Oil N' Gold - Resources for Serious Traders
Five Fatal Flaws of Trading Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Elliott Wave International |
If you’ve been trading for a long time, you no doubt have felt that a monstrous, invisible hand sometimes reaches into your trading account and takes out money. It doesn’t seem to matter how many books you buy, how many seminars you attend or how many hours you spend analyzing price charts, you just can’t seem to prevent that invisible hand from depleting your trading account funds.
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The Changing Face of Market Information Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
Blogging has become an important source of publishing, owing to its timeliness and ready availability. Print publications take hours or days for assembly and distribution; blogging can post information on the fly. As such, blogging is ideal for traders who follow the markets closely, as blog posts can be read within seconds of market-moving events.
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Three Creative Approaches to Market Analysis Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
One of the joys of blogging about trading is the opportunity to discover interesting people doing worthwhile research on the markets. Many times these researchers labor in relative obscurity, undiscovered by the majority of traders. What sustains them is a love for their work and a conviction that they have discovered important truths.
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What a Difference Four Months Make Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
While the media divines the changes in the U.S. since 9/11 five years ago, I look back four months to 5/11 and see quite a few changes in the financial markets.
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The Value of Market Blogs Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
Recently, we've seen several attempt to identify the best blogs for traders and investors. Kiplinger's came out with their list recently, and the 24/7 Wall St. site offered a very complete roster. My own effort in this regard was reported here. A look at the Alexa ratings of many financial blogs suggests that readers are finding value in them. What, exactly, is that value?
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Becoming Your Own Trading Coach Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
In a recent blog post, I suggested that coaching for traders could be valuable if properly structured. But is it possible for traders to coach themselves for success? Can the process of expertise development be self-generated?
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The Cost of Common Market Wisdom Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
My advice for new traders is to question, question, question everything they read and hear about markets. Many times, common wisdom is uncommonly misleading.
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Half of What You See on the Screen Isn't Real Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
Suppose you see the S&P 500 Index (ES) futures rise a full point in a short period of time on solid volume. Seeing the market rally, you jump aboard, only to have the entire move retrace.
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Filtering Market Signal From Noise Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
In a recent post, I showed how the 11% of largest trades in the S&P emini futures controlled essentially all of the market's price action. While large trades of 100 contracts or more make up only about 3% of all trades executed in that market, they account for well over half of all volume.
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Evaluating Your Money Manager Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
Let's imagine that you've amassed a reasonable nest egg for retirement, but you need someone to guide its investment. Your goal is to achieve a respectable return on your money without taking large risks. There are many money managers desirous of your business, so you decide to put together a set of interview questions to see who you like best.
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When Stocks Makes Highs, Should You Buy? Print E-mail
Tutorials | Articles | Written by Brett N. Steenbarger |
In the wake of enthusiasm regarding all-time highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it's worth asking the question of whether we can achieve superior returns by buying periods of elevated prices.
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