7 Common Mistakes of Beginning Investors

7 Common Mistakes

Would you consider yourself a beginning investor? Unsure? Since investing is a serious subject, and can be a little intimidating for some individuals, perhaps we should start off with a short “you might be…” quiz If you trade profitably for three weeks and then give it all back to the market…you might be a beginning … [Read more…]

How Far Should a Stock Retrace?

How Far Should a Stock Retrace?

When is the last time you rode a swing? In our home, we’ve got lots of little ones running around and one of their favorite activities is to swing on the swing-set. I can’t deny it… I’m guilty of enjoying it too! There is something about that feeling of weightlessness as the wind blows through your … [Read more…]

TradeSmartU Student Testimonials

TradeSmartU Student Testimonials

TradeSmartU Student: Steve Byus When my father passed away in 2007, he left my brother and me a sizeable stock portfolio.  These stocks had been handed down from my great, great grandfather, to my grandmother, and then to my father.  Knowing little or nothing about stocks, I did what my father did; I found a … [Read more…]

3 Fears in Stock Trading That Will Cost You BIG!

3 Fears in Stock Trading That Will Cost You BIG!

Could you be sabotaging your own trades? According to new research, there is an excellent possibility that your own fear, if left unchecked, could be the destructive aspect of your trading. A recent study completed by Boston University and MIT professors labeled emotional responses within traders as “a significant factor” in the outcome of their … [Read more…]

The End of the Euro?

The End of the Euro

For over a year I have been talking about the strengthening dollar and how it would impact our lives.  Ironically last summer when I talked about the USD about to break out into new bullish trends most people thought I was crazy. For months I have been talking about the real driving force behind cheaper … [Read more…]

Trade Idea: AUD/USD

AUD/USD

Since last July the USD has been on a bullish tear, taking various counter currencies in an apparent crash.  The most recent moves have taken the USD to its greatest extremes and sets up nicely for a decent size counter move.  Two currencies, AUD and EUR, are both equally overextended.  We are looking for buy … [Read more…]

Tale of Two Traders: Success vs. Failure

Tale of Two Traders: Success vs. Failure

A few years ago I was in Orlando and had the privilege of meeting two TSU students in person – Paul and Kim. Naturally, the conversation turned to their success (or lack thereof) as traders. Paul and Kim had both sat through our primary training, Foundations of Stocks and Options. Both had funded accounts. That’s … [Read more…]