Happy Birthday, Tim Sykes!

Today’s a very special day for Jews around the world. It’s the first night of Passover, which celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.  I’m in Israel with my family to celebrate. We’ll be eating latkes, matzah, and of course my favorite,...

The Small-Account Challenge Begins … AGAIN!

As many of you know, back in December I decided to embark on a personal challenge — trading a small account with only $10,000. Using my tried-and-true puts trading strategy, I turned that account into $100,000+ in just a few weeks! But since nailing that challenge,...

Top 5 Tips for Nailing Put Trades (Pt. II)

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I prefer to play puts way more than calls. This week, I’ve been trading puts on oil stocks like Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX).  You may be wondering … why am I so addicted to catching the downside of charts? There’s an old...

The Evolver’s Guide to Implied Volatility

I hear from a lot of people talking about how this market volatility is a ‘trader’s dream’ (and that experienced scalpers should be taking advantage of this rollercoaster market). So you may be wondering … If this is true, why haven’t I been trading more over the past...