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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Why the Long-Run Strategy Beats Market Timing

Two weeks ago, when the market was going through a rough patch, I debated engineer-turned-investment-advisor Mike Turner at the Orlando MoneyShow. The session was called “Which Is Better: Buy and Hold or Market Timing?” The timing couldn’t have been better. We were witnessing 1,000-point drops in the Dow, and attendees…

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Apple Options Traders Are Betting Big On 15% Share Gain

Options traders are betting AAPL’s stock will rise by more than 10 percent by June. Apple shares have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride to start 2018, with concerns over weak demand for the iPhone X continue to swirl, and the broader market sell-off.  It all sent the…

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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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Four Easy 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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100% Chance of New Highs in the Next Six Months

OK, so the headline is a little strong. I can’t know the future, of course. However… 100% of the time – over the past 90 years – stocks have been higher after going through what they just went through. Can you name another indicator that has called the market correctly…

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Taking An ‘L’ Might Be The Best Result

Most traders have a bullish mindset, and usually for good reason. Over the last 50 or so years, the market has moved higher. There will always be declines, but the market has always recovered losses and moved to all-time highs.  That’s just a fact anyone can see if you look…

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Back to Basics Friday: How To Read an Options Chain

Go look at the options chain… Does that make sense to you? If it doesn’t, today is your luck day. This video done by our friends at TraderFly.com illustrates exactly how to view an options pricing table, or chain, for even the greenest traders. Enjoy! — The Option Specialist

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Wall Street Created The Product That Helped Plunge The Market

So much for profiting off of a calm but booming stock market. The dramatic sell-off in stocks Friday and Monday forced a flood of buying in derivatives to close out one of Wall Street’s biggest trades: while buying stocks, traders were betting against volatility, which has been near historic lows….

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The Best Strategy for Profiting In This Market

We are following a very similar script from January 2016. So what exactly did we learn was the best strategy for profiting in a crashing market… Well, for most investors to make money, they tend to follow the market and go long when the market is rising. Alternatively, they go…

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Debit Spreads vs Credit Spreads – When Should You Use Each

Let’s say for instance you have targeted a stock or ETF setup you like and want to make a directional trade. Maybe some technical indicator alerted you to a possible turn in the underlying or you just needed to hedge your portfolio with a new trade. Whatever the case, you…

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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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