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    June 2, 2020

    How To Enter A Butterfly Order On ThinkOrSwim

    A butterfly spread is an options strategy combining bull and bear spreads, with a fixed risk and capped profit. These spreads, involving either four calls or four puts are intended as a market-neutral strategy and pay off the most if the underlying does not move prior to option expiration. Click the video below to see more detail. Grab a free day pass to […]

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    May 28, 2020

    Ever hear of a Stop Close Order? 

    Most traders know what a stop order is whether they use them or not. Ask your average trader about a “stop on close” and you may get some head-scratching. It’s not too difficult to understand. It’s a stop that is favored by swing traders where you don’t have a market/limit stop order placed at a […]

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    May 28, 2020

    What Is A Trailing Stop

    A trailing stop order sets the stop price at a fixed amount below the market price with an attached “trailing” amount. As the price of an option rises, the stop price rises by the trail amount, but if the option price falls, the stop-loss price doesn’t change, and a market order is submitted when the stop price is hit. Click the video below to see […]

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    October 10, 2019

    ZScaler Is Worth A Look

    This cloud-based security company that saw strong momentum to the upside during the 2nd and 3rd quarters gave back all of their gains during the 4th quarter. July 26th, 2019 ZS put in a 52 week high of 89.54. It then traded as low as 46.04 on 9/11/19, only to extend that down side range […]

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    October 3, 2019

    Believe In Yourself as a Trader 

    You may have heard that said many times throughout your life. If you have been trading for as long as I have, it can just go in one ear and right out the other. Let’s take a minute to analyze these encouraging words. Why? They help with self-confidence and self-confidence helps you to become a […]

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    October 1, 2019

    Too Much Makeup In ULTA

    After dropping more than 20% at the close of the market on 8/29/19 things didn’t look so good for the cosmetic company. Their report wasn’t all bad as listed below, although the market didn’t like it and the stock fell 40% off of its highs.  Adjusted earnings per share: $2.76, vs. $2.80 expected  Revenue: $1.67 […]

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    September 20, 2019

    Discipline Is Key To Being A Successful Trader

    Throughout my twelve year career as a trader I’ve learned a lot about the ever changing market and how to adapt my approach to it. One thing I’ve never changed is trailing my stop with the market once my first profit target is filled. This is a method that has nurtured my discipline and helped […]

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    November 6, 2018

    An Analysis Of Ali Baba

    Tough U.S sanctions targeting Iran’s critical energy sector have come into force, as well as fresh measures against the nation’s shipping and financial industries. Eight countries – including Turkey, Italy, India, Japan, and South Korea – will receive temporary six-month waivers allowing them to continue to import Iranian petroleum products as they move to end such […]

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