Lessons from the Pros

Oct 1, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Below Average Performance?

Is your trading and investing producing below average returns? If so, there may be a simple reason. The “Moving Average” is a tool that is talked about in almost every trading book that has ever been written. Every day on Television CNBC, Bloomberg, and others are telling us where the S&P and other key markets… Read More »


Keeping It Simple

Well I made it! I write these articles nearly a week before you receive them. In my last article, I mentioned that I was taking a journey along old Route 66 to teach a class in Minneapolis. By the time you read this, I should be home in California. The total tally for the trip… Read More »


Are You Getting In Too Far Out On The Curve?

Hello traders! As I write this week’s article I am enjoying the late stages of a hot Texas summer. We are still having highs in the mid-90’s (Fahrenheit), with most of us wishing fall and winter would hurry up and get here. I have several friends and relatives who live out in Colorado, and so… Read More »


The Yin and Yang of Options – Part 3

In the last two weeks’ articles, which you can read here and here, I’ve been discussing the movements in option prices in response to market forces. I’ve focused on the equal and offsetting effects of option price changes on the two parties to the option contract: the option buyer and the option writer (seller). We’ll…
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Real Estate

Ways to Stop Wasting Time and Reach Our Investing Goals by Year’s End

One of the exercises we do in the Professional Real Estate Investor class is create “Deal Boundaries.” One of the questions in the exercise is: “Honestly, how much time WILL you dedicate to your real estate investing?” This got me thinking about all of the things that take time but really aren’t productive, and how… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Trading From a Trance That Brings Your Best

Dean had been here before. He saw a drop-base-drop price pattern into a fresh demand zone on the 60 minute YM E-mini chart. He calculated his odds and he determined that it was a solid 8, which was a green light that this was a high probability trade. He entered with a limit order that… Read More »

India Markets

Technical Odds Enhancer

Today I will discuss technical indicators as an odds enhancer. It is important to remember that an odds enhancer is used to increase the probability of a trade working out, not to signal the entrance to a trade itself. You should still execute trades based on price analysis and supply and demand levels. Whenever I… Read More »

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