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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.

Recent Posts

Posted by Fair Value Trader on September 17, 2020

How to Use Seasonality in Your Favor

As traders, we are continually working to make sure we have all the most useful tools available in our box. Furthermore, to be effective, some tools must be periodically sharpened; in other words,...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on September 10, 2020

Learn to Trade the Open (Every Day has One!)

There are a variety of ways that traders daily approach the opening range of a market. Some strategies utilize the first print of the session as a pivot, while others wait for the instrument to...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on August 27, 2020

When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Traders realize that success is very much about routine. The best traders I have known tend to keep a consistent schedule during the trading week and even over the weekend. This schedule not only...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on August 20, 2020

Who's Your Source?

I have only seldom met a successful trader who had a practice of keeping their head in the sand and avoiding the major news stories around them. Whether it be economic, political, or sports,...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on August 13, 2020

How To Handle A Bad Trading Day

Trading is as much about routine as anything. The markets have a personality based on the time of day, week, and month. As traders, we typically look to identify routine chart patterns and stable...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on August 06, 2020

Is Volatility Just Around The Corner?

Earlier this year, volatility was widespread across many asset classes as the COVID19 pandemic began to provoke fear around the world, and supply/demand issues ensued. Many global equity markets...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 30, 2020

How Well Do You Accept Feedback?

Readers know that I like to illustrate principles by telling a story, oftentimes of other traders. However, today I have an account that deals directly with me.

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 23, 2020

5 Reasons Why Forex Traders Fail

As any experienced trader will tell you, navigating the markets is not easy, if it were, everybody would be doing it and we would all be rich. The more involved you become, the more challenges you...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 19, 2020

Do You Follow The Rules?

To be successful in any life endeavor, it is necessary to have a set of guiding principles to abide by. This is true, whether it be as a business owner, or even in interpersonal relationships such...

Posted by Fair Value Trader on July 10, 2020

Trading Cure for the Summertime Blues

Summer is now at full speed, and even though the world remains gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the volatility observed in the spring months is now becoming more of a distant memory. Historically...