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3 Myths About Covered Calls Which Are Holding You Back

3 Myths About Covered Calls Which Are Holding You Back | Option Trading | Scoop.it
    No one seems to ever want to talk about covered calls. I mean, no one brags on social media about "Hey bro, check out how I made %12 on this stock over a long period of time!!!". The truth is, that it's a very powerful investment strategy which requires patience and discipline. If... http://optionboost.com/members/3-myths-covered-calls-holding-back%e2%80%a8/
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Market Wizards - Trader Interviews

Market Wizards - Trader Interviews | Option Trading | Scoop.it
Every once in a great while, a great book comes along which changes your perspective on your career. It's been said many times that if there were to be a  trading "bible", Jack Schwager's Market Wizards would be it. If you've never heard of the book, then you are doing yourself a disservice. If ... http://optionboost.com/members/market-wizards-trader-interviews/
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My Trading Toolbox

My Trading Toolbox | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I am an option trader - through and through. My bread-and-butter has always been trading options throughout my professional trading career. Within the last few years or so, I feel like my mind has started to open up to other strategies and thoughts about how and what to trade in the... http://optionboost.com/members/trading-toolbox/
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5 Steps to Surviving a Trading Slump

5 Steps to Surviving a Trading Slump | Option Trading | Scoop.it
We've all been there as traders; you lost your mojo, your groove, your zen-like state and can't seem to get it back. In my humble opinion, psychology is the most important aspect of trading and when your emotional state changes because you are watching every day go by with loss after loss, it... http://optionboost.com/members/5-steps-surviving-trading-slump/
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Constraining Chaos - Part Three

Constraining Chaos - Part Three | Option Trading | Scoop.it
In this article, we will be building off the information presented in my last two posts: Constraining Chaos - Part One and Constraining Chaos - Part Two. The main strategy for selling out-of-the-money options will be using strangles, straddles and naked options. I must warn you that these... http://optionboost.com/members/constraining-chaos-part-three/
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Constraining Chaos - Part One

Constraining Chaos - Part One | Option Trading | Scoop.it
cha·os - behavior so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions. Many events tied to organic and non-organic matter appear to be chaotic: Bees hovering around a hive, a handful of pebbles bouncing around on the face of an audio speaker, the flip ... http://optionboost.com/members/constraining-chaos-part-one/
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What I've learned trading in 2014

What I've learned trading in 2014 | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I feel a sense of satisfaction with every year that goes by. Every year brings on a different set of challenges as it relates to trading and this year I feel like I’ve learned a lot. Like any professional trader, I will take this knowledge into the new year with one more year’s... http://optionboost.com/members/what-ive-learned-trading-in-2014/
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3 ways to profit from selling puts

3 ways to profit from selling puts | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I often receive questions about how to properly sell puts, what the risks are, how much money can I make, etc. The truth of the matter is, selling puts is a very risky strategy if you don’t have a plan. The idea of acquiring stock through selling puts is not new. Many traders have utilized... http://optionboost.com/members/3-ways-to-profit-from-selling-puts/
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Fight Isolation! - in your portfolio

Fight Isolation! - in your portfolio | Option Trading | Scoop.it
As with any profession, there are a few good sources of information which change your entire outlook on your craft. The authors of these gems rarely receive the fame and fortune they deserve, rather they seem to be content with exploring and sharing their wealth of knowledge through painstaking... http://optionboost.com/members/fight-isolation-in-your-portfolio/
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Where do I find trades?

Where do I find trades? | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I read a lot. I mean, a lot more than I have in the past;  a lot more than I did in high school, or even college. I read from good sources, bad sources, reputable sources and from sources that could hardly even be considered “news”. Why do I bother with all of this? Well, because ... http://optionboost.com/members/where-do-i-find-trades/
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5 Limiting Beliefs Which Will Hurt Your Trading

5 Limiting Beliefs Which Will Hurt Your Trading | Option Trading | Scoop.it
The only thing limiting us in life is our belief that there are limits Turning 40 has an odd effect on some people. I would imagine that wisdom increases with age and with every year that passes you become more “enlightened” as to why you think/feel/act/react the way that you do.... http://optionboost.com/members/5-limiting-beliefs-which-will-hurt-your-trading/
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3 Myths About Covered Calls Which Are Holding You Back

3 Myths About Covered Calls Which Are Holding You Back | Option Trading | Scoop.it
No one seems to ever want to talk about covered calls. I mean, no one brags on social media about "Hey bro, check out how I made %12 on this stock over a long period of time!!!". The truth is, that it's a very powerful investment strategy which requires patience and discipline. If you'd like... http://optionboost.com/members/3-myths-covered-calls-holding-back%e2%80%a8/
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Trading Scared and How To Avoid It

Trading Scared and How To Avoid It | Option Trading | Scoop.it
So what exactly does it mean to be "trading scared"? Well, allow me to begin with an example: This morning I was looking at buying a washout on a stock ($ANGI, to be exact). I've had some good success with buying morning washouts on volatile stocks lately and decided that this was a good... http://optionboost.com/members/trading-scared-avoid/
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Stock Lockup Expirations

Stock Lockup Expirations | Option Trading | Scoop.it
As traders, we're always looking for that edge - that one thing that we can exploit that will hopefully pay our bills until it stops working. This morning, I read a lot of chatter on Twitter about the expiration of the lockup on $GPRO.  For those of you who are unclear about what a lockup ... http://optionboost.com/members/stock-lockup-expirations/
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Top 10 Option Trading Websites

Top 10 Option Trading Websites | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I'm often asked about what sites I consider valuable to my trading, or who has the best scanner, free option statistic data, etc. I've compiled this list on my favorites. I hope you find it helpful. 1. Barchart Options Center - I've always like this site for overall market data; it's well... http://optionboost.com/members/top-10-option-trading-websites/
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nice tips i like to add some more

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Constraining Chaos - Part Two

Constraining Chaos - Part Two | Option Trading | Scoop.it
In my first article, Constraining Chaos - Part One, I discussed how seemingly random events can be classified in terms of "regular" occurrences and "irregular" occurrences. In other words, there are events which have a high probability of happening and there are events that are not likely to... http://optionboost.com/members/constraining-chaos-part-two/
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Covered Calls Option Strategy

Covered Calls Option Strategy | Option Trading | Scoop.it
Covered Calls??? ....uggghhhh... I can already see the disappointed faces of traders wanting a more exciting strategy - "Can't you show me something where I make a lot of money really fast??". Truth of the matter is, covered calls have always been the place where newer option traders start their... http://optionboost.com/members/covered-calls-option-strategy/
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Why should you trade options?

Why should you trade options? | Option Trading | Scoop.it
Here’s a question I get a lot, along with all its other permutations: “What’s so good about options?” , “Why not just trade stock?”, etc. There are a myriad of reasons why I like to trade options, but let me tackle just a few of the main reasons for the... http://optionboost.com/members/why-should-you-trade-options/
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MailBag - Covered Puts, option strategy

MailBag - Covered Puts, option strategy | Option Trading | Scoop.it
I recently received this question from one of my members. I think that there are some valuable lessons here on Options Assignment, Selling Premium and Margin. Here is the question: Hello Derek, I have a question about trading short covered Puts. I must have the concept totally wrong. I own a lot... http://optionboost.com/members/mailbag-covered-puts-option-strategy/
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CMG - The Flying Burrito Continues

CMG - The Flying Burrito Continues | Option Trading | Scoop.it
Man alive, Chipotle is at it again! Not only does it soar over 80 points post earnings, but it looks like it’s continuing the push higher – piggybacking off the latest IPO of $LOCO, the El Pollo Loco restaurant. Honestly, I’m not really writing this post to discuss the... http://optionboost.com/members/cmg-the-flying-burrito-continues/
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Today's Horrific Housing Report Was All About One US Region

Today's Horrific Housing Report Was All About One US Region | Option Trading | Scoop.it
All in the South.
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It's worth noting that the rest of the regions in the US housing numbers were actually UP.

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The Small, Quick Winning Trade

The Small, Quick Winning Trade | Option Trading | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice setup for quick winners in Option Trading, by identifying over-extended price action.

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