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The Option Trader Decoder Ring: Volatility & Other Trading Jargon

The Option Trader Decoder Ring: Volatility & Other Trading Jargon

Do a little research on F-stops or fly-tipping and you’ll see that everyone from lizard photographers to garbage men speak in code. The market isn’t any different ...

Banking On Boring: Trading Strategies for Sideways Markets

Banking On Boring: Trading Strategies for Sideways Markets

Forget up and down for a moment. There's a third direction—sideways—that can hog up more time in a stock's trend than the other two combined.

Money Walks, Options Talk: Analyzing Option Prices

Money Walks, Options Talk: Analyzing Option Prices

Option prices can speak louder about the state of a stock than most analysts. You just have to listen and understand what they're trying to say.

Special Focus: Vertical Spreads. Up, Down ... Who Cares?

Special Focus: Vertical Spreads. Up, Down ... Who Cares?

Buying calls and puts is great when the stars align. For the spread trader, anything is possible. And the vertical spread is all where it begins.

Ask Trader Guy: Market Advice On Fills, Futures And Spreads

Ask Trader Guy: Market Advice On Fills, Futures And Spreads

Our resident guru has a few thoughts on chasing fills, the secret of selling out-of-the-money options and sound trading advice for tweens.

Using MACD And Taking the Long View

Using MACD And Taking the Long View

Forget chart indicators for a moment, and look at the longer view. Multiple time frames can tell you as much about a trend as any old MACD.

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