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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…

Investing in Options: Seller Makes $455,000 in 9 Days

This article is from cnbc.com.  http://www.cnbc.com/id/39418129 Not only does the article tell the story of how the option trader did it, but also gives you the trade he is in right NOW. One thing I want to point out is that this trade had very little risk for this trader. Why? Because it seems that…

GLD Calendar Option Spread Update 9/29/10

GLD Calendar Option Spread Here’s an update on GLD calendar option spread. Ok so GLD has continued to drift higher. It hit the upside breakeven of the calendar today and then pulled back a few cents. Time to add the adjustment. I added the 128 Oct/Nov Calendar in the same amount of contracts as the…

Autotrade Options With OptionsXpress

Good news! Autotrade Options With OptionsXpress! OptionGenius.com has just reached an autotrade agreement with the broker OptionsXpress. We are already autotrading with eoption.com but adding a second broker to the mix gives members more options (Pun intended). Many of you probably already have accounts at OptionsXpress. I’ve written about options autotrading before but in case…

Iron Condor Option Trading Course Part Four

Part Four: Iron Condor Trading Strategy There are as many iron condor trading strategies as there are iron condor traders. Everyone has their own preferences and style. To create your own iron condor strategy you have to first choose the underlying. You don’t really need an iron condor screener or software program to find suitable…

Iron Condor Spread Mini Course Part Three

Part Three: The Risk of the Iron Condor Spread and How to Mitigate it. So far we have talked about how the iron condor has great probability of success and can generate a decent return month after month. In this section we are going to talk about what happens when things go wrong. Most traders…

Iron Condor Option Trading Mini Course Part Two

Part Two: Philosophy of the Iron Condor Incase you missed Part One: http://optiongenius.com/blog/iron-condor-option-trading-mini-course/ Stocks move up and they move down. Very rarely do they move in only one direction for an extended period of time. Since most of the time, stocks trade in a range, why don’t we make money from the range, instead of…

Iron Condor Spread Option Trading Mini Course

Iron Condor Option Trading In this multi-part mini course, I plan on explaining the major facets of the Iron Condor Option Trade. First I will go over the iron condor spread basics of the trade, the philosophy, the risk, putting the trade on, and possible adjustments Part 1: Iron Condor Spread Basics The iron condor…

Get Your Stock Option Trading Questions Answered

Greetings fellow option trader! Do you have any questions I can answer for you? I was wondering if you had any questions about options, option trading, or other related topics that you have not been able to find answers to either on my site or anywhere else. If you do, great! I am ready to…