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Starting with the Dotcom bubble to the Great Recession to the meteoric rise and fall of Oil and Gold, our experienced team has lived through it all. Navigating various market environments can be tricky and difficult for anyone which is why over 40,000 followers on social media trust TraderLion as their guide on the path to success. Using our newsletter, chat room and free daily videos, we make real-time calls as to when to buy the dip, sell the rally and hold pat in current positions. Experience cannot be taught, bought or sold, but you can successfully follow it.

  • Over 40 years experience trading the markets
  • Over 40,000 followers on StockTwits and Twitter
  • Trusted institutional quality data available for all members
Ross' Trading Career
Starting as a Sales Manager to a $700M Hedge Fund Manager and beyond

March 1995
Sales Manager & Account Executive, J.B Oxford & Co.

  • Read his first stock book called How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O’Neil
  • Rose from Sales Manager to Top Producing Broker in short order

March 1998
Portfolio Manager, William O'Neil + Co.

  • Produced triple-digit annual returns while learning directly behind William O’Neil
  • Spent two years with William teaching IBD all-day investment workshops
  • Co-authored firm’s proprietary model books of historical leading stocks

July 2004
Hedge Fund Manager, Phinity Capital

  • $700 million total assets under management leveraged to $1.4 billion
  • Positive investor returns for 5 out of 7 years and positive net cumulative returns for all initial investors

September 2010
Portfolio Manager, Jaxel

  • Successfully combined fundamental & technical analysis for private investors

September 2013
Founder, 11Charts

  • Developed and established Ross Haber’s Newsletter with exclusive stock picks
  • Generated social media following of more than 40,000 followers in 3 years

TODAY
Co-Founder & Head Trader, TraderLion

  • Teaching everyday traders how to research and identify the next winning stocks in the market

Meet the Entire Team
Specializing in position & swing trading
Ameet Ray
Ameet Rai (Ray)
Equity Trader
Ray has mastered his unique ability to analyze volume while at the same time following institutional option flows and performing Level 2 analysis to produce double-digit trade returns. This is what has separated him from others in 10 years of swing and day trading stocks.
Nick Schmidt
Nick Schmidt
Short Analyst
Analyzing stocks in a downtrend, Nick has a strong ability to effectively identify ideal short setups providing traders with a second option to trade in the current markets. Focusing on stocks that do not meet market expectations are the types of opportunities he scans for.
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Mustafa Alam
Market Analyst
Using a breadth of indicators developed over 7 years, Mustafa has called several market turns days in advance. Combining his market timing with using low risk, high reward, disciplined trade setups is what has made him into a profitable swing trader.
Ross Haber
Ross Haber
Former Hedge Fund Manager
Trading through two stock market crashes, Ross brings his top institutional strategies with 20+ years of experience identifying key market leaders by evaluating fundamentals, analyzing technicals, and assessing sentiment.
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The TraderLion Philosophy
Each letter in TraderLion represents a proven trading methodology that Ross and his team follow closely

T
TRADE PLAN
The first thing before a position is initiated is a clear plan must be in place detailing specific entry areas, their associated sell stops, and potential profit taking zones. 

Never trade without a plan. Never enter a trade without a clear understanding of exactly where your entry and exit areas are and why they are there.

There are endless factors to consider such as an individual trader’s personal objectives and goals, their personal progress at any given point, the state of the general market and the many fundamental and technical factors relevant to each individual stock, its sector, industry group and its overall strength relative to the rest of its industry.

R
RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk management is the golden key to consistent success in the stock market. Yes, it is even more important than stock selection.

This is why Bernard Baruch, stock trader and close friend of Livermore said that cutting losses short is crucial. He continued that if a speculator is right half of the time, he’s hitting a good average. Even being right three or four times out of ten should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures when he is wrong.

Trading without a sound risk management strategy is no different than gambling in Las Vegas.

A
ANNUAL & QUARTERLY EARNINGS
Look for companies with annual earnings that are positive and have been increasing year over year for at least three years. Also look for companies with at least 25% quarter over quarter growth in earnings and sales for a minimum of three quarters. These are early indicators of companies that may be ready to explode in growth.
D
DIRECTION OF THE GENERAL MARKET
Three-quarters of all stocks follow the direction or trend of the general market. William O’Neil would often say that getting this part of the equation correct is more than half the ballgame. At TraderLion, we have a very specific, quantifiable technique that we use to determine the direction of the general market.

Keep in mind however that the stock market is half science and half art. Hence, this only solves the first half of the equation. The other half involves qualitative factors which largely concern the overall health and breadth of the market’s leadership. Understanding how to correctly interpret the action of the market’s leadership is crucial, especially when the general market is in correction or consolidation mode. Healthy rotation is always the key.

E
EMOTIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL
This aspect of trading is not given anywhere near the attention it needs and deserves. Understanding how to properly manage one’s emotional and psychological capital is every bit as important, if not more so than the proper management of one’s financial capital. 

Understanding how they factor into your trading process is also extremely important. Keep in mind, this goes well beyond simply understanding your psychology and emotions as they pertain to trading. How you handle your personal life plays a big role as well. For example things like your health, the health of your loved ones, all of your relationships and personal finances are just as important as your trading and must be kept in balance as best as possible. Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas is one of Ross’ favorite books covering this topic.

R
RELATIVE STRENGTH
Buy the strongest stocks, in the strongest groups, with the strongest fundamental story and strongest growth characteristics. Period.

There are many ways to calculate relative strength, however, Ross personally finds Investor Business Daily’s proprietary Relative Strength (RS) rating and RS line to be extremely effective. Due to the proprietary nature of this indicator, it is not available on our charts, however, both the RS rating and RS line are referenced throughout Ross’ newsletter. 

In general, the RS line for a stock should be in an uptrend and at a bare minimum, confirming new highs in price as a stock moves higher. When the general market is consolidating or correcting, the RS line will start to make new highs ahead of a stock’s price. This is a sign of power and strength that is often a clue that a stock is getting ready to move higher.

IBD’s proprietary RS Rating goes from 1 to 99 with 1 being the weakest and 99 being the strongest. Try to buy stocks with an RS rating in the 90’s, preferably 95 and over. However, there are exceptions especially in the cases of recent IPOs. Because of the way the RS rating is calculated, time is needed for it to reflect the strength of a stock accurately and therefore good IPO stocks may not have the best RS ratings.

L
LIQUIDITY
The more money you manage, the more you will learn to love liquidity. There is nothing like being able to push a button and being able to fill your entire stock order instantly with the price of the stock moving very little. There comes a point, however, where extremely large-cap stocks can become quite sluggish and slow. 

There are some super large-cap liquid stocks that are extremely powerful. But according to a 40-year study performed by William O’Neil + Co., it was identified that more than 95% of the companies which had fewer than 25 million shares in their capitalization did so when they had their greatest period of earnings improvement and stock market performance. That being said, if all else is equal when given the choice between two stocks, choose the stock with the lower amount of total shares outstanding in their capitalization.

I
INSTITUTIONAL SPONSORSHIP
Extremely large banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, trust companies and other large financial institutions of this nature account for over 70% of the market’s total volumeSome of these companies manage hundreds of billions of dollars. So when one of their portfolio managers decides to take a position in a stock, it can take weeks to months for them to accumulate a full position. Adding to this, there are still all of the other fund managers out there with enormous portfolios to invest that also decide to take positions in the same stock which also require the same amount of time given the amount of cash they are managing. It is often very difficult for large institutions to hide their tracks especially when they are all trying to pile into these same stocks. It is for this reason why heavy volume accumulation or distribution is so important and is frequently used as a sign of big institutional players entering or exiting a specific stock.
O
OPTIMAL ENTRY
Always use stock charts to enter and exit a stock at its optimal point. This is the point where risk/reward is highly skewed in your favor. Limit your buying activity to stocks that have formed constructive bases. Don’t buy a stock as it goes through a pivot point or trend line unless it is trading well above its average volume for the day. Don’t purchase a stock more than 3% past its pivot point. Some stocks may warrant a tighter buy limit of 1-2% from their pivot depending on their personality and the market environment.
N
NEW LEADERSHIP
The United States is often on the leading edge when it comes to developing new products and services that change the way we live, work and communicate. These companies are the lifeblood of a healthy bull market and the key ingredient to a sustainable uptrend. Every bull market or uptrend is led higher by at least two or three groups of well-established leadership and every new bull cycle should be led by a fresh batch of new leaders. Very rarely does the old leadership from a prior cycle come back to life and the ones that do, typically take a very long time.
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