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Shawn Lucas

Shawn Lucas
Shawn Lucas is the founder and fund manager at the Apiary Fund. He began his career as a broker where he worked the trading desk and processed trades for high net worth investors. An expert in the field of technical and economic analysis of the financial markets, Shawn has since established his reputation as a thought leader and speaker in the financial services industry. Shawn's simple and methodical approach to the markets has helped thousands of investors better understand and improve their performance and profitability in the financial markets.

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The Fate of Traders in Trump’s Tax Reform looks positive

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2017 4:53:58 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading Business, Trump Tax, Trader Tax Status

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Among its objectives, President Trump’s tax proposal is supposed to simplify tax reporting for the majority of Americans while at the same time creating more favorable tax conditions for business activity – including the business of trading. And while the tax benefits of managing a trading business have always been excellent, they appear to be getting much better in the new Trump tax proposal.

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The Money Illusion and Your Wealth

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2017 9:05:00 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund

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Money illusion is slowly pushing you to the poor house.

Imagine a frog basking in a pot of water that is heating up ever so slowly.  If the water heats up too quickly, the frog will sense danger and jump out of the pot.  If the water heats up slowly, the frog will remain in the pot through the ever-increasing temperatures until it is too late.

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The Strategies Lab helps you learn and develop new strategies with the Apiary Fund

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2017 2:10:43 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, Trading Strategy, Strategy labs

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When you mention ‘lab,’ often the first thought through your mind is a room full of chemicals, beakers, and test tubes. The Strategies Lab, a new offering from Apiary Fund, is far from that visual though and will help you learn new and better ways to trade. 

Shawn Lucas breaks it all down here:

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What is your trading batting average?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 1:09:41 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Trading Batting Average, Trading Statistics, baseball and trading

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There are so many analogies that can be made between sports and trading but few are better than baseball especially when it comes to your stats. Today, we’re going to cover only one: your batting average.

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Fear of Failure

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 6:25:00 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund

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A 2014 study conducted by Babson College revealed how fear of failure stops some people from engaging in activities where failure is a possible outcome – including the activity of learning. The study concluded that the fear of failure negatively influences a person’s motivation to learn and their attitude toward learning

This video below shows Shawn Lucas's perspective on overcoming trading fears.

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How Apiary Fund Traders Learn to Cope with Fear.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2017 12:20:36 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, How to Overcome fear, Fear

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Its no secret that trading can trigger fear or anxiety among traders. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned trader or if it’s your first rodeo, at some point, fear will grip you in the market. As an Apiary Fund Trader, how you respond to the provocation of fear and the choices you make are part of the development process you go through as a Trader.

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You can now purchase physical gold and silver directly from Apiary Fund.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 3:42:50 PM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund Metals, Apiary Fund Silver, Apiary Fund Gold, Apiary Fund Bullion

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You can now leverage the purchasing power of the Apiary fund to purchase metal bullion directly from Apiary Fund. This past week we formally announced we are a dealer in metal bullion. This is different from the paper metal contracts we’ve been trading in the fund over the past year. You’re now be able to purchase physical metal – silver, gold, palladium, platinum, and others that is shipped directly to your home.

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What An Old Fisherman Taught Me About The Markets

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund

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One of the greatest investors of all time had to be Noah…  They say Noah was able to float his stock while the rest of the world was in liquidation.  Impressive, eh!  While he may have been a good investor, he couldn’t have been much of a fisherman.  Why?  He only had two worms.

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Shifting Spreads and Such

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2017 10:52:18 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund

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Shifting spreads keeping you guessing?

Just as a chameleon will change to match a variety of backgrounds, in the currency market spread will invariably change to match market events. Here at the Apiary Fund, the ECN style market structure shows constantly changing spreads throughout the day. Spreads are either set naturally (by pending orders in the market) or, if the market is not liquid, set by the liquidity provider.

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Utah Fintech History Fuels Financial Entrepreneurship and Silicon Slopes

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 11:05:48 AM / by Shawn Lucas posted in Apiary Fund, Financial technology, Utah, Fintech

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Much like the growth of California’s Silicon Valley tech economy, Utah’s Silicon Slope technology boom continues at an unprecedented pace. What may not be as well-known is the flourishing financial technology (Fintech) advancement taking place within Silicon Slopes. Lead by companies such as Apiary Fund, MX Technologies, Lendio, Acima Credit, Onset Financial, and others; the Utah Fintech industry is rooted in a century of financial entrepreneurship and innovation.

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