Category: Education

NVDA 10 for 1 Stock Split Discussion

Posted on June 7th, 2024

At the market closes today NVDA will execute its 10-1 Stock Split. What that means a person will have 10 more shares for every 1 share it owned prior to the close. If a person owned 10 shares they will wake up Monday morning with 100 shares of NVDA. That sounds great, and I contest […]

Options Strategy for when Options Implied Volatility is High or Low

Posted on May 17th, 2024

Meme Stocks Want to talk about RISKY? And what a risky investment looks like?  Look no further than what is called a ‘Meme Stock.’ A meme stock is a stock that is gaining or has gained viral popularity. Viral meaning it is getting pumped up due to online chatter and social media activity. Rarely are […]

Affective and Affordable Opportunity for Options Trading Mastery Education

Posted on May 10th, 2024

I am an options trader through and through.  I have investments for the long term, sure, but a major catalyst to my livelihood is trading options. I am also an educator.  With my company Toms Trading Room, LLC I am blessed to be able to combine my passion for both trading options and educating people […]

Options Trading Based on Momentum

Posted on March 22nd, 2024

When I say the markets don’t like uncertainty, I am talking about situations like we had this week with the anticipated announcement of what the decision the Fed will make regarding interest rates. About 10-20 trading days prior to the announcement there was this ‘will they cut in March or will we have to wait […]

My Recent Podcast for All Option Traders

Posted on March 15th, 2024

Here I am a week later with another Podcast for your viewing pleasure and options trading education. I provide my insights to the market overall at times and sometimes I break things down to a specific sector or what I call ‘corner’ of the market. If I see money flow going in to a sector […]

NVDA Earnings Popped the Stock and the Markets to Fresh All Time Highs

Posted on February 23rd, 2024

A Lesson in Options Implied Volatility This is what happened on Thursday, February 22, 2024. But there is an options lesson in here to discuss. I have written how one can assess a potential rice and percentage move higher or lower on a stock on their earnings announcement. Take the current or near term At […]

Combining the Best of Both Worlds Options and Stocks

Posted on February 16th, 2024

It only took one more day for the S&P 500 to close above the 5,000 mark. If there are people wondering if they should start investing this might compel them to do so. Everyone who thinks of investing to everyone who gets started investing in the stock market understands they have to buy a stock […]

The McDonald’s Indicator

Posted on January 26th, 2024

No, it doesn’t have anything to do with a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or Chicken McNuggets. I’m talking about a technical analysis indicator we call MACD. MACD stands for Moving Average Convergence, Divergence. It’s a very popular indicator for trend analysis. What is the MACD Technical Analysis Indicator The MACD can be interpreted in a […]

Straddling Stocks that Move Big into Earnings

Posted on January 23rd, 2024

Our best guide to successful trades is historic performance.  If you can find a stock that repeatedly rises into earnings or repeatedly drops into earnings coupled with Implied Volatility (IV) rush, you have a good chance of history repeating.  As I’ve spoken about in prior articles, this is at the heart of my directional earnings […]