The Short (Naked) Call

The Short (Naked) Call Shorting or selling a call is the opposite of buying a call. When you buy a call you typically expect or want the underlying to go up in price since you have purchased the right to buy the underlying at a specific price. When you short a call you are giving […]

The Long Put

The Long Put The Long Put is another of the most basic of options strategies you can use when trading options. It is easy to understand and you know your risk when you enter the position. Most people do however, forget about the effect of Delta on the position. When purchasing an option, I like […]

The Long Call

The Long Call The long call is one of the most basic option strategies you can use when trading options. It is relatively simple and easy to understand, however most people forget about the effect of Delta on the position. When purchasing an option, I like to have AT LEAST 30 days before expiration. Preferably, […]

Synthetic Short Stock

Synthetic Short Stock The only advantage of a synthetic short stock position over just shorting the stock itself is the margin requirements. It takes less margin to use a synthetic short stock position as compared to just shorting the stock. Another reason some people use a synthetic short is because mentally, they seem less scared […]

Synthetic Long Stock

Synthetic Long Stock As part of my ongoing option strategy education I wanted to discuss a Synthetic Long position. A synthetic long is very useful if you want to purchase a stock but do not have the capital to purchase it outright. RISK: Keep in mind you have the SAME risk to the down side […]

Swing Trading – The KISS System

Swing Trading for Dummies – The KISS System Yes, KISS stands for Keep it Simple Stupid. Trading should not be hard. Trading should not be overly complicated. With hundreds of indicators out there with thousands of combinations I wanted to give you a simple yet effective swing trading system that is easy to understand and […]

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