How To Develop Synthetic Option Strategies In Your IRA Or Retirement Account

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Options trading is super easy in a regular account. But it’s a who different laboratory when you have a retirement account. Getting creative with your positions can help boost your long-term portfolio profits. One way to do that is by trading synthetic options strategies. Today I want to cover 1 way you can develop a…

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3 Option Strategies To Use During Low Volatility Markets

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Low volatility trading is tough for option sellers like us. When markets are calm premiums are small and narrow – meaning that we cannot sell options far from the current stock price. So what’s a trader to do!? Staying active, and keeping position size small, is important but you don’t want to force trades into…

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What My Newborn Baby Taught Me About Investing Success

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This weekend my baby girl will be two months old! And yes the time if flying. . . Every day is an adventure full of learning how to raise a child. Just like starting out in the world of investing you can read all about it in books and get advice from those close to…

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How To Use Simulated Trades To Make Better Adjustments To Your Option Position

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If you’ve traded for any amount of time, you know that adjusting a current options positions is a necessary evil whether you need to save profits or reduce risk. At some point, you’ll have a position that needs adjusting. When it comes to making that adjustment, sometimes I like to use simulated trades to plan my…

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Make The Most Of Your Money (And Time) During Low Volatility Markets

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In times like this, where volatility is extremely low, great trades can be far and few between. As option sellers, we like to sell premium when volatility is high. When markets are calm, it’s hard to sit on your hands and wait for good trades to come around. We start thinking “creatively” about new ways…

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How I Negotiated A 17% Savings In Trading Commissions By Asking This 1 Question

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I contact my broker every year, around the same time, to negotiate on lower commission rates for my options trading. I’ve done this consistently every year, and each time I have successfully secured a saving. Before I show you how to go about it, you have to understand that you probably won’t get the same…

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Don’t Click “Send Order” Until You Know These 3 Numbers About Your Option Trade

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Right, let’s say that you have just spent hours analyzing charts and patterns, you have looked at various expiration graphs and carried out your trading checklist, so now you are now pretty convinced that your chosen options trade is an excellent choice with a high probability of success. Perhaps you have selected a 60-day, ten…

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The Case For Why You Should Never Manage Risk Once A Trade Is Entered

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We all know that classic axiom about investing; manage/control your risk throughout the trade. But did you know that it could hurt you? Yes, it’s true that managing risk could help you lose money! Taking trades off that are losers before they have the ability to show a profit might be detrimental. In this post,…

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The 1 Mistake You Make When It Comes To Diversification And How To Change It

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So many people in the investing world talk about diversification like it’s the end-all solution to risk. Spread all your eggs into different little baskets, so you don’t get hurt by the big bad market when things go south. Personally, I think this is a bunch of crap! Why would you buy a basket of…

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4 Daily Rituals For Conquering Your Trading Psychology

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If you are prepared to commit to doing a few small rituals every day, you can see powerful positive changes to your trading results. As emotional investors, we can have the constant conflict between what we consciously want and what our subconscious mind seems to be what we want or need. Henry Ford said it…

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