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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Friday Q&A — January 13, 2023

Happy ‘Friday the 13th’, Evolvers! The markets were resilient this week as the bulls seemingly took control and the S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA: SPY) gained just shy of 4% in five days. Yesterday, the consumer price index (CPI) report (a key measure of inflation...

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The Work-Life Balance for Professional Traders

There are traders I know who suffer from one-track minds … they care about the market (and the market only). Spoiler alert: This isn’t the best way to go about trading! While it’s great to be passionate about trading, there’s a fine line between healthy studying and...

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The One “Switch” That Transformed My Trading Career

Every day, traders across the world ask themselves the same question… “How can I increase my profits while decreasing my risk?” The answer lies in one word … edge. As a trader, you must create a distinct edge — an aspect of your trading strategy so unique that it...

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The 2 Reversal Patterns I’m Looking For Right Now

Now that the first trading week of 2023 is in the books, I’m starting to grasp the types of setups that are working in the current market… But first, most of you know that I have a negative bias… I love to short high-flying momentum stocks by buying puts near the top....

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Friday Q&A — January 6, 2023

Happy Friday, Evolvers! We made it through the first trading week of 2023 — hopefully with some wins and without any major losses! Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) troubles continued this week as weak delivery numbers sent the stock down another 7%. The world’s most...

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Perfect Your Playbook

It’s impossible to ignore that the stock market has changed drastically over the past year. Anyone who traded 2022 the same way they traded 2021 got smoked.  And now, anyone who trades 2023 the same way they traded 2022 will likely face the same fate. This is due to...

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How to Start Trading Options the Right Way

I get a lot of questions from students about how to start trading options… No surprise there. The options market is complex with far more factors to consider than the stock market. This is why most people start trading stocks first before discovering options. I was no...

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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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