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The Unraveled Trader

The Unraveled Trader

By Alessandra Timmins
Finding success as day trader doesn’t come easy when you’ve got a toddler and a new baby hanging on you, but it makes for an exciting lifestyle and is completely doable!

Find me on Twitter @Timmins_Trader
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All Jobs are Dead End Jobs
Way too much emphasis is placed on finding that perfect high-paying job, and it just doesn’t work for people like me (and probably you too if you’re a fan of this podcast). Day trading comes with risk, but opens the door for complete freedom. Today’s trade recap covers the new highs on EYES. Great long setup on that yesterday!
30:51
March 6, 2021
Pot Stocks Go Crazy and Brokers Have Issues
This week wraps up a crazy run in the marijuana stocks. TLRY leads the pack and little SNDL breaks new barriers. Brokers seem to be having trouble with their platforms and executions this week as well. I recap my long and (accidental) short trades on SNDL.
16:37
March 6, 2021
Taxes for Day Traders
As day traders, we have to be aware of our tax situation throughout the year. Estimated quarterly tax payments are necessary for profitable traders. When it comes time to file, make sure you know how to report your earnings. The end of the episode features my trade recap of $SOS from Monday, March 1st. *I am not a tax professional. Please consult a professional before filing taxes.
17:37
March 2, 2021
The Value of Tiny Positions
Paper trading has its place for the beginner trader, but its benefits are finite. As traders need to make the move to using real money, what is the best way to do that without blowing up your account? Use extremely small position sizes in your trades! Here’s why you should consider trading a single share in the early days.
16:38
February 25, 2021
Moms Who Trade!
How do other moms manage trading with babies and toddlers in the house? I need some advice over here! Trading through pregnancy and raising a toddler was doable, but a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old has really put the brakes on my ability to day trade. Today’s trade recap covers an attempt at a high-of-breakout on GTEC while dealing with diapers, spit up, and whining.
17:53
February 18, 2021
Poker vs. Day Trading
Join me on a special episode with my husband, Kirk, as we talk about gambling, playing online poker, and trading stocks. Successful poker players and successful day traders have a lot common! At the end, we recap a couple AMC trades from before and after the Wall Streets Bets movement.
24:56
February 2, 2021
The Robinhood Controversy
Here’s my take on why Robinhood is under attack (and why it should be) regarding the Wall Street Bets GameStop chaos. Let’s see some answers! What are the risks of buying Dogecoin right now? Today’s trade recap covers and afternoon breakout of GBR from $11 to $31 a share.
12:09
January 29, 2021
GME and AMC Insanity!
What’s going on in the war between the retail trader and the hedge funds? My thoughts on the whole Wall Street Bets GME scenario. What should you do to avoid getting burned in this market, stick to your own risk management plan more diligently than ever, and hear my recap of my FOMO AMC trade from yesterday morning. find me on Twitter @Timmins_Trader
17:45
January 28, 2021
Beginner’s Guide: The Watch List
Start working on learning how to build a watch list tailored to your trading style. The watch list is a great way to start getting a feel for what types of stocks you may want to trade. At the end of the episode, I recap a small trade I made this week while testing out a stop order.
11:02
January 17, 2021
Beginner’s Guide: Paper Trading
What is paper trading and how can you use it to become a better trader? Common brokers that offer paper trading, the benefits of paper trading, and some of the drawbacks. Today’s recap includes a botched trade of DPW, my first options trade, and my first crypto trade! Enjoy!
14:49
January 16, 2021
Beginner’s Guide: Types of Brokerage Accounts
Trading with a cash account vs. a margin account, Good Faith Violations and the PDT rule, IRAs, and my recap of my January 12, 2021 trade of ZOM
13:14
January 14, 2021
Top 3 Losing Trades
A rundown of my three worst trades ever: GNUS, BNGO, and CYTH. The lessons learned from each terrible trade are worth the money lost. The key to being a successful day trader is to acknowledge losses and learn from them!
19:12
January 11, 2021
Investing for Students: Don’t Day Trade!
Trading SNDL this morning and a conversation about investing for students.
13:05
January 6, 2021
What is Day Trading and Is It for You?
A quick explanation about what it means to day trade stocks and what is necessary to get started.
13:13
January 6, 2021
Discovering Day Trading
Finding myself pregnant with my second child while fleeing China from the initial coronavirus outbreak, I discovered the world of day trading stocks while on lockdown with an uncertain future.
17:06
January 4, 2021