Mark Whistler

Mark Whistler

Mark Whistler is the author of "Trading Pairs" (2004) and "Trade With Passion and Purpose" (2007). He is one of two creators of PairsTrader.com and a regular columnist for Trader Monthly magazine and TraderDaily.com.


In addition, Whistler is the editor for the trading/newsletter service, The Volatility Trader, and is a regular contributor to the Accelerated Profits Report. Some of his other writing credentials include The Motley Fool, Active Trader Magazine, BullMarket.com, OptionInvestor.com and Working-Money online. Mark also conducts research for the Oxford Club and is an investment panelist for the Mt. Vernon Options Club.


Whistler's trading specialties are statistical arbitrage (pairs trading), small and micro cap stocks, and in-the-money option reversals.


Whistler believes that great traders are those who have an excellent ability to handle stress and are able to take an honest and searching look inside when things get tough. Every trader is eventually faced with challenges in the market, but it's how we deal with the difficult moments that determines our success.

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  1. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?
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    Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  2. The Future Of Real Estate In America
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    The Future Of Real Estate In America

    Jeff Gurnari, Suze Orman's "sidekick" of six years, tells why he switched from TV to real estate.
  3. Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?
    Stock Analysis

    Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?

    We examine the present market for clues to where and when we'll see a bottom.
  4. Slowing U.K. Growth Could Hit ADRs
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    Slowing U.K. Growth Could Hit ADRs

    Learn which ADRs could be hurt by the IMF's gloomy GDP forecast for the United Kingdom.
  5. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be
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    American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, too.
  6. The Secret In the FOMC Announcement
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    The Secret In the FOMC Announcement

    Wednesday's FOMC annoucement provides hidden guidance on what to expect in one important sector in the coming months. Learn which one.
  7. Dean Foods Past Its Expiration Date?
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    Dean Foods Past Its Expiration Date?

    Dairy producer Dean Foods is under pressure, and one of its directors just sold stock while it's on the way down, should you?
  8. The Smart Money Is In Apartment Construction
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    The Smart Money Is In Apartment Construction

    Residential housing starts jumped 8.2%, but the gains came from apartment construction not single-family homes. Learn the key players.
  9. Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession
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    Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession

    Contrary to conventional wisdom one toy maker looks recession proof. Strong branding and nagging kids trump logic every time.
  10. Bottom Fishing Among The Clouds
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    Bottom Fishing Among The Clouds

    With recent declines in airline stocks, we could be on the verge of merger mania. That means there are bargains to be had.
  11. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow
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    Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts.
  12. Profit In The Pipeline
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    Profit In The Pipeline

    News of an Iraqi pipeline fix could lower oil prices in the near-term, but investors should be thinking long term when they consider oil stocks.
  13. Strangely, Ford's 'Buy High, Sell Low' Strategy Could Work
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    Strangely, Ford's 'Buy High, Sell Low' Strategy Could Work

    Ford unloaded its Jaguar and Land Rover lines on Tata Motors, getting a fraction of what it paid for them. How can his be a good deal?
  14. The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds
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    The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds

    For a few municipal bond ETFs the present risk within muni markets might actually be a blessing in disguise.
  15. The Stealth Rally In Steel
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    The Stealth Rally In Steel

    Boring old steel companies have been market darlings as of late, but will steel prices and stocks be able to hold on to their momentum?
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