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Every Wednesday Tyler Craig, our resident technician, unleashes a new missive on an investing topic worthy of your attention. Tyler is a member of the Market Technicians Association and holds the Chartered Market Technician designation. He enjoys spinning tales, demystifying markets, and sharing fascinating observations from his trading adventures. Currently Tyler is a mentor for Rich Dad Education and teaches their Options 1 and Options 2 classes.

How I Traded the Election and Why I Care Not for News

Written on November 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

Volatility over the past 24 hours has been utterly insane. And I absolutely love it. I thought I’d share a few thoughts bouncing around my head today and illustrate how I traded this. First, henceforth and forever I will be using the 2016 election results and subsequent market reaction as the ultimate example that following the newsREAD MORE

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The Trump Trade

Written on November 3, 2016 at 7:21 am, by

Pre-election jitters are building and weak-kneed investors are abandoning ship left and right. The small- cap laden Russell 2000 Index is now 8% off its September high and the rest of the big benchmark are following in-kind. But do you know where risk is perceived to be the highest? Mexico. I’ll leave the search forREAD MORE

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Your Covered Call Questions … Answered!

Written on October 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm, by

Listen up you covered call lovers. Today I’m tackling some common questions on how to get the most out of your beloved buy-writes. And if you have any further queries get clickety-clacking in the comments section below, okay? How do I manage covered calls during earnings season? Ahhhh, earnings season. The quarterly ritual where theREAD MORE

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Adjustment Trading and the Salvation Syndrome

Written on October 19, 2016 at 7:14 am, by

One of the most common ways novice traders cut their teeth learning options is purchasing call and put options. While buying a directional call or put can provide large profits when right, they can be downright painful when wrong. It’s rare to find traders who can rake in consistent profits when buying options is the onlyREAD MORE

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Your Trading Enemy

Written on October 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm, by

  You’re an emotional creature. Admit it. It says so right on your little DNA strands. While such an endowment allows you to experience the spectrum of emotions that accompany life, it really throws a wrench into the magical machinery of investing. No matter your I.Q., aptitude, or past successes, once you hit the buyREAD MORE

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Got Profitable Puts? Here’s How to Manage

Written on October 6, 2016 at 7:26 am, by

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Lessons from the Twitter Buyout

Written on September 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm, by

The blue bird flies again! Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are soaring this week following reports from CNBC and Bloomberg that Mickey Mouse, Salesforce.com, and the Googster are expressing interest in acquiring the company. The embers of a stock recovery were already being stoked. Now we have a full on bullish bonfire in TWTR. At $23,READ MORE

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Covered Call Protection Paranoia

Written on September 15, 2016 at 7:31 am, by

This month’s dastardly volatility attack is shining a light on the protective aspect of covered call writing. In strong up months covered calls cap your profit thereby delivering underperformance and a healthy dose of regret. In down months they’re worth their weight in gold. The premium received spins some protective magic by offsetting the firstREAD MORE

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Stock Report Update

Written on September 7, 2016 at 8:32 am, by

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How to Trade with Stocks at All-Time Highs

Written on August 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm, by

Last week I addressed how to invest with stocks at all-time highs. The conversation focused on longer-term investors leery of putting new money to work with the market seemingly skirting the stratosphere. Today I want to pivot the discussion toward active traders. What adjustments need to be made to your trading strategies with a market perchedREAD MORE

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