Welcome to Marin Trading

October 7, 2011

Here you’ll find information that we hope will help you learn how to become a better trader.

Our focus is on technical analysis, which we feel offers timely guidance on entries, exits, profit targets, and risk management, as well as portfolio and equity curve analysis.   We also discuss the important issues of psychology in trading, such as loss aversion and confirmation bias.  Find out more about Dan here, as well as hear what some of our traders have to say.

Should you be interested in expanding your trading skills, we have a small group of traders that meet regularly with Dan to discuss current market conditions, and continue to develop their trading skills through Dan’s example and guidance. Read more »


July 19, 2016

The FANG stocks are attempting to break of a multi-month correction similar to the consolidation in 2014 thru early 2015. Note the wedge breakdown bear-trap and immediate rally to new highs.


Market Update: $IWM

July 12, 2016

The Russell 2000 Index now has a completed reversal pattern (Inverse Head and Shoulder) projecting much higher prices. The Index needs a sustained break out here to confirm, at minimum two weekly closes above the Inv. HS neckline.



James Clear: How to Make Decisions

July 12, 2016

“Protecting capital is more important to me than being right”

July 11, 2016

A few wise words from Peter Brandt…

“The need to protect my pile of chips is stronger than my need to engage every trade I see…I am willing to try a significant pattern twice but then go shopping elsewhere. That is really what my trading is all about…..
take a shot at a pattern that makes sense, wash out the losers quickly and hang onto at least a portion of the winners for as long as feasible.It is a pretty simple formula requiring patience and a ton of discipline”


$IWM-Russell 2000: Charts in Focus

July 11, 2016
The technical foundation for a big breakout has been
built through this inverted head and shoulders formation.
Watch for a sustained break above the right shoulder swing high.
(Kirk Report, Charles Kirk):

SP500 Years most similar to 2016

July 8, 2016

from Bespoke:


Quick Reference Videos

Click on links below for an Introduction to Dan's Mentoring Group and a Recent Advance Class Meeting -