My trades always seem to go in the opposite direction no matter how much I analyze before placing the trade. It happens just too often to allow me to think its by chance. I have a great grasp on how to analyze stocks technically and fundamentally but my winning trades seem to be very rare on a short term basis no matter how good the stock is. Do you think your broker tries to clean you out?
For decades I have noticed that whenever I trade a stock it will go in the opposite direction. I will do technical analysis and fundamental analysis to make my decisions but they always seem to go against me and I just cannot figure out why, Not that it matters but I have a degree in finance and have read every possible book on trading but almost always my play will go in the opposite direction. I go long and my stock tends to go down. I go short and my stock is sure to go up. With little margin and commission I concluded that the only way this could consistently happen is if my broker is going against my account to make sure he gets my money. Let ne hear some opinions on this.
I will tell you how to make a ton of money in the stock market. KEEP IT A SECRET!! Almost every stock goes up at some time and goes down at some time. Buy stock options slightly out of the money with the intent of holding approximately one year. You are almost 100% certain to make money some time within that year. Buy LEAPS that are not too expensive and you need not do any analysis. I have lost in the market for over twenty years using all sorts of recommended systems that I PAID FOR but I have been making tons of money with this strategy. You can go into thinkorswim and test this strategy for a year or two back for any stock.
I know more about options than you will ever dream about. Hedging is protecting your asset ...not making money. It is good as an insurance...that's all. Indulge in trading options to make consistent money and you will see what they will do to you over the long term...dope.
Has any one ever made consistent money trading options? I have a degree in finance and have been trading since 1993. I have learned every conceivable option strategy: iron condors ,iron butterflies,ratio spreads, ..just name it. I made money the first year because all I knew then was covered calls. Since then I have made lots of money with stocks but have lost on options every year..with spreads.volatility commissions etc. I think options is the biggest theoretical scam ever invented. I know there are liars out there who would say how smart they are and how much money they made with options,but ask them how much they have lost.