Updated September 3, 2013
. Like Trader Interviews, these popular trading blogs are worth checking out and adding to your RSS feed reader or list of sites you check each day. Some of these are popular - others don't get nearly the attention they deserve!
But for now, here are a few traders whom I read each day. These are not in any particular order.
Like everything else, what you're looking for is the "one take away" you use in your own trading. And these traders have some great thoughts in nearly every post that can help you make better trading decisions.
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- Greg Harmon's Dragonfly Capital
Greg's thoughts on the market have become a "must read daily" event for me. Part lighthearted commentary and part hard-hitting recommendations and tips, Greg's trading strategies are terrific and always a good source of ideas about where the trading opportunities lie each day.
- Alan Farley's Hard Right Edge
I've known Alan for many years and he is the real deal. Back when I was just getting started in trading in 1997, Alan came and spoke to my small trading group and had everyone riveted for several hours. His book is one of the best out there for traders and his daily market postings are chock full of trading ideas for the day.
- Don Miller's Trading Journal
Reading Don's daily posts is like watching, in real-time, the evolution of a highly successful trader. Don not only talks about his great trades, but also discusses the days he feels he did badly and why he thinks he wasn't on top of his game. Part philosopher and part CEO of his own trading account, Don's frank talk via video and text about his ability to make his living in the markets is a daily treat.
- John van der Munnik of VDM Trading
John's blog is a new addition to this list and he's earned it. He covers everything from options to currency to the VIX and general trading strategy. With so many "Top Stocks to Buy Now" posts around the Internet, I had to laugh when I read the post, "10 Stocks I Would Never Buy." John may not post as often as some blogs, but when he does, it's great stuff. I'll take quality over quantity any day.
- Corey Rosenbloom's Afraid to Trade
Talk about nuts and bolts! Each day Corey discusses his thoughts on the markets and shows details on the charts he is watching. He also does a great job of combining big picture charts and short-term charts to show readers why he thinks the markets are headed in a certain direction. Don't let his "youthful" appearance fool you! Great stuff.
- The Traders at SMB Capital
Mike Bellafiore is an experienced trader and author of "One Good Trade." He and a few of the prop traders at the firm he founded a few years ago share trading stories and strategies from the trenches. These guys hold nothing back are honest about their performance and how they (and you) can become better traders.
- Deron Wagner of Morpheus Trading
Deron Wagner lives the trading lifestyle we all dream of - traveling the world and making a living on our own terms in the market. On this blog he posts videos and commentary on what he's watching on a regular basis.
- Tim Knight's Slope of Hope
I've interviewed Tim several times for Trader Interviews and heard him speak at a conference - this dude knows what he is talking about. A money manager and trader to the core, Tim's archives and current posts are chock full of great information that will help you make more confident trading decisions. If you're looking for solid advice to grow your trading account quickly, read Tim's blog and go through the back archives as soon as possible.
- Ryan Mallory's SharePlanner
Each day Ryan talks about the trades he has executed and what he's looking at for his next entry. What I like most is how specific he is about his entry and exit points and the explanations behind his trading decisions. He's one heck of a smart trader and reading his blog will help any trader become better at the craft.
- Joe Fahmy
I've known Joe for a few years now and I'm always impressed by his knowledge of the markets and what it really takes to make a living in this crazy world. Joe trades his own money (and manages some as well) so his experience is in the trenches and his posts are invaluable.
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