Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tradecraft: How I play the odds in constructing trades

I've spent the past year in a major reworking of how I trade, and as a result, my trading rules have grown increasingly distant from what I actually do.

Time for an update.

Whereas my prior "constitution" for trading was famed as rules, the new version is built as a process, something to guide the craft of constructing trades.

Hence the title: Tradecraft.

It has a step-by-step walk through of what I do, from initial screening to the entering the trade and beyond to exiting the trade. I've added a section of notes that discuss why I do things the way I do, and a list of links that point to reading that discusses the basic concepts that lie behind my methods.

Tradecraft can be read here as a Google Drive document, and a link will appear at the bottom of all Private Trader posts beginning Monday.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 27, 2015


Tradecraft: Playing the odds to build winning stock market trades from options, a description of how I trade, can be read here.


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