Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stage by stage, breaking targets down



Hi traders!

We're about to achieve our main target (5 points short) at US$ 20,000 in our Challenge #14, where we try to make 100% profit trading ES (S&P 500 e-minis) with a US$ 10,000 account.

In our Challenge we create smaller targets to make them more "easily" achievable, we break that target down into 3 Stages:

Stage 1: from US$ 10,000 to US$ 12,000 trading 2 lots, so our first target is a 20 point target.

When that target is done we start Stage 2: from US$ 12,000 to US$ 15,000, now trading 3 lots, then our target is 20 points one more time.

We're now ready to start the 3rd Stage: from US$ 15,000 to US$ 20,000, we then increase size to 4 lots, having a final target of 25 points.

Such a simple trick makes it look much better than having one single target at 100%.

The rules for the challenge are very clear, in case we lose and go back to a previous Stage we would decrease the size we trade back to that Stage size limit.

If we take our main target of 65 ES points and break it down into trading days we would need around 33 trading days or 7 trading weeks to reach it if we make just 2 points a day, aggressive traders using our trading system, the Diamond Setups, have been able to make an average of 9 points a day this year so far.

Of course, those 3 Stages are just the beginning for a trader who is trying to make a living out of trading, he/she will need to add a couple more Stages to reach the tipping point when he/she would be able to have reached a decent income level that'd allow him/her to live (almost) anywhere in the world comfortably.

Just to give you an idea of the continuation on the milestones a trader would have to conquer until he/she can start living out of trading, check the examples below:

Stage 4: from US$ 20,000 to 30,000 trading 6 lots, another 33 points to reach target.

Stage 5: from US$ 30,000 to 40,000 trading 8 lots, 25 points

Stage 6: from US$ 40,000 to 50,000 trading 10 lots, 20 points.

And then, the breaking levels when trading for a living becomes feasible:

Stage 7 (living the dream): US$ 50,000 to US$ 80,000 trading 20 lots, 30 points

Stage 8: the sky is the limit...

Think about it, that's "just" 173 points separating a trader from living his/her dream, go for it!

FYI, aggressive traders using our system have made 323 points this year so far, of course the market has helped a lot, it is being exceptionally good for day traders since the beginning of the year, but have in mind those points are not from "huge winners", the great majority of the trades gave from +4 to +6 points, very few were +10 trades.

In order to be able to reach those targets you'll need a trading system, an edge, if you still don't have one, use ours.

Join us in our next Challenge #15, click here to learn more  ==> Diamond Setups

Best of luck!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A week to remember! - Challenge #14 update.


Hi traders!

It was hard to believe such huge volatility during the whole week!

I remember that during several days last year we were praying for some volatility, as day traders the hardest time to trade is when market is too tight in ranges of less than 10 points, we had to wait for hours for a 3 point target, it was really frustrating to see just 1 or 2 trades a day, during those days I kept telling traders in our trading room to be patient, we knew that volatility would be back sooner than later, but not even in my wildest dreams I would expect something like we've seen this week, not even in 2008 when 50 point swings were normal during a trading day.

Day traders have had so many opportunities to trade this week, too many actually, we had to skip some setups trying to take the higher odds trades only, but even a small rotation would give us +8 or 10 points, really incredible to see so many chances for +10, +20 points on ES, those who had the courage to trail some of those trades could have been able to make even 300+ points in the week!

There were so many "wow!" moments that they became common place, we got used to take profits of at least +10 points on most trades, long story short we achieved 2 of the 3 targets in our Challenge #14 - from US$ 10,000 to 20,000, and on Monday we reached our 1st milestone at US$ 12,000 after just 1 week, and yesterday we met our 2nd target at US$ 15,000 and broke it closing the week with US$ 16,000+ in our Challenge account.

If you have been following our work for some time you know our system is called the "Diamond Setups", a simple set of rules and trade ideas that we follow to be consistently profitable in the markets, if you still trade without a trading system, learn how to use ours:

Join us today, click here to learn more: Diamond Setups

"Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Challenge #13 update: Main target achieved in just 7 weeks


Even after having been trading e-minis (ES) for almost a decade now, it still amazes me to see how "easy" trading can be during some periods, several chances to trade with a high win ratio, above 70%. The Challenge traders are all done in real-time in our trading room, doubling our account in just 7 weeks! That milestone made us break our own record.

December and January have been exceptional months to trade, even without getting the big moves, as day traders it's hard to make 20 points in a single trade, when volatility sets in, direction can change in a dime making us really happy with 6, 8 or even 3 points on each trade, which is our minimum target, it quickly adds up. There's no need for perfection in order to make money consistently, to have an idea on how powerful this business is, one can make a good living if able to make just 2 points a day.

It's really good to see the quantity of opportunities to trade ES can offer when it decides to be generous, but it's not always the case, last year we went through long periods of tight days, challenging our patience to wait for the right setup, on some of those days we did not have a single trade during the whole trading day! They were rare but they did happen a couple of times, the good thing about following a trading system is that if we don't see a setup we do nothing but watch, if market is moving in a tight range we just wait but when we see a good setup we don't hesitate to trade it, when we jump in, we do not know in advance whether that trade will work or not, what we do know is that if we take a sequence of trades with similar setups, statistics will work in our favor giving us the confidence we need to pull the trigger every time and just let profits take care of themselves.

I really have a good time with our fellow traders in our trading room, not only because we make money consistently there, but the symbiosis generated there is great, it gives us the strength we need to be there on a daily basis to fight another day, here's an email I've just received from one of our members:

Hi Renato -

I wanted to let you know that I am starting to get the hang of the DS system.  While I am still learning you have provided a lens into the market for me which frankly I did not have.  The DS set-ups are clearly providing opportunity to make money in the market.  My goal is that I will continue to trade this system for a very long time.


Thank you

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Thank you for the feedback, I'm really happy to be able to share something that is really relevant to those who want to learn a set rules that creates a steady flow of profits to those who follow them with discipline in the difficult path to success in our business.

If you still don't have your own system to trade profitably, use ours, the Diamond Setups.

This week we start our new Challenge, from Monday, January the 29th, we will try to take an account from US$ 10,000 to 20,000 once more, if we're able to do it again it will be the 14th time.

The Challenge consists of 3 different stages, we set 3 targets that we will try to reach:

Stage 1 - from US$ 10,000 to 12,000 trading 2 lots, 

when we reach it we start:

Stage 2 - from US$ 12,000 to 15,000 trading 3 lots, 

and last but not least:

Stage 3 - from US$ 15,000 to 20,000 trading 4 lots

When you join us, besides having the opportunity to participate in the challenge with us where I trade in real-time in our trading room, you'll also have 1 on 1 classes where I'll teach you all the nuts and bolts of our trading methodology, all the rules and the 10 Diamond Setups we use to be consistently profitable.

Join us in our Challenge #14 ==> Click here to learn more

“The biggest thing about making money is time. You don’t have to be particularly smart; you just have to be patient.” - Warren Buffett





Sunday, January 21, 2018

Do you trade to win or not to lose?



Hi traders!

We've just had another good week trading ES, no matter what happens we know we have to do what is right and not what makes us "feel more comfortable", it's the only way to be successful in trading.

Many traders know exactly what to do, where to jump in and out, what position size to use, how to make a good risk management using the correct STOP order size, not too big nor too small, and also have a well funded account but they still fail to succeed in this business! Why's that?

Instead of trading to win they might be trading not to lose!

If a trader does not have the right mindset to trade, he will end up making some small little mistakes that will keep him apart from being successful, a small detail will prevent them from making money.

They take trades only to give up after it runs a couple of ticks, taking profits too early, letting emotion get in the way of what would have been a real good trade. Or getting out of the trade with a few ticks of loss not giving enough room for market to breath, they get out of a good trade even when their STOP LOSS orders have not been hit, and that's what will make them lose money, because they give up on trades that would be profitable in spite of knowing that for every 10, 20, 50 trades they take there will be a certain number of losers but the great majority, provided they have a proven trading methodology,  will work as expected giving them profits that quickly add up towards a winning week and month.

On the other hand if a trader is not disciplined enough to pull the trigger when the setups that matches his criteria are in play, frustration will make him lose more and more as he will end up taking "revenge trades" outside his initial plan trying to quickly recover from a loss or missed good trade making him lose even more money and making it each time more and more difficult to meet his goals.

The only way to be successful in our business is to have an edge, a system that will allow you to take setups that clearly meet a certain criteria and that will put statistics in your favor, like the casinos do, and from every 10, 20, 50 trades you know most of the trades will work as expected but some of them will fail and there is nothing wrong with that.

Don't trade another single day without having clear rules to follow, rules that you know will help you go from point "A" to point "B" in the least amount of time, in the beginning it might be painful to be 100% disciplined, you will need to break the initial barriers that are holding you, those are the hardest to break, you will have to crawl before you can start walking, and finally in the near future, after breaking that wall, you'll be able to run!

I have years of stats from our system results and I know it highly pays off week in, week out, those who are able to follow the rules at least 80% of the time, yes even those who are not able to religiously follow the rules 100% of the time will still be able to consistently grab profits, but those who aren't, are sure to be on the side of the great majority of traders, the 90% of losers in the markets.

Trust me, market will reward big time those who no matter what do the right thing day in, day out, taking money from those who have no patience and discipline and giving it all to the disciplined traders.

So use a trading system you know works, if you don't have one there are several of them available on the Internet, mine is just one of them, a really good and simple to follow trading system, the Diamond Setups, I've been using it for more than 8 years now and I assure you it works like clockwork, allowing you to have a free state of mind focusing on the good execution of your trades only.

To Learn more, click the link ==> Diamond Setups


Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results - Albert Einstein (?)










Saturday, January 13, 2018

Generous Market, Stingy Market - Challenge Update



It feels so good when almost everything we do works as expected and we get highly rewarded for doing the right thing. Stage 2 target of Challenge #13 has been achieved at US$ 15,000+, from its beginning at US$ 10,000 on December the 11th, more than 50% profit in a little more than a month, one day more to be exact. Now on to the next target at US$ 20,000, we'll increase the size we trade to 4 lots on ES.

When we follow a set of rules with discipline, market pays off big-time, every time.

In my experience in the trading room I run from 9 AM to 4 PM EST daily for more than 7 years, I've learned that most traders when they start trading think they must win everyday to be successful in this business, if when they start they're not lucky enough to begin when market is being generous, they will quickly give up thinking trading is not for them, or that there's a conspiracy against them to make them lose, while those who are lucky to start when market's distributing money will stick around much longer.

As traders we need to bear (not sure I should use this word, so out nowadays) in mind being successful in trading is not about a single trade, day, week or even month, it's the long run that counts, from every 10, 20, 50, 100 trades we take using our trading system we can expect a win ratio of 70%+ in average, that does not mean it will give us 70% of winners the whole time, it varies according to market generosity, market's behavior changes, having tremendous generous X some stingy periods, we may expect a wave line more or less like below along a trading month/quarter:

We will have really "easy" periods (like this past week for instance) when almost every trade we take will work, giving us a 90 or even 100% win ratio, that's the time when we make the big money, those wins will cover any small losses we might have had in the past days and much more in profits.

We have to be ready for those periods when market gets stingy, experience enables us to see early what is happening and we will play more defense than attack, being more selective and waiting for the high odds setups only until we see we can start being more aggressive again as the weather clears up allowing us to move faster onward and upward.

If you don't trade with a system and you're not sure you will consistently make money in the weeks ahead, join us, learn a simple trading methodology so that you'll be able to trade with the necessary confidence in order to be successful, click the link below to learn more:

Diamond Setups trading system: www.diamondsetups.com

Learn to trade with a free state of mind, a visual trading system, pattern recognition, you see it, you trade it.

“What has happened in the past will happen again, and again, and again. This is because human nature does not change, and it is human emotion, solidly built into human nature, that always gets in the way of human intelligence. Of this I am sure.” - Jesse Livermore


That's the reason why our system has been working like clockwork for the last 7+ years.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Challenge #13 update: 1st target met at US$ 12,000



In just 3 weeks we met our first target from US$ 10,000 to US$ 12,000, a 20% profit using simple techniques that anyone can follow and become consistently profitable.

On to the 2nd target at US$ 15,000, trading 3 lots now. The only instrument we trade for the challenge is the ES (S&P 500 e-minis)

Trading isn't about predicting what happens next, it's about having a system with an edge.

After a hiatus of 1 year I will start teaching my methodology again in 2018.

The Diamond Setups trading system consists of 10 setups that yield 70%+ of winning trades in any instrument you decide to trade: futures, stocks, options, forex, cryptocurrencies, you name it.

The methodology is a set of rules that if you follow with discipline you will without any doubt make money consistently, when you learn our trading system you will be able to spot correctly the "key levels" where market may turn, making you able to trade what you see, leaving no room for guesswork, allowing your mind to be in a free state, a must in our business.

I'll show you exactly how I do to find the levels we use in our trading room to consistently make money trading the ES, 1 to 1 in around 6 hours of classes at your convenience, after that time you will be able to join our group where I continuously show the trades while they happen in real time, where you can ask any questions about trading and our system.

What you can expect after you sign up to learn our methodology:

- Know exactly when and at what price to enter the market and the target for that trade
- Choose a trading style that best fits your personality: scalping, day or swing trading
- Know how to control risk according to your account size
- Never allow a big loss to happen by using STOP LOSS orders
- When to just watch the market waiting for a high odds setup
- How to increase the size you trade when reaching set targets

And many other small tricks I've learned in my 20 year journey in the markets, for a very honest fee: only US$ 575.00

When you sign up you also get:

- 1 to 1 trading of at least 6 hours at your convenience
- Flexible times for you to learn our methodology
- 30 days of free trading room access after you finish the 6 hour training
- Access to the Diamond Setups group where I show examples of trades on a daily basis in real time
- One year of access by email or messaging for you to ask me any questions on trading

Learn how to trade from someone who has been there, done that and loves to teach, many traders have done it and are really happy that they chose our trading system, take advantage of my 20,000+ screen time experience.

Learn more, click here ==> Diamond Setups


When the student is readythe teacher will appear



Saturday, December 9, 2017

New Challenge starts on Monday, December, the 11th



YES! We've made it one more time, from US$ 10,000 to 20,000 in less than 3 months, that was real quick, it was not easy as we had some losing streaks along the way, but it's all part of the trading game, after years of experience trading we know every 3 to 4 months we will have a losing streak, meaning we're ready to be stopped out, 3, 4, 5 even 6 or 7 times in a row without any problem, we're traders and we never give up, so we went through it survived with small losses and finally recovered and achieved our 100% profit target.

On Monday, 12/11/2017 we start a brand new challenge (#13), as usual, we start with a US$ 10,000 account trading live in our trading room with 2 lots, our 1st target is the 20% mark at US$ 12,000, that means we need to make 20 points trading ES (E-mini S&P 500 future).

If you want to join us you can sign up in our website (click on the link below) I charge US$ 99.00/month (non-recurring) and you can have an accurate guide for trading ES according to your own style, I make calls for: scalping, day, swing and overnight trading, all for just a small monthly fee, I'm really proud to be able to offer a high quality service giving traders accurate entry and exit levels day in, day out.

Click here to join our trading room and trade live with us ==> Diamond Setups - Trading room

Of course, if you've been trading for some time you know in trading we also lose money, don't think all the calls I make will work as expected, that's part of trading, but you can rely on a 70+% win ratio, week in, week out.

Best of luck!