Lessons from the Pros

May 26, 2014 Issue

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The Picture of Imbalance

In my early days, I was always fascinated by the gap in the financial system between those who know what they are doing and profit, and those who do not and lose money. It was really fascinating, big strong institutions made so much money and were correct most of the time. At the same time… Read More »


Who is Moving the Markets

When making the decision to join a trend, it is helpful to know who is behind that trend.  For instance, if price is being pushed higher by novice traders it may not be wise to join them.  However, if the buying pressure is being created by institutional trading, there is a higher probability for it Read More »


Searching for Consistency in Your Trading

Hello traders! At the time of this writing I am teaching in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. On the Tuesday of class, I went to dinner with a former student who wanted to talk about his (perceived) lack of consistency in his trading. During our conversation, this student, let’s call him Steve, complained that he was not… Read More »


Options – More on Time Value

In the last few articles I’ve described the factors that affect the amount of time value in an option. Previously I discussed the impact of crowd expectations (aka implied volatility), and the march of time toward expiration. Today we’ll look at the effect of “moneyness” on time value. These short articles are designed to help… Read More »


Trading like a Business

When we talk to prospective students about learning the skill of trading, we also encourage them to approach it like any other business venture. If you start any type of business you first have to come up with the initial seed capital to get the business off the ground. This comes with the understanding that… Read More »

Real Estate

In the Middle of a Short Sale – What I Learned

A Real Estate Short Sale is defined as: Any sale of real estate that generates proceeds that are less than the amount owed on the property. A real estate short sale occurs when the lender and borrower decide that selling the property and absorbing a moderate loss is preferable to having the borrower default on… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Be Careful of Ego-Entangled Trades

What happens when you get the urge to do something in your trading that could otherwise be termed “bone-headed?” You may have done something like that as recent as your last trade. It’s when you know that the urge to “move that stop” or to “chase that trade” is a violation of your rules…. Read More »

India Markets

Learning To Make The Trade

New traders often get confused when deciding what tools to use in order to analyze the markets and select trading opportunities. Looking at the selections available as well as the tools offered in today’s advanced trading software, it is easy for one to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, there is a simple and logistical way to sort… Read More »