Why Hugh Trades a Sim Account

Fair question: “Why aren’t we seeing you trade your account, Hugh?” The answer is simple. When your big ticket items such as houses and cars are paid off, when the kids are done school, when you are living comfortably, why put more money at risk? As...

Longest Running Trading Room

We are proud to say we hosted the longest running live trading room with regards to day trading SPY options, and likely any other trading, to the best of our knowledge. It was seven years ago we started Live Trading with the Pros on a lark. “Let’s try it...

Pick of the Day or Secret Sauce?

Ok, everyone seems to have a different ‘pick’, as if some random trigger sounds and we all jump on board. Not so, says Hugh. Random is gambling and we do not gamble. Each service caters to a different clientele, based on your individual needs. The Pick of...

Why I Dislike High Volatility

Some folks trade it, I fear it… here’s why: With high volatility comes high prices. Call options with normal Implied Volatility (IV) at, say 8% may produce ‘at the money’ options costing, say $1.20. Conversely, IV at 30% which we have seen...

Dividends Affect Options

SPY is the world’s largest Exchange Traded Fund with $240 billion in assets under management. Stockholders as of the ex-dividend date are eligible for the dividend. Interested in receiving this windfall? Make sure you buy the stock by the day prior. These dates...

Too Broke to Learn?

There is always a reason to not do something, especially when it requires a sacrifice. Learning to trade is no different. Consider the cost of ignorance if you don’t get training. One trade can wipe out your account. Why risk it? Today, not having money to learn...
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