Friday Q&A — January 27, 2023

Happy Friday, Evolvers! Wow, what a difference a week makes! Last week, the markets were choppy and unpredictable, making it difficult to find actionable setups. But this week, the markets turned over a new leaf as every dip was bought and the S&P 500 ETF Trust...

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Keep it Simple

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by a particularly crazy trading day, it’s time to pay attention… You see, traders have a tendency to overcomplicate things… Sure, the stock market is complex … but you shouldn’t make it more confusing than it needs to be. If you aren’t...

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Solving the Mystery of Options Pricing

Have you ever bought an option, picked the right direction, and still lost money?! That’s the weird thing about trading options … Sometimes, you can be right on your trade thesis and lose money. But there’s an easy way to avoid this … you must understand how options...

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2 Key Lessons to Remember During This Unexpected Market Rally

Well, Evolvers … 2023 is off to a wild start! After last week’s choppy price action, the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) surged into the new week in style, with the index up as much as 1.6% on Monday. The bears seemed to disappear as tech stocks soared and the...

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4 Steps to Take in a Choppy Market

There’s been a lot of choppy price action in the markets recently… Just look at the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) 5-minute chart from last week … it looks like a rollercoaster!SPY 5-day 5-minute chart — courtesy of StocksToTrade.com During the first half of...

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Friday Q&A — January 20, 2023

Happy Friday, Evolvers! It was a choppy week in the stock market with the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) down nearly 1.5% in the past five trading days (at the time of writing). This followed two weeks of bullish price action that saw the SPY go from $378 to...

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Team Trading: How to Benefit from the Community Around You

For the most part, trading is a solitary activity. You sit by yourself in a room full of screens, waiting for that perfect opportunity to strike. Up to a certain point, trading on your own is a good thing as it forces you to learn valuable skills without relying on...

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It’s All About The Big Picture

I say it all the time during our webinars … you’ve gotta look at the big picture. As a trader, how you see the market is critical.  Your vision and foresight determine nearly everything about how you trade. But I still see a lot of day traders focusing on short...

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The Importance of Building Your Trading System

Anyone seeking long-term success in the market needs one thing above all else — a reliable trading system. Without a system, you’re throwing darts … hoping that trades work in your favor instead of knowing that they’re perfect for your particular set of goals. If this...

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ETF Extravaganza

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Evolvers! The market is closed, but that’s not an excuse to sit on the couch and eat potato chips all day! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… When the market is on holiday, you should be taking that time to study and prepare...

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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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