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

Most of the ensuing stock behavior constitutes sympathy moves -- so take advantage.
You know what misstep you make over and over. Get rid of it.

Fitz Bits: Volume Is Worrying Real Money Pro($)

Markets can more easily fall on light volume.

Fitz Bits: A Fine Time to Buy Real Money Pro($)

The current technical condition is the definition of low risk. 
Be very selective in your trading.
After moves like last week, buyers tend to nibble.

Fitz Bits: I Predict a Bounce Real Money Pro($)

Plus, I look at charts of Apple, Chipotle and Caterpillar.
We're bound to see either a rebound in the Dow transports, or a pullback in the Dow 30 and the S&P.
And don't try to catch every move.
Oil has been pretty consistent this year.

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