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Relax, It’s Just Trading

By Walter Hill If you are thinking that “relax” is a word not often associated with trading than by all means you would be correct. However, in the same fashion that you would tell a kicker to relax before the big kick or a Quarterback to relax before leading the…

Letting Your Winners Run: The Disciplined Art of “Sitting”

By Ross Heart “Let your winners run.” Guessing you have heard that one a few times. Easy in thought and words, but perhaps the hardest investment axiom to follow – in my experience, even more challenging than “sell your losers.” In my last post, Understanding When Cash Is King, I referenced…

Options Strategies for Earnings Season

By Jeff Wilson In the previous post I talked about supplementing stock positions with options as part of a hedging strategy. In this article, I will talk about utilizing options exclusively into a binary event as a way to take advantage of high IV (implied volatility). Lock and Replace Let’s assume…

Understanding When Cash Is King

By Ross Heart If I were constrained to only one pearl of investing wisdom I’d have to select legendary trader Jesse Livermore’s line: “It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.” This coming courtesy of favorite and must-read Reminiscences of a Stock…

Options Trading Defined

Earnings season is right around the corner. And while I plan on posting an article specifically about trading options and/or stock into binary events such as earnings reports, today’s post will focus on defining some of the basic components that affect options pricing. Brad Tompkins has written a few informative…

Trading: This is How I Roll

By Andrew Nyquist To date, I’ve written and produced a lot of content pertaining to technical analysis. And this is for good reason. On one hand, technical analysis is a passion and strength of mine, and on the other hand, I enjoy teaching and sharing. As well, technical analysis is at the heart…

Options Basics: Using a Call Spread to Fine-Tune Risk/Reward

By Brad Tompkins So far in this series we’ve introduced option fundamentals along with a speculative bullish call trade, explored protective put options as a way to hedge portfolio positions, and saw how writing covered calls can be used for protection and income. Buying calls or puts are great ways to…

Forexology: Quick Facts on Trading the Forex

By Jeff Wilson Since I will be doing some writing about the Forex market and possibly sharing some of my trade ideas/setups down the road, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about some basic Forex fun facts and terminology. Here are a few interesting tidbits about…

Options Basics: Writing Covered Calls for Protection and Income

By Brad Tompkins In our last article discussing Trading a Put, we saw how options can be used to protect against losses in a portfolio.  We’ll expand that topic with a slightly different twist to see how options may be used to not only provide downside protection, but deliver additional income as…

Options Basics: Trading a Put

By Brad Tompkins In the previous article discussing Options Basics, we introduced options trading fundamentals and followed a sample Call contract trade. As a quick review, a Call option contract gives us the right to buy 100 shares of the underlying security and is a nice tool to place a speculative long…