Lessons from the Pros

Dec 16, 2014 Issue

Featured Article

Are Futures for You and Your Portfolio?

“When it comes to the trading different asset classes, I get more questions about the Futures markets than any other set of markets. This is because many people hear from others how great these markets are for short term income and long term wealth trading but know very little about them. In my opinion, these…” Read More »


Gapping into Trading Success

“Gaps are a normal part of trading. Traders can view these gaps as a great inconvenience or an excellent opportunity. The key is to see what the price action is telling you after it gaps. Stocks gap due to a massive imbalance between buying and selling pressure. In an effort to balance out these orders…” Read More »


The Importance of Disciplined Profit-Taking

“Many years ago in the very first trading class I ever took, my instructor told us a vital truth about the markets: Trading is simple but far from easy. Looking back I don’t think I really took much notice of the vital importance behind what he said to us all in the classroom that day…” Read More »


When a Short Put Trade Goes Wrong

“Selling put options short is a bullish strategy that can be quite profitable when we have a neutral to bullish opinion on a stock or ETF and the premium levels for options are high. The idea is to collect a high price for selling the put options, which then deteriorate in value down toward zero…” Read More »


The Markets That Never Sleep

“For most investors, the preferred vehicle in which to engage in the financial markets are stocks, or derivatives related to this asset class. The most common of these would be mutual funds. More sophisticated investors will use Exchange Traded Funds for their trading and longer term investing.
These financial instruments are fine, but just like…” Read More »

Real Estate

There are Alternatives to Foreclosure

“No matter what situation you find yourself in; looking for a property, selling a property, modifying your loan, or getting from under a property, you will need to be persistent and informed.
If foreclosure is something you or someone you know is considering, here is an option, “Deed-in-Lieu” of Foreclosure. It’s an alternative to foreclosure…” Read More »

Specialty Skills

Are You Getting Out of Trades Too Early?

“Does this sound familiar? You’re in a good high-probability long trade as born out by the Odds Enhancer calculations. The trade got filled and stalled for a moment before the price action began to drop. As it got close to the stop, you thought, “It looks like it’s going to take me out, but that’s …” Read More »