Lessons from the Pros

Aug 4, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

Stop Loss: Professional Losing

One thing that is certain in anyone’s trading career is losses. Even the best traders lose from time to time. What the best traders have in common however is that they are very professional losers. Knowing how to lose properly is a must in a long and prosperous trading career. This theme is also the… Read More »


Take Advantage of the Trend Reversals

Prior to joining the Online Trading Academy team, I had a brief stint as a trader for a regional brokerage in California. As a trader, I was charged with executing the brokers’ orders from their customers. I was to work the orders and try to gain some advantage for the brokerage in the spread that… Read More »


Currency Pairs and Correlations, Part 2

Hello traders! In my last newsletter, we discussed what currency pairs and correlations are and how to use these correlations to not “double-up” on a particular currency, and to also not take trades that would probably be fighting each other. This week we will explore a couple more interesting things about forex correlations. How would… Read More »


Options – More on Option Spreads

This is part of a series on option spreads, which are positions involving more than one option. Options can be combined like Lego blocks to create positions to fit varying market outlooks. We can assemble the blocks into a position that will be most beneficial if our outlook on the outcome of the three main… Read More »


Futures Trading Rules: Cool Heads Will Prevail

Successful trading involves getting a grip on your emotions. Unfortunately most traders never seem to focus on this important aspect of trading. However, the professional traders that take 90% of the profits from others do pay attention to their emotions. Our goal should not be to eliminate emotions from our trading, because we are humans… Read More »

Specialty Skills

What is Your Compelling Reason to Stock Trade?

Have you ever felt fragmented, frustrated and frazzled with your trading? Well if you’re anything like me and the majority of traders on the planet you definitely have. And, when this unsavory set of circumstances revs up your state of mind is not conducive to the sharp focus that your A-Game requires. What happens is Read More »

Real Estate

Selling a Tenant Occupied Rental Property

As an investor, at some point you will find yourself wanting to sell a rental property, either out of necessity or as part of your long range plan. The rules and guidelines for gaining access to a property will vary from state to state. About half the states in the US have written state laws… Read More »

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