Top Dog Trading Courses: Designed To Cover The Gambit of Trading Arenas

In which arena of the markets are you intending to trade? Stock trading? Forex trading? Option trading? Or futures trading? No matter in which of these arenas you are intending to trade, they all have one thing in common. They can all be read using a fundamental training in technical analysis. This is the kind of market training offered and taught in Dr. Barry Burns’ Top Dog Trading Courses.

At this point you might reasonably ask: Well who is Barry Burns and what makes what he has to teach so awfully important? And that would be a fair question to ask and seek to be answered.

Dr. Burns began his study of the markets under the tutelage of his father, Patrick Burns, who amassed independent wealthy through trading while gathering over seventy years of trading experience before his passing in 2005. He furthered his education by reading more than one hundred books on investing and trading, and has spent thousands of dollars on trading courses and educating himself. He’s even hired several professional traders to personally mentor him.

Burns also has a doctorate in hypnotherapy while also being a certified NLP practitioner. He has studied and has experience in the psychology of trading. And if you think that’s not a very helpful quality to have in the highly competitive arena of market trading and the effort to predict which way the markets are heading in order to fashion a winning trade, you need to keep an open mind and continue reading.

Successful experienced traders, no matter what the market, have figured out one thing that unsuccessful novice traders have yet to learn. The art of consistency in trading. And that consistency starts in the trader’s mental approach to trading. While the market itself remains notoriously inconsistent, often behaving differently than most of us expect, there are times when the market sets up in a profitable probability scenario which gives the alert trader an edge. Successful traders make it their job to be consistent in trading these probability scenarios and to trade them each time they appear regardless of their emotions.

It doesn’t much matter in technical trading whether the market is a stock, option, forex, or futures market. What matters are the chart indicators that trigger a specific probability scenario and its impending occurrence. With the right knowledge and trading discipline, almost anyone can be trained to become successful in trading the market.

The only question the aspiring successful trader has to answer then is: Do I have the discipline needed to make this trade and to stick with it according to the rules I follow? Because this is where most unsuccessful traders fail to follow through. They get caught up in the roiling emotion of the trade where more often than not they talk themselves into making a mistake. In order to succeed in trading according to the way Barry Burns teaches, a trader must be trained to be more disciplined than the average trader. This means not abandoning one’s trading rules, no matter how good a trade looks, if it violates the objective you’ve established and the rules you have back-tested.

As important as it may be to learn about and master the technical side of trading the markets, it’s the psychological side that often trips up our best intentions. One of the biggest mistakes beginners make is to over trade. But as Barry suggests: “Your job is to be better than other day traders in having the discipline to wait like a cat in the brush until just the right moment (your high probability setup) and then jump on the trade without hesitation.” Training yourself in the psychology of trading takes time and practice. But you are far ahead of the rest of the crowd if you take the time to study and learn this properly than if you hadn’t.

So, whether you are interested in trading stocks, options, the forex, or futures market, the information one learns by undertaking the study of a course like the Top Dog Trading Courses becomes invaluable no matter in what market you have chosen to trade. Successful traders learn to discipline their emotions; they learn to neutralize their emotions during a trade so that their mind remains sharp and centered on what needs to be accomplished. Having this ability is, in many instances, what separates the winners from the losers at the end of the trading day.

eBook Cover Design – Yes, You Can Do it for Free!

It has been statistically shown that eBooks with an attractive cover graphic, outsell those that don’t have a cover graphic. So, if you are creating any kind of written information product, it is imperative that you have a Cover Graphic with it, and let’s face some facts, people like to “see” what they are buying…So, an eBook Cover Graphic gives folks a visualization of your product.

There are two ways to acquire a nice eBook cover graphic:

1) Pay a designer to make you one…This can cost anywhere from $50 to $100+.

2) Design the cover graphic yourself.

Now, I realize that you may NOT want the hassle of learning a piece of software, or you may only produce one information product (eBook)…If that is the case, then paying a designer would be the logical solution. But, for those who have more time than money, or for those who will want to create many information products (and doesn’t want to pay multiple fees to designers), there is a simple & FREE alternative: GIMP

GIMP is a 100% FREE software, and you can find the download link by searching at Google or Yahoo for “GIMP download”…You’ll find many different web sites offering it for free.

GIMP has a very similar user interface as the Adobe PhotoShop software (which costs around $600), and was really the only way to make professional looking eBook covers, until the GIMP software was available.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still prefer Photoshop, as it’s the program I’ve always used and am familiar with. Plus, I’ve already paid for it, so I might as well use it. But, for those who have a limited budget, you can start producing web graphics for just about any purpose: eBooks, banners, Headers, etc…for FREE with the GIMP software.

There is something to be said about making your own graphics:

1) You have FULL control of the outcome: You know how you want your product to be represented, so doing it yourself puts you in complete control of every aspect of your products look, feel, and design.

2) The cost savings will add up VERY quickly: You can change your products graphics at any time, with NO additional fees that you would have to pay a designer. This alone is well worth the time involved with learning a new piece of software.

After downloading and Installing the GIMP software…Below, are the basic steps to making your own eBook cover:

STEP #1
– From the top Menu Bar…click: File, New.
– Width = 500, Height = 750
– Click “OK”

STEP #2
– From the top Menu Bar…click: Layer, New Layer.
– Layer Name = Front
– Width = 250, Height = 350
– Set “Layer Fill Type” = Foreground Color
– Click “OK”
Change color of layer to a “blue”…

STEP #3
– From the top Menu Bar…click: Layer, New Layer.
– Layer Name = Top
– Width = 250, Height = 50
– Set “Layer Fill Type” = Foreground Color
– Click “OK”
– Change color to a Light Gray

STEP #4
– From the top Menu Bar…click: Layer, New Layer.
– Layer Name = Side
– Width = 375, Height = 50
– Set “Layer Fill Type” = Foreground Color
– Click “OK”
Change color to a Yellow

Move the layers around so you can see all Three of them.

STEP #5
– Click “front” layer in Layers box
– Click “text tool”
– Make text box on front layer image
– Type in text, then click close
– Adjust text as needed (size, font, etc).

STEP #6
– Click “side” layer in Layers box
– Click “text tool”
– Make Text box on side layer image
– Type in text, then click close
– Adjust text as needed

STEP #7
– In Layers Box, you can “merge down” by RIGHT clicking the text layers, and then click the “merge down” option. Make sure text is directly above the layer you want to merge with.

STEP #8
– Flip side layer around…by:
– Click on Side layer in Layers box
– Click Layer from top menu bar
– Click Transform Layer
– Click Rotate 90′ Clockwise

STEP #9
– Save File…by:
– Click on File from top menu bar
– Click Save
– Name file…be sure to label with the.xcf extension
– Save in Folder where you’d like it to be saved on YOUR computer

STEP #10
– Add Finished layer
– Click Layer from top menu bar
– Click New Layer
– Name “Finished”
– Width = 250
– Height = 375
– Layer Fill Type = white
– Click OK

STEP #11
– From Top menu bar, click Filters
– Click Map
– Click Map Object
– On new window…change “Plane” to “Box”
– Click on Show Preview Wireframe
– Click on “Orientation” tab…
– Under “Rotation” heading, change X to 15
– Change Y to -20
– Leave Z set to 0
– Click on “Box” tab
– Under “Map images to box faces” heading, change Front to front.
– Change Top to top
– Change Right to side
– Scale X =.50
– Scale Y =.50
– Scale Z =.08
– Click Preview – NOTE: preview dimensions will NOT be to scale.
– Click OK

Finished eBook will appear in Finished Layer.

The above steps are the VERY BASICS of creating an eBook Cover Design with the GIMP software.

Design Patent Law India

An article is distinguished not only by its utility but also by its visual appeal which too usually play an important role in shaping the buyers preference for the article. Therefore, the design of an article and even design of its packaging is important from the commercial view point.

Since the enactment of the Design Act, 1911 considerable progress has been made in the field of science and technology. The legal system of the protection of industrial design requires to be made more efficient in order to ensure effective protection to registered design. It is also essential to promote design activity in order to promote the design element in an article of production. The Design Act, 2000, after repealing the Act of 1911 aims at the protecting the design in India and bringing the Indian law at par with International law.

A design can be registered only when it is new or original and not previously published in India. A design would be registrable if the pattern though already known is applied to new article. For example, the shape of teddy bear if applied to school bag would be registrable. It is necessary that the design must be new with respect to the class of the article to which it has been applied. A combination of previously known designs can be registered if the combination produces a new visual appeal.

The novelty or originality is to be judged on the evidence of expert in the trade. An expert who is aware of what is common trade knowledge and usage in the class of goods to which the design is applied would be the once entitled to pass the verdict on the novelty and originality. The design must appeal to and judged solely by the eye. The visual appeal of the article must be to the eye of the customer.

The design must not be previously published in India. To constitute publication, a design must be available to the public or it has been shown or disclosed to some person who is not bound to keep it secret. The private or the secret use or an experimental use of a design will not constitute publication by prior use. In the case of Wimco Limited versus Meena Match Industries, the High Court held that the disclosure even to one person is sufficient to constitute publication.

As per Section 5 of Design Act, 2000, any person who claims to be the proprietor of any new or original design can apply for the registration of the design. The foreigner can apply for the registration of the design. However, the convention followed is that if a country does not offer the identical registration right to Indian citizen for their designs in their country, its citizen would not be eligible to apply for registration of design in India.

The application under Section 5 shall be accompanied by four copies of representation of the design and the application shall state the class in which the design is to be registered. The applicant is also to file a brief statement of novelty with the application. There are 31 classes plus miscellaneous class 99 of goods. The procedure for registration of a design is comparatively simple when compared to procedure for registration of a patent and trademark.

a) Submission of application
b) Acceptance / objections / refusal
c) Removal of objections / appeal to central Government
d) Decision of Central Government
e) Registration of the design

The exclusive right conferred on a design is termed as copyright in design. It should not be confused with exclusive right granted for literary and artistic work also termed a copyright in the literary and artistic work. There are certain designs which can qualify for registration both under the Design Act and Copyright Act. The industrial design and product design are covered by Design Act, 2000, if the design has been registered under this Act, it can not be protected by the Copyright Act even though it may be an original artistic work. If the design qualifies for registration under Design Act but has not been registered under Design Act, the exclusive right will subsist under the Copyright Act. If such design is of an article which is commercially produced, the copyright over the design under Copyright Act will cease to exist when the article to which design has been applied is reproduced more than fifty times by an industrial process by the owner of the copyright.

There is an overlapping area of the applicability of the Design Act and Copyright Act but they can not be applied at the same time for protection of the same subject matter. Section 11 of Design Act lays down the term of the copyright in design is ten years which can be extended to further second period of five years making it total fifteen years.