Why You Should Avoid Buying Options Around Earning Releases

Don’t Trade Earnings Before You Read This

As you may or may not know, earnings season kicked off on April 8, 2014 with Alcoa. Many investors and short term traders love earnings season because the increased volatility…and for them, volatility creates opportunities. You see, before an earnings announcement, option volatility (aka implied volatility) gets jacked up. Now, if you read The Ugly Truth Read Full Article


The Ugly Truth About Buying Options

Now, if you’ve read Why You Should Avoid Trading Options All Together, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of selling option premium (responsibly). In fact, I’m constantly surveying the market for unusual options activity… looking for the best trading candidates (using my SIZZLE Method). Often times, premiums get jacked up after these monster-sized institutional Read Full Article


How to Underperform the Market and Get Paid Like a Rock Star

Would you like to receive monster-sized checks, drive a different car for every day of the week and own multiple estates across the globe; all while underperforming the market? I know…I know…sounds too good to be true, right? But it isn’t. You see, a small fraternity called fund managers can actually afford to live this Read Full Article

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Why I Only Follow Those Who Have Skin In The Game

Now, when it comes to financial television, my favorite way to watch it is on mute. I could care less about their opinion on the stock market. After all, they don’t call them talking heads for nothing. I mean seriously, how active can these people be in the market? Don’t they have positions to monitor Read Full Article

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Why You Should Avoid Trading Options All Together

Option trading is complicated and you should probably stay away. I’m not kidding. Did you know the guys who created the stock option pricing formula (known as the Black-Scholes-Merton model) started a hedge fund (Long Term Capital Management) and lost so much money that they had to get bailed out by the Federal Reserve Bank Read Full Article