Lessons from the Pros

Jul 21, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

Common Mistakes with Investments: Retirement Fund Allocation

Last week we talked about the “Common Mistakes with your investment: Losses”. We covered how some of the common investing strategy mantras like “buy and hold” haven’t worked over the last decade and a half with the S&P 500 index averaging a meager 2% annual return. We also discussed how you can utilize the strategies… Read More »

Stocks

Ensure Trades Pay You For Your Efforts

“Cut your losses short and let your profits run.” So many traders chant that mantra while trading in the markets. Anyone who has ever had money in the markets knows that this is an easy thing to say but much harder to actually do. The emotions of fear and greed creep into our trading environment… Read More »

Forex

Currency Pairs and Correlations – Part 1

Hello traders! In this week’s newsletter-the first of a two-part series-I’d like to show a little bit about how some currency pairs in the spot forex market seem to move together, and how we can use this to help make a few extra pips in the market. First of all, I’d like to define what… Read More »

Options

Anchors Aweigh – Options Profit Maker

In last week’s article about a bullish put spread, I described a way to use options to be in the insurance business while eliminating part of the risk involved. Today I want to talk about a couple of other aspects of that trade. This is an example of the use of option spreads. An option… Read More »

Commodities

Commodity Futures are Complex Creatures

And I bet you thought it was you going crazy? The Commodity Futures markets are truly a complex creature with all of the different standardized contracts to trade, multiple market hours, unique tick and point dollar values, etc. A new trader may feel like all they need to know about trading as a professional is… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Model Winning Trading Strategies

People with the same goals often think alike and usually have many similarities. William James once wrote: “… if you want a habit – act like you have it. The Central Nervous System can’t distinguish from real experiences and strongly imagined ones. Acting as if has remarkable powers.” Today, a common cliché is “Fake it… Read More »