Can't decide how long you want to commit to a position? Understanding strategy mechanics can help you align trade duration with your attraction.
Overtrading can be a killer to your P/L. The trick is to trade
consistently and always know what the markets—and your positions—are doing.
In a low-vol environment, pairs trades may offer unexpected opportunities. Here's how to choose among many combinations of bullish and bearish positions.
There’s a way to generate “income” from dead investments, even if they aren’t optionable—how to hedge mutual funds with options.
Once you've learned the foundational option spreads—verticals and calendars—and what makes them tick, the next step is knowing when to use them.
Vertical spreads and calendar spreads are designed to profit from a trend or the passage of time. Combining them can open up a whole new world for traders.
Yes, you can have a derivative on a derivative. But don’t let that scare you. Options on futures may be easier to understand than you think.
Two chip stocks look attractive. Which one do you buy? How about both. Confused? Welcome to the world of pairs trading. Where you don't have to decide.
You may have heard that trading is a giant conspiracy by the "1%" who make all the money. In truth, the market doesn't care. Here are some practical rules.
Without stock and options volatility, there are no trading opportunities. So to revere it rather than fear it–you need just need to “get it.”
There's a camp of traders who think a stock's next move is about as predictable as a coin toss. Just take your stock-picking hat off for a moment and focus.
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