Featured Article

The Social Media Revolution and Your Trading and Investing

I am so grateful that I had the privilege of starting my career in the financial markets on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The most important lesson I learned was how money is REALLY transferred from one traders account to another. Every day, through gains and losses, retail trader accounts would be… Read More »

Social Media
Stocks

Timing the Market or Time in the Market?

I recently read an article where the author was advising readers to invest in the equity markets for the long term. His suggestion was to buy for the long term of at least 15 years and he offered several criteria for selection of stocks to pick. The criteria for a “proper” long term investment were… Read More »

Forex

Trading’s Spooky Death Cross

Hello traders! In honor/anticipation of the upcoming Halloween holiday, this week’s newsletter will be devoted to a spooky conventional technical analysis term that I am actually a huge fan of. However, not in the conventional way! Let’s talk about the Death Cross! First of all, a Death Cross is defined as when a security’s 50… Read More »

Options

High Volatility in the Stock Market– Or Is It?

Currently the implied volatility levels in the stock market are much higher than they have been for quite some time. What does this mean for our option trading? One of the main factors in the profitability of our option trades is the “inflatedness” of the prices of the options. When the consensus of option traders…
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Futures

Trading Using Fear and Greed

The emotions of fear and greed are clearly identifiable on a price chart if you know what to look for. This is important if we want to spot the traders that are usually selling at the lows of a move, or the ones chasing the market by buying just as the market turns down. In… Read More »

Real Estate

Welcome to My Neighborhood

I am a school board trustee for my local school district and recently had a meeting with a group of citizens that were unhappy about the traffic around their neighborhood schools. We have an exceptional school district (our high school is ranked 87th in the country by Newsweek), however some of the citizens I was… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Check Your Ego at the Platform Door

Have you ever found yourself feeling like you needed to be right; especially in a trade? Well, you’re not alone. You may have been in a long futures trade where the price action pulled back and you found yourself with a knot in the pit of your stomach thinking that if you lose and you… Read More »