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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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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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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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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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When To Take Profits In Stocks

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
When To Take Profits In Stocks

Knowing when to get into stocks is super important, no doubt – but just as important is knowing when to get out.  Have you mastered the art and the science of profit taking? Profits Are the Name of the Game It’s hard to imagine that anybody in the investing game doesn’t have one ultimate objective […]

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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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Understanding Market Timing And How To Profit From It

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Understanding Market Timing And How To Profit From It

There is money to be made in the stock market. How you go about investing however is totally up to you. Some investors are buy and hold types. This means they buy a stock, mutual fund or ETF and hold it for the long term. Other investors believe in market timing. Their goal is to capitalize […]

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Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

| July 20, 2018 | 1 Comment
Buy These 3 Stocks Profiting From Trump’s Trade War

I like to look for what are called contrarian investments. That is, trades where Wall Street is piled into one side of the ‘boat’. When this happens, the ‘boat’ has a tendency to ‘capsize’ turning into very large profits for taking the opposite side of the trade that Wall Street is on. There are several […]

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