The Van Trump Report is a great source for farmers, producers, end users and grains traders. Kevin Van Trump has made it his goal to help provide those in the Agricultural Business with the latest and most comprehensive news, information, commentary, and marketing strategies in the industry. If you find this information useful, we highly… Read more.
As 2011 comes to a close, it is normal for all of us who participate in these markets to look back and review the trades we’ve made and the opportunities we’ve missed. This arbitrary date which we consider “The New Year” provides many traders a clean slate to start fresh and do things differently. We’ve… Read more.
New technology like social media can be a benefit to your trading and investing.In the days before the Internet, traders would spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on Squawk Boxes and real time market information.Now you can get the same information on the internet and mobile phone applications like Twitter for little or no… Read more.
Decisions lead to action and action is what creates the opportunity for risk and reward. Time and time again, we must always remind ourselves to return to a simple question that guides virtually everything we do. That question is, “Why?”
This article was originally published on November 14, 2005. Much time and attention in these articles is dedicated to winning trades in the futures markets. Today will we will identify some of the reasons why traders lose and hopefully learn how to avoid a few of these common pitfalls. Losing is a major part of… Read more.
In all my years of following the markets, I have found one methodology above all others that is the most effective for my day and swing trading. The Turner Breakout Reversal (TBR) method is designed to quickly scan a given market and determine if a particular market is heading for a breakout or reversal after… Read more.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter on May 17, 2011 where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Trading in volatile markets provides extraordinary opportunities but it also carries more risk. For more aggressive traders, volatile markets can lead to larger than normal losses, but they can also… Read more.
Tip 1: Have a Disciplined Plan Writing options should not be treated any different than any other type of investment. You must plan your trade and trade your plan. That being said, you must determine the profit and risk parameters around each trade. In the case of writing options, your maximum profit is the premium… Read more.
Tip 1: Have an exit plan. It seems very elementary, but some traders will spend numerous hours looking for opportunities to enter a market, but put no thought into how and when they are going to exit. Whether you base your trading decisions technically or fundamentally, you will need to know when you are going… Read more.
If there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years in the financial markets, it is never add to a losing position. That means never “average down” a losing long position or “average up” a losing short position.