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10 Attributes of Stock Options

Read our blog post on how stock options work. Since we’ve already covered how stock options work, it’s definitely beneficial to know the characteristics of stock options before trading. One stock option controls 100 underlying shares. The bid price is the price the...

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Market Update – April 26, 2019

With relatively little news affecting the markets this week as many in the political and financial realms enjoyed an extended holiday weekend. On Monday, traders recognized a good deal as SPY dropped in pre-market and sent the price higher through the day. SPY ended...

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Market Update – April 5, 2019

The second quarter of 2019 began with US markets performing strongly. SPY opened on Monday at 284.71 and climbed at a steady pace through the day on gains in the tech and financial sectors. A little more than a dollar was added by day’s end. Tuesday was characterized...

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What are stock options?

If you’re new to stock option trading, you’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck are stock options?” For those of you who don’t know all of the terms and definitions, this post is for you. So what are stock options? A stock option is a contract or agreement that...

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Habits of a Winning Trader

Just like with any profession, there are some key habits successful traders adopt in order to continue their success in the market. Here are some habits of winning traders: Traders regularly reflect on their trading performance... …even if this means relearning the...

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Market Update – March 29, 2019

After a time of large moves, SPY generally remained steady throughout the week, usually trading within a few dollars’ range. Monday began with positive news about the outcome of the Mueller Report and optimism of continuing negotiations with China. However, losses in...

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Trading Options While Abroad

When I close my eyes and envision my “happy place,” I see a deserted white sandy beach, blue waters and cliffs full of foliage emerging out of the water in the distance. Little did I know that my imaginary place had a name – Thailand. I first packed up my life and...

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What if you only traded one stock option

Most stock traders trade a variety of stocks – banking on profiting those that skyrocket. This is how I started my trading career. I knew little about stocks, only from what I learned through my finance classes in university. Upon watching a football game, a thought...

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How Hugh got into Stock Option Trading

Hugh’s life lessons in his pre-trading career Good afternoon traders! Like many, I started my life over at 55 years old. I owned an establishment that was dwindling and I was a single father of two. My life was spiralling down rapidly and not only did I need to...

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Dealing with Greed in the Stock Market

The market is said to be driven by two emotions: Fear and greed. We all want to get rich quick, but these “strategies” are often costly and have detrimental effects on an investor. The Internet boom in the late 1990’s is a great example of the influence of greed in...

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The Winning Attitude of a Stock Trader

People often wonder how some make it big on the stock market. The stock market is often compared to gambling, so success boils down to sheer luck right? Wrong. Being successful on the market nothing to do with luck and everything to do with analyzing the information...

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A day in the life of a day trader

When I was younger, my class had the opportunity to join one of our parents at their workplace for “take your kid to work day." Of course, many of us were excited to get the day off of school and do something different. I remember being timid, sitting in the corner of...

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