Category Archives: Options trading

Easy Stock/Option Combination Strategies for any Investor

Sometimes holding a portfolio of stocks that you buy and sell just isn’t enough. Whether you’re looking for risk management, higher returns, or just something to add a little excitement to your investment activity, options are a great addition to your investment strategy. By combining your stock portfolio with a few choice option trades, you … Read More

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Easy Stock/Option Combination Strategies for any Investor

Sometimes holding a portfolio of stocks that you buy and sell just isn’t enough. Whether you’re looking for risk management, higher returns, or just something to add a little excitement to your investment activity, options are a great addition to your investment strategy. By combining your stock portfolio with a few choice option trades, you … Read More

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How To Short Stocks Without Taking On Undue Risk

There’s a common saying on Wall Street: “Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.” In other words, you can make money in the market whether it’s going up or down but getting too greedy could erase any profits you had up until that point. It sounds good, but many investors get stuck … Read More

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How to Profit from a Stock that Does Nothing with Options

There’s a popular saying on Wall Street: bulls make money, bears make money and pigs get slaughtered. Regardless of where you think a stock is going, you can make money – just as long as you aren’t greedy. But what about those stocks that really don’t move at all? Conservative investors might suggest that investing in … Read More

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Covered Calls and Spreads: A Closer Look At How To Use Options

Once you’re confident trading stocks, you may want branch out into options trading. Adding options to your investment strategy can add depth to your portfolio, boost gains and reduce risk. You may already know how puts and calls work. Now you need to figure out how to use them effectively to take advantage of all … Read More

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What are Options in Stock Trading?

Several nights ago I was grocery shopping. After gathering everything I needed from my list I started approaching the front of the store so I could check out and pay for my groceries. Arriving at the front of the store there were two cashiers and lines available to be checked out from that were seemingly … Read More

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What is a Derivative?

If you are brand new to stock trading and have only just started skimming through the headlines of financial news sources, or even if you are a seasoned investor who has been investing your own money for most of your life, there is a concept that has been appearing with greater frequency in the news … Read More

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