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Focus on the Process, not the Outcome – Trading Blog

They get all wrapped up in their trading results each day, sometimes new traders will even be watching their results each hour. They...

Covered Calls –Does Rolling Forward Mean Higher Risk? – Trading Blog

The forward roll works because a later-expiring contract at the same strike is always worth more, due to higher time value. So you...

Selling Options When Implied Volatility is High – Trading Blog

As public fear escalates, demand for protection against downward shifts in the stock market increases with it. This boosts the premiums for options...

Should You Close Short Options On Expiration Friday? – Trading Blog

The best time to open a short trade is the Friday before expiration. With only one week to go, there are seven calendar...

50 Best Trading Quotes | Inspirational Trading Quotes

“After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: it never...

Digging Deeper into the Inflation Threat – Trading Blog

More concerning is that the Fed’s approach to dampening inflation could actually stoke it. In that vein, we want to share further thoughts...

The Tradeoffs Of Strike Selection – Trading Blog

How Simple is a Simple Options Trade? Like all options setups, short puts do involve risk (see risk plot below); however, I won’t spend...

Synthetic Long Stock for Extreme Leverage – Trading Blog

However, the cost to open the position is close to zero and may even produce a small credit. A couple of examples, both using...

The Magic of Compounding, and the Tyranny of Taxes – Trading Blog

If you could double a dollar every year, for 20 years, how much do you think it would be worth? Before glancing down,...

How Hedge Funds Use Options – Trading Blog

Whenever I see trades that I’m not necessarily executing, but that I feel will give my Cabot Options Trader subscribers a feel for...
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