Lessons from the Pros

Sep 2, 2014 Issue

Featured Article Crude Oil Futures

Trading and Investing Profits

So often in the trading world, I hear people talk about where price is likely to turn next, where is the next key supply or demand level, where is the next big market move going to originate from, and so on. The question I hardly ever hear anyone asking is, “Where is the next big… Read More »


Fanning Your Trading Success Part 3

Now that we have discussed the major, intermediate (Part 1), and minor tops and bottoms (Part 2), we can now introduce a tool called the Gann Fan to identify potential support and resistance levels as we move in trend from those areas. This is not necessarily going to replace the supply and demand levels that… Read More »


Forex Trading with Bollinger Bands®

Hello traders! I’m writing this week’s newsletter from beautiful Norwalk, Connecticut, while watching the sunset on Wednesday of a futures class. In this class there is a student who loves to use Bollinger Bands® as his own odds enhancer when trading, so I thought I would share a few helpful tips for this tool, applied… Read More »


Picturing Option Profits to Make Money in the Stock Market – Part 2

In last week’s article, which you can read here, I began discussing using option payoff diagrams, or risk graphs. These are an invaluable tool that must be mastered before we can expect to be successful with options. Fortunately, that’s not hard once you get the hang of it. We’ll go farther down that path today… Read More »


Trading without Emotion

Is it possible to trade without emotion? I believe so, however, it will take plenty of effort to get there. We all know that the financial markets largely operate on the emotions of fear and greed, and that markets move on the collective perceptions of those that participate in them. As traders we must learn… Read More »

Real Estate

Wrap Around Loan – Gets the Deal Done

What is the most important thing in ANY real estate market – Getting the Deal Done! There is a financing technique known as “All Inclusive Deed of Trust” (AIDT), also called a Wrap Around Loan that can be just what you need to get the deal done. To put it simply an AIDT takes a preexisting… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Courage and Vulnerability: Two Keys That Can Help You Trade Your Best

Brene’ Brown, PhD, a Sociologist and Researcher gave a TED talk, (Technology, Entertainment and Design) which garnered over 8 million viewers and of those about 2.5 million on YouTube. Her talk was about vulnerability and shame. She has been studying and writing about these topics for many years. She gave an inspiring speech that led… Read More »