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Not Your Daddy's Diversification: Hedging Risk Like a Trader

Not Your Daddy's Diversification: Hedging Risk Like a Trader

Long-term investors have been told ad nauseam not to put all their eggs in one basket. But what about active traders? Same concept. Different animal.

Stepping up to Vertical Spreads, The Naked Option Alternative

Stepping up to Vertical Spreads, The Naked Option Alternative

Before buying or selling calls and puts, you may want to check the alternatives. The vertical spread is a simple solution to many of the problems naked options pose.

Weeklys: Trading Short-Term Options in the Red Zone

Weeklys: Trading Short-Term Options in the Red Zone

In football, make or break might be the final few yards. In trading, it could be options that expire in the final few days. Weekly options let you play in the red zone.

Backtesting Stinks (And Why You Should Do It)

Backtesting Stinks (And Why You Should Do It)

Your P/L largely depends on how you handle the market action during the trading day—using OnDemand from thinkorswim® tests your skills as the action happens.

Special Focus: Forex—Currency Trading For the Small Investor

Special Focus: Forex—Currency Trading For the Small Investor

Familiarity breeds comfort, and though a chart's a chart, there are some differences between trading currencies and equities you ought to know before diving in.

How SPX Settlement Prices Can Screw Up Your Options

How SPX Settlement Prices Can Screw Up Your Options

Ever wonder why your SPX options settle at a different price than what you anticipated? Now you’ll know—anything can happen overnight.

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Ask Trader Guy: Trading Resolutions and Dividends

Ask Trader Guy: Trading Resolutions and Dividends

Our resident guru answers your tough questions regarding New Year's trading resolutions, dividends and calls, and going green.

Forex 4 Fun: Finding Countertrends with Correlation

Forex 4 Fun: Finding Countertrends with Correlation

Looking for bears in a bull market? Try using correlation—happening frequently in forex markets—as a way to spot bearish opportunities.

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