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Options vs Stocks; What’s Best for Your Investment Portfolio

Options vs Stocks, for your investment portfolio.  For Investors, there are many investment opportunities to choose from including Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Commodities and ETFs. We will explore some differences between Options Trading vs Stocks, some characteristics of both and discuss how they can compliment each other and play an important role in the performance of [...]

Options vs Stocks; What’s Best for Your Investment Portfolio2019-07-25T11:04:59-04:00

Options Trading Strategies for Beginners

Many new traders today make the mistake of venturing into options trading with a very limited understanding or appreciation of the various options trading strategies that they can utilize. They fail to realize that without a proper strategy, the likelihood of making bad trades and loosing money increases significantly, resulting in self-doubt and dwindling confidence in [...]

Options Trading Strategies for Beginners2019-07-06T17:22:03-04:00

Covered Call Strategy Used By Traders To Generate Income

What’s a Covered Call? A covered call is a strategy used by traders and investors to generate income from stocks they own or will buy. To trade a covered call, you need to own the stock and be able to write a call option against those shares. These can be shares that you already own, or [...]

Covered Call Strategy Used By Traders To Generate Income2019-05-28T18:37:09-04:00

World Events and The Financial Markets 2018

2018 was a year peppered with consequential world events, investigations and YES, LOTS OF TWEETS, contributing to uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets. Despite the relatively strong economy and job growth numbers in the US, it’s clear that investors were and are still on edge about future events and are approaching the markets with caution. [...]

World Events and The Financial Markets 20182019-01-08T11:49:26-05:00

How Delta Can Help Options Traders

If you want to become a better options trader, it’s important to learn about the concept of Delta and how it affects option prices and trading strategies. There are certain concepts and variables commonly referred to as the “Greeks”, that influences the price of an option. Understanding Greeks and risk measures such as Delta will give [...]

How Delta Can Help Options Traders2019-06-02T21:58:44-04:00

Better Options Trades Using Implied Volatility

The realities of today's markets mean that you as a retail trader are seeing big swings and fluctuations in prices. This can leave you feeling like you are stopped out of a trade too soon, or you missed a move, or worse, you bought in the wrong direction. With the bigger moves in the S&P 500, [...]

Better Options Trades Using Implied Volatility2019-05-28T16:30:44-04:00

Flying High – Put Credit Spread in BA

I wanted to buy a call option in Boeing (BA). When I looked at the price of the call it was high due to the increased implied volatility that we are currently experiencing. High implied volatility increases the cost of buying put and call options. It is the buyer of these options that bears the cost [...]

Flying High – Put Credit Spread in BA2018-11-08T22:43:15-05:00

3 Simple Trading Tricks That Could Lead to Profitable Treats

It may be Halloween season, but investors seem more scared of bears than they are of zombies, goblins and ghosts. Fortunately, if you are new to options trading, you'll soon find that you have nothing to fear and everything to gain in bear markets. Here are just a few simple trading "tricks" that could help you [...]

3 Simple Trading Tricks That Could Lead to Profitable Treats2018-11-02T15:27:39-04:00

How to Exit an Options Trade for Profit

You’ll notice a common theme over my past few updates: How to profit in a volatile market. The theme continues in my latest video. In this video I trade Amazon (AMZN) in real-time, to show investors that trade opportunities can still be found, even when the markets are selling off. Video - How to take advantage [...]

How to Exit an Options Trade for Profit2018-10-30T11:37:19-04:00

How to Profit From a Declining Stock

When the markets are slumping and volatile as they are of late, some investors don’t want to risk trading in a market that is moving down. Other traders want to find options trading strategies like covered calls, that can help them hedge some risk until the market rebounds. A covered call strategy is when you own [...]

How to Profit From a Declining Stock2018-10-23T12:08:06-04:00
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