4 Simple Steps to Get You Started Selling Options

Are you are ready to start making money trading but you don’t know where to start? You want your investment returns to beat the market, but you don’t want to blow all your hard-earned money trying to learn how. I completely understand. When I started, I had the same exact…

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Five Reasons Why Myths About Option Trading Are All Wrong

We have previously discussed the myth that 80% of all options expire worthless, which causes many options traders to forgo one whole side of the trading equation. Namely, buying options. This week I want to pull back a bit and discuss some of the broader and more general myths that persist and…

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Kiss Unlimited Risk Option Strategies Goodbye – Forever

Unlimited risk option strategies get a bad rap in the investing community among newbie traders. And while our backtesting research has shown that unlimited risk positions like short straddles and short strangles generate the best overall returns, you might be restricted in trading them because of your account type or…

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Why You Should Never Look At Another Stock Chart Ever Again

Stock charts are a strange beast – they confuse us and seduce new traders in equal measure, and there are a lot of myths built up about how good they are and what they can do for us as traders. Their visual appeal seems to somehow blind us, and we…

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What Can I Realistically Make My 1st Year Trading Stocks And Options?

The only reason anyone starts trading stock options is to make money, and one of the most common questions people ask is “What can I realistically expect to make in my first year of trading?” It’s a critical issue, but you probably won’t like the answer very much. I don’t…

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Four Ways You Can Trade Weekly Options In Your Portfolio

In addition to the variety of monthly contracts available, many underlying stocks are beginning to offer weekly options. These weekly options can be employed in various trading strategies to manage both the theta and delta risk associated with options expiration. Overall, the growth in weekly options can provide a richer strategy platform…

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How To Protect Your Portfolio In A Down Market

OptionAlpha | Original Link The further the markets continue to run higher, the greater the risk that another major market correction or market crash will happen in the near future. The stock market has fallen 9 times at least 30% which is once every 10 years. Right now we’re riding…

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A No-Brainer Trade For The Digital Payments Boom

The exchanging of real dollars is becoming less and less common, as are the merits of doing so. Our digital, credit-fueled society has little room for the slow, paper currency of old. Even the tried and true transactions of the cash economy (i.e. small businesses and person-to-person exchanges for goods) are becoming better served by digital transactions, which are quicker and safer (both in personal safety and fraud).

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How to Pick the Right Stock Options Strategy For Wealth Building

Even after discussing and outlining the general process for how to pick the right stock options strategy in previous podcast and videos, I continue to get members who are confused how it should work and the steps one might take. I ultimately believe that in most cases you might be…

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Why Most People Fail Miserably At Trading Options (And How To Avoid It)

Facts are facts right? They can’t be argued. The truth is that most people who trade options fail miserably and lose money each year. But if you’re reading this blog, I think it’s safe to assume that you could be one of the people who prosper from options trading. Let’s be…

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Options Traders Expect Huge Moves In This Stock

Investors in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. AAOI need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Nov 17 th 2017 $40 Put had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today. What is Implied Volatility? Implied volatility shows how much movement the…

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Weird Things Are Happening With Gold

Last week featured two unusual stories on gold – one strange and the other truly weird. These stories explain why gold is not just money but is the most politicized form of money. They show that while politicians publicly disparage gold, they quietly pay close attention to it. The first strange gold…

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