Head & Shoulders: a Close-up

By Tradecision Analysis A Cinderella among the Nobles Trading methods are not only different and, most of the time, personalized ways of looking at the market or the developments that take place on it. In most cases, they turn into a sort of living entities that have their own histories and lives. Unlike some of … Read more

Government Reports

By Joe Ross Since I am not much of a fundamentals trader, I tend to stay away from government statistics. To me, they have very little value. As far as I can see, they are full of errors. Let me explain. What’s wrong with traditional statistics? They fail to measure what is really going on … Read more

Getting to the Core of Apple

Anthony Trongone, Ph.D. With its history of forcefully changing direction, Apple is certainly an adventurous play. But as this hi-flying stock approaches its record price, does it still offer plenty us of opportunity? After gaining $26.34, in 53 trading days, it has fallen $2.50 in 10 days. When you are trading a stock with such … Read more

Futures: What You Trade Determines How You’re Taxed

Futures trading covers a vast array of trading instruments, from stock indices and U.S. Treasury bonds to precious metals, energy sources such as oil and gas, and everyday foodstuffs including meats, grains and coffee.

Joe Dinapoli Interview

Achieving success as a futures market trader can be a daunting proposition, most traders will agree. Given that premise, why would a successful, longtime futures trader like Joe DiNapoli reveal his trading secrets to the public? “Commodity traders tend to be risk-takers–self-made people. I enjoy them immensely. The public doesn’t realize some of the advantages … Read more

Forex vs. Futures

The global foreign exchange market is the largest, most active market in the world. Trading in the forex markets takes place nearly round the clock with $1.9 trillion changing hands every day. It is the main event. The benefits of forex over currency futures trading are considerable. The dissimilarities between the two instruments range from … Read more

Forex vs. Equities

If you are interested in trading currencies online, you will find that the Forex market offers several advantages over equities trading. 24-Hour Trading: Forex is a true 24-hour market, which offers a major advantage over equities trading. Whether it’s 6pm or 6am, somewhere in the world there are always buyers and sellers actively trading foreign … Read more

Entry & Exit Strategies

By Jim Wyckoff I have received several email messages from my readers asking about how to best determine entry and exit strategies when trading markets. Here are just a few of their quotes: “Though my success rate has been high, I am only breaking even financially, due to getting out too early in profit and … Read more

Don’t Be Hung Out to Dry By Wash Sales

Jim Forrester, CPA The Internal Revenue Service loves to tax capital gains, but they are just as diligent to disallow capital losses that might offset those lucrative cash cows. Case in point: the wash rule. The wash rule prohibits traders and investors from claiming a capital loss if they buy replacement stock 30 days before … Read more