Back to Basics Friday: Credit Spreads For Quick Cash

As an investor, would you like to know you profit potential AND exactly how much money would risk on each trade? If you answered yes, credit spreads are for you! In very fancy words, spreads are a useful risk management tool for traders, but they are also a very predictable…

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The 5 Laws of Options Trading Everyone Should Obey

Most new investors think the options market is a place to take small accounts and virtually overnight turn them into fortunes.  This is one of the hardest things to retrain, because the truth is further from that reality. In fact, more than 90% of options traders, unsophisticated ones, lose money. …

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Bitcoin Options Could Be One Thing That Could Calm This Beast

Quite frankly, today is one of the most anticipated market events of my lifetime. Never before has there been a singular event as watched as the introduction of bitcoin futures. Futures are a welcome addition to investors looking to invest in bitcoin. However, the derivative that would have the most…

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It’s Happening: Bitcoin Futures Are Set To Trade on Wall Street

Imagine for a second you had invested a bunch of money into bitcoin a few years ago. You wouldn’t be reading this, you’d be on your yacht sailing around the world… But, like most investors you probably missed the boat, or worse, have no idea to invest in bitcoin. On…

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Warren Buffett’s 10% Profit Booster You Can Start Using Today

Among Warren Buffett’s biggest winners is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). Buffett owns 400 million shares of KO and paid an average price of less than $3.25 a share. Today, that stake in KO is worth about $18 billion, which means Buffett has made nearly 1,200% on his investment. Buffett obviously made…

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Why Options Should Be A Major Part of Your Lifelong Investing Strategy

Many investors who have joined me over the years have either been new to options or moderately experienced. Once you have gained a level of experience and confidence trading stocks, it is usually time to expand your knowledge into different areas, especially options. Why options? There are too many reasons…

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An Easy Way To Make Your First Options Trade

When I talk to traders, I tend to ask them if they understand options. About 75% of the time, I find, regardless of their experience with stocks, most traders do not trade options. The psychology of that answer in most cases comes down to intimidation. Options can be very intimidating,…

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How To Find The Best Options To ‘Sell’

Smart investors are always looking for high percentage trade setups because smart investors know they will not be right all of the time. Credit spreads and iron condors are two very popular options trading strategies that can have success rates as high as 90%.  In my own trading, I find it can…

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Back to Basics Friday: Calls and Puts

Options trading can be attractive to investors because it offers flexibility based on ever-changing market conditions. Up, down or sideways markets become irrelevant because there will always be a strategy. Savvy option traders know that can use strategies to suit their goal of generating income, hedging other investments or simple speculation….

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Things To Avoid When Trading Around The Holidays

The holiday season can be so seductive for a number of reasons. And at this time of the year, many people start phoning it. It seems like such a great time to trade. The wife is out shopping, the kids are still in school. You fire up the computer, log…

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Impulsive Trades

There is no secret sauce to control your trading psychology on ever single trade – but you can get better at it over time. More often than not it’s the impulsive trades that become destructive to our portfolio. You know the trades we make on a whim and hope with no more…

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How Selling Options Changed Everything For Me!

It is no secret among my group of friends that I was a terrible trader. For many years, the joke was always on me. I had opened a trading account with $100,000 back in 2005, and by the time 2016 rolled around, I had about $50,000 left over. The account…

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