Trade Ideas Blog

OptionsXpress Pilot Underway!

October 8, 2007

The OptionsXpress Automated Trading Pilot program is now officially underway. It is very easy to get started. You just need…

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How My Trading Improved Thinking Like a Martial Arts Fighter

October 4, 2007

Bang! Bang! Oof! Ouch! These aren’t the sounds from a day in the market, it’s the sounds of Mixed Martial…

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Automation, OddsMaker, and Expectations: Lessons Learned so Far

October 1, 2007

We are not only software makers, we are our own Guinea pigs (kinda like those hairclub companies). Fully automated trading…

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Never Too Late to Praise Accomplishments

September 30, 2007

You might think you’re alone on the battlefield engaging the market. It’s not true. There are many who work to…

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Trade-Ideas and Market Exchange Entitlements: Cross T’s and Dot I’s

September 27, 2007

Trade-Ideas, at the behest of the market exchanges, requires its customers to electronically sign a simple agreement form. This explains…

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Poker Odds and Professional Trading

September 25, 2007

There is no doubt in my mind that the skills to succeed in poker are the same skills to succeed…

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How Trade-Ideas Displays Time: Time & Sales Comparisons

September 24, 2007

Occasionally a customer pushes the Trade-Ideas tools in a new way and/or reveals another small piece of functionality. The other…

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PR Pitfalls to Avoid from a Hedge Fund Manager

September 23, 2007

Trader Monthly’s contribution to my regular diet of news and information comes not via the magazine but its daily email…

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From Trade-Ideas to Vacation Ideas

September 20, 2007

Some traders, like Trader Mike, are sharing amazing photos of their recent trips to exotic ports of call. This inspired…

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Using Scans to Test Market Activity

September 19, 2007

We still have Dan in Hawaii running a half marathon (we’ll need some proof!) and hanging out, but it’s been…

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Investing for retirement in your 20s and 30s: How to Retire Early Without Working 9 to 5

Written by Katie Gomez Every day, more and more Millennials and Gen Z individuals are choosing to forgo the traditional…

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Daily Trading Goals Are Terrible

To be successful in any performance-related activity, such as trading, goal-setting is crucial. But not just any goal—not all goals…

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Getting Over Imposter Syndrome as a Trader

Written by Katie Gomez Humans are complicated creatures. We are blessed with the urge to improve, grow, and learn, yet…

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Vacation Trading 101: How to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Without Sacrificing Your Trading Profits

Written by Katie Gomez August is a universal vacation month, especially in Europe. As a result, traders often see a…

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Evaluating Your Trading Strategy:The Importance of the Equity Curve

When determining how well a trading strategy is likely to perform in the real world, there’s no better measure than…

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Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Walk Away: Applying Poker Logic to Your Stock Portfolio

Written by Katie Gomez As traders, we aim to protect our assets and portfolios. Often, the safest way to do…

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Quality vs. Quantity: What Should Traders Focus On?

Written by Katie Gomez There are polarized views on the importance of quantity vs. quality in stock trading. Which is…

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Is there a right way to invest? How to shift your thinking when it comes to long-term investing 

Written by Katie Gomez The number-one question everyone asks is: ‘What should I invest in to make the most money?…

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Your TIPro Brokerage+ to ETrade Account Connection

We wanted to give you a heads-up about some important changes happening this weekend at our broker partner ETrade. Don’t…

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The True Impact of Partial Profits

Many traders face a dilemma when a trade quickly turns profitable: should they scale out of the trade to secure…

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