TraderMike.net Acquired by Reink Media Group

When I started this blog on a whim back in 2003 I had no idea where it would take me. It’s been quite a ride from those days when there were only a handful of stock market related blogs to where we are today. From finding MaoXian’s site and stealing borrowing his “dummy” trading style […]

2011 Online Broker Survey

The folks at StockBrokers.com have just released their 2011 broker survey. I was a little surprised that E*Trade took the #1 spot but that does make me feel a little better about dragging my feet on moving my IRA away from E*Trade. (I planned to do that a couple years ago mostly because of their […]

Tools of the ‘Trade’ — How I Work (2011 Version)

This is an update to the post I made back in 2006. What I do hasn’t changed much but some of the tools have changed over the years. In short, the changes are: I’ve changed brokers/trading platforms — a couple of times. Schwab shut down Cybertrader and sent me scrambling to find a new place […]

December 7th Recap Plus a Look at Silver and Gold

This was an interesting session, although you wouldn’t know that just by looking at the change in prices day to day. We gapped up to new 2 year highs then gave back half of the gap, rallied back up and then sold off hard late in the day to close near unchanged. This is a […]

December 6, 2010 Stock Market Recap

While I’m impressed with the market’s ability to hold up over the last couple of sessions I’m not thrilled with the action. I’ve always been wary of an instrument approaching old highs on declining volume and that’s exactly what the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are doing now. This is an interesting juncture. The action over […]