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U.S. Steel Corp. Is Too Heavy

In the end, earnings and management do matter. U.S. Steel Corp. is a short.

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Take The Trading Quiz

What does it mean when the news is very good but the market hardly moves? Or the opposite, when the news is bad and there’s no movement? Continue reading

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Trading Does Have Its Ups And Downs.

Learning to trade means learning from the ground floor up. It means understanding the landscape or field that the “game” is played > the game itself > the rules > the players > the game strategies > the moves. Continue reading

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Trading For A Living Or Trading For A Lotto Win?

Playing for what traders call a lotto win, small (or large) amount at risk with lotto type odds, is for the gambler, the lazy, the ignorant, and the naïve. Continue reading

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99 Things Beginning Traders Just Don’t Get

What’s so hard to understand about trading that makes novice wanna-be traders freak out? Continue reading

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Conning Stock Traders Out Of Self-confidence

Your willingness to win in a trade MUST be greater than your fear of losing. Continue reading

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You’re Not Trading, You’re Guessing And Hoping!

You have hot money looking for a place to go. What’s better than spinning through your smartphone, maybe ask Siri out on a date, and within three minutes find a hot tip from some guru? A shrug or two later and you’re in the trade. All that’s left to do is hope. Continue reading

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Why Are We Trading? Money, What Else?

…why, given all the uncertainty, all the risk, do any of us want to trade the market at all? The obvious answer is reward, but we also know the market just doesn’t give you a reward because you were nice enough to join the party. Continue reading

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Decisions. Decisions – Buy The Stock Or Buy The Option?

My decision to hold or jettison the trade is driven by the stock price action, not by the price of the option, and never by the option chart itself. Continue reading

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I Love Being Right And Wrong.

I love winning and being right. I hate losing and being wrong. If you hold a trade too long, if you overstay your welcome, you can feel like you’re in Don Henley’s “Hotel California.” Continue reading

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