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Aaron Lynch

Aaron Lynch is a Market Analyst with optionsXpress Australia by Charles Schwab. optionsXpress Australia is a pioneer in online stock, options and futures brokerage service to the self-directed investor.

Aaron has become an extremely successfully trader in his own right, with extensive experience in trading shares, options, futures and most of all commodities. He regularly shares his knowledge of the markets with students at education seminars across the globe.

Aaron is also a regular contributor to industry publications such as Your Trading Edge magazine and Stocks & Commodities magazine and is a sought after commentator on financial issues in the press and on radio.

Aaron's piece of advice to those looking to get started in the stock market: "It's one thing to have the desire to trade; it's another thing to have the correct skills to enable you to trade successfully. Education is the all important first step for anyone serious about making money through the stock market."

  • Volatile times are here to stay

    Volatility is the one thing that can derail a long-term investment plan quicker than any other event.

    July 14, 2:45 pm
  • A week of volatilty: Greece and the end of financial year

    It’s been a big week already and we are only just into it!

    July 1, 12:52 pm
  • All eggs in one basket: Is this the average Aussie investor?

    If you asked a long term investor whether I should have all my assets invested in Greek stocks, the answer would be an overwhelming ‘no!’

    June 23, 4:30 pm
  • GFC: Five years on

    We all hope this will be as a once-in-a-lifetime event but history tells me that in time, the lessons will be forgotten

    November 1, 4:28 pm
  • Awakening the Bull?

    The months ahead are looking good for both buying and selling on the markets.

    October 23, 9:32 am
  • 13,000 and Closing!

    They say on Wall Street that numbers and milestones are important until they are not. And so it is for the mystical 13,000-point level.

    March 5, 1:31 pm
  • Breakout or Breakdown?

    A glance in the rearview mirror tells us that December and January were positive months for equities markets - in some cases strongly so.

    February 17, 3:56 pm
  • Banks or Miners?

    Which of Australia's two major sectors is looking like the better bet?

    February 3, 11:28 am
  • Downside risk - Measuring trends

    Traders actually don't really worry about market direction so much as what trends are coming and how to harness that opportunity to profit.

    November 25, 2:57 pm
  • Europe is resolved? Buy the rumour sell the fact?

    As the Europe deal is more rigorously scrutinized, the market will process its approval or disapproval, which could lead to a sharp movement either way.

    November 2, 11:09 am
  • Who's for the heavy lifting?

    We may have reached a point where the fear of being in the markets is greater than being out of it.

    October 19, 5:15 pm
  • Golden Times?

    Gold has been a mover as a flight to safety or risk aversion but as things calm down commodity markets can fall just as quickly as they rose.

    September 15, 3:04 pm
  • The Required Jump Start?

    The year ahead looks bright for well-informed, self-directed traders and investors with a plan to tackle market gyrations. For others, challenges await.

    August 19, 2:58 pm
  • More of the same-gaps

    Traders should factor-in the frequency of gaps into their trading plans.

    July 27, 11:09 am
  • February update

    Following on from my last article the market is clearly higher than when we started this month.

    February 22, 1:32 pm

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