Lessons from the Pros

May 21, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Where Are Banks Buying And Selling In The Forex Market?

London is one of the Forex trading hot spots on the planet. I live in Chicago but also spend time in London. When I am with London traders, I notice they are trying to make so many different strategies work in the Forex market, yet I don’t meet anyone who is achieving the success they… Read More »


One Look Revisited

A student recently emailed me about an article that I had written a couple of years ago. The article, “One Look,” viewed the charting style known as Ichimoku. The student stated that he found this type of charting to be extremely beneficial for trading when the markets are currently making new highs. I decided to… Read More »


Currency Questions and Answers

This week I am currently based in sunny Orlando, Florida to teach the brand new introductory 3-day Market Timing class. I’m getting to know a whole new group of students and introducing them to the power of learning and fully understanding a core rules-based strategy and how it can become a solution for any motivated… Read More »


Happy Days Are Here Again

As I’m writing this on May 15, 2013, the U.S. equity indexes are making all-time highs, for the ninth time in the last ten sessions. Most everyone who owns stocks today has a profit, and everyone who doesn’t own them wishes they did. It seems that the market can’t do anything but go up, up… Read More »


My Spread Moved, How Much Did I Make?

Or lose? Even though spread trading is sometimes referred to as a low risk way of trading the Futures markets, a trader can still lose money. The question becomes, how much did the trader make or lose when the spread changes value after entering a spread trade? First lets define a spread. A spread is… Read More »

Real Estate

Multi-Family Properties Fundamentals

The first fundamental of multi-family property is household formation. How is household formation defined? The number of housing units needed for new households to take up residency. According to a presentation done by USC, household formation is calculated as the population (coming into the market) divided by average persons per household, which equals the number… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right Trade Results

Doris thought long and hard after her last loss which hit her daily loss limit. Losing was not something that she enjoyed, but she knew that it was important to learn the lesson and move on. Doris said to herself, “Well, this loss hurt, but I am getting better at identifying zones and executing the… Read More »

India Markets

Price Patterns and Cycles

One of the benefits of teaching trading is the feedback and email questions I receive from students. I learn from the markets and my students challenge me to maintain my discipline and focus in trading. A recent email from a student included a chart that showed a possible chart pattern forming on the Nifty. The… Read More »

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