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How To Slay Your Trading Monsters

How To Slay Your Trading Monsters

Monsters under the bed. In the closet. In your vegetables. Scary things were everywhere when we were little. As adults, “trading monsters” can get even...

How to Lose a Trade—A Trade Management Manifesto

How to Lose a Trade—A Trade Management Manifesto

If you’ve ever seen the hit TV Series House, M.D., you understand the basic plot of doctors trying to narrow down the correct diagnosis based on the symptoms...

Volatility Lessons: Getting Skewed and Liking It

Volatility Lessons: Getting Skewed and Liking It

Want to hear a riddle? What makes options smile, traders frown, flattens when it’s quiet, and steepens at expiration? Give up? Vol skew. Okay, maybe it’s not...

Brain, Meet Brawn: <br>How to Pick a Stock

Brain, Meet Brawn:
How to Pick a Stock

How do you find a good stock trade? I get that question from two types of traders. The first type is someone who’s just starting out, who’s learned a few...

Futures 4 Fun: What VIX Futures Say About Market Bottoms

Futures 4 Fun: What VIX Futures Say About Market Bottoms

Going out on a limb here, but you’ve probably heard two things about the CBOE VIX lately. One, it’s a “fear index” that gauges market sentiment. And two, that it’s broken.

Ask Trader Guy: Inflated Index Options? Not What You Think

Ask Trader Guy: Inflated Index Options? Not What You Think

Options on things that are cash-settled—like SPX, NDX, DJX, for example—don’t deliver stock at expiration, but still have a cost-to-carry component built into their...

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Cool Scripts: Bollinger Band-ing Volatility

Cool Scripts: Bollinger Band-ing Volatility

Volatility may not tell you which way is up, but it can point to possible trading signals. Let’s create a thinkScript that uses Bollinger Bands to simultaneously...

Ask The Suit: A little Q&A with Nicole Sherrod

Ask The Suit: A little Q&A with Nicole Sherrod

Yes! But the one I like the most is as hard to find as a perfect pair of strappy Louboutins in the back-bottom shelf at a Barney’s sample sale. It’s called Trade Flash...

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