Lessons from the Pros

Feb 18, 2014 Issue

Featured Article

Trading with the Trend

Once in 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 the strategy is only for markets going sideways where they use supply and demand to pick tops and bottoms. What this person does not… Read More »


Swing Stops

Ah, the ever present question as to where a trader should place stops. We all encounter this as we are trading. Let’s face it, there is a fine balance in placing a stop that allows you to minimize damage from a bad trade and a stop that is too close to the market which will Read More »


Multiple Time Frames and Why I Swing Trade – Continued

Hello traders!  After my last newsletter, Why I Swing Trade, I was swamped with emails asking about all the time frames that I use in trading. I’ll get to my specific time frames a bit later in this letter, but first I would like to explore the concept of multiple time frame analysis and why Read More »


Options as Income Generators

One of the greatest things about options is that they can be used for so many different purposes. One of those is to generate income in a relatively conservative manner. That may not be exciting compared to some other modes of trading. But how excited do we really want to be about our IRA money? Read More »


Why Women Make Better Traders

In the last day of the five-day futures class we teach here at Online Trading Academy, I have a trading contest.  It is 3 hours long and consists of every student doing some preparation, and then setting up trades for the early part of the session. They are also looking for setups throughout the remaining Read More »

Real Estate

Strategies For Moving A Property Fast In Any Market

I like to breakdown real estate investing into three strategies: 1. Buy and Hold (rental property) 2. Quick Turn (buy, fix up and resell) 3. Institutional Ownership (REITS, TIC’s or Real Estate related funds). For strategy number 2 – Quick Turn, the main objective is being able to sell quickly and at a profit. Read More »

Specialty Skills

Working Against Yourself Does Not Work In The Trade

When you think about it, most of the issues that you experience with trading are moments of internal dissonance. What I mean is that we human beings more times than not in tight situations are working at cross currents with ourselves. So often a trader will come to a “fork in the road” where they… Read More »

India Markets

Trading People

Being an American trader and instructor for an American-based company raises some valid questions in the foreign lands I visit. I am often asked, “Why should I learn how to trade my Indian (or substitute Singapore, London, Canadian, Dubai, Hong Kong, etc.) markets from you? Wouldn’t I be better off learning from a local instructor?” Read More »

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