Lessons from the Pros

Jul 29, 2014 Issue

Featured Article 20140709 NASDAQ Income Trade

Shift Your Trading Focus

I have been in the trading business for nearly 20 years as a trader, fund manager, and educator, beginning on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on the institutional side of the business. If I had to list the top three mistakes I see most traders make, one that would for sure be on… Read More »


Market Health

Last week I discussed the method we can use to chart the four major indexes and determine which one is leading the equity markets in the current direction. The reason behind this technique is to help predict the major turning points in price that will affect our trading. In the recent market rise, the Dow… Read More »


Is It Me or Is It The FX Market?

Firstly, I’d like to continue to thank my regular readers for their e-mails and comments, which are being sent to me on a weekly basis. It is good to know that you’re enjoying the writings and learning some valuable lessons to help you in your currency trading as well. With that in mind I have… Read More »


Options Basics: Wrapping Up the Greeks – Part 4

In the last few articles (Part 1 and Part 2) I’ve been describing the forces that affect option prices. Each has a measurement whose name is a Greek letter, and collectively they are called “the Greeks.” Earlier I discussed Delta and Vega; last week we talked about Theta and Rho. As I mentioned… Read More »


The Dog Days of Summer Produce Low Volatility

The months of July and August conjure up moments of relaxing near large bodies of water. These can be lakes, the ocean or just a swimming pool to get some relief from the heat that is at its peak during this time. The ancient Romans called this time of the year “the dog days”… Read More »

Real Estate

Some Ins and Outs of Mortgages

The more you understand about mortgages and home equity lines (also known as HELOC) before you sign a mortgage contract the more you can save in interest, lenders fees, and other costs. As we have seen, an uneducated public can cause a WORLD of problems. It’s important to use professionals. It’s also important to be… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Is Your Trade Perspective Helping Your Perception?

How you perceive your trades is critical to your ability to execute in a way that will get you closer to the results that you seek. In other words what you are choosing to pay attention to is going to either take you closer to your objectives or further away from them. How often have… Read More »

India Markets

Working it Off – When Markets Go Sideways

No, this isn’t an article about weight loss! It is more about preventing financial loss. As traders we often rely on technical indicators for signals to help identify turning points in the prices of both the markets and our stocks. In fact, many people rely on them as the basis for their software to tell… Read More »