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Trading Earnings Announcements without Getting Skewed July 1, 2013 5:19 PM   |  

Trading earnings announcements can be a fool's game. When volatility is high, trends can break after a company announces. Consider a few volatility tricks.

10 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Did You Really Go There? High-Probability Options Trading June 5, 2013 3:33 PM   |  

Anything can happen in one trade. But over a large number of options trades, high probabilities are what matter most.

4 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Killing Time: A Calendar Spread Trading Primer March 1, 2013 4:09 PM   |  

The calendar spread is another building block for spread traders. Though it's designed to profit when a stock goes nowhere, there's more to them.

13 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Special Focus: Vertical Spreads. Up, Down ... Who Cares? January 1, 2013 4:35 PM   |  

Buying calls and puts is great when the stars align. For the spread trader, anything is possible. And the vertical spread is all where it begins.

11 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Money Walks, Options Talk: Analyzing Option Prices January 1, 2013 4:30 PM   |  

Option prices can speak louder about the state of a stock than most analysts. You just have to listen and understand what they're trying to say.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Vol for One, One for Vol: Trading Volatility with Options Spreads October 1, 2012 12:16 PM   |  

Trading stocks over $100 can be tricky under any volatility backdrop. But with the right option spread, any volatility, high or low, will do.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Stickin' It to the Nerds: Building a High-Frequency Trading System October 1, 2011 10:14 AM   |  

If the quants are making all the money these days with high-frequency trading, what’s it gonna take to compete? Beat them at their own game.

7 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
On Beyond Condors: Strategies For Undefined-Risk Trades April 1, 2010 6:37 PM   |  

Option strategies for more potential profit, using undefined-risk trades that draw roots from their defined-risk cousins.

9 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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