Lessons from the Pros

Feb 9, 2016 Issue

Featured Article

Price Gap, a Deeper Understanding

A price gap in markets is an event that successful traders understand very well. This is because when you really understand gaps, why they occur and how to trade them, you realize how powerful and opportunistic these events really are. At the same time, those who don’t really understand price gaps tend to lose money… Read More »


Tips for Trend Trading

Many people have the misconception that trading has to be complicated since so few people are truly successful at it. Truthfully, people fail at trading because they over-complicate trading. Trading is not easy by any measure. However, it is simple. Online Trading Academy’s core strategy depends upon a simple, proven approach that works by trading… Read More »


Forex From A Different Perspective

This week, I would like to discuss a recent economic news event which occurred on Feb 2nd, namely the RBA Cash Statement for the Australian Dollar. As you may know, FX traders worldwide tend to work themselves into a frenzy when it comes to major economic news, especially when interest rates are concerned. They sit… Read More »


Options – Picture This (Part 2)

My last article was the first in a series on the Option Payoff Graph, or Risk Graph. Today we continue with that. Our example was a neutral-to-bullish option trade on General Electric stock. We actually began this example in an article on types of options expiration dates a few weeks ago and, so far, GE… Read More »


Gaining Market Perspective to be a Better Trader

Every morning traders wake up looking at their charts in an effort to find opportunities. They are faced with making decisions on whether to go long or short the particular markets they trade. This can be challenging as the markets are in a constant state of motion. One day up, the next down, and on… Read More »

Real Estate

When is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

This question, about selling in the “off season” for the housing market, came in from a new fix and flip student: The way the timing worked out on my project (3 bed 2 bath 1350 sq. feet house in a nice working class neighborhood) it will be ready to be listed this week. Not the… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Hard Work and Skill Building Hone Your Talents

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ― Stephen King. In the world of sports, talent is a great thing to have. It often sets the tone for an awesome career, but only if you also work hard. You’ll often hear… Read More »