What’s the “Double-Whammy” short put strategy? In this conclusion to Michael Thomsett’s series on good portfolio management, he explains an options trading strategy that will not only add cash to your account, but also help manage your portfolio.
Why is options trading still a well-kept secret? Michael Thomsett explains the background of the options market and why options provide tremendous flexibility for all types of traders, even the highly conservative.
In the handy dandy options traders’ tool belt of trades, one of the most versatile and widely used strategies is known as the calendar spread. Steve Papal shows traders how to add value to their portfolio through trading calendars.
Options strategies come in many shapes and forms, but they are all intended to do one thing: make money. Tom Busby gives his perspective on how and when to trade options.
A put option acts like an insurance policy for the buyer in much the same way your home insurance protects your home. Richard Miller takes a look at the strategy of buying a put option, as well as, its risks and benefits.
Most traders will agree that knowing when to exit a trade is the most difficult part of trading options. Here, TradingMarkets contributor Michael Shulman offers some guidelines to help you put together a sound exit strategy.
TradingMarkets contributor Jeff Augen concludes his discussion on implied volatility and offer some trading strategies for traders looking to take advantage of these high volatility levels.
Understanding volatility is a very critical part of options trading. In part 1 of this series, TradingMarkets contributor Jeff Augen gives option traders a lesson in implied volatility.
Covered call strategies are a favorite with option sellers. But in a volatility crush, this normally successful strategy can cause traders and investors to suffer losses for months in a row. Here’s how to navigate these waters successfully.
Traders are always looking for tools to help them predict how the market will move. Bryan Perry discusses the popular and widely followed moving average as a great tool to help traders profit in the long run.