Does January Forecast Year-End Direction?

                  When you see how the month of January ends (from its opening price on the first trading day to the last day of that particular month) you will see that the particular month ends either bullish or bearish.  This means that if the month of January…

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Protecting Our Positions From Economic News Events

                    Economic news takes place almost every day at different times. As Smart Traders, we don’t monitor every piece of news. We typically only pay attention to 2 major events: FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) and NFP (Non Farm Payroll) Both of these news events have…

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Smart Traders Mentorship Program

I’ve got an amazing time in Asia last April showing my new members how to trade options on the US stock market.                       April 2012 Hong Kong Smart Traders Some of you may have known that I spent over US$32,000 to get myself educated about…

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US Stock Market – Bullish or Bearish?

                  Here’s an interview I did with The Standard from Hong Kong: Many investment experts believe that the US stock market is, and will continue to be, an amazing source for wealth generation even during the time when the US economy is weak and the US currency…

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Facebook IPO

                  IPO or Initial Public Offering is the first sale of stock by a company to the public. It is the date the company first begins trading their stock in the open market. We as Smart Traders do not buy IPO. There is always a good reason…

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Women And Investing

                Whether they know it or not, with the proper knowledge, women make very good investors.  This may come as a bit of a surprise to the average individual – it did for me – because when I began learning how to invest I attended quite a few…

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Top 4 Common Trading Mistakes That You Need To Avoid

                  So if anyone were to consider investing here are some common mistakes that need to be avoided: Trading without proper knowledge – it is not just a matter of opening a brokerage account, buying a stock and hoping for the best.  Get educated! Not having a…

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High Vs Low VXO Trading Styles

            Back in September 2011, I’ve got some of our traders concerned with the high VXO. Remember that when the VXO is in the teens (10+) the volatility in the market is low. Typically you will see the market prices rising. When the VXO is between 20%-39% the volatility is…

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Criteria for Adding Stocks into a Basket

                The month of April is a key Earnings month and it has been a busy one indeed. We also had an FOMC event last week and on Friday of this week we have a Nonfarm payroll event so be mindful of these events prior to taking a…

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Options Trading For Beginners

            Today I like to share an interview which I did with Share Investor. This will give you a good insight about my favourite trading instrument – options trading. Mirriam MacWilliams, Chief Trainer at Wealth Mentors shares her experiences on gaining financial independence through options trading. Unlike most other companies…

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