Lessons from the Pros

Aug 13, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

…One of everybody’s favorite John Candy movies of all time. When I was a teenager, I had a very small part in another one of his movies and got to meet him. He was a big funny guy just like I expected. As funny as the movie is, there is a real story in it… Read More »


Picking the Top

With all-time highs being achieved in the Dow and the S&P 500 indexes, the question on everyone’s mind is, “Where is the top?” Many traders know that buying stocks for longer term holds is extremely risky in this environment. What about entering shorts? We may be premature for that as well. While teaching a Professional… Read More »


What’s A Trade Without A Target?

How can you have tea without water, or fish without gills? No I am not trying to be silly or quirky, but instead I would like to make a simple point which is that some things in life are only complete when they are made up of multiple parts or features. For the subject of… Read More »


Finding Options Opportunities With Low Volatility

In the last two weeks’ articles, which you can read here and here, I discussed finding option opportunities by looking for stocks with unusually expensive options. A natural question is whether there are opportunities in stocks with options that are unusually cheap. And there are. In fact, if we can identify stocks that are at… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Simplicity is Arguably the Best Policy for Your Trading

“It looks a bit full but it’s going to work,” he thought as his limit order was being placed on the YM E-mini 5 minute chart. There was not much space for the chart to be exhibited, though, as there was a MACD indicator, an RSI, a Stochastic, an ATR and a Bollinger Band® prominently… Read More »

India Markets

India Exchanges: What Goes On at the Open?

There is a lot of volatility surrounding the open of the equity markets in any country or any exchange. It is often said that amateurs open the markets while professionals close it. The reason behind this saying is the nature of the order flow that comes into the exchanges and who is behind those orders… Read More »

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