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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!

False Informa tion, Mass Psychology & this Hated Stock Market Bull

False Informa tion, Mass Psychology & this Hated Stock Market Bull

 Regarding today’s news, the average person is inundated with unnecessary junk. On any given day you will find experts telling you why the markets are destined to soar and or crash.  News outlets are desperate for eyeballs, so they are going out of their way to make titles bombastic, and or offering multiple scenarios so that when one of them comes to pass, they can proudly state we told you...

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Enter with the Pros and Ride the Runs

Enter with the Pros and Ride the Runs

By far the most expert Technical Traders in the Stock Market are the Professional Traders Market Participant Group. These seasoned Independent, Floor, and Proprietary Desk Professional Traders are the best of the best at trading using Technical Analysis. Retail Traders can learn a great deal from their professional cousins about when to enter a stock, how long to hold, where to exit, how...

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Is the Trend Really our Friend?

Is the Trend Really our Friend?

If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard someone insinuate that trading should be as simple as identifying a trend then jumping on the bandwagon, I would be a wealthy woman.  Looking at a chart of crude oil falling from $100 to $26 per barrel, or the e-mini S&P peaking near 1,500 in 2007 and reaching 660 before finding a lasting bottom a few years later, one would assume being short...

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Zero Percent mortgages debut setting up the next stage for this Stock Market Bull

Zero Percent mortgages debut setting up the next stage for this Stock Market Bull

Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision. Hsi-Tang   Economists stated that main trigger for the financial crisis of 2008 was the issuance of mortgages that did not require down payments.  The ease at which one could get mortgages in the past is what drove housing prices to unsustainable levels. Post-crisis all banks vowed to end the practice...

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Greed and Fear: What Happens When a Carry Trade Goes Wrong?

Greed and Fear: What Happens When a Carry Trade Goes Wrong?

The Capital Market is a jungle, and everyone is on a hunt for yield. Every investor is trying to maximize the return and minimize the risk, that goes without saying. But what happens when the “safe” yields are at zero (or below)? As investors, our goal is to earn the highest yield possible, given our risk appetite. The more risk-averse we are, the less yield we can get, as our scope of our...

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A Simple Way to Improve Your Investment Result

A Simple Way to Improve Your Investment Result

Over the years, I’ve found that most investors believe that the process of achieving high returns tends to be through the process of addition. Everywhere you turn there is an advisor or commentator recommending that you buy one thing or another to add to your portfolio. What many investors don’t realize is that there are times when the process of subtraction can be a better strategy. In...

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6 Ways Every Forex Trader can Enhance the Performance of Their Expert Advisors

6 Ways Every Forex Trader can Enhance the Performance of Their Expert Advisors

The manual system of trading forex is fading away, they assume it is time consuming; alternatively, they’ve employed systems that are designed to execute trade automatically. Enhancing your Expert Advisor (EA) is a strategic step of improving your chances of winning through trading forex. Before we go any further, let’s start by understanding what forex Expert Advisor is all about. What is...

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Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Does The Fed Actually Manipulate Markets?

Investors love dogging the Fed. This is especially true for hedge fund managers. They’re extremely quick to blame their weak performance on central bank “manipulation” instead of their own failures. So the question is… does the Fed really manipulate markets? And does it hurt investors? The answer is yes and no. To properly explain, we need to explore the central bank/market relationship....

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When Will the Economic System Collapse?

When Will the Economic System Collapse?

Retail is contracting, GDP is manipulated, and the United States no longer has any manufacturing. Central bankers are doing everything they can to convince the world that this economy is doing well and that “there’s no problem.” However, every European economy is trending downward. The UK is heading for a recession. The British GDP contracted by .4% in the third quarter, the manufacturing...

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8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

8 Trading Words and Phrases To Avoid

A couple weeks back I introduced a partial list of market talk phrases to avoid when focusing on markets. Today we have more to consider. Always remember the reward is from your own effort and ability to make tough decisions in challenging times. Rely on your own instincts and use sound judgment. ‘There is little risk in markets’ – Just when it seems markets are going to lose gravity and go...

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