Tag: Options

5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

November 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
5 Foolproof Reasons You Should Be Trading Options

With a little guidance, options trades can be a safe and effective way to supercharge the returns in your portfolio. Just see what our lead options analyst Alan Knuckman has to say about his 100% return trade from September and how he regularly scores wins just like that.  This is the Power Of Options. A […]

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5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
5 “Facts” Smart People Get Wrong About Options

Using options contracts to boost returns and income could be the most powerful investing tool that you’re not using. While trading options for the first time might be intimidating, we’ve broken it down to its core pieces and show that options aren’t as dangerous as you might think. 1) Options Trading is complicated Markets can […]

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Using Options To Tell The Future

December 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Using Options To Tell The Future

Can you tell the future just by looking at options?  Unusual question, but the answer may surprise you. Option volume can be very useful in determining the direction a particular stock or ETF might move.  And it’s an indicator you should watch when analyzing your own portfolio. Let me be clear, I’m not talking about […]

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Did You Make 175% Trading BP?

July 27, 2010 | By | Reply More
Did You Make 175% Trading BP?

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk watching the stock ticker on CNBC.  I’ve spent way too much time over the years watching stock symbols and prices scroll across the screen.  But here I was again, doing the same thing I’ve done for most of my adult life. Except this time, I […]

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Protect Your Future With Hedging

July 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Protect Your Future With Hedging

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain.”  When Aristotle uttered those words over 2000 years ago, he wasn’t talking about investing.  More likely he was referring to politics or ethics or something more esoteric than the stock market.  But I think his words make for excellent investment advice. […]

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How To Cash In On Oil Using Options

June 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
How To Cash In On Oil Using Options

There’s a great opportunity in oil right now, but you may not realize it. With the media focusing on the BP oil spill and the scary economic conditions, it might not be obvious.  Oil prices are undervalued and there’s money to be made off of the market’s mispricing. Take a look at the PowerShares DB […]

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The Secret To Trading The VIX

June 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
The Secret To Trading The VIX

Everyone thinks professional traders have these great secrets to trading – silver bullets guaranteeing profits.  It turns out there’s really nothing secret about being a good trader.  Discipline, timing, research – these are things anyone can do with time and effort. But there’s at least one exception to the rule, the VIX.  Professional traders don’t […]

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New Traders Must Read This…

April 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
New Traders Must Read This…

It happened again.  And it pains me every time I see one of these… I received an email from David H. who’s mad as hell.  You see, he “sunk his life savings into” a single option trade.  The trade didn’t work out as planned.  Now he’s wiped out. Don’t let this happen to you.  I’ll […]

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84% Of Investors Are Doing It… Are You?

February 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
84% Of Investors Are Doing It… Are You?

I just heard an amazing statistic.  According to one major brokerage firm (who will remain nameless), 84% of their active traders are using a simple strategy to make money in the markets.  It’s a strategy that works best when markets are trading flat or slightly up. The strategy isn’t complex… and today I’m going to […]

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Option Hedging Strategy

December 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Option Hedging Strategy

Early in my banking career I spent a good deal of time on the phone.  No, I wasn’t talking to friends or flirting with girls.  I spent hours on the phone developing contacts at institutional investment firms.  You’d be surprised how difficult it is to talk with a money manager running billions of dollars. I […]

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