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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.

Gold Tanks (and how I’m managing my SLV position)

Written on December 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm, by

Precious metals are reeling following yesterday’s rate hike. GLD, SLV, and a cohort of miners are down anywhere from 1% to 9%. It’s a day of celebration for bears and a day of mourning for bulls. While the size of today’s move may come as a shock to you, the direction shouldn’t. Remember, gold and crew haveREAD MORE

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The Santa Claus Rally

Written on December 14, 2016 at 8:14 am, by

Ho ho ho! I’m Santa, and I’m a friend to investors one and all. Matter of fact, I’m probably their best friend. My loyalty is unmatched. I deliver more gifts to stock holders than any other fictional, mythical figure. Kids – Go ask your parents to define fictional and mythical. Hint: it means Santa isREAD MORE

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How to Manage a Risk Reversal

Written on December 8, 2016 at 11:58 am, by

Want to know how I would have managed the bullish risk reversal trade on X from last weekend’s commodity report? Feast yer eyes on this: Your browser does not support the video tag.

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Trump – The Condor Killer

Written on November 28, 2016 at 9:12 am, by

Thanksgiving was bittersweet in the Craig clan. While feasting on one bird we were mourning the passage of another. Our beloved December Condor was laid to rest on Tuesday, felled with loving care by yours truly (and my trusty shotgun). Why the grisly death you ask? ‘Twas his erratic behavior following Trump’s successful White HouseREAD MORE

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Election Magic

Written on November 15, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

I stumbled upon some good fortune this week in my management of a bear call spread. And since this is the first time I think this particular outcome has ever happened, I find it incumbent upon me to record my adventure for posterity’s sake. I have to leave some gems for my grandkids to read-upREAD MORE

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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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