Lessons from the Pros

May 19, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

Could You Create Your Own Pension?

“Walmart, Tesco, Costco, Sam’s Club just to name a few, these are some of the biggest retailers in the world; huge operations that make fortunes in revenue. How do they do it? What is their big secret? Simple, at the end of the day they have simply mastered the skill of buying at wholesale prices…” Read More »


Pluses of Trading the Right Way

“Most traders have heard that saying “the trend is your friend” before. The trend can be your friend if you can identify what is a trend and, once identified, when and where to enter the market. In our classes at Online Trading Academy, we teach students not only how to trade with the trends, but how to identify the…” Read More »


Options Basics Part 4

“Last week we looked at an opportunity in the stock of Facebook (FB). We compared buying the stock to buying call options on the stock. This is how the chart looked at that time: A week later, on May 14, the chart appeared like this: The stock popped on some favorable news and closed on…” Read More »


When Your Dad Thinks You’re a Bookie…

“It’s time to try and explain how the Futures markets work. If you have ever tried to explain something like trading to someone who has never had an interest in the markets you can probably relate to this story. When I first started trading, there were only seminars on how to teach you to trade…” Read More »

Real Estate

What Is a 1031 Exchange?

“Let’s continue the discussion on 1031 exchanges, with a focus on the final two kinds of exchanges: Reverse Exchange and then we’ll explore a TIC (Tenant in Common). A TIC can be used as a replacement property option in a 1031 exchange, which will carry NO management issues. Reverse Exchange: This is the most complex…” Read More »

Specialty Skills

Embrace Trading Challenges

“Trading is difficult…at best. It’s not that trading is rocket science; the difficulty is due in large part to the negative and often painful emotions that are activated throughout the trading process. Emotionally laden personal issues that get in the way of trading cause consternation and inner turmoil in traders all around the planet; and…” Read More »