Featured Article

Candles or White Space, Where is Your Focus?

One thing that has puzzled me over the years when reading what trading books have to offer, books on candlesticks, trading education on the internet, and trading education anywhere for that matter is the main focus of the education. Always, the focus is on the chart and volume. There are books written solely about candlesticks… Read More »

Stocks

Costly Trading Lessons to Learn

In a recent Market Timing Class in Washington DC, I had a prospective student talk about how they were so excited to buy the Alibaba (BABA) Initial Public Offering (IPO), when it opened. This investor was blinded by the same hype that most retail investors and traders fall into. If you believed the television and… Read More »

Forex

Why Do You Want to Trade Forex?

Hello traders! This week’s newsletter comes to you from beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the temperature has already dropped into the 60s – a far cry from the 90 degree weather that we’ve been having in Texas! This week I am teaching a futures class with a new-to-Online Trading Academy instructor named Wayne. During class, the conversation… Read More »

Options

Picturing Option Profits Part 6 – What If?

This is the sixth and last in a series of articles about option payoff diagrams. In last week’s installment, we looked at an example of a Vertical Call Spread on Apple stock. Here is the price chart as it appeared then. Assuming a bullish outlook, we could at that time have put on a Bull… Read More »

Futures

Know Your Opponents Playbook to Trade Better

In the realm of financial speculation there are two simple tenets that, if understood will help with understanding how the financial markets truly work. The first is based on the simple economic principle of supply and demand. It is a fact that in any free market (emphasis on free), price will move away from a… Read More »

Real Estate

Trends for Homes in 2014

Trends change every 10 years, historically. But as with everything else in this world, the trends change even more quickly now. Trends for home in 2014 are all focused on the buyer. Here is a list of amenities that buyers want as identified by National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB): Smaller home management areas – not… Read More »

Specialty Skills

Keep Your Trading On Track

Jackie looked at her screen with a stunned expression as the fact began to seep into her consciousness…she had just experienced the largest loss in her trading history. She felt sick to her stomach, her head ached, and she was shaking. It all began like most mornings. Jackie started her trading day by checking the… Read More »