STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine. The Traders' Magazine

Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES
The Traders’ Magazine since 1982
has had over 1,226,237 subscribers from 174 different countries.
37,000 Page Traders’ Archive for $89.99


Article Archive For Keyword: Your

  • : Curtis Faith And Trading From Your Gut by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Curtis Faith is best known for getting his start as a member of the Turtles, the elite Chicago trading group. In his early 20s, Faith earned more than $30 million as a member of the renowned group that started as a bet between its founders, Richard

  • A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (72-75, 84): A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer The active management of a trading account should be treated as a business and requires a complete trading plan. Here's how to build one. A trading plan is often de

  • A Stock For Your Watchlist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is evident from the chart of Qualcomm, Inc. [QCOM] that after going through a sharp decline, the stock is in a consolidation range. This suggests that the stock is fluctuating between its support and resistance levels as displayed on the chart.

  • Add And Reduce To Turbocharge Your Profits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The add & reduce method allows you to take maximum shares to profit while reducing your risk exposure.

  • Adding ETFs To Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it time to consider adding exchange traded funds to your portfolio?

  • Align Your Analysis & Trading Persona

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We are all different. As a result, we each have our comfort zones in which we tend to perform better. But how do you define that comfort zone? We take a look

  • Approximate Your Risk Before You Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Use a risk-reward ratio to narrow down your investment decisions.

  • Are Your Inputs Correlated? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are Your Inputs Correlated? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. If you use neural nets to model the behavior of equity markets in an effort to develop a trading strategy, it's likely that your model has multiple inputs. You may very well find that two or more

  • Are Your Investments Protected?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When it comes to investing, there is a difference between investor protection and insurance.

  • Are Your Profits Robust? by Steve Notis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are Your Profits Robust? by Steve Notis Your trading system probably has a set of parameters you think are the most profitable. But is it the most consistent? Here's a technique to find the most robust set that will give you regular profits. For those

  • Are there gaps in your thinking? by Richard W. Arms Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are there gaps in your thinking? by Richard W. Arms Jr. Usually in the use of technical analysis we are concerned with what happened and how it happened in order to predict what will happen. But there are times when what didn't happen can be as importan

  • Are you piloting your trading with safety? by Ana Maria Wilson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you piloting your trading with safety? by Ana Maria Wilson As a full-time trader of highly speculative stock and commodity options armed with a basically sound system, I'm always looking for ways to strengthen the weakest link in my trading program:

  • Attention, Students! Lighten Your Loan Load!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Still paying off those student loans? Rates for refinancing student debt through loan consolidation are at historic lows. Here's how you can do it, too.

  • Balancing Your Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With so many indicators to choose from, how do you select which ones to use? By looking at three primary data, you can select a few that will prove useful. Find out how.

  • Be Your Own Hedge Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Think being your own hedge fund is out of reach? Maybe it's time to rethink it. It could be a lot simpler than you expected

Boost Your Forex Trading Results With John Forman by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

  • Buff Up Your Moving Average by Buff Dormeier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Averages On Steroids Buff Up Your Moving Averages by Buff Dormeier Want better results? Combine your moving averages with volume and see what happens. Why should technicians only consider open/high/low/close numbers and time in forming price ave

  • Build Your Own Technical Rating

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, it is possible to create a rating system with technical indicators, one that could be as effective as a fundamental analyst's rating system. Here's how

  • Changing Your Negative Trading Beliefs by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Changing Your Negative Trading Beliefs by Ruth Roosevelt Negative thinking gives you negative results and that holds true for your trading beliefs. Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explains how to take your negative and limit

  • Chart The Market, Control Your Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Take control of your 401(k) by using this form of analysis.

  • Chart The Market, Control Your Future (II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a few charts and this simple technique, you can manage your 401(k).

  • Chart Your Stocks With Float Charts by Steve Woods

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (20-27): Chart Your Stocks With Float Charts by Steve Woods Price is king. Volume is queen. Both live in the context of time. But is there a prince or prime minister who has been overlooked? Float charts may have the answer

  • Check Your Options Before You Put On A Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying at-the-money puts with favorable vega to theta ratios can make sense, but only in certain circumstances.

  • Coca Cola Should Be On Your Buy List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the last few days, when most stocks were falling, one stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) showed great performance. Technical analysis tells us that there is room for more upside.

  • Conquering Your Trading Fears With Corey Rosenbloom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Corey Rosenbloom, Cm t, is the founder of www.afraidtotrade.com, a website dedicated to helping traders overcome their trading fears through education, and is the author of The Complete Trading Course (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), which outlines how to

  • Cracking Open Your Nest Egg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You've earned it. You've saved it. You've invested it. Now that you're retired, what do you do with it?

  • Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber John Wang received his bachelor's degree in chemical physics from University of Sciences and Technologies of China (Ustc), his master's degree in quantum chemistry from Zhongsha

  • Creating Your Own Trading System by Rene Koch, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating Your Own Trading System by Rene Koch, Ph.D. It can be done -- and without the headache you would expect. IN technical analysis, when you hear the word band it consists of two boundaries: one above and one below the price series similar to what

  • Cross Your Arms by Richard W. Arms Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cross Your Arms by Richard W. Arms Jr. The dinner had been marvelous, the wine had been perfect, and now my wife and I were arriving at the theater. I knew we were right on time, and I had the tickets in my inside coat pocket. As we walked up to the ent

Develop Your Own Market Lens by Brett Grendahl

  • Developing Your Mind To Trade Profitably

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You may not give much thought to self-discovery, but it plays a role in trading, especially when it comes to managing uncertainty. Find out how.

  • Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (18-26): Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth Does the thought of developing custom indicators intimidate you? It doesn't have to. Here's a stepby- step look at the process. Custom indicators can give you a persp

  • Developing Your Own Trading Plan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an example of how you can execute your own trading system based on current market analysis.

  • Diversification And Your Portfolio by Phil Abel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Diversification And Your Portfolio by Phil Abel Thinking about adding financial and commodity futures to your trading? Here's how it can improve profitability and reduce risk. Stockpicking can enhance a portfolio, but only to a certain extent. If you i

  • Diversify Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Save yourself! To protect your portfolio from market volatility, create a diversified portfolio by using the oppressively named correlation coefficient, but it's not as complicated as it sounds.

  • Dodge Your Own Market Disaster

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's no foolproof method of avoiding a market meltdown, but there are some steps you can take to dramatically reduce the possibility of getting caught in the conflagration.

  • Does Forecasting Have A Place In Your System?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three ways to forecast: taking a gamble, making an engineered calculation, and using historical insight. You need to combine all three elements to come up with a well-balanced trading system. Here's how.

  • Does Your Tax Shelter Leak?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Variable annuities offer an attractive tax shelter, but don't let that inviting fact blind you to potential booby traps.

  • Dressing Up Your Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is there a gap between the cost of your clothes and the size of your wallet? Are brand names and popular monograms keeping you from saving for your future? Watching for sales now might help you watch the sails later in your retirement, and help keep your

  • Evaluate Your Risk by Simon Vine

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Evaluate Your Risk by Simone Vine To accurately determine risk, you must filter classical statistical factors. How, you ask? With a personal risk profile. In classical statistics, risk is defined as the standard deviation from the mean. To some extent,

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: A

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: T

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: A

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: S

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: U

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the TradersÕ Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: R

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: S

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: D

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: T

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What can be done to make the long butterfly strategy more consistently profitable?

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: S

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: C

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: P

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: B

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: H

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: W

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: W

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: H

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: R

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: A

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: M

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: B

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: P

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: R

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is selling an at-the-money (At m) or outof-the-money (Ot m) option really better than selling a contract that has more premium attached to its market price due to its intrinsic worth? That's a tricky one. As for which type of sale constitutes th

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: I

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: O

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: W

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: B

Explore Your Options

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: C

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: K

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: M

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: O

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: C

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: B

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: W

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: S

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to o

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: V

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: T

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: I

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is considered better to own, intrinsic or extrinsic premium? That's a broad question with no absolute answer, though some may suggest that traders refrain from owning extrinsic premium. As option traders, we should recognize that all extrinsic or t

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: U

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions.

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: T

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: H

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questio

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: H

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Taking stock of a broken WinG If I'm bearish on a stock but wish to own shares at lower levels, would an out-of-the-money (Ot m) long put broken butterfly through assignment be a win-win spread to consider? I like the idea of participating in la

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I've noticed some bull call spreads trade for less than intrinsic value prior to expiration. Why is that, since it would seem like a good opportunity to buy at a discount compared to an outright call? What you're seeing is a function of larger

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: T

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (74): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (43): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DEBIT AND CREDIT What's the difference between a debit spread and a credit spread? When investors buy or sell options, the transaction is either a debit or a credit. Of course, since an option contract is an agreem

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COLLAR CONFUSION I read some messages from other traders about collars and I'm confused. My understanding is these were a bearish strategy, but above all they're for insurance on your stock. What I don't understand i

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (73): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY INDEX Tom, I have heard of using the volatility index (VIX) as a way of predicting overall market movement. Can you explain this to me, along with some ideas on how to trade the VIX in the markets? -- Fred

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY How do I figure out which strategies are best to implement when the volatility of the market changes so drastically from one season to the next? Fortunately for option traders, volatility is your friend,

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TECHNICAL OR FUNDAMENTAL? Q: Which is a better form of analysis to use when trading options, technical or fundamental? A: Talk about a loaded question! Well, when trading options, the fact is that the life of an option is limited to the terms of the co

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALL STRATEGIES With the market at yearly lows and the volatility of most options at yearly highs, I think covered calls would make a great strategy. I know you don't like to do them because of the high risk,

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUY-WRITES? A report in Baron's said now was a good time for ""buy-writes"" and said the trade was buying stock and selling calls. This sounds like covered calls. Is there a difference and, if not, do you think it

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I've noticed many stocks see their strongest or weakest price levels in afterhours or premarket trade immediately following an earnings release. With the stock's listed options not open during those sessions, it seems an investor with a long call, i

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (35): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FIGHTING INFLATION Commodity prices are surging. With the Federal Reserve lowering rates aggressively, I am now more worried than ever about the risk of inflation. Is there a way to trade inflation directly, like an

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (37): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SHORT STOCK RISK IN CALL CALENDAR Sears Holding (Shld) was brought to my attention after Barron's profiled the shares as being overvalued. Looking at the premiums, I noticed a distinct skew between the calls and puts

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SEASONALITY I know seasonality is an important factor in the commodities markets. Is there any way to play seasonality in the stock market? Can you give an example? Important seasonal patterns exist, not just in the

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (76): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (56): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (42): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can I adjust a profitable long butterfly prior to expiration and if so, how? Would it amount to being a smart approach for this type of spread?

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DIVIDENDS AND OPTIONS PRICES How does a company's dividend affect the option price? -- Newman The dividend can be an important influence on a stock option's price. Obviously, if the company pays no dividend, it makes

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR STRATEGY How dependent is a calendar strategy on sideways movement? A sideways-moving market is important, but not as important as the volatility of the options that are being used to create the calendar sp

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DOUBLING DOWN ON OPTIONS Does doubling down on a losing options position by purchasing more and thus lowering the breakeven point work the same as it does with stocks? Thank you. -- Fiorenzo Primavori, Genoa, Italy Y

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VIEWS ON VOLATILITY Is it important to look at the volatility chart of an option that you would like to buy or sell? And if you are trying to determine whether volatility is high or low before you buy an option? Opt

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (101): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile GAMMA SCALPING A VERTICAL? What do you think about hedging directional risk of a vertical spread with stock? That's an interesting question, but one without a "one size fits all" answer. Hedging delta risk and pos

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A CaLL on VoLatiLitY I'm new to options and having some difficulty. Despite the broader market having more or less trended higher since September 2010, I've found my purchased calls, which I make sure aren't expensive in their relative historical

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY What exactly is volatility and how is it used to trade options? -- S.L. Volatility is simply the rate of change in a stock, index, or futures contract over a specific period of time. There are two types th

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (86): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile AVOIDING ASSIGNMENT Suppose I use a spread by selling a 50 call and buying a 55 call. If the stock starts approaching 50, at what price should I buy back the 50 call to avoid assig

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (62): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUYING VS. SELLING What's the difference between buying an option and selling one? Buyers of options have rights, and sellers have obligations. The buyer of a call has the right to buy the underlying security at an a

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile NOT GETTING FILLED I live in Europe and I often place my orders outside of US market hours. I almost always use limit orders between the bid and ask. For example, I tried to buy a call option the other day, but I did

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:4 (65): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR SPREADS Q: I'm having a hard time understanding exactly how a calendar spread creates profit. Can you explain this technique in language that I can easily understand? A: A

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (86): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (43): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SELLING TO BUY I've heard the term "selling to buy" when discussing put options. I am not sure what it means and when to apply it in my trading. If you are selling to buy, you are selling or writing options and are

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile THE COLLAR VS. THE BULL CALL SPREAD I know that owning shares of stock and a put option are equivalent to simply holding a call option. If so, then the collar should represent the equivalent of the bull call spread.

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (63): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUTTERFLY SPREADS Would you be so kind to explain what exactly a butterfly spread is? Thanks -- Simon A butterfly spread is a sideways market strategy using all calls or puts, and is designed to profit from a stock t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (57): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (47): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile PUTS DON'T MAKE MONEY WHEN STOCK FALLS I am trying to understand why I did not make any money on a put option. I am hoping you can shed some light. On October 23, 2008, I bought an Xyz put option with the 15 strike p

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (61): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CRUDE AWAKENING Crude oil keeps moving to record highs, but I don't think it can stay above $100 a barrel for much longer. However, I don't trade commodities or futures. Do I have any other options if I think crude i

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile I've often heard traders and analysts make statements along the lines of such and such move is being priced into a stock in front of a key event with regards to its options. What is this and how is it calculated? Gr

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If I'm trying to manage option position risk to reduce my maximum loss exposure, is it better to tie a stop-loss to the market price of the options or the underlying stock? Managed stops can be a good tool as they act as an extra layer of port

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile EUROPEAN VERSUS AMERICAN At the end of your November 2003 column, you referred to the Europeanstyle settlement, saying that you could sell options without the risk of unexpected early assignment. Could you please exp

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (73): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile TRADING PLAN I bought five Xyz October 160?170 call spreads for $1.79. Here's my trading plan: Buy Xyz October 160?170 calls spread for $1.79 Max loss: $1.79 Max risk: $1.79 Max reward: $8.29 Ratio: 4.6 to 1 Stop-lo

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY RISK A stock I like has been trending higher, and I was considering a credit spread expiring in May. However, the earnings report is due May 7 and I can't determine whether this volatility rush will negati

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (71): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (38): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (89): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile STRADDLES How do straddles make money? If the call moves up, doesn't the put lose just as much? Straddles are a "delta-neutral" strategy. Since straddles are composed of both an at-the-money put and ca

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile TO CLOSE OR NOT TO CLOSE I have a put credit spread on a stock where the sold leg is out-of-the-money and the bought leg is deep in-the-money. I have already bought back the sold leg and the bought leg is left to be

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile LEAPING INTO CALENDAR SPREADS? I see some Leap options are not that expensive given the amount of time they've got -- about two years. There are 23 months you can sell against it. That's got to be a good trade. Where

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile RSVP FOR A CHEAPER STRADDLE? I like the idea of positioning with long straddles, but when it comes to pulling the trigger, I'm having problems executing. More often than not, the spreads that look the most attractive

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile ""SPLITTING"" HEADACHE Can you please explain how a 3-for-2 stock split affects the pricing of options? I saw a split of this type and couldn't get my head around the math. Great question. Before we jump into this

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FLEX OPTIONS What are FLEX options?--A.M. Flexible exchange (FLEX) options are totally customizable equity and index options that you can create under certain requirements. They allow traders complete flexibility to

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (32): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile MEchanics of a Dividend Play In early August, Intel (Intc) saw huge contract volume in a handful of deep in-the-money calls. The largest activity occurred in the August 16 and 17 calls with more than 200,000 contracts

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (45): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (41): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicatedmto teaching investors how t

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (49): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SIZING UP A STRADDLE BUY I was looking at a particular stock for a possible straddle. The company is expected to release earnings in 10 days. Suppose I intend to purchase options that have 50 days left until expirati

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALLS If I write a covered call for a stock I bought at 30.50, am I allowed to place a stop-loss price, say, 27.00, to protect it from further decline? What happens if the stop-loss price is triggered? Altho

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A smarter Call to sell? With a long call, what would be the best time to sell? I know that directionally, the higher a stock goes up the more the call stands to profit as it goes further in-themoney. But if a call went from out-of-the money to

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (51): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR SPREAD QUESTIONS I have developed some indicators that give a fairly accurate picture of when a trend is over. In other words, when signal comes, I'm about 70% sure that the trend will either reverse or go f

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTIONS SYMBOLS What do the various letters signify in an options symbol? -- Name Withheld The letters in an option symbol designate the underlying instrument, whether it is a put or call, the expiration date, and th

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTIONS AND SHORT-TERM PRICE MOVES I've been working on a system that works well in predicting the moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) over one to two weeks. It is a purely technical system. I have been

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTION SPREADS I was told that to lower my risk in buying calls or puts, I could spread them. What does this mean? To spread an option means to buy a call or put and sell one simultaneously to hedge it, either in th

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximiz

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile RATIO BACKSPREAD Could you please explain what a ratio backspread is? --David BJ A ratio backspread is a delta-neutral strategy that is directional in nature, and allows the trader to enter the position with a zero d

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile STOCK OPTIONS AND SPLITS I was wondering what happens to stock options when the underlying stock splits. Does the call's strike price go down? An example would really help me out -- James Kramer When the underlying i

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (65): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALLS FOR PROTECTION I am concerned about the markets going forward and want to know if there is any way of protecting my stock portfolio using options instead of liquidating my position. I have heard of cove

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (34): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile AULD LANG VIX What happened to the "old" VIX? Can I still use that index to measure volatility? Absolutely. The old VIX (the CBOE's market volatility index) used a series of options from the Standard & Poor's 100 in

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile PORTFOLIO PROTECTION I have a longer-term portfolio of stocks that I'd like to protect against any repeat performances of 2008 into March 2009. How can this be done with options? That's a good question, but the ans

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FOCUSED ON THE FINANCIALS The recent problems at the brokerage firms has me concerned about wider credit problems. Is there a way to protect my portfolio from future volatility in the banks and brokerage sector? Good

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (79): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile UNDERSTANDING OPTION SYMBOLS I know stock symbols usually have threeor four-letter symbols. Why do options have five-letter symbols? Stocks can have one-, two-, three-, four-, or even five-letter symbols. For exampl

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CREDIT AND DEBIT SPREADS What are some money management tips for credit and debit spreads? Specifically, when should I get out if a spread goes against me? --Bob Great question. By purchasing or selling spreads, you'

  • Expore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (40): Expore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to

  • Fear, Not Greed, Is Your Friend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most major financial news services deliver a steady diet of fear. Instead of running into a cave and hiding, you're better off embracing fear. Here's why

  • Find your optimal f by Ralph Vince

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Find your optimal f by Ralph Vince As a computer programmer for Larry Williams, winner of the 1987 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading, I have had the opportunity to analyze many good trading systems. Even the best systems, however, suffer from an

  • Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell Acknowledge the risks in trading the markets by making sure your money management system is sound. When you hear of someone making a huge killing in the market on a relatively small tradin

  • Fine-Tuning Your Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this second of a two-part series on managing risk, we look at how to overcome the disadvantages of diversification.

  • Fitting your "social style" into trading by Herbert Friedman, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fitting your ""social style"" into trading by Herbert Friedman, Ph.D. When it comes to investing, each of us must develop his or her own methodology and manner of approaching the markets. To a large degree, our ability to do this determines our investme

  • Five Questions To Ask Your Broker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How can you choose an investment advisor who's right for you?

  • Following The Money: ETFs And Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Exchange traded funds can be the best way to add exposure to your portfolio.

Forex Focus: Do You Analyze Your Trades? by P. S. Nouvion

  • Forex Focus: Recycle Your Data by Patrick S. Nouvion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (14-17): Forex Focus: Recycle Your Data by Patrick S. Nouvion Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a hi

  • Fossil Fuels Vs. Clean Energy: Time To Shift Your Money?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a lot of talk these days of "clean energy" companies as revenues slowly begin to rise in this sector. Want to get in on this upcoming arena? Here's a look at some of the newer technologies and how returns are stacking up against more traditionall

  • Get That Edge In Your Trading by Clem Chambers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (58-61): Get That Edge In Your Trading by Clem Chambers When knowing the bid and ask is not enough, electronic order books like NASDAQ TotalView can give retail traders the tools to succeed. There is no such thing as too mu

  • HNI - Stock To Add To Your List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The waiting period may just have ended for the stock of Hon Industries.

  • Hazardous To Your Wealth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Blindly following market wisdom can be hazardous to your bottom line. Technicians should always test what "everyone knows" to see if it is true and profitable.

  • How Does Impulsivity Affect Your Trading Results?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just knowing if you are trading based on impulse can, at the very least, make a difference in your approach to trading. And that can make a difference in your bottom line

  • How Effective Is Your Retirement Plan?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The closer you get to retirement, the more you may need to make changes in your portfolio.

  • How Feelings Influence Your Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading is emotionally demanding. Our feelings dictate our actions and without our being aware of it, tend to make us trade irrationally. The first step in battling emotions is to be aware of them

  • How Good Is Your Data? by Sunny Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is all data equal? If truth be told, I never gave it much thought. I have been using one vendor nearly exclusively for about 20 years. My fills are good enough. My closing prices seem to match what I see on television or find online. As long as t

  • How Much Are Your Habits Costing You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What will you drive down memory lane?

  • How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett How well protected are your stocks and options in your brokerage account? Two classic Zen koans and one modern riddle you may never have considered: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Does a dog h

  • How Smooth Is Your Data Smoother? by Patrick E. Lafferty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Smooth Is Your Data Smoother? Traders use moving averages to remove random fluctuations from price data. Some moving averages work better than others. Take a look. In 1995, I wrote an article for STOCKS & COMMODITIES presenting some of the properties

  • How Your Stories Shape You by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (68-72): How Your Stories Shape You by Adrienne Laris Toghraie The stories you tell reflect your worldview -- and they can help you succeed. We all have stories that chronicle our lives. At first glance, these stories seem h

  • Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris What are the capabilities and limitations of your trading system or investment strategy? You can ensure your system or strategy has a high probability of meeting your profit objectives by

  • Improve Your Trading System With Speed by Gomu Vetrivel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (28): Improve Your Trading System With Speed by Gomu Vetrivel Constantly improving your trading system is the best way to improve the performance of your trading system. But what's speed got to do with it? Speed has a lot

  • Injecting Hospital Stocks Into Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The smallest industry in health care may feature the sector's best buys in stocks.

  • Interview: Build Your Trading Skills: An Interview With Alex Spiroglou

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Although his interest in the markets started much earlier, Alex Spiroglou began his trading career 20 years ago and it changed his life forever. Since then he has earned a long list of accomplishments and designations including the CFTe from the Internat

  • Interview: Charting Your Way With Steve Bigalow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stephen W. Bigalow has more than 40 years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder, Peabody & Company, Cowen And Company, and Oppenheimer & Company. This was followed by 15 years of commodity t

  • Interview: Trading Your Beliefs With Van K. Tharp

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (68-74): Interview: Trading Your Beliefs With Van K. Tharp Often imitated, never bested, Van Tharp is an original and a pioneer in the field of trading psychology. Van Tharp has been a coach and consultant to traders since

  • Invest In Your Values With Socially Responsible Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Want to invest, but not at the risk of a guilty conscience? If you're looking to invest in companies that follow ethical principles, try these funds.

  • Is Gold A Safe Haven For Your Money?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the stock market now officially entering into a bear market, traders are looking to gold as a safe haven for their money. However, gold may not be the safe haven that traders think it is.

  • Is It Time To Clean Up Your Portfolio?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you busy putting away those winter sweaters and coats and straightening out the closet? Maybe it's time to do the same with your portfolio and yes, it can be just as easy as cleaning out your closet. And maybe even less onerous.

  • Is Your Investment Portfolio Working Hard For You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can invest randomly, or you can develop a financial plan.Is your investment portfolio working as hard for you as you worked to fund it? Are you following a reasoned, deliberate plan to meet your financial objectives, or is your portfolio a haphazard

  • Jabil Circuit For Your Portfolio?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the world economy on its way to recovery, many market participants believe that technology companies should make up a good part of your portfolio.

  • Keep It Simple And Make Up Your Losses

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In so many ways, the simpler the system, the easier it is to work with --provided it is based on a sound principle.

  • Keep Your Eye On The Moving Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Target's significant bottom reversal and potentially bullish trading range could point to higher prices ahead.

  • Keep Your Portfolio Safe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We often find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over. Coming to terms with the reality of trading can help you break those bad habits. Find out how.

  • Keeping Your Balance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mental balance is crucial to trading and investing successfully, yet so challenging to master.

  • Know Your ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While investors can use technical analysis to help spot breakouts and evaluate risk, they should still understand what they are investing in, as the Market Vectors Vietnam ETF demonstrates.

  • Know Your Edge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Knowing your edge means more than just knowing the rules of the particular trading system you use and executing them. Here's how you can understand the personality of your system.

  • Laps And Gaps To Get Your Edge by Larry Connors and Ashton Dorkins

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Laps And Gaps To Get Your Edge by Larry Connors and Ashton Dorkins When a stock gaps higher at the open on bullish news, will that lead to even higher prices? When a stock gaps higher at the open on bullish news, will that lead to even higher prices? T

  • Launching Your Financial Plan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What should you look for when you're evaluating a financial service provider? Use these guidelines to separate the gold from the iron pyrite.

  • Let Options Pay For Your Stops by Joe Luisi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Let Options Pay For Your Stops by Joe Luisi Want to get into positions with good risk-return ratios and firm boundaries of gain and loss? Look no further: Here's a technique for having it all -- or most of it, anyway. You know you should use stops, but

  • Light Up Your Trading System With CandleCode Trading by Viktor Likhovidov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Light Up Your Trading System With CandleCode Trading by Viktor Likhovidov Market sentiment has traditionally been associated with subjectivity. Here's a method that not only adds a quantitative bent to measuring market sentiment, but can also be applied

  • Lulling Your Stock Nerves With Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the market is depressing you, calm your mind by mediating with yoga ... and yoga clothes.

  • Make The Trend Your Friend In Forex by Kenneth Agostino and Brian Dolan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (14-20): Make The Trend Your Friend In Forex by Kenneth Agostino and Brian Dolan So you didn't see that last headline-grabbing market move coming? Here are some techniques you can use to make sure you'll be prepared next time. Of the many marke

  • Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This column will be all about using Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.0 as a trading tool. Given the number of programs written for technical analysis fundamental analysis, and portfolio

  • Manage Your Money, Or Someone Else Will by Ray Johns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Manage Your Money, Or Someone Else Will by Ray Johns You can stop that from happening, and here's how. Many traders, especially those new to the markets, tend to overlook a simple yet important premise when it comes to their trading: specifically, that

  • Manage Your Trades With Elliott Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The easy part of investing in stocks is getting into a trade. You study the chart, understand the company's business and fundamentals, find your buy point, and then dive in with big expectations. But what's next? How do you know when to take your

  • Managing Your 10-Bagger Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a lofty goal to go for a 10-fold increase in the price of a stock, but is it realistic?

  • Managing Your Investments

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You're ready to invest. But are you ready to manage your investments? Here's a primer on some of the issues to consider when you're deciding who will manage your money.

  • Mastering Your Emotions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In trading, the gap between performance and consistent profitability persists. What is the hard-working, aspiring trader missing in his or her quest to become successful?

  • Match Your Method To The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Each trading style has market conditions in which it thrives. Match 'em and make your profit.

  • Measuring Your Trading Temperament

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A well-tested trading system can help make the decision making process less stressful, but every trader needs to determine his or her tolerance for risk and drawdown before committing to a mechanical trading process.

  • More Bang For Your Trading Buck

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One way to get the most bang for your trading buck is to short stocks from a market sector that is underperforming the market index to which it belongs.

  • Optimize Your Mind For Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What do self-confidence, classification, and gossip have to do with technical analysis? Let's take a look at trading and investing from a psychology perspective to find out

  • Optimizing Your Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you come up with a new trading idea, you can develop it into a strategy. Then you backtest it and try to optimize it for the best variables and parameters. How do you go about doing that, and how do you get the best financial outcome from this proce

  • Picking Out Your Trading Trend by Martin J.Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pick Out Your Trading Trend by Martin J.Pring There are three kinds of trends: short, intermediate, and long term. This veteran trader and analyst explains how you can spot them and use them. Technical analysis assumes that all the knowledge, hopes, an

  • Plan Early for your Taxes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...OK so April 15th is months away. Why worry about taxes now? Unfortunately if you are a mutual fund holder or have sold securities during the course of the year, you may have to end up paying a hefty check to Uncle Sam. To better prepare yourself for t

  • Planning Your Retirement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's your money- how are you going to put it to work?

  • Planning Your Retirement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's your money -- how are you going to put it to work?

  • Play The Markets And Keep Your Day Job

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not ready to be a full-time trader? Here's a high-probability, part-time trading strategy that will help you master the markets before you commit to it full time.

  • Plump Up Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Enhance your portfolio returns by knowing -- and exploiting -- different investment styles.

  • Power Up Your Indicators With Jean Folger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Jean Folger is a technical analyst and system researcher with PowerZone Trading, a company she cofounded. She is author of Make Money Trading: How To Build A Winning Trading Business, and a private trader specializing in the emini markets. PowerZone Trad

  • Quantify Your Reward Before You Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Plan out your investment before you make it. Make sure the end result is worth both the risk and time you put into it.

  • Quantifying Your Markets by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Quantifying Your Markets by Thom Hartle After you've gained some experience with trading, you'll begin to notice that the market you trade has some typical characteristics. Have you ever considered quantifying them? Here are some ideas on the subject.

Quick Scan: Sharpen Your Trading Skills video

Quick Scans: How to Start Your Own Commodities Trading Business

  • Rally In Your Eye

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On the penultimate day of bulllish seasonals, the market sends shorts scurrying for the exits.

  • Recovering Your Fortune

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seeing your trading account get destroyed is never fun. Here is some advice on rebuilding a portfolio.

  • Reduce Your Investment Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Were you caught in the Internet bubble or the collapse of Enron?

  • Reduce Your Risk Of Buying High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dollar cost averaging is one way to make sure you're not getting into the market at too high a price.

  • Reevaluate Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't let your emotions take over. Reevaluate your portfolio periodically -- before panic strikes!

  • Refining Your Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You spent a tremendous effort and energy devising trading strategies. Everthing was working fine unitl March, 2000 but then...

  • Reversing Your Losses by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reversing Your Losses by John Sweeney Last month, Settlement closed with some incomplete work: the profit and loss charts for trades added onto the underlying system that was developed in the months prior. To finish the subject of evaluating add-on trad

  • Reversing Your Natural Impulses

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To trade successfully, one has to fight against and reverse two deep seated instincts: fear and hope. You must fear that a loss will develop into a bigger loss and hope that a successful trade will generate larger profits.

  • RocketRSI - A Solid Propellant For Your Rocket Science Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't it be great to know that there's a strong chance a cyclic reversal will take place? How many indicators can identify this event? The RSI is a favorite indicator among technical analysts. Make it a tad bit more flexible and it may help you find t

  • Roll Your Own Futures Using Python

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you want to backtest a strategy for trading futures, you'll need historical data that has been back-adjusted to synthesize it into continuous contracts. Here's a way to do that yourself

  • Routing Your Orders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Changes in structure cause changes in order routing. And with growth and mergers taking place among exchanges, traders need to be aware of how to route their orders.

SIDEBAR: Evaluating Your Computer©s Data Capacity

  • SIDEBAR: Maximizing your Zen meditation experience

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MAXIMIZING YOUR ZEN MEDITATION EXPERIENCE Here are eight pointers to help you make the most of your meditation exercise.

  • SIDEBAR: Testing your macros

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Testing your macros The lines between the {Down} macros separate the processing. Each macro is a separate line and you rename each macro as '\x in order to test it separately. You can use other letters if you choose. I always use '\x for test macros in

  • SIDEBAR: Your Trading Performance - Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...YOUR TRADING PERFORMANCE - Technical Analysis, Inc. Koppel explains in The Intuitive Trader that trading performance is a direct reflection of how you, the trader, feel. When you feel good, therefore, you perform at high levels. Further, Koppel explains

  • Seeking Balance In Your Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ideally, the trading system you use should offer a reasonable balance between both long-side and short-side profitability.

  • Set Up Your Trades With The Swing Indicator by Teresa Lo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (46-56): Set Up Your Trades With The Swing Indicator by Teresa Lo Knowing when and where classic chart patterns tend to form is as important as identifying the patterns themselves. Here's how one trader uses a combination of indicators and simpl

  • Shake Uncle Sam Off Your Coffin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing through variable universal life insurance can help preserve returns for your beneficiaries and lessen Uncle Sam's tax bite on your estate.

  • Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Preserving capital in today's markets brings up questions you may not have considered.

  • Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It? by Omar Bassal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It? by Omar Bassal Preserving capital in today's markets brings up questions you may not have considered. What is the most important goal of investing? This question is not as simple as it seems; more o

  • Sidebar: Select your own comfort zone by Rene Koch, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: Select your own comfort zone by Rene Koch, Ph.D. SELECT YOUR COMFORT ZONE

  • Stocks & Commodities V. 26:1 (51) Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DOLLAR BOUNCE The US dollar has performed miserably against the euro in recent years. I think it's overdone, but I have heard that some analysts say the euro could move all the way up to 1.50. If so, I think the doll

Streamline Your Trading Routine by Dave Mabe

  • Surfing Your Position With Wave Stops by E. Labunsky and T. Hamilton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Surfing Your Position With Wave Stops by E. Labunsky and T. Hamilton When is a good time and place to exit a position? Whether inspired by Ralph Nelson Elliott's works or by just a casual observation of a price chart, you can't help but notice how pr

  • Swing Trading With Momentum On Your Side

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seeing a simple breakout may convince you to place a trade, but how do you know if a breakout is really a breakout? Here's one way you can jump into a trade and not get caught off-guard.

  • Take Charge Of Your Investing With Mutual Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing isn't as hard as you think. Check out these mutual funds.

  • Take Control Of Your Finances

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is versatile, and if you take the time to learn about it, it will work for you, no matter what your goals are.

Take Your Profits Or Let Them Ride?

  • Targeting Your Pattern by Massimiliano Scorpio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (58-63): Targeting Your Pattern by Massimiliano Scorpio Two-bar patterns: How to select, reorganize, and trade them. Previously, my articles were focused on finding your favorite configurations using EasyLanguage (EL). I st

  • Techniques To Reduce Your Trading Risk

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By using a number of different trading methods, as opposed to relying on just one, traders can effectively lower their risk.

  • The Devil's In Your Debit Card

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Plastic money is plastic money. Right? Nope, not even close. While credit cards might let you overspend your income, debit cards can let others clean out your entire bank account. Come and see.

  • The IRA After Your IRA: The Roth Conversion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you've ever wished the benefits of individual retirement accounts could continue after you've retired, then the Roth IRA may be for you!

  • The Search For Your Trading Style by Donald Pendergast

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Search For Your Trading Style by Donald Pendergast Here's a simple trading method you can apply if you trade with a longer-term outlook. I hope my recent article, "Crash Course For Novice Traders," caused you to reflect on the critical decisions

  • The Trend Is Your Friend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Like most Wall Street wisdom, these words are commonly spoken but rarely defined.

  • The Trend Is Your Friend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All trends aren't created equal. How do you know if a trend is truly your friend? Here are a couple of pointers that'll help you have a long and sustained relationship with the trend

  • The Trend Is Your Friend by Alexander Sabodin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Trend Is Your Friend by Alexander Sabodin In this, the first part of a price model series, we look at trends. The fundamentals of technical analysis have been discussed to great lengths in the past. This includes topics such as support, resistance

  • The Web World In Your Hands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bigger than a Palm but smaller than a laptop, web pads and tablets combine portability with multifunctionality to offer computer users the best of both worlds.

  • Top Three Indicators For Your 2016 Trades (And Beyond)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You'll have more confidence in the trades you place if you use the right combination of confirming indicators. Need a good set to get started with? Here are three you can use to help get your trading geared up for the new year

  • Trading Forex: Charting Your Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much forex trading by speculators is based on technical analysis. In this third part of an article series on trading forex, we'll look at what technical tools you should focus on.

  • Trading Forex: Planning Your Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the final part of this introductory series on forex trading, we look at some important aspects of trading strategies and how you can develop one. We'll also look at some sources of data and potential indicators to use in forex trading.

  • Trading In Your IRA by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (22-24): Trading In Your IRA by John Ehlers This concept lets you trade your IRA with performance that can beat the index dramatically. Trading in your individual retirement account (IRA) usually means selecting which mutua

Triggering Your Trading Signal by Benjamin L. Cotton

  • Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan Ever feel as though the locals on the floor of the exchange that you trade seem to know where you place your stop-loss orders? Professional traders know where stop-loss orders are, not because someon

  • Watch Your Tails

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Long upper candlestick tails and long lower candlestick tails should never be ignored because they are often telling you something about the likely future price behavior. Too often we look at a chart just to see if price is going up or down, but successf

  • What's Your 'Worst Case' Scenario?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is a strategy to make money from a 'blue chip' stock while the Dow is in a trading range.

  • What's Your Bias?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bias is a common hurdle facing all beginning traders. How will you conquer it?

  • What's in Your Portfolio? A Short Capital One Strangle, Of Course

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Raff MarketSpace Stock System has issued a bevy of new short signals in numerous S&P 500 stocks. Here's a glance at an interesting short setup in Capital One Financial shares, one that can be played a couple of different ways.

  • What's Your Trading Price? by Alexander Sabodin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What's Your Trading Price? by Alexander Sabodin The most important element of a trading system is managing risk. Here's how you can understand the risks of the forex market and other financial markets. Novice traders tend to think of trading as a uniqu

  • What's Your Trading Style? by Martha Stokes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What's Your Trading Style? by Martha Stokes Find out which trading style will work for you. There is considerable confusion among traders as to the difference between a strategy, a trading style, and a trading system. A trading style is not a strategy

  • Where To Focus Your Efforts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What type of analysis is likely to benefit the active trader? Which field of research is more suited for seeking market outperformance? Which is more tailored for those looking for consistent returns? Let's find out

  • Where to Put Your Stops by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Where to Put Your Stops by John Sweeney Stops protecting an initial entry position are like forward passes in football: Three things can happen to you and only one of them is good! 1)You can be taken out of a strong adverse move early (That's good). 2

Working Money: Adding ETFs To Your Portfolio by John Devcic

Working Money: Following The Money: ETFs And Your Portfolio by Jim Ulland

Working Money: Hazardous To Your Wealth by Mike Carr

Working Money: Managing Your 10-Bagger Portfolio

Working Money: Match Your Method To The Market by Steve Palmquist

  • Wrapping Your Brain Around Weekly Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you wanted to trade options but are hesitant to take the first step? Here's how one trader took action and made it happen

  • Wyckoff: Timing Your Commitments by Craig F. Schroeder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wyckoff: Timing Your Commitments by Craig F. Schroeder The Wyckoff method ends where it begins -- with the general market. Step 5 of the Wyckoff method, the final step and the topic of this month's discussion of the Wyckoff method, instructs the Wyckoff

  • YOUR LETTERS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. Is there something you would

  • YOUR LETTERS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine.

  • YOUR LETTERS - May 2001

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. Is there something you would

  • Your Crash Potential by Wolf von Ronik

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Your Crash Potential by Wolf von Ronik One of the fundamental realities of successful trading is the fact that the longer you can stay alive financially in the market, the greater your chance of monetary gain. The key to improving your chance of doing

  • Your Dividends May Be Costing You Money

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Waiting for a payout? Selling your shares? Either way, consider the money management behind the company you've invested in.

  • Your Intuition's Role In Trading Decisions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We've all been taught that sometimes you must trust your instincts, but should you let your portfolio be guided by your intuition? Find out what the intersection of behavioral finance and evolutionary psychology has to say about it

  • Your Last Best Hope For Sunnier Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is plenty to be anxious about in today's markets, but while others hope for sunnier days, you can become your last best hope right now by understanding these key principles.

  • Your Letters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Your Letters

  • Your Letters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. Is there something you would

  • Your Letters - July/August 2001

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. Is there something you would

  • Your Letters - June 2001

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The editors of Working Money, The Investors' Magazine, invite readers to submit their thoughts and opinions on subjects relating to investing and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. Is there something you would

  • Your Trading Brain Hack

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How often do you go through a mental checklist before placing a trade? Markets are chaotic and can overwhelm us, which in turn leads us to make hasty decisions. But if you wire your brain to think logically, it may make a difference in how you make your

  • Your Winnings And Retracement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Understanding retracements could save you the agony of closing out your positions too early. How often have you sold a stock only to see the prices bounce right back up? You have just been shaken out of the market.






S&C Subscription/Renewal




Request Information From Our Sponsors 

DEPARTMENTS: Advertising | Editorial | Circulation | Contact Us | BY PHONE: (206) 938-0570

PTSK — The Professional Traders' Starter Kit
Home — S&C Magazine | Working Money Magazine | Traders.com Advantage | Online Store | Traders’ Resource
Add a Product to Traders’ Resource | Message Boards | Subscribe/Renew | Free Trial Issue | Article Code | Search

Copyright © 1982–2021 Technical Analysis, Inc. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer & privacy statement.