Lessons from the Pros

Sep 18, 2012 Issue

Featured Article

The Science of Trading

How many times have you heard someone say that “trading is an art, not a science”? I have heard that for years and years, and I have to say, it is probably the most ridiculous statement when it comes to trading. And as we all know, there are some pretty ridiculous statements in the trading… Read More »



Believe it or not, I really enjoy receiving emails from students. The emails are a way for me to help them as well as to let me know that they understood the lessons I taught them in a live class or an XLT. Without the feedback, I cannot improve my delivery of the material. Trading… Read More »


Don’t Be a Dumb, Greedy Trade Chaser!

Hello traders! This week I’d like to discuss a fault that nearly every trader has done at least once in the past – that is, chasing a trade. What is chasing a trade? It’s when you take a less than optimal entry, sometimes far away from your previously defined supply or demand levels. Over the… Read More »


Options for Newbies – Part 2

In this series, on alternate weeks, I’m going to go through the subject of options in the most basic way. Even if you’re a veteran, these articles may give you a deeper understanding of some aspects of options than you had before. Last time, in the article you can review here, we introduced an example… Read More »


Thank Goodness for Financial News Releases

During the course of every month, there is data released from various sources (primarily the government) that reflects the state of the economy. There are also inventory numbers in certain commodities, and on the months when the Federal Open Market Committee (also known as FOMC) meet, their decision on monetary policy is widely watched… Read More »

Real Estate

An Update on Commercial Real Estate and Its Segments

On Power Trading Radio last week we talked about the commercial real estate market, its makeup and some of the current trends. The commercial real estate market is more segmented than the residential market. Let’s look at each market segment and its specific market conditions. Office Market: According to the Office Outlook Report, created by… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Holding Yourself Accountable is Critical to Success

Richard heaved a heavy sigh. He was thoroughly perplexed, confused, frustrated and dejected as he struggled to understand why the stock he was trading had taken a dive in the late afternoon. The Earnings Report had good news and what’s more, the Bloomberg analyst noted that it should rise. Well, it did, just before it… Read More »

India Markets

View of the Indian Equity Markets

The markets have been racing to new yearly highs. There are a lot of people wondering how much longer this movement can last. Some of the bears are already crawling out of the woodwork stating that we are overbought and should be shorting the upcoming crash. As I write this article, the German courts have… Read More »