Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

A Stock Trader’s Guide to Effectively Placing Stop Losses

Risk management is by far the most important component in any trading system. While stock selection is important, risk management is the key to longevity in the market. All...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

Diversifying with ETFs and Beta

Diversification, or spreading risk between different assets, is a key concept in the world of investing. This practice can help manage volatility because not all stocks move the...
Know Your Options Educational Series

Buying and Selling Options

Most clients understand buying and selling stocks. Options are similar, and can be traded in the same brokerage accounts. However, you should know some basic differences. Bid /...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

More Psychology: Dealing with Hope, Fear and Greed

You can often tell if people are having a good day just by looking at them. Happy or sad, we can see it. This shouldn't be the case...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

Psychology 101: Thinking for Success

By now you probably know that nothing's obvious in the stock market. Few investors are consistently profitable because price movements are often counterintuitive. If you want to make money, the first step...
Know Your Options Educational Series

The Basics of Options

Options are an increasingly important tool for retail investors. They can either replace trading shares, or make it easier to position yourself in stocks. Let's consider the first things you need to...
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

Size Matters: How Much Capital Should You Risk?

Most traders focus on entering and exiting trades. But are you allocating the correct amount of capital to positions? This post will discuss the underappreciated science of trade sizing.
Improve Your Trading Educational Series

How Much Can You Lose on a Single Trade?

The basic definition of risk has two parts: The likelihood of suffering a loss. The magnitude of that loss. Traders often overemphasize No. 1,...

Futures Trading Coach: This Is How Low Crude Oil May Fall

Bearish technicals and fundamentals could spell more downside for oil. That's the view from John Hoagland at TopstepTrader. Crude-oil futures (@CL) may extend their recent slide to about...
Futures Trading Coach: These Two Rules Dominated Tuesday's Markets

Futures Trading Coach: These Two Rules Dominated Tuesday’s Markets

Two general rules dominated futures markets on Tuesday, according to John Hoagland at TopstepTrader. When a contract opens "in value" from the previous session, traders should consider waiting...
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