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Trading Coach – How To Avoid Frequent Trading Losses & Panic Selling

One trade could wipe you out… That’s what you hear and also sits in the back of your mind. Unfortunately, that is one of the fear mongering things you’ll hear and find. Yes, that can happen. However, that means you have too much risk on. Over the years, I have traded my own account, managed […]

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Mini Options – A Game Changer For Every Option Trader

Option traders, start your engines … a brand new game starts on March 18, 2013 ready, set, go!!! For years, the only options contracts available to retail investors were contracts that expired on a monthly or an annual basis. In 2010, a new type of option was introduced with a weekly expiration date. Every Thursday, […]

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Trading Computer – Tips For Getting the Best Setup in a Trading Computer

I’m often asked about the setup of my trading computer and what is a reasonable amount to spend on such a computer. I wanted to a take a few minutes to share my thoughts and help you in creating the best trading computer for your money. Since starting in the financial industry, I have always […]

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Trading Goals: Yours Could Be Hurting Your Options Trading

Over the weekend, I enjoyed my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season at Peet’s Coffee & Tea (PEET) with my girlfriend. An article in the weekend edition of the New York Times business section caught my eye. It’s not often that I take the time to write about an article that I read, but […]

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Covered Call Strategy – Best Way To Use Covered Calls

A lot of investors and novice traders are just unaware of the many possibilities options provide. Most start with just trading shares of stock in companies and never expand their knowledge outside of that realm. One of the most common strategies taught to most investors and traders starting out in options is called the covered […]

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Buying Options Vs. Selling Options – Which Is Better?

That is a question I’m often asked and the great aspect of options is that they are just math problem. One of the first things many new options investors are taught is that more than 67% of all options expire worthless. This statistic, which never had hard research behind it, is usually meant to instill […]

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How Money Is Made With Facebook Stock Options

As if most weren’t already too emotionally connected to Facebook, many are now financially connected with the companies recent IPO. Investors were hosed by the media when it went public on May 18th and bought shares because they were sucked into the hype. I found it very odd when I saw status updates of friends on my Facebook […]

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4 Steps To Having A Profitable Trading Mindset

Are you born with it… So many struggle in the financial market, that they just end up giving up and just hand it over to a “so called” professional. Even though they know the professional is not going to do much with it, they feel a sense of relief because they think it better with […]

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Options Trading System – 5 Steps To Better Options Trading

Before sitting down to write this post, I thought I would search the Internet to see what information existed on options trading systems. I was shocked to find that there was barely anything posted on the subject. Seriously! There are hundreds of websites, brokerage firms, and trading services that want to sell you their system. The reality is […]

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Pattern Day Trader – Pattern Day Trader Rules Un-American

I dare say it… …Un-American! In theory the pattern day trader (PDT) rules were created with the best of intentions, I find the regulations like this simply absurd! I honestly believe the regulations like this do more harm than good to the markets by keeping traders out of the market and limiting liquidity. I think […]

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