Greater Profits In Less Time On Your Option Trades

In a previous article, 3 Ways to Keep More Profits & Know When to Sell, I discussed how to take profits on long premium directional trades. I tried pointing out some techniques that could be applied when you’re in a winning trade. However, it’s not always black and white…and to be honest, it’s situational. Sorry Read Full Article


3 Ways To Keep More Profits & Know When To Sell

[AUDIO VERSION: I also recorded an audio version of this blog post. Click below to listen. Let me know if this is something you find helpful!] For some traders knowing when to exit a profitable trade is a lot harder than finding a good trading candidate. After all, you’re not only managing a position…you’re managing Read Full Article


Why Style Drifting Can Kill Your Success & Bank Roll

[AUDIO VERSION: I also recorded an audio version of this blog post. Click below to listen. Let me know if this is something you find helpful!] Getting started with option investing or trading is not easy…especially with so many “education” vendors out there--promising that their services are the only thing you’ll need to be consistently Read Full Article


Stock Options Vs. Stocks

I often relate the investor education space with the health and fitness business. There are so many gimmicks and fads…preying on those uniformed poor souls who are just trying to improve their lives. The one thing that really ticks me off…is when I read articles or watch the talking heads say that options are a suckers Read Full Article


How To Sell Put Options For Max Profits In Shorter Time

It’s true, selling option premium gives you a better chance of coming out on top vs. buying option premium. However, the stock market has been slowly grinding higher so far this year. With that said, there isn’t much fear of downside…and option volatility is low in a lot of stock names. But don’t get confused Read Full Article


What’s Your One Best Trade Idea Right Now?

Have you ever heard of the poker phrase The Nuts? If you don’t know, it’s the best possible hand on the table…in other words, it’s unbeatable. If you ever play poker and recognize you’ve got the nuts, throwing all your chips in is actually exciting because you know that you can’t be beat. Unfortunately, the Read Full Article


How Much Money Do You Need To Get Started Trading Options?

Last week, a trader came in and bought 128 Targa Resources Corporation (TRGP) $130 June calls for an average price of 27 cents apiece when the stock was trading at $126.59 a share (options expiring in one day). What made this order so amazing… was a minute later, a story came out that Energy Transfer Read Full Article

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Why You Keep Losing Money Following Trade Ideas

Let’s face it, unusual options activity services are popping up left and right. I remember when I started OptionSIZZLE.com back in 2008…there was only ONE other website that wrote on the topic…and how it can be used as an indicator to spot potentially very profitable moves in the stock market. Since then, more investors have Read Full Article

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What Are The Best Stocks To Trade Weekly Options?

I love to hear how I can help the OptionSIZZLE family. Through emails sent to me and feedback surveys, I am able to get a better feel of what option investors are curious about and/or struggle with. I've learned over the last five years it takes time for people to warm up to you and Read Full Article


Was This 2 Million Dollar Options Trade Ethical?

Trying to make money in the financial markets is tough and uneventful most of the time…a lot of the time you’re just sitting around…trying to generate ideas or wait for something to happen during the week. By Friday afternoon…things start to slow down…and investors and traders start thinking about the weekend and their plans. But Read Full Article

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Long-Term Options: Better For Investing or Trading?

Recently, we kicked off a new series for the OptionSIZZLE blog, it’s where you send me your most hard hitting questions pertaining to options investing. I then share my answer to the entire OptionSIZZLE community...so everyone can get a chance to learn something specific to their current needs. In today’s segment, we have an example Read Full Article


The Truth About Unusual Options Trading Activity!

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got some good news and some bad. You see, there are a lot of investors out there that feel that stock market is rigged…and that the little guy has no chance of succeeding. What I’m about to share with you might be disturbing…and possibly strengthen those beliefs. However, I encourage to Read Full Article