Lessons from the Pros

Aug 5, 2014 Issue

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Trading With the Trend

Once and a while, I will get an email from someone saying, “I like your supply and demand strategy but what strategy should I use in trending markets?” This person thinks our patented core strategy is only for markets going sideways where they use supply and demand to pick tops and bottoms. What this person… Read More »


Stock Market Crash Is Imminent

I was flying back from Mumbai and struck up a conversation with some of the flight attendants. One question that always comes up over and over again when I mention that I am a trader is, “What do I think about our chances of the markets crashing and going into a recession?” In my classes… Read More »


Managing Your Stop Loss in Trading

Hello traders! Recently I was having an email conversation with an old student about his trading. His questions and comments led to this newsletter where we will discuss a few rules on how and when to manage your stop when you are in a trade. “Bill’s” main question centered around trading near news events… Read More »


Who Is On the Other Side of Your Option Trade?

When you click the “Buy to Open” button on your option trading platform, from whom are you buying? And does it matter? Well yes, it does matter. It can affect the price you pay for the option, to the degree that it might make the difference between a winning trade and a losing one. Read More »


Difference Between Night and Day in the Futures Markets

Today’s Futures markets are divided up into multiple sessions. Unlike when I started trading there was primarily a daily chart only, no intra-day data was available unless you kept point and figure charts manually of intra-day price movements as many floor traders used to do. There was no electronic trading prior to or after a… Read More »

Real Estate

Midyear Leading Real Estate Indicators

Midway through the year, what do the Leading Indicators tell us? This is a strange market if you ask me – the indicators say one thing but the professionals I talk to have a little different take. Let’s start by looking at some of the most popular indicators. Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – a lagging indicator… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Getting Desired Trading Results: Where Are You Placing Your Focus?

How are you framing your trading process? In other words, what are you focusing on as you are preparing, processing and creating your trade plan? Is it something like… “Where is this going and will the plan work out?” Or, perhaps it’s worse. “I just can’t seem to get this right; why do I always… Read More »

India Markets

Gearing for Better Returns When Trading

As many of my students know, I am an avid motorcyclist. What you may not know is that I also hold a certificate in motorcycle repair. As with my trading, I feel it is important to be able to fix things when they do not go well. If there is a problem with my bike… Read More »