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Top 13 reasons why most traders fail to achieve big performance

September 14, 2017


1.   Poor selection criteria – penny stocks, tips, rumors & hype
 
2.   Fail to correctly manage risk reward relationship – #1 mistake
 
3.   Average down – add to losing positions  – #1 cause of blowing up account
 
4.   Fail to nail down decent profits when they have them 
 
5.   Let decent gains turn into losses
 
6.   Overtrade – love action more than making money
 
7.   Under trade – paralysis by analysis
 
8.   Don’t know the truth about their trading – fail to conduct post-analysis
 
9.   Don’t commit to a strategy – style drift
 
10. Want too much too fast – unrealistic objectives, lack of patience
 
11. Trades too large – don’t understand risk of ruin metrics
 
12. Overly diversified
 
13. Don’t follow their own rules – lack discipline
 




About Mark Minervini

September 07, 2017








Can A Thousand PhDs Be Wrong?

June 16, 2017








Position Sizing for Optimal Results - Excerpt from Think and Trade Like a Champion by Mark Minervini

From the best-selling book Think and Trade Like a Champion

May 31, 2017








Invest in Yourself

May 17, 2017








The Most Eagerly Awaited Investment Book of the Year - HAS ARRIVED!

April 17, 2017








Top Ten Signs You’re Trading Too Large

November 27, 2016








Dr. Iqbal K M—interview with Mark Minervini

April 21, 2016








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April 20, 2016








FREE WEBINAR with Mark Minervini and David Ryan

March 22, 2016








TIPS ON HOW TO TRADE AN EMERGING RALLY

March 21, 2016








Words of One of the Most Successful Men - On his Death Bed (some say)

March 17, 2016








Meet Mark Minervini in person—get your questions answered—March 10th New York City

February 18, 2016








Top Ten Signs You’re Trading Too Large

February 01, 2016








How to Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard

Excerpts from the best-selling book Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Superperformance in Stocks in Any Market

January 24, 2016








Time is Money—Factoring Time Value

January 15, 2016








The Great Advantage of Stock Trading - the Free Ride

September 30, 2015








Could the market crash like 1987?—Put spike argues low is near

August 21, 2015








LEARN FROM FOUR MASTER TRADERS - REGISTER TODAY!

August 18, 2015








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August 11, 2015








Tips on How to Trade Like a Champion

June 15, 2015








Coming Soon! - Minervini, Ryan, Zanger and Ritchie II

April 16, 2015








Not All Ratios Are Created Equal

April 14, 2015








WATCH A REPLAY - Super Trader Tactics for Triple-Digit Returns w/ Mark Minervini & David Ryan

April 02, 2015








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April 01, 2015








FREE WEBINAR with Mark Minervini and David Ryan - March 25, 2015

March 17, 2015








How to Time Your Trade with Pinpoint Accuracy - The Volatility Contraction (VCP) Pattern

February 23, 2015








1450 Words on How to Succeed in the Stock Market

January 21, 2015








How to Trade a Turnaround Situation

January 12, 2015








When a Mistake Becomes a Mistake

January 07, 2015








How to Invest in “Cookie Cutter” Stocks

November 11, 2014








How to Get Aboard an Emerging Rally

November 05, 2014








Mark Minervini’s Morning Note to MPA members October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014








Learn to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

October 06, 2014








The Unavoidable Cost of Success in the Stock Market

September 29, 2014








My Walking Barefoot in Four Feet of Snow Story

September 16, 2014








Losses Are A Function of Expected Gain

September 08, 2014








How to Determine Earnings Quality (Part 3)

August 25, 2014








How to Determine Earnings Quality (Part 2)

August 18, 2014








How to Determine Earnings Quality (Part 1)

August 11, 2014








Market Leaders: A Double-Edged Sword

July 29, 2014








A few reasons why I’m cautious here as the market makes a new high

July 24, 2014








Top Ten Signs You’re Trading Too Large

July 22, 2014








The Best First Investment You Should Make

July 21, 2014








If You’re Not Feeling Stupid, You’re Not Managing Risk

July 14, 2014








How to Avoid Giving Back Your Profits on Market Pullbacks

July 08, 2014








Practice Does Not Make Perfect

July 07, 2014








How to Assess Earnings Quality

June 29, 2014








There’s a Reason a Ferrari Cost More Than a Hyundai

June 23, 2014








Fundamentally Sound Versus Price Ready

June 17, 2014








Why Buy a Stock Trading at a New High?

June 17, 2014








The Concept of “Building in Failure”

June 09, 2014








How to Trade an Emerging Rally

June 06, 2014








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May 01, 2014








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April 24, 2014








Michael Covel interviews Mark Minervini April 2014

April 21, 2014








“Momentum Monday” April 7 2014 with Howard Lindzon, Mark Minervini and Joe Donohue

April 08, 2014








Howard Lindzon of StockTwits interviews Mark Minervini March 27, 2013

March 28, 2014








Interview with Mark Minervini with Andrew Selby conducted March 12, 2014

March 17, 2014








Mark Minervini with Shepard Smith talking Russia/Ukraine crisis March 4, 2014

March 05, 2014








Andrew Selby’s book review of Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard

February 20, 2014








Mark Minervini’s 10 Steps to Reduce Portfolio Risk

January 28, 2014








3 Dos and Don’ts Most Traders Learn the Hard Way

January 21, 2014



The following article is an excerpt from Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market by Mark Minervini with permission from McGraw Hill Publishing.






Handling Stop-Loss “Slippage”

January 14, 2014








Heed the Market not the “Experts”

November 19, 2013








Winning the Loser’s Game

November 11, 2013








Market Leaders; a Double Edge Sword

November 08, 2013








Master Trader Program Superperformance Workshop with Mark Minervini

November 07, 2013








2013 Master Trader Program Highlight Photos

October 18, 2013








#6 Top Tweeter - Make sure to follw Mark on Twiiter

September 27, 2013








Mark Minervini Recent TV Clips

August 06, 2013








Earnings - Exceeded or Missed Analyst Estimates

August 02, 2013








WHY IS MY STOCK GOING DOWN?  The Supreme Fundamental

July 18, 2013








What is a Market Leader and the Greatest Advantage of Wall Street

July 12, 2013








Traditional Valuation Could Lead to Missed Opportunity

July 01, 2013








The C=L U=M Principle

June 27, 2013








Minervini On The Market 6-23-2013

June 23, 2013








CAN A THOUSAND PhDs BE WRONG?

June 12, 2013








Q&A with Mark Minervini

June 06, 2013








Winning the Loser’s Game

May 31, 2013








Market Wizards Minervini & Ryan Join Forces for October Investment Workshop

May 30, 2013








3 Dos and Don’ts Most Traders Learn the Hard Way

by Mark Minervini

May 12, 2013



Excerpt from Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard on TradingMarkets.com






Beware the Official “Growth Stock”

May 07, 2013








Market Wizards Minervini and Ryan Join Forces for October 2013 Investment Seminar in Myrtle Beach

May 01, 2013



Market Wizards Minervini and Ryan Join Forces for October 2013 Investment Seminar in Myrtle Beach






Mark Minervini on CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Bill Griffeth April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013



Mark Minervini on CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Bill Griffeth April 23, 2013






Mark Minervini with Melissa Francis on Fox Business New April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013



Mark Minervini with Melissa Francis on Fox Business New April 17, 2013






Mark Minervini on “BREAKOUT” with Jeff Macke.  Mark discusses bank earnings and the overall health o

April 15, 2013



Mark Minervini on "BREAKOUT" with Jeff Macke. Mark discusses bank earnings and the overall health of the general market.






Value Time Because Time is Money

By Mark Minervini

April 14, 2013



I’m trying to spot where momentum is going to be strong enough to move the price of the stock as soon as possible at a high velocity. My major goals are to be at a profit soon after my purchase, keep losses relatively small, and avoid sitting with dead merchandise (stocks that go nowhere) for extended periods of time. I’m always trying to maximize the power of compounding.






Mark Minervini on CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo

April 11, 2013



Mark Minervini on CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo






Mark Minervini with Melissa Francis on Fox News April 8, 2013

April 10, 2013



Mark Minervini with Melissa Francis on Fox April 8, 2013






Mark Minervini on Bloomberg TV April 9 2013

April 10, 2013



Mark Minervini on Bloomberg TV April 9 2013






Heed the Market Not the “Experts”

April 07, 2013



In 2007, Countrywide Financial was being touted by some of the most successful money managers as a well-run company offering solid value and a good prospect for investment. Some of these managers were buying the stock because it was “cheap” with good management. Down more than 60% from the price it was trading at just seven-months earlier, to some, CFC appeared to be a bargain.






The C=L U=M Principle

by Mark Minervini

April 04, 2013



Most people like to stay within a range of relative comfort; a range that is self imposed. This is known as your comfort zone. For most of us, the grand majority of our experiences and daily life’s routines are within the limits of what we already know; the boundaries that we set, the fence that we build around us to feel safe.

We tend to ignore the outer limits of this circle of comfort almost all of the time. The unknown is a scary proposition for most. The CLUM principle simply states that COMFORTABLE = LESS OPPORTUNITY AND UNCOMFORTABLE = MORE OPPORTUNITY; C=L U=M






Is High Portfolio Turnover Bad?

by Mark Minervini

April 01, 2013



A common misconception about money management concerns portfolio turnover, the rate at which securities are bought and then sold. Many investors associate heavy trading in an account with high risk and runaway costs in the form of commissions and capital gains taxes.






I’m happy to announce TRADE LIKE A STOCK MARKET WIZARD just hit #1 BEST SELLER on Amazon

March 29, 2013



TRADE LIKE A STOCK MARKET WIZARD hits #1 BEST SELLER and #1 HOT NEW RELEASE on Amazon.






Mark Minervini on Fox News with Shepard Smith 3/27/2013

Mark discusses Cyprus and points out the U.S. will benefit from flight to quality - Mark's market close alarm goes off during show; FUNNY!

March 28, 2013



Mark Minervini on Fox News with Shepard Smith 3/27/2013. Mark discusses Cyprus and points out the U.S. will benefit from flight to quality - Mark's market close alarm goes off during show; FUNNY!






Small Success Leads to Big Success

March 25, 2013



Only if my smaller pilot positions confirm my assumptions and show profits do I step up my trading size and rhythm. With this type of approach (pyramiding up), I need only one or two good quarters to rack up a really great year. Until the right opportunity emerges, I pay special attention to preservation of capital above capital appreciation. When a promising opportunity eventually presents itself, I’m ready to act swiftly and aggressively with the bulk of my capital intact.






Commitment Makes the Difference

March 22, 2013



Most traders hope to achieve big success in the stock market, but few do. Over time most investors realize only mediocre results at best. There are a few major reasons for this lack of meaningful success.






How to Protect and Keep Your Confidence Trading

March 21, 2013



The stock market places traders under the constant pressure of fast decision-making. To be successful, you must maintain your nerve at all times. The market demands no less than lightning action. Losing your nerve will lead to second-guessing, indecision and ultimately losses and lost opportunities.








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