Lessons from the Pros

Nov 5, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

The Tale of Two Emotions

Think about it… You walk into your favorite store to buy your favorite item. It may be ice cream, new shoes, your dream car, the latest gadget at the Apple store, your favorite drink at Starbucks, a perfectly ripe Avocado or Watermelon, or whatever you desire. As soon as you enter the store, to your… Read More »


Trend Tips

While teaching a Professional Futures Course in Philadelphia last week, I was discussing the importance of identifying the dominant trend for your trading timeframe and also the larger timeframe. Many people have the misconception that trading has to be complicated since so few people are truly successful at it. Truthfully, people fail at trading because… Read More »


What’s My Average?

If you have been a regular reader of these articles over the years, you will know that part of Online Trading Academy’s unique offering, is that we follow a strict rule-based core strategy. While the variety and the vast majority of other educational material available today will focus on traditional theories of technical analysis, we… Read More »


Picturing Option Profits – Volatility

In the last three articles, which you can read here, here and here, I discussed using option payoff diagrams to visualize profits. I talked about how Delta and Gamma are portrayed on the graphs. Today we’ll look how changes in implied volatility can be expected to affect things as measured by Vega. A quick review… Read More »


Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I thought this would be a good title for my article because when a market like Gold starts to move up or down there seems to be a large following of capital from all parts of the world. Investors and traders alike try to capitalize on the movement of this precious metal. For centuries, especially… Read More »

Real Estate

Commercial Market and its Segments

When we think about the residential real estate market we know it is segmented into Condo’s, Townhouses, Single Family Residences, Duplexes and Triplexes. Pretty simple and they all serve the same purpose – housing people. The commercial market is different; its segments are diverse in the physical makeup, purpose and how they are valued. Office market… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Pivots Are In the Charts and In Your Emotions

I remember many years ago as I sat at my trading platform staring at the NQ E-mini. It was well into the trading day, and I had yet to get a set-up signal that was in keeping with my trade plan. I was feeling bored and secretly wished “something” would happen…I really wanted to open… Read More »

India Markets

Not Trading Is A Trading Decision

There is a lot of unnecessary pressure placed on traders. We place the most pressure on ourselves. After completing an education program and opening our trading account, we feel that we must trade as much as possible. There is a desire to try and profit from our trading knowledge as quickly as possible. There is… Read More »

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