3 Unbreakable Laws You Must Obey To Be Successful Trading Stocks And Options

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Becoming a successful trader is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight or everyone and their mother would become traders. It’s a process of constant research and studying, which can actually be very mentally challenging (yet stimulating at the same time). There are no successful traders who made a killing on the first day – myself…

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2 Reasons Why Keeping Cash Is A Great Idea In Volatile Markets

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The past three weeks have been some of the most volatile trading in the last three years; all the more reason keeping a good stack of cash is a great idea in a volatile market. Most options traders incorrectly think that they need to have money invested at all times in the market. They force…

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Using Fibonacci Analysis To Predict Market Breakouts

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Fibonacci analysis is crucial to an options trader and almost all traders generally speaking do use retracements and extensions as part of their strategy. It’s a topic that I’ve covered multiple times before here on this blog as well. Over the years Fibonacci levels have proven to be exceptionally accurate at predicting market movements and…

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Options Trading Strategy For Deep-In-The-Money ETF Options

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) such as QQQQ, SPY, IWM and DIA all have a broad representation of the stock market, and so tend to be more stable and less volatile than individual stocks. They tend to settle into a trend, and hold it for longer, whereas stocks tend to bounce around all over the place.…

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21 Top Places To Get Real-Time Stock Market Quotes And News

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Everyone is always looking for the best place to find real-time stock market quotes and news right? And since companies are changing each their platform for stock market quotes seemingly everyday, it can be hard to find reliable news and quotes that are laid out in an easy to read manner. This list took me…

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39 Options Trading Life Lessons For Success And Profit

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I have been trading and writing this blog for the past 5+ years now. Really an unheard of thing online as most websites are dead after just 12 months. I have met and talked with a lot of great people and learned a lot of lessons that I wanted to share… Some of these ‘lessons’…

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Little Known Ways To Successfully Paper Trade Options

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Let’s face it, paper trading is a necessity for any options trader these days to be successful. The term Paper Trading simply means that you are pretending to trade financial instruments such as stocks, options, and futures using their current prices as would-be buy and sell prices. No real money is put at risk, instead…

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What Can I Realistically Make My 1st Year Trading Stocks And Options?

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We all start trading for one reason – to make money. And usually when we start you will ask yourself “What can I realistically make my 1st-year trading?” The pretty normal question to ask when you just start out I would say. I often find that most wannabe traders don’t have a clue as to what…

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Writing Covered Calls In Bear Markets – 4 Rules For Generating Profits During Market Declines

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Writing covered calls is a popular and generally conservative strategy that many investors use to generate a relatively consistent stream of income from their portfolios. In a nutshell, an investor who owns 100 shares of an optionable stock may elect to sell someone else the right to buy those shares from the investor at a…

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14 Characteristics Of Highly Successful Traders

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The typical list of success traits always includes characteristics such as discipline, focus, passion, commitment, determination, and confidence. Again these can be found almost anywhere and in any book you read. When applied right they can act as a framework for achieving success in all aspects of your life. I also intentionally left out #14…

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