Options Trading Blog Articles

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Weekly Options Credit Spread Horror Story

Option Credit spreads are a very simple trade. You sell one option, buy another for protection and hope that your sold option is not in the money on expiration day. In other words you sell the 100 put and hope the stock stays above 100. Or sell the 150 Call and hope the stock stays…

Credit Suisse Suggests a Butterfly Option Trade

Butterfly Option Trade: The following is from a Barrons article by STEVEN M. SEARS Butterfly Option Trade on Sprint IF THE FEDERAL RESERVE can print money, so can you. All you need is a little cash, and a ton of nerve. Consider Sprint Nextel (ticker: S). The $4 stock is a dog; it has declined…

Stock Options Trading From Goldman Sachs

The following is from a Barrons article by STEVEN M. SEARS A STRADDLE FOR GE SHARES OF GENERAL ELECTRIC (ticker: GE) have been a disappointment for much of the 21st century. The stock has lost half of its value in the past five years, and it’s gone nowhere in the past three months. But there…

Index Trading and Investing VS ETFs

Index options trading Index trading: I often get asked by members which are better to trade, Indexes or ETFs. “Should I trade SPY or SPX, IWM or RUT, QQQQ or MNX?” The answer is, it depends. But I do have my preferences. Liquidity Both ETFs and Indexes are very liquid.  As I write this the At…