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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.

Environmental Hedging: See it for Yourself

Written on August 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm, by

Siza Tackle Traders!!!  Rob and I came crawling out of Italy and have made our way to Budapest, Hungary. This is by far one of the most amazing cities I’ve ever been to and by far one of the coolest cultures I’ve had the pleasure of mingling with. As for Italy, well… Florence was amazing and Venice was evenREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: The July that Was

Written on August 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm, by

Well someone hasn’t been minding the store. Here we are in mid-August and I’ve yet to do my monthly rumination. Just think what lessons I might have lost from July’s trading! As a reminder, these monthly retrospectives fall into four categories – the monthly theme, what I did right, what I did wrong, and myREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: Dollar Cost Averaging Do’s and Dont’s

Written on August 9, 2017 at 7:14 am, by

If you’ve been lulled to sleep by the summer doldrums then WAKE UP! Today’s topic was prompted by yet another query by Keren in the clubhouse. She’s batting two-for-two now when it comes to intelligent questions. I’ve reposted the question and my answer below. I have a question about the technique of scaling in. IREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: How to Hedge Iron Condors

Written on August 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm, by

Keren had a great question on hedging iron condors in the clubhouse so I’m dedicating today’s commentary to that. I’ll post it here in its entirety, then respond with a one-two combo of education and enlightenment. I have a question regarding the timing of adding a hedge. Module 6 (from Condors for Cash Flow) statesREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: Why I Take Partial Profits

Written on July 26, 2017 at 11:53 am, by

I had the ultimate pleasure of joining Coach D yesterday for the coaches show. We rocked an entertaining discussion on our recent trades. There were a few questions I wasn’t able to address due to 8 o’clock arriving to spoil the fun. So let’s take a look at the queries for today’s tale. Why doREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: The June that Was

Written on July 19, 2017 at 5:06 am, by

With the Condors for Cash Flow launch now settling down it’s time to return my monthly retrospectives. It’s already the middle of July and I’ve yet to give June its due. If you’re a newcomer to my home then welcome, friend! I’m the Technician and these are my Tales. Each month I look back atREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: Condors for Cash Flow is LIVE!

Written on July 12, 2017 at 7:59 am, by

In celebration of Monday’s launch of Condors for Cash Flow (if you missed it, be sure to check out the replay HERE), I wanted to focus on the mighty Condor strategy for today’s musings. Let me first mention I’m extremely excited about the monthly Mastermind Group meetings we have planned for those that have purchasedREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: The Biggest Hurdle to Cash Flowing Silver

Written on July 6, 2017 at 8:57 am, by

Oh silver, why must you misbehave so? The only upside to your downside is the inspiration provided for today’s musings. In honor of silver pathetic behavior, I think it’s a good time to flesh out how I feel about cash flow strategies on SLV. If you’re going to use cash flow strategies like naked putsREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: What I’m Looking at in the Market RIGHT NOW!

Written on June 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm, by

I elected to do a video for today’s post. Within I identify the market trends that interest me right now (retail, oil, small-caps). I also went through some practice examples of managing open option positions and reviewed my thought process for managing and making adjustments. Enjoy! Your browser does not support the video tag. BULLREAD MORE

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Tales of a Technician: How to Trade a Covered Put

Written on June 22, 2017 at 8:53 am, by

Cash flow seekers just love the covered call. And why shouldn’t they? It boasts a litany of advantages from cost basis reduction and probability of profit elevation to downside protection and income generation. Not to mention its ability to generate superior risk-adjusted returns over time. But what if the market turns bearish? While some starry-eyedREAD MORE

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