why bull markets suck

3 Reasons Why Bull Markets Suck!

Even though most people think there isn’t anything better than a raging bull market, bull markets have some disadvantages as well. At the time of writing this, we have had a strong bull market for almost a decade. Therefore, most people have gotten used to this bull market and its traits. Due to this, even relatively small 1% down-moves scare many investors because they just aren’t used to this anymore. Such an attitude can be Read more

complete entry and exit guide

Complete Entry and Exit Guide

Getting entries (and exits) right is one of the most important things when it comes to options trading or trading in general. Even with the best adjustment techniques, you won’t be able to make back what you lost from a bad entry. Therefore, your focus should lie on making the best possible entries. This can’t be said often enough. In the following article, I will walk you through everything you need to know about opening Read more

undefined vs defined risk option strategies

Undefined Vs. Defined Risk Option Strategies

When people hear of undefined vs defined risk option strategies most people just think of limited vs unlimited risk and nothing more. In this comparison, most people think a limited risk trade is an obvious choice. But actually, there are many more factors that should impact that decision. Sadly, most people don’t know these factors. In this article, I will break down all the differences between undefined and defined risk option strategies. To visualize the differences Read more

common stock trading mistakes

25 Of The Most Common Stock Trading Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

There are literally endless different stock trading mistakes. But those discussed in this article are some of the most common stock trading mistakes I know of.  Many, especially new traders sadly make these mistakes. If you are able to avoid most of these, you will definitely be on a better track than 80% of all traders. Even though this article is named ‘common stock trading mistakes’, it isn’t only applicable to stock trading but to other kinds of trading as well. These mistakes can also Read more

RISK MANAGEMENT BASICS

Risk Management Basic Course: Trading Risk Management Techniques

Successful trading is not possible without good risk management. Risk management is probably one of the most important things when it comes to trading. But sadly most traders fail  to do this correctly. This is the main factor that distinguishes the 90% of losing traders from the winning ones. No matter how good a strategy is, with wrong or no risk management it is doomed to fail. Basic risk management is very simple but can Read more

black swan event

Portfolio Protection with Options and Hedging Strategies using Options

When talking options most people first think of options as protection or hedges for other positions or even an entire portfolio. Options can be used in different ways to hedge/protect against black swan events like big market drops or crises. I will be presenting two possible hedge strategies and their effectiveness. The following best option hedging strategies are good to protect positions against black swan events (Market crashes) or just big moves down. Protective Put Option Read more