Top 10 Reasons Why People Are Dead Broke And Spend More Than They Earn

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The number one golden rule for financial freedom is to spend less than one earns. Yet I continue to be saddened talking with friends and family over the last couple of weeks. And this mainly why I have started recently doing some weekend posts focusing on personal finance for the trader. It’s time we start…

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How Can I Exit A Vertical Option Spread Without Getting Creamed?

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Pretty normal question to ask. You have a vertical option spread that you need to exit but you don’t want to get creamed getting out of the position. Even for the most experienced traders this can be a tricky path to walk. So in this article, I’ll try to help explain how you can safely…

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How To Master Market Sentiment And Trade Before The Big Moves

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Market sentiment and the investor emotions are very powerful when trading stocks and options. If you learn how to master market sentiment you could find yourself finally making trades ahead of the next big move higher/lower. Today we are going to show you how to put a trade on and be confident that the position will…

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How I Was Dead Wrong In My Analysis And Yet Still Made Money With Credit Spreads

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So this past month my analysis of the market has been less than favorable. Along with a whole host of other traders, I have continued to feel like the next big move down is just around the corner. Sadly enough (with the help of the FED) this market continues to push the upper limits. You…

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Following The Herd Mentality And How It Hurts Your Portfolio

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The Herd Mentality is very strong in everything we do as human beings each day. New fashion trends, technology, social norms all are influenced by the general population. Ideas and trends start small, with only a few people jumping on board. Then acceptance becomes more widespread and the new trend becomes the new norm. It’s this Herd…

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How To Use The 200-Day Moving Average For Trend Trading

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Moving averages are very popular among beginning traders and investors. They are simple to use and give very easy indicators to buy/sell a stock. The 200-day moving average is generally the most talked about along with the 50-day moving average. I have both on my charts at all time and use them mainly for trend…

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Where Should You Turn For Options Education? (And Who To Steer Clear Of)

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When you are first starting out as a trader you will no doubt have a huge number of questions and concerns and you will want to know quick answers to things like, What can I expect to make in my first year? Or what is the best options strategy for me to succeed? There will…

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Understanding Options Trading Margin Requirements For Naked Options

Get ready traders – in this blog we are going to look at understanding the trading margin requirements for naked options trading and option selling. If you plan to sell options as part of your overall trading strategy, you need to understand how margin requirements work. In this blog, we will look in detail at what your broker…

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Personal Finance For The Trader: Are You Leaking Money?

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Personal finance is one of the most important aspects of professional trading. When your trading is your sole source of income, or even part of your “side income,” you need to make sure you are keeping tabs on every penny you spend elsewhere. Sure your spouse may have a job to bring in money – that’s great…

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How To Move Your Brokerage Account With Minimal Pain

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Your sick and tired of your old, stone-age broker and platform and it’s time to move right? Now your stomach drops…“How do you move your brokerage account with minial pain and hassle right?” For most people transferring money from one brokerage account to another case seem a little intimidating. But if you are in an unhappy…

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