May 5, 2011
- Ep. 5 - The Three Dimensions of Vertical Spreads
My friend, head coach, and trading peer, Jason and I are back, this time to wrap up our serial on the three dimensions of vertical spreads. This is our last episode. (…)
April 21, 2011
- Ep. 4 - The Three Dimensions of Vertical Spreads
We’re back again! My friend, head coach, and trading peer, Jason and I are back with our fourth episode of our video training serial on vertical spreads. (…)
April 6, 2011
- Ep. 3 - The Three Dimensions of Vertical Spreads
Did you miss us? It’s been about a week and as promised, my friend, head coach, and trading peer, Jason and I are back with our third episode of our video training serial on vertical spreads. Every week we intend to bring you a new episode. (…)
March 31, 2011
- Ep. 2 - The Three Dimensions of Vertical Spreads
My friend, head coach, and trading peer, Jason and I are back again with a second episode of our video training serial on vertical spreads. We’re doing an episode every week. (…)
March 22, 2011
- Ep. 1 - The Three Dimensions of Vertical Spreads
I’m trying something new as a post to this blog. My friend, head coach, and trading peer, sat down with me and we put together a video training serial on vertical spreads. We’re going to do an episode every week and post it here on the blog every Tuesday. (…)
March 7, 2011
- ATM Calendar Spreads, Aware of the Gotchas?
Over the years of being both an options trader and trainer, I have seen different option strategies that come into and out of vogue. It seems almost cyclical, like fashion. (…)
September 7, 2009
- What’s the Best Overbought / Oversold Indicator?
Now and then I get asked what are the best technical indicators to use in trading. (…)
May 6, 2009
- Do Fibonacci Retracements Fib?
Nothing ruffles feathers of some traders more than bringing up the mystical Fibonacci series! (…)
December 8, 2008
- Decision Time: Are You In or Out?
Team, we have a serious decision to make right here and right now.
The charts are telling us that a few investors are speaking loudly. (…)
October 16, 2008
- OTM Near-Term Vertical Debit Spreads
As we mentioned a week ago, the market has been extremely volatile. And extreme volatility exposes open positions to increased risk.
The catch? (…)
May 1, 2008
- Is Trading Stock Options a “Lone Wolf” Activity?
I remember one particular email I received a few months ago. Or maybe it was a comment on this blog. I can’t remember exactly where I read it. (…)
April 14, 2008
- How I Trade Stock Options
When I make a trade, I’m not looking to hold a position for a year, six months, or even three months. I want to enter and exit my trade within three to 40 days. (…)
February 14, 2008
- Three Rules for Option Trading
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I trade options lately. Many of those questions are really roundabout ways of asking if I have any hard and fast rules for trading options. (…)
February 1, 2008
- Text Book Trading Trainer Breakout Example
I was reviewing our ‘Charts our Interest’ videos from the last couple of weeks to trace the volatility - the schizophrenic roller coaster ride, if you will - of the market. (I create ~20 minutes of ‘Charts of Interest’ videos at the end of every trading session and distribute them to the members of our Trading Trainer Community through our members only website.) This kind of inventory taking, looking at what I’ve been through in the last weeks, always serves to ground me to make solid trading decisions moving forward. (…)
January 30, 2008
- Option Trading with Zero Risk
Everybody wants the leverage (and potential profit) that comes with option trading, but few people are eager to risk their hard-earned money to see if it will actually work. (…)
January 24, 2008
- How to Enter a Position
In a recent poll of Trading Trainer members, I discovered that one issue a lot of option traders have is determining when to enter a position. (…)
January 22, 2008
- Heads Up: Today’s Events Have Rendered Our Technical Analysis Conclusions Moot
Heads Up: After two days of massive sell offs in the Asian and European markets, the U.S. (…)
January 2, 2008
- The January Effect
Today is the first trading day of the year. (…)