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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (44): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (3): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submi

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright NOW IF Can someone tell me if all the assets of a company were worth $1 million and the total number of shares available for the full amount of the company were 100,000 (each share being $10) and regardless of the revenue, the company

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 27:01 (42): Q&A by Don Bright OTHER OPENING STRATEGIES? Are there similar strategies to the opening-only strategy for the close of the market each day? Anyone care to share the idea behind them or give me a place to research if

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright FROM DON: TRADERS' PERSONALITIES Recently, I was asked about new traders' success. So often people think about all the technical information available and fail to appreciate one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING NEWS STOCKS Since oil has been in the news lately, does that mean that XON and other oil companies are newsies and would not be good to trade? Or does the news have to be about the company directly before you would want to not trade it? -- J.L.,

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright MARKET MAKERS AND SYMBOLS First, I want to thank you for your efforts in educating new traders. I've reviewed some of the information available at the NYSE and Nasdaq websites. There's a ton of material to learn from, but I still have

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright CONVERSIONS I'm new to options trading. Would you explain what a conversion is? -- Kelly, Cincinnati "Conversion" means the buying of puts and selling of calls at the same price, and also buying the underlying stock at the same time.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (80): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (19): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright MESQUITE RETREAT Hello, STOCKS & COMMODITIES readers! Bright Trading recently held one of our retreats for our traders in Mesquite, NV. We had approximately 70 attendees, including some "non-Bright" traders, who seemed to find the wee

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright DAYTRADING CRITERIA What time frame bars and other criteria are used for daytrading? --dafong Entry and exit points for daytrading tend to be determined by a couple of things. First, we look at the premium (PREM) or discount (DISC) to

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SHORTING A SPREAD/PAIR Don, could you explain what it means to short a spread/pair? If a spread X-Y (where X is the long position and Y is the short position) is determined to be overbought and due for a pullback, the spread could be

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NASDAQ STOPS Are Nasdaq stops possible?My broker tells me that you can't protect yourself on the downside by putting in a stoploss sell order if your stock is listed on the Nasdaq. Is that true? -- Lana Huddleston Good question. Since there is no actual

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading, an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright BULLETS Do you know where I could find more information about the "bullet" options strategy involving married puts? Thank you -- Matt Bridier Married puts or "bullets" are simply contracts entered into between a trader, his firm, and

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (74): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (62): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright EXITING TRADES I've been trading for about a year. I've started using a combination of gray boxes, which keeps me focused and disciplined. My entries have been consistently profitable and timed well, but my exits have not been becaus

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright BEFORE THE OPEN Don, I was wondering if you could answer this. I have heard that there is a data source that tells you the estimated opening of NYSE stocks before the open. Have you heard this? Thanks. -- Sky123987 I've not heard of a

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright DIRECT NOT SO DIRECT? I've heard that my direct-access broker actually routes my trades through the firm. Can that be right? How is that direct access? -- TCmac I get this question a lot. Your order needs to go through the brokerage f

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ARBITRAGE What is the difference between agency trading and market making? Also, is it possible to arb a large-cap Canadian stock such as Nortel (NT) for price discrepancies between the New York (NYSE) and the Toronto stock exchanges (TSE), or the Nasda

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright PAIRS TRADING I read your article and your Q&A section in STOCKS & COMMODITIES this month. In both, you referred to "pair trading." When I read that it was a strategy used successfully by your niece, I was intrigued. Would you please

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:3 (74): Q&A by Don Bright Q: Why are you so sure you will be on the same side as the specialist when using envelope orders? Would you please explain the basics about how you select your stocks (criteria)? When do you enter a trade (and when do you

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (19): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (31, 87): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright NOT SUPER-FANCY Maybe Don or somebody else can tell me how to calculate S&P futures. I remember back in the early 1990s, one guy at the quote terminal would calculate it by having a Standard & Poor's 500 call and put option quote with

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME I have been studying for my Series 7. So I'm studying up and learning as much as possible. What's your personal opinion for, say, the next five years in regards to the industry? Do you see any major changes

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SUBPENNIES AND HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING Don, I read your recent column about subpennies and high-frequency trading (S&C, March 2010). How have you and your traders adapted your order routing in the last few months? Good question. For t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NEW TO OPTIONS I am new to options, although I have been trading stocks for several years. Does the technical analysis I use in stocks also apply to options? Do I need to change anything (such as the parameters of MACDƯ, RSIƯ, and DMIƯ) to adapt to the

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright REVERSE CONVERSION In an article in STOCKS & COMMODITIES, a practice called "reverse conversion" was mentioned in relation to writing options. Would you expand on this? -- Adrian A reverse conversion, or "reversal," is simply a trade

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright OPENING-ONLY ORDERS I've been following the opening-only orders strategy very closely, and I have a question. I'm a futures trader and somewhat unfamiliar with the practical aspects of trading listed. I watched around 13 opens this mo

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (43): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (92): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (44): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (34): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright NO STOP-LOSSES IN OPENING-ONLY STRATEGIES? I have heard you say that you don't like using stop-loss orders when you trade the opening-only strategy. Why is that? Most "experts" preach that you must use stops. Can you shed some light o

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright WHEN DO YOU ADD TO A POSITION? I'm an intraday stock trader. I've never had a problem cutting my losses, but I could use a little guidance when it comes to taking more advantage from my winners. I know one option is to add on dips. Do

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EXIT SIGNALS I always believe that entry signals for trading are not so important compared with exit signals. Both "cut your loss" and "ride your profit" strategies are exit signals. What's a good strategy in terms of profit-taking signals? What criteri

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright MARKET ORDERS I rarely trade listed issues. But I feel that exposure to this marketplace would be advantageous to my trading over the long term. Perhaps you could shed some light on just how the system works. I know the uptick rules --

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright FILLING ORDERS I have found your Q&A column to be the most helpful feature of STOCKS & COMMODITIES since I subscribed, and I look forward to it every month. Hopefully with your experience and knowledge you will be able to answer my que

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (82): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (71): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (43): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TAPE READING ON THE INTERNET? I am a Chinese student who graduated from university four months ago. Now I have a daytrading job. I concentrate on the NYSE stock market and my trading style is scalping. So tape reading is very importan

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright BREAKOUT/BREAKDOWN I've been analyzing breakouts from consolidation and wanted to get your feedback about the viability of a strategy I was considering. I posted this on an Internet thread a while back and got no response, leading me

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TARGET PRICES: ABSURD? How do analysts calculate the target price for a stock? -- Doanh Nguyen, via e-mail That is something the world would like to know. There was an interesting 60 Minutes segment called something like "How Did So M

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading, an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. NYSE VERSUS NASDAQ 100 I have been reading and enjoying your Q&

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright DIVIDEND PLAY Do you know the exact time when dividend ownership is recorded? Is it at the close? For example, MO (Altria Group, Inc.) trades ex-dividend. Say the dividend tomorrow will be 64 cents. Could someone buy at the close, sel

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (59): Q&A by Don Bright ARBITRAGE With regard to arbitrage, I think I understand the reasons why someone trading from a retail account cannot realistically (or should I say consistently) capture arbitrage opportunities. Based on what I can gath

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (72): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright ABOUT THE PREMIUM INDEX I am from Argentina and I work in a proprietary firm. I have some questions about the premium index. First, is the premium Standard & Poor's 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash index or is S&P 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright STOCKS OVER OPTIONS AND FUTURES? I've noticed over the years of reading your column in Stocks & Commodities that you and your firm focus on equities. I have limited capital and have been trying to learn options and futures for the lev

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright READING THE TAPE You often mention "reading the tape" in your articles. What do you mean by that? Please explain. Also, what trading software do you recommend? Thanks for your help. -- Moses Mannaa, via e-mail Reading the tape is prob

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright OPENING FAIR VALUE I'm interested in what information or data is needed to calculate opening fair value for stocks, and how the calculations are made. Any help would be appreciated -- Matthew Murray We use the fair value (FV) number o

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SPECIALISTS Assuming specialists make money and trading with them provides an edge, how do you feel about jumping in when the specialist is getting steamrolled? What tricks are in the specialist's playbook for a situation like that? I

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright PENNY ENVELOPE When enveloping intraday using the New York open book, would it make sense to place a bid (say, 200 shares) a penny above a really big bidder (20,000- plus shares) and offer a penny or so below a really big offer, in ho

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (21): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submi

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (27): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To subm

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright ON PIVOT POINTS AND DAYTRADING Is there any relationship between pivot points and daytrading? I believe there is, but I do not know what it is. Could you give me some help?--robinxing We use the pivot points of the futures in our entr

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright NEWBIE QUESTIONS I started trading recently just to get my feet wet, but there are a few things that confuse me: 1. How do you know the total number of shares available for a particular stock? What determines the number of shares a c

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright PAIRS TRADING I read Stéphane Reverre's article "Pairs Trading" in the March 2001 issue, and I have a few questions. Do your traders employ this strategy? How is it best implemented? How do you pick the two stocks to trade? How do you

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright LEADING INDICATORS Every trader I have asked tells me to look at the leading indicators before trading. A friend told me he watches Intel [INTC] to see the direction of the overall market. Is this a good indicator? What do your trader

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TRADING NEWS There are a couple of news scenarios for which I would like your input. If a stock you play regularly has announced earnings since the last trading session, will you play it on the opening? If so, do you adjust the envelo

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TRADING PREPARATION Do you prepare for the day, or do you simply start trading? I've heard you mention that you respond to the market, but is that always enough? -- JS That's a good question, and sometimes I wonder if it's ever "enoug

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (26): Q&A by Don Bright Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, po

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright IS AUTOMATION THE ANSWER? I've been trading for about seven months. I'm a good trader when it comes to entering trades and gauging the market's strength and direction, but I have no risk tolerance, perhaps because I don't have a lot o

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright YAHOO OPEN Why does Yahoo! Finance list the opening price for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Djia) at 8,146.82 when on the daily chart at 8:30 the price is 8,167? This may be a newbie question, but I sure would like to know. Thanks

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright LEVEL II TRADING I have been trading Level II for about three years now and did well until about a year ago. I know the market has changed considerably, but my main concern is the quotes themselves. Has something changed that I am una

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SEASONAL STOCKS Are you aware of any actual study on seasonal tendencies among stock sectors? I've heard the general market "sell in May and go away" and "buy tech stocks in the fall and sell in the spring" clichés, but I wonder what

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright OPENING ORDERS I have a question about stocks with news out pre-opening. Some say to avoid any stocks with news out; others say it depends what the news is. Regarding, say, earnings guidance announcements, I've seen times when a stock

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (57-58): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, pos

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (47): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:10 (53): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (14-15): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright IMPROVING A TRADING SYSTEM Don, what you think about a simple system like a moving average crossover system? I've played with different combinations (50/200, 30/100, and so on) in different markets (NASDAQ, Standard & Poor's 500, and

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright POSITION SIZING IN STOCK TRADING How do you position size in your stock trading? I buy strong stocks above the intraday breakout with close stops. My problem is I feel that my initial price is important, and once I add shares, it chan

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TRADING IN FLAT MARKETS First off, I read your column every month in STOCKS & COMMODITIES, and I like how you answer questions directly without fluff. How do professional traders deal with a relatively flat market such as the one we h

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TRADING DISCIPLINE I am a new proprietary trader about seven months in. I have started moving up the learning curve, but my biggest problem is discipline. I have great entries and I feel I have developed an intuition for when somethin

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, post your question t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright Don Bright answers questions on trading journals, and deep-discount brokers.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (87): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (40): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (55): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright BASIC SKILLS FOR DAYTRADERS Don, since you think (pure) daytrading is a limited style, then how do other daytraders make profits? Could you tell me some basic trading methods or skills for daytraders?-- Anonymous I'm not against daytr

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright IMBALANCES I've been watching end-of-day (Eod) imbalances to see what effect they may have on price and I can't find any pattern. Do market-on-close (Moc) imbalances mean anything? I read recently on Yahoo that in theory, a large buy

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading, an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. INDEX ARBITRAGE Don, I have enjoyed your commentaries in STOCKS & COMMODITIES. Can an individual buy a

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright MONEY MANAGEMENT OF OPTION SPREADS What are some money management tips for credit and debit spreads? Specifically, when should I get out when a spread goes against me? -- Bob Maclaurin When you have a pure option spread in place, each

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright TRADING AT THE CLOSE My interest was piqued after reading your response in the July 2003 S&C detailing the REDIPlus order imbalances and how they can be used to trade at the close. Could you please go into a little more detail on how

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright Don Bright answers questions on how to create a Gann fan line, commodity options, and Smith indicator market timing.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (20): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MIDPOINT TRADING WITH PENNIES Hey, Don, I had a quick question for you about midpoint trading. Not sure if you know the exact answer, but figured was worth a shot asking you. I have a buddy who trades Citigroup actively -- he just trades to mak

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (25): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To sub

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright BLOGGING ABOUT DIVIDENDS Basic question about dividends. How do they work? I have $2,000 to invest and I was wondering how the dividend yield relates to how much I am going to get. Do I get the dividend each month or quarter? Thanks--A

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright ON TECHNICAL ANALYSIS I happened upon the last part of your radio show while I was in Las Vegas recently, and heard you mention STOCKS & COMMODITIES. I picked up a copy and was pleasantly surprised to find that their focus has shifted

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright READING THE TAPE I've just finished reading some of your articles in STOCKS & COMMODITIES. Once again you illuminate topics that were unknown to me. I'm a novice trader in a proprietary program down on Wall Street, and I have been run

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I know a guy who has been trading his own money for a few years now. He daytrades commodities/futures with claims of 4% a month with return on investment (Ro i) equaling 48% a year! With margin he can make twice that, he says. I'm confused be

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading, an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions on choosing stocks, moving average offset, following the index, and trading in decimals.

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don, I have a question about order routing that perhaps you can help me with. I trade with a respectable brokerage that caters to active traders. I've noticed in the last few months that I have been charged fees referring to "routing," "rerouting,"

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reversing The NegativeEffects Mr. Bright, thanks for your column, I read it every month, it really helps. A while back I read about how some of your traders have taken advantage of what seemed to be a negative situation. High-frequency and sub

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LIQUIDITY, REST, AND ROUTING I see you have been posting about your firm's new approach to order routing that is saving or making your traders a lot of money. I remember you used to say "take liquidity on the NySe (or NaSd a q) and rest or le

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have a bad habit of getting into trends too late. I try to keep an eye on stocks with strong correlation to the Standard & Poor's 500 with no outstanding news on them about earnings and so on. The indicators I mainly use are the S&P 500 and the futures

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You have written about the tax advantages of being a professional trader versus a retail trader. You also mentioned something about mark to market accounting. Could you expand on these points?

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...END-OF-DAY CLOSE IMBALANCES Mr. Bright, I attended one of your classes last year and found it very helpful. One of the things you taught was how to read and respond to end-of-day market close imbalances. If I recall, you said these imbalances

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hi Don, I have seen many traders who post the Ny s e close imbalances in US dollars just after they have been released. Do you have any idea where they are getting this information? There must be a website out there posting them in real time.

  • QA by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...QA by Don Bright Is it possible to know when the specialist is bidding and offering stock during the day, aside from the opening or closing? In the book Day Trade Online by Christopher Farrell, he suggests that you can identify when the specialist is b

  • Stocks & Commodities V. 26:5 (67) Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Q&A by Don Bright MARKET ON CLOSE What significance does the 3:40 pm ending order imbalances entail for daytrading? Also, can you recommend any books that will expound on the subject? Thank you in advance. -- Marcus MOC imbalances are fundamental to al






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