Lessons from the Instructors

Jan 21, 2014 Issue


Turning Tide?

Last week I tweeted the equity markets may be ending their daily bullish trend. A bullish trend is a series of higher highs and higher lows. The S&P 500 index recently broke that and made both lower highs and lower lows. Do not start to panic and sell all of your longs and go short… Read More »


S.E.T. It Up – Three Parts of a Trade

This week I’d like to explain the three parts that every trade has, and the respective importance of each part. The title of this article includes the acronym that we teach in class “S.E.T.” This actually means STOP-ENTRY-TARGET. Every trade I take, every trade that you take, and every trade that we instructors talk about… Read More »


You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd

The way this connects to option is that some people tend to stop adding tools after the first hammer. That is, they hear about a particular option strategy, and then try to apply it all the time. They try to use those roller skates even when the sidewalk leads into a buffalo herd. Read More »


Commitment of Traders Disaggregated Report

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has released a report since 1962 showing what positions were held by Speculators and Commercial traders. This particular report named, Commitment of Traders Report (COT) and is also known as the Legacy version. There have been numerous articles written about this report and how a trader can use it… Read More »

Real Estate

Is Buying A Rental Property A Good Investment In 2014?

One of the most common questions I get is, “What will the real estate market do in the coming year?” Last week I shared 10 things I feel the market is likely to do in 2014. This week I would like to provide you with data that supports the idea that rental property can be a… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Turtle Trading Can Speed Up Your Results

Trading is arguably the single most challenging venture on the planet. Of course, just about every other business around the world is operating to make a profit, so why is trading so different? It is because when you are in a trade, with every tick of the market you are gaining or losing… Read More »

India Markets

Anything But Average

I often hear students complaining about having been stopped out too early or taking bad trades they wished they had passed on. One thing traders must remember is that they do not have to jump into every trade they see. The key to being successful in the markets is consistency. New traders must learn that… Read More »