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#1 Key To Successful Trading

Discipline according to Wikipedia is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self-control.  In working with hundreds of traders over the years I see this quality as the major key to being a...

Livestock Futures Bulls on Shaky Ground

LIVESTOCK: June live cattle closed down $0.47 at $135.42 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range today. The live cattle futures bulls have the slight near-term technical advantage. Bulls’ next upside price “breakout” objective is to push and close prices...

The Journey To Profitable Trading: A Checklist

The path to consistently profitable trading can be a long and winding road for many traders. There are many lessons to be learned —both about the markets and one's own personal psyche. Traders who have a passion for the markets and persistence can...

Russia-Ukraine Tensions Ratchet Up

* LATEST MARKET DEVELOPMENTS * The Russia-Ukraine crisis is the dominant market theme this week. The latest development overnight saw the Ukrainian president order his troops to regain control of the cities in eastern Ukraine that had been taken over by...

Russia-Ukraine Tensions Heat Up

* LATEST MARKET DEVELOPMENTS * It’s a “risk-off” day in the market place Monday, as Russia-Ukraine tensions are back on the front burner. Asian and European stock markets were under selling pressure Monday and the U.S. stock indexes are seeing...

U.S. Stock Market Weakness in Focus

* LATEST MARKET DEVELOPMENTS * European and Asian stock markets were under pressure Friday, following the sharp plunge on Wall Street Thursday. Biotechnology and internet stocks in the U.S. were hardest hit on Thursday, but nearly all shares suffered....

A Secret For Directional Option Plays

What is vega and how does implied volatility effect it?  Vega is an option's sensitivity to changes in the volatility of the underlying asset. Vega represents the amount that an option contract's price changes in reaction to a 1 percentage point change...

Market Place Deems FOMC Minutes "Dovish"

* LATEST MARKET DEVELOPMENTS * The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s release of the minutes of the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC). The U.S. stock indexes and gold rallied and the U.S. dollar index...

Livestock Futures Bulls are Fading

LIVESTOCK: June live cattle closed up $0.32 at $135.25 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high today on short covering, mild bargain hunting and some chart consolidation after hitting a five-week low on Monday. The live cattle futures bulls have...

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