Archive for February, 2010

  • Vertical spreads
    Posted by on February 27th, 2010 at 4:56 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits The options world is multidimensional and it offers countless ways to implement a trading idea. In this post, I look at debit […]

  • In-the-money options
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 10:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Options that are at least 10% in-the-money and have less than 4 weeks until expiration are usually offered for about 1% risk […]

  • ATM and OTM Options
    Posted by on February 20th, 2010 at 2:16 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits At-the-money and out-the-money options’ premiums in most cases have small to no intrinsic value embedded in them. Let take for example MSFT. The stock […]

  • Dr. Steenbarger on booking losses before they occur
    Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 1:51 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits There is a meaningful difference between trading to win and trading to not lose. The average person feels more psychological pain over […]

  • The importance of the first follower
    Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 9:58 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ

  • The danger of leverage
    Posted by on February 9th, 2010 at 11:22 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits In the United States and many other industrial countries, the recent financial crisis contributed to the longest and most severe economic contraction […]

  • Richard Love on Superperforming stocks
    Posted by on February 8th, 2010 at 8:45 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits First consideration in buying a stock is safety. Safety is derived more from the good timing of purchase and less from the […]

  • Mark Minervini on discipline
    Posted by on February 8th, 2010 at 7:56 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Other than selling stocks short, I don’t know of any long-side method that works that great in a bear market. Very few […]

  • The mystery of Chinese savings
    Posted by on February 8th, 2010 at 7:46 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits The world has been wondering for a while what stays behind the huge Chinese households’ savings rate, currently at 30% of the […]

  • Mark Minervini's trading wisdoms
    Posted by on February 6th, 2010 at 4:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Being wrong is acceptable, but staying wrong is totally unacceptable. Being wrong isn’t a choice, but staying wrong is. Understand that you […]