Archive for December, 2011

Why Trade Financial Futures Instead of Stocks or ETF’s? In A Word — Leverage

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The Financial Futures Market offers a unique allure to professional day traders, far more so than trading individual stocks, or even stock ETF’s such as the SPDR’s. To sum up the attraction in one word…leverage. (more…)

Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket (Of Stocks)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Today we are all facing a wide range of economic conditions. Month by month, the Market has gone up or down, sometimes up and down mid-month. And not by just a little. This year we have seen volatility on steriods, with so many traders left holding the proverbial “equity” bag. The point is…learn to limit your market exposure through diversification. While diversification may, on the surface, appear to limit your portfolio’s growth rate, overall you might just find a more consistent trading performance accompanied by a significant reduction in risk. (more…)

Major Fears Most Traders Must Face

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

There are several fears that most traders face every day. Traders who are consistent have learned to handle these fears. Traders who are not consistent cannot seem to overcome these apprehensions. (more…)