If you've been trading for even a little while, I'm sure you've run across Jeff Cooper's classics Hit and Run Trading: The Short-Term Stock Trader's Bible, and Hit and Run Trading II: Capturing Explosive Short-Term Moves in Stocks, or maybe you've taken advantage of his commentary over at Minyanville.
Well, now you and me both have a chance to learn from him live, at the Denver Trading Forum October 21-23, 2011. I for one can't wait, so I decided to ask him a few questions to learn a little more about this trading legend. Here's how he answered:
TL: What do you trade in your account?
JC: I trade stocks, ETFs, and occasionally options on ETFs, such as my report's recent long pick in ZSL in September.
TL: How did you get started?
JC: My early interest in the market derived from my dad, who was one of the original "hedgies" and a great tape reader.
TL: Was there any one person who helped to shape the trader you are today?
JC: I think the works of W.D. Gann and Robert Prechter have inspired me more than anyone else. It was from their writings that I discovered cycles, patterns, and psychology dominate the market, and that the news breaks with the cycles, not the other way around.
TL: If you weren't a trader or a trading educator, what do you think you would be doing?
JC: If I wasn't a trader, I would probably be in the film business in some capacity and writing in some other form. I went to NYU Film School and London Film School.
Jeff will share more information from his lengthy trading career during his presentation at the Denver Trading Forum, where he'll also reveal why he believes that Opening Range Breakouts are the "Holy Grail" of day trading--and how to take advantage. I hope you'll join us; for more info and to register, visit www.tlforum.com.