Lessons from the Pros

Dec 10, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Properly Thinking the Markets

Wal-Mart, Tesco, Costco, Sam’s Club, just to name a few. These are some of the biggest retailers in the world, huge operations that make fortunes in revenue. How do they do it? What is there big secret? Simple, at the end of the day, they have mastered two simple things. First, buying at wholesale prices… Read More »


How to Trade Renko Charts: Brick by Brick

A common complaint from traders is that they seem to exit from profitable trades too soon. They find that fear grips them and they find they could have made much more money if they only stayed in the trade longer. In our search for profits, we are often shaken out by the market’s noise. What… Read More »


You Are Already a Trader

Hello traders! This past week I had the pleasure of hanging out with another instructor, Justin Krebs. He was in Dallas doing a Market Timing Class and I had the pleasure of observing this class. If you didn’t know, I was one of Justin’s first instructors several years ago. He was determined and disciplined enough… Read More »


Covered Call or Short Put?

In the last two weeks’ articles (here and here), I wrote about the equivalence between two popular option positions – the short put (with no stock position) verses the covered call (long stock and short call). Today we’ll finish that up and talk about out-of-the-ordinary situations. I wrote earlier that you can simulate a covered call… Read More »


Which Time Frame is Better?

As a trading instructor, the question I probably get asked the most is in regards to time frames. Like most anything having to do with trading there is no silver bullet when it comes to the right the time frame to trade. Instead, a combination of different time frames should be implemented. Additionally … Read More »

Real Estate

Owning, Managing and Investing in Property Out of Area

You have heard people say that real estate is a “local” or “regional” commodity, and it is. I am from Southern California and when I speak to groups in the Midwest or South and talk about prices here they look at me like I have lost my mind. What it costs to get a typical… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Becoming Motivated in Your Trade

To be motivated means that you have an adequate incentive, and you are moved to take action. Motivation is at the crux of becoming successful in any endeavor, and trading is no different. Of course, motivation must be focused on the “right” target, objective, and goal that is because motivation works in both directions. Motivation… Read More »

India Markets

Novices Buy Breakouts

If you have ever read a book on trading or technical analysis, you will know that the breakout trade is extremely popular. Most retail traders are told to look for breakout opportunities as a chance to buy and profit from new highs in the stock or an index. If this strategy worked so well then… Read More »