Lessons from the Pros

Sep 29, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

4 Steps to Profitable Trading – Part 2

Last week we talked about two key pieces of your financial blueprints that one must have to achieve success, today we will discuss two more. Would you ever build a house without well thought out blueprints? Of course not, but when it comes to personal finances people simply don’t understand the importance of proper blueprints… Read More »


Take Action During Times of Market Volatility

There is no doubt that volatility has returned to the equity markets. Between the economic issues in China and the waiting/guessing game of the Federal Reserve, investors are left in a panic. Many watched with horror in late August as markets tumbled quickly only to recover shortly afterward. Since that time, there have been many… Read More »


Extrinsic Value: Turning Back the Clock

Last week I wrote about the idea of time decay in options. This is the gradual drop in an option’s value as time marches toward its expiration date. But it is also possible that the amount of time value in an option can increase over time, at least up to a point. This has the…
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Day Traders, Are You Bored with Trading Yet?

Hello traders! The purpose of this week’s newsletter is actually two-fold: to mildly encourage you to trade forex on longer time frames, and to help relieve some of the potential stresses that come with trading. First and foremost, whenever I talk to a new forex trader the question of what style of trader they are… Read More »


Does The Best Trading Technology Make a Great Trader?

Technology has come a long way since I started in the brokerage business back in 1987. In those days we got our stocks quotes from what were then called Quotron machines. This was state of the art technology at the time and was very expensive to maintain. Only the big “wire” houses, or brokerage firms… Read More »

Real Estate

Property Profile Reports – Are They Reliable?

What is a property profile report? It is a preliminary look at the financial and ownership status of a property. I first addressed this issue of property profiles back in March of 2013. I would suggest you take a quick look at that article because it clearly defines the difference between a preliminary report and… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Gratitude Can Help You Trade With Confidence

There’s a song that you may know…it begins something like this: “When I am worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings,” by Ray Wylie Hubbard. It’s been sung by many artists over the years and it is revered as a sure-fire way to… Read More »

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