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29 Reviews by Yngvai


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Suretrader
Doesn't Live Up to the Borrow Hype, But Good if Under PDT

If you're looking to Suretrader to get the supposed great borrows that Tim Sykes talks about, prepare to be disappointed. Suretrader's main clearing firm is... Read More
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Suretrader
Took forever to get my money out

This is to add to my earlier review of Suretrader, and confirms my opinion that it's only good for people under the PDT. It's taken forever to wire my money... Read More

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Biorunup
Excellent Research

I joined Biorunup right at the end of December, and then recently upgraded to the lifetime membership. The reason I upgraded was because of the high quality... Read More
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Investors Underground: Live Trading Chatroom
Instrumental in My Trading Success

I was a member of Muddy's old Green on the Screen chatroom, and have continued to be a member since Nate (InvestorsLive), Laura, and Muddy joined and created... Read More
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Investors Live
Excellent Scans

I have been a member of Nate's pay site Investor's Underground since it started, and I have witnessed first hand Nate's calls and his abilities as a trader. ... Read More
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Fast Money Trading Team
Your Mileage May Vary

I took the free trial of Fast Money Trading Team, but decided to cancel before my trial expired. Here was my experience: 1. Bruce announces his trades via... Read More
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Speed Trader
Best broker for longing OTCBB/pinks

I recently joined Speedtrader after getting caught in the OTCBB dump that was MCGI. I had no way to get out quickly as my order was obviously routed through... Read More
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Profit.Ly
A Good Idea, Not Sure It Will Improve Transparency

While I like the idea of profit.ly, I'm not sure it will achieve its intended goal of improving transparency among traders. The biggest problem with... Read More
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Stockvision-Powerscan
Better for swing traders rather than day traders

I've been trying the free trial for the past few days now. Pros: 1. Highly customizable scans 2. Many options for designing scans 3. 7-day free... Read More
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Ing Bank, Fsb
Pretty happy for a while now

I've had an ING savings account for quite a while now. The interest rates for their savings accounts tend to be better than most banks. They also have a nice... Read More
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An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million As A Stock Operator & Created A Hedge Fund
Fun to Read

I really enjoyed reading Tim's book....I read it back in 2008. It's a book more for entertainment rather than education, although there's a few tidbits that... Read More
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Sogoelite
Great for Borrows

I have both a Sogotrade and SogoElite account. Sogotrade doesn't let you short stocks under $3, but SogoElite does. Their parent, Genesis Securities, has... Read More
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Washington Mutual Bank
Not sure why they're here...they don't exist anymore

WaMu was taken over by Chase in late 2008, so I'm not sure why they're even listed here. I'm not a WaMu fan simply because their former CEO Kerry Killinger... Read More
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Tdameritrade
StrategyDesk is awesome

I've never used TD Ameritrade as a broker for trading. I use them purely for their StrategyDesk tool. It is an awesome tool for creating alerts. It is... Read More
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Sogotrade
Great borrows & commissions, but otherwise crappy

Here's the good things about Sogo: 1. Ultra-low commissions...your first 100 trades are free and it's only $3 per trade after that. That's among the... Read More
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Sogotrade
Re-Review: Glad I Left

I decided to leave Sogotrade when I heard they were switching to Penson as their clearing firm. The only reason I had kept a Sogotrade account before was... Read More

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Nassim Taleb
Great Author and Extremely Smart

I've read Taleb's book "Fooled by Randomness" and it's excellent. He exposes all of the problems with the deterministic views that people have in the world of... Read More
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Traderfeed
Excellent Psychological Insight

Dr. Steenbarger offers excellent insight into the psychology of trading, and many of his blog posts can help put you in the right frame of mind when it comes... Read More
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The Fibonacci Trader
Not Really Useful

This blog might be useful if you believe in the hocus-pocus crap of Fibonacci, but it's useless if you're like me and you think Fibonacci is nothing more than... Read More
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Beacon Equity Research
Pretty Poor Pumpers

These guys are paid stock promoters. But they do a pretty poor job of it. Most of their picks hardly do anything. I don't even bother looking up their picks... Read More
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Investors Hub
Just a Bunch of Penny Stock Pumpers

Nothing but stock pumpers post on this site. In fact, a particular stock's message board is like a bunch of stock pumpers all circle jerking to the same... Read More
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Stockfetcher Standard
A Tool I Cannot Do Without

Stockfetcher has been one of my best friends in trading for over a year now. I have written and experimented with many Stockfetcher custom filters. I've... Read More
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Covestor
Good Site for Assessing Trade Performance of Others

I've been a member of Covestor for a while now (YngvaiMalmsteve is my username there), and I just started another account which auto-updates through my... Read More
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Cy Group
Been happy with them for over a year now

I've been with Cy Group for over a year now, and if you're looking for a way to get around the Pattern Day Trader Rule, they are a good option. The... Read More
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Investimonials
Excellent!

I am very glad Tim Sykes launched Investimonials. This is a great resource for anyone thinking about purchasing or getting involved with any financial... Read More
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Interactive Brokers
Cheap commissions, good for frequent trading

I've been using Interactive Brokers as one of my brokers since 2008. The Pros: 1. Cheap commissions....definitely one of the better brokers out there as... Read More
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Thinkorswim
Awesome platform and great customer service

I've been using Thinkorswim as one of my brokers since 2008. The pros: 1. AWESOME trading platform. Their charts are by far the best of any broker. I... Read More
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Reaper Trades
Outstanding Trading Blog

Reaper's blog is quickly becoming one of my favorite trading blogs on the internet. Why? First, he is honest about both his successes and failures. While... Read More
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Timalerts Monthly
Learning Tool Only

TIMAlerts is tough to rate because I think it's usefulness depends on what you are looking for.\r\n\r\nIf you're a beginning trader who wants to learn more... Read More
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Cy Group
Been happy with them for over a year now