Lessons from the Pros

Sep 15, 2015 Issue

Featured Article

The Age of Supply and Demand

When using supply and demand to identify turning points in a market, a question that comes up often is, “How far back should I look for a supply and demand level?” The proper answer is this: Look back as far as you need to in order to find “fresh” demand and supply. The key word… Read More »


Using Swing Trading Lows and Highs

Last week we examined the Gann Fan as a decision support tool for our trading and investing. This week we week will look at a way to determine where to place these fans for optimal effect. The additional benefit of this lesson is that the technique can also assist in managing trailing stops to protect… Read More »


Trendlines and the Forex Market

Hello traders! This week’s newsletter will discuss the differences between two different commonly used trend tools, trendlines and moving averages, with an emphasis on trendlines. As stated in a previous article, moving averages can help traders potentially determine a trend and also possibly get them better prices when they trade. Moving averages can be very… Read More »


Option Equivalents – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

In last week’s article, we pointed out how equivalent positions can be used to construct an options spread trade in an account where spreads were not allowed. We used long stock, a long put and a covered call (all of which were available in that account) to create the equivalent of a bull call spread… Read More »


Futures Market Trading Hours

New Futures traders are often surprised by the multiple trading hours that many of our Futures markets have. Stocks open at 09:30 ET and close at 16:00 ET and it doesn’t matter if it is Google or some penny stock, they all trade during the same hours. Futures however each have their own standardized contracts… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Are You Asleep at the Trading Wheel?

Well, actually, in all likelihood you have never fallen asleep while trading…or have you? Many traders, along with countless people in all walks of life, are mentally, emotionally and physiologically impaired as a result of not getting enough sleep. This is referred to as sleep deprivation. On the surface this may not appear to be… Read More »

Real Estate

Vacation Rentals, Airbnb and VRBO

I’m headed to London to visit my son and daughter-in-law so I thought it would be a great time to explore the phenomenon of short term vacation rentals such as Airbnb and how you can use that to create income from your home. According to the Airbnb website, “… it all began in 2008 when two… Read More »

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