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Trading the Fed News

“As I have written about so many times, the movement of price in any and all free markets is simply a function of an ongoing supply and demand equation. Trading opportunity exists when this simple and straight forward equation is “out of balance.” Meaning prices turn at price levels where supply and demand are most…” Read More »

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Stocks

Gapping and Probabilities

“While teaching an Accelerated Solutions Class to a group of Online Trading Academy graduates in Washington DC last week, I was asked an interesting question. A student had noticed two stocks that had large price gaps in reaction to earnings reports. They wanted to know if there were any strategies that could have been used…” Read More »

Forex

A Look at the US Dollar Index

“Over the last few months especially, there’s been a lot of focus in the world of Currency Trading upon the state of the US Dollar. No matter what your opinion is of the Greenback, it is still, without question, regarded as the world’s primary reserve currency and holds its weight of recognition across the board…” Read More »

Options

Option Probabilities, Part 5

“In last week’s article, which you can read here, I began to describe the use of a terrific tool called the Volatility Cone. Today we’ll continue with that. If you haven’t read last week’s article previously, please read it first, as it is the first part of this discussion. Our example had to do with…” Read More »

Futures

Impacting Energy Reports

“Trading Futures involves trading a derivative contract (Futures Contract) on the cash product of a Commodity. Because this Futures contract is going to track or lead what the cash market prices do it can be heavily impacted by the reports that are released throughout the calendar month. Many of our traditional economic reports that are…” Read More »

Real Estate

Lessons Learned on the Successful Real Estate Investor Road

“Real Estate has been very, very good to me… AND there are some important lessons I’ve learned along the way. These are big picture lessons. 1) Not having a plan. Many new Investors make the mistake of buying a property because they think it’s a great deal, and then try to fit it into their…” Read More »

Specialty Skills

Your Confidence Is Best Built Upon Competence

“Are you that person? You know, the one who takes a weekend course and thinks that they’re an expert. Or the one that is “too busy” to learn and do what it takes to master a subject or endeavor, like … trading. Well, it’s a common notion and most people across the planet have fallen…” Read More »