October 8, 2019

It’s All About Dollars At Risk

When trading options, position allocation is one of the keys to avoiding undue variance in your trading portfolio.  Watch this short video on how to assess your risk and allocate accordingly.
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about the author:

Mike Shorr

Since 1994, Michael has been an on-the-floor market maker, Vice-President of Interest Rate Derivatives for Knight Financial Products and Director of Education and Options Instructor at Trading Advantage. He makes the oftentimes complex world of options and trading accessible to the novice and advanced trader alike. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Finance from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He presently is Director, Trader Education at ProsperTradingAcademy.

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