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Best Trading Articles 11/12/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Selling Straddles: Too Risky?

A question from a reader: "I sell straddles, usually 30-45 days prior to expiration on the SPX index at the current market price. What do you think is the best option strategy to offset large moves up/ down? Would buying a straight put (or a put spread) be best? It's an expensive route to take and just wondering if you have another solution?"

Options and Probabilities

The more I talk with traders, read articles and listen to commentators the more everyone seems to be talking about what is the “most probable”. Certainly we all like the thought of being on the right side of a trade and assessing probabilities can play a large part.

Best Trading Articles 11/05/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Should You Trade Weekly Options?

Weekly options, first introduced by CBOE in October 2005, are short term options as opposed to traditional options that have a life of months or years before expiration. Originally, new series for Weekly options were listed each Thursday and expire the following Friday. 

FANG Stocks Killed It. Again.

FANG, an acronym created by Jim Cramer a few years ago, is representative of four of the most popular and best-performing tech stocks in recent memory - Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG). How those four stocks are relevant to us?

Options Expiration: 6 Things to Know

When you sell options, expiration is an anticipated event. When you own options, it's something to dread. There's much more to an options expiration, and if you are a newcomer to the options world, there are things you must know to avoid unpleasant surprises. 

Best Trading Articles 10/29/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.

Reverse Iron Condor Strategy

The Reverse Iron Condor (RIC) is a limited risk, limited profit trading strategy that is designed to earn a profit when the underlying stock price makes a sharp move in either direction. The RIC Spread is where you buy an Iron Condor Spread from someone who is betting on the underlying stock staying stagnant.

Amazon Missed, And We Don't Care

Amazon reported earnings after the close today, and the company missed expectations on profits. It happened only once since 2014. Is it just a bump in the road? Or a sign of upcoming pullback? Should you buy the pullback? Or should you take your money and run?

Trader Mindsets

Traders are human and when they undertake anything new, they come to the table with certain preconceived notions or habits, or mindsets. It pays to take advantage of your education and experiences and apply appropriate lessons to any new challenge, including becoming a successful trader.

5 Stages Traders Go Through

There are 5 stages every trader will go through over the years. You can’t skip one and knowing which one you are in and being totally honest with yourself is essential. Excellent post from our friends at Tradeciety. Which stage are you at right now? Try to answer this question as best and honest as you can. 

Best Trading Articles 10/22/16

Reading as much as we can about trading always helps us to improve and become better traders. I'm pleased to share some of the best trading articles, podcasts and videos from some of my favorite traders, bloggers and educators. If you came across an interesting article please share it in the comments section.