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Although the Vast Power of Knowledge and Education, which we offer you. Our mission is to educate traders on opportunities traders may achieve by using the latest teaching methods, so they can benefit from all the financial resources we offer.
The Time to Act is Now! Don't delay. Some of the commodity futures and financial markets are now at or near record Highs and Lows and ready for big price moves, both up and down, so you may possibly make some good profits capturing some of the price movements.
Certain commodities, futures, stocks and stock indices could move sharply higher or drop rapidly at anytime. Learn how to profit from the markets with the many trading resources we offer traders.
Our trading clients and trading friends receive lots of unique trading knowledge, great profit potential trading techniques and many excellent trading tools so you may potentially make trading profits, which are always waiting for you in the commodity futures, options and stock markets.
The financial contracts and investment markets, in particular stock indices like the S&P-500 market, are ready for traders to make a success trading them like never before! What with their extreme price levels, excellent liquidity and many new traders participating from all over the world, like never before.
Plus, you can benefit from frequent powerful price moves and consistent market trends, all combined with some new and exciting, yet comparatively low risk markets like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Mini-Contracts, and the extremely popular Internet traded e-mini S&P-500 market, e-mini Nasdaq and mini CME Currencies.
By the way, in a short time the electronically traded e-mini-sp contracts market volume challenged the trading pits based full-size S&P-500 contract. It's a golden opportunity commodities trading for your very own pot-of-gold!
However, keep in mind, the majority of traders end up losing money trading.
Some of the reasons for trader losses are:
1. No valid Trading Plan or not using a good Trading Methodology
2. Poor Risk-Management and the improper use of Stop-Losses
3. Lack of overall Trading Knowledge and Insight
4. A Trading Plan which is not based on Sound Trading Principles
Is it perhaps just a coincidence technical analysis and popular technical Indicators are what most traders use in their trading? What does the sad fact most traders lose money have to do with this? Is there a connection? Yes! There is little doubt there is a strong correlation here!
The fact is the so called science of trading by using technical analysis does NOT give the typical small trader a trading advantage. In fact, it works negatively as none of the many technical analysis type indicators familiar to technical traders really work well in real-time trading!
They may "work" for the technical trader for a while by chance or because the markets signature and trend just happens to be in synch with a technical indicator, at least for a while.
However, you can be pretty well assured it will not stay in synch for very long. Once it gets out-of-synch, the trading losses and drawdowns start for the market technician commodity futures or stocks traders, and eventually they will likely end up losing all their account equity or significant funds.
Let's face it, the sad fact is technical analysis and technical indicators just plain don't work very well (used by themselves), at least with much consistency and without large equity drawdowns and without high risk.
Usually, the only way a technical indicator will work (by itself) as far as long-term trading profits go is if the commodity futures, the stock indices markets or stock market are trending strongly, long-time in one direction, up or down. A futures trader needs lots of discipline, patience and importantly you have deep-pockets to ride out the typical up and down storms, which entail long losing time periods and always possible large size account drawdowns.
For example, a simple moving average sometimes will manage to capture significant market moves. However, there will normally be frequent adverse moves against the major market trend and significant account equity draw-downs, some of which may last for many days, weeks or even months before it goes your way to a good degree.
Please note the above refers to position trades and long-term price charts or bar-charts. If you are a short-term day-trader we can substitute bars for days. In other words, a "day" becomes a 1-minute or 5-minute bar as shown on a day trader's bar-chart, a "week" may be perhaps a 15-minute intra-day bar and a "month" could be perhaps a 30-minute intra-day bar on the day-traders price charts or Trade-station screen.
Please ask yourself this important question: Do you have the discipline, stress level and deep pockets involved in watching a commodity futures contract, a long term options position or perhaps a stock or S&P position move heavily against you for far more days (or many bars, for day-traders) than the days (or bars) which sometimes go your way? Not too likely if you are a typical trader!
You should probably forget about doing much research and spending lots of your time doing market research involving most all technical indicators. Such as Stochastics, MACD, Relative Strength (RSI), Momentum, Moving Averages, Channel Breakouts, Percentage R, Pitch Forks, Fan Lines, Market Waves, Volume Analysis, Keltner Channels, Bollinger Bands, Open Interest Studies, Oscillators and many other (perhaps all) popular technical analysis indicators.
Of course, it's possible to trade successfully but very unlikely if you are a technical trader and depending on technical analysis and using technical indicators. If you're thinking then I will trade based on market fundamentals, forget about it.
Fundamental markets commodity futures traders typically fare no better, often worse, than technical traders. This is because the commercial interests and hedgers know the fundamentals best and they normally trade contra-trend anyway, sometimes for months on end, before fundamental factors finally kick in and are revealed in the commodities price charts.
In can take enormous amount of time (many weeks or months) before real fundamental factors are reflected in the agricultural markets, grain markets, energy markets, metals markets, interest rate markets, stock indices, currency markets, and other financial and commodity markets.
Large commercial interests and physical commodity firms, like food and commodity processors, oil firms, precious metals dealers, banks, etc. (who typically secretly know the true market fundamentals) can trade very long term and hang onto large positions almost indefinitely and incur long term large draw-downs in their hedging and trading as they have very deep pockets, something you no doubt are lacking!
Our related financial web-sites can teach you unique stop-loss methods to reduce risk and avoid large losing trades. Plus, we know a great new way to capture trading profits with predetermined and scientifically based profit target prices. Our low draw-down trading approach minimizes risk but at the same time allows for trading profits.
CTCN and web.trading can teach you in a reasonably short-time how you may potentially master successful commodity futures, options and stocks trading. Our goal is for you to be a successful trader thanks to the trading knowledge we offer, much of it being FREE!
We will tell you about the reward and very importantly, also the risk, so nothing is likely to surprise you as you seek a successful trading methodology for commodity futures, stock indices and options trading success.
Many clients thru-out the U.S.A. and World-Wide have used our trading systems, trading methodologies, CTCN Newsletter and other trading and financial services - we can also help you succeed, with wisdom, knowledge and traders insight.
Remember this as it's critically important - in the Bible (Proverbs), King Solomon said Wisdom and Knowledge is Worth More than Jewels and Silver! This is so very true!
A very appropriate thought as far as wisdom and knowledge and its relation to commodity futures, stocks and options trading is this definition: "Wisdom is the Ability to use Knowledge for Profit." Please remember those words because they are quite applicable to trading success!
Probably the most famous stock market and commodities market trader of all time, Mr. William D. Gann, also said something quite similar in his writings when Gann said - a trader who has knowledge can lose all his money but still comeback and make a success, thanks to wisdom and knowledge the trader acquired!
You will get lots of trading knowledge by studying our financial trading and investing traders websites closely, in particular the extensive content and thousands of pages of online articles which are written almost entirely by our traders club members, for the most part private traders like you.
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