Why Options Selling Strategies Are Perfect for this Market

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Nothing has changed! Volatility continues to remain high across the board. In fact, volatility in SPY has increased over the past few weeks. Moreover, the IV rank and IV percentile of SPY remain high, which means there are plenty of opportunities to use a variety of different options selling strategies. As I’ve stated numerous times… Read more »

Don’t Forget the Most Important Aspect of Trading

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With most of the major indices in or nearing bear market territory lots of investor are kicking themselves about how they have managed their respective losses since the year began. It all starts with position-size. Without it as you first line of defense, you will fail. It’s just a matter of time. Think of yourself… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (5/23 – 5/27)

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Nvidia (NVDA), Costco (COST) and several other names are due to report next week. Be on the lookout for a few follow-up posts with trades in Costco and possibly several others. Stay tuned! As I say each week, taking the conservative approach continues to be consistent and profitable. Remember, it’s all about allowing the Law… Read more »

In Investing, It’s When You Start and When You Finish

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It seemed like for over a decade many retail investors forgot that bear markets exist. It was always assumed the market would continue to trudge higher…forever. Yes, those in the know understand the pain of bear markets, but for many that haven’t truly experienced a bear market, with their own capital, well, the last few… Read more »

Trade Idea: A Potential Earnings Trade in Walmart (WMT)

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Walmart (WMT) is due to announce before the opening bell Tuesday. So, as always, let’s go through the exercise… Read more »

The Seven Steps to Make Money in this Volatile Market

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As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or post your question in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Free Weekly Newsletter for weekly education, research and trade ideas. Credit spreads have been the strategy of choice during what has been a bull market in volatility. With… Read more »