Lessons from the Pros

Jan 28, 2014 Issue

Featured Article

The Bull Trap Strikes Again

I know I keep writing articles on the Bull Trap but I can’t help it, they happen so often. The other night I was playing in a hockey game, the score was 2 – 2 late in the game. I got a nice pass at full speed, skated around a couple guys, and I was in… Read More »


Cycle the Average Revisited

In the Extended Learning Track course last week, we were discussing how to identify the trend of the security we are planning to trade. While there is no substitute for reading price itself, you can use some technical tools to assist you in your trading decisions. Some time ago, I wrote about one method to… Read More »


What Did I Do Again?

There are many skills required to be a consistently profitable trader. Here at Online Trading Academy, we pride ourselves on simplifying education by teaching our students to recognize the things that really matter in today’s currency markets. Let’s face it, there are many different opinions on what tools you need to correctly analyze the markets… Read More »


Finding Option Opportunities

Options are exciting to trade for many reasons. They offer so many opportunities that the sheer volume of possibilities can be overwhelming. How can we go about finding the good ones? To answer this, we to think about what the sources of options profits are. What makes their prices move? The important factors are… Read More »


Does Always Being Right Translate into Profitability?

If you have ever looked around the internet for some type of trading or investment advice, the first factor that’s always touted is how well the advice has done based on a series of winning trades the adviser has had over a relatively short period of time. Another way to sell advice is to highlight… Read More »

Real Estate

Investing in Rental Property in 2014

We are not near boom-time numbers, but real estate investors and home buyers are responding to positive trends. I often see the following scenario when novice investors get into the market. “I found a house for a great price online in small town USA; I am so excited. I’m going to buy it and turn… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Premature Exiting Can Ruin Your Trading Results

He felt really good about this trade. John’s plan recognized a demand zone on the 60 minute NQ E-mini chart and the price action had pulled back as it was about to enter the DZ. The 5 minute chart is where he had placed a bracketed order to go long in the zone with a… Read More »

India Markets

The Advantage of Knowing Multiple Asset Classes

In the live classes and also the Extended Learning Tracks at Online Trading Academy, the instructors are always asked about which asset class is the best to trade. While they all have their advantages and disadvantages, there is not necessarily one that is better than the other. As a trader, you should discover which asset… Read More »