The Fine Art of Keeping Capital Out of Harm’s Way

On this week’s edition of Trading Simplified, Dave illustrates his methodology in action by showing why he avoided recent mystery charts that would have failed miserably. He also presents a new mystery chart that shows promise. He then goes on to discuss the TFM 10% system, which is still in sell mode, and explains why it will likely stay there for a long while (and some thoughts on how you might get back into the market sooner). Getting back to the core methodology, Dave sums up his money management strategy, which allows for the potential for both short-term and longer-term gains. Finally, Dave touches on the fact that trading psychology begins with the understanding of the neurology of making decisions.

This video was originally broadcast on June 29, 2022. Click anywhere on the Trading Simplified logo above to watch on our dedicated show page, or at this link to watch on YouTube. You can also watch this and past episodes on the StockCharts on-demand video service — registration is free!

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Dave also appeared on the June 16, 2022 edition of The Pitch, with fellow panelists Jessica Inskip (OptionsPlay) and Joe Rabil (Rabil Stock Research). They each bring their five top stock ideas to the table and showcase the strategies they used to select these promising trade targets.