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Does Always Being Right Translate Into Profitability?

Online Trading Academy
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:21 EST

If you've ever looked around the Internet for some type of trading or investment advice, the first thing about the advice that's always touted is how well it has done based on a series of winning trades the adviser has had over a relatively short period of time. Another way to sell advice is to highlight that one right call .....

20 Trading Commandments

Todd Harrison
Mon Jan 27, 2014 01:36 EST

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq enjoying a stellar year, it's easy to get caught up in the race toward the bigger, better thing. Over my 23-year Wall Street career, whenever I strayed from my discipline and started reaching, chasing or otherwise pressing, it came back to haunt me. Slow and steady isn't sexy, but it wins the .....

What Is the January Effect?
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:40 EST

The January effect is a term to describe a phenomenon in the financial markets in which securities prices increase during the month of January. The concept was first introduced in 1942 through a paper by Sidney Wachtel. As the January effect has become a more well-publicized phenomenon, it has led to the "Santa Claus rally." The idea is that investors .....

Why You Should Use Stops When Trading

Online Trading Academy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:03 EST

Retail traders and investors don't implement stops for many reasons. Some don't even know what a stop is and don't know any better. Others refuse to use them because every time they place one in their trades, they always seem to trigger right before the market takes off in the correct direction. Another motive for not using stops is refusing .....

Losing Trades: A Trader's Greatest Tool
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:35 EST

Ever feel like the guy in the picture when trading? Taking losses can be painful and suffocating, or it can be beneficial and enlightening. Losses can be emotional roller coasters that lead to blow-ups, or they can be unemotional steps toward longevity in the markets. There are only two ways to view a losing trade: as an emotional loss or as an .....
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