Welcome to my site, Stocks For Main Street. In most of the posts, I plan on providing stock and options trading ideas. As always, use these trading ideas at your own risk. I plan on posting the chart of the stock I suggest and what I expect out of the stock at the time.

I will also share various resources I have found useful, whether it be on a website, trading platform or book. I hope by sharing these along the way, it will help you to become a better trader so you can do your own research.

From time to time, I may share some thoughts on trading in general based on my experiences as well.

I have been trading stocks and options in my free time ever since I graduated from college back in 1997 and joined the real world. I like to think I’ve had a pretty good knack for trading as friends, family and colleagues have  asked me for advice over the years.

The biggest thing I’ve learned over the years is try to keep my losing trades to a minimum, and when they do happen, keep the percentage lost to a minimum. I learned the hard way early on that hanging on to losers, hoping they would recover was foolish. Sometimes things just don’t go your way. Move on from the trade and look elsewhere to recover from it.

I hope you will find my ongoing thoughts useful and helpful as you get out there and trade with your own money.