Warren Buffett’s Portfolio – Shocking Truth About How He Trades Options

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I’ve told people for years and years that Warren Buffett’s portfolio and Berkshire Hathaway company publicly discloses that they are naked put option sellers. More specifically they sell index put options, the exact same strategy we use here at Option Alpha. Why Is This So Shocking? Honestly I always get a weird response when I…

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The 14 Stages Of Investor Emotions And Trading Psychology

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Markets have defined and specific cycles. This is because investors and traders are emotional – whether we choose to be or not. Everyone has the best of intentions when entering this business right? We all want to make a ton of money with as little risk as possible – who doesn’t. Where some traders fall short…

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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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