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The Pros And Cons Of Buying Weekly Options

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Pros And Cons Of Buying Weekly Options

One of the aspects I love about running the Options360 service is the member interactions I receive through live webinars and their ability to email me directly.  Members have the ability to ask me about specific positions and strategies, or general concepts. A recent question came from Agnes, who asked what the pros and cons of weekly […]

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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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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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