Lessons from the Pros

Apr 22, 2014 Issue

Featured Article High Frequency Trading

High Frequency Trading, Good or Bad?

Perhaps the hottest topic in the financial world as well as the general media lately is the subject of High Frequency Trading (HFT). What has got people so interested, angry, and puzzled by this topic is a recent book by author Michael Lewis. In it, Lewis suggests the stock market is rigged against them. Read More »


Failing Funds

The majority of investors blindly follow the “conventional wisdom” and the easiest path to investing. This usually includes placing their money into a 401k and or mutual funds in their IRA. They either don’t know there is a better alternative or worse, they don’t care. Morningstar reports the average mutual fund returns for the past… Read More »


The Practicalities of Bollinger Bands®

This week I’ve had the pleasure of teaching the Professional Futures trader class in my hometown of London. As usual it’s been a productive time, working with the students and getting to grips at a more advanced level with the core strategy used by Online Trading Academy which recognizes institutional supply and demand levels… Read More »


Finding Your Style of Trading

Among the many things a successful trader must do is to identify what style of trader they wish to be. For this I would like write to about the different trading styles and some of the pros and cons of each. To identify the style of trader you are can go a long way in… Read More »

Real Estate

Is It Cheaper To Rent Or Buy

You know one of the first things I’m going to say is that real estate is localized. So no matter how low interest rates are the location of the buy/rent question can be dramatically effected by the area you are looking at. However for this example we are going to use the national average. Read More »

Specialty Skills

Pivots Can Happen In Your Head

Have you ever noticed as you looked at a chart after, say an FMOC meeting or some other economic report or news event, that when the market invariably whipsaws all over the place as it surges upward and plummets into the hinterlands that your emotional volatility is oftentimes calibrated to the volatility of the price Read More »

India Markets

Average Odds Enhancer

I wanted to show more examples of how moving averages can assist you in trading decisions. As a successful trader and former graduate of Online Trading Academy, I also value price above any other indicator. But I do use some indicators such as moving averages (MA) in order to improve my chances for success. Using moving averages can allow you to see if prices are too high or low on a relative basis… Read More »