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Mind Games: 3 Behavioral Traits Investors Should Be Mindful Of

In “Bubbles and Elevators”, we discussed how human beings do seemingly ridiculous things to fulfill their instinctive need to mimic what others are doing, right or wrong, logical or illogical. The greatest investors, those that make money when markets are rising and avoid the pain when bear markets occur, are…

How To Use The Heikin Ashi Candlestick For Better Trading

Heikin Ashi Candlestick:  This Unknown Candlestick is Highly Valuable to Short-Term Traders One of the most popular chart types among traders is the Japanese Candlestick. But there is a lesser-known candlestick that can dramatically benefit your trading. The Heikin Ashi Candlestick. So, What’s the Difference? A traditional candlestick chart plots…

10 Trading Rules For New & Aspiring Traders

Whether an amateur or professional, trading is a difficult endeavor. The markets can be unforgiving… and, as much as it pains traders, are always right. It takes a strict trading process and discipline, amongst others, to succeed in this business. Below are 10 golden trading rules that can help new…

How To Fade The NYSE Tick When Trading E-Mini S&P 500

As short-term active traders, we want to enter and exit according to the most relevant information. Earnings and quarterly projects just don’t give us the signals we need to get in and out of the markets with precision. That being said, even most traditional “indicators” like stochastic and MACD lag…

The Key To Trading Fibonacci Retracements

Trading Fibonacci retracements as a low risk/high reward entry is an approach that’s been around for a long long time. At times, it can be freaky how placing a Fib retracement on a chart can be so accurate. But when we take a look at Fibonacci retracements and the golden…

Investing Strategy 101: It Pays To Follow Your Process!

One of the earliest recollections from my start in the industry was an investing strategy founded by Michael O’Higgins called the ‘Dogs of the Dow’. The simplicity of buying high yield blue-chip companies lured in numerous investors and became quite the phenomenon in the early 1990’s. The premise of this investing…

Insights Into Investing Through Financial Bubbles and Elevators

Financial Bubbles and Elevators Volumes have been written on behavioral finance and the seemingly “irrational” decisions investors tend to make to avoid straying from the herd. This article examines a current example coined “FOMO” (fear of missing out), in today’s texting parlance. Through a better understanding of the psychological dynamics of…