Lessons from the Pros

Jun 27, 2017 Issue

Featured Article

How Money is Made and Lost in The Financial Markets

How you make money trading and investing in the markets is no different than how you make money buying and selling anything in life and this basic concept never changes. The only difference between Costco and JP Morgan is what they sell, not how they operate or make and lose money. Costco buys the products… Read More »


Simple Answers to Complicated Trading Questions

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple,” is one of my favorite quotes. You may think this thoughtful saying comes from some literary giant like Shakespeare, Dickens or perhaps Mark Twain, but in fact it was Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss (who is no slouch when it comes to writing… Read More »


Options and Time Value, Part 5

This article, you may be happy to learn, is the last in this series about options and time value. We introduced the topic in part 1, and expanded on it in Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Today, we wrap up that series with the description of an important relationship between the time value… Read More »


What Is Cost Basis & Why Should You Know It?

Savvy investors know how to manage cost basis and holding periods of their investments to help reduce capital gains that are subject to taxes, or even to claim a tax loss when selling a profitable position. Knowing your cost basis can be a valuable tool… Read More »