mother. Thanks Tom!”
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“I will be a lifetime members of TBUZ. The education and advice is unparalleled in this industry.”
- John T -
“TBUZ is the best thing since sliced bread. For a novice options player, I get powerful training from a Pro and make money. Plus, how can you go wrong when Tom tells you when to buy and whenn to sell! Your market timing is the best I've ever seen.”
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Taking calculated risk that pays you is the essence of TBUZ
You receive all of the trades through an email and a text.
You get all of the necessary details of each trade: when to enter, when to exit, and any predetermined targets!
You also get real time updates on open trades throughout each day.
Plus, take advantage of Flash Meetings during pivotal market turning points for potential triple digit profit opportunities!
Time is running out and please don't let this chance to join me for high probability, low risk, and huge double and triple digit profit opportunities slip by you.
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