Lessons from the Pros

Nov 7, 2017 Issue


Are You Focused on Real World Thinking?

The other day, someone asked me what I do for a living. I said I trade and am part of a trading education organization. They asked a follow–up question and I said: “I teach people what schools don’t so they can live the lives they want to live.” The world of market speculating is… Read More »


Currency Pairs and Their Indexes

Hello traders! One of the more interesting and helpful tools we have as traders is to use the correlation of the dollar index ($DXY) with our US dollar currency pairs. However, since other currencies don’t have their own index, we’ll have to make one. Let’s dive in! First of all, the dollar index is basically… Read More »

Real Estate

2017 Update on the Commercial Real Estate Market

The Commercial Real Estate Market is very segmented as compared to the residential market. The main segments are Office, Industrial, Retail, Hospitality and Multi-Family. Let’s look at each market segment and its specific market conditions as of mid-2017. Remember, most real estate indicators are lagging indicators. Office Real Estate Market According to Colliers International – “Despite… Read More »


What is the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT)?

The Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) is imposed by section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code. The NIIT applies at a rate of 3.8% to certain net investment income of individuals, estates and trusts that have income above the statutory threshold amounts. What types of income are included in NIIT? In general, investment income includes… Read More »