Long-term Equity Anticipation Securities options, otherwise known as LEAPS, have the same general characteristics as standard options. LEAPS are commonly known to have an expiration date longer than one year. Standard options have an expiration date less than one year. LEAPS and shorter term long option contracts require … [Read more...] about What are Leaps Options?
Put credit spreads, also called bull put spreads, are a very popular strategy used by many traders. The put credit spread is most often used when a trader expects a rise in the price of the underlying. It is constructed by selling a put option at a specific strike price, while at the same time purchasing an equal number of … [Read more...] about Four Steps to Adjusting Bull Put Spreads
Many traders use straddles and strangles in their options trading plan. Today's article will give a synopsis of the setup of each of these strategies, as well as outline some of the key distinctions between the two. What is a Straddle? A straddle is an options strategy composed of a long (or short) call, and a long (or short) … [Read more...] about Straddles and Strangles; Strategies for Significant Price Movement
UPDATE: I added four more brokers and a new section of what do you trade? You can update your survey responses here. It's time for a broker survey to see what brokers people are using. Give us your feedback at https://aeromir.com/brokersurvey The survey is also used to filter out time-sensitive information that we may receive … [Read more...] about Broker Survey
Brokerages have changed significantly over the past 20 years. Aspiring traders with small accounts now can participate with much smaller accounts than in the past. When first thinking about trading, most if not all traders start with stocks. However, the cost of buying shares to trade can quickly use all of the cash in a small … [Read more...] about Improvements for Traders with Small Accounts
Calls and Puts are exchange-traded option contracts that were originally designed to act as insurance mechanisms to protect financial positions. These options are contracts between a buyer and seller that give the buyer a right and the seller an obligation to buy or sell a security at a specific price (the strike price) on or before the … [Read more...] about What are Calls and Puts?
I wanted to let you know how ExperSignal is progressing. Dr. Daniel Lyons is a long-time friend and the creator of ExperCharts software, which I'll be using to generate signals for the ExperSignal trade alert service. Daniel has PhDs in Cosmology and Applied Mathematics. His hand print algorithms he created many years ago have been … [Read more...] about ExperSignal Update
Ophir Gottlieb, CEO of Capital Market Laboratories, is speaking next week about their TradeMachine. I looked at the TradeMachine several years ago while it was relatively new. In the past several years, it has matured into a very powerful back trading and alerting system. So powerful in fact that banks and hedge funds now use … [Read more...] about CMLViz TradeMachine Webinar Replay with Ophir Gottlieb
The Mini-POT trial has come to an end. Mini-POT subscriptions are now available! The POT trades in the last several weeks have performed really well. Here is the performance since June 25th. Mini-POT trade history from 25 June 2019 to 12 July 2019HYPOTHETICAL PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS … [Read more...] about Mini-POT is LIVE!
A diagonal spread may be a strategy you would like to implement into your trading arsenal. Today we will discuss how a diagonal spread is created. We will also reveal some of the advantages and disadvantages of a diagonal spread. A diagonal spread is a strategy which occurs when two options are bought or sold. These two options use … [Read more...] about The “In’s and Out’s” of a Diagonal Spread