Why do people trade in options and lose money ?

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Old Jun 6, 2012, 11:09am   #1
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Why do people trade in options and lose money ?

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Old Jun 6, 2012, 11:16am   #2
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Because they can't even spell.

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Old Jun 6, 2012, 11:21am   #3
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You've spolt it for me! I was going to tell Neil.
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 11:26am   #4
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You've spolt it for me! I was going to tell Neil.
Not that looser! His cat trades betterer than wot he does.
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 4:38pm   #5
 
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Not that looser! His cat trades betterer than wot he does.
Bah - missed it. The cat told me some guy on T2W was going on about trading with loose change (pennies I suppose?) but I only looked up this thread today and noticed the old blackberry bush had beat me to commenting upon it
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 4:55pm   #6
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I've just realised thanks to Neilís play on name that my avatar could be considered very easily within the categories of minimalist representation with perhaps a discreet homage to fauvistic lyrical interpretation of the sacred Blackberry bush, rather than the rather exquisite piece of Chinese contemporary art that it is. (The local takeaway has a new calendar this year so I guess I should change it really)
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 5:55pm   #7
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I've just realised thanks to Neilís play on name that my avatar could be considered very easily within the categories of minimalist representation with perhaps a discreet homage to fauvistic lyrical interpretation of the sacred Blackberry bush, rather than the rather exquisite piece of Chinese contemporary art that it is. (The local takeaway has a new calendar this year so I guess I should change it really)
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 6:27am   #8
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Why do people trade in options and loose money
well, option trading is like professional gambling to me. gambling is an addiction not unlike crack. no matter what you hear, this is the reality, we think we are smarter as option traders, so this is professional gambling for 'smart people'. there is always the next expiration cycle where you can make up any losses, thats the mentality. it takes a long time to turn the tables and along the way there are many bumps and bruises but experience is key if you manage to survive. thats my honest answer.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 6:37am   #9
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well, option trading is like professional gambling to me. gambling is an addiction not unlike crack. no matter what you hear, this is the reality, we think we are smarter as option traders, so this is professional gambling for 'smart people'. there is always the next expiration cycle where you can make up any losses, thats the mentality. it takes a long time to turn the tables and along the way there are many bumps and bruises but experience is key if you manage to survive. thats my honest answer.
May I be totally frank with you....

You have not a bloody clue.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 7:50am   #10
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May I be totally frank with you....

You have not a bloody clue.
did u want to expand on that useless comment? tell me where i'm wrong?
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 7:55am   #11
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well, option trading is like professional gambling to me. gambling is an addiction not unlike crack. no matter what you hear, this is the reality, we think we are smarter as option traders, so this is professional gambling for 'smart people'. there is always the next expiration cycle where you can make up any losses, thats the mentality. it takes a long time to turn the tables and along the way there are many bumps and bruises but experience is key if you manage to survive. thats my honest answer.
whats the problem here with professional Gamblers ?

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Old Jun 8, 2012, 8:02am   #12
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whats the problem here with professional Gamblers ?

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there is no problem with professional gambling. the op wanted to know why it is that most option traders lose. my answer is simply stating the obvious, this is what i call professional gambling. some get offended by that, but what does a trader do? place bets. simple as that.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 8:17am   #13
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there is no problem with professional gambling. the op wanted to know why it is that most option traders lose. my answer is simply stating the obvious, this is what i call professional gambling. some get offended by that, but what does a trader do? place bets. simple as that.
why stop at option Traders ?......most people lose in trading full stop...

like in Business and life ......most people are

ill-advised
ill-equipped
highly Gullable
under-educated
inexperienced (with no desire to improve)
under-resourced
lazy
easily distracted
looking for the easy option (pun)


...........to ever be truly successful in a field of true endeavor

the best traders here at T2W will not have achieved success in just Trading..... I can guarantee that .....

Winners win - whatever they chose to do

lets really get real here

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Old Jun 8, 2012, 8:25am   #14
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why stop at option Traders ?......most people lose in trading full stop...

like in Business and life ......most people are

ill-advised
ill-equipped
highly Gullable
under-educated
inexperienced (with no desire to improve)
under-resourced
lazy
easily distracted
looking for the easy option (pun)


...........to ever be truly successful in a field of true endeavor

the best traders here at T2W will not have achieved sucess in just trading I can bet you .....winners win - whatever they chose to do

lets really get real here

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yes, i agree with your post. i trade options but as you said, ofcourse, apply this to all trading vechicles.
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 8:31am   #15
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did u want to expand on that useless comment? tell me where i'm wrong?
What would be the point in expanding on uselessness?
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