If you would like to read Chapter One of my new book Buy The Fear, Sell The Greed – 7 Behavioral Quant Strategies for Traders please click here. Today is the last and potentially the most important lesson in our 10-part series. Today’s lesson is “The Importance of Execution”. There are so many aspects to… [Read More]
Connors Research Traders Journal (Volume 20): 10 Smart Ways To Improve Your Trading; Part 9 – Go Deep, Not Wide
If you would like to read Chapter One of my new book Buy The Fear, Sell The Greed – 7 Behavioral Quant Strategies for Traders please click here. This is Part 9 of our 10 Part Series on “Smarter Trading”. Today we’ll focus on the topic of “Go Deep, Not Wide”. Trading has so… [Read More]
Connors Research Traders Journal (Volume 7): Superior Trade Construction for Asymmetrical Gains
In this issue of the Connors Research Traders Journal we’re going to learn one way to construct a fixed-risk trade with the potential to bring you asymmetrical returns. Let’s assume you are highly confident that a stock (or any market) is going to have a large move to the upside. You’ve done all your work,… [Read More]
Yes, I’d Like to Attend the Free Webinar on Volatility Trading with Larry Connors on March 30, 2018
In response to the potential change in the market environment, I will be be holding a free trading strategy and research webinar on Friday, March 30 at 11 am ET. The webinar will run approximately one hour and we will be covering the following topics for you to learn from: 1. VIX and Volatility… [Read More]
Do You Trade With Moving Averages?
Recently, we completed research that shows moving averages can be used as part of a strategy to find short-term, mean reversion trading opportunities. This may be surprising to some traders because it might seem odd to use a trend-following indicator like MAs in a short-term, mean reversion strategy. This research was just published in our… [Read More]
Trading Realities, Trading Options: The Big Saturday Interview with Author and Options Trader Jeff Augen
“Find a way to gain and edge. find a way to do your own statistical analysis to find things that other do not know.” That’s the message of options trader Jeff Augen in his provocative new book, Trading Realities. Here why Jeff believes that options are the best way for traders to deal with the challenges of randomness and volatility in the 21st century.
Option Survival: Setting and Following Bailout Levels
Of all the dilemmas that option traders face, the question of when to take profits or cut losses is frequently at the top the list. Here, Michael C. Thomsett shows you how to best navigate options trading with specific goals and a bailout point in mind.
The Covered Call Ratio Write — the Portfolio Cash Cow
Here’s an explanation of how the ratio write works to help you determine whether or not the strategy is a good match for your options trading.
The Forward Roll: Avoiding Option Exercise Indefinitely
Before entering into any option strategy, especially for covered call positions, traders should understand the rules. Here Michael Thomsett explains the forward rolling strategy
The Mystery of Option “Extrinsic” Value
Once you understand what extrinsic value means in options trading, you will become better suited to manage risks more effectively. These tips by Michael Thomsett will help you to use extrinsic value to your advantage.