TECH TALK

Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian

OptionPit.com

SPX and VIX Trading

Jim Cramer calls me his ‘VIX GUY’ because when he has VIX questions I have the answers.  It’s not that I am super smart or some sort of mathematician, it’s because I had the opportunity to trade at the firm that rolled out the product. 

Being in close proximity to the brains behind the index helped me learn the ins and outs of the product,  just like if I was a ball boy for a baseball team,  or a student manager for a basketball team.  This is why I can confidently say that understand the VIX is not that hard, and using it might be even easier than understanding it. 

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Bryan Perry

Bryan Perry

BryanPerryInvesting.com

An Options Strategy That Can Yield Consistent Week-Over-Week Results

One of the most successful option strategies that gets little to no press is that of selling naked puts on common stocks. All the attention is given to the massive call purchases on short-term, out-of-the-money contracts that offer the most potential exponential returns. But they also make for the most risky of all options trading strategies, and that is why 90% of those types of trades expire worthless. That’s not a typo.

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Mike Ryske

Mike Ryske

NetPicks.com

6 Key Market-Based Inputs for Options Trading

When most of us hear the phrase “indicator”, we usually think about technical indicators like Moving Averages (EMA and SMA), the Relative Strength Index (RSI), Stochastics, and the MACD (among others). And while these may be effective in helping to determine the direction a market is moving in - or where to enter and exit a trade – they are not always helpful when make decisions on placing an options trade. This requires more of an understanding of market based indicators, or as I like to call them, the 6 key inputs that drive the options pricing model.

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Kirt Christensen

Kirt Christensen

ETFTippingPoint.com

The Best Performing Indicators for ETFs

The ETFs market is a huge reflection of crowd psychology playing over two basic human emotions; greed and fear. Professional ETF traders understand this, and rather than relying on greed and fear, they keenly follow the mood of the market as informed by technical analysis and/or candlestick patterns.

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Rob Booker

Rob Booker

RobBooker.com

Four Methods I Use to Help Predict Market Turns

It's not easy to predict a market turn. But knowing how to do it is an important part of trading.

Being able to accurately predict a market turn can:

  • Create big trades, at the point where new trends start
  • Help you get out of trades that have gone bad
  • Make you look cool at cocktail parties (LOL)

In this article,  I'll show you my favorite ways to predict a market turn.

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Stephen Bigalow

Stephen Bigalow

StephenBigalow.com

Candlestick Patterns: Bullish Engulfing Signal

The bullish engulfing signal is important to learn since it is one of the major candlestick patterns. When the elements of this signal are broken down an investor can clearly understand what was going on in investor sentiment to cause a reversal. Four hundred years of observations from Japanese Rice traders has recognized this signal as a very high probability reversal signal.

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Staff Writer

Staff Writer

ChartExperts.com

Use this "J" Pattern to Catch Large Stock Bounces

Picture a bungee jumper diving off a bridge. He drops into a free-fall completely trusting the cord attached to him. As  he reaches the  bottom of his descent, the cord starts to stretch, until the elasticity reaches its peak. Then in an instant.  he get's propelled back up ward with high velocity.

Can This Simple Law of Physics Help You Uncover Huge Moves in Stocks? 

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Lawrence McMillan

Lawrence McMillan

McMillanAsset.com

Naked Put Writing: A Strategy for All Hours

The sale of a naked put is often a very attractive strategy that is conservative, can out-perform the market, can have a high-win rate, and can be analyzed and sometimes constructed in non-market hours. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the background on put writing, show a systematic way to select which puts are best to write, and finally explain how you can implement them into your trading arsenal “outside normal hours.”

 

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Roger Scott

Roger Scott

MarketGeeks.com

If I Had to Choose One Indicator, It Would Be This

I participated in a trading webinar this past weekend where I demonstrated a few strategies to about 1,000 traders. The question I got asked the most over and over by at least 20 participants was to provide my favorite indicator for trading technical analysis strategies.

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