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A Day in the Life of a Stock Market Trader 1:00 - 2:30 PM (NYC Time)

by Gatis Roze

Some battles you stay and fight. Others you best walk away from. This is the part of my day when I decide which is most appropriate. I love a steroidal stock chart as much as the next guy, but one can’t minimize the importance of context and the total market picture... Read More 

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A Day in the Life of a Stock Market Trader: The Midday Pause

by Gatis Roze

Inevitably, there comes a time during the trading day or the trading week that I ask myself, “why am I doing this?” If you’ve already given this critical query serious thought before you encounter the questioning pit, any momentary uneasiness simply creates a brief pause that’s b... Read More 

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A Day in the Life of a Stock Market Trader: Part III 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NYC Time)

by Gatis Roze

I actually wear my office during the trading hours. “All work is social,” claims Larry Prusak, director of IBM’s research labs, and that is how I see my work as a stock market trader. My downtown office offers face time with the markets in a manner that working at home does not... Read More 

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A Day in the Life of a Stock Market Trader - Redux

by Gatis Roze

Some people meticulously prepare and perfectly execute a mountain ascent, catching the significance of both the experience and the view from the top. Others just catch a cold... Read More