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The Three S’s of Successful Speculation

So the old joke about real estate is that the key to success is location, location, location. And like all jokes this one contains more than a grain of truth. There is perhaps no greater example of that idea than the intersection of 96th street and Lexington Avenue in New York. On the south side [...]

Trading, Ebola and Luck

On a day when the city of New York received its first confirmed case of Ebola, I thought it may be a good opportunity to ruminate on the issue of luck in both life and trading. While all of us in the advanced industrialized world love to believe in the Anglo-Saxon maxim that hard work [...]

How to Trade Volatility

I used to do a very popular presentation called “Trade like an Insurance Company” in which I demonstrated the very many lessons that the insurance business can teach us. The three principal ideas that I still think are of inordinate value to traders are risk handicapping, risk capitation and the law of large numbers. Any [...]

Trade Like a Gambler Or Lose it All

Let’s not beat around the bush — trading is gambling pure and simple. If you haven’t realized that by now, if you continue to labor under a some naive illusion that the market can be “understood” through analysis — be it technical or fundamental — well you are on your way to the poorhouse sooner [...]

Touch It, Tweak It, Trade It

It that time of the year when panicked New York families make a mad rush for pre-school applications that culminates in endless visits and interviews to secure their little one a coveted slot. In New York where every piece of sidewalk is a competitive battle for space the pre-school admission process is an insanity all [...]

Time is Money

Whenever traders look at the chart they are always studying either price or some indicator value while ignoring what is in fact the most predictable variable of all — time. As FX traders we are so conditioned to focus on price that we simply view time as background noise rather than as a critical component [...]

Success in Investing and Trading Depends on the Exact Same Thing

I came across an interesting item in the news this week. Fidelity — he massive mutual fund giant — did a survey of the best performing customer accounts. Guess which accounts made the most money? The ones where the customers literally forgot that they had an account open. Now you can make all the jokes [...]

How To Lose Like a Winner

Yesterday I got a call from a trader who was short USD/JPY from 103.50 and had build his position to such a size that he needed to drop more into his FX account. What to do? Well I never give out individual investment advice but I tried gently to walk the guy off the ledge [...]

Trade Like a Traveler Not A Tourist – Part 3

Lesson 3 Any foodie knows that Singapore is an oasis of flavor. The wild mix of cultures on the island created a very rich culinary history of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indonesian dishes. Every mall has wonderful food court where hawkers ply their trades and offer a dazzling array of Asian delicacies and signatures meals. [...]

Trade Like a Traveler Not A Tourist – Part 2

This is Part Two of Three Part Series Lesson two from my trip to Singapore boils down to — don’t sweat the small things. Singapore is notorious for its tough traffic jams. Despite the fact that it can cost up to 200,000 USD to buy a regular sedan, the country is chuck full of cars [...]

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The Three S’s of Successful Speculation

October 31, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

Trading, Ebola and Luck

October 24, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

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EUR/CHF Drops Below 1.21 – First Since Jan 2012

August 15, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

EUR/CHF Drops Below 1.21 – First Since Jan 2012

August 15, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

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