3 Myths About Risk

Any trader wants to find ways to lower risk and increase reward. A risk free trade is probably a holy grail that some traders aspire to attain but there are myths about risk that you should be aware of. Don’t get trapped by these ‘myths’ about trading risk…

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Is a ‘Call’ Just a ‘Call’?

Trading options allows the options trader the ability to trade many different ways. If one traders says they know how to trade a “call”, it doesn’t mean that another trader will trade a call the same way.

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Exiting a Call in Visa

In this video we discuss the reasons why we entered and exited a call in Visa in the live trading room

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Trading a Possible Reversal in PRGO

Stocks don’t move up or down for ever. Even a stock that is trending up or down will have times when it retraces or changes direction.

PRGO is a stock that in my opinion looks like it could be traded either to the downside or to the upside.

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Trading Rules for a Successful Transition To Trade A New Market or Trade Set Up

When a trader is looking for more trades, it can feel like there are so many trades out there, but they are just out of reach. I have some specific rules that I follow when I'm adding a new trade set up or new stock to my watch list. Here is how to know where to begin to add a new trade set up to your existing trade choices:

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Trading in the Digital Age

With all of the technologies that have been created over the years, we have seen a drastic change in the way traders trade. Even though we still see representations of trading with people screaming with their hands waving at each other in a trading pit, or on a trading floor, todays trading is pretty well all done online.

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5 Telecom Stocks to Dial In

Due to the popularity of smart phones and other wireless devices, you might think that the telecom industry should be booming, the reality is that the telecom sector continues to underperform the broad markets. 2013 was a strong year for stocks with the S&P500 gaining close to 30%

The telecom sector did not perform as well, according to Morningstar the sector was up around 14%. So far this year the same trend continues, to date, the S&P500 is down 0.96%, and the telecom sector dipped even lower down 5.11%.

While investors may dismiss these markets as opportunities to buy the stock, trading option provides a much better quality approach.

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Two Options Trades To Play The Upside In Amazon

After the pop in Amazon shares earlier this year, the stock has aroused my interest, but I've been patiently waiting for an entry. Overall on the longer term charts, AMZN continues to hold its long-term uptrend. Price has increased since January 2015, moving from $300 to above $385. Price in my opinion is consolidating and I am looking for AMZN to break out of this consolidation range to the upside.

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Getting Action With Options As Alibaba Pulls Back

Whether you are paying attention to the news headlines, the CEO or the charts, all signals point to a buy for Alibaba. Since it went public in September at $68, BABA has skyrocketed. With the beginnings of a long trend emerging on the weekly chart, we are seeing an entry point for a trade in BABA using options.

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Options Play To Ride Facebook To New Highs

Since its May 2012 initial public offering, Facebook's shares have more than doubled from $38 to price above $76 on September 22, 2014.

The long trend higher in n Facebook continues to offer decent entry points. It pulled back to $74.58 last Monday and has rebounded more than 3.5% over the past six days.

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