Let’s overcome fear and engage in one of the most challenging, exciting, and rewarding activities out there!
My name is Corey Rosenbloom, CMT (Chartered Market Technician) trader, educator, analyst, and I am excited to share with you my experiences studying and trading the markets and to hear from you regarding your experiences, challenges, and frustrations, and successes. My goal is to create a community dedicated to reaching out to those who have been burned by the market or are anxious about risking their money to make money in the stock, options, or futures markets. Together, we can share strategies and learn how to overcome crippling fears that keep us from achieving our highest potential.
I have been investing for the last 10 years but discovered the addictive world of trading during the wicked bear market of 2001-2002 and began actively trading the market short-term mid-2003.
After some bad trades following some early large successes (due to overconfidence and over-leverage), fear gripped me to the core and I spent the next three years oscillating between love and hate for the trading world and committed to learning as much as I could before committing more money to the active trading of the markets. I fought a constant battle with perfectionism and fear, and wanted to reach out to others beginning their trading careers who may be struggling as I did with “fear of the order entry screen.”
I deeply enjoy education, research, and analysis and would love to help you to improve your edge so that you can increase your confidence in yourself and your abilities. Trading without a solid education, as well as a personalized method of quantifying abstract market data, can cost you not only hard-earned money, but your confidence and your dreams of success. I would love to connect with others who are progressing through their lifetime learning cycles in the market and unite us through a community that fosters a supportive environment of networking.
Through this blog, I am hoping to keep in touch with all of you whom I met at various Trader’s Expos and conferences and meet others in the trading community. Most importantly, I want all of you to connect with each other. I will be writing market analysis and commentary, providing links to fresh articles and information, collecting volumes of resources that will help you advance your trading, and writing my own insights to share with you.
Please share your personal stories with me and get to know mine as well – I will be happy to post success stories and personal achievements as I receive them from you. Remember, together, we can stand and achieve our dreams; divided, we will fall victim to the wiles and traps of the darker side of the market.
Educational Experience: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Master’s Degree: Political Science/Public Affairs (concentration in Business)
Research Areas: Cognitive/Perceptual Influences on Voting Behavior; Use of Emotion in Political Campaigns; The Economic Cycle and Presidential Preference
Bachelor’s Degree (with highest honors): Dual Degree: Psychology and Political Science
Research area: Cognitive Psychology. Topics: False Memories, Perception, Emotional Interference
Affiliate Member: Market Technician’s Association (MTA)
Chartered Market Technician (CMT)
Level I – passed (November 2007)
Level II – passed (May 2008)
Level III – passed (December 2008)
CMT Professional Designation Granted April, 2009
Stock Market Conferences:
Trader’s Expo: Las Vegas 2005
Trader’s Expo: New York 2006
Trader’s Expo: Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2006
Trader’s Expo: Las Vegas 2006
Trader’s Expo: Las Vegas 2007
Money Show: Orlando, FL 2009
Traders Expo: Los Angeles/Pasadena 2009 (Speaker)
Traders Expo: Las Vegas 2009 (Speaker)
Traders Expo: New York 2010 (Speaker)
Public Speaking Events/Seminars Presented:
Traders Expo: Los Angeles 2009: “Idealized Trades for the Intraday Trader”
Presentation to Local Money Managers – Huntsville, AL “Idealized Trade Set-ups Using Basic Technical Analysis”
FuturePath Trading Summer Series/LBR Group Webinar: “Best Trades to Take Using Structure, TICK, and Momentum”
Traders Expo: Las Vegas 2009: “Best Intraday Trades Using Momentum and TICK”
AFTA – Association for Technical Analysis (Dallas, TX) December 2009: “Conceptual and Convergent Trading Tactics”
TraderInterviews.com – 2010: “Price Principles to Enhance Your Trading Edge in Any Market”
Traders Expo: New York 2010: “Enhancing Your Trading Edge in Any Market”
Trader Kingdom.com Webinar: “How to Trade TICK and Momentum Divergences”
DTI.com (Tom Busby): “Trading Intraday TICK Divergences”
(Contact us to arrange Corey to speak or prepare a seminar for your organization)
Paid Seminars Attended:
- Become a Technical Purist: Eliminate Doubts about How to Enter, Where to Place Stops, How to Manage a Trade, and Whether to Play for a Small or Large Target (Linda Bradford Raschke)
- Tax Considerations and Starting a Hedge Fund (Robert Green – Tradertax.com)
- Discover the DaVinci Code Behind Stock Market Behavior - (Chris Schumacher and Bo Yoder)
- How to Profit from ETFs by Using the Business Cycle and Intermarket Relationships (Martin Pring)
- Advanced Price Projections Mentorship- Projections, Extensions, Retracements, and Cycles (James Bartelloni, CMT)
- Ten-DVD Series on the Elliott Wave Principle (Elliott Wave International – Robert Prechter, CMT)
Key traders/educators/mentors I’ve met and attended seminars (and for whom I hold highest respect):
Linda Bradford Raschke (True Market Wizard & one of the best traders of today)
Toni Hansen (Mild-mannered, power-packed trader. Offers excellent education, chatroom, and daily commentary)
Toni Turner: (Introduced me to the Economic/Market Cycles – Author, Excellent Educator)
Tom Sosnoff and Don Kaufman: (Founder and educator at “Think or Swim” options brokerage)
Martin Pring: (Highly respected Technical Analyst – also teaches intermarket relationships and the market cycle)
John Carter: (Respected trader/educator – very popular. Author of Mastering the Trade)
Adrienne Toghraie: (Trader’s Coach, Motivator, “seller” of discipline – “Overcome Sabotages in your Trading”)
Tom Busby: Trades Around the Clock with a common sense, down to earth style. Long-time educational source.
Robert Prechter Jr - THE #1 Resource on all things Elliott Wave and president of Elliott Wave Int’l.
StockTickr Interview Session with Dave Mabe (March 19, 2008)
We discuss my background, how I got started trading, strategies I use, my ‘horror’ story, and recommended books.
The Disciplined Investor: “Making the Grade with Afraid to Trade.“ (May 19, 2008)
Andrew Horowitz and I describe the best ways to get started trading the markets, overcoming fears, why I started writing the blog, sector rotation strategies, and more.
The Disciplined Investor: “Elliott Wave Theory in Action” (April 5th, 2009)
Andrew Horowitz and I delve into some of my trading strategies, particularly how I incorporate Elliott Wave into my trading style (and also how Elliott Wave incorporates Fundamental Analysis). We also describe the “3/10 Oscillator,” how to construct it, and how to use it. I also made a bold prediction that the S&P 500 would likely continue to rise to the 1,000 level.
Tim Bourquin of Trader Interviews.com: “How to Trade Trend and Range Days” (June 29, 2009)
Tim grills me to explain specifics of my trading strategy, what I look for, a recent successful trade, and what constitutes my definition of an “Ideal Trade.” I also describe how I identify “Trend Days” as they develop and why that is so important for considering leverage, position sizing, and trading strategies for the day. Tim commented “The last 10 minutes of this interview can’t be missed!”
Karen Gibbs of the MoneyShow.com: Five brief interview segments at the Los Angeles Traders Expo 2009:
Tim Bourquin of the MoneyShow.com: Four brief interview segments at the Las Vegas Traders Expo 2009:
Contact me at corey AT afraidtotrade DOT com.
I am available for private mentoring opportunities, seminars, and consulting. Contact me for personalized information.
I currently assist newer and experienced traders in developing risk management strategies, edge development, strategy construction, and basic market trading education across multiple timeframes.
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May the market give you the desires of your heart.