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Trading Psychology: Fixing a Big Ego

Nobody can demonstrate consistent success being lucky for a long period of time. But skill can be prolonged with good discipline, control, risk management and little ego to get in the way.

Oil Bounces and Big-Picture Pundits Grow Louder as Their Guesswork Continues

It can be enlightening to embrace the idea that no one really knows what will happen next and to approach the market from that standpoint.

The Psychology of Taking Losses

Here are the 3 keys to using stops.

Beware of Outside Influence

Pay strict attention to sentiment indicators

2 Strategies for Tapping Into Dividend Royalty

There are ways to invest in the basket of companies that have increased their dividends for years on end that go beyond ETFs; here are a couple of them.

Are You an Investor or a Gamer?

The best way to navigate the market in the shorter term is to treat it like a glorified game.

The Nasdaq A/D Line Peaked Months Ago: Danger Will Robinson

'It is not a healthy market when the generals are still going up and the troops are in retreat.'

Review Your Risk Management Principles to Stay on Track

It is good practice to give our tactics a periodic look in order to refine them in a changing market environment.

Kass: (Uncle) Bob Farrell's 10 Rules of Investing

A preeminent student (and teacher) of sentiment studies and market psychology, Farrell's '10 Rules' are an outgrowth of his long career following the investment markets.

Clarity of Trading Style Is Paramount in Market Action Like This

The issue now is whether this develops into a trend down day or will some support be found.