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Which Is Better: Covered Calls Or Cash-Secured Puts?

| October 5, 2021
Which Is Better: Covered Calls Or Cash-Secured Puts?

Covered Calls and Cash-Secured puts seem to be the most popular choices among traders in finance and stocks. And for a good reason. The two trades in the same market, just on different terms. That’s right. And it all started with the same idea… Both kinds of trading are pretty much the same, except for […]

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Top Five Reasons To Be An Options Trader

| July 13, 2021
Top Five Reasons To Be An Options Trader

NUMBER 5 – ABILITY TO TRADE BOTH SIDES OF THE MARKET  You can trade the market up and trade the market down.  Most traders who buy stock don’t know how to trade the market to the downside.  With Options, it is easy.  You just buy a put option, and with the power of leverage, you can get into […]

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GME: A Lesson In How A Short Squeeze Works

| February 4, 2021
GME: A Lesson In How A Short Squeeze Works

If you watch financial news, you are probably aware of the short squeeze initiated by retail traders that drove share prices of stocks like GameStop Corp. (GME) up more than 800% in a few days. It was the biggest story last week. I do not think the news reporters did a very good job explaining the […]

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Five Key Indicators For Landing Top Profits

| January 21, 2021
Five Key Indicators For Landing Top Profits

I make stock and options recommendations based on what the charts—not the talking heads and suit-and-ties on financial TV networks—tell me. I spend many hours every week analyzing stock charts, support and resistance levels, moving averages, and numerous other technical indicators of the major indices and stocks to ensure that I’m bringing you recommendations that […]

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Three Of The Most Shorted Stocks Today Paying Dividends

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Three Of The Most Shorted Stocks Today Paying Dividends

Short selling is a trading strategy to bet that a stock price will fall. However, if many traders all short the same stock and the trade turns against them, they can get caught in a money-losing short squeeze. For high-yield stocks, selling short is often a bet on a dividend cut. When that doesn’t happen, […]

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Options Trading: Understanding Put-Call Parity

| June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Options Trading: Understanding Put-Call Parity

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they love covered calls for their conservative income generation, but would never sell a naked put because that’s too risky, I could retire from trading. The fact is a covered call is exactly the same, in terms of both risk and reward, of selling a […]

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What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

| February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
What Percentage Of Options Expire Worthless?

One of the persistent and pernicious myths regarding options is that 80% of all options expire worthless.  The number belies the fact that most options get closed well before expiration and can create some misleading belief that selling premium is the only sure way to make money trading options. We’ve all seen the marketing emails […]

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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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