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Your Trading Strategy Should Be Simple

Today’s piece is about the power of simple; and simple starts and ends with the proper focus. I am going to suggest something today that some people won’t be able to do and others will disagree with it. Still others, on the other hand, are already doing it in the Extended Learning Track (XLT), our… Read More »

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Stocks

Beginning of the Bear Market?

Wow, what a wild ride the markets have been going through. The big question on all traders’ and investors’ minds is whether or not this is the beginning of a bear market. There is no doubt that the current bull market is extremely fragile. An environment of lackluster earnings and sharp reactions to news while… Read More »

Forex

So What Are Your Favorite Currency Pairs?

When teaching one of Online Trading Academy’s forex classes, I encourage new students to concentrate on just a handful of the potential currency pairs to trade. My recommendations are as follows: EURUSD, USDJPY, and one of our commodity pairs, either the USDCAD or the AUDUSD. The reasoning is pretty straightforward-the EURUSD and USDJPY have very… Read More »

Options

Options – Implied Volatility Rules

Most people who have heard of put and call options know that they can be used to make money from stock movement. Puts tend to go up when stock prices go down. Calls tend to go up when stock prices go up. The important phrase in the above sentence is “tend to.” It is not… Read More »

Futures

How to Navigate Trading Volatility Spikes

Over the last 20 years, it seems that about every six to eight years the financial markets experience severe bouts of turbulence. These episodes of trading volatility, in my estimation, are probably going to become even more frequent as the global economy becomes more intertwined and information is disseminated at light speed. For the average… Read More »

Real Estate

Start Real Estate Investing: Rent Your Home

Get started in real estate investing by renting your home, not selling. Are you a risk adverse person? But you want to get into real estate investing. Well, I have an idea for you. If you have equity in your home and you want to move up or down, then why not think about renting… Read More »

Specialty Skills

What Does Your Trading Environment Sound Like?

OK…So, you’re in a trade and you hear a loud voice that sounds suspiciously like your mother say, “… No, don’t do that, you’ll lose!” But, even though the voice resonates in your head, this is in fact the only place that it can be heard; because it’s coming from you. Thoughts are part and… Read More »