Lessons from the Pros

Aug 19, 2014 Issue

Featured Article

Great Technical Analysis Question

I received an email with a question regarding my opinion of indicators and chart patterns. I began to reply to the email and then stopped. I thought, if this reader has this question, perhaps others do as well. Given that many short term traders lose money and that most long term investors never come close… Read More »


Fanning Your Trading Success

In the past I discussed a different type of analysis called Gann Theory. This is a popular style of analysis that looks at patterns and repeatable price action based on time. After receiving some emails on the subject, I decided it best to examine Gann Theory a bit further in my articles. I am not… Read More »


Where is the Turn in Price?

Hello traders! This week’s article will discuss why we are attempting to enter our trades as close to the turn in price as possible, thereby giving us a solid reward to risk ratio. First off, we need to define our reward to risk ratio. Your reward is how much you expect to make in a… Read More »


Playing to Win with Options

In last week’s article, which you can read here, I discussed the difference between being the buyer of an option and being the writer, or short seller of that option. Today we’ll continue that discussion. First, it’s important to realize that the dynamics of the outstanding quantities of options are different than they are for… Read More »


This Little Piggy Went to the Market

And This Little Piggy Went to the Market. But on the way he stopped at your house and took your money because he wanted to buy a new large screen television for his new brick home he had built recently to protect him from the big bad wolf. Don’t you love fairy tales? This article… Read More »

Real Estate

Offers and Bidding Wars in Today’s Real Estate Market

Real estate inventory is low in many areas of the country so we are seeing bidding wars again. Whether you are on the buying or selling side some of these tips might help you. Low Ball Offers – everyone wants a “deal,” but in a sellers’ market this won’t cut it. The question should be… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Mindfulness: It Can Mean All the Difference in Your Trade

Are you allowing the “noise” to distract you when you are about to get in or you are already in a trade?  Noise can be the news, the TV, the temperature in your office, your dog Fido that keeps coming into your office, the charts or your spouse asking you a question.  Noise is anything Read More »

Education Resource

Diversify Your Stock Trading Portfolio

Diversification in your stock trading portfolio can mean different things to different types of investors, or even to the same investor at different trading times. But it always describes the concept of spreading out your investments instead of “putting all your eggs in one basket” which might be a single national market, a single asset Read More »