Swing Trading Indicators

The RSI Is One Of The Best Swing Trading Indicators A few weeks ago, I wrote a short how to article describing how to use swing trading indicators. The one indicator I focused on was the RSI or the Relative Strength Indicator. After I posted the article I received several questions and comments asking for […]

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Breakout Trading Strategies 101

Learn Channel Breakout Trading Strategies Step By Step Today I’m going to show you how to incorporate simple channel breakout trading strategies into our trading plan. Often times traders transition from short term trading to day trading using simple methods such as channel breakouts. I encourage beginners to start off with simple methods and only […]

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Inside Day Short Term Trading Tactics

Learn Important Day Trading Techniques The Right Way One of my favorite day trading techniques is to utilize swing trading or short term trading strategies and reduce the time frame to intra-day once I’m comfortable trading the strategy using longer time frame. Once I reduce the time frame I then determine if the strategy has […]

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Weekly Market Outlook Ahead 8-13-2017

U.S. markets suffered their second worst week of the year despite Friday’s slight rebound that ended a three-session slide. The technical damage to the major indexes hit the small-caps the hardest with the Russell 2000 breaching its 200-day moving average before holding this level into the closing bell. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq failed […]

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Understanding Delta and Directional Options Trading

One very important factor that many traders ask me about is how far in the money or how far out of the money they should go when buying an option. In essence, the issue is Delta, which is the Greek term for the expected change in the option for every dollar fluctuation in the underlying stock. Delta is […]

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Difference between American and European Style Options

Today, I’m going to discuss the major difference between the two styles of options, American and European. There are various differences between the two types of options that you need to know about. Not knowing the difference between the two options styles can cause unnecessary loss to your portfolio which is something that can be easily avoided […]

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Are You an Options Buyer or an Options Seller?

Often times when traders first begin trading options, they have a difficult time deciding whether or not they should be buying options or selling them instead. With stocks, you are limited to buying and selling shares.  But with options, you have calls, puts, combination spreads and to make things more confusing; different strike prices and expiration […]

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The Basics of Buying Call Options

In very basic terms, when you purchase a call option, you profit if the underlying stock goes up and you MAY lose money if the underlying stock moves lower. Because you don’t own the actual underlying asset, buying calls is substantially cheaper than buying stocks or any other underlying asset that you may be interested […]

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Choose The Right Call Option

There are many factors that go into deciding which call option to buy. One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make is focusing on the price of the call option, instead of the ultimate objective or the reason for purchasing the call option. The better way to approach this question is to determine exactly what […]

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Open Interest For Options Traders

When you examine an options chain, there will be a column that’s titled open interest, which can be a very useful tool for options traders. The open interest shows all open options contracts that are available for exercise have not been closed out. For example, if you opened or initiated a trade by purchasing 10 […]

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