Investing Education

COT Report Data: Futures Traders Lighten Up Into Fed Meeting

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 8, 2015. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: Until Thursday, the two-year Treasury note…

5 Ways To Interpret Research Like A Pro

If you want to become a professional investor (or trade like one), you need to interpret research like a pro. And this is as much to do with disciplined psychology as it is with general market knowledge and tact. Shortsighted responses to others’ investing related tweets or posts won’t make…

Market Masters: Managing Risk With Trend Following

Everyone has a little bit of a different philosophy when it comes to following the market and managing risk.  Some believe that a buy-and-hold strategy that completely eliminates timing or risk factors is the way to go.  They try to ignore the daily machinations and focus on the long-term big…

Market Masters: How Standing On Your Head Can Reduce Investor Bias

by Chris Kimble       Warren Buffett famously said he’s not a fan of technical analysis because he got the same answer when he turned the charts upside down. Yet as a technical analyst, I’ve found that inverting a chart can sometimes give a valuable fresh perspective and help overcome any…

Market Masters: Trading Myths Revealed

I’m honored that Andy asked me to come back a second year for the Market Masters series.  Last year I focused on how I used sentiment in my trading; this year instead I’ll focus on common trading myths.  For years now the masses continue to follow the crowd and just…