So who is Robert Joiner (aka Bob Joiner), the guy behind this web site. Here's a short bio as well as a list of ways you can get more involved.
Figured we'd get the picture out of the way first. I'm a middle-aged, graying guy who loves to trade stocks. I've been trading for a few years now, after discovering a little e-book online that let me know there was another way to trading beyond the "buy-and-hold" method.
In my first year, I lost a lot of money. But I survived. After trying and testing lots of trading strategies, I developed my own and then I wrote a book about it (The GapDownProfits Strategy). The main reason I wrote the book was so my kids, should they ever become interested, could learn from me what took me a year to learn from the school of losses. The book became known to a few people and then I did a few webinars. That book is now out-of-print because it was re-written. The new book/DVD package is part of the package for annual subscribers to Day Trading Pro (formerly "MorningHoursTrading"). [Note: I am now running my own chat room called StockTalk. More information about that service is available by clicking this link.]
Then I wrote another book to give an overview of what I look at when I'm trading (The Power of the S-Curve). If you're interested, that's actually the first book you should read if you're new to technical analysis.
I recently completed a new book/video course focused on Trading the Afternoon Market. If you're interested in that, then click here. I started this web site in late 2008 as a way to provide some free training to people who are learning how to trade. The survival rate among "newbies" is not good. And I would like to improve those odds because I believe that trading stocks is one of the great business opportunities left on the planet. But, like any new business, it takes more than money to survive. You have to learn what you're doing. And a lot of the web site is geared toward making that happen.
Clicking the above image block will give you FREE access to a six-part video course. It will teach you some of key areas of Support and Resistance and it's one of the most critical areas for traders to understand.
Beyond this web site, there are several things you can get for FREE from me.
1) One is the e-zine you've seen referenced on some of the pages. The e-zine is produced to announce the release of new products, so it isn't issued very often. By signing up, however, you get access to some great content from the past and you'll stay in the loop with "what's happening with Robert Joiner". Don't worry, I respect your privacy and I will not bombard you with sales gimmics. I don't have time for that.
In case you missed the sign-up, you can do that here:
2) The second thing I'm going to start doing is twittering. For those who haven't heard of it yet, here's the link: twitter.com. When you sign up for twitter (free), then you can look up "bob joiner" and follow me. Occassionally, I'll send a note about what I'm doing or a market comment. But, the comments here are short and random - no extensive analysis on twitter.
3) If you didn't catch the webinars I did for Manny Backus, then you can catch excerpts here. The audio is a little rough and these are just excerpts, but you still might benefit from them.
The first one was done after I wrote the book about the S-Curve. Here's the link for that one:
YouTube video about the S-Curve.
The second webinar was on the topic of money management, and has received a good bit of attention. I named it "The Top Twelve Ways to Lose Money in the Stock Market". Here's that link: YouTube video about losing money.
4) You can come back to read my blog. Or, you can subscribe to it. You can also come back to the site periodically, as I'm adding new pages from time to time.
In August 2012, I began two other blogs. So they're kind of new. But these blogs are where I'm posting most of my current thoughts and comments.
The first one is my new Facebook Start Day Trading page. You can check it out via this link:
Start Day Trading
And I'm also writing about specific stocks on this web site: 12 Top Stocks Blog.
So, if you want to know what my curent thoughts are about trading, stop losses, market direction, and specific stock analysis, then Facebook and YouTube are the best places to look.
(That assumes you've already read all of the great content on this site. If not, then check below for a few more links.)
There are certain day trading tools that I endorse. These are the tools of the trade such as news sources, chart services, and brokers. If you want to know who I like and what I recommend, then you can take a quick visit to:
Day Trading Tools I Recommend. Even if you don't subscribe to any of these services, they offer lots of free stuff to traders to help you advance your profits. So don't be timid about checking out the menu buttons and see what free training they have available.
The second level of involvement would require some money. As I've mentioned, I've written two books about trading stocks. They are available from lulu.com as either print or download versions. Both books include color charts to illustrate my strategies. So, if you don't have a color printer and like to hold a book in your hands, that option is available. Here's the link:
Robert Joiner - books
The next level of involvement is for serious traders only.
I lead a morning chat room, called StockTalk. I'm available in that chat room for the first two hours of each trading day, providing lists of stocks for day trading as well as trade set-ups. I typically trade 3 or 4 stocks "live" each morning and I average 80 - 90% accuracy in my trades.
If you're interested in more information, then
So, those are some ways you can get a little more involved.
Whatever your level of trading experience, I hope you find this site helpful. If you wish to contact me, then please use the following form to do so.
Again, thanks for visiting.