3 Steps to Winning in a Losing Market

These days, it seems like the beginning of every trading week begins with tension and anxiety.  It’s doom and gloom on financial news networks all the time, painting a bleak picture for investors. Good thing we’re not investors — we’re traders. There’s an old saying...

3 Clutch Tips for Surviving the Bear Market

Have you ever traded a real bear market before?  Well, if you’re currently trading this market, then you have. You can cross that one off your bucket list… But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I think the overall market’s headed lower this year. I went into...

Breaking Down the Pros & Cons of Volatility

Well, Evolvers … The bear market continues… The S&P 500 was down almost 3% on Tuesday in a brutal sell-off.  Big picture — the benchmark index is down more than 8% in the past month.  But if you’re attempting to trade this chop, don’t get ahead of yourself.  This...

Market Makers: What They Do (and Why They Matter)

Have you ever wondered how the prices of options contracts are determined?  For anyone new to options trading, the pricing of contracts can be utterly dumbfounding… Option prices mostly track with the moves of the underlying stock — but there are a few big exceptions...