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System Trading

I have been in the business of market speculating and market trading education for about 20 years. While Futures and Forex have always been the main markets I trade and manage accounts in, I have also spend plenty of time trading stock options as well. My path began on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange… Read More »

Forex

Why Is This So Hard?

As my involvement in the financial markets has grown over the years, I realized that so many people love the idea of trading, yet they completely dislike the reality itself. While there are many attractive benefits to trading the financial markets, like having more time to yourself and your family and loved ones and being… Read More »

Options

Picturing Option Profits – Part 2

In last week’s article, which you can read here, I began a discussion of option position charts. These charts graph the profit or loss of an option position versus the price of the underlying asset. Being able to think of an option position in those terms lets you picture the effect of any change. This… Read More »

Commodities

It’s There If You Need It

It’s there if you need it, but most of the time there is very little demand. I’m referring to the availability of Commodities at contract expirations. When you are, trading Commodity Futures, you are in reality trading a contract that will eventually expire. When the contract expires you could take… Read More »

Real Estate

Is Home Ownership still the American Dream?

Homeownership has long been part of the American Dream. Personally, I believe it is an opportunity all should have in this country, but not a right. Along with being part of the American Dream, why is homeownership so important and how does it benefit our economy and citizens? If you add up the sale of… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Become Aligned Centered and Grounded for Your Next Trade

Noel felt a little anxious about it at first but he took a deep breath and noticed that actually he was OK. The trade that he was executing had taken a turn as the price action was creeping toward his stop. He had placed a limit order on the 5 minute chart of the NQ… Read More »

India Markets

Open Interest as an Odds Enhancer

Open interest is reported on TV daily in relationship to F&O but many people still misunderstand it and how it can be beneficial to you as a trader. The first thing to realize is that open interest is not volume. Volume refers to the number of contracts that have been traded on that particular day… Read More »

October 22, 2013