Lessons from the Pros

Jul 30, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Where Are The Markets Going?

I was in Sydney, Australia recently, what a great city. I happened to be giving a lecture at an expo and after I completed my presentation, a gentleman came up to me and said, “Great talk, where are the markets going?” My first thought when he asked was “this is a great topic for an… Read More »


Using What We Learn

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a technique I use while trading to increase my chances for success. Last week in the Stock Extended Learning Track (XLT), I was able to use this technique for the benefit of the many traders in the room. On Thursday, July 25th, the markets were reacting to earnings… Read More »


The Importance of an Empty Cup

If there is one question that I get asked more than any other it would be the following, “When did you really start to make trading work?” Of course, I could put a number of months or years as my answer or even I could say that education is the reason why I managed to… Read More »


Finding Option Opportunities – Part 1

Before we can make money in the options market, we have to locate an opportunity. There are many ways of doing this. In this two-part article that begins today, we’ll discuss just one of those: look for stocks/ETFs whose options are extremely expensive, and sell those options. This sounds pretty straightforward, and it is. But… Read More »


Is Consistent Success Possible Without a Plan?

When it comes to consistency, unfortunately the only consistency that many traders have is in losing money. Obviously, that’s not the consistency anybody wants or desires. Instead, we want to strive to get positive results in our trading. But even with all the desire and effort, why is it so illusive for so many… Read More »

Real Estate

Fair Housing and Discrimination: An Overview for Landlords

As with many things in our country, this has become a topic that encompasses a very large body of law. My goal in this article is to give you a base understanding of the laws and what to watch out for. As with so many of these issues it is very important that you seek… Read More »

Specialty Skills

The Role of Feedback to Skillful Trading

“That’s not supposed to happen!” Jack heard himself say as he looked at the price action plummet. He was trying a new twist on his Demand Zone strategy and was back testing as he tracked his results. Although he was slightly taken aback by the results, he knew that it was important for him to… Read More »

India Markets

The Rupee

I have been receiving several emails from traders who are concerned about the value of the Rupee (INR) falling so much against the US Dollar (USD). As a trader, the profits you make in the equity or futures markets can be diminished dramatically by a large decrease in the value of your currency. Simply put… Read More »

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