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Welcome to TraderPlanet's Feature Stories. Here you’ll find timeless financial content that is not closely tied to breaking news on the economy or financial markets. The articles in this section explore complex trading concepts and specific market interests. These articles are written by some of the world's best market analysts who enjoy the interaction with our readership — so post your comments and you may be pleasantly surprised by who responds!

Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

Wealth Building 101: Gold To Soar In Looming Global Crisis

In an August 22, 2015 interview, Egon von Greyerz, founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and GoldSwitzerland predicted “the most incredible bull market” in precious metals in the coming months.   With stock markets around the world apparently collapsing and the gold market rallying, von Greyerz said, “The perfect storm has now started. . .and this storm will turn...

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Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

Gold Will Soar: Driven By Largest Currency War Ever Seen

  Is The Gold Bull Down For The Count? The person who lives by hope will die by despair.Italian Proverb Over the years we have frequently stated that every that every major bull market will experience at least one back breaking correction. Usually the correction culminates with a 50% pullback from the highs. In the case of Gold, this would equate to a pullback to $960.  The precious metal’s...

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Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Trade The Open: 4 Charts Show You How

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid trading in the first few minutes that a market opens. The action is often volatile and seemingly unpredictable. May people wait for the first 15 minutes to pass to let the market “show its hand”. In this article, we are going to discuss an opportunity that occurs very close to the open; in some cases, giving a trade entry in the first minute.  This...

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3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

3 Steps To Improve Your Trading Profits

In this case study, Nathan overcame a common tendency and turned his trading around Nathan’s trading results fell short of his expectations.  Often, his first trades of the morning ended in losses, and this soured him for the rest of the day.  Nathan knew the problem had to be mental, but wasn’t sure where to start.   There are many reasons traders lose money.  How we think about those...

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How Do You Know When To Sell?

How Do You Know When To Sell?

Berkeley professor Terrance Odean points out that decisions to sell are not made in the same way as decisions to buy. As the market appears to be in a swoon, let’s explore this timely topic a bit further.   It’s relatively easy to manage winning trades. There is little stress and plenty of self-congratulation. Indeed, studies show that investors and traders quickly take credit for trades...

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5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

5 Trading Clichés: Fact Or Fantasy?

One of the joys of learning to trade is wading through so many diverse opinions about the markets, how they work and how you can trade them. In this article, we’ll look at 5 common trading clichés and try to figure out which are facts and which are fantasy. Secret price levels AKA Secrets of the “Pros” – this is one of my favorites. There are a few variations on this theme but the upshot is...

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7 Rules For Contrarian Investors

7 Rules For Contrarian Investors

Contrarian investing is a dynamic field and not a static one. The assumption that it’s a static field is held by the new breed of fashion contrarians, whose only contribution to this field has been to glamorize it and distort the true notion of being a contrarian investor.  These fashion contrarians are no different from those investors whose main driving force is raw emotions. These...

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Warning: These Indicators Can't Predict Future Price

Warning: These Indicators Can't Predict Future Price

The Failure of Single Time-Frame Analysis Based Indicators to Have Any Predictive Value In Assessing Market Direction. Indicators that only utilize price action on your trading chart to create their plots are notoriously bad for predicting the future movement of financial instruments. It does not matter if you are examining an oscillator, MACD or volume based indicator, like...

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Indicators For Stock Market Correction Or Bear Market

Indicators For Stock Market Correction Or Bear Market

Indicators for a Stock Market Correction or Bear Market List of Why Leading Indicators Are Needed for Selling Short   The Stock Market Downtrend has changed dramatically in terms of how price moves in the past decade. This is due to numerous changes to the Market Structure for the sell side. There are now more Market Participant Groups, venues, speeds of execution, and order types for the...

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When Does “Long-Term” Investing Become Short-Term?

When Does “Long-Term” Investing Become Short-Term?

We often hear the term “long-term investor” when presented with the idea that in order to succeed in the markets one must have a sufficiently long time horizon. If you listen to financial advisors, or the talking heads and hosts on financial TV, you’ll often hear them utter something on the order of “long-term investors should not fear a sell-off in XYZ shares,” or “this pullback in XYZ is a...

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