Lessons from the Pros

Mar 17, 2015 Issue

Featured Article Break away from your habits

What’s Investing Your Mental Make-up?

“Moves in markets are a result of mass psychology. We make money in the markets by being masters of human psychology and supply and demand. It is well known that trading is mainly mental. Winning in the markets is more defined by your mental make-up than your trading style. What is more important than chart…” Read More »


Do As I Say…

“Most people receive their financial education from television or a broker’s recommendation. They rely on the “expert’s” opinions rather than educate themselves and make their own. The problem is that the experts are not always looking out for your best interests. There have been numerous media releases about former brokers, and even a former SEC…” Read More »


Are You Adding Complexity or Simplicity to Your Forex Trading?

“Hello traders! Over my last 18 years of trading, and my last 9 years of teaching with Online Trading Academy, there has been a very consistent theme I’ve heard and seen from newer traders. That is, “It can’t be that simple.” This week’s newsletter will show how new/unsuccessful traders seem to want to add complexity…” Read More »


Options and Probabilities – Part 4

“In the last three articles in this series, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, I’ve been discussing probabilities as applied to option trading. Last time I mentioned there are software tools that do the heavy lifting of these calculations for us. Below is an example of one of these, the Volatility Cone. First, look…” Read More »


Spread Trading 101

“When it comes to trading, most of it is done by making a directional bet. In other words, if the probabilities are high that the market will decline, we short it anticipating we will make money as it moves lower. Conversely, when the prevailing odds are that a given market will move higher, we buy…” Read More »

Real Estate

The Rental Market is Hot!!!

““The U.S. apartment sector is still the best and the brightest of all property types.” This is according to Peter Muoio PhD, chief economist for Maximus Advisors. Dr. Muoio goes on to say, “If the apartment sector were a train, it would be moving down the tracks at a good speed with plenty of continuing…” Read More »

Specialty Skills

Is Your Trading Inspired?

“What does it mean to be inspired or to have inspiration? According to Merriam-Webster inspiration is: something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create: a force or influence that inspires someone: a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or…” Read More »