Mastering Candlesticks: Doji

​What is it?The Doji candlestick is recognized by the candle’s open and close prices, which are usually the same. This produces an easy to identify small to nonexistence candlestick body that resembles a cross or plus sign and can be either black (red) or white (green) in color. The absence of a candlestick body signifies […]

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Supercharge Your Trades Selling Options

Some people believe options should be traded, and some believe they should not. Option traders are convinced options provide the best opportunity to make a large profit quickly, and for the most part, those who stay away from trading options tend to think of options as too risky. Even in the realm of options traders, […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: Trading Plans

Ever since the marketplace was first created, investors have been trying to crack the code and discover the secret to making money via trading, which is not the easiest thing to do. After all, the market is a place of endless opportunities, choices, and potential outcomes. Even for the most experienced and diligent traders, there […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: The Ultimate Dividend Part 4

Step #3: ​Selling Covered Call Options Against Your StockNow that we own the stock, we can execute a favorite strategy among investors. This is called selling covered calls, and here is how it works: each month, you sell a call option at a price you would be happy to sell the stock at. That is […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: The Ultimate Dividend Part 3

In last week’s blog, which you can read here if you like, we ​took an in-depth look at step 1 of the ultimate dividend, which ​covered finding a dividend-paying stock that you want to own. Today we will be reviewing step 2 ​which covers owning a dividend-paying stock and using it to your advantage.Step #2: […]

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Why Did My Stock Go Up and My Call Option Go Down?

Have you ever bought an option, watched the stock move in your direction, up for a call option and down for a put option, and then noticed your option went down in price? You wonder to yourself how this could be. While no one likes to feel confused about their account balance, there are a […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: The Ultimate Dividend Part 2

In last week’s blog, which you can read here if you like, we laid out the three steps to utilizing the Ultimate Dividend strategy in your options trading. Today, we ​are taking a more in-depth look at step 1, which is finding a dividend-paying stock that you want to own.Step #1: Find a Dividend-Paying Stock […]

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Cash Flow Trader Blog: The Ultimate Dividend Part 1

A Multi-Step Strategy That Can Maximize the Value of Your StockPeople often compare trading options to real estate investing, and like real estate investing, options trading can be an incredible money-making opportunity. The trick is to have the right cash flow strategy in place, and my favorite options strategies of all time is the ​Ultimate […]

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Beyond FOSO: Approaching the Data

In Chris Burgess’ class Beat the Market, he presents three different methodologies or ways to look at or interpret the data you collect. You can take the data-driven approach, which looks at market data and draws logical conclusions and predictions. You can use an event-driven approach that looks at world events and then judges how […]

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Mastering Candlesticks: Hammer Candle

What is it?The Hammer candlestick is a subset of the Spinning Top candlestick, which we covered here. A Hammer candlestick’s body can be either black (red) or white (green) in color and is usually small in stature. The small candlestick body signifies the stock’s opening price, and the closing price of the stock was close […]

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