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Understanding basic terminology and strategies for trading options

In short, options trading and investing has come to the masses; and at times it causes mass confusion.   Before you jump in, you should...

Investors Are Not As Smart As The Media Thinks – Trading Blog

In fact, almost every major publication on investing from Business Insider to Forbes to the Wall Street Journal has written pieces on the...

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...

8 Strategies For High Volatility Markets – Trading Blog

Common Trading Strategies during normal Volatility When markets are relatively quiet, like in 2017, active traders are normally searching for stocks with either high...

Selling Options Premium: Myths Vs. Reality

What is Selling Options Premium? Selling Options Premium is a general term that refers to Options Selling strategies (as opposite to Options Buying strategies)....

Combining Momentum and Put Selling (Updated) – Trading Blog

Selling puts on the S&P 500 has been a good strategy since the mid 1980's, based on CBOE's Put Write Index (PUT). In the...

James Cordier: Another Options Selling Firm Goes Bust – Trading Blog

It's All About Leverage and Margin The author is mentioning some low priced gold options:"So, you're recommending the August $1,100 puts. That gets us...

Options and Invisible Risks – Trading Blog

The "greed and panic" factor is not unique to options trading. Everyone who has bought stock and lost a big segment of capital...

How To Trade Alibaba Volatility With Options

It's time to take advantage of volatility. Fear, uncertainty, doubt, unclear news headlines -- these are all trade-able events, at anytime, without concern...

Another Options Selling Fund Goes Bust

The article title implies that those strategies are almost free money. And then there is no mentioning of risks at all. ZERO. Anyone...
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