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Using Call Options as Upside Insurance

Everyone knows that put options are an excellent protection against a down move. Well, call options can be an excellent protection against an up...
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Options Education: Understanding Synthetic Stock

“I just want to say one word to you, just one word, synthetics” Obviously this is play on the famous quote from that fine old...
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Options Trading Education: Define Your Risk

Unless one is a professional options trader, their options trading setups should include well-defined risk. I do not advise being naked options short, even net...
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Trading Options In Three Dimensions

“It is often easier to tell what will happen to the price of a stock than how much time will elapse before it happens”...

Welcome Note From Randall Liss, New Contributor and Options Guru

By Randall Liss     It is my great pleasure and privilege to have been invited to be a contributor on this fine site....
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Trading Iron Condors: Try a Condor But Don’t Lose Your Shirt

Make 10% per month!! Sounds great doesn't it? That's what a lot of option trading websites are claiming these days. Are they false claims?...
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Buying Put Options for Investment Protection

By Jeff Wilson     After writing some lengthy multi part articles, I’ve decided to make this next post to be a lot shorter. Nevertheless, I...
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AAPL Options Analysis and Review: A Post-Mortem

By Jeff Wilson If you had the chance to read my pre earnings article summing up Apple (AAPL) options trading ideas (from both sides), here is...
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Multiple AAPL Options Trading Ideas For Varying Viewpoints

By Jeff Wilson If you’re reading this, chances are this is the Nth article on AAPL options trading ideas and/or earnings that you’ve read. And if...
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Exposing the VXX: Understanding Volatility Contango and Time Decay

I have been analyzing this market anomaly for some time now and am glad to be able to showcase my findings here on See...

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