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

Oil has been pretty consistent this year.
No one can truly predict when this bull market will end.
In other words, be smart -- don't try timing the market.
A high stock price can simply be the market's bet on a company's prospects. 
Earnings season will bring lots of volatility. Don't get caught up.
When the situation changes, you must adjust with it.

Fitz Bits: Expect the Expected Real Money Pro($)

If you are always going against the grain, you're not going to do well.

Take a Look at Your Bad Trades Real Money Pro($)

You may be able to find a mistake you make over and over again.
The crowd will invariably win in the market.
Instead of playing the market you wish were there, trade the one that's actually in front of you.

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