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FIR 26: Blockhead!!! Or...BlockChain Changing Trading!!! Pro Trader Jeff Crystall

Jeff Crystal discusses how trading is changing and gives tips to traders to operate in the new world of BlockChain and other technologies.

Duration: 00:14:19

FIR 25: Do YOU Know The Way To SAN JOSE!!!

Hi Everybody, this is Grant! Since talking recently with one of my mentors it caused me to reflect on the roadmap for my investing journey that I started over five years ago. Some parts of my journey have been intentional, and some have been it fate or whatever you want to meet the right people at the right time. At other points in the journey insights are discovered that add the next piece to the puzzle in your journey. There are 5 simple steps on the roadmap to...

Duration: 01:35:31

FIR 24: OIL That's NOT Slippery!!!

I've been watching the recent rise in oil futures and thought we should take a look at how the Market Engine and the Market Effectiveness Chart provides signals. Let's take a look at the two charts that I've put on Go down to the Podcast Charts & Video section and open the charts for FIR #24. On each of the charts I have placed corresponding numbers that are mapped to gear shifts. Now, let's take a look at each one of them. GEAR SHIFT 1: Remember, these...

Duration: 01:19:46

FIR 23: Prop Firm Trader - Anthony Drager: CORRELATED Markets & COMMUNITY!!!

Hi everybody, this is Grant! I am very excited today because I have one of my mentors with me today, his name is Anthony Drager. I met Anthony almost 4 years ago; I was impressed with his ability to read current market conditions. He mentored me through his work with Market Delta...and is a strong, disciplined trader. Anthony runs a trading group still today. I reached out to Anthony and asked him to join me today...thanks for doing that? I have some questions for you!! Is that ok if I...

Duration: 00:23:34

FIR 22: Picking A MENTOR...Know YOUR PLAN First!!

Hi Everybody this is Grant, it's early July 2017. I will be doing a WebClass on July 8, 2017 @ 12pm Pacific Time - discussing how to get started on the investing & trading journey. You can register at The E-mini futures and also the SPY have been chopping around the last couple weeks after making highs. The Nasdaq futures have retraced and touched the 89 EMA. And Oil futures (CL) did a large bounce up starting about 6 days ago. Meanwhile Apple (AAPL)...

Duration: 00:08:54

FIR 21: Pro Trader Tim Justice - Tips For Getting Started

Tim, you were a big influence on me with trading when I was getting started. I wanted to re-connect with you and first thank you for the impact you had on my trading. I remember about 5 years ago when I started, I was doing a strangle on an earnings probably don't remember; but I didn't set my positions out far enough, I think it was on NFLX...and I got thumped!! - how long have you been trading - what got you started - what are your tips for someone just getting...

Duration: 00:13:42

FIR 20: The Technology Engine - NASDAQ!! Wear Your Seatbelt!!

I spent some time living in England many years ago. For a while I drove a was a very small car with excellent handling. You could handle the small country roads quite well and cornering was a was a peppy car!! Sometimes the NASDAQ futures reminds me of that car...zippy! In this podcast we are looking at the NQ futures Market Effectiveness Chart and the price chart. Many of the same characteristics apply as what you see in the E-mini futures charts. We are taking a...

Duration: 00:46:01

FIR 19: Measuring an EFFECTIVE Michael Jordan!!!

A number of years ago I lived in Chicago, it was during Michael Jordan's NBA reign. We would buy the standing room only tickets in the old Chicago stadium and go watch him play. When he would get into the open court with the ball he'd leave earth at the top of the key and start could see his tongue sticking out all the way up where we were standing!! That was some fun basketball. It was pretty easy to measure his effectiveness, # points made, # assists and passes, # blocks,...

Duration: 01:06:01

FIR 18: The Movie Moves ;-) - A VOLATILE RIDE!!

My Dad was quite the gardener, he grew many things including some lemon and lime trees. At one point I lived in an area where there were orange trees; one day we pulled along side the road and found some trees, not on anyone's property that we could tell...and they were loaded with oranges. Wow...we thought...there are tons of them just ripe for the picking. We picked a few and got into the car, excited about our discovery. As we took a bite we discovered they were very bitter, and were...

Duration: 00:51:24

FIR 17: Montana TO Clark...THE CATCH!! Did you THROW an AAPL?

I was on a flight many years ago and noticed the guy sitting next to me had San Francisco 49er paperwork. I was doing my work and finally they brought some food out. I hadn't looked closely at the guy up until that point...but finally I said, "What kind of work do you do?". He said, "I manage the San Francisco 49ers." I turned and looked at him closely and realized it was Dwight Clark, the famous dude who made THE CATCH!! We had an awesome chat about football, including my illustrious...

Duration: 01:34:26

FIR 16: Ready...Set...HIKE To PEYTON MANNING!!

I weighed in at 66 pounds when I played little league football as a kid. I attempted to play the position called safety. It was a tough career!! It's a good think I didn't try to play Half Back!! WalMart (WMT) has given some Half Back pattern signals over the last several months: Feb 3 Mar 29 May 18 There are three steps for trading high-probability trades on stocks. 1. Market Effectiveness Chart: gear shift 2. Trading Chart: Market Engine Indicator Pattern - Half Back in this...

Duration: 00:07:04

FIR 15: TRADING Market Engine PATTERNS!!!

I am talking about PATTERNS today. My Mom used to take me into fabric stores when I was a kid, ugh, that was tough on me! She was always looking for sewing patterns. I had to find something that looked like a I'd hang out in the thimble section. You can only look at thimbles for so long!! I am going to focus on patterns of the Market Engine Indicator. We use this indicator on the trading chart. For Futures we put it on something like a 1 minute E-mini chart. For Stocks we put...

Duration: 01:13:56

FIR 14: SING IT ELTON..."I Don't Have Much Money"...Let's Go To Walmart!!!

I saw Elton John in concert once and he sang "I Don't Have Much Money, But Boy If I Did...". So, that leads me to ask about how much money it takes to trade. I've been looking at Walmart and the Market Engine signals there. Walmart always has low cost stuff, let's look at the trading opportunities. So, in this podcast we will look at the WMT (Walmart) Trading chart with the Market Engine and it's companion Market Effectiveness Chart. We are going to look at some signals and then...

Duration: 00:08:17

FIR 13: Hey Mom!! GOOG's Gotta Wedgie!!! Market Structure Matters!!

So I won't go into any family wedgie stories, I'm sure we all have some to share. But the point of this podcast is that structure matters; market structure matters. I'm a personal fan of having a view that shows the real price movement, with time as a second class citizen. So for stocks, I like to find the average true range and then create a range chart that is related to that ATR. NOW, if that didn't make sense then reach out to me and I'll be happy to answer your questions. I want to...

Duration: 00:07:17

FIR 12: Can You Face(book) The Music!?? YOU CAN With The Market Engine!!!

Hi Everybody! Over the weekend we had a great family's always good to catch up with extended family. Two weeks ago someone T-boned my daughter's car, ran right thru a stop sign and smacked her. Luckily no one was hurt; but the car is totaled. Over the weekend we also got to experience the joy of covering the gap of not enough insurance money to actually replace the car...ugh...I don't like that part. ;-) So, we had to face the music of coughing up the extra! Sometimes the...

Duration: 01:00:53

FIR 11: Comparing Citi Engine With Fred Flintstone's Engine!!

Hey, tomorrow (Friday, June 16th) is monthly options expiration day...and there is some federal news at 7:30am CT (building permits) before the open. Always gotta keep mindful of the overall market context. I'm sure you remember the old cartoon the Flintstones? Sometimes he come up fast to a location and had to stop quick so his feet would scrape along the ground. He never seemed to have foot burns. And, at the end of each episode he'd get locked out of the house, but there was no glass...

Duration: 00:05:30

FIR 10: XOM Kicked By The Monday Engine (TWICE!!!) with YOGURT

As temperatures rise in the summer we often find ourselves taking our children to frozen yogurt places. There was one point in their younger years when frozen yogurt places became quite the fad, very trendy. It seemed there was a new yogurt shop every few months. We decided to try them all. So we'd go test out one place, and then we'd vote on it. A few weeks later we'd pick another place and try it out. Soon there were factions in the family, one faction felt that Yogurt Place A was the...

Duration: 00:04:49

FIR 9: Monday Morning Engine Kick!!!!

After several weeks of campouts, drones, and sore feet, we are looking at trading with the Market Engine last Monday.

Duration: 00:05:00

FIR 8: Pro Trader Bibi...Tips to HELP YOU NOW!!!

Professional Trader Bibi joins us to share lessons from her journey of learning about trading to trading for a living.

Duration: 00:15:40

FIR 7: Don't Be Average!!!

As our children were learning to drive we made a determination that they should learn how to drive a stick shift. So, each time a child was about 15 1/2 years old I would take them to a nearby church parking lot and would begin the instruction. For me growing up I learned how to drive a stick shift on the farm with the farm trucks and tractors out on the open fields. If you've ever driven a stick shift car you know that there are a series of gears, and when the car is not in gear, or when...

Duration: 01:17:11

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