Projecting Market Range for Options Strategies Using ODI

Chris Marczak - Chris Marczak discusses using the Option Deviation Index (ODI), along with other technical approaches as a means to project the likely ranges in options markets

Powerful Lesson of a Painful Trade

Josip Causic - In this two part article Josip Causic discusses a real life Options trade issue he was asked to advise on including the perception of the trader, broker advice and how he would advise on the best way to manage the trade.

Option Trading & Psychology

Josip Causic - There are two types of trading errors: Decision Making Error and Data Error. Some readers have indicated their desire to learn more about it. In this article, I will dive deeper into the topic of option trading and trading psychology.

Financing the Calendar

Harald Anderson - I have this STATEMENT posted on my computer as a reminder to myself that markets are very humbling mechanisms. The key question that we must continuously ask ourselves with regards to whatever trading strategy we enter into is, "What if I am right? And Wh

Bear Call Gone Bad

Josip Causic - In this article we go over three possible outcomes for a Bear Call spread at the expiry. Those scenarios involve the price of the underlying closing within the spread, above the sold call, and below the sold call.

Debit Spreads Vs Credit Spreads

Josip Causic - In this article we will examine a specific case of a debit and a credit spread in order to point out that there is virtually very little difference between the two.

Vertical Spreads

Stan Freifeld - A Vertical Spread is an options strategy in which options are bought and an equal number of options of the same type (Puts or Calls) are sold with different strike prices, but with the same expiration date.

The Trading Game Plan

Carley Garner - There are an unlimited number of ways to skin a cat and trading is no different. Despite your strategy, risk tolerance or trading capital, having a plan is one of the most important components of achieving success in these treacherous markets.

Don't Forget Your Shorts

Stan Freifeld - I've recently written about the popular strategies of Straddles and Strangles. For the most part, they were discussed from the long side. Obviously, there is another side to this story, and that is the short side, selling the Straddle or Strangle.

The Strangle - A Killer Trade

Stan Freifeld - Like the Straddle, the Strangle is a strategy to be used when we expect the stock to make a large move, but we're not sure in which direction the movement will take place.
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