Taking Tips

Well meaning friends and advisories often send out specific picks as to what to trade and when. There are inherent dangers in such programs, despite everyone’s best efforts. First, even if posted on Twitter, your mentor makes the trade, sends you the details and...

Why Training is Essential for Day Trading Stock Options

I often hear traders tell me they know how to trade options, when in fact, they have only traded equities. That’s like saying you can commandeer a Ferrari because you know how to drive a Volkswagen. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stock trading is easy;...

SPY vs SPX

Understanding the differences may give an insight as to why we trade what we trade. SPY has more volume but SPX has the value. SPY is the SPDR S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ETF), the most widely traded stock on the equity option exchanges. In normal times, over...

Top 10 Common Trading Mistakes

In my years of trading, I’ve come across many mistakes that will make you kick yourself, to say the least. We all make them. Some of us, all the time. It took years to acknowledge what lost me a great deal of money and, in turn, overcome these challenges. So I...

5 Habits of Highly Profitable Technical Traders

When we were younger, our parents taught us to make our beds in the morning. In school, our professors taught us to do our readings. Aristotle once said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference,” but as we grow older it seems we have less and less people...

Working for a Bad Boss?

Ever wonder how some people become bosses? Most of us have worked for, you know, what we may consider a high functioning sociopath. Some are so clued out, it’s not even funny. One boss even asked an underling “Do they have Facebook in Toledo?” How...