“From Humble Beginnings Greatness Comes …”

david spring 2015Dear Trader,

Welcome to 1-2-3 Day Trade.

This is a personal note from me to you. The question that seems to come up more than any other is, “Why have you decided to help others in their trading?” This is a very good question and one that deserves a proper response.

When I first started trading I was still a teenager, and obviously since I was a teenager I knew everything there was to know about everything. Yeah, right! What I found out as time went on how much I don’t know compared to what I now know.

So why exactly am I helping other traders? The answer to this question goes back to my search for a trading mentor that would have been willing to take me under his wing. The only thing that I found out here in “Trader Land” was a lot of people hawking a bunch of stuff (vendors), and most of this information was worth just about enough to start a fire with it, at least this way I could stay warm.

Over the years, I have read a lot of trading books both good and bad. I have sat with some of the best trading minds alive today. I have even watched some traders make huge amounts of money in the markets, and I have seen these same traders give it all back in one trading day. But the one thing I never found was that “trading mentor” to take me under his wing, and teach me how to trade successfully.

My experience has come from what I like to call, SOHK. This means the School Of Hard Knocks. The answer to this question: “Why am I helping other traders?” is a simple one. I want to be the trading mentor I searched for, but never found. My ultimate goal as a trader is to shorten your learning curve.

Why do I do it?

Zig Ziglar said it best: “If you help enough people get what they want in life, then you can have everything in life you want.”

 

Kind Regards, Good Trading and God Bless,

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David M. Knight, Jr.
TradeCraze

P.S. Matthew 6:27 ESV

 

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“I would like to express my gratitude for all the educational information on day trading on your website. It has allowed me to benefit both mentally and financially. Your years of experience have helped me to be a better prepared trader. Sometimes it’s the trades that are not taken that are just as important as the trades taken.”

“The information that you have provided is just as valuable for someone hoping to start a career as an experienced trader like myself with over 20 years of experience.”

“Thanks for everything, you make my trading day not only profitable but enjoyable.”

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“David Knight is an experienced trader who brings knowledge into his trading room. The results for me have been larger profits and he has helped me to raise my trading to a higher level. David carefully explains why he takes a trade or rejects what looks like a good trade. He also uses multiple filters to pick the best trades. The discussions from David and other experienced traders in the room will boost your learning experience of the market. I highly recommend his room if you want more consistency with your trading and $$$ in your account.”

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“Since following David in his live trading room I have gained more knowledge in trading the markets. David goes beyond just the mere “Trading Strategies” and talks about the nuances of the Market. These “nuances” have helped me become a more profitable trader and have helped me avoid some of the traps that exist in the markets. David touches on trade management which is vital for anyone who wants to be profitable long term in this competitive endeavor.”

Wilbur M.

 

“I have been trading with David about a year and a half. David has since continued his growth as a trader and has added his own ideas and style. He has become a very good teacher of these ideas.”

“He teaches you how to trade and what to look for when you want to trade. I have been in his room since he started it in January, and will continue in his room. I like this trading style. It fits the way I like to trade.”

Pat B.

 

“I am a new, less experienced day trader and came across David a couple of months after completing a day trading course. In a very short time the value add I was getting learning from David was his sense of balance. No question is stupid, he understands each trader is at a different level and offers clear concise explanations creating a positive learning experience. He keeps the room active during slow trading times in a fun and informative manner, and goes beyond the 9 to 5 mentality to foster a win-win environment. I appreciate his ability to push me to succeed.”

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Part 1: TradeCraze’s CL Power Trading Method

My trading strategy/method called CL Power Trading Method. This is my cornerstone to my trading education at 1-2-3 Day Trade.

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I would like to encourage you today to begin your journey towards success in trading. To be a trader can be the ultimate gift I can give you. If 5 years from today, you have no more money worries and you have time freedom to go where you want … when you want.

Then how much is this worth to you to get the details now?

CL Power Trading Results: April 2015

 

Part 2: Do You Sincerely Want To Make Money In Trading?

Do you have a plan to reach your goals in trading?

It has been said that one of the golden rules of trading is to Plan Your Trade, and then Trade Your Plan!  This is like most quotes you hear. It sounds great, but how do you do it?

In my humble opinion, this is where the CL Power Trading Method will be that EDGE you have been searching and seeking for as a trader.

What does the ultimate work-from-home business look like?

In my opinion, it would be like a finely-tuned, high performance car. You could climb in, turn the key, and zoom to your destination … effortlessly. You’d have a powerful engine, top-grade fuel, and all the features that make your journey fun and trouble-free.

A business like that would be the perfect money machine for busy professionals, overstressed cubicle jockeys, stay-at-home parents, restless retirees, struggling college students, or anyone who’s concerned about needing a bigger bankroll for the future.

Are you stuck in the 45-year rut?

It used to be that you got a job, worked your whole life, then retired. While most people didn’t get rich following this so-called 45-year plan, they still lived a reasonably comfortable life. In today’s world, many of us would love to be in the 45-year rut, because even that is better than the current job climate.

But if you are lucky enough to keep a decent job, what do you get for your efforts?  If you survive to age 65, you retire – exhausted, frustrated, and with your retirement income from social security or pensions being only about one-third the income you earned while working.

45-Year Rut Chart

45 Year Rut

The income you earn on the 45-year plan is called linear income, which means that you only get paid when you work. Regardless of whether your boss pays you on an hourly basis, on commissions, or on salary, your income is based on the time and effort that you, and you alone, put forth.

This means that if you ever choose to work fewer hours, your income immediately gets cut. This severely limits flexibility for parents and for anyone who has better things to do than work constantly. Your paycheck and raises are at the mercy of your boss. Your boss controls your hours, wake-up time, vacation, and possibly even what you do on your own time. Your job is secure only as long as your boss or company feels you are useful to them.

Get up, go to work, come home, then go to bed. Repeat. Is that what you want for the rest of your life? Maybe it’s time for a change? YES!

Part 3: Trading Is A Business

Trading Is A BusinessIn chapter 12 of, Trading Is A Business, by Joe Ross of Trading Educators. Joe goes on to talk about the advantages of being a trader and the benefits of such action. His list is one of the most comprehensive lists that I have seen, and one of the major reasons that I personally decided to get involved in trading in the first place.

This top-notch trading book is one that I highly recommend that you put into your library.

Here is just a very small list of reasons why I chose to become a trader:

Joe Ross, goes on to say on page 73 of the same book mentioned above, “Futures trading is a business. Got that?  It IS a BUSINESS. It is not a game, it is not a crap-shoot, it is not a cheap roller coaster ride, unless YOU make it so.”

In addition, in the book by Napoleon Hill, Law of Success The 21st Century Edition, one of the most important of the seventeen laws of success is to have a Definite Chief Aim.

losOn page 155, Napoleon Hill goes on to say:

Your Definite Chief Aim in life should be selected with deliberate care and after it has been selected be written out and placed where you will see it at least once a day. The psychological effect which is to impress this purpose upon your subconscious mind so strongly that it accepts that purpose as a pattern or blueprint that will eventually dominate your activities in life and lead you, step by step, toward the attainment of the object behind that purpose.”

What this means to me in simple terms is that you should have a goal and a destination in mind as a trader. It is simply not enough to say I want to be a successful trader, but you need to have the plan (blueprint) to get you there.

Obviously, you have to have the capital to start, or the means to earn the capital to get started, but outside of that it really comes down to passion, drive, and motivation to succeed. You will experience failure as this is a game of winners and losers.

With the proper trader education and training, you have the ability to rise to levels that only a very small amount of people attain in their lifetime.

In the same book mentioned above, on page 161, Napoleon Hill goes on to say:

“No undesirable environment is strong enough to hold the man or woman who understands how to apply the principle of autosuggestion in the creation of a Definite Chief Aim. Such a person can throw off the shackles of poverty; destroy the most deadly disease germs; rise from a lowly station in life to power and plenty.”

Once again the simple explanation of this passage should start becoming crystal clear how important it is to have an ultimate destination in mind as a trader. Your goal should be definite, and defined. Your trading plan should be as black and white as you can possibly make it.

It is amazing to me that Napoleon Hill was writing back in 1928 about a concept that people went gaga over just recently in the book and video by Rhonda Byrne called, The Secret, where the secret to this book was the Law of Attraction.

Napoleon Hill wrote about this almost a century before this book and movie came out in his “principle of autosuggestion

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