Expert Guest - Sunny Harris, The Money Mentor

Sunny J. Harris has been trading since 1981. She is a computer programmer and Mathematician, having used TradeStation since the early SystemWriter™ and SuperCharts™ days in the 1980s. Besides TradeStation, Sunny has also used MetaStock, Genesis Navigator, NinjaTrader, TC2000, VantagePoint and MultiCharts (and more) in her own trading. Sunny is the CEO of Sunny Harris Enterprises, and a full-time trader who also published Traders’ Catalog & Resource Guide (TC&RG) magazine for 8 years, beginning in 1993. She has sponsored The Money Mentor (since 1995), and was rated the #1 trader in the “under $10 million category” by Stark Research, 2 years in a row, achieving 365% and 178% profits!  

Sunny's library

Just a part of Sunny’s library.

Ms. Harris’s first book, Trading 101 — How to Trade Like a Pro, sold out in the first two weeks, and continues to be a financial best-seller.  Her second book, Trading 102 — Getting Down to Business, was released in October 1998, and also achieved record sales. In early 2000, Harris released Electronic Day Trading 101, addressing the basics of trading online and through direct access brokerage, followed by Getting Started in Trading in 2001.  In 2011, she released TradeStation Made Easy!, which still proves to be the number one resource for TradeStation® and EasyLanguage®, and applies equally to MultiCharts® and its PowerLanguage®. She is currently working on the two volume, ground-breaking Virtual Education course called Solving the Puzzle™ (based on her world-renowned seminars), which includes personal one-on-one training sessions. Sunny is now writing her 7th book: EasyLanguage Object-Oriented Programming Made Easy!, due out in 2022. You can reserve your copy today. In this episode of How To Trade It, Sunny and Casey discuss practical steps to learning to trade well and the usefulness of the SunnyBands Indicator in finding success. You don’t want to miss it! “Trading is boring, if you’re doing it right.”, says expert trader and author, Sunny Harris. Join us on this episode of How To Trade It to find out more! #S&P500 #Technicals #Futures #MoneyMentor #SunnyBands Click To Tweet

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You’ll want to listen to this episode, if you are interested in hearing Sunny Harris discuss…

  • [00:46] How she got started
  • [02:38] Stupid money managers
  • [04:32] Programming on punch cards with 0s and 1s
  • [05:53] The Market crash of ‘87
  • [07:29] The discipline of managing emotions
  • [09:05] Trading the S&P 500
  • [09:35] Strictly technical trading
  • [11:30] Indicators give you whip saw
  • [12:37] Support & Resistance
  • [13:18] Keys to success
  • [14:19] Three long years
  • [14:57] Maintaining confidence
  • [15:43] SunnyBands Indicator
  • [17:31] Developing patience
  • [18:35] Getting out of a trade
  • [20:34] Free training with Indicators

Getting Started

With a degree in Mathematics and no job on the horizon, Sunny begrudgingly started a career as a computer programmer. Soon after, she started a successful graphics business with some friends, and retired at the age of 30. Sunny had money to invest, and as many would do, she reached out to money managers, who “managed” to lose $75K in three short weeks. Sunny realized that wasn’t going to cut it for her, and she started to research and study how to invest on her own. Eventually, she started buying and selling stocks. When the S&P 500 came along the following year, Sunny was hooked. She’s been trading that ever since.  With her background in math, programming, and graphics, making the switch to full-time trading was fairly easy. Sunny predominantly trades the S&P, a little bit of Gold, and some Etherium.  

SunnyBands Indicator

It didn’t take Sunny long to figure out that most indicators give you “whip saw”.  Any moving average that “whip saws” back and forth during sideways market movements, gets you chopped up. We all know that’s not a good thing.  So, with her background in math, Sunny created a dynamic moving average, so that whip saw doesn’t happen. This DMA changes the value of the inputs dynamically, at the speed of the market. Ultimately, this method became the beloved SunnyBands Indicator, once she added two channels on either side of the dynamic moving average.  It took some time to perfect, but it is literally the only thing that Sunny uses to trade. And dare we say it?!?  It’s so good at calling entries and exits that Sunny NEVER uses targets or stops.  Shhh, don’t tell anyone that she said that!

Finding Success

Simply put, Sunny says that traders need to settle down and come up with a strategy they can prove works, by backtesting. The people who don’t want to do the backtesting don’t really want to know the answer. Once you have a system that you trust, you trade it. It’s that simple. There is only one reason to trade and that is to make money. You aren’t trading for excitement.  Losing trades always generate more excitement than winning trades.  Unfortunately, that’s not the kind of excitement that traders want or need.  It takes approximately three years to truly find trading success.  Most people don’t make it because they think that they are going to start trading and will make a ton of money right away.  Chances are good that won’t happen.  It takes time and effort.  

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Sunny Harris took an 18 year hiatus from full-time trading (doing Swing Trading on a longer term basis) from 2002 until 2020, while raising her grandsons, one of whom is special-needs. Now, she’s back to trading full-time!  Additionally, Sunny continues to write, and provide consulting for individual and institutional clients, including custom-tailored mentoring and custom-programmed indicators and strategies. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her for help at The Money Mentor!  She would love to discuss the effectiveness of her SunnyBands Indicator with you.