The Midas Formula – 1999 Documentary on Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM)

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The Midas Formula: Trillion Dollar Bet is a 1999 BBC Horizon Documentary. It details the mathematical Black-Scholes formula that revolutionized the options industry. Its inventors received the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work, and the formula was utilized by Long Term Capital Management (LTCM). LTCM was a hedge fund which grew to be massive […]



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Forex Swing Trading Signals, October 31, 2014

These forex swing trading signals are primarily based on 1- and 4-hour charts, but the context for direction may come from the daily chart.  Trades last one day to a couple weeks, depending on how quickly the market moves. This list is published when I have time–usually a couple times a week and isn’t a full […]

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Understanding Leveraged Trading and Investment in Today’s Financial Market

Investors looking to put their money to work efficiently, invariably employ leverage to maximize the potential gains of any investment. Savvy and sophisticated investors know that leverage can be a double-edged sword, meaning it has the potential to magnify gains, but also amplify the risks of investing. Putting money to work has become increasingly important in modern times with interest rates at or near record lows.

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How to Become a Day Trader

“How to become a day trader?” is one of the most common searches I see going through on this site. Prior to becoming a day trader in 2005, I faced this question myself. Day trading is in my blood, and maybe you’re feeling like it’s in yours too. How to become a day trader is both […]

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10 Popular Investment Myths (Part VIII) – Terrorist Attacks and the Stock Market

Don’t Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part VIII) – Terrorist Attacks and the Stock Market Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy, etc. — NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market You may remember that after the 2008-2009 crash, many called into question traditional economic […]

Forex Swing Trading Signals, October 29, 2014

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These forex swing trading signals are primarily based on 1- and 4-hour charts, but the context for direction may come from the daily chart.  Trades last one day to a couple weeks, depending on how quickly the market moves. This list is published when I have time–usually a couple times a week and isn’t a full […]

Day Traders: How and Why to Use a Daily Stop Loss

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In addition to controlling risk on individual trades, nearly every professional day trader I know also uses a daily stop loss. Just as a day trader isn’t likely to let one single trade ruin their day (although this does occasionally happen), professionals also don’t want one single day to ruin their week or month. Trading […]

Video: How to Use the Forex Swing Trading Signals

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This video shows how to trade and manage the forex swing trades published in the Forex Swing Trading Signals on VantagePointTrading.com. The Forex Swing Trading Signals are usually published a couple times a week, and are meant to provide potential trade ideas. While the following video isn’t a complete description of the methods used to […]

Forex Swing Trading Signals, October 26/27, 2014

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These forex swing trading signals are primarily based on 1- and 4-hour charts, but the context for direction may come from the daily chart.  Trades last one day to a couple weeks, depending on how quickly the market moves. This list is published when I have time–usually a couple times a week and isn’t a full […]

Trending Stocks to Watch, Week of October 27

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Trending stocks to watch for week of October 27, 2014, based on overall market trend, the stock’s trend and a bounce off trend channel support/resistance. This list is published once a week. Are you signed up for our newsletter? If you want a recap each week (one email on the weekend) of what we’re watching […]

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