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3 Ways to Eliminate Emotional Trading Decisions

I have always suggested and firmly believe that learning how to become a consistently profitable market speculator is not that difficult. The logic, rules and strategy are certainly not rocket science. The challenge comes in when you actually attempt to execute a consistently profitable strategy. The main reason for this challenge is the fact that… Read More »

Futures

80 Percent Waiting, 20 Percent Trading

In the current market environment, where daily ranges continue to narrow, it’s becoming more and more challenging for the disciplined day trader to find trading opportunities. Notice I’m referring to the disciplined trader, that’s because for the “undisciplined” trader, all types of markets are difficult. Now, that’s not to say that the professional trader doesn’t… Read More »

Real Estate

So Many Mortgage Loans, So Little Time – Part I

One of the top things about investing in real estate is the use of leverage. Leverage comes in many different shapes and sizes. In this article, we will explore the different kinds of mortgage loans that are available for real estate purchases. There are many categories of mortgage loans… Read More »

Taxes

Traders and Earned Income Restrictions

Among the many benefits of trading is no payroll taxes. While not subject to FICA or self-employment taxes, are you still able to deduct health insurance, contribute to a 401(k) or take advantage of other fringe benefits? Warning: this gets complex! But these are things every serious trader should be aware of. Whether you sell… Read More »