Lessons from the Pros

Oct 8, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Navigating Time Frames

Awhile back, I was walking the streets of Manhattan looking for my hotel. I thought I knew where I was going, identifying some landmarks and asking people for directions but in the end, I was lost. I tried one more path but that was unsuccessful and didn’t lead to my destination. What was I to… Read More »


TradeStation Charting Intro

Getting used to new software can be extremely difficult for most people. When that software is as sophisticated and full of features as TradeStation is, it can be even harder. As a response to multiple emails, I have been asked to walk our readers through some of the basic setups for charting. To use the… Read More »


The Yin and Yang of Options – Part 4

In the last few weeks’ articles, I’ve talked about the equal and offsetting effects of option price changes on the option buyer vs. the option writer (seller). More about that today. We began three weeks ago with an example using the SPY October 173 call option. Rosie was on the long side and Thorne was… Read More »


Futures Contracts and Their Unique Specifications

A popular question I hear is, “What is a Commodity Futures Contract?” This is a fair question, considering most investors are more familiar with stocks, options and Forex markets. Let’s look inside the Commodity Futures market asset class and remove this mystery and help answer that question in a little more detail. Commodities are products… Read More »

Real Estate

Mortgages: The Ins and Outs

One of the reasons I chose to be associated with Online Trading Academy is their mission of transforming lives worldwide through exceptional trading and investing education. No matter the profession you choose, be it farmer or rocket scientist, financial savvy is necessary to be successful. The only real estate purchase many people may make is Read More »

Specialty Skills

Mindfulness is an Integral Part of Power Trading

He cringed as the price action was moving closer to his stop. He had placed a trade on the EURUSD at a significant supply zone level that coincided with an R1 pivot. David was fighting an overwhelming urge to move his stop, that was motivated by anxiety and fear. Furthermore, streaming thoughts of his last… Read More »

India Markets

Choppy Markets

I get a lot of questions from students about which way the markets are likely to go. Looking at my market update article from August, I had observed a head and shoulders bearish reversal pattern that did not look strong. As we enter October, we can see that the pattern did indeed fail since it… Read More »

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