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Gatis Roze
About the authors: , CMT, holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a past president of the Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA). He is also the co-author of Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages of Stock Market Mastery (Wiley, 2016). A full-time investor for over 25 years, Gatis has taught sold-out investment courses throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond since 2000.

Grayson Roze
is the author of Trading for Dummies (Wiley, 2017) and Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages of Stock Market Mastery (Wiley, 2016). He has worked in the financial services industry for StockCharts.com since 2012, and now serves as the Business Manager for the company. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.

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The #1 Lesson Learned From All My 2017 Trades

by Gatis Roze

Over 25 years of full-time trading, it’s been my experience that, as an investor, one moves ahead by looking back. In other words, reviewing my 2017 Trading Journal will improve my 2018 results. Indeed, the tenth and final stage of Stock Market Mastery is to Revisit, Retune and Refine. It’s a proven discipline that keeps on giving year after year. Having just reviewed my 2017 journal over the holidays, I’ll share with you the key lesson this year. It can be encapsulated literally in a single word: PATIENCE. For this blog, I’ll focus on my individual stocks to illustrate how I applied Read More 

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The Secret To a Better 2018 Starts Here

by Grayson Roze

Alright, I know. It's a little cliche. But hey, not only is it a Friday, it's also the last Friday of the year. And not only is it the last Friday of the year, it's also the final trading day of 2017 (can you believe that??). And what do you do on the final trading day of the year? Well, you look ahead to the new year of course! Now, I for one am about as big a fan of New Years as you're going to find. No, not because of the champagne and fireworks, but because I firmly believe that there is no greater, more productive, more compelling time of year to truthfully Read More 

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Charts I'm Stalking: Action Practice #24

by Gatis Roze

                                    Put a man on a bicycle and he’ll surprise you.                                     Put a man on a machine and he’ll amaze you.                                     Teach him asset allocation and he’ll electrify you! Due to the unusual number of new subscribers who Read More 

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Charts I'm Stalking: Action Practice #23

by Gatis Roze

With 25 years under his belt at Morningstar, Russel Kinnel, Director of Manager Research, has certainly earned my respect.  So my radar went up when he wrote a column entitled “Lessons Learned.”  Considering that Kinnel has been a keen observer of individual investor behavior for a generation, I believe all of us can profit by heeding his wisdom. In the Action Practice #22 blog, I presented my readership with a different kind of challenge for the first time ever.  Instead of focusing on charts, I urged my readers to focus on themselves — on what we refer to Read More 

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Buffett-isms and Bezos-isms: Great Investing Insights

by Gatis Roze

“Rule #1:  Never lose Money.” “Rule #2:  Never forget Rule #1.”                                      —Warren Buffett Sure, a lot of investors dissect every word that Warren Buffett writes in the annual report for Berkshire Hathaway.  For years, these Buffett-isms have provided investors with profitable insights.  In a similar vein, I found that the letter Jeff Bezos wrote recently to his shareholders was  also full of pithy insights.    Read More 

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Charts I'm Stalking: Action Practice #22

by Gatis Roze

A note to my readers: It is with great pride that I have written The Traders Journal blog every week since 2012 — 52 weeks a year. I am deeply grateful for the support and loyal following of all my readers throughout that time. However, I must announce that today marks the end of my writing blogs on a weekly basis. From here on and with Grayson’s help, I will publish blogs on the more leisurely schedule of once every two weeks. Having said that. let’s pick up where we left off with Action Practice #21. My regular Read More 

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Now Is the Time to Brush Up on Your Selling Disciplines

by Gatis Roze

We’ve all heard the cliche that “shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted” means one is late to action after the damage is done. Yes, it’s human nature not to dwell on negatives when the stock market ride since March, 2009 has been so exhilarating. Consider these returns; Netflix (NFLX) is up more than 3,400% Amazon (AMZN is up more than 1,300% Apple (APPL) is up more than 1,200% Cyclicals Sector (XLY) is up more than 500% Industrials Sector (XLI) is up more than 450% Technology Sector (XLK) is up more than 400% Read More 

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NEW ChartPack Updates (Q3, 2017) with Actionable Info and Major Additions!

by Gatis Roze

When is the last time someone offered to give you a couple hundred hours of “time”?  We are here to do precisely that!  You’ve all heard the cliche that “even the richest man has only the same 24 hours in a day as the poorest man.”  Regardless of what kind of investor you might be, we guarantee two things: 1. To be the very best investor you can be, you need to carefully assemble a portfolio of ChartLists to facilitate your asset allocation, money management, market analysis, routines, stalking, buying, monitoring and selling disciplines. 2 Read More 

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3 Investors, 3 Blind Spots, 3 Solutions

by Gatis Roze

Picture this:  I am at a cocktail party chatting with three people about investing.  The first person says, “I could be a really successful investor if only I could emotionally tolerate a bit more risk.”  The second person claims, “I could be a world-class investor too if I had access to the same information as big institutional investors.”  The third person believes that his market timing model is the last missing element holding him back from consistent profitability.  I have known all three of these part-time investors for well over a decade.  I’ll try to Read More 

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Here's How You Build a Super Bowl Champion Portfolio (Hint: Pick Your Correlations Carefully)

by Gatis Roze

Imagine a football coach who has the best eleven quarterbacks in the NFL altogether on the same team and puts them on field at the same time.  This “dream team” would get clobbered. Without tight ends, tackles, guards, wide receivers and a center there to present a balanced attack, there would be no hope of victory. So why do so many investors build a team of assets that does precisely the equivalent of a team with 11 quarterbacks? With this sports analogy and some further elaboration, I’ll prove to you the importance of diversification and strategic correlations. Read More 

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