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Trade Like a Pro:

Study How Professionals Successfully Trade and Make Money.

Trading the Open

Online Trading Academy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 03:41 EST

During my time on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, I noticed many things that helped shape my thought process and strategy that I still employ today. I started on a very busy trading desk right next to the trading pits, and my job was to facilitate institutional order flow. One of the many things that I noticed was .....

Twenty Rules for Trading Success
Tue Feb 25, 2014 02:25 EST

1. Create a game plan, and stick to it! You should have a reason for entering each trade, and you should always have a stop-loss price and a level to take profits before you enter a position. In the long run, discipline is the key to consistent success. 2. You must learn to adapt quickly to changes. If a short-term trade .....

Trading With the Trend

Online Trading Academy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:37 EST

Once in a while, I will get an email from someone saying, "I like your supply and demand strategy but what strategy should I use in trending markets?" This person thinks the strategy is only for markets going sideways where they use supply and demand to pick tops and bottoms. What this person doesn't realize is that we use supply .....

An Intro to Dow Theory
Thu Feb 13, 2014 03:34 EST

Before Charles Dow began writing the theory that bears his name over a century ago, the idea of speculating on the markets was considered rather foolish. Yet Dow Theory is regarded as one of the leading schools of thought on basic market philosophy and is relevant to all traders. Dow Theory stresses technical analysis and the idea that focusing on .....

The Price of Being Naked

Online Trading Academy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 01:56 EST

There are quite a few option strategies that involve selling options "naked" -- that is, selling options without having any position in the underlying asset. In the case of selling puts, naked means also not having 100% of the cash in your account that would be required to pay for the stock if assigned. (If we sold puts and we .....