Category: Education

Options Trading: Trade the Haystack NOT the Needle

Posted on January 24th, 2023

I teach what I do and the process I follow in options trading is three-fold.  1) Spot the Opportunity. 2) Crete an acceptable risk options trade and then 3) Manage that trade for profit or loss. This educational piece is going to discuss a concept in accomplishing number 1 – spotting an opportunity. The opportunity […]

Plan Your Option Trade and Trade Your Option Plan

Posted on January 13th, 2023

Many of you may have already heard that saying when it comes to trading.  I just threw in the word option as that is what I primarily am – an options trader. There are times where something comes up when watching the financial news networks that may say something about a trade you are already […]

Taking Profits on an Option Trade (Part 3 of 3)

Posted on January 10th, 2023

Read Part 2 Here! I want to wrap this 3-part educational series on Options Trade Management with education on types of closing orders. When gets into an option trade, whether it be a bullish or bearish one it is considered opening an order or having an open order.  Because options have an expiration date and […]

Taking Profits on an Option Trade (Part 2 of 3)

Posted on January 9th, 2023

Read Part 1 Here! Managing a Loss on an Option Trade The current 3-part series on basic option trading education is about managing your option trade.  Part one dealt with when to consider taking a profit on an options trade.  Today, part Two will educate you all on when to consider taking a loss on […]

Taking Profits on an Option Trade (Part 1 of 3)

Posted on January 6th, 2023

There are times in options trading one feels the markets are out to get you and it seems a gain or a win is never going to happen gain.  That is only true if you stop trading completely. There are times where a gain happens, and you are unsure if you should close the trade […]

What is the PPI and the CPI?

Posted on October 10th, 2022

These two key economic pieces of data are due out this week and if the markets react like they did the last time they were reported it will be a volatile week! PPI: Producer Price Index This report is due out Wednesday. The PPI is a grouping of indexes that measures the average change over […]

A Quick Lesson on Inter-Market Analysis: Part Two 

Posted on September 27th, 2022

A Quick Lesson on Inter-Market Analysis Part Two The key thing I wanted to educate everyone on yesterday in my Part One lesson is I am trying to assess a directional bias for the financial markets overall.  I then try to drill down as to what sector or corner of the market is seeing a […]

A Quick Lesson on Inter-Market Analysis: Part One

Posted on September 26th, 2022

When one hears the term ‘inter market Analysis’ what does that mean? Inter market analysis is a method of determining the strength or weakness of one or more asset class(es) or one or moresection of the financial markets relative to other related asset classes or financial markets respectively. One thing those of you readers or […]

Price Volatility in the Stock Market is Still with Us – Thanks Amazon

Posted on April 29th, 2022

If one looks at the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on a day like yesterday they would think Wow! The markets are  on fire and things are going really well! But for those of us that have been paying attention to the markets and this is a large part of our livelihood you […]

6 Trading Skills to be Successful (Pt 6 of 6) 

Posted on April 18th, 2022

Read the fifth part to the series here. Skill #6 Never Stop Learning: Trading is a Lifelong Experience Trading is a lifelong experience so long as you choose it to be. To be the best, you have to constantly educate yourself;  After all, the markets are constantly changing, and you need to be able to […]