Lessons from the Pros

Dec 17, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Seeing It All Before It Happens

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a crystal ball that told you where the next market turn and market move would be? Imagine looking into the crystal ball one day and it told you the S&P was about to turn lower in the 1803.50 – 1805 range and likely fall 40 points quickly. If I… Read More »


Brick by Brick

Looking at a Renko chart versus a typical candlestick chart, you can see how not viewing small pullbacks could keep you in your trades longer. Read More »


It’s All About The Oscillators

As a regular author of these articles, I consistently discuss about the importance of focusing on the key elements of trading before focusing your attention on anything else. From the Technical Analysis perspective, I prefer to base my trading decisions primarily on the ongoing dynamics of Supply and Demand. For me, this is pretty much… Read More »


Stops on Options Positions

When we trade stocks, or futures or Forex contracts, we always need a plan for each trade. It includes an entry price, as well as a plan for how we will exit the trade. The exits include one or more profit targets, as well as a stop loss. In our trading classes we use the… Read More »


Remember When a Stop Market Was a Stop Market?

I recently received an email from one of my Singapore students who had a very good question about using Stops in the Futures markets: Hi Don, I am Tan, one of your Futures students from Singapore. I recently read a new CME rule which says that a stop order in the grain markets automatically becomes… Read More »

Real Estate

Dealing With Offers and Multiple Offers in Today’s Market

The market has made some significant changes in the past year. In some areas, we’ve seen multiple offers on properties that have been on the market for a day or less. If you have never been involved in a multiple offer situation or had to deal with a counter offer, here are a few tips… Read More »

Specialty Skills

You’ve got to Keep at it and Withstand the Tough Times to be Successful

I just finished teaching an Extended Learning Track (XLT) class on the importance of documenting your trading. It was called “Awareness and Reprogramming.” One of the students complained that documenting was something that they did not enjoy and that it was therefore difficult to follow through with. Actually, most endeavors that are of value involve tasks… Read More »

India Markets

Tale of the Tails

Most people think that to be truly successful in trading or investing in the markets you must have some deep understanding of finance, economics, or even technical analysis. They believe that there has to be some super complex strategy that the brokerages use to make money. The answer is in fact the opposite. Traders and Read More »

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