Lessons from the Pros

Sep 4, 2013 Issue

Featured Article

The 4-Part Recipe for Success

One of the most rewarding aspects of instructing for Online Trading Academy is getting to work with new students as well as teaching the Extended Learning Track (XLT) program with various graduates of Online Trading Academy. I also have the pleasure of welcoming new students to the world of trading and investing when I visit… Read More »


Does It Really Matter?

One thing that novice traders mistakenly do is place too much emphasis on the news or events when they are trading. While I was teaching a class at our Minneapolis center, we experienced several events that in the end did nothing to move the markets beyond what they would have done based on the charts… Read More »


Trader Myths Busted

Hello traders! This week I’d like to dispel a few myths about the trading lifestyle. This will be similar to my recent articles “Common Classroom Questions” 1 and 2, but instead of questions the topics will be information that I freely offer up to my students during any of the Online Trading Academy classes that… Read More »


The Crude Oil Fear Premium

The most recent flare-up in the Middle East has (as usually happens) impacted the price of crude oil once again. This impact comes in two forms: an increase in volatility and a sharp rise in price. Typically, crude oil, like most commodities is traded on projections of future supply versus demand, and this dynamic drives… Read More »

Real Estate

What is the Perfect Price to List my Property?

Is picking the perfect price the work of a crystal ball or of a seasoned professional? I’ll go with the seasoned professional. But it is still important as an investor that you understand the process a professional will use and that you have the final say. The first part of the process is getting a… Read More »

Specialty Skills

To Build Trading Skill You Must Measure Your Results

Jason looked at his trade with both a little disdain and a note of assurance. He had placed a limit order on the 5 minute NQ E-mini chart to go long at the fresh Demand Zone that he had drawn after identifying it on the 60 minute chart. He had a plan and now he… Read More »

India Markets

Indicators for Opportunities

Students of Online Trading Academy know that the core strategy we use for trading centers around trends and supply and demand. In fact, we do not use many technical indicators if any at all in our trading. Technical indicators are based on past price movement and volume and use a mathematical calculation to summarize the… Read More »