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Jim Wyckoff

Jim Wyckoff is the proprietor of the "Jim Wyckoff on the Markets" analytical, educational and trading advisory service ( He is also a technical analyst for Dow Jones Newswires and the senior market analyst with Jim is also a consultant with the highly respected "Pro Farmer" agricultural advisory service. Jim was also the head equities analyst at He received his degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he studied journalism and economics.

Jim has spent nearly 25 years involved with the stock, financial and commodity markets. He was a financial journalist with the FWN newswire service for many years, including stints as a reporter on the rough-and-tumble commodity futures trading floors in Chicago and New York. As a journalist, he has covered every futures market traded in the U.S., at one time or another.

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Jim Wyckoff

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Jim Wyckoff

Not long after he began his career in financial/commodity market journalism, Jim began studying technical analysis. He found it fascinating. By studying chart patterns and other technical indicators, Jim realized the playing field could be leveled between the “professional insiders” in the markets, and traders/analysts like himself … READ MORE

Jim Wyckoff's Top 10 Money Management Rules

1. Bulls make a little. Bears make a little. Pigs get slaughtered. In other words, do not be a greedy trader. If you are a bull, don't expect to get in at the bottom and out at the top. If you are a bear, don't expect to pick an exact market top and ride a market all the way down to the lowest low. Thinking otherwise allows the destructive "greed" emotion to take over. Greed has been the ruin of many traders… READ MORE

Jim Wyckoff's Top 10 Trading Rules

A "Trading Checklist" of prioritized criteria not only will help you decide when to execute a trade, but will also help you identify potential winning trades… READ MORE

Sharpening Your Trading Skills: The Top 10 Trading Mistakes

Achieving success in futures trading requires avoiding numerous pitfalls as much, or more, than it does seeking out and executing winning trades. In fact, most professional traders will tell you that it's not any specific trading methodologies that make traders successful, but instead it's the overall rules to which those traders strictly adhere that keep them "in the game" long enough to achieve success … READ MORE