Lessons from the Pros

Apr 10, 2012 Issue

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The London Session

This week Sam shares a very high probability, low risk, and high reward opportunity from the London session that presents itself often. He shows how important it is to keep in mind that what may be an overnight level in the US is a day session level somewhere else. Read More »

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Spring Cleaning

When we are selecting trades or even long term investments, we want to be diversified, but not duplicating our efforts. Using the example of a student’s longer term portfolio, Brandon explains that a trader should spring clean a portfolio in order to kick out weaker stocks in favor of stronger performers, and also make sure there are not multiple stocks in similar sectors. Read More »

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Finding the Gaps

Gaps at the market open can cause periods of high volatility and price movement and can offer great opportunities when traded properly. Of course with the increased volatility comes greater risk. This week Brandon explains how he discovers stocks that may potentially gap up or down but cautions traders to have a solid trading plan in place before attempting morning gap trading. Read More »

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The Pleasure and Pain Game

At our rawest level, we are basically programmed to do 2 things on a day to day basis: to seek out pleasure and to avoid pain of any kind. Sam reminds us that if we respond to trading using our raw emotions, then we will not profit. However, if we develop a sound rule based trading plan, that allows us to act without emotion, the odds are stacked in our favor. Read More »

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More Commissions and More Risk

Trading options on the RUT and its Exchange Traded Fund, the IWM can bring identical RORs. So which one would you trade? This week Josip compares and contrasts option trades on both these assets so that a trader will know where the advantages may fall. Read More »

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How Do You Stop a Cattle Stampede?

This week Don unpacks a news article about Live Cattle Futures line by line in order to show traders how important it is to trade the charts and then the fundamentals, and not to rely on the media to choose trades. Read More »

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Allowing Winners to Run

Prematurely exiting a trade and not allowing a winner to run is a common problem. This week Dr. Woody reviews the mental patterns that can cause traders to want to exit trades prematurely. Then he explains how to overcome this self-defeating behavior by using a thought journal and developing a new pattern. Read More »