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The Guts and Glory of Day Trading: True stories of day traders who made (or lost) $1,000,000 by Mark Ingebretsen

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Chapter Nine – Profiting from Good Markets and Bad – Scott Slutsky: Rider of the Storm

The people who hang out at the investment-chat megasite Silicon Investor know Scott Slutsky by his online handle, The Lizard King. The nickname also belonged to Jim Morrison, the deceased lead singer of the rock group “The Doors.” But Slutsky’s own trading style doesn’t seem in any way inspired by the late, manic, and suicidal rock musician. Far from it. Few traders are as methodical and diligent in their approach as Slutsky.

On the other hand, independent-spirited active traders are in some ways this era’s version of rock stars. And if that’s the case, Slutsky seems to have the trader’s lifestyle down to a T. He even has a couple of hundred diehard fans ...

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