5 Reasons Why I Never Sell Options On Single Stocks And Neither Should You

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Yesterday Netflix (NLFX) reported earnings and in after-hours trading the stock was down more than 25%. Yes in a matter of minutes, 25% of the market value of this poor company was gone! Today the stock closed down by nearly 35%. So what’s the point of all this Kirk? Well, I wanted to use NFLX…

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Will My Short Option Contract Be Exercised Or Assigned At Expiration?

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During expiration weeks I get a lot of questions about options exercising and assignment. Mostly traders are concerned that their short option contracts or spreads will be assigned at expiration. In an effort to help calm the nerves during the crazy period, I decided to put together this guide to help you understand your risks…

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Top 8 Places To Park Your Cash Savings During Volatile Markets

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Sick and tired of the recent market volatility and watching your portfolio value swing? Today I decided to cover 8 places to park your cash during these volatile markets. If you are not invested already you are probably wondering where to put all that hard earned cash for a while until things calm down. Just…

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How To Use Chart Patterns To Set Stop Loss Levels

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Chart patterns are great tools for traders. Their visual and predictive nature make them a favorite for stock traders especially. But, using chart patterns to set stop loss levels are an often overlooked benefit, and yet they are one of the easiest ways to manage risk. Don’t Focus Just On The Entry We all spend…

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Impulsive Trades

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There is no secret sauce to control your trading psychology on ever single trade – but you can get better at it over time. More often than not it’s the impulsive trades that become destructive to our portfolio. You know the trades we make on a whim and hope with no more than 15 seconds…

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

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Keeping up with the financial market news and finding real time stock quotes is a really important aspect for anyone who wants to trade options but it can be a challenge with companies news changing daily and platforms for real time stock quotes coming and going on a daily basis. So we have done the hard…

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