Stock Options And The 7 Factors That Determine Their Pricing And Value

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Understanding option pricing and value is critical to becoming a successful trader. How can you know what something is worth (or what it could be worth) if you don’t know what factors go into its price? Take gasoline prices for example. We all know that consumer demand, seasonal changes, crude oil prices, refinery productivity, state…

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10 Golden Rules For Trading Success Regardless Of What You Trade

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There are some basic principles and rules that will make you successful trading regardless of what you trade. These are interchangeable for stock traders, option traders, future traders, and even forex traders. It doesn’t matter what you trade, it’s how you trade that makes you successful or not! The 7 Day Challenge Only about 5%…

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Trading Calendar Option Spreads – Using Time Decay To Your Advantage

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Calendar Spreads are becoming more popular even though I don’t really favor them. It’s that not that they are a “bad” strategy, my trading style just favors others. Calendars are however a great tool to have in your portfolio and as part of your overall trading arsenal. Why Use Calendar Spreads? Calendars are a great…

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What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About Trading Iron Condors

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Iron Condors are a great strategy for option traders. But like all things in life, there are some key points that you need to understand completely before jumping in with both feet. Iron Condors are a relatively conservative, non-directional trading strategy that when used properly can produce some very nice monthly returns. As the payoff…

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5 Tips When Digging For New Stock And Option Trading Ideas

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Finding new trading ideas is hard work. Trust me I know, I’m constantly looking for the “low hanging fruit” when it comes to stock and options trading. I don’t want the trades that I have to over analyze and look at 100+ times over to confirm something. There are hundreds of securities to trade and…

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My Personal Morning Routine – Tips To Having A Productive Start

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I’m a morning guy. I like to wake up early and get started right away on the day’s work. I just feel more productive in the morning and as some of you know, it’s not rare that I’m emailing members at 6am or even 5am sometimes. That’s just me of course. Every option trader has…

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The 2 Most Important Secrets Or Principals In The Stock Market

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  Everyone wants to learn the “secrets” about trading the stock market. What are the “secret” indicators or the “secret” formulas? For most traders, predicting the behavior of the stock market is just like trying to train a tiger to walk on a leash – it’s virtually impossible! (unless your are this idiot) The North…

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The 8 Step Guide To Trading Stock Market Corrections Successfully

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Stock market corrections are hard to predict and can often times hit traders hard. The recent bull market has seen a few corrections and each has wiped away profits in a matter of days. Corrections are said to adjust equity prices back down to their actual value or support levels. In reality, prices go down…

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3 Ways At Home Traders Can Be More Profitable Than Professionals

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Most at home stock and options traders think that professional traders have some magical advantage, or secret, that makes them more successful. As an options coach to a lot of students each month, I constantly hear this “sob story” from some of the beginning traders. They think that if they only had this “secret” trading…

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Why Some RSI Indicator Strategies Are Wrong In Predicting Tops And Bottoms

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I’ve sure you have heard about RSI or the Relative Strength Index before right? Most traders use RSI strategies when looking at the market to help spot extreme areas – above 70 or below 30 – signaling oversold or overbought stocks. Personally I think when you hear someone talk about this you should cover your…

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