Tag: risk management

Don’t Forget the Most Important Aspect of Trading


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)


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 »

The Seven Steps to Make Money in this Volatile Market

best credit spreads

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 »

Another Bearish Trade to Hopefully Pad the Coffers


It amazes me how many people, some professional options traders included, run from challenging markets. The beauty of options is that we have the ability to make money in any type of market, bull, bear or sideways.  I mean, come on, it’s been an incredible environment for bear call spreads and numerous other options strategies… Read more »

Top Earnings Options Plays for the Week (5/2 – 5/6)


We are moving through the heart of earnings season with a few more of my favorite stocks due to announce next week. Pfizer (PFE) and CVS Health (CVS) will garner most of my attention with a few other considerations as well. Next week offers far fewer opportunities than this past week, but the slowdown is… Read more »

An Alternative Hedge Strategy for Energy Stocks


As we all know, oil prices have sky-rocketed this year. And some of the beneficiaries, of course, have been the major oil players, namely Exxon Mobil (XOM). In fact, the oil behemoth has pushed over 40% higher this year, while many stocks have suffered mightily. And my goal is to keep some of those gains.… Read more »