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2015-01-28

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Basically, just about any strategy you do with the longer dated options, you can do with weekly.. options, except now you can do it four times each month.

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It is also important to remember that Steady Condors reports returns on the whole portfolio.. including commissions. Selling options and iron condors can add value to your portfolio.

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Trading options without an understanding of the Greeks is like flying a plane without the ability to.. read instruments. Unfortunately, many traders do not know how to read the Greeks when trading.

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As we all know, risk and reward are directly related in trading. You must take more risk to get a.. larger return on the trade. There is a third parameter, which is related to a potential return

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Other Tags: Google Earnings Trade

Whether you are new to trading or just looking for more consistency in your trading activities, this.. post will show you several ways that you can leverage a small account to your benefit.

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When you start looking at the different ways in which trading results are analysed, you’ll notice.. that they fall into two broad categories, Aggregate Analysis and Return on Investment analysis.

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There are many ways to play earnings. Some people prefer to play them directionally, buying calls or.. puts. I think that earnings are unpredictable; hence I prefer to play them non-directionally.

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Other Tags: Lessons From Earnings Plays

Trading is exciting. Trading is hard. Trading is extremely hard. Some say that it takes more.. than 10,000 hours to master. Others believe that trading is the way to quick riches.

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When you start looking at the different ways in which trading results are analysed, you’ll notice.. that they fall into two broad categories, Aggregate Analysis and Return on Investment analysis.

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Trading is exciting. Trading is hard. Trading is extremely hard. Some say that it takes more.. than 10,000 hours to master. Others believe that trading is the way to quick riches.

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There are many ways to play earnings. Some people prefer to play them directionally, buying calls or.. puts. I think that earnings are unpredictable; hence I prefer to play them non-directionally.

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First of all, as a general comment, there is no such thing as guaranteed returns in the stock.. market. If there was, everyone who is trading the stock market would be a millionaire.

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As a non-directional trader, I'm trying not to be dependent on the market direction. My goal is.. to make money in any market. To achieve that goal, I need to constantly balance my portfolio in.. terms of direction and volatility.

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Our regular readers know that buying a straddle few days before earnings is one of our favorite.. strategies.

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When playing the pre-earnings trades, it is very important not to overpay in order to increase our.. odds. Determining what is a good price is not easy. Lets try to see what are the factors impacting.. our decision.

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Since I started an options trading newsletter over 3 years ago, I met a lot of interesting people. I.. also learned a lot about human psychology. Kindly take a look at this article. It provides some good.. perspective about Wall Street and human emotions.

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A professional trader (market maker) may prefer to sell stock short to hedge some trades. If he/she.. does not own long stock, then when expiration is near, deep ITM calls can be exercised and the long.. stock immediately sold.

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You might see sales pages showing you 200%+ returns on some cheap options they bought. But what they.. don’t tell you is that those trades happen once in a while and are not consistent.

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Option selling strategies constantly cap the maximum profit in your positions. If you are Short Puts.. and the market rallies +30% like it did in 2013, then you make money but the buy & hold investor

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Option is the contract or deal, that lets a person to sell (put) or buy (call), a certain asset.. before or on the specific date. There are about 72 options trading strategies. There three most.. commonly used options strategies.

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Other Tags: Option Trading

SteadyOptions uses a mix of non-directional strategies: earnings plays, Iron Condors, Calendar.. spreads etc. SO model portfolio is not designed for speculative trades although we might do some in.. the speculative forum

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Are there a lot of options that expire worthless? Sure. But there are also a lot of options that.. exponentially increase in value and expire in the money.

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Before I tell you why I think you should not trust any market forecasts from "investment.. gurus", I must say that I don't like the word guru in general. "Our world needs less.. gurus and more teachers.

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Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you and your families a lot of health, prosperity and happiness in.. 2015. 2014 marks our third year as a public service. We had a fantastic year.

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Options are an excellent investment choice for all types of investors. However, when it comes to.. options trading, there are many common mistakes that must be avoided.

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Steady Condors first goal is to manage risk and to prevent big losses. We don't promise you.. some absurd numbers like 10%/month or 5%/week.

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2015 marks our fourth year as a public service. We had a fantastic year. We closed 129 trades in.. 2015 which 117.3% non-compounded gain on the whole account based on 10% allocation or 200.6%

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When you start looking at the different ways in which trading results are analysed, you’ll notice.. that they fall into two broad categories, Aggregate Analysis and Return on Investment analysis.

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A bearish risk reversal would involve selling a call and buying a put. Today we’re going to.. examine the bullish risk reversal. The key with a bullish risk reversal is that you need to be.. prepared to buy the underling at the strike of the short put.

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Implied volatility is an essential ingredient of the option pricing equation. It is one of the most.. important feature for options traders to understand and know how it drives the prices of options.

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According to Pro-Trading-Profits.com, SteadyOptions average annual return since inception is a.. remarkable 124.6%, including commissions. Current Year Annualized Rate of Return is 284.9%.

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This is not a tricky question. Well, maybe a little bit. Any high school student would tell you that.. 0.80/0.25=220% gain. Correct? All gains have been calculated using margin requirements.

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Risk management protects you from making wrong, emotional decisions. If you can maintain this one,.. you have bigger chance for a successful career on the stock market than 99% of the novice traders.

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Options Trading is a business and in any business, there are costs. One of the major costs is.. commissions that we pay to our broker. While commissions is a cost of doing business, we have to do.. everything we can to minimize that cost.

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2017 marks our sixth year as a public service. It was an excellent and exciting year. We closed.. 113 winners out of 138 trades. Our model portfolio produced 171.0% compounded gain on the whole.. account based on 10% allocation.

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Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi.. Nakamoto. Bitcoin is a digital currency, created and held electronically.

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"If your trading system is so good, why to sell it for few hundred bucks? Why not to keep it to.. yourself and and earn a zillion dollars?" This is a question I'm frequently asked, from.. skeptics, but not only.

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The delta of an option is the sensitivity of an option price relative to changes in the price of the.. underlying asset. It tells option traders how fast the price of the option will change as the.. underlying stock/future moves.

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Trading options without an understanding of the Greeks is like flying a plane without the ability to.. read instruments. Unfortunately, many traders do not know how to read the Greeks when trading.

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Gamma is important because it shows us how fast our position delta will change as the market price.. of the underlying asset changes.

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For my first guest post on SteadyOptions, I poured through many potential topics before coming up.. with this article.  It was exciting, as the community is active and advanced – we could cover.. anything. 

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Vega changes when there are large price movements (increased volatility) in the underlying asset,.. and falls as the option approaches expiration. Vega is one of a group of Greeks used in options.. analysis,

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) follows the overwhelming pattern of this bull market's personality.. -- bullish momentum in a stock just days before earnings. Let's take a look at how just a two.. trading day period has been influenced so heavily by opt

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There are hundreds of options trading "gurus" and options newsletters promising you all.. kinds of ridiculous returns like "5% per week".

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Have you ever wondered what sets the best options traders apart from the amateurs? Why is it that.. certain traders can consistently outperform no matter what the market cycle?

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The options theta is a measurement of the option's time decay. The theta measures the rate at.. which options lose their value, specifically the time value, as the expiration date gets closer.

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Delta is one of the four main option greeks, and any serious trader needs to have a thorough.. understanding of this greek if they hope to have any chance of success in the trading options.

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When adopting an iron condor strategy, there are several decisions to make: Choose the underlying.. stock or index, Choose an expiration month, Choose strike prices, Decide how much cash you want.. to collect when opening the position.

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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?

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Most people believe that when placing a bet with multiple choices it is wisest to take the one with.. the highest probability.

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