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Steven L Miller, CTA, Trader, Mentor, Consultant, Past "SFO Magazine Columnist", Trader Coach and Personal Growth Facilitator. Please review my "Five Essential Building Blocks to Successful Trading" coaching program at www.askslim.com
Throughout his 36-year trading career, Slim has actively coached numerous traders; with varied styles and methods. His coaching program is based on “The askSlim 5 Essential Building Blocks to Successful Trading”, developed by Steve as a culmination of his many years of offering individual coaching, teaching personal development skills, and decades of trading experience.
Trading Style and Method: Slim has been a market technician for decades, trading short-term day trade or swing trade, with emphasis on cyclical studies
Steve, also known as "Slim", has spent the last 36 years trading options, futures and equities as a floor trader as well as trading "off-the-floor.” He participated in much of the growth of listed options as they developed into a viable financial product. When he first began trading on the CBOE, in 1974, Steve was a market maker in the active Ford Motors and IBM pit. Upon the birth of index options, he was one of the original market makers in the OEX pit. During his 10 years as a floor trader on the CBOE, Steve gained his strong expertise in options trading, spreading, valuations and risk management.
During the early 1980's, along with his regular activities in the option and equity markets, Slim traded futures on a daily basis. In 1981, he became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He expanded his trading experience and skills by trading corn, soybeans, 30-year bonds and bond options on the floor. Also at this time, Slim began trading S&P futures contracts.
In 1984, after determining that his style and methodology was best suited to off-the-floor trading, Steve moved "upstairs". At that time, all orders were sent to the floors by phone. Thus, Steve became one of the first screen traders. Remaining a member of the CBOE, he continued to be active in equity and options trading. During this period he gained extensive knowledge in program trading, technical analysis and expertise in the use of many stock and futures market software programs. In 1984, as a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Index and Options Market, Slim placed his own team of brokers in the S&P pit, ensuring improved execution.
In the Fall of 2001, Steve wrote an article entitled, “The Fear Factor” for the premier issue of SFO (Stocks, Futures & Options) magazine. Born from that article was his monthly column, “Ask Slim,” a popular Q&A for traders. The column focused on the technical and psychologica aspects of trading, in a magazine with over 100,000 readers, running for six years. Please view archives here: http://www.askslim.com/past.columns.php He has lectured on the topics of cyclical and technical analysis of the financial markets. Steve continues to be active in the markets trading stocks, futures and options for his own account.
Steve has also been very active in men's personal growth work for the past sixteen years, coaching many men and leading groups to integrate personal healing and leadership in their lives. He presently is the chairman of the faculty of this group, stewarding other men to become facilitators and trainers in the work. Steve has designed many of the protocols used in this work.
Bonds, ETFs, Forex, Options, REITs, Stocks - long, Stocks - short, Tech stocks
The trader coaching program is designed with emphasis on the emotional aspects of trading; helping traders overcome the obstacles within themselves that keep them from greater trading success and having a joyful life. Focus is given to five areas: 1) Defining a healthy role for trading in a persons life 2)
Emotional fitness 3) Trading style and methodology 4) Six fundamental areas of discipline designing their unique winning formula to success
The blog will contain commentary on the markets and on the technical and psychological aspects of trading and investing. Please send email with your questions. Answers will be published here, anonymously. Steven L Miller, Trader, Mentor, Consultant, Past "SFO Magazine Columnist", Trader Coach and Personal
Growth Facilitator. Please review my "Five Essential Building Blocks to Successful Trading" coaching program at www.askslim.com
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