Lessons from the Pros

Aug 11, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

Truth and Fiction in the Markets

So often at Online Trading Academy I speak with market speculators, both new and experienced, and realize they are talking about something they think they completely understand when in reality their perception of the truth is very wrong. While I certainly don’t know it all and still very much enjoy learning myself, I thought a Read More »

Stocks

Profiting with Volume Distribution

There are quite a few professional traders who use a technique called Market Profile in order to increase their chances for being successful when they are day trading. When we are trading and investing for ourselves, we want to use the same tools that the professionals use to dominate the markets and reap profits from… Read More »

Forex

The Win Vs. The Loss in Forex Trading – Part 1

This week I have had the opportunity to spend some time teaching classes with Online Trading Academy between the Houston, TX and Philadelphia, PA campus locations. As you may already know, I like nothing more than meeting new students in our world-respected trading and investing education programs, especially as I was once a student of… Read More »

Options

Is Options Hedging the Same As Insuring?

We receive questions every week from readers and students. Recently I got a good one about using put options as protection for a stock position. Here is the question: Let’s suppose that I purchase 100 shares of a stock at $30.00 and I wish to protect that stock against any loss for a given period… Read More »

Futures

Helping You Trade the Interest Rate Markets

Trading the Interest Rate markets may seem a little intimidating at first. However, after you understand how to do the math for your profit and loss they become no different than any other market or asset class you now trade. In this article, I am going to focus on the 30 year Treasury Bond Futures… Read More »

Real Estate

Difference Between an Agent, Broker and Realtor

Question: My husband and I are looking to buy our first house and we need a real estate professional. I don’t know the difference between broker, agent or realtor. Can you please help me understand? The general public tends to use broker, agent and realtor interchangeably. They indicate differences in education, professional affiliation and specialty… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Confidence In Yourself and Your Trading Process

Have you ever had a “bout of doubt” or were worried and anxious to the point that you couldn’t pull the trigger on a trade, or you violated a rule like prematurely exiting a trade to take a small profit? These are classic examples of having a crisis of confidence. Confidence is an essential component… Read More »