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The Important Concept of Expected Value

Many traders look at their win to loss rate when evaluating their trading.  This is an important concept, if you are right way more than you are wrong, you probably are not going to enjoy much success.  But, many are missing one part of the puzzle, expected value.  Not only IF you are right or wrong, but what happens when you are?  If you are right 99% of the time yet blow out your account on the one time out of 100 that you are wrong, you are still sunk.

Click the video below to see me break down this important topic

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about the author:

Mike Shorr

Since 1994, Michael has been an on-the-floor market maker, Vice-President of Interest Rate Derivatives for Knight Financial Products and Director of Education and Options Instructor at Trading Advantage. He makes the oftentimes complex world of options and trading accessible to the novice and advanced trader alike. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Finance from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He presently is Director, Trader Education at ProsperTradingAcademy.

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