Attention Derivative Professors and Students

The fall semester is just getting started and I would like to hear from any derivative professors or students who are using my new book Option Strategy Risk / Return Ratios: A Revolutionary New Approach to Optimizing, Adjusting, and Trading Any Option Income Strategy in their graduate or undergraduate level derivatives courses.

I developed and taught courses in financial derivatives for both undergraduate and graduate business programs, which provided the inspiration for the book.  The interactive tools are particularly applicable to option trading simulations and I would be very interested in your feedback about the book as a learning tool in your courses.

Please contact me via email at BJohnson@TraderEdge.Net.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Brian Johnson

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Equity Market Snapshot 08-21-2014

There has been a lot of confusion lately regarding the direction of the market and the risk of a major correction.  The following article applies several different technical indicators to the Russell 2000 Index (RUT) in both the daily and weekly time frame.

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Option Strategy Risk / Return Ratios Featured in Stocks & Commodities Magazine

My new book Option Strategy Risk / Return Ratios: A Revolutionary New Approach to Optimizing, Adjusting, and Trading Any Option Income Strategy is featured in the Books for Traders section of the current (September 2014) issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine.

Brian Johnson

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Overcome the Odds

I heard something remarkable this morning that reminded me just how ill-suited the human brain is for making investment decisions. The inherent decision-making deficiencies that we all share are well documented in decades of behavioral economics and behavioral finance studies, but we have reached a new low.

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Recession Model Forecast 08-01-2014

The following article updates the diffusion index, recession slack index, aggregate recession model, and aggregate peak-trough model through July 2014. Please note that two new explanatory variables were added to the Trader Edge Recession Models in July.  For more information, please see “Two New Improvements to Trader Edge Recession Models.”

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07-31-2014 AAR Strategy Update Posted

The July 31, 2014 AAR Strategy update is now available on the AAR Subscribers page.  If you are not currently a subscriber and would like to learn more about the strategy, there is a detailed description on the AAR Strategy page.

The AAR strategy is a conservative, long-only, asset allocation strategy that rotates monthly among five large asset classes: large-cap U.S. stocks, developed country stocks in Europe and Asia, emerging market stocks, U.S. Treasury Notes, and commodities. The strategy was inspired by the Ivy League portfolio and uses trend and technical filters to reduce downside risk.

If none of the five candidates pass their respective trade filters, the AAR strategy remains in cash for the month.   Stop-loss orders are used on every trade to control losses and to facilitate position sizing and risk management.

Brian Johnson

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Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) Model Forecast – July 2014

This article presents the Trader Edge aggregate neural network model forecast for the July 2014 non-farm payroll data, which is scheduled to be released tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM EDT.

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Recommended Reading 07-24-2014

Readers repeatedly ask me for book and article recommendations, especially new traders who are interested in learning more about trading and investing.  Here are four new book recommendations from my personal finance library, all written by Jack D. Schwager. A complete list of all past recommendations is available on the Recommended Reading page.

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