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Pattern Day Trader: The Ultimate Guide [2019]

Pattern Day Trader Rule

The pattern day trader (PDT) rule may affect you whether you know it or not.The PDT rule was put into place by the SEC on September 28, 2001 and affects your ability to make day trades.In this guide, I want to show you exactly who is affected by the pattern day trader rule and ways […]

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What’s The Difference Between Futures And Options? [Futures vs Options]

futures vs options

If you’re serious about active investments, you NEED to know the difference between futures and option. Why?Well, futures and options are totally different financial assets that require different trading strategies. In fact, many new traders think they are the same thing, when in fact they are not.In today’s guide, you’re going to learn everything you […]

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Tastyworks Trading Platform: The Definitive Guide [2019]

tastyworks trading platform guide

This guide has everything you need to know about the Tastyworks trading platform.If you’re new to options trading through Tastyworks, I’ll show you have to get started with the Tastyworks trading platform.And if you’re an options trading pro? I’ll reveal advanced tips, tactics and strategies that you can use to produce a better performing options […]

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Leverage And Margin In 2019: The Definitive Guide

Leverage and Margin

This is the most comprehensive guide to margin trading on the planet.The best part?I’m going to show you how to safely use margin and leverage to enhance your portfolio returns.In short: if you want higher portfolio returns, you’ll love this guide.Let’s get started.

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Shorting Stock in 2019: The Definitive Guide

Short Stock Definitive Guide 2019

Shorting Stock in 2019: The Definitive GuideIf you’re serious about making money in the stock market, you need to understand shorting stock.  Why? Well, the market doesn’t always go higher. In fact, the stock market goes higher only about 50% of the time.  Instead of waiting it out or losing money when the stock market goes lower, […]

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Options vs. Stocks: Which is better? [3 reasons]


In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of trading options over stocks. Most people are familiar with stocks as the traditional investment vehicle. Because of their simplicity, stocks are where the majority of self-directed investors focus their time and energy. However, once you break the learning curve, options trading offers a few key benefits over […]

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8 Reasons Why You Are Losing Money Trading Options

why you are losing money trading options

A commonly quoted statistic is that only the top 10% of traders are ever successful. If you’ve started trading options with little success, rest assured: you have come to the right place. Here at Option Posts, we believe that trading is a skill that can be taught to anyone willing to learn. Taking the time […]

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Option Moneyness [Explained]

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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When is the optimal time to put on an options trade?

Options trading is unique in that options contracts expire at a specific point in the future; this time component makes them fundamentally different from other kinds of trading. However, timing can be a tough aspect for new traders to understand. For any one stock’s options, you can choose from many different expirations, ranging from a […]

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How to Read Option Profit and Loss Diagrams

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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