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Riding Out Geopolitical Risk

By Brian Benson, On Course with Options   In my recent blog post, “Selling Options On Oil”, I made mention of “geopolitical risk” in oil markets.  This is probably a term that we’ve all been hearing a little too much of lately. But, here we are starting out the 2020 trading year with a rather significant [...]

Riding Out Geopolitical Risk2020-01-16T09:55:31-05:00

Five Myths about Options Trading and Stock Trading

By: Neil Szczepanski, Tradeology: The Fifth Insight   Myth #1 – Options trading is very risky While trading options does carry risk, options can be used in a defined risk strategy. This is when you limit your upside but also limit your downside. For example, you buy a call option and sell a corresponding call option [...]

Five Myths about Options Trading and Stock Trading2020-01-09T12:41:07-05:00

Selling Options On Oil

By Brian Benson, On Course with Options   Why Trade Oil? The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures contract (ticker CL) represents a huge market with great liquidity. Liquidity is an important consideration when picking a market to trade because it allows traders to easily enter and exit trades with minimal slippage. Slippage refers to losses [...]

Selling Options On Oil2019-12-18T10:03:55-05:00

Three Steps to Trading a New Strategy

By Matt Hensley, Two Roads Trading   For a trader, there's nothing more exciting than finishing up a book, coming home from a conference or watching a video and coming away with a new strategy, especially, one with good historical performance, where all the back-testing is already done for you. So, you should just start trading [...]

Three Steps to Trading a New Strategy2019-12-18T09:53:48-05:00

The Similarities Between Stock Crash of 1937 and Today

By Neil Szczepanski, Tradeology   Many of us active in the markets today were not around in 1937. In the stock market crash of 1937, there was a 50 percent drop in value that took about 17 years to recover. If you had $100 invested in the stock market, you would have just $50 after the [...]

The Similarities Between Stock Crash of 1937 and Today2019-11-14T10:15:54-05:00

A Simple, Low-Maintenance Strategy for Metals Exposure

By Brian Benson, On Course with Options   Why Invest in Metals? Gold and silver have historically been valued as a physical store of wealth and a hedge against economic risks such as inflation. Moreover, for diversification purposes gold and silver often have poor correlation to stocks. Factors driving the price of gold and silver include [...]

A Simple, Low-Maintenance Strategy for Metals Exposure2019-11-14T10:21:30-05:00

How will Artificial Intelligence Affect Retail Trading in 2020

By: Neil Szczepanski, Tradeology In order to best understand the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on retail trading one must first understand what AI is. AI is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Particular applications of AI including expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision. When we think of AI we [...]

How will Artificial Intelligence Affect Retail Trading in 20202019-11-13T09:49:47-05:00

Tax Advantages of Trading Futures and Options on Futures

By: Brian Benson, On Course with Options What is Section 1256? For traders who are subject to US tax regulations and file Federal tax returns in the United States, there’s a rather useful, but not widely known, portion of the tax code called Section 1256.  Section 1256 provides for a 60/40 split between long-term and short- [...]

Tax Advantages of Trading Futures and Options on Futures2019-11-13T09:26:52-05:00

Trading in These “Crazy” Markets

By Matt Hensley, Two Roads Trading   For the past few months, the superlatives used to describe the market by swing traders, including crazy, untradeable and irrational, have been all over the place. In reality, no market is untradeable, though today’s market is certainly giving that thought a run for its money. We simply have a [...]

Trading in These “Crazy” Markets2019-11-13T09:17:40-05:00
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