About the Blog

Trading Slim was originally started around 2008 under the title Daily Dow Theory and can still be found by CLICKING HERE.  I began my financial journey by studying the macro-trends and assumptions presented by Charles Dow and later picked up by Robert Rhea, Richard Russell and others.  As my personal and profession experiences and education branched, so did my writing, and a single-focused blog was no longer sufficient. Some of the more general discussions from that original blog have been brought over.

In 2013 I began short-term trading in the FOREX, equity and commodity markets to supplement my income and longer-term investments as well as further expand my market knowledge from the macro into the micro.  Most of the blog will continue to deal with larger themes that help shape, and in some cases control the markets on long, as well as short time frames.  My goal is to continue to address the market as a whole under the lens of Dow Theory, allowing the primary, secondary, and tertiary trends to maintain that order of importance.  Each discussion in this blog will approach the Theory as a whole, or speak specifically to one of these trends regarding whatever asset class or news report I am discussing.  However my trading journal will focus primarily on shorter-term market moves.  As I’ve said for years…

Take Small Wins

Move Your Stops

Don’t Be Greedy

and Make Some Damned Money