Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 31, 2015)

Market Conditions Trick or treat? The S&P 500 was up for a fifth consecutive week posting its largest monthly gain since October 2011. The large-cap index racked up 159.71 points in the past thirty days for a staggering 8.32% monthly gain. On Wednesday all of the major indexes rallied, including the laggard Russell 2000, in…

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CIB Trading Course – A Review

As an active trader, I am always interested in learning about different trading strategies. I have two or three strategies that I have been able to learn and trade with consistent results, but not all strategies will work in all market environments. Additionally, not all trading strategies are compatible with the trader, whether it be…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (October 24, 2015)

Market Conditions Up, up and away! The mid- and large-cap indexes continued their rally from last week landing the S&P 500 in positive territory for the year. On Thursday, the SPX soared 1.7%, closing above the 100-day moving average for the first time since August 17, as hopes for more stimulus overshadowed mixed corporate earnings.…

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Managing an /ES Straddle

There has not been a dull moment today which started this morning with a margin call from TDAmeritrade. How could that even be possible since I still have buying power showing on my trading platform? Before I get into that, let’s first look at a new position that I put on yesterday – another /ES…

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OptionAlpha Podcast Interview

Readers of this blog know that I endorse very few trading websites or services, most of which were discussed in the blog post, Trading Mentors. One website in particular stands out when it comes to offering comprehensive daily training videos on options trading at an affordable price – OptionAlpha.com. When I began my recent foray…

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