Lessons from the Pros

Dec 4, 2012 Issue

Featured Article

Profit Zone

This morning I was flipping between some news networks and after listening for two minutes, you would think the world was coming to an end…or as TV tells us, “falling off a cliff” (as in the impending fiscal cliff). This was enough to make my head spin so I turned it off. When I then… Read More »

Stocks

Private: Getting Paid

“Cut your losses short and let your profits run.” So many traders chant that mantra while trading in the markets. Anyone who has ever had money in the markets knows that this is an easy thing to say but much harder to actually do. The emotions of fear and greed creep into our trading environment… Read More »

Forex

Myths of Fear and Greed in FX

For the subject of this week’s article, I thought that I would take the time to explore the thought process behind most trading decisions we make during our FX speculating. As you may already know if you have read previous articles written by myself or my colleagues, we all drive home the importance of formulating… Read More »

Options

Greeks Coming and Going

Last week we looked at the Greeks related to a covered call position. Theta was the star of that show, and if all went according to plan, the rest wouldn’t matter. “According to plan” meant that the underlying would move up or go sideways, but would not be above the call strike price at expiration… Read More »

Commodities

Some Things Are Out of Our Control

As many of you know, when it comes to charting a Futures market using a continuation chart there are many possible ways to do this. If a Futures contract always had the same amount of volume traded from the first trading day (FTD) to the last trading day (LTD) things would be much simpler. Unfortunately… Read More »

Real Estate

The Changing Profile of the Real Estate Buyer

Over the years I’ve written articles about the changing demographics of home buyers and what investors need to know to be ahead of the curve. There is some new data that further supports the changes happening in the market. The three types of buyers we see most prominently in the market today are: all-cash buyers… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Your Trading Plan Is Essential

What is the first thing that you do when you want something with an intense desire? When you want it so bad you can taste it? When you can feel the desire in your bones? When you’re driven by a desire that leaves you hungry for it? With this kind of emotionally passionate focus, you… Read More »

India Markets

Multiple Asset Classes?

I was giving a talk to a group of Online Trading Academy students in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday. These were students who had taken multiple classes at the center and were trading several asset classes in their own portfolios. The talk was centered on how the different asset classes are related to each other and how… Read More »

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