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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!

In Wild Markets Like These, Take A Page From Seneca The Stoic

In Wild Markets Like These, Take A Page From Seneca The Stoic

Volatility is back. And it’s back in force. We can thank Brexit for getting the ball rolling. A majority of investors get killed in markets like this. But it’s not because they have a bad investment strategy. It’s because they don’t stick to the strategy they have. As Seneca explains in his Letter II:  “…nothing hinders a cure so much as frequent changes of treatment; a wound will not heal...

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Are Vertical Spreads all they are Cracked up to be?

Are Vertical Spreads all they are Cracked up to be?

One of the new buzz words in the option industry is the vertical spread.  Although they’ve been around for as long as option trading, popularity of the strategy has been on the rise due to historically challenging market volatility and a more sophisticated trading community. Option buyers look to vertical spreads as a means of lowering their cost and risk of a particular trade.  Similarly,...

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Millennials: Avoid These 8 Financial Pitfalls

Millennials: Avoid These 8 Financial Pitfalls

If you are like many people in their 20’s and 30’s, you are just beginning to settle into your role as an adult. You may think that planning for your financial future is something that can wait. You tell yourself you will think about it after you start a relationship or get your degree or land that dream job. The truth is, not thinking about your finances when you are younger can set the...

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How To Use Reflexivity Theory To Trade Like George Soros

How To Use Reflexivity Theory To Trade Like George Soros

George Soros became a legend when he “broke the Bank of England” and made $1 billion in a single day. That day, September 16th 1992, is now referred to as Black Wednesday. And when he was running his fund, Quantum, he averaged 30% a year. Twice he even made over 100% in a single year… How did he do it? Well if you ask him, he attributes a lot of his success to understanding the Theory of...

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Are You Making any of These 3 Trading Psychology Mistakes?

Are You Making any of These 3 Trading Psychology Mistakes?

Many traders with aspirations of becoming a great trader fail because they blow their trading psychology. Let's take a look at 3 of the worst mistakes traders make with respect to trading psychology, and what to do instead. Mistake #1 - Ignoring Trading Psychology Until it is too Late This one is really easy to do, especially since most people think trading is all about the trade setup and...

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Teach Your Kids How To Invest: 8 Easy Steps

Teach Your Kids How To Invest: 8 Easy Steps

Thought I’d share something very different today that will affect the next generation. While children may not understand investing in the terms that a sophisticated adult can, there are some simple ways to start getting your children to think about money.  If you begin teaching them early, even as young as 5 years old, you will be giving your child a good start towards a healthy financial...

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How to Prevent Blowouts from the Next Brexit

Let's face it, if you really stink at trading, but still love it and continue to pour money into it, you need this.  If you have blown out numerous accounts, bought every worthless software program and overhyped trading class on the planet, and spent years of your life chasing the "dream" of being a day trader, you need this. It won't cost you a penny to look, in fact we guarantee you will...

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Trading Psychology: Are You in Trading Denial?

Trading Psychology: Are You in Trading Denial?

Have you been caught holding onto a bias in your trading?  Most traders have.  A bias can be highly detrimental to trading, causing wrong trades and missed opportunities. It can trigger mental and emotional events that raise stress levels and can make any situation go from not so good to terrible in a flash. Smart People & Denial Sometimes, even very smart people can be in denial....

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Step Up Your Economics Game And Learn The Transactions Approach

Step Up Your Economics Game And Learn The Transactions Approach

The problem with modern economics is that it’s obsessed with taking perfect, fitted theories and applying them to a messy and often times random world. Think about the basis of all economics. It assumes that each player is “rational”. Ha! A few of my ex-girlfriends would prove otherwise…  The result are models that don’t work properly in the real world. As an example, take the classic view...

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How To Profit from the Next Leg Up in Silver

How To Profit from the Next Leg Up in Silver

This month I will look at silver prices and how you can leverage your returns to this metal and profit from the next move up Whilst US stocks markets have been fairly flat this year commodities have seen some big moves including Gold and Silver. Gold (GLD) is currently up 17% and Silver (SLV) is up 18% year to date. I still believe that both metals can move higher in 2016 and silver could...

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