Trade Adjustment – GDXJ

One of the most important lessons that I have learned about trading, albeit the hard way, is that you must follow your trading plan. Many traders know when to exit a profitable trade. Unfortunately, far too many traders do not have a plan for exiting a losing trade. When to exit a trade, whether it…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 3, 2017)

Market Analysis Despite weakness early in the week, the market managed to regain momentum by Friday.  The Federal Reserve, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday, left interest rates unchanged, offering few clues on its next move in the early days of the Trump administration. The central bank said that the economy “continued to expand at…

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Trade Idea – Strangling the Grains

July 2017 /ZW Call Winter is often a good time to sell options in grains due to their seasonal tendencies. During this period, crops in the U.S. are in stored in silos and virtually nothing is growing (except for wheat). This helps reduce the volatility in the grain markets that are often a result of unforecasted weather.…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (January 28, 2017)

Market Analysis It was a historic week on Wall Street as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally climbed above 20,000 on Wednesday. The world’s most-watched stock market barometer is becoming even more watched which has very positive psychological implications for the market. The S&P 500 Index also hit a new milestone trading briefly on Thursday…

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Trade Idea – Crude Oil Strangle

May 2017 /CL Strangle Trading strangles in crude oil has proven to be one of my most consistent and profitable strategies. However, with volatility at extreme low levels in crude oil, the premiums received on these trades is much smaller. Also, it typically results in having to remain in the trade for a longer time period, especially…

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