Lessons from the Pros

Jun 17, 2014 Issue

Featured Article XLT Live Trading 61114 the Setup

Newton’s Law Applied to Trading Profits

Newton’s first law of motion states that every object in a state of motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. For trading, the two “forces” are supply and demand. While I often discuss the forces in articles, another key piece that I have wrote about… Read More »


Your Friend, The Trend

Most traders have heard that saying before and in our classes at Online Trading Academy we teach that concept.  One of the unique advantages of the Professional Trader Course is that we allow our students to trade live with our capital.  This serves many benefits.  The most obvious benefit is that the student gets real Read More »


How to Trade the US Dollar

Good day readers and fellow currency traders. Let me start this article by thanking you all for your questions and e-mails in response to my last article, which you can find by clicking here. If you haven’t yet read it, it was a piece solely dedicated to the psychology and mental game of trading. As Read More »


Options – Anchors and Offsets Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, in an article that you can read here, I began discussing the idea of Anchors and Offsets in option trading. We’ll continue with that today. While the simplest use of options is just as lower-cost substitutes for stock, this only scratches the surface of what they can do… Read More »


“Moooooo-ve” Over Stocks, Commodities Are Ready to Bounce

Yes, I was having a little fun with the title of this article. Actually it reminds me of a story when I first started trading. When I became interested in trading about 27 years ago I was fortunate enough to have found my first broker close to my home. My initial adventures into the financial… Read More »

Real Estate

Conventional Residential Financing with Freddie and Fannie

A conventional loan is a lender agreement that’s not guaranteed or insured by the VA (Veterans Administration), FHA (Federal Housing Administration), or RHA (Rural Housing Service). A conventional loan can follow guidelines that meet the funding criteria of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (more about them a little later). If a loan follows… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Trading To Win In the Trader Trenches

The opening bell just sounded and you are putting on a trade. You’ve got your plan established…you’ll buy the demand level on the 60 minute chart of the NQ E-mini that you analyzed yesterday. The price action on the Globex chart is confirming the plan with an overnight low that coincides with the… Read More »

India Markets

Having the Right Point of View When Trading

When we trade, it is all too easy to get caught up in the moment. This is especially true for higher speed intraday traders. The problem is that when we trade like this, it is like running full speed with your head looking straight down. Sure, you can see the immediate obstacles and… Read More »