Lessons from the Pros

Feb 14, 2012 Issue

Featured Article

How Important are Commodity Futures Speculators?

I have been involved in Commodity Futures trading now for 24 years and have had the opportunity to see first-hand the significance of my participation as a speculator. Many of you are probably wondering what significance one trader could have on something as big as the Commodity Futures markets. And I would expect that kind Read More »

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Should I Sell on Thursday Morning or Friday’s Close?

This article will address the following issue: When should an option trader sell weekly option premium? As early as Wednesday, we can find out what weekly options will be listed on Thursday morning. Just go to the CBOE web site http://www.cboe.com/ and click on the PRODUCTS tab, select Weeklies and then click on the blue Read More »

Featured Article

Simply Support and Resistance – Part 3: Imbalances and Rewards

Welcome again to the third and final part of my exploration into undoubtedly the simplest and most leading of all trading indicators: Support and Resistance. Over the last six weeks, we have looked over the large number of advantages behind the powerful concepts behind these most fundamental of trading tools, ranging from why basic horizontal Read More »

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Role Reversal

We are taught to buy in demand zones and sell in supply zones as the most effective way to trade. This is the simple part of trading, following rules. However, the difficult part is locating the best zones in which to make those trades. If you have attended one of our courses at Online Trading Read More »

Featured Article

Banding the Trend

Most traders are familiar with the Bollinger Bands® as a trading tool to see when prices are relatively overbought or oversold. The bands are situated two standard deviations away from an average and tell us when prices are overextended and may be in for a correction (reversion) to the mean. This is extremely helpful when Read More »

Featured Article

The Advantages of Trading Futures

Naturally, many people start their quest in becoming traders with stock trading, as stocks are the cornerstone of the financial markets. As the quest continues, many realize the great benefits of trading futures, or as the code defines those, 1256 contracts. For U.S. federal tax purposes, regulated futures contracts, such as the E-mini S&P 500 Read More »

Specialty Skills

Rules are Your Road Map to Trading Results

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill Part of the definition of “rule” is that it is a “governing action” or “procedure.” When you consider governing action, it really encapsulates the way that rule-based trading relates to results-oriented trading. This is because rules are Read More »

Real Estate

Second Home Purchasing Prospects are Bright

Experts are saying the one thing that might be a bright light in the housing market is the vacation/second home/rental market. At a party last weekend, my husband and I were asked about the real estate market (my husband is a broker) and what our thoughts were on long-term vacation rentals. One couple weighed in Read More »