How to Analyze a Stock in 10 Minutes or Less

Around the world of would-be stock traders, one central question seems to be common:​Which stock is about to go up?When I meet someone, this is their first question, after they find out what I do. However, I always meet their question with the same response: “You’re asking the wrong question!”It is understandable why so many […]

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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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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth about Options

Most traders have heard stories of how someone used stock options to make 300% or more in a concise amount of time. These stories are common among option traders. However, just as common are the stories about people who bought a stock option and lost everything. The end result is a divided set of opinions […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 9]

Last week’s blog covered the concept of Time Decay and how it affects your options trades. If you wish to review that blog or any other blogs in this series, please click on the Foundations of Trading blog category on the right-hand side of the page, which will instantly bring up all the blogs from […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 8]

Welcome back to our current Foundations of Trading Options blog series. Today we will focus on a topic that has been mentioned in more than a few of Chris’ option classes but has yet to be covered in my blogs: Time Decay. However, before we do, as a reminder, if you wish to review any […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 7]

We are back with our Foundations of Trading Options blog series, and today we will focus on the content Chris presented in class 5. However, before we jump in, please take a look at Chris’ Long Calls Strategy, which he presented in FoT Options Class 3 for when you are bullish on a trade, and […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 6]

Our Foundations of Trading Options blog series continues today with coverage over class 4. In last week’s blog, we covered a few thoughts from Chris regarding his Long Calls Strategy presented in FoT Options Class 3. In short, this is a strategy you can use when you feel a company’s stock is bullish. However, what […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 5]

Welcome back to our following Foundations of Trading Options blog. In today’s blog, we will cover a few thoughts from Chris regarding his Long Calls Strategy presented in FoT Options Class 3. However, before we dive into today’s topic, if you need or wish to revisit any part of our current options journey, please click […]

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Foundations of Trading: Options [Part 4]

In our last Foundations of Trading Options blog, we covered the concepts of Intrinsic Value and Time Value and how they function and operate when it comes to trading options. These are essential concepts to understand before we move forward with today’s topic. So, if you have not already, you can review our blog on […]

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