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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 .....

The Power of Leverage

Online Trading Academy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 03:44 EST

In the financial markets, successful speculation boils down to a few factors that, although not easy to attain, are quite simple. Those factors are low risk, high probability, and a reasonable degree of leverage. The fact is, most people that first engage the markets -- that is, those that don't have any idea how the financial markets work -- look .....

Are You Making This Trading Mistake?

Online Trading Academy
Mon Mar 10, 2014 01:32 EST

I have been in the trading business for nearly 20 years as a trader, fund manager, and educator, beginning on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. If I had to list the top three mistakes I see most traders make, one that would definitely make the list occurs when people decide to enter the market. Most traders today still .....
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