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Fair Value Trader

FairValue Trader started as an intern in the fixed income & derivatives department at Charles Schwab before working hedging operations for a precious metals company. Later he managed hedge positions for an agribusiness. He has also worked for MrTopStep and Hamzei Analytics while his writing has been read on Yahoo Finance, Benzinga, Barchart, and others.

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Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 02, 2020

Vacation Trading: The Do’s and Don'ts

It’s July 4th weekend in the United States, this often marks the peak of the vacation season. While Covid-19 has put a damper on many travel plans, now that restrictions are more relaxed in many...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 26, 2020

Making the Switch to Full-Time Trading

Over the years, I have had many conversations with traders who aspired to leave their day jobs to trade full-time. This is a dream that, at one point in time or another, every retail trader is...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 18, 2020

Trading Through Hot & Cold Streaks

One of the keys to successful long-term trading is consistency. While some traders may have a personality that compensates better for wild market swings, most of us work best at a steady pace....

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 11, 2020

Which Market Is Right For You? Part-2

Last week, we examined how account size is one of the essential criteria for selecting which markets to trade. This week, I will continue the theme of identifying appropriate markets, this time...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on June 04, 2020

Which Market Is Right For You? Part-1

When traders become involved with futures and forex, there is often a draw to a wide range of markets. For instance, many traders go into futures looking to trade equity index derivatives like the...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 28, 2020

Know Yourself, Traders!

Last week, I highlighted six trading rules that are among the least spoken about. Those disciplines have less to do with trading methodology and more about trading psychology. Today, I will break...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 21, 2020

6 Unspoken Rules of the Trading Life

Every environment or culture has a series of unspoken rules. While the written rules are usually given as official guidelines as to the “do's and don'ts” of corporate interaction, often the...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 14, 2020

Sitting Tight For Now

It is now mid-May, the 10th out of 20 global business days. COVID-19 has, in the short-term, seemed to have topped out and is globally trending lower. There have been plenty of concerns noted by...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on May 08, 2020

Brave Men & Proud Simulators

One of my favorite movie quotes comes from an obscure comedy film from 1996 called “Down Periscope,” featuring Kelsey Grammer and Rob Schneider, among others. In limited space, I cannot summarize...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on April 30, 2020

What Is The Market Telling You?

If you’re primarily a swing trader in the futures and currency markets, or use these markets for correlation, you may have found yourself confused over the last several weeks. If so, you are not...

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