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Are You Guilty of Overtrading?
Tue Jan 07, 2014 02:28 EST

Successful traders take responsibility for their actions. They believe their success is due to their well-developed skills and persistent effort, rather than a matter of circumstance, luck or chance. - Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D., The Winning Trader: Developing a Mental Edge for Market Success Recently, a student asked me how to control overtrading. While I initially went into a lengthy diatribe about .....

How to Build a Trading System for Improved Profitability, Not a Better Fit

Howard L. Simons
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:31 EST

If you want a foolproof way of inducing a bitter laugh from a fund-of-funds manager, asset allocator, or anyone else whose business involves shoveling money from investors to trading managers, just ask them, "Have you ever seen a bad simulated trading record?" The certain "no" does not mean they -- and everyone else -- have been duped by charlatans, Ponzi-scheme .....

When Trading, Always be Consistent

Online Trading Academy
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:22 EST

It takes many qualities to become a consistently profitable trader, with the most fundamental qualities being strong risk management skills, precise order execution capabilities, and of course, a solid understanding of how the market works. This understanding is rarely found in the realms of conventional technical analysis books and webinars. New traders learn by making and losing money in the .....

Stock Market Trading: The 20 Rules of Engagement

Todd Harrison
Mon Nov 18, 2013 03:28 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 for performance, it came back to haunt me. Slow and steady isn't sexy, but it .....

The Challenges of Trading Small Futures Accounts

Online Trading Academy
Mon Nov 18, 2013 07:00 EST

One of the reasons many traders gravitate toward trading futures is the relatively low start-up cost. For example, it usually requires about $30,000 to open a stock day trading account and you must maintain at least $25,000 to keep your day trading status. The futures market allows you to open an account for as little as $5,000, and best of .....
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