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This Big Trading and Investing Mistake Just Needs a Simple Correction

Online Trading Academy
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:06 EST

Beginning on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, I have been in the trading and investing business for nearly 20 years as a trader, fund manager, author, and educator. If I had to list the top three mistakes I see most traders make, one that would definitely be on the list is how people enter the market. Most traders .....

Using Options to Protect Profits

Online Trading Academy
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:02 EST

On April 2, 2014, the S&P 500 Index notched to another all-time high, closing in on the 1900 mark (points, not the year). From the lows following the 2008-2009 crash, the index has climbed by over 180%. It has exceeded the 2007 high by over 20% (in nominal terms). Here is the chart of the S&P 500 as it stood on .....

Perception Versus Reality

Online Trading Academy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:25 EST

Have you ever felt the need to be on guard when buying a car, major appliance, new home, or anything that involves a sales person? Or, have you ever had a career in sales, which means spending weeks, if not months, in advanced training sessions where the entire goal of the training is to learn how to convince someone that .....

Trading Basics: Using the Right Average

Online Trading Academy
Fri Mar 28, 2014 03:48 EST

Moving averages are a part of many traders' analysis tools. A question I usually get from students is this: "What period moving average is best to use?" While no one moving average is perfect and works all the time, there is a way to identify the best average for the security and time frame that we are trading. All securities have .....

Trading New Stocks Versus Old Stocks

Online Trading Academy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 01:54 EST

A student recently inquired if there was a difference in trading newer stocks versus older stocks. Newer meaning that they are stocks of newly listed companies and had their initial public offering (IPO) within the last year. Older stocks have been trading on the exchanges for several years. The answer is an overwhelming "YES"! There definitely is a difference in how .....