The Traders Journal

November 2018

The Traders Journal

Ask Yourself This Question, But Make Sure You Do It This Sunday

by Grayson Roze

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  The bulk of my financial analysis, portfolio reviews, and trading decision making happens on Sundays.  Sure, I have daily trading routines that are tremendously important, and of course, I'm constantly watching the market during the week.  But the routines that I believe are most crucial to my investing process, those are reserved for Sunday morning and afternoon. Why?  Well, with the markets closed, the work week over, and life moving just a little bit slower every Sunday, I’m able to get myself into my most Read More 

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ETF Guru Retires: Leaves Us with Six Key Lessons

by Gatis Roze

This is a salute to Ben Johnson, the departing editor of Morningstar’s ETF Investor publication. Over the years, I’ve come to look forward to his pithy observations about the ETF marketplace. To use his own words in describing his replacement, Alex Bryan, he wrote “He’s bright, articulate and capable of distilling concepts that are lofty and sometimes near unintelligible into insights that are readily consumable.”  Those are words which are spot-on in describing Ben Johnson himself. In other words, I’ve made money based on his insights — thank you very much!  Read More 

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Survey Results: The Top 10 Reasons Investors Told Us Why Routines and Organized ChartLists Matter

by Gatis Roze

In our last Traders Journal blog, Grayson and I extended an invitation to our readers to share their experiences with the Tensile Trading ChartPack. The spectrum of responses was diverse, broad and extremely insightful.  We found it  motivational and encouraging that so many investors have “found their stride”, as one person put it, by utilizing the ChartPack framework.  The majority of the comments we received alluded to the fact that most investors personalized the collection of 94 ChartLists to meet their own needs — precisely what we’ve encouraged Read More