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Here at Day Trading Academy (DTA), we provide a weekly review of markets and geopolitical events.  Below you will find our most recent updates.

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Market Recap for Dec 2nd 2011 18 points!

Market Recap for Dec 2nd 2011 18 points!

Welcome back to Nairobi, Kenya!  I have my Tusker beer ready to watch today’s market.  I explored most of the eastern realm of the continent and achieved all my goals of visiting Somalia, South Sudan (world’s newest country), and even day trading in many of the countries that I visited.  Soon I will start posting my day trading offices from around the world, so far my office in Argentina & Madagascar are my favorites.  I have some very exciting news and also […]

Taxes For Day Traders: Let’s All Save $95,000 a Year!

Taxes For Day Traders: Let's All Save $95,000 a Year!

Day Trading Taxes can be quite a tricky situation.  First off, let me tell you that I am not accountant, so in case you run into problems with the IRS I am sincerely not responsible for the brilliant decisions you made that brought into “that moment”. Secondly, let me tell you that this article is for taxes in the United States.  If any of you have detailed information about taxes for day traders in other countries please contact me via my contact […]

Defining Your Definition Of Success

Defining Your Definition Of Success

I think it’s very important to understand why we behave the way we do.  When we understand how something works we not only do that thing better, but we also enjoy it as well.  Ask a pro trader why he continues day trading after 10am when he has already made enough money for the month.  It’s because pro traders enjoy the challenge, they like to be in the market to find different expected outcomes and different ways of looking at things. I’m […]

How Much Money Does It Cost To Start Day Trading

How much money does it cost to start day trading is one of the most common questions that I get when people contact me about getting started.  I try to be as clear and honest on this site as possible and the answer to that question is very complicated.  The reason why is because when someone starts day trading there is a learning curve which involves training.  Training is unpredictable since everyone is unique and more importantly, everyone learns at their own […]

23+ Points Today in 3 hours: Nov 18th Recap

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Welcome back to Ethiopia!  I spent roughly a day in Kigali, Rwanda exploring what I consider the Germany of Africa.  Ethiopia Airlines has a habit of having flights in the WEEEE (did I spell that right?) hours of the morning.  My flight left at 2am and I arrived at my home (Taitu Hotel) in Addis Ababa at around 7am only to find out that I couldn’t check in because someone else was in my room.  What kind of country is this? I […]

Tradestation VS Ninja Trader: Comparing The Best Day Trading Software

Tradestation VS Ninja Trader: Comparing The Best Day Trading Software

Tradestation vs NinjaTrader is one of the most common questions when day traders get started.  Both platforms are exceptional but there are nuances with both that are unique and make them easier to use. Choosing Between Tradestation & NinjaTrader is like deciding which kid is your favorite. You just can’t do that!  These are the only two platforms that I have used in my near 10 year day trading career.  Every day trader that I know only uses these two as well. […]

Day Trading Recap Nov 3rd 2011

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In order to become a good day trader we have to be able to identify, understand, and anticipate what the market is going to do.  Nothing in the stock market is set in stone which is why day traders always have losing trades.  Nothing works out 100% of the time. In order to develop your skill it becomes not necessary, but crucial, to be able to control your emotions and think 100% analytically about the market.  I mention this in this post […]

Day Trading Recap for 11/2/11

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Today lasted a lot longer than I wanted it to (especially compared to yesterday) but it was a great day none the less.  The market has really been giving us great runs which led me to cancel all targets other than the 5pt max target.  You can even see this behavior in the pre-market so I was anticipating a big day in terms of volatility. The behavior of the market quickly changed once it officially opened.  Take a look how there was […]

Day Trading Recap Nov 1

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Welcome to Somaliland!  I have arrived at what is my final destination in Somalia where the internet is far superior than I ever imagined.  I’ve managed to find a friend of a friend that also has internet in his home, very fast internet to be exact.  When I arrived in the vastly misunderstood country territory I honestly didn’t think that I would be able to day trade. Ethiopia has some of the worst internet that I have experienced while I have been […]

Day Trading Recap October 21st 2011

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After almost 10 days with internet speeds of the era of the Roman Empire I have finally secured a great connection here in Toliara, Madagascar.  I’m currently using a Wi-Fi connection at the Bo’s Restaurant, if you are ever in Tolaira make sure to order the Zebo Steak, it’s excellent.   Later I realized the reason why this is the only decent connection in the country, the main underwater fiber optic sea cable connects to Madagascar via Toliara. If you are interested in […]

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