Dan Fitzpatrick is the publisher of The Stock Market Mentor, an advisory newsletter and educational forum dedicated to teaching effective risk management and trading methodologies to aspiring traders and investors. He is a former hedge fund manager and a member of the Market Technicians Association, and he now trades from his home in San Diego, Calif. While Fitzpatrick holds various securities licenses, he does not give recommendations to buy or sell stocks.Expand

Fitzpatrick graduated from the McGeorge School of Law. He was a fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest firm specializing in constitutional law, and he also practiced law in the private sector before pursuing trading as a full-time career. Before growing up and getting a real job, he was a professional musician, studio singer and songwriter in Los Angeles.Collapse

| Jan 29, 2015
| 10:27 AM EST
We are just exiting the best three months of the year (statistically speaking: November, December and January)...
I think it's going to hit $100 in the next few months.
These are exceedingly important, so here's a simple formula for calculating one.
This simple exercise will do you a lot of good.

Fitz Bits: A Tightrope Walk Real Money Pro($)

With the market at its highs and the massive risk, that's what being a money manager currently entails.
Alibaba's IPO will be the week's fiesta or fiasco.
Only fools and liars can accurately predict market tops. Strive to be neither.
Remember that prices are dictated by nothing more than traders' actions -- by human decision-making.
Keep your eyes open, and be ready to break from the crowd when they've gone too far.
A look at charts from Priceline, Skyworks, Facebook and Ctrip.com.

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