Lessons from the Pros

Feb 12, 2013 Issue

Education Resource

Private: Traders’ Desk Showcase

If you’re a trader or active investor, you know how important your office space is when it comes to focus and overall productivity. Do you ever wonder how others organize their trading desks? We did at Online Trading academy, so we asked traders to share photos of their setups. From multiple monitors to creative trading desk Read More »

Featured Article


Another January and another Super Bowl. This year, however, was a bit different than Super Bowls past. The game for one seemed like a blowout but the second half was a very different story. We nearly witnessed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Then, late in the game, San Francisco was within 10 yards… Read More »


Cool As ISEE Redux

Traders are facing increased volatility in the markets these days. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra odds enhancer that could help you identify when there is a higher probability of a rally day or a pending sell-off? As traders, we look to the mistakes that novice traders and investors make and try to… Read More »


Why Risk it All?

In my years as a trader and instructor with Online Trading Academy, I have been in the position to meet many people from around the world, each with similar goals to become consistent in the financial markets and create their own destiny. I do my very best to help them in any way I can… Read More »


Vertical Spreads – Part 2

In last week’s article, which you can read here, I began to talk about Vertical Spreads. These are positions involving one long option and one short option, both of the same type (Puts or Calls) and expiration date, but with different strike prices. Today I want to continue our exploration of these spreads. Vertical Spreads… Read More »

Real Estate

More Than One Kind of Mortgage

A mortgage is defined as: A debt instrument that is secured by the collateral of specified real estate property and that the borrower is obliged to pay back with a predetermined set of payments. Mortgages are used by individuals and businesses to make large purchases of real estate without paying the entire value of the… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Practice, Practice, Practice – Part II

In last week’s article, we looked at the importance of incorporating a TOTE in advancing towards your goals. That is, using a Test, Operate, Test, Exit approach to train yourself in strategies that are designed to get the results that you want. Using the TOTE process is akin to practicing, but it is more involved… Read More »

India Markets

Where is Supply for an All-Time High?

As prices in the Indian equity markets approach the previous highs set in 2010, there are a lot of stocks that are making 52-week or even all-time highs. As traders, we know that we should participate in the dominant trend but base our exits on supply and demand zones. But where are we supposed to… Read More »