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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading Options

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading Options

As Charles Schwab (SCHW) led the charge into zero commission trading — which was quickly followed by everyone from other discount brokers such as E*Trade (ETFC) to full-service funds such as Fidelity – was rightly viewed as a boon for most traders. But one of the unintended consequences might have been that ‘no transactions fees’ […]

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The 6 Rookie Mistakes Options Traders Should Avoid

| December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
The 6 Rookie Mistakes Options Traders Should Avoid

As most normal people are winding down the year and finishing up their holiday shopping, I thought this would be a good time to review some of the common mistakes traders make when using options. As shoppers have become increasingly savvy in finding online bargains and discounts, we see similar behavior spilling into other aspects of […]

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A Simple Way To Trade Silver

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
A Simple Way To Trade Silver

Is there a simple way to understand silver? Yes indeed, silver analysts – including your friendly Gold Enthusiast – do sometimes prattle on about this and that factor, and how the silver markets are paying attention to this right now, that a bit later. What if you just wanted a really simple way to trade silver? We’d […]

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An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
An Easy Covered Call Shows How Powerful This Trade Can Be

Greetings from the Las Vegas MoneyShow! This event is always one of my favorites to speak at every year. It’s a great place to meet with other options traders or traders who are looking to learn how to start using options. This year I’m presenting primarily about overwriting (selling options in conjunction with owning stocks) […]

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The Complex Truth About Trading In A Bull Market

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Complex Truth About Trading In A Bull Market

We’re back in a bull market, with many of the major indices tipping all-time highs. We all know that during such periods, everyone can look smart. But, after last fall’s swoon, many are treading carefully wondering if it is safe to join the party, or does prudence take precedence and suggest it’s time to take […]

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Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Using Covered Calls To Increase Your Return In Twitter

I’ve just returned from the Orlando MoneyShow and was very impressed at the amount of investors and traders looking to learn more about options strategies. I had the opportunity to deliver two different presentations to the options-oriented folks. One of the topics I spent quite a lot of time on was covered calls. Of course, […]

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What Is Volatility, And How Can It Affect My Stock Positions?

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
What Is Volatility, And How Can It Affect My Stock Positions?

In the stock market, as in life, we must expect some volatility.  But what exactly is volatility, and what do we need to know about it? Often Used, Often Misunderstood If you listen to the talking heads on financial television programs, sooner or later you’ll hear the term “volatility.”  The thing is, they don’t bother to […]

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How To Protect Yourself Against The Next Market Crash

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
How To Protect Yourself Against The Next Market Crash

The New Year is rapidly approaching, but instead of a Santa Claus Rally we’re mostly just seeing further declines in stock prices. The S&P 500 is already down about 6% in December alone – and has dropped nearly 3% for the year. That’s hardly the year most were expecting 2018 to be. Unfortunately for stock […]

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Be Like Buffett

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Be Like Buffett

Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha himself, hasn’t written an investing book but has nonetheless imparted pearls of wisdom through the years.  So how can we mortals model our investing methodologies on his timeless principles?  A Giant for the Ages Some of us might be able to recall the ad campaign of yesteryear that enjoined […]

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Gold Prices: Rebounding On Trade War Fears

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gold Prices: Rebounding On Trade War Fears

Gold prices popped overnight as fears of a trade war grew.  President Trump, in a moment that will likely come back to haunt him, tweeted “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” In response, traders sold US dollars and bought some gold.  You can clearly see the moment on the 5-day chart of GLD (bars) compared […]

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