Lessons from the Pros

Oct 27, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

Perception vs Reality: Market News

Back in January 2015, Bill Gross along with just about every other expert were so sure interest rates would rise in 2015. The news early this year around rising interest rates was so strong, likely influencing many people to take action. During an XLT session in January of this year, I was leading the session… Read More »


Understanding Trading Risk Levels

Anyone who has been involved in organized sports most likely knows the mantra, “Good defense wins games.” Coaches have been telling us that for years. The same is true when it comes to your trading and investing accounts. If you do not protect your money, you will not have it to make more! To be… Read More »


Risk Management Strategies, Part 1

Hello traders! This week’s newsletter comes to you from beautiful Washington D.C., a few short days before Online Trading Academy’s annual conference in Southern California. By the time you read this, the entire OTA family will be meeting or have had just met to discuss the upcoming year for OTA. Exciting things are always announced… Read More »


Options – Selling a Put Option

Cash-secured put sales is an option strategy used by many smart investors as a way to buy stock cheap. Here is how it works. Let’s say you would like to buy a certain stock or exchange-traded fund as a longer-term investment. The stock has been in an uptrend. You have been placing orders to buy Read More »


Want to Make a Million Dollars Trading Futures?

How is that for a snappy eye catching title? I would bet this article is probably read first before any other on this page simply because of the title and false sense of making easy money. Sadly many people want to trade because they are looking for easy money. I’ve seen numerous people fail at… Read More »

Real Estate

Hotel Sector and RevPAR Metrics Hitting Milestones

Commercial Real Estate is made up of a variety of different property types that are called sectors. Each sector has its own measures. These measures/metrics aid in knowing how the sector is preforming and also in the valuation of the property. The metric used for hotels is fascinating and on the increase. Hotel metrics are… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Reframe Your Thoughts To Improve Your Mindset and Trading

One of the concepts that matters to all traders is “results.” Your outcomes or the consequences of your efforts are on the top of your what-matters-most list. In order to increase those results in your favor you must manage your mindset. That begins with the three “internal” variables that contribute to results; they are thoughts… Read More »

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