Category Archives for Choose A Winning Strategy

Supercharge Your Trades Selling Options

Opinions can be quite polarizing, particularly in the world of trading. When it comes to options, there are those who believe options should be traded and those who believe they should not. It’s just the way things are! For the most part, option traders are convinced options provide the best opportunity to make a large profit […]

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

Most active traders have heard fantastic tales of how such and such trader used stock options and made 300% or more in just two weeks. 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 result is a fairly divided set […]

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Why Do Stock Options Seem So Risky?

When I talk with traders about using stock options I am often met with heavy resistance. Usually it is because people have a hard time conceiving one of the core concepts of options, and consequently they assume they are risky. For some people the difficulty is in understanding why there are so many strike prices. 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 trade go in your direction (up for a call option, down for a put option) and noticed that your option actually went down in price? How could this be? A few weeks ago two of our students, Jim and Kara, visited our office from way up in Minnesota. […]

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Trading Options, Are You Set Up to Fail Before You Start?

Trading options is one of the most efficient ways to take quality profits out of the market. The built in leverage allows a trader to lower their capital requirements, decrease their risk, and increase their ROI!  Who wouldn’t want to trade options? However while options do provide great leverage and a very flexible instrument for trading, […]

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The Day Trading Journey

Should I day trade? This is a question I get asked often from students. My answer though is not always black or white. There are many factors each student needs to consider. Do you need to make immediate income from your day trading to pay your bills? If the answer to that question is a resounding YES, […]

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How Options Can Lose Money, Even When You’re Right!

Have you ever bought options, watched the stock do exactly what you expected, and gone back to sell only to discover it is now worthless? Option pricing can be a bit complicated and as a result, can sometimes leave traders feeling a bit sucker punched by the fact they just lost money on a trade they […]

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Lower Your Risk with Stock Options

Stock options are a great tool for many outcomes. We can use them to get better leverage on a trade, create more consistent profits, bring in cash during a stagnant market, hedge positions – the list of uses can go on and on. Let’s Look At SPYIt’s easy to look at a trade like this SPY […]

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Four Option Trades You Can Master

When most people think about stock options they immediately think one word: Complicated …Then the next word they tend to think is “risky.” In this blog I’ll show you four option trades you can master. There is truth to the idea that stock options can be complicated and when things get more complicated they tend to become a […]

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Interview: Keith Schneider from Market Gauge

Prefer to read? Below is a transcript of the interview!Introduction Jeremy: Well. Hello everybody and welcome to this very special audio interview that I had a chance to do with, uh, the great Keith Schneider co-founder of Market Gauge. Uh, some of you know, Keith, most of you probably don’t, and he’s one of those […]

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