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Trading Wizards’ Lessons, Pt 2: Learning from Mistakes

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Retail Bears — Are They Coming Out of Hibernation?
March 9, 2015

Retail Bears — Are They Coming Out of Hibernation?

This time around, it feels different. In February, the TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index® (IMXSM) fell to a new two year low. The score has declined four out of

Trading Yield Curve Shifts with Treasury Futures
March 3, 2015

Trading Yield Curve Shifts with Treasury Futures

Trading the slope of the yield curve using Treasury futures is a little like skiing the slopes of Utah.

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Leveraging a Stock Hunch with Options? Think Vertical.
February 26, 2015

Leveraging a Stock Hunch with Options? Think Vertical.

Many options traders are discovering wider uses of options and one of the first things they’re drawn to is leverage. Some investors start by buying options...

Lessons from Trading Wizards: There Are No Market Secrets
February 24, 2015

Lessons from Trading Wizards: There Are No Market Secrets

Jack Schwager’s interviews with top traders reveal several key traits for success in the markets.

Five Luxury Brands Millionaires Love
February 23, 2015

Five Luxury Brands Millionaires Love

If there is one thing millionaires know, it’s luxury. Luxury, lifestyle, and … wait for it … Luxottica? I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at our database of

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Charting Basics: Decoding Markets with Fibonacci Numbers
February 19, 2015

Charting Basics: Decoding Markets with Fibonacci Numbers

An ancient number series known as Fibonacci retracements can pinpoint price targets on a price pullback and can offer clues if a move is over.

Generalist vs. Specialist Trading: Narrowing Your Scope
February 17, 2015

Generalist vs. Specialist Trading: Narrowing Your Scope

Think of the path to specialist trading as an inverted pyramid. It’s full of choices at the top, then gets progressively narrower as you choose your specifics.

Generalist or Specialist Trading: How Wide is Your Net?
February 10, 2015

Generalist or Specialist Trading: How Wide is Your Net?

In trading, a generalist could employ a number of styles and wear a number of hats, without emphasizing anything in particular. But first...

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January Jitters and Retail Trading
February 9, 2015

January Jitters and Retail Trading

Retail investors dialed back their exposure to equity markets in January. The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index declined to a two year low of 4.85.

Risk Versus Reward: A Critical Balance for Traders
February 3, 2015

Risk Versus Reward: A Critical Balance for Traders

Risk in the markets is not always obvious or cut-and-dried. But a few simple methods can help tilt risk/reward odds in a trader's favor.

Tweeting a Covered Call
January 30, 2015

Tweeting a Covered Call

Covered calls are a fairly straightforward strategy that can help the novice options trader take the first plunge and help keep...

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Charting Basics: Channel Surfing & Connecting the Dots
January 22, 2015

Charting Basics: Channel Surfing & Connecting the Dots

They say that even a six-year old can spot a market trend. Trade with the trend by connecting the dots.

Food for Thought: Breaking Through Your Mental Blind Spots
January 20, 2015

Food for Thought: Breaking Through Your Mental Blind Spots

Some 47% of people performing any given task find their minds drifting. How can a trader maintain laser focus?

Zone Defense: Finding Your Ultimate State of Mindfulness
January 20, 2015

Zone Defense: Finding Your Ultimate State of Mindfulness

Pro athletes often talk about being “in the zone,” where triumphs are almost effortless. Find your trading zone.

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Gee-Whiz! Five Tech Stocks Consumers Just Love
January 15, 2015

Gee-Whiz! Five Tech Stocks Consumers Just Love

TD Ameritrade retail clients invested more in information technology shares over the past five years than any other market sector. Here's a handful...

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