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    June 8, 2020

    How to Calculate Profit and Loss for a Broken Wing Butterfly

    When a new trader hears the term “broken wing butterfly” it tends to send shivers down his or her spine.  The term sounds really complicated.   It does not have to be.  If you break down the components of a bwf, you will see that it is simply buying one vertical spread and selling a narrower […]

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    May 11, 2020

    Other Contingency Orders On ThinkOrSwim

    One of the things you will hear me harp over and over again is to mitigate and manage risk. What if you are trading in the room but have to run off to a meeting? I cannot promise that this is fail-proof, but there is a solution. You can place a limit entry order and […]

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    May 7, 2020

    I am an Options Day Trader!!! Now What???

    The biggest indicator for the success of a trader in all of my years of training clerks, junior traders, senior traders, and my current students is this.  Their inability or unwillingness to realize a loss and to manage their risk responsibly.  Here is a very straightforward lesson on how to do that.  The rest is […]

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    May 6, 2020

    The Important Concept of Expected Value

    Many traders look at their win to loss rate when evaluating their trading.  This is an important concept, if you are right way more than you are wrong, you probably are not going to enjoy much success.  But, many are missing one part of the puzzle, expected value.  Not only IF you are right or […]

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    April 13, 2020

    The Important Concept of Expected Value

    Many traders look at their win to loss rate when evaluating their trading.  This is an important concept, if you are right way more than you are wrong, you probably are not going to enjoy much success.  But, many are missing one part of the puzzle, expected value.  Not only IF you are right or […]

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    March 19, 2020

    The Important Concept of Expected Value

    Many traders look at their win to loss rate when evaluating their trading.  This is an important concept, if you are right way more than you are wrong, you probably are not going to enjoy much success.  But, many are missing one part of the puzzle, expected value.  Not only IF you are right or […]

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    March 19, 2020

    How to Calculate Profit and Loss for a Broken Wing Butterfly

    When a new trader hears the term “broken wing butterfly” it tends to send shivers down his or her spine.  The term sounds really complicated.   It does not have to be.  If you break down the components of a bwf, you will see that it is simply buying one vertical spread and selling a narrower […]

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    March 4, 2020

    You May Have Heard About Pin Risk. What Is It?

    Pin risk occurs when the market price of the underlier of an option contract at the time of the contract’s expiration is close to the option’s strike price. In this situation, the underlier is said to have pinned. Click the video below to see me break down this important topic. Grab a free day pass […]

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    January 12, 2020

    The Important Concept of Expected Value

    Many traders look at their win to loss rate when evaluating their trading.  This is an important concept, if you are right way more than you are wrong, you probably are not going to enjoy much success.  But, many are missing one part of the puzzle, expected value.  Not only IF you are right or […]

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    January 7, 2020

    How to Calculate Profit and Loss for a Broken Wing Butterfly

    When a new trader hears the term “broken wing butterfly” it tends to send shivers down his or her spine.  The term sounds really complicated.   It does not have to be.  If you break down the components of a bwf, you will see that it is simply buying one vertical spread and selling a narrower […]

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