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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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Two Icons Reveal the Same Secret to Success

by Gatis Roze

Steve Jobs famously challenged everyone when he said, “We’re here to put a dent in the universe.  Otherwise, why else be here?” I was fortunate recently to spend a couple of days in Napa Valley at the DENT 2018 conference. There’s nothing like spending quality time with lots of exceptional people to get oneself re-energized and refocused.  Not unlike our upcoming Investor Boot Camp. The wisdom, insights and passion at DENT 2018 covered a very wide spectrum, of topics.  But since my soundtrack translates much of what I experience back to investing, those are the Read More 

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This Is Personal: My Very Own ChartList Organization

by Grayson Roze

  The other morning, I joined Tom Bowley and Erin Swenlin on their daily MarketWatchers LIVE web show. My appearance was part of the weekly "Everything StockCharts" segment, which covers important tips, tricks and other information that all StockCharts users can benefit from. The show got a little, well personal! I put my very own StockCharts account up on the screen and shared the unique ChartList organization that I use to watch the markets and my portfolios. Plus, I shared a very important "Tip of the Day" and demonstrated how to create a helpful Read More 

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Maximizing Your Profits Since 2013 - Tensile Trading ChartPack Update #18 (Q4, 2017)

by Gatis Roze

Yes, the markets are extended.  All prudent investors should be reviewing the Permission-to-Sell Dashboard (ChartList 10.4) every week.  We’ve added another useful market timing chart and made all 15 charts more muscular. The times are a’ changing in the ETF arena as well. Hundreds are closing and new smart beta ETFs are being added. This update reflects those profound changes. The same is true for you sector investors. There have been tectonic shifts in the composition of the S&P Sector ETFs which are reflected in ChartLists 401-409 (see below). As always, we’ve mined the Read More 

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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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