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Tackle Trading 101: Start with Why

August 26, 2015

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Coach T from Tackle Trading answers a question from one of our new Team members in this Beginner level video. Enjoy!

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12 Replies to “Tackle Trading 101: Start with Why”

  1. Avatar JonathanDeane says:


    Awesome video! Thank you!

    I needed this to help me focus.


  2. Avatar BorisPortnov says:

    Thank you Tim, this video reminds me to stay humble and patient as I develop my skill & education trading paper money acct. It refreshing to know the coaches here dedicate their time to answer emails and questions individually. You guys are really Great!

  3. timzapf timzapf says:

    Great video Tim
    Nice of you to get everyone on the right path
    Thank you

  4. ChristianSisson ChristianSisson says:

    Dear Mentor Tim,

    What a wonderful answer, what a wonderful video!

    Thinking only about the what-and-how strategies, sure I forgot about the epicenter: why. Now that’s the bigger big picture.

    Thank you so much for your dedication and passion to teach!


    – Christian Sisson

  5. AntonioReynoso AntonioReynoso says:

    Wow. Tim, great video. This truly allows me to better understand my journey through this process of learning.

  6. Stephanie Bejarano Stephanie Bejarano says:

    Awesome video, Tim. I feel just like Christian needing to know how to get to the bigger picture and that tends to overwhelm me to the point of not doing anything. After watching this video, it makes it okay to not think about that too much and instead focus on the why and take it one step at a time. Thanks for taking the time to refocus us!

  7. Avatar CarlTam says:

    Christian had great questions but you gave us better answers helping us think and prioritize. Thanks for being a great teacher!

  8. Great video Coach T.

    I understand Christians question but the reality is that there is not one answer in terms of portfolio design and asset allocation. I believe in diversification and focus. Just not what the traditionalist believes.

    Questions to ask:

    1) What type of trader are you?
    2) What strategies fit your investment style?
    3) How much time do you have to trade?
    4) How much capital do you have?
    5) Are you looking at growth or need to make money?
    6) What type of accounts do you trade?
    7) What are your financial goals?
    8) What are your personal goals?

    The reality is that we could write a book and still not hit all the points that would need to be made. There are simply too many variables. That is what mentoring is all about.

    However, I do believe between 70-80% of all traders portfolios have a ton in common such as covered calls, naked puts, credit spreads, commodities and the like. But it just depends on so many factors.



  9. Avatar PeterLuchsinger says:

    I liked this video Tim. There’s a lot to be said about process and development in getting us where we want to go, and you handled the question in a clear fashion by returning to basic concepts.

  10. Avatar wrkrel says:

    I don’t know why but this video doesn’t load for me.

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