Foundations: The End is Where We Begin Part 3

On April 23rd of 2020, I published my first Foundations of Stocks and Options blog Breaking Down a Stock Chart, which covered class 1 of FOSO Level 1. Since then, I have blogged my way through all twenty-four classes of the Foundations series and covered what I felt was the main takeaway from each class, […]

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Foundations: The Tools of the Trade

The Foundations of Stocks and Options class does an excellent job of bridging the gap between the uninformed novice to the informed student. As you travel across the bridge, you gain knowledge of the stock market, you gain an understanding of the tools which are available for you to use, and you gain a firm […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: High Wave Candle

What is it?The High Wave candlestick is a subcategory of the Spinning Top candlestick and just like the Spinning Top it is a clear sign of indecision in the marketplace. The body of a High Wave candle is can be either black (red) or white (green) in color and small in size. The small candle […]

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Foundations: Risk Management

We are closing in on the end of our blog overviews of the Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 3 class teachings, and it is time to take a more in-depth look at risk management as it was presented in class 7. After all, many people trade the stock market, and there are many people […]

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Foundations: Trading Effectively

Over the last few months, I have been taking a close look at each Foundations of Stocks and Options teaching. My primary goal has always been to present what I felt was the most essential aspect of each class session. Most of the classes focused on the nuts and bolts of trading, such as candlesticks, […]

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Foundations: Breaking Down Options Part 2

Today we are continuing our options journey by taking a closer look at trading options. Since this is ​my first time completely through the Foundations of Stocks and Options class, options are still new territory for me. However, it is the territory which I plan to map out and learn as we progress through FOSO […]

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Foundations: Breaking Down Options

In our last FOSO blog, we dove back into the world of options by covering the concept of call and put options, which you can review here if you like. In short, you purchase call options for bullish trades and purchase put options for bearish trades. Building on that foundation, we will delve even deeper […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Spinning Top

What is it?The Spinning Top candlestick is a clear sign of indecision in the marketplace. This is demonstrated by the candle’s small body which reflects the opening and the closing price of the stock were close in value. However, the short body of the candle gives way to long upper and lower wicks or shadows […]

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Foundations: The Two Types of Options

We introduced you to the concept of trading options back in classes 6 and 7 of Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1, and you can do a refresh reading of those two blogs here and here if you like. But in short, one of the best reasons for learning to trade options is their […]

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Foundations: Learning by Doing

In last week’s blog, which you can read here, we talked about setting up guidelines to help you manage risk and keep emotions out of your trading. The goal, at this stage of the Foundations of Stocks and Options journey, is to make informed trading decisions from a place of familiarity and understanding. The best […]

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