Mar 26

Can I Buy Stocks Just For The Dividend?

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DIVIDEND CAPTURE Strategy

One seemingly profitable trading strategy is dividend capture.Here, an investor focuses on buying stocks just before the stock’s ex-dividend date in order to collect the dividend payment and quickly selling the stock afterwards.This seems like an almost risk-free strategy because you are only holding the shares of stock for a short period of time, while […]

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Mar 21

Which Financial Markets Should I Watch?

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markets to watch

Newer options traders often ask, “What stocks should I watch?”.  There are in fact over a 1,000 publicly traded companies on which you could keep tabs, but in this article we’re going to talk about the few futures markets you should watch.   You don’t have to actually trade futures contracts, but these specific futures markets […]

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Mar 01

Is The Stock Market Predictable?

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STOCK MARKET PREDICTABLE

Many Wall Street professionals will tell you that they can predict future stock market shifts. They might claim to use complex algorithms or advanced technical indicators to determine future stock prices. While they may be right occasionally, we believe that such prediction is fundamentally an act of guesswork, and that it is in fact impossible […]

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Mar 01

54 Options Trading Tips For All Skill Levels

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54 OPTIONS TRADING TIPS

Investors are always looking for tips to help improve their options trading results. We are no different, so we created a list of 54 tips for options traders. Trading options the right way allows you to have a high probability of success, which leads to consistent trading profits. In fact, we can construct options trades […]

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Feb 20

Option Moneyness [Explained]

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Options are classified as In-the-Money (ITM), Out-Of-The-Money (OTM), and At-The-Money (ATM), three categories which describe the position of the option strike price relative to the current stock price. These categories are called option “moneyness.” Let’s take a look at these moneyness categories with examples. In-the-money (ITM) An option contract is said to be in-the-money when […]

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Feb 14

How to Read Option Profit/Loss Diagrams

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reading option pl diagrams

Option profit/loss diagrams visually represent an option strategy’s profits or losses as the different inputs into the pricing model change. As you dive deeper into more complex options strategies with multiple buying and selling options, these diagrams will be the key to seeing how to profit from time decay and volatility (factors unrelated to stock […]

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Feb 12

What Is Our Edge In Options Trading?

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Every successful business has some advantage over its competitors, and the options trading business is no exception. In this post, we’ll explain our edge in options trading; understanding our strategy is one of the most important steps you can take towards becoming a successful options trader. Since successful options traders operate a lot like insurance […]

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