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We provide tools, knowledge, coaching, training, webinars, videos, and much more.

Blog Articles

We are providing FREE information on a regular basis to keep current with the market and with life changes. Take a read and comment.

Trader's Thoughtbox

[Tools & Downloads] A digital treasure-chest of beliefs, attitudes, & mindsets that create winning trades that no one teaches this stuff.  Free download

Stocktwits Chatroom

We have our very own room on Stocktwits.com called, “Trader’s Mindchat” 


One on one conversation about the market and trading strategies.  Find out how to get a free 20min session.

Trade Tracker

[Tools & Downloads] Keep your trades clean, clear, & easy with this cheat sheet. When to enter, exit, risk, etc.


[Tools & Downloads] Our Trade-Emotionator calculates your position size and assesses how timid or daring your trade is.

About Me

Inspiring.  Authentic.  Real-talk.  Mike delivers value in a way that others in the financial world don’t.  His perspective goes deep.  Gets personal.  Discovers the roots of what is holding you back.  He works with you to solve them. To improve.

Growing your wealth is analogous to running a marathon.  It’s hard, it takes time, and if you’re willing to put in the work, YOU can do it!  Mike has done both.  There is nothing holding you back! It all starts with the BELIEF that you can!  Mike has over 20 years of market experience and a lifetime of leadership.

The Mara Blog

Avoid The “Gun Show”

Avoid The “Gun Show”

Have you ever gone to a gym or been to a beach and saw those guys with the gigantic arms and scrawny little chicken legs?This reminds me of a lot of traders... Way too many traders treat their trading like this. They focus on charts and not much else.Are...

How To Stop Trades From TURNING SOUR!

How To Stop Trades From TURNING SOUR!

Ever notice that trades are kinda like milk? Hold any of them for too long and they turn sour? If you're like me, you've had this happen to you more than you'd like to admit. Well, I'm glad to tell you that those days are over! That's right! There's a few simple steps...

When To Use Margin In Trading

When To Use Margin In Trading

When should we use margin? This fantastic question popped up today in Trader's Mindchat! Sounds simple enough, right? But this question touches on soooo many parts of the game! It's why I love it! There's no one right answer. How you handle margin will be determined...

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