Saturday, December 21, 2019

Another KING upgrade in 2020

In 2020, KING, an e-mini futures day trading course, will be updated (upgraded) again.

The new version will include certain things that will soon be gone from one of Yahoo! groups where the original two KING mentoring sessions took place. It will also include materials from yet another mentoring session that took place in late 2010. Moreover, custom indicators for NinjaTrader 8 will finally become available.

I am planning all these changes for the first quarter of 2020. Moreover, I want a KING forum that was launched already in 2013, but has remained largely unused,  to be reactivated. This should happen in the first half of 2020, if not also in the very first quarter of 2020.

I have not been particularly active in my business this year, taking a long deserved sabbatical of sorts, but this is definitely going to change in 2020, beginning already in its first quarter. It's back to business for good. That is, for another few good years, at least.

Let me remind you that now is good time to get KING at a reduced price, an opportunity that happens only once in a while, not even every year.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Emini futures day trading course in Google

I have not bragged in a while how well my emini futures website places in Google for relevant keywords. Perhaps because I am not checking this as much as I used to when I was starting over a decade ago.

The thing is the longer your site has been around, the more likely it is to be higher in Google search results, although sometimes Google chooses to promote novelties. Or, perhaps the novelties know how to manipulate Google much better than I do, which is not that hard because I know literally nothing about it. But I do know that there is a whole cottage industry dedicated to manipulating search engines. And that some of my competitors would do almost anything to bring me down. That I did experience on more than one occasion from losers who did not even identify themselves as my competitors. Guess what? I am still around, and some are of them are not.

Here is a screenshot from December 5th, 2019 that shows my site in the 4th place from the top, not counting the two ads at the very top that pretty much spoil the view, so I did not capture them. The keyword I typed in to get this result was "emini futures day trading course," which is what my main educational trading product, KING, is really about.

(See also this post about a current special price offer for it.)

You may need to click on this picture to see it in its full glory.
Speaking of Google ads, I never check them out any more, although if I were a bit more malicious than I really am I would probably be doing this several times a day - to drive the competitors' business expenses higher, that is. Well, I guess I could be doing that, but I don't play this way. Fair play is still the best way to do business and live one's life.

I believe in organic search, so I ignore ads pretty automatically. I think most people do. Some even go as far as to use special tools that strip search results from ads or using search engines that minimize the intrusion of ads. I am still a Google fan. I don't think it has a serious competition in this respect. Yahoo! used to be a decent search engine. But nowadays no one particularly cares about anything Yahoo! does. Except old-timers who were using it already 25 years ago or so. I happen to be one of them and I even still have my browsers' starting pages set for the Yahoo! main page.

The web changes quickly; new sites rise, old sites fall. My e-mini day trading futures site has been around for well over a decade now and I am determined to make it reach its 25th anniversary. Just as I am determined to keep offering KING for another 4 years,  at the very least, until it reaches its 15th anniversary. But I also have other plans for my business and I do hope that 2020 is the year some of them will come to fruition. A forum for KING owners and a general public interested in trading e-mini futures is the most important of them. I would also like to write a book (or an e-book, to be precise) about discretionary trading and trading pitfalls and myths, again especially in the context of discretionary trading.

Friday, November 29, 2019

KING - yet another holiday offer

It's this time of the year again. A holiday season, that is. And as holiday seasons go, this one is big.

In the US, the country where most of my clients live, it basically starts around Thanksgiving, that is in the late November and culminates in New Year's festivities which are just a few days after Christmas, the biggest holiday of them all.

And some may even celebrate Festivus around this time of the year, though it's not known just how exactly popular this holiday is (see the video below).

Traditionally, around this time of the year, the interest in the trading products that I offer through my site at increases. I hear from more people than usual. People who want to start a new year with a resolution of becoming a better trader. That's great. I love ambitious people.

This year is no different even though my business is hardly in full swing. I would say it is in an extended vacation mode, but that's only temporary. It will change next year. Still, if someone wants to buy something I offer on my site, this can be easily arranged - I am only an email message away.

Also traditionally, I offer some special around this time and for about 10 years this special has featured KING, my flagship e-mini futures trading product. It is a trading course based on a winning discretionary trading methodology. You can apply its ideas to day trading YM, ES, NQ and other e-mini futures. It can also be used for trading other instruments, though e-mini futures are a trading vehicle of choice, the Dow Jones e-mini futures (YM) in particular.

This time I am offering KING at the price of only $1,100 (a discount of $300). The offer is good for the first 3 copies only. After that, until January 15th, the price of KING will be only $1,200. In 2020, it will reach $1,500.  

If you are interested in this offer, feel free to contact me via e-mail that can be found on my contact page. To proceed with the purchase, you will need to send the sum of $1,100 to my Paypal account, which is identified by my e-mail account. 

Following this, I will direct you to a download section, where you will be able to download all the KING materials within 24 hours of placing your Paypal order. Since this has been done by quite a number of buyers in the past, I know it works smoothly.

I recommend that you read as much as possible about KING, and the total minimum is this FAQ.  Don't forget to check out its results section as well. It's only a part of all results collected by me. More can be found in my Twitter feed, where they were being posted for about 3 years in near-real time.

Note: KING is offered with indicators for NinjaTrader 7, Sierra Chart, and TradeStation, soon with indicators for NinjaTrader 8. Due to some changes made by the developers of Sierra Chart, only the original KING indicators for this platform are available at this point. I am working on restoring the full functionality of custom made indicators for this platform.

Update (12/20/2019): No copies of KING at $1,100 available.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks the Internet

Arnold does it again. This time, it's the biggest thing that anyone can break: the Internet. And he does it smashingly (pun totally intended).

It's always fun to listen to Ahnold speak with his trademark Austrian accent that the German insist is German, though they still prefer that Hitler be known as Austrian. Indeed, Hitler was Austrian. And no one mocks his accent better than Jay Leno, whose show made Arnold even more popular. Not that he really needed it.

If there is anyone whose picture should be in every encyclopedia's entry for "mission accomplished" it is Arnold. From an unknown kid in a small country, even by European standards, to the governor of the most prosperous and powerful US state whose economy is bigger than the economies of most developed nations - that's a success story in a genuine American style, with all due respect to Austrians. We don't even have to count many popular Hollywood movies he starred in or a number of Mr. Olympia titles that he won to realize that the man knows what a big time achievement is about.

The video above presents some pieces (perhaps just two) from some of Schwarzenegger's recorded public appearances selected for their highly motivational value.

It is not only fun to listen to Arnold but in this case it is certainly also worth it. While his very life and his many achievements can already be quite inspiring, he sure can also talk in an inspiring way. Since he is the epitome of real deal, what he says sound more genuine and believable than in most such talks that so often merely rise above the level of pep talks.

Success is not easy, but easy things are rarely if ever worth one's time, anyway. Success in trading, especially of a consistent variety, is one of the hardest things to achieve.

As a trader you should aim at becoming financially independent. This is certainly possible to accomplish. While it's good to be optimistic about your success, it's even better not to be naive. This will not happen overnight, so don't quit your daily job yet because someone on the Internet told you you'd make gobs of money trading stocks or futures. This takes time and commitment as well as practice and learning. Learn from the best and don't give up too soon.

I like to think that KING, an e-mini futures course, is a very good starting point and almost anything else you might need if you are a total trading beginner you will find on my site. Start well prepared as this is the best way to ensure you will not give up too easily.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Moon landing - fifty years later

There is an intersection in Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), that the locals in flights of hubris like to call "the most famous intersection in the world." Two streets forming this intersection, Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard, have their pavements around this area encrusted with stars in tribute to world's most popular entertainment stars - this is the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In the four corners of this intersection sit four large plaques, surrounded by the stars of the Walk of Fame. There are three names on each of them. The names read: Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins.

These outsized plaques remind us of the greatest achievement of human race and the most important event in the history of its civilization ever televised: the first landing on the Moon. It was Neil Armstrong who put the first foot on the Moon on behalf of billions of feet of all beings, small and large, firmly planted on the mother planet. He was followed by Buzz Aldrin. Collins remained in orbit aboard Apollo 11.

The event took place on July 20th, 1969, but its impact is hard to overestimate even fifty years later. It may take us another hundred years or more of perspective before we are able to fully appreciate it. And when we finally do, I predict that a proposal will be made to divide our history into two periods: Before Moon Landing (BML) and After Moon Landing (AML), just as it is now divided into BCE and CE.

It can be said that around that time, the time of the first crewed flights to the Moon, starting with Apollo 8, the first vehicle with humans aboard to orbit the Moon in December 1968, a new human civilization began to form: a civilization of people that thanks to these Moon reaching flights became aware of their common destiny. The image of the Earth floating in space taken from Moon's orbit by the crew of Apollo 8 can be considered a watershed.

The success of the mission of Apollo 11 should not be taken for granted. The landing module after all might have not returned to the orbiting spaceship with Armstrong and Aldrin becoming the first humans to die on the Moon. Many other things could have gone wrong as well. But the mission was a success, a tremendous one at that considering that it was the first of its kind and the challenge it entailed was not of this world. Literally.

To better understand how important these first Moon flights were to the human psyche you may want to watch the video embedded below.

They opened a vista on a grand cosmic stage on which our lives are being played, a perspective previously largely overshadowed by mundane earthly affairs. We went to the Moon to truly discover the Earth and our place in the Universe.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Action Changes Things

Let me spell it out even bolder (pun intended): Action Changes Things.

Yes, it does. We all know that, but sometimes, perhaps even too often, seem to forget about it.

As far quotes about taking action go, I must confess that my favorite one is this: "Action creates clarity." I like it not just for its brevity, but also, and even more importantly, because it sounds so true.

This quote is among a number of useful and hopefully inspiring quotes I collected on my e-mini futures trading site in one of the many articles in the section called "A Word of Advice". It is mostly  trading advice, but it can apply outside of trading as well.

When it comes to longer quotes about taking action, but especially commitment - that capricious little brother of action taking - my by far most favorite quote is one from William Hutchison Murray.

It goes as follows.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

It is a beautiful, almost lyrical, piece of wisdom. You can bet that I mentioned it on my site as well, but locating it there now may be a bit of a problem as my site has over the years, 13 and counting, grown quite large. I think you should be able to find it in this section of articles about my flagship e-mini futures product, KING, a day trading course.

I believe more information is better than less information, and this approach works for me, but that does not mean that everything I feel like communicating has to be done through my site. This blog, which is an essential extension of the site, may serve this purpose as well.

Take action then.

If you are interested in KING or trading in general (especially e-mini futures trading that I specialize in), check out my futures website to see if it can help you. Feel free to contact me if you are considering purchasing KING. While my business is a bit in slow-mo these days, I try to reply as soon as possible. If I can't do this within 24 hours, I will do my best to reply within 2-3 days.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Micro e-mini futures - a new futures trading vehicle

This past week, the second week of May 2019, a new trading vehicle was launched by the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange). Or a whole class of them, actually.

I mean micro e-mini futures, something even tinier than e-mini futures contracts that are already a downsized (mini) version of full futures contracts that have been around for quite a long stretch of time now.

You can learn more about e-mini futures contracts from my site.

You can learn basics of these new trading vehicles from the two videos I embedded below. I plan to write a bit more about this on my site as well once I start updating it again, which should happen in the next few weeks or so.

The first video is rather brief, while the other lasts a bit over an hour.