How Fortunes Are Made in Bear Markets

There’s an old saying among traders … “fortunes are made in bear markets.” But have you ever wondered how ‘sophisticated investors’ make money hand-over-fist during market crashes … while ordinary, everyday people lose their life savings?! Well, one of the main...

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Friday Q&A — September 30, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! I think everyone’s ready for this week to be over … it’s been a bumpy ride for the stock market. It was particularly difficult to gauge market direction this week. (Even for me, someone with over a decade of experience as a professional...

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Why (and How) I’m Preparing for a Potential Market Meltdown

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I think the overall market is headed lower this year. Let’s quickly recap a few of my concerns about the current state of the stock market: Some of the world’s most well-known companies are dumping market cap value like...

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Friday Q&A — September 23, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! Unsurprisingly, the markets are closing out the week in the red.  The S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) is down 2.2% today (and 4.3% for the week). It seems like the Fed’s 75-basis point interest rate hike isn’t going over so well with...

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Trade Breakdown: Taking Down TSLA’s Terrible Chart

After yesterday’s Fed decision to hike interest rates another 75 basis points, I planned to sit on the sidelines until a clear market trend emerged. But my game plan was interrupted when a five-star setup on Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) appeared right before my eyes. I...

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My Game Plan for Today’s Fed Decision

As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates another 75 basis points today. In the wake of this, I’m being incredibly cautious with my trading… Even for me, someone with more than a decade of experience as a professional trader, this is an incredibly risky...

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Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s Fed Meeting

Listen up, Evolvers! The next two days are very important for the markets. Here’s why… Today, the Federal Reserve begins a two-day monetary policy meeting, where it’ll decide how much further to hike interest rates in the wake of historic inflation.  Why is this so...

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Friday Q&A — September 16, 2022

Happy Friday, Evolvers! Unsurprisingly, the week is closing out red with the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) down another 1.6% at the time of this writing. It may sound like bad news, but that’s only true if you’re holding stocks long-term. For traders like me...

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Meet Mark:

Mark Croock is a former accountant who turned his small account into $3.19 Million in trading profits using options.

 

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