Hello everyone, I am CJ Mendes and I have been a trader and professional market participant for nearly 30 years.
As a trader, I have studied markets and tried many different strategies for trading both personal and professional accounts and I have found one thing in common between these strategies and it’s that they all work in some environments and not in others. Markets are dynamic and ever changing and so should its participants.
This blog isn’t about finding the holy grail of trading… It’s not about telling you I have the strategy that beats all strategies, it’s a written account of my trials and experiments with different styles and my conclusions. The reason I have created this blog is to hopefully save readers from making some of the same mistakes I have made, costly mistakes at that and at the same time share some of my successful strategies.
I have written for several publications in the past but today you will find my updates here and in See It Market.
I ask that if I capture your interest with what I say, that you get involved within my site. I love to talk about markets and trading! It’s not only what I do for a living, it’s my passion! Comments are always welcome.
Trading is hard….
Let’s get something out of the way… Trading successfully (i.e. profitably) is incredibly hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply misguiding you. As a trader, you are up against some of the brightest, well informed opponents every single day. Its critically important to learn to pick your battles.
If day trading is your main genre, you may not get much out of our site.
I trade stocks and options on large cap stocks and ETFs. My holding periods range from a few days to a couple of months. The larger and more liquid the stock, the better I have found my chances are.
Thanks for stopping by!