Lessons from the Pros

Jan 2, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

What Do Trading and a Retail Business Have In Common?

Walmart, Tesco, Costco, Sam’s Club, just to name a few…these are some of the biggest retailers in the world, huge operations that make fortunes in revenue. How do they do it? What is their big secret? Simple: at the end of the day, they have mastered the art of buying at wholesale prices… Read More »


Cramer vs. Cramer

To be a successful trader or investor, you need to hold yourself accountable for the positions that you take in the markets. Wherever you get your information, you must make your own independent analysis. That is the reason why people come to Online Trading Academy. They want to make educated choices when planning their financial… Read More »


It’s Only Real When It’s Real

Firstly I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2013! I am most pleased to be heading into another year of trading and teaching with Online Trading Academy and I am looking forward immensely to working with our fantastic community to transform even more lives in… Read More »


Straddles and Strangles in Depth

Last week we continued with our example of XLF, an Exchange Traded Fund that represents a basket of stocks of companies in the banking, brokerage and insurance industries. Those businesses are sensitive to what happens with the “fiscal cliff” developments, so we can expect considerable movement in the near future. It also appears that there is… Read More »

Real Estate

It’s 2013 – What are Your Goals and How Will You Achieve Them?

The New Year brings us the opportunity to reflect on the past year and to be excited about the year to come. There is a feeling that we have a fresh start. I don’t personally believe in New Year’s resolutions. I believe in reviewing and setting goals at the first of the year. A goal… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Beware of Your “Rep” When You Trade

Tracy was still angry with her husband even though the argument happened last night. She thought that since she “slept” on it that things would look a little differently today…they didn’t. She and Bob had a good relationship, but sometimes “he could be so stubborn,” she thought to herself. In fact, her anger had caused… Read More »

India Markets

It’s All Greek to Me

I have spoken with many new options traders and realized they do not have a full understanding of how options pricing works. Most traders in India trade the equivalent of a lottery ticket. They buy deep out of the money options in the hopes that a large move will make them rich. However, the likelihood… Read More »