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The Death of Indicators, Candlesticks and Fundamentals

In 2008, I went down the rabbit hole. I thought I could make money in any market. A naive and unrealistic perception. I was starting to manage client accounts while working on a trading desk. And then, I was fired! It was time to go full time on my own. I tried to be superman, […]

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Options Are A Dumb Choice Over Owning Stock

I was sitting on the couch and scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed over the weekend. While scrolling, I noticed a post from Investopedia related to options. There’re some real characters out there which can be entertaining to read, and the comments on this post were no exception. Here’s the rest of what the one guy […]

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Why I Don’t Invest in Stocks

A fellow Sizzler wrote in yesterday asking, “You don’t discuss a lot about investing in stocks, why?” There’s a good reason why and remember, this is just my opinion. Very few probably know a high-level executive at a publicly traded company. However, let’s pretend you lived next door to one. If you owned shares of […]

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What to do with losing options trades?

That is a question we’ve all had, and I receive several times a week. I remember asking myself this the first time after seeing the calls I bought the day before drop to a 90% loss on my first trade. It went to become a max loss that wiped out my small $2,000.00 account at […]

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The Secret on How Successful Investors Build Wealth

This might be a shocker, but they don’t rely solely on the stock market. They usually have a stake in other businesses, real estate, etc. Having a skill set or business outside of trading that can help generate income is a must in my view. Having a valuable skill set or something creating side income […]

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Trading Earnings Will Lose You Money

Earnings season is upon us, and usually, I receive several questions asking the best approach to using options to trade underlyings. Is it better to buy or to sell options? My answer is neither. There’s no edge with trading earnings. It’s taken a lot of experience and research for me to learn that. 75% of […]

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Our 10-Step Options Trading Checklist Used Before Placing Trades

You’ve lost money … … I’ve lost money… However, the trick is … to make more than you lose … right? It requires you have a system that works. Of course, there is a lot noise out there … coupled with uncertainty, all of which, causes investors to not to trust their instincts and gut […]

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How To Trade Weekly Options With These 9 Strategies

I am really excited to show you how weekly options can enhance your overall trading, which may add another valuable tool in your trading arsenal. I’ll be walking you through the basics of weekly options. Once you understand the basics, I’ll show you the best strategies for using weekly options, backed by real trade case […]

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How to Make Options Trading a Non-Zero–Sum Game

This morning I was looking over positions after this recent market move. Nobody would have predicted this, and if they did, it was a lucky guess. That’s how the markets work; they are random. However, I was glad that I managed the winners I had days before because they would have become losers today. I […]

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It’s Limiting Mistakes, Not Bad Trades

This past Saturday, I attended a trading event here in Chicago put on by TD Ameritrade. The event was about a mile away from where I live. One thing I’ve learned is that you need to be humble and willing to keep learning no matter what level you’re at. While walking around the event, I […]

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