Lessons from the Pros

Jul 22, 2014 Issue

Featured Article 20140722 NASDAQ Setup

Floor and Ceiling for the NASDAQ

When an object is in motion, the range of that motion is typically very clear. Take a ball for example. If I am standing in a room and I throw the ball up to the ceiling, I know it will hit the ceiling and fall to the floor. When an object is in… Read More »


Comparison for a Trading Advantage

In the Extended Learning Track program we have been watching the broad markets for influence on individual stocks. I have been demonstrating a method of watching the broad market indexes that reduces the need for multiple charts. I have decided to revisit an article I wrote a while ago that describes this method… Read More »


The Highs and Lows of Being a New Trader

Hello traders! So I’ve been talking to a brand new trader recently; let’s call him Paul. I’ve known Paul for several years and he has known about my trading for what seems like forever. Paul was unfortunately laid off from his job a few short weeks ago, and has decided to give trading… Read More »


Options Basics: The Greeks – Part 3

In the last couple of articles (Part 1 and Part 2), I’ve discussed two of the five greeks. The greeks are variables that measure the amount of option price change that is expected to result from changes in the forces that define option values. As a quick review, here are the five greeks.. Read More »


Charting the Correct Month of a Futures Contract

As a Futures trader it is important to know what the front month contract is. We can determine this by finding the contract month with the most volume. As speculators we need to trade in months with the highest volume to provide us better liquidity for both entering and exiting our trades… Read More »

Real Estate

Dual Agency – Good Thing or Bad Thing?

I’m currently in the middle of a transaction where the question of representation and good representation has been an issue. It got me to thinking about the assumptions many people make when using a real estate agent/broker. It is often funny to me that so many people want to deal with the… Read More »

Specialty Skills

The Trader You Aspire To Be Is Already In You

You are at your trading platform and you have visualized the trade over and over. You saw yourself sitting in front of your computer screen, cool, calm and collected. Your back is straight, your brow smooth, and your heart is beating evenly as you simply hold the mouse without squeezing it with dry… Read More »

India Markets

Gap Play

There is a popular saying in trading, “Amateurs open the market, but professionals close it.” That saying refers to the massive amounts of orders that brokerages have to fill at the open as a result of amateur traders and investors flooding them with buys and sells from news they heard in the afternoon… Read More »