Twitter Setting Up for 185% Profit

This morning my LOOT! readers received this in their inboxes. Twitter’s [TWTR] stock is trending both higher and more favorable to investors recently poised to test its multi-year high. Traders can use a limited risk option trade to ride this recent momentum using a vertical call spread. Twitter’s IPO in…

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China Just Shut Down It’s VIX…

While most of the world saw regional equity markets covered in red overnight, China’s Shanghai Composite rebounded, rising 2.2% for two reasons: i) a delayed reaction to global equity prices after the country’s 5-day Lunar New Year holiday and ii) China’s latest crackdown on anything that can precipitate a selloff, like a…

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How To Generate Income From Stocks With No Dividends

Most investors looking for income gravitate towards dividend stocks. There are times when those investors want to own a stock that doesn’t pay a dividend, especially if you want exposure to a fast-moving company that’s not in a position to return capital to shareholders in the form of dividends. You…

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Back to Basics Friday: The Biggest Options Myth Dispelled

One promoter who likes the idea of writing covered calls states that: “Over 75% of all options held until expiration expire worthless… That’s why you should do what the pros do and sell options to other people. After all, if most of them will expire worthless, why not collect some money for…

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Want Your Trades to Skyrocket? Use This Method…

What if there was a simple trick to juicing profits during earnings season, regardless of the direction of the stock. For trades, the number single biggest problem during earnings season is not knowing where a stock will move after its earnings come out. And that not know can make it…

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One Great Reason To Learn Vertical Option Spreads

This message goes out to all of the naked put sellers. For a moment, say the market has made an extended higher in your favor. There is a good chance you are getting a little nervous. Will the rally keep going, and if not, how I can protect my current…

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Beware Of This Scam

I know my readers would never mess with binary options, but for those who have thought about it comes a major warning by Britain’s financial watchdog group. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said unsuspecting consumers were being lured into buying fraudulent investments via social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and…

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A Simple Way To Boost Your Profits… Even If You Are Buy and Holder

Are you a buy-and-hold investor? I want you to pay very close attention to what we are saying. Most buy-and-hold investors will watch their gains disappear as volatility eats away at them. There is an incredibly simple strategy you can use to boost your ROI and hold those shares over…

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Options Trading Is Not Gambling, So Don’t Listen To People Who Say Otherwise

When people don’t understand something, they tend to cast aspersions, and investing in options certainly fits that bill. Options are incredibly misunderstood by both traders and non-traders so it makes sense that many people liken it to gambling with outcomes no different than sporting events. The differences are so much easy…

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The One Thing That Makes Me Successful

Today’s post has been written by Michael Lamothe of Chart Your Trade. One of the things that has transformed me into a successful trader is following a routine. That routine, like Michael, writes, is as important to a trader as breathing is to be alive. Successful trading is consistent.  Successful trading…

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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. With anything you are getting into for the first time, it is right to want to ask questions and find out all the information you can. When it comes to stocks, the more you know, the…

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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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