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Why trading options?

Why trading options?

I like trading options because they are the most versatile financial instruments I’ve traded in 17 years. I have been trading stocks, bonds, futures and options on stocks, indexes, currencies and commodities and I’ve found options to be the best instrument you can use to implement your trading & investment strategies.

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Powerful Weekly Options – Part II

Powerful Weekly Options – Part II

In the last two editions of the Options Scan I gave you few reasons why using weekly stock options in your trading can be very beneficial. Let’s continue with some more reasons and then look at an example on why the weekly options provide a greater profit potential than monthly options.   One of the(…)

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Powerful Weekly Options – Part I

Powerful Weekly Options – Part I

Weekly options are truly lovely if you are a chart reader. The greatest advantage is the short time frame, which is beneficial to sellers because you are at risk for a very short time. The CBOE statistics show that approximately 80% of options expire worthless.

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How to protect profits with options?

How to protect profits with options?

The stock could fall to zero, but you would still be able to sell at $45. If the stock rises above your Put, you can still sell the stock and close the Put. Using a Put to protect your profits places you, not the market, in the driver’s seat. You can also employ additional option strategies to create even more profit.

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Day Trading Options

Day Trading Options

Options provide a great deal of leverage with limited risk. This is a good start for anyone who wants to day trade and has limited margin. However, to be successful in day trading options, you have to be discerning in the equities you choose to day trade.

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